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Packers optimistic but wary for fans at Lambeau

[ad_1] The Green Bay Packers are optimistic they will have fans at Lambeau Field this season, but they note that seating capacity would be cut significantly and spectators must wear face coverings.The NFL club also acknowledges the "possibility that Lambeau Field will be unable to host fans for games this season" because of the pandemic. Training camps across the league are to begin in mid-July.Reduced seating capacity means the Packers
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Redskins to undergo ‘thorough’ review of nickname

[ad_1] The Washington Redskins on Friday issued a statement that they will "undergo a thorough review of the team's name" amid renewed pressure."In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team's name. This review formalizes the initial discussions the team has been having with the league in recent weeks."... We believe
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‘Something’s got to change’ – How the Vikings are pushing for social justice

[ad_1] Anthony Harris wrestled with the consequences of what he wanted to do versus the potential outcome.The Minnesota Vikings' safety was on his way to the grocery store one evening in early June when he noticed a police car driving through his neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, his offseason home. He thought about pulling over and putting on his flashers to get the officer's attention.Harris wanted to talk. Human to human
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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 players could be fined for breaking coronavirus-related protocols, source says

[ad_1] If the NFL is able to conduct a 2020 season, players will participate under a number of coronavirus-related restriction on the field and off. That could mean playing in specially designed face masks and potential fines for off-field activities that lead to the spread of the virus.The NFLPA conducted a two-hour conference call Thursday with team player reps and NFLPA medical director Thom Mayer, and the call centered on
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Stadium sponsor FedEx asks Redskins to change nickname

[ad_1] FedEx, which has naming rights to the stadium in which the Washington Redskins play, made a request Thursday that the team change its nickname."We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name," FedEx said in a statement obtained by ESPN.The naming rights, for which FedEx paid $205 million in 1998, run through 2025. And FedEx chairman Frederick Smith is a minority owner
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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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NFL plans to play Black national anthem before Week 1 games

[ad_1] "Lift Ev'ry Voice And Sing," commonly known as the Black national anthem, is expected to be performed live or played before every Week 1 NFL game, and the NFL is also considering a variety of other measures to recognize victims of police brutality during the upcoming season, a source familiar with the league's discussions told The Undefeated on Thursday.The song would be performed before "The Star-Spangled Banner," the sources
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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