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More playoff teams expected under new NFL CBA, sources say

More playoff teams expected under new NFL CBA, sources say

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>If and when a transformational collective bargaining agreement is finalized -- and there is now mounting optimism it could be done sometime in the next week -- it is expected to change the NFL's playoff structure as it is currently constituted for next season, league sources told ESPN.Under the current CBA proposal that NFL owners are pushing for, the playoff field would be expanded to seven teams from each conference, while the regular season would be increased to 17 games per team and the preseason shortened to three games per team, sources...

February 22, 2020
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Washington NFL team to use 'Washington Football Team' for 2020 season

Washington NFL team to use 'Washington Football Team' for 2020 season

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Effective immediately, Washington will call itself the "" pending the adoption of a new name, the NFL franchise announced Thursday.This is not a final renaming and rebranding for the team; this is the name it will use until the adoption of a new name.The team will continue the process of retiring its former name and hopes to be entirely rid of it on physical and digital spaces in the next 50 days, by the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the .Washington will not have any change to its color scheme. It will still use burgundy and gold, and...

July 23, 2020
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Sources-- Philadelphia Eagles trade QB Carson Wentz to Indianapolis Colts for two draft picks

Sources-- Philadelphia Eagles trade QB Carson Wentz to Indianapolis Colts for two draft picks

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>The have agreed to trade quarterback to the for a 2021 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first-rounder, league sources told ESPN.The Eagles will receive the 85th overall pick in this year's draft, and the conditional second-rounder can become a first-round pick based on Wentz's playing time, according to sources. Wentz needs to play at least 75% of the Colts' offensive snaps for the 2022 conditional pick to convey to a first-rounder, according to sources.The pick also could become a...

February 18, 2021
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Detroit Lions actively seek to trade QB Matthew Stafford, sources say

Detroit Lions actively seek to trade QB Matthew Stafford, sources say

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>In an arrangement the two sides have discussed and mutually agreed upon, quarterback is expected to not return to the this offseason, with Detroit listening to trade offers starting this week, league sources told ESPN on Saturday.With new general manager Brad Holmes and new head coach Dan Campbell now in place, the Lions will soon begin trade discussions that most likely will result in a new quarterback for the team -- largely influenced by what and whom Detroit will get in exchange for Stafford, sources told ESPN.The Lions are expected to...

January 23, 2021
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Houston Texans ignored search firm in hiring of GM Nick Caserio, sources say

Houston Texans ignored search firm in hiring of GM Nick Caserio, sources say

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Had the stayed the course and followed the recommendation of the search firm Korn Ferry, they likely would have hired vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan as their next general manager, league sources told ESPN.Khan and ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Louis Riddick, who are both minority candidates, were the two finalists before Texans owner Cal McNair changed his mind, ignored the recommendation of the search firm he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do weeks of work and hired former director of player...

January 10, 2021
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Sources -- Carson Wentz not interested in backup role, will want to leave Philadelphia Eagles if Jalen Hurts remains starting QB

Sources -- Carson Wentz not interested in backup role, will want to leave Philadelphia Eagles if Jalen Hurts remains starting QB

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>is not interested in being a backup quarterback and would want to move on from the if the current situation -- with starting under center -- continues in Philadelphia, sources connected to the team told ESPN.Although the Eagles' quarterback situation remains fluid with two games left this season, Wentz is not pleased with the way events have unfolded in the organization, according to sources.Eagles coach Doug Pederson has not said whether the quarterback switch is permanent. But player and team sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen last weekend...

December 20, 2020
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Sources -- New Orleans Saints won't rush Drew Brees to return despite looming Week 15 showdown vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Sources -- New Orleans Saints won't rush Drew Brees to return despite looming Week 15 showdown vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Skip to navigation<>The are in no rush to bring back , and there's still no timetable for when the quarterback might play again as he recovers from his 11 fractured ribs and punctured lung, league sources told ESPN.Brees was hoping to return in Week 15 against the , but the Saints want to see their veteran quarterback make a full recovery, be able to throw without any limitations and have complete range of motion before they consider reinserting him into the starting lineup, according to sources.Until that happens, the Saints are prepared to continue playing with as long as they need,...

December 13, 2020
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Sources - New Orleans Saints fined $500K, lose pick for not wearing masks during Week 9 postgame celebrations

Sources - New Orleans Saints fined $500K, lose pick for not wearing masks during Week 9 postgame celebrations

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>The NFL fined the $500,000 and took away a seventh-round draft pick because they didn't wear masks during their postgame celebrations after beating Tampa Bay in Week 9, league sources told ESPN on Sunday.The Saints, who were not happy about the discipline, have appealed the league's decision. The Saints believe other teams across the league also have celebrated victories without masks, but none has been been hit the way New Orleans has.Saints players and the team itself posted celebration videos from their postgame locker room, and it...

November 29, 2020
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Source -- Ryan Kerrigan has requested trade, but Washington Football Team won't deal veteran DE

Source -- Ryan Kerrigan has requested trade, but Washington Football Team won't deal veteran DE

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>defensive end has requested a trade, but Washington has told teams that it won't deal the star pass-rusher, a source told ESPN.Another source insisted to ESPN on Sunday that Kerrigan has not requested a trade. Multiple people around the NFL believe that Kerrigan values loyalty to the franchise and his family over money.Kerrigan, 32, is in the final year of his deal with Washington. The four-time Pro Bowler said earlier this year that he wanted to stay with Washington "for the long haul," but his playing time has decreased this season.Kerrigan...

November 1, 2020
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Sources -- Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew has multiple fractures, sprained ligament in thumb

Sources -- Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew has multiple fractures, sprained ligament in thumb

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>X-rays taken this week revealed that quarterback has multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his right thumb, league sources told ESPN.Minshew has had discomfort in his thumb since Jacksonville's Oct. 11 game at , a source told ESPN. He did not tell the team about the pain until after the last game, , which led to a postgame X-ray in Los Angeles.The Jaguars (1-6) didn't know about Minshew's injury until this week, per sources.It is uncertain whether Minshew will be able to play when Jacksonville returns from its bye to host the Texans.1...

October 29, 2020
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