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Sweat against Washington persuading players to get vaccine

Jun. 09, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Washington pass rusher Montez Sweat said Wednesday he doesn't support the team's attempt to persuade players to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Sweat said he “probably won’t get vaccinated until I got more facts and that type of stuff, but I’m not a fan of it at...

Today in History

Jun. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 5, the 156th day of 2021. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1967, war erupted in the Middle East as Israel, anticipating a possible attack...

NFL expects full stadiums this season, remains cautious

May. 26, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league expects full stadiums this season and players and staff are being encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “One of the things we’ve obviously learned over the last year is not to make projections too far out,”...

NFL schedules get off to strong starts with Week 1 twinbills

May. 13, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

An additional week of regular-season games will benefit NFL fans right from the start. In order to keep an equal number of doubleheaders between CBS and Fox, the league has decided to make Week 1 a doubleheader for both networks, which is also what they do on the final...

Brady-Prescott kicks off NFL season plus a return to London

May. 12, 2021 21:41 PM EDT

The NFL is returning to London in October and Tom Brady begins his pursuit of an eighth Super Bowl title against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys when Tampa Bay hosts the league’s annual kickoff game on Sept. 9. The first game in London since the coronavirus pandemic...

Analysis: After draft, some obstacles ahead for NFL in 2021

May. 03, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

With a successful in-person draft in Cleveland behind it, the NFL inexorably moves on. What's ahead might not go so smoothly as the selection process did on the shore of Lake Erie. For one, the league and the players' union likely will be hassling...

The Latest: Broncos end 3rd round with Ohio State's Browning

Apr. 30, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

The latest on the second and third rounds of the NFL draft on Friday night. (all times EDT): ___ 11:55 p.m. The Denver Broncos wrapped up the second day of the NFL draft by using a compensatory pick to take Ohio State linebacker...

Betting millions on QBs who can turn clubs around on a dime

Apr. 30, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

Last season wasn’t just the strangest in the 100 years of pro football, it was also the highest-scoring by almost any measure — average score, total points and especially passing touchdowns. And because the NFL is a copycat league, you didn’t have to be a general...

Browns select Northwestern CB Greg Newsome in first round

Apr. 30, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Confidence was one of the many attributes the Browns admired most when they met with Greg Newsome II. He lacks none. Zero. Even after Newsome was the fourth cornerback taken in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night, the...

NFL draft: No suspense as 3 QBs dominate early picks

Apr. 30, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

The themes for the 2021 NFL draft were many, starting with the quarterbacks. Then, of course, was an actual live draft with players and fans on hand. And there was Alabama dominating the selections the way it overpowered college football, carrying its...