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Geno Smith gets the start in the Seattle preseason opener

Getty Images Geno Smith continues to lead the quarterback competition in Seattle. While he hasn’t won the job for Week One of the regular season, he’ll start the preseason opener on Saturday. Via Michael-Shawn Dugar of TheAthletic.com, coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Tuesday that Smith remains in the lead for the full-time gig, and …

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Jason Kelce injury: Eagles having “routine cleanout” elbow surgery

Jason Kelce is undergoing “routine cleanout” surgery on his elbow, according to an official announcement from the Philadelphia Eagles. Official statement via the team’s PR department: “After trying to work through discomfort in his elbow, it was agreed that a routine cleanout was in his best interest and would also allow for a speedy recovery.” …

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Cole Beasley speaks on Buffalo Bills departure: I won’t regret leaving

Cole Beasley and the Buffalo Bills split back in March. He was released after requesting a trade. The team did save against the salary cap in letting him go, however, general manager Brandon Beane did express a desire to bring Beasley back. That didn’t happen. Buy Bills Tickets For the first time since becoming a …

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Giants assistant coach Bobby Johnson apologizes for role in practice brawl

Getty Images Giants offensive line coach Bobby Johnson apologized Tuesday for his role in the brawl at Monday’s practice. Johnson did not attempt to pacify angry players, but instead intensified things by pushing linebacker Cam Brown. “The incident [Monday], I take full responsibility,” Johnson said during a regularly scheduled news conference, via Jordan Raanan of …

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Roger Goodell: Deshaun Watson committed “multiple violations” with “egregious” and “predatory behavior”

USA TODAY Sports Yep, the NFL will be throwing the book at Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. On Tuesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell met with reporters in connection with the meeting held specifically for approving the sale of the Broncos. Goodell, who appointed Peter Harvey to handle the appeal of the six-game suspension imposed on Watson by …

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Bears’ Roquan Smith requests trade over contract dispute; GM plans to ‘make sure’ All-Pro LB stays in Chicago

All-Pro linebacker Roquan Smith has requested a trade from the Chicago Bears, according to that NFL Network. In a long letter to the city of Chicago and Bears fans, Smith expressed his desire to remain with the organization for his entire career, but, as he says, “the new front office regime doesn’t value me here.” …

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Peter Harvey previously handled the Hue Jackson, Scot McCloughan arbitrations

Getty Images As we wait for a decision from Peter Harvey in the Deshaun Watson appeal, it’s important to remember that this isn’t Harvey’s first NFL rodeo. He has handled at least two prior arbitrations that resulted in a finding that was favorable to the NFL teams involved in the disputes. In 2020, Harvey found …

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