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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick Jeff Okudah. The Lions also announced Monday that they signed second-round selection D’Andre Swift along with fifth-round picks Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley. Detroit drafted Okudah, a former Ohio State standout, with third overall pick and made him the highest-drafted cornerback since Shawn …

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Last year, Kansas City Chiefs quarterbac Patrick Mahomes graced the cover of Madden, and this year, he’s added another prestigious accolade via the popular gaming franchise, officially becoming a member of the 99 Club. Nothing surprising to see here. #Madden21 pic.twitter.com/QUmDWQrSDT — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) July 13, 2020 A 99 rating is the highest a player …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen told The Associated Press he has agreed to a contract with Fox Sports to become its No. 2 NFL game analyst once he retires from football. Olsen signed a one-year, $6.9 million contract with the Seahawks earlier this offseason after spending nine seasons with the Panthers. …

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COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers safety Roderic Teamer has been suspended for the first four regular-season games due to a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the league said Monday. Teamer played in seven games as a rookie last season with six starts. He posted 39 tackles and had an interception …

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife Nicole are donating $567,000 over the next three years to establish a scholarship program at the University of South Carolina. The funds will go to set up the Tepper Scholars program at the school’s Department of Sports and Entertainment Management. Four incoming freshmen …

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Now that Patrick Mahomes has set the record for the largest contract in North American sports history, Kansas City’s superstar has another record in his sights – and it involves the biggest event in North American sports. “I mean obviously, you try to chase greatness, and [Brady’s] got six [Super Bowls], so I’m going to …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed LSU linebacker and third-round pick Jacob Phillips, leaving safety Grant Delpit as their only unsigned 2020 selection. Phillips was taken with the No. 97 overall pick by the Browns, who have overhauled their linebacking unit after not re-signing free agents Joe Schobert or Christian Kirksey. Phillips led …

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NEW YORK (AP) — With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is closer to one answer when it comes to player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic: face shields for the players’ helmets. The NFL and the players’ union agreed to several protocols in a 42-page …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. A new name must still be selected for one of the oldest and most storied teams in the National …

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