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7:05 PM ET Brady HendersonESPN Pro Bowl quarterback Geno Smith told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday that contract talks with the Seattle Seahawks are underway and the prospects of the two sides reaching a deal are “looking very good.” Smith, 32, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. “We’ve had talks and
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7:45 PM ET ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos formally announced Sean Payton as the team’s newest head coach Friday. Payton formally signed what sources told ESPN was a five-year contract Friday, but Payton has essentially been on the job since Wednesday, including interviewing prospective assistant coaches for his staff. In a statement Friday afternoon
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5:19 PM ET The Raiders have granted Derek Carr permission to speak with teams that have already agreed to the compensation Las Vegas is looking for in a potential trade for the quarterback, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday. It’s the same arrangement the Houston Texans had with quarterback Deshaun Watson last offseason. Editor’s
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5:25 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Former Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Scott Turner is joining the Las Vegas Raiders‘ staff, likely helping to oversee the passing game. “I’m just happy to be a part of the staff and it’s obviously coach [Josh] McDaniels’ deal, and I’m just going to be ready to contribute
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1:12 PM ET The NFL acknowledged Friday that concussions rose significantly during the 2022 regular season, a sobering outcome that aligned with a season-long public conversation about head injuries. According to data released by the league, there were 149 concussions suffered over 271 games this season. That’s an 18% jump from 2021 (126) and 14%
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2:35 PM ET CINCINNATI — A misdemeanor menacing charge against Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was dismissed Friday. The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office requested that the aggravated menacing charge against Mixon be dismissed, according to a filing issued Friday afternoon. “We need additional investigation before we would move forward with this case,” a prosecutor
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1:33 PM ET Veteran coach Todd Grantham, who was one of the top candidates for Alabama’s defensive coordinator job and interviewed with Nick Saban, has instead decided to return to the NFL as a defensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints, sources told ESPN on Friday. Grantham, who previously coached in the NFL for 11
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11:18 AM ET Associated Press Inspired by the lifesaving medical attention Damar Hamlin received on the field during a game last month, the NFL and the American Heart Association will provide free CPR education in Arizona throughout Super Bowl week as part of the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center. Hamlin, the 24-year-old Buffalo
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6:00 AM ET JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The frustration over the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ divisional round playoff loss will linger, but there’s a sense of optimism over where the franchise is headed. That has happened before — the 2017 season that ended in the AFC Championship Game — but this time feels different. Maybe it’s because the
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9:54 PM ET Stephen HolderESPN HENDERSON, Nevada — Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, during what was likely his final appearance at the Raiders’ practice facility, said he has no intention of extending the Feb. 15 trigger date on his contract to give the team additional time to resolve his situation. Speaking during the Pro
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7:58 PM ET DJ Bien-AimeESPN HOUSTON — Former Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans said Thursday that the opportunity to be the new head coach of the franchise he played for is his “dream job.” “It’s a dream job because we can win here,” Ryans said on Thursday afternoon with former Texans teammates in attendance. “And we’re
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7:20 PM ET CINCINNATI — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon on a complaint of misdemeanor aggravated menacing, according to court records. The complaint was filed Thursday in Ohio’s Hamilton County. The Bengals said they are aware of the charges against Mixon. “The club is investigating
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3:15 PM ET KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thirty-five years after Doug Williams became the first Black quarterback to start in the Super Bowl, this season’s NFL championship game will have two Black starting quarterbacks for the first time. Super Bowl LVII will feature Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jalen Hurts of the
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