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Texans QB Taylor: Watson absolutely a resource

Covered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee Marquette University graduate HOUSTON — For the third straight day of training camp, Deshaun Watson did not take part in team drills. Although the Houston Texans’ quarterback stood off to the side for most of practice, newly acquired QB Tyrod Taylor said Watson’s presence has not been a distraction. […]

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NFLPA prez rips wristband use for unvaccinated

Covers the Big 12 Joined ESPN.com in 2011 Graduate of Washington & Lee University BEREA, Ohio — NFLPA president JC Tretter ripped the NFL teams that are forcing their unvaccinated players to wear wristbands, calling it an unnecessary move that publicly shames players. “It’s a nonsensical idea,” the Cleveland Browns center said Thursday. “They say […]

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Rodgers says he mulled retiring, wants more say

Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers admitted Wednesday he considered retirement, detailed his offseason-long standoff with the Green Bay Packers and still isn’t sure what — if anything — will change. But […]

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Source: Colts extend RT Smith with $72.4M deal

Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer Press WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts have signed right tackle Braden Smith to a four-year, $72.4 million contract extension, with $42 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. “We want to take care of […]

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2021 NFL season: Candidates to Make the Leap from each AFC team

Some of the league’s greatest breakout seasons of the last decade were presaged by a Making the Leap column on NFL.com. We also once gave Chase Daniel some pop. For this year’s edition, we’re picking young players on each NFL team that are ready to take a big step in his development. Check out the […]

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Mahomes autographed card sells for record $4.3M

Hajducky is a reporter/researcher for ESPN The Magazine. He has an MFA in creative writing from Fairfield University and vehemently believes there was room for Jack on the door. A Lombardi Trophy wasn’t at stake this time, but Patrick Mahomes has dethroned Tom Brady. With the National Sports Collectors Convention commencing just outside Chicago Wednesday, […]