(Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) (CLEVELAND, Ohio) The first round of the 2021 NFL Draft went as many of the experts predicted, with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence going no. 1 overall in a draft ripe with signal-callers.
(Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Back in November, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 in Week 12 of the regular season. Since then, both teams have combined for only one loss, coming in the Chiefs Week 17 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers when Kansas City sat most of their starters.
(Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) The NFL will not allow Raymond James Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LV, to fire the cannons from its pirate ship after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers score, as is the tradition at the stadium, due to the game technically being played at a neutral site, according to Sports Radio 610.
(Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (SEATTLE) Prosecutors on Wednesday charged former Seattle Seahawks player Chad Wheeler with first degree domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend last Friday.
(DETROIT) The Detroit Lions hired Dan Campbell to be the team’s new head coach on Wednesday. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that it is a six-year contract. Campbell brings 22 years of football experience, 11 years as a player and 11 years as a coach, to a Lions organization which has finished last in the NFC North for three straight seasons. Since 2016, he served as the New Orleans Saints’ assistant head coach and tight ends coach.
(Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Sarah Thomas during her sixth NFL season will become the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history. The NFL announced the news Tuesday as Thomas who joined the league in 2015, as its first female on-field official, had met officiating crew eligibility requirements.
(Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Eagles will not be penalized for the handling of a quarterback substitution in Week 17 because the NFL couldn’t determine that the Eagles intentionally tried to lose the game, according to the Associated Press.
(Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has been fired, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Pederson had coached the Eagles for five seasons and led the franchise to its first Super Bowl in 2018.
(Icon Sportswire / Getty Images) (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is reportedly gathering members for a coaching staff, including some assistants at the college level, just in case he opts in to become the next head coach of the National Football League's (NFL) Jacksonville Jaguars, according to league sources, per ESPN.
(Christian Petersen/Getty Images) The Associated Press on Friday revealed its selections for the 2020 All-Pro First Team and All-Pro Second Team. The AP reported that two selections were unanimous this year, receiving all the votes from the 50 media members who vote for the teams: defensive lineman Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams and tight end Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The NFL is considering allowing vaccinated health care workers to attend Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla., according to ABC News 10. In a letter to the President of the Tampa Super Bowl Host Committee Rob Higgins, Goodell said the NFL is in the midst of strategizing a way to invite health care workers to the Super Bowl safely with guidance from health officials.
(Jason Miller/Getty Images) (CLEVELAND) The Cleveland Browns closed their facilities on Wednesday after a player and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said a coach tested positive and that the player who tested positive is part of the practice squad, according to ABC 5.
(Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) The Washington Football Team released second-year quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Monday. “This afternoon I met with Dwayne and informed him that we would be releasing him,” Washington head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. “I told him that I believe it benefits both parties that we go our separate ways. We want to thank Dwayne for his contributions these last two seasons and wish him well moving forward.”
(Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins was caught partying without a mask at a strip club Sunday, via an Instagram post. Haskins issued an apology Tuesday noting this could become his second COVID-19 safety violation of the season, NBC News reports.
(Patrick Smith/Getty Images) The Washington Football Team paid a female former employee $1.6 million in 2009 as a confidential settlement after she accused team owner Dan Snyder of sexual misconduct, according to The Washington Post.
(Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) The NFL has announced a new rule allowing a team to sign a quarterback off another team’s practice squad if they lose all of their quarterbacks due to COVID protocols, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
(NEW YORK) New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is dealing with a lower leg injury in addition to the hamstring injury he suffered Nov. 29 against the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Joe Judge told reporters Wednesday.