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12:44 AM ET EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Kelvin Benjamin was released Wednesday by the New York Giants and didn’t appreciate how it all went down for everybody to see. He was especially critical of coach Joe Judge, who he thought was doing everything to “kind of sabotage the situation.” Benjamin explained his side of the
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1:14 AM ET GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals pass-rusher J.J. Watt was put on the physically unable to perform list Wednesday after experiencing soreness in his hamstring after Tuesday’s conditioning test that kicked off his first training camp. The injury kept Watt out of Wednesday’s practice, the Cardinals’ first of camp, and he said he
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10:37 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball IRVINE, Calif. — He certainly did not appear the role during his first training camp practice with the Los Angeles Rams, but after the workout, quarterback Matthew
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9:02 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. – A Jamal Adams extension has been more a matter of “when” than “if” for the Seattle Seahawks and their Pro Bowl strong safety. That time could be soon. Or as coach Pete Carroll put it Wednesday, very soon. “The conversations have been ongoing for some time and
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9:22 PM ET The Green Bay Packers have officially brought back Randall Cobb, with the team announcing a trade with the Houston Texans for its longtime receiver Wednesday night. Green Bay said they sent Houston an undisclosed draft pick in return. A source told ESPN that the Packers only had to give up a sixth-round
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7:44 PM ET METAIRIE, La. — Sean Payton expressed frustration Wednesday night over the fact that New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas did not have ankle surgery until June, though he declined to elaborate on why the procedure was delayed. Thomas, who was plagued by the injury throughout last season, is expected to miss time
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6:29 PM ET RICHMOND, Va. — If the Cleveland Indians endure any issues with their name change, there’s one team that could benefit: the Washington Football Team. Washington’s president, Jason Wright, said he will monitor any roadblocks Cleveland encounters with its new name, the Guardians, in the hopes of learning lessons and what to avoid
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2:11 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley, who has openly opposed the NFL’s policy on COVID-19 vaccinations, attempted to clarify his stance Wednesday, saying his gripe with the league is over the differing standards for vaccinated and unvaccinated players. “I’m not anti- or pro-vax — I’m pro-choice,” Beasley
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4:06 PM ET OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott left Wednesday’s practice early with soreness in his right throwing arm and is getting it examined. A team spokesperson said Prescott felt the soreness early in practice and “did not want to push it,” but he was not concerned about it. The further examination
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2:15 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers admitted Wednesday he considered retirement, detailed his offseason-long standoff with the Green Bay Packers and still isn’t sure what — if anything — will change. But he’s back for a 17th season and while there was plenty to parse from his 32-minute news conference following Wednesday’s
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11:11 AM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — How do the Green Bay Packers know that Aaron Rodgers is all-in for the 2021 NFL season, especially after the offseason drama created by his unhappiness with the organization? “He’s here,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said Wednesday, shortly before the team’s first practice of training camp. “I
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11:13 AM ET San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance signed his rookie contract Wednesday, leaving New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson as the last unsigned first-round selection from the 2021 draft. Lance, the No. 3 overall pick, signed his fully guaranteed four-year, $34.1 million contract with the 49ers and is set to practice for the
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10:32 AM ET WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts have signed right tackle Braden Smith to a four-year, $72.4 million contract extension, with $42 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. “We want to take care of our players,” general manager Chris Ballard said earlier this week. Smith, a second-round pick in 2018, spent
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9:17 AM ET Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is not practicing Wednesday because of issues related to COVID-19, sources told ESPN’s Jamison Hensley and Adam Schefter. The NFL flagged Jackson’s latest COVID-19 tests and is still trying to process and evaluate the results, sources told Hensley and Schefter. The Ravens also are seeking clarity regarding
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