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Opinion: Amid coronavirus uncertainty, NFL resolute in staying the course for 2020 season — for now


The NFL has made it clear that it wants to forge ahead with the 2020 season, though the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could force changes.



NFL officially expands playoff field from 12 teams to 14 starting in 2020 season


The NFL's postseason party just got a little bit bigger, as the league will now have 14 teams in the playoffs starting in the 2020 season.



Tom Brady will keep No. 12 with Tampa Bay Buccaneers as Chris Godwin switches to No. 14


Tom Brady will keep the No. 12 jersey from his New England Patriots days as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers new starting quarterback.



NFL agent Buddy Baker says his parents died six minutes apart of coronavirus complications


NFL agent Buddy Baker says he hopes "people start thinking about making a change" and take steps to stop the spread of coronavirus.



Isaiah McKenzie on 2020 NFL season season: With Tom Brady gone, 'it'll be the Bills' time to take over'


Isaiah McKenzie had a chance to sign elsewhere when free agency began, but the receiver wanted to come back to the Buffalo Bills.



Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts remain undecided about future


The Colts want to let Adam Vinatieri, a free agent, get further along in the rehab process before making a decision about his future.



NFL mock draft 2020: How trades could drastically reshape first-round outlook


The biggest twists in the NFL draft often come via trades. With that in mind, we took a look at a few swaps that could shake up the first round.



Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue makes birthday wish on social media: Wants out of Jacksonville


Yannick Ngakoue took to social media on his birthday to tell the Jacksonville Jaguars it's time to move on.



Saints coach Sean Payton details juggling recovery from coronavirus with NFL coaching demands


After being diagnosed with COVID-19, Sean Payton went through a two-week self-quarantine — but he still kept plenty busy during that time.



Despite his struggles, Xavier Rhodes believes he can rehabilitate reputation with Colts


Xavier Rhodes was cut after struggling for two seasons, but he believes the Colts coaches can get him back to the player he used to be.



Cincinnati Bengals release cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick


Dre Kirkpatrick was a first-round pick in 2012 and made 67 starts for the team but played in just six games last year due to a knee injury.



Matthew Slater says New England Patriots can forge a new identity without Tom Brady


Matthew Slater, now the longest-tenured Patriots player, says New England will "have to find a new identity" without Tom Brady.



Eagles players finding creative ways to work out, stay in shape during coronavirus pandemic


With gyms, training facilities and the Eagles' complex closed down, what are players doing to stay in shape during the offseason?



Former NFL record-setting kicker Tom Dempsey tests positive for coronavirus, his daughter says


Tom Dempsey, who set an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal, is one of more than 50 residents in New Orleans senior center to contract virus.



Buccaneers GM says Tom Brady pitched himself to team, expects QB has 'over two years' left


Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said quarterback Tom Brady pitched himself to the team in a way that made their own sales pitch less essential.



NFL free agency grades 2020: Tom Brady's decision boosts Buccaneers, sinks Patriots


The NFL landscape has been reshaped by a seismic shift in free agency. Which teams made significant improvements, and which ones are worse off?



Joe Montana on Tom Brady's departure from Patriots: New England 'made a mistake' in letting QB 'get away'


Joe Montana can relate to Tom Brady's late-career change, as the 49ers legend was traded to the Chiefs in his final years in the NFL.



Opinion: If NFL helmet rule change does come into effect, bring back these 10 throwback looks


If the NFL does allow teams to don different helmets starting in 2021, here are the teams that should consider sporting a throwback look.



Seven best value signings of NFL free agency: Cowboys land two starters on promising deals


From the Cowboys adding two defensive starters to the Raiders bringing on a talented LB, several NFL free agency deals could pay off in a big way.



10 most questionable signings of NFL free agency: Jets, Jaguars among teams with confounding moves


The NFL's first wave of free agency is over, and these high-priced contracts might leave teams with buyer's remorse in the near future.



Eric Dickerson says he will pass along fans' concerns on Los Angeles Rams' new logo


The Los Angeles Rams' logo hasn't received rave reviews, and Eric Dickerson has assured fans their concerns will be heard by the front office.



Opinion: Jameis Winston's options are dwindling, but QB could revive career as a Steelers backup


Quarterback Jameis Winston might not be able to find a spot as an NFL starter in 2020, but one team -- the Steelers -- offers intriguing potential.



Best images from Super Bowl LIV: Chiefs vs. 49ers


All the highlights from the 2020 Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, from pre-game to post-game.



Notable NFL players changing teams in 2020


A number of big-name NFL players are already on the move in 2020. Keep track of all the transactions here.



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.



Opinion: Why is Tom Brady leaving Patriots for Buccaneers? Simple — because he can


By most measures, the Buccaneers seem like a bizarre fit for Tom Brady. But look a little closer and you'll see why the QB was drawn to his new team.



Will the NFL season start on time amid COVID-19 pandemic?


USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones breaks down the status of the 2020 NFL regular season.



Opinion: Even in simplest forms, NFL world isn't immune to coronavirus-related alterations


For some players, like free agents, this nine-week period provides an introduction to their new work environments, teammates, coaches and playbooks.



NFL mock draft: How first round could play out if these trades happen


Here is the latest first-round projection following the events of the beginning of NFL free agency and trades that shook up landscape.



NFL mock draft: Will the Chargers trade up for Tua Tagovailoa?


SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Nate Davis breaks down a few trades from his latest 2020 NFL mock draft.



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