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

Heavy

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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Brian Kelly Tries Desperately To Explain Comments On Wanting His Notre Dame Team ‘Executed’ After Win

Total Pro Sports

When asked about those comments, Kelly said he was just channeling former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach John McKay, who made those remarks in the team’s inaugural 1976 season. When asked about the team’s execution, McKay replied, “I’m in favor of it.”

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly makes awful joke to ‘execute’ his players, backfires spectacularly

Clutch Points

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is in hot water after his John McKay-inspired joke fell flat and failed to generate some good, old chuckle. Instead, what his “joke” got were criticisms about the awkward and inappropriate nature of his statements.

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Missouri Teen Football Star Crushed To Death In Horrific Elevator Accident

Total Pro Sports

A Missouri family is mourning the loss of their 18-year-old son, who tragically passed away on Wednesday in an elevaqtor accident.

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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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UConn is searching for a new coach. Who are the likely candidates?

The Athletic

After Connecticut’s second ugly loss in two weeks — this weekend’s to FCS Holy Cross — Randy Edsall announced that he will be retiring at the end of this season. The Huskies football program, which definitely had some strong moments under Edsall in his first run in Storrs, has been abysmal of late and further marginalized in conference realignment. Just how viable this football program is going forward is a tricky question.

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UConn coach Randy Edsall announces retirement following 2021 college football season

CBS Sports

UConn coach Randy Edsall will retire following the 2021 season. The school announced his decision Sunday.

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ETSU had pick-six taken off board due to ridiculous taunting penalty

Larry Brown Sports

Eastern Tennessee State dominated Vanderbilt on Saturday night, and Commodores quarterback Ken Seals could have had an even rougher night if he didn’t catch a huge break from the officials.

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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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Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt rips targeting rules following ejection of Penn State’s Ellis Brooks

Sporting News

Joel Klatt sounded like he was having a great time calling Saturday's game between Penn State and Wisconsin alongside Gus Johnson, but there was one play late in the Big Ten battle that had the Fox Sports analyst fuming.

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Miami Hurricanes suspend backups Jaylan Knighton, Larry Hodges

ESPN

The Miami Hurricanes on Saturday have suspended two more players for team rules violations, including backup running back Jaylan Knighton.

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South Carolina grad assistant coach Zeb Noland goes from sideline to starting QB

USA Today

In the annals of offseason quarterback competitions, the starting job has been wrestled away by upstarts, underdogs and walk-ons — but a former player turned into a coach and then back into a player is a new one.

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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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Oklahoma Sooners QB Spencer Rattler unanimous favorite for Heisman Trophy

Sportsnaut

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler is the universal favorite to win the 2021 Heisman Trophy based on season-opening odds at regulated sportsbooks.

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A Requiem for Big 12 Football

The Ringer

In the fall of 1996, I enrolled at the University of Texas for two reasons. The first was a Longhorns backfield that featured Ricky Williams. The second was the Big 12, a brand-new conference that started play that season. One of those things bent the arc of college football. The other was the Big 12.

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Nebraska Football Unveils Special 9/11 Uniforms

The Sports Daily

The Nebraska football team will honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by wearing camouflage jerseys at home against the University of Buffalo on September 11th, 2021.

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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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Ranking the 8 Best NFL Free Agents Still on the Market Entering September

Bleacher Report

The 2021 NFL season is nearly here. The preseason has ended, and teams had to trim rosters to 53 players by Tuesday.

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