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Giants name Hannah Burnett as team’s first full-time female scout

[ad_1] The Giants hired Hannah Burnett as their Midlands scout. She is the first full-time female in a scouting position in the franchise's 95-year history.Burnett, 25, was an events operations intern at the Buffalo Bills' training camp in 2017, did a four-month stint as a player personnel assistant in the NFL office and was hired by the Atlanta Falcons in November 2018 where she worked as a liaison between players,
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Is this Sam Darnold’s last chance? A progress report on the Jets QB and what to expect in 2020

[ad_1] This week, I checked in with progress reports for quarterbacks from the 2018 NFL draft. Five quarterbacks were drafted in the first round that year, and I took detailed looks at Lamar Jackson (Tuesday), Josh Allen (Wednesday), Baker Mayfield (Thursday) and Sam Darnold (Friday). Sorry, Josh Rosen; I'll get to you another time.If you were crafting a quarterback prospect from scratch, you would likely end up with something close
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NFL camps likely to have fewer players

[ad_1] In an effort to control the spread of coronavirus, NFL teams are likely to bring fewer than the regular 90 players they ordinarily bring to training camp whenever it begins, per league sources.One source said he believed it's likely that teams will go to camp with 80-man rosters, and another source said it's "definitely not 90." A third league source said he has "heard lots of discussion about 75
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Current New York guidelines would prohibit fans from attending pro sports events

[ad_1] 2:31 PM ETMarcel Louis-JacquesESPN The State of New York released guidelines for professional sports competition Wednesday that contained several mandatory and recommended practices for physical distancing, hygiene and workplace activity -- including the prohibition of fans at games or outside the venue.The six-page guideline included dozens of mandates for professional sports teams in the state as it enters Phase 4 of its reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Under current
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Cam Newton says his contract with Patriots is about respect, not money

[ad_1] Quarterback Cam Newton explained his viewpoint on the modest one-year contract he has agreed to with the New England Patriots, writing on Instagram, "This is not about money for me, it's about respect."Newton, who has made more than $100 million during his 10-year career, is guaranteed just $550,000 as part of his one-year contract with the Patriots, according to a source. His base salary is $1.05 million, which is
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For July Fourth, NFL linemen and their barbecue hobbies come in handy

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETKelly CohenESPN Whether it's a barbecue sandwich smothered in so much sauce you don't know where the bun begins and ends, corn-on-the-cob or the simple hot dog, there is something special about Fourth of July food.No one knows this better than a few former NFL players.Just ask George Foster, who has been at cookouts with friends and family grilling and marinating since he can remember. We're talking
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Bengals spent big on defense, but is there a cornerstone player? – Cincinnati Bengals Blog

[ad_1] The Cincinnati Bengals took one look at their defensive roster this offseason and knew something drastic needed to happen.Cincinnati, a traditionally frugal franchise in free agency, committed $95 million to two free agents, former Texans defensive tackle D.J. Reader and ex-Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes. That was part of the spring overhaul that included upgrades at every level of a defense that was tied for the NFL's worst defensive yards
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Colts counting on second-rounders to boost second-rate offense – Indianapolis Colts Blog

[ad_1] INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts made it no secret about their intentions before the draft: Become more explosive on offense.The Colts didn't have a first-round pick but had two in the second round. Receiver Michael Pittman Jr. and running back Jonathan Taylor were selected with the expectation that they will have an opportunity to immediately contribute to an offense that sputtered along for more than half of last season.•
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Big nickel? Strong safety? Marquise Blair’s fit on Seahawks’ defense – Seattle Seahawks Blog

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETBrady HendersonESPN By this point of a normal offseason, NFL teams have a head start on determining their biggest personnel questions and position battles thanks to 13 full-squad practices, plus three more for rookies. But with the coronavirus pandemic limiting offseason programs to virtual meetings, the absence of on-field work means the Seattle Seahawks go into the summer no closer to sorting out several unknowns.These include two
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What went wrong for Baker Mayfield, and can he be fixed? A progress report on the Browns QB

[ad_1] This week, I'm going to check in with progress reports for quarterbacks from the 2018 NFL draft. Five quarterbacks were drafted in the first round that year, and I'll take detailed looks at Lamar Jackson (Tuesday), Josh Allen (Wednesday), Baker Mayfield (Thursday) and Sam Darnold (Friday). Sorry, Josh Rosen; I'll get to you another time.You could argue that no player and team came into the 2019 season with more