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Minority hiring rate climbs for NFL in 2021

Despite lingering concerns regarding the number of minority head coaches in the NFL, the league saw a significant increase in the minority hiring rate when considering all categories of open positions. Via the Associated Press, the latest cycle resulted in the hiring of three minority General Managers, two minority head coaches, three minority offensive coordinators, […]

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Bears cut Buster Skrine

The Bears are saying goodbye to their veteran nickel cornerback. Buster Skrine is being released, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Skrine played 52 percent of the Bears’ defensive snaps and 18 percent of their special teams snaps last season despite missing the final month with a concussion. By releasing Skrine, the Bears are saving more […]

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Steelers place Maurkice Pouncey on reserve/retired list

The Steelers made center Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement official Monday. The team placed Pouncey on the reserve/retired list. Maurkice and his twin brother, Mike Pouncey, announced their retirements from the NFL on Feb. 12. The Steelers made Maurkice a first-round choice in 2010. He made three All-Pro teams and nine times was voted to the Pro […]

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J.J. Watt may need to find a new number in Arizona

When J.J. Watt officially suits up for the Cardinals, he most likely won’t be wearing No. 99. But that’s not because one of Watt’s new teammates has squatted on the number and refuses to give it up, Michael Pittman Jr.-style. The Cardinals retired No. 99 in honor of former running back/fullback Marshall Goldberg. After winning […]

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Kyle Juszczyk: Jimmy Garoppolo likely unaffected by offseason speculation

The 49ers glanced at Tom Brady last offseason. They stuck with Jimmy Garoppolo, and he played only six games because of high ankle sprains. This offseason again has offered uncertainty about Garoppolo’s future with the 49ers, even as General Manager John Lynch said he has “no doubt” Garoppolo will start at quarterback for the team […]

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Former Giants defensive tackle John Mendenhall dies at 72

Former Giants defensive tackle John Mendenhall has died. He was 72. According to the Giants, Mendenhall passed on Friday, following a lengthy illness. Mendenhall’s family made the announcement on Monday. Mendenhall, a 1972 third-round draft choice from Grambling, started all 14 games in his first year and was named to the NFL’s All-Rookie Team. He […]

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Jack Lambert auctioning off personal items, including his teeth holder

Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert is auctioning his personal football collection, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Lot. No. 590 of the Lelands Spring Classic collection includes the container that held Lambert’s false teeth during games. The teeth are not included. Lelands called it a “most unusual but intriguing and important piece of […]