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Opinion: As George Floyd's death sparks anger and hopelessness, Anquan Boldin urges us to fight system


Players Coalition founder Anquan Boldin urges we can't let tragic chapter in history fade without using it as fuel for monumental steps forward.



Colts coach Frank Reich: 'Our black community has bore the brunt of this injustice for far too long.'


Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich opens news conference with comments on killing of George Floyd, which sparked protests nationwide



Former Colin Kaepernick teammate: 'I hope people are ready for the message'


NFL linebacker Brandon Marshall is a friend and former college teammate of Colin Kaepernick's who joined in kneeling before games during 2016 season.



Super Bowl-winning QBs Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson: Senseless murder, racism cannot continue


Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, Seahawks' Russell Wilson speak out in aftermath of George Floyd's death and subsequent protests while sharing racial experience.



Jets star Jamal Adams on 'injustices in America,' death of George Floyd: 'Stop killing us'


New York Jets star Jamal Adams reacted to the murder of George Floyd and the continuing protests and unrest throughout the country.



Raiders' top draft pick, Henry Ruggs III, injures thigh during move


Las Vegas Raiders rookie Henry Ruggs III, one of the team's first-round picks, recently cut his thigh while moving items into a trailer, his dad said.



Opinion: As America burns amid protests after George Floyd's death, it's time to quit telling athletes to 'stick to sports'


Athletes aren't going to stick to sports anymore. Not just black and brown athletes but more white athletes. They're going to call racism by its name.



2020 NFL record projections: Will Tom Brady or Drew Brees lead Super Bowl push?


The NFL schedule is out for 2020, though the season outlook remains uncertain. Still, here's our look at how it all might shake out.



NFL uniform power rankings 2020: Rams tumble, Chargers take top spot after seven teams change looks


Amid a flurry of new uniforms for teams such as the Rams, Browns, Bucs and Falcons and some tweaks to Colts, it's time to revisit uniform rankings.



Opinion: Sports can be the great healer, but we're not there yet


Sports have been a unifier in times of tragedy, but the death of George Floyd, and the frustration it has released, deserves our full attention.



Kenny Stills, Eric Reid criticize NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's statement on George Floyd's death


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's statement on George Floyd's death rang hollow for NFL players Eric Reid and Kenny Stills. Both spoke out on Twitter.



Opinion: Joe Burrow shows rest of NFL that white athletes must protest inequality, too


White athletes are starting to protest inequality, as Joe Burrow, Carson Wentz and Trevor Lawrence among those speaking out after George Floyd death.



Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson after death of George Floyd: 'We're not valued equally'


Arizona Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson issued a length statement on social media Monday, one week after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.



Ex-NFL communications leader Joe Lockhart says a team should sign Colin Kaepernick immediately


Former NFL communications VP Joe Lockhart wrote Saturday that a team should sign Colin Kaepernick now, adds that league pushed owners to sign him.



Patriots' Devin McCourty and wife Michelle reveal loss of stillborn daughter


Patriots star Devin McCourty and his wife Michelle took to social media Saturday to reveal the loss of their daughter Mia.



Bengals QB Joe Burrow speaks out on George Floyd's death: 'The black community needs our help'


Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow on Friday tweeted about the death of George Floyd, writing that the black community has been unheard far too long.



Are offensive linemen at greater risk of COVID-19 complications because of their size?


Many offensive linemen in college football qualify as being severely obese, which experts say could put them at risk of coronavirus complications.



NFL owners table alternative onside kick measure, approve other rules tweaks


Leagues opts not to implement measure that would permit teams to get ball back by converting fourth-and-15 play after scoring drive.



Opinion: After George Floyd's death in Minnesota, still think Colin Kaepernick's knee was the problem?


Four officers were fired after George Floyd died in police custody. Still think Colin Kaepernick's kneeling was a problem?



Ranking all 8 of NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders: Who could make leap in 2020?


After six NFL teams from 2015-18 made the worst-to-first leap, none did so last year. Can anyone accomplish the feat this season?



Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield: 'Year 3 is always a big year in these contracts'


If Baker Mayfield rebounds under Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, GM Andrew Berry's decision about the QB's fifth-year option will be a no-brainer.



Twenty NFL rookies who could make instant impacts in 2020 season


Making the transition from college to NFL standout can be difficult, but these players have the talent and opportunity to make waves right away.



NFL schedule release winners, losers: Who's sitting pretty for 2020 regular season?


The NFL's regular-season schedule is out. Some teams stand to benefit from some lucky breaks, but several others face a tough road.



10 most intriguing games of 2020 NFL regular season: Top QBs, powerhouse teams to square off


From quarterback duels to meetings of powerhouse teams, the 2020 NFL schedule has several games that will be tantalizing for fans everywhere.



NFL backup quarterback rankings: Where do Cowboys, Saints rank among teams with top contingency plans?


A proper backup QB can be the difference between staying in contention and a season going drown the drain. Which NFL teams have the best situation?



NFL uniform rankings


Amid a flurry of new uniforms for teams such as the Browns, Buccaneers, Rams and Falcons, it's time to revisit NFL uniform rankings.



Every NFL team's all-time leading passer, ranked by total yardage


Take a look at the all-time leading passing leaders for every NFL franchise, ranked by total yardage with their respective team.



2020 NFL draft: Updated power rankings


Here is an updated look at how the 32 teams stack up after the 2020 NFL draft.



Tom Brady in a Buccaneers jersey? Former Patriots QB joins list of NFL standouts who made odd career stops


Tom Brady joins a long list of notable NFL players who played in places you might have no memory of.



2020 NFL draft: First-round picks


See the 32 players who were taken in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft.



2020 NFL draft grades


The 2020 NFL draft has a bow on it, which means it's time for instant gratification: report cards for all 32 teams.



Trump is no 'ally of peaceful protesters,' whether it's NFL players or citizens


President Trump declared support for peaceful dissent, yet he attacked NFL players for taking a knee and is now calling on force to quell protesters.



How will Lamar Jackson follow up his MVP season?


USA TODAY Sports' Chris Bumbaca talk to Lamar Jackson about his motivation moving forward.



Anquan Boldin draws on experience as Americans protest for justice


What I'm Hearing: USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones recently spoke with Anquan Boldin, whose cousin was killed by a police officer in 2015, about the protests taking place across the country and where people should focus their attention in order to achieve real change.



How athletes are reacting to the death of George Floyd


Sports Pulse: Athletes have gone to social media to share their feelings about what happened to George Floyd



Sign Colin Kaepernick now, says an ex-NFL executive


Four years ago, then-49ers QB Colin Kaepernick began kneeling in peaceful protest during the pregame national anthem.



Sports figures react on social media to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis


Many figures in the sports world have weighed in on social media about the death of George Floyd and the discussion around racial inequality.



NFL player on returning to facilities amid pandemic: 'There's still a sense of fear'


SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmon connected with Patriots safety Devin McCourty and asked him what he would need in place to feel comfortable going back to NFL facilities and ultimately playing out the full season.



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