La’el Collins’s agent is “extremely disappointed” with league’s handling of his suspension

Pro Football Talk

The NFL and the Cowboys have announced that Cowboys tackle La'el Collins has been suspended five games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Collins’s agent, Peter Schaffer, insists that the appeal process isn’t final and should not have been disclosed.

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NFL Suspends Cowboys RT La’el Collins

Pro Football Rumors

A day after he returned for his first game since the 2019 season, La’el Collins will be sidelined for a while. The NFL handed the longtime Cowboys right tackle a five-game suspension Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets.

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Vikings’ Kris Boyd Claps Back at Ja’Marr Chase: ‘Cocaine’s a Hell of a Drug’

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Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase has been anything but shy approaching his NFL debut.

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TJ Watt overruled his agents with contract decision

Larry Brown Sports

TJ Watt overruled his agents when it came to his contract extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a report.

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New Evidence Emerges Linking Bears to Matthew Stafford Trade

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Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy was in Cabo San Lucas when former Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was traded to the Los Angeles Rams. Why does that matter at all? Because that’s where Stafford, Rams head coach Sean McVay and other NFL coaches who were interested in Stafford’s services at the time, including San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, were at the time the trade went down.

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Steelers, T.J. Watt agree to deal

Pro Football Talk

Just three days before the start of the season, the Steelers and pass rusher T.J. Watt have finally agreed to a new contract.

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Davante Adams: ‘No chance’ of deal with Packers before opener

The Score

With the start of the regular season looming, the Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Davante Adams aren't any closer to agreeing on an extension.

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5 NFL rookies facing the most pressure during 2021 season

Larry Brown Sports

There is not a single draft pick who doesn’t face enormous pressure as a rookie, but there’s no denying that some are more scrutinized than others.

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New Orleans mayor gives expected date for Saints return

CBS Sports

The New Orleans Saints will have a "home game" against the Green Bay Packers this coming Sunday, but they won't be anywhere near Bourbon Street. Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the team is unable to play their Week 1 game at Caesars Superdome and are now slated to begin their 2021 season at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. While this isn't the most ideal way to begin the regular season for the Saints, their absence from New Orleans doesn't appear like it will be much longer. 

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Ravens signing Le’Veon Bell to fill out depleted RB depth chart

Bleacher Report

Le'Veon Bell's prime may be in the rearview mirror, but he reached his first Super Bowl during the 2020 campaign and has now reportedly earned a new contract.

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Bradley Chubb ‘Detained’ by Police After Court Issues Warrant for Arrest

SI

The Denver Broncos are officially in game week with a trip to take on the New York Giants the one-and-only focus. That is until news broke of Bradley Chubb's legal problems. 

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One key factor could ‘sink’ Steelers-TJ Watt extension talks

Clutch Points

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ own tradition could doom them in their attempts to keep TJ Watt.

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Duane Brown, Quandre Diggs return to Seahawks practice, ending hold-ins

Pro Football Talk

Left tackle Duane Brown returned to practice Monday, ending his hold-in. Brown did not participate in on-field team work since the start of training camp in July.

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New Las Vegas Raiders LB K.J. Wright says he’s been ‘angry’ all offseason, tough leaving Seattle Seahawks

ESPN

K.J. Wright, after 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and two days with the Las Vegas Raiders, was asked Monday if he still had the same hunger and desire he did when he first entered the NFL.

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Eagles Tease ‘Big Role’ for DeVonta Smith in Opener

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Philadelphia Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith was feeling confident after Monday’s team meeting with head coach Nick Sirianni. The two chatted about the regular-season opener and how to attack it. No one knows what to expect from the new-look offense. And Smith wasn’t set to spill the beans.

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49ers bolster secondary with Josh Norman

The Score

The San Francisco 49ers are adding another veteran to their secondary.

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Best Bet for Each NFL Division Winner in 2021

Bleacher Report

Winning a division in this era of the expanded postseason field and a 17-game season may not be as important as it once was, but it's still the surefire way for a team to punch its ticket to the playoffs.

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Tony Romo Names Rebuilt Eagles ‘Surprise Team’

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The doomsday preppers have already built a bomb shelter for the 2021 Philadelphia Eagles. They are in rebuild mode and not expected to sniff the playoffs, right? Not exactly, according to one former NFC East rival quarterback.

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Mac Jones Was Teaching Cam Newton The Patriots Playbook

Total Pro Sports

This might help explain exactly why Mac Jones was named the New England Patriots starting quarterback…

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Cowboys, Washington Out On Cam Newton

Pro Football Rumors

Cam Newton being cut for a second straight year may produce another lengthy free agency stay. Neither the Cowboys nor Washington appear to be interested in adding the former MVP.

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The biggest threat to the Bills atop the AFC East in 2021

Clutch Points

The Buffalo Bills are coming off a 13-3 season in which they won the AFC East and made the AFC Championship Game. They had a great year, showing that they are built to compete for a Super Bowl. Their roster is centered around star quarterback Josh Allen, who signed a 6-year $258 million extension. They are a great all-around team that should be a contender for years to come.

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Vikings Engaged in Trade Talks for Eagles Tight End Dallas Goedert

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Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. figured to play a significant role in the team’s offense this year. He was penned as a breakout candidate in his first year as the team’s true TE1.

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Peyton Manning on Rumors of Being NFL Commissioner: ‘No Interest Whatsoever’

Bleacher Report

Peyton Manning is regarded as one of the smartest players in NFL history, but the legendary quarterback has no desire to move into the commissioner's chair. 

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Highest-Paid NFL Players 2021: Two Star Quarterbacks Post Records On And Off The Field

Forbes.com

Dak Prescott entered the off-season with no active contract and a broken ankle that had ended his 2020 season in Week 5. But the star quarterback had enough leverage remaining after two years of intense negotiations that he managed to come to a four-year, $160 million agreement with the Dallas Cowboys in March, with $126 million guaranteed. That included an upfront payment of $66 million—the largest signing bonus in NFL history.

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Could Deshaun Watson force a trade by telling the Texans he’s ready to play?

Pro Football Talk

One of the best things about the two-hour cruise of the NFL that happens every morning on PFT Live is that the unrehearsed, loosely outlined conversation often results in Simms or me thinking of something that hadn’t previously occurred to us.

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