NFL x HBCU Open House begins August 30

Courtesy of NFL PR/Communications The NFL Football Operations department will host the 2nd Annual NFL + HBCU Open House on Monday, August 30, 2021. The annual event was designed to bring together stakeholders across the Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and football landscapes to discuss the portfolio of existing NFL initiatives, areas of opportunity, and to further strengthen relationships.  Participants will hear from various speakers from NFL leadership and personnel from departments in football strategy, development, data and analytics, talent acquisition, experienceship program and more. In addition to the Open House, the department…

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Breaking: Aaron Rodgers and Packers close to deal

From Rob Goldberg of B\R Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are reportedly close to an agreement that could see the veteran quarterback play his final season with the franchise. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the Packers “are offering concession” to ensure Rodgers’ return for the 2021 season but added it “would help set up” the quarterback’s “departure from Green Bay after this season.” Earlier Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Rodgers had “indicated to people close to him” that he planned to return to the Packers and play this season.…

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Deshaun Watson wins court battle to reveal names of accusers

From Charles Robinson of yahoo sports  HOUSTON — In a decision that is expected to impact nearly all 22 of the civil lawsuit cases against Deshaun Watson, a judge ruled that the Houston Texans quarterback has the legal right to know the name of one of the Jane Doe plaintiffs who is accusing him of sexual assault. U.S. District Court Judge Dedra Davis ruled in favor of Watson’s attorney Rusty Hardin during an emergency hearing Friday requesting that a Jane Doe plaintiff must re-file her civil suit against the quarterback…

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49ers make deal with Dolphins to acquire 2021 no.3 overall pick

The San Francisco 49ers have made the first splash of the NFL draft season with a move to the acquire the Miami Dolphins’ third overall pick. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, San Francisco is sending two 2021 picks, which includes their no.12 overall selection and the 102 pick , as well as first round picks in 2022 and 2023.

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Vincent Jackson former NFL receiver dead at 38

from ESPN: Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday in a Florida hotel room, according to The Hillsborough County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. The body of the 38-year-old Jackson was found at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET on Monday at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, Florida. Police said there were no apparent signs of trauma, and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said it has opened an investigation. According to hotel staff, Jackson, who is a South Tampa…

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Chiefs lost battle up front and that torpedoed repeat bid

From Nick Shook at nfl.com: It’s said often, and once again proved to be true on the greatest stage, football is won and lost in the trenches. Tampa Bay dominated up front on both sides of the ball in Super Bowl LV, turning what promised to be an entertaining game into a lopsided affair and a 31-9 Buccaneers win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bucs capitalized on the absence of the Chiefs’ starting tackles, pressuring Patrick Mahomes on plenty of his dropbacks Sunday night and shutting down Kansas City’s famously explosive…

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Brady and Buccaneers take down Mahomes and Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, 31-9

From Scott Polacek of B/R: He did it. Again. Tom Brady is a Super Bowl champion for the seventh time in his illustrious career, only this time as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He and the defense helped lead the Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium to win their second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs couldn’t even score a touchdown against the stout Buccaneers defense, meaning they were unable to become the the first team…

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Tampa Bay claims Super Bowl XIV 31-9 over Kansas City

From Jenna Laine of ESPN: TAMPA, Fla. — Eleven months ago, it was inconceivable that quarterback Tom Bradywould choose, of all teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to continue his football journey. Equally implausible was this partnership — forged in an offseason ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, with little time to connect with new teammates or master a new playbook — would yield Brady’s seventh Lombardi trophy and 10th Super Bowl. At the age of 43. On his home turf at Raymond James Stadium. But Sunday night, playing for the first hometown crowd in…

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Sports media has so little to say about Chad Wheeler

It has been over a week since news broke of Chad Wheeler using his girlfriend’s face as a punching bag . Allegedly the former reserve offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks beat up his girlfriend for now bowing to him. If you are not that familiar with that the case you, are not alone and that was no accident because the media, and particularly the sports media, has had very little to say about the incident. People like Michelle Beadle, Jamele Hill, and Jenny Taft, to name a few ,…

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Phillip Rivers retires after 17-year career

from nfl.com: Philip Rivers is packing up the kids and riding off into the sunset. After 17 NFL seasons, Rivers told Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune that he’s retiring. “It’s just time,” Rivers told Acee. “It’s just right.” The 39-year-old just completed his only season in Indianapolis. As with most aging QBs, it was an up-and-down season as he got acclimated to his new club after 16 years with the Chargers in both San Diego and Los Angeles. Even yet, in the Colts’ playoff loss to the Buffalo Bills, the veteran…

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