EA delays Madden ’21 event to help ‘drive change’

EA Sports is postponing a first look at Madden NFL 2021 planned for Monday in light of the protests in Minneapolis and around the country over the death of George Floyd. “We stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues and partners,” EA Sports said in a statement on social media […]


Celtics star Jaylen Brown helps lead George Floyd protest in Atlanta

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown used his platform in the pursuit of social justice literally Saturday as he helped coordinate protests in Atlanta in response to the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, died Monday in Minneapolis after a white police officer kept his knee pressed into Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes, […]


49ers’ Kittle looking for more than top TE money

George Kittle and the San Francisco 49ers haven’t made much progress on a new contract, with his agent saying he is looking for more than a deal that makes Kittle the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. “I don’t care about the tight end market,” Kittle’s agent, Jack Bechta, told NFL Network. “I’m being paid […]


Hopkins thinks he’s best WR, high on QB Murray

Covered the Cardinals since 2012 Graduate of Indiana University Member of Pro Football Writers of America TEMPE, Ariz. — New Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins thinks he’s the best pass-catcher in the NFL despite not having the type of consistency with quarterbacks that some of his peers have. And now that he’ll be paired […]


NFL still on track for Week 1; virtual offseason extended

The NFL continues to prepare for an on-time start to the 2020 season, commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters on a conference call on Thursday. “As a league, in partnership with the NFLPA, we’ll continue to prepare and adjust as necessary,” Goodell said. “We are prepared for the 2020 season.” Goodell announced that the virtual offseason […]


Goodbye, pass interference review: What could the NFL do now? national NFL writer NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 The NFL’s half-baked idea to review pass interference is dead. The rule failed so miserably, in the words of league executive vice president Troy Vincent, that it won’t so much as appear on the agenda for an owners conference […]


Ready to dominate? 20 instant-impact rookies for 2020

Last season, Nick Bosa was an instant-impact pass rusher for a team that reached the Super Bowl. Kyler Murray showed the type of promise that has Arizona Cardinals fans feeling as if they have a long-term star at quarterback. A.J. Brown had 1,000 yards receiving for a surprising Tennessee Titans team. Josh Jacobs was a […]