Steelers Sign Free Agent Tackle, OL Depth An Issue

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On Saturday the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they have signed offensive tackle Brandon Walton to their practice squad. Walton played both left and right tackle in college at Florida Atlantic University, the same school that produced Steelers rookie cornerback James Pierre, an undrafted free agent who made the team’s 53-man roster out of training camp.

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Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll to set record on Sunday

Sportsnaut

Sunday night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will set a record for having the two head coaches with the highest combined age ever in an NFL game.

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Bruce Arians not too concerned about Leonard Fournette’s role

Larry Brown Sports

Leonard Fournette did not have much of a role in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season opener against the New Orleans Saints. Coach Bruce Arians isn’t making any promises that will change going forward.

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Bill Murray Makes College GameDay Picks From Porch Swing With Questionable Internet Connection

The Big Lead

Bill Murray was this week's College GameDay guest picker. He called in from his home while on his porch swing, clearly having the best time out of everyone on set as he relaxes with a bucket hat donned.

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FSU head coach Mike Norvell tests positive for COVID-19

Clutch Points

There was a slew of college football games canceled or postponed this week due to concerns of COVID-19. While Florida State had a bye week this week, head coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19, per ESPN’s Andrea Adelson.

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Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney giving up over $1 million in scheduled compensation

USA Today

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed to forgo $1.25 million in scheduled compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on the university and its athletics department, according to an agreement obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Friday.

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MVP bodyguard: How Ravens’ Ronnie Stanley found his drive at a drive-thru

ESPN

Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley isn’t more motivated to shove defensive linemen to the ground because all the players selected before him in his draft class landed mega-deals. He isn’t going to protect Lamar Jackson any better on Sunday because he is on the same field as the league's highest-paid player at his position.

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Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford pens powerful essay on why he won’t ‘stick to football’

Detroit Free Press

Matthew Stafford penned a powerful essay for The Players' Tribune website Friday in which he detailed racist behavior he experienced while with some of his teammates this spring and urged everyone to continue fighting against racial injustice.

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Steelers owner weighs in on Alejandro Villanueva, Maurkice Pouncey decal situation

Larry Brown Sports

There has been some disagreement among Pittsburgh Steelers players over which name to display on their helmets during games, and team owner Art Rooney II shared some of his thoughts on the situation in a statement this week.

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Clemson’s Dabo Swinney giving up over $1 million in scheduled compensation as pandemic strains school finances

USA Today

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has agreed forgo $1.25 million in scheduled compensation due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on the university and its athletics department, according to an agreement obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Friday.

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Justin Fields wants a special perk if Ohio State wins national title

Larry Brown Sports

Now that the team will be playing this fall, the Ohio State Buckeyes are one of a handful of teams that could win the national title. Justin Fields wants more than just a ring if they can pull it off.

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Colorado football team goes on 100-player hike; ops director ticketed

ESPN

Colorado director of football operations Bryan McGinnis has been issued a ticket for a 100-player hike on a Colorado mountain trail, Boulder officials told the Boulder Daily Camera on Friday.

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Jets CEO Christopher Johnson calls Adam Gase a ‘brilliant offensive mind’

New York Daily News

Christopher Johnson is in too deep to reverse course with his head coach.

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Michael Vick Working with Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to Aid Voting

Bleacher Report

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick is partnering with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition in an effort to restore voting rights for people who were previously convicted of felonies in the state of Florida. 

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What’s next for the NFL after getting through Week 1? Fans at games, other looming concerns

ESPN

There really can be no debate: The NFL has aced its initial efforts to practice and play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since training camp practices began in mid-August, only seven players have produced positive test results. There have been no team outbreaks, and the only scare was caused by a contaminated private lab in New Jersey.

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Baylor-Houston game postponed

The Score

Saturday's game between Baylor and Houston has been postponed, a source told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.

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Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern game postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

USA Today

Florida Atlantic announced Friday its season-opening football game at Georgia Southern scheduled for Saturday was postponed.

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After opting out, Rashod Bateman wants to play for Gophers

Bring Me The News

Rashod Bateman is reportedly reconsidering his decision to opt out of the college football season, with Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel reporting that the All-Big Ten wide receiver wants to play for the Gophers. 

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Truth is, NFL thriving while players take action on social injustice

USA Today

Let’s save ourselves some headaches for the next two months and dispense with the nonsense.

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Bill Belichick Explains How Jamal Adams Has Elevated Seahawks’ Defense

NESN

The Seattle Seahawks added a star this offseason, and it came in All-Pro safety Jamal Adams.

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John Harbaugh: Deshaun Watson holds the ball longer than any NFL QB

Pro Football Talk

Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will be a unique challenge on Sunday because of how long he holds onto the football.

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Ohio State’s Shaun Wade opts back in after Big Ten announces return

The Score

Big Ten football is back, and so is one of Ohio State's premier players.

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Deion Sanders to become college football head coach at Jackson State?

Sportsnaut

Deion Sanders could be on the verge of returning to football, this time as a head coach, with the NFL and College Football Hall of Famer reportedly closing in on a deal to make the transition into college coaching.

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Los Angeles health department: No added USC, UCLA restrictions

ESPN

The Pac-12 cleared another hurdle toward returning to play Thursday, as the Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed it will continue not to have any restrictions beyond what's mandated by the state of California as relates to the USC and UCLA football teams.

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Sean McVay: Piped-in crowd noise ‘irritating’

Yardbarker

The piped-in NFL crowd noise was not terribly intrusive on TV, but Sean McVay felt a little different at the stadium. 

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