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Kyle Van Noy on Dolphins’ Foxborough influence: ‘This is not the New England Patriots’

Kyle Van Noy on Dolphins' Foxborough influence: 'This is not the New England Patriots'The former Patriots linebacker is starting fresh in Miami If you disregard the turquoise and orange uniforms, you'd probably get a little confused when looking at the Miami Dolphins roster. On top of head coach Brian Flores rising through the ranks in Foxborough prior to taking the Dolphins gig last offseason, there are a number of former New England Patriots players that now call Miami home. Just in the 2020 offseason alone, four former Patriots signed with the Dolphins, including linebacker Kyle Van Noy, who inked a four-year, $51 million deal. Despite that seemingly ever-growing resemblance to their AFC East rival, Van Noy, who won two Super Bowl titles as a member of the Patriots, wants to make it clear that his new club is not trying to become a carbon copy of his old one. "I don't know how many New England guys there are, but we're going to get away from that," ..

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LeBron James, Odell Beckham Jr., Trevor Lawrence among athletes speaking out after George Floyd’s death

LeBron James, Odell Beckham Jr., Trevor Lawrence among athletes speaking out after George Floyd's deathIn the days after Floyd's death, protests occurred throughout Minneapolis George Floyd, a black man, was arrested by a white police officer in Minneapolis on Monday and, in a video taken from the scene, he appeared to be suffocating during the arrest attempt. Floyd died hours later. In the ten-minute video, the officer appears to be kneeling on Floyd's neck for over seven minutes. Floyd, 46, was heard in the video taken by an onlooker saying, "I can't breathe." The four officers involved in the fatal arrest have been fired and the FBI is investigating the case, according to CBS News. Floyd's family said they want the officers to be charged, and that their termination is not enough. The officer who was identified as having his knee on George Floyd's neck, Derek Chauvin was arrested and has been charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death...

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Chris Jones hasn’t talked contract with Chiefs since team used franchise tag, per report

Chris Jones hasn't talked contract with Chiefs since team used franchise tag, per reportJones has not participated in any virtual OTAs this offseason The Kansas City Chiefs do have star defensive tackle Chris Jones under team control for the upcoming season after the club placed the franchise tag on him earlier this offseason, but the two sides don't appear to be close on an extension beyond 2020 at all. According to a report from ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Thursday, there is "not much traction" between K.C. and Jones on a new contract. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network has since added to this report noting on Friday that no negotiations or discussions have occurred since the tag was placed on him. Rapoport adds that Jones has not participated and will continue to not participate in any of the club's OTAs. Jones is looked at as one of the league's elite defensive linemen and was a key cog in Kansas City hoisting the Lombardi Trophy this past season, terrorizing 4..

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NFL’s top remaining free agents: Projected landing spots for Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney and more

NFL's top remaining free agents: Projected landing spots for Cam Newton, Jadeveon Clowney and moreForecasting where nine of the best unsigned veterans could wind up Most of the big-name activity of the 2020 NFL offseason has come and gone, with teams now gearing up for a potential return to facilities and a hopeful kickoff of in-person activities. But that doesn't mean there aren't still a handful of big names available on the open market. With the biggest waves of free agency in the rear view, we decided to play matchmaker for some of the top players who remain unsigned, pairing veterans with needy teams and projecting the kind of contracts said veterans might receive. From Cam Newton to Jadeveon Clowney, here's where we could see nine of the biggest remaining names ending up: QB Cam NewtonProposed team: Arizona Cardinals Projected contract: 1 year, $3 million Newton's chances of landing either a starting job or lucrative backup money went out the window a w..

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Packers’ revisionist history: Why Matt LaFleur’s account of why they took Jordan Love doesn’t add up

Packers' revisionist history: Why Matt LaFleur's account of why they took Jordan Love doesn't add upHere's what actually happened on draft day; Green Bay should just own it The revisionist history has already begun in Green Bay. Didn't even take a month. Color me not surprised. The Green Bay Packers sacrificed a fourth-round pick to move up in the first round to select quarterback Jordan Love to replace Aaron Rodgers in two years. Period. Them's the facts. Any attempt to skew that decision made on April 23 in another way is disingenuous at best. Might even enter the realm of gaslighting. I knew it would only be a matter of time before the powers that be in Green Bay tried to couch this in the same vein as when Rodgers fell all the way to them in 2005 when they already had an aging Brett Favre in the fold. I dissected that faux dynamic in realtime right after the first round was complete last month, when the Packers had executed the most controversial tra..

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Titans depth chart 2020: Tennessee’s projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training camp

Titans depth chart 2020: Tennessee's projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training campCan this Titans roster make it back to the AFC Championship Game? We break it down for 2020 The Tennessee Titans are coming off an incredibly successful campaign which ended with them being just a couple of quarters away from representing the AFC in Super Bowl LIV. It's a season that will be remembered for the reemergence of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and how dominant Derrick Henry was on the ground. While the league isn't too keen on paying running backs, Henry quite literally carried the Titans to the conference championship game. So, where do the Titans go from here? Like every team, they made some additions in the offseason and they also lost some players. Is this squad capable of making it back to the postseason and winning a couple more games? Are they ready to challenge the powerhouses that are the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens? Everyone in the NFL world --..

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Giants depth chart 2020: New York’s projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training camp

Giants depth chart 2020: New York's projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training campThe new-look Giants have arguably their best roster on paper since 2016 The New York Giants have embarked on the early stages of their virtual offseason organized team activities and the expectation is they will be back on the practice field by August for training camp. This is not a guarantee by any means, but with brand new coordinators on both sides of the ball implementing very different systems, the Giants will need all the time together on the practice field that they can get prior to September's Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. For a third consecutive offseason, the Giants have also undergone significant roster turnover, albeit not as significant as in the past two seasons -- they finally have a young core including a slew of players still on their rookie contracts. Speaking of roster turnover, following the conclusion of free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft, the ..

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Browns depth chart 2020: Cleveland’s projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training camp

Browns depth chart 2020: Cleveland's projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training campCleveland has built functional competition at nearly every position The Cleveland Browns have altered every element of their organization this offseason. It began with the front office and coaching staff before extending into player personnel and even jersey changes. When training camp commences, the team will feature several new names so it is time to become familiar with each of them. For the purpose of this depth chart projection, we will be projecting up to the top four at any given position. The Browns will carry 90 players on the roster until forced to settle on the 53-man roster. Rookies will be denoted with a (*). Offense StarterBackupDepthDepth QB Baker Mayfield Case Keenum Garrett Gilbert Kevin Davidson* RB Nick Chubb ..

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Dak Prescott contract talks: The Patrick Mahomes factor and why Cowboys are all-in on getting a deal done

Dak Prescott contract talks: The Patrick Mahomes factor and why Cowboys are all-in on getting a deal doneThe ticking of the clock just got a bit louder, but the Cowboys were already hard at work Dak Prescott remains on track to become the highest-paid player in the history of the Dallas Cowboys, and the two sides have until July 15 to finish hashing out a deal that's currently a year in the making. The club is all-in on securing the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the foreseeable future and doesn't need any extra motivation to do so, but it's getting some anyway. With news of the Kansas City Chiefs having opened negotiations this summer with Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, a second clock has now been placed above the collective head of Jerry Jones and Co. Granted, their inability to come to terms with Prescott isn't for lack of trying, but the fact he remains attached to a $31.5 million franchise tag that he currently has no plans on signing is, as team exec St..

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Vikings depth chart 2020: Minnesota’s projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training camp

Vikings depth chart 2020: Minnesota's projected Week 1 starters heading into OTAs, training campThe Vikings injected quite a bit of youth while shuffling their roster this offseason The 2020 NFL offseason has been thoroughly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with team facilities staying closed through free agency and the draft, and all 32 offseason programs going virtual thanks to in-person workouts being largely prohibited. Now, however, as states begin to reopen and teams return select staff to their headquarters, it appears football will, at least in some form, carry on as scheduled -- perhaps with minicamps, likely with summer training camp and almost "definitely" with games in the fall. One team that could use all the offseason work it can get is the Minnesota Vikings, who are coming off a trip to the Divisional Round of the playoffs but are also welcoming a lot of youth to a shuffled lineup. Without physical minicamps from which to draw depth-chart battles, Vikings roste..

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