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August news roundup


  • Eagles' head coach Doug Pederson is the 2nd known NFL head coach to test positive for COVID-19

  • The league has adjusted its testing due to false positives.

  • HBO's Hard Knocks, featuring the LA Rams and Chargers, premiered August 11.Chargers head coach, Anthony Lynn, revealed in the first episode that he had the coronavirus at one point.

  • Here's some fantasy advice from experts

  • Alvin Kamara apparently played most of 2019 with a torn MCL and now appears to be holding out amid contract talks.

  • Saints safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson has changed his name to "Ceedy Duce"

  • The NFL has allowed officials to opt out for the season. They will get a stipend and can return in 2021.

  • The Washington Football Team has cut RB Derrius Guice, who is facing domestic violence charges.

  • Titans pass-rusher Vic Beasley has reported to training camp and been fined for reporting late.

  • The Seahawks want to add a pass-rusher.

  • Deion Sanders has left the NFL Network to join Barstool Sports.

  • The Buffalo Bills have extended the contract of head coach Sean McDermott.

  • Pro Bowl DE Everson Griffin has signed a 1-yr/$6m contract with the Dallas Cowboys

  • Dallas lost DT Gerald McCoy for the season with a pectoral injury. The team has cut him via a clause in his contract.

  • WR Dez Bryant worked out for the Ravens.

  • The Washington Football Club has named the leagues first Black team president.

  • Tight ends Travis Kelce and George Kittle have signed new, long-term deals.

  • The Packers also gave DT Kenny Clark a 4 year contract extension

  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart have funded a social justice program for the university's athletes

  • The Seahawks cut a rookie for trying to sneak a woman into the team hotel. He reportedly tried to disguise her as a player.

  • Washington QB Alex Smith has been cleared to practice and for 11-on-11 drills after a long recovery road.

  • Cardinals CB Robert Alford is out for the season with an injury.

  • Bears CB Artie Burs has a torn ACL.

  • The Ravens have released safety Earl Thomas for "conduct detrimental to the team."

  • Washington coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with cancer. He plans to coach, but DC Jack Del Rio will lead things if Rivera has to miss any time.

  • A lab in New Jersey has come under fire after several NFL teams were affected by false positive COVID tests.

  • The Dolphins will allow limited fan attendance at their home opener. Other teams have announced plans for no fan attendees.

  • Miami has also released 5th round pick Curtis Weaver, who holds the Mountain West Conference's career record for sacks. He was picked up by Cleveland and placed on IR.

  • FOX has removed Thom Brennaman from its broadcasting team after he used a homophobic slur while calling a Cincinnati Reds game.

  • The Cardinals have made safety Budda Baker the highest paid safety in league history.

  • Bears RB David Montgomery is out 2-4 weeks with a groin injury.

  • 49ers WR JJ Nelson is out for 2 to 4 weeks with a knee injury.

  • The Vikings have traded a 2021 2nd round pick and a conditional 5th round pick in 2022 to the Jaguars for DE Yannick Ngakoue.

  • The Bears will not publicly name a starting quarterback before Week 1 vs the Lions.

  • The Chiefs are extending the contracts of head coach Andy Reid & GM Brett Veach

  • The League is investigating the workplace environment of the Washington team

  • The Jaguars released former 4th overall pick Leonard Fournette

  • Chargers S Derwin James is expected to miss the season

  • The Texans have extended LB Zach Cunningham



  • Several more players have opted out of the 2020 season, including a star LSU player

  • The Big Ten and PAC-12 have postponed fall sports for 2020 with the intention to attempt to play in the spring. The Big 12, SEC, ACC, and American Athletic Conference are adamant about playing the season, starting at different points throughout September.

  • Several coaches want to have their teams play and believe the players are safer in their team environments.

  • Some college stars are attempting to form a players' union

  • Ohio State QB Justin Fields has started a petition to resurrect the Big Ten fall football season

  • 9 Oklahoma players tested positive for the coronavirus earlier in the month. Auburn also has 9 cases.

  • The revised schedules for the SEC, Big 12, and ACC have been released.

  • An NCAA doctor has come forward warning against playing sports in the near future.

  • Florida State players believe the school has been lying to them about coronavirus testing and safety.

  • The Big Sky, WAC, and WCC have also postponed football season to the spring.

  • Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has a proposal for an 8 game spring season.

  • The new Top 25 is out and includes teams from all conferences, whether they're scheduled to play or not.

  • ESPN has pointed out that this seems to be a good time to consider conference realignment.

  • Big Ten parents have protested the cancellation of the season at the conference headquarters

  • The NCAA has extended the eligibility of fall athletes for another year.

  • Georgia State's quarterback, Mikele Colasurdo, will miss the season because of a heart condition caused by COVID.

  • Cincinnati has extended head coach Luke Fickell.

  • The Big Ten is discussing options for the season, including a winter season and an 8-game season starting around Thanksgiving. It was also revealed that 11 of the 14 member schools voted to postpone the season.

  • Ohio State defensive tackle Haskell Garrett was shot in the face over the weekend. He is reportedly in stable condition.

  • Central Arkansas defeated Austin Peay in the first game of the 2020 season. The first play went for a 75 yard touchdown.


  • A new ownership group, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has bought the XFL

  • The CFL will be allowing players to opt out of their cancelled season to sign with NFL teams.

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