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Schefter: NFL Owners Expected to Approve $4.65B Sale of Broncos on Tuesday

The Denver Broncos' change of ownership is reportedly set to be formally approved. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, NFL owners are expected to approve the $4.65 billion sale of the franchise to the Walton-Penner group, which is led by Walmart heir Rob Walton. The deal sets a new record for highest price paid for a sports franchise.

Schefter: Jimmy Garoppolo's agents have permission to seek trade

Jimmy Garoppolo is officially on the clock. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter Wednesday, the 49ers quarterback and his agents, Don Yee and Carter Chow, have been granted permission to seek a trade. Schefter also reported that Garoppolo has been cleared for training camp, so we’ll have to wait and see if No. 10 is in camp in Santa Clara next week starting on Wednesday.
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Schefter: For now, Deebo Samuel ‘is not wanting to get a deal done in San Francisco’

How serious is Deebo Samuel about holding out until he gets the contract he wants? That remains the question of the offseason for the 49ers. Initial negotiations don’t seem to have gone well. Samuel deleted all reference to the 49ers from his social media after tweeting “OHHH OKAYYY THEN” on April 6, a move many assume coincided with a contract extension offer that Samuel did not find satisfactory.

ESPN Brings Schefter and Woj Back on Big Deals

ESPN’s splurge on top-tier sports media personalities continues, with NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski and NFL insider Adam Schefter being the latest to re-sign with the network. On Tuesday, the New York Post reported that Schefter ($9M) and Woj ($7M) both signed for a combined $80 million over the next...

Schefter: Jimmy Garoppolo to undergo shoulder surgery, 49ers QB drawing ‘significant’ trade interest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo played through thumb and shoulder injuries during the team's playoff run this past season. He was expected to undergo surgery to repair the torn ligament in his thumb. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Garoppolo will also undergo shoulder surgery, sidelining him until the summer. He adds that the quarterback will not undergo surgery on his thumb.

Schefter: Bill O’Brien Potential Replacement For Patriots OC Josh McDaniels

According to Adam Schefter, Alabama OC Bill O’Brien is a potential replacement for Patriots OC Josh McDaniels should the latter take the Raiders head coaching job. This would be O’Brien’s second stint as the play-caller in New England. Ironically, he’d be replacing McDaniels who is also in his second stint in the job after a failed tenure as a head coach of another team.
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Schefter: Jaguars 'Not Close' to HC Contract with Byron Leftwich, Matt Eberflus, More

The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to take their time as they search for a new head coach. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jaguars are still talking to multiple candidates, including Byron Leftwich and Matt Eberflus, but they "are not close to a deal with anyone at this time" because executive leadership is "still going through the process and figuring out" the right person for the job.
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Schefter: Jerome Boger, Refs from Raiders-Bengals Not Expected to Work in Playoffs

Referees assigned to Saturday's Wild Card Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Las Vegas Raiders are not expected to receive further assignments this postseason. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported referee Jerome Boger and his crew are expected to receive poor grades for their performance, which was highlighted by an errant whistle on a Joe Burrow touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd in the second quarter:
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Schefter: Ben Roethlisberger Expects 2021 to Be Final Season as Steelers QB

Ben Roethlisberger reportedly doesn't expect to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers next season. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday that Roethlisberger has privately told former teammates and some people in the Steelers organization that he believes 2021 will be his final season as the Steelers' quarterback. Schefter did not elaborate on...