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3 veteran quarterbacks not named Brian Hoyer for the Patriots

The New England Patriots are preparing to embark on the Brian Hoyer era with starting quarterback Mac Jones likely out of commission for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. That’s obviously putting it mildly considering he’s dealing with a “severe” high ankle sprain that could keep him out for much longer. He’s reportedly seeking …

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Shaquille O’Neal’s heartbreaking confession regarding the Ime Udoka scandal

In the collective imagination, Shaquille O’Neal is a happy, joyful, successful and funny man, however, according to the legendary center’s own words, his days have not always been like that, and a poignant reflection and self-criticism has been generated by the scandal for which Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka was suspended for a full season. …

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Mac Jones injury: Patriots’ Bill Belichick confirms Brian Hoyer will start against Packers if Jones is out

While the hope is that Mac Jones will play, Bill Belichick confirmed on Wednesday that veteran backup Brian Hoyer will be the Patriots’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Packers if Jones is unable to play. Belichick added that Jones has made significant progress over the past 48 hours after suffering a high-ankle sprain …

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Mystery surrounds ‘disturbing language’ Chiefs’ Chris Jones used

A strange moment happened in Sunday’s game between the Chiefs and Colts, in which previously winless Indianapolis stunned Patrick Mahomes’ squad for their first victory of the season. During the fourth quarter, the Chiefs’ Nick Bolton sacked Colts quarterback Matt Ryan on third down, in what should have forced a punt and may have put …

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Projecting the Wizards’ rotation, depth chart and position battles: Version 2.0

The Washington Wizards held a team dinner last Friday night. The meal offered a chance for the players and even the coaches to build camaraderie on the eve of training camp. It also provided a venue for team leaders to communicate their expectations for the season ahead. Bradley Beal made a point that revolved around …

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Christopher Morel Has One of the Strongest Arms in Baseball (And More Cubs Throwing Data!)

Today, Statcast released its measures of position player arm strength – basically, it is evaluating fielder throws on plays where they are actually trying to throw hard – and there’s a familiar face near the top of the leaderboard. At 96.5 mph, Christopher Morel has the fourth highest average velocity for his on-field throws. (None …

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Brett Favre’s legacy isn’t just tarnished. It’s buried under mounting allegations of impropriety.

At some point in the past few weeks, the football portion of Brett Favre’s history started to feel trite. It’s difficult to pinpoint that exact moment now, given that so many revelations and allegations about his character have snowballed in recent weeks. But we know the tides of his legacy didn’t turn in the wake …

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Bill Belichick: Aaron Rodgers makes plays that not many guys can make

Getty Images The Patriots and Packers don’t play often, illustrated by the fact that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made just two career starts against the club. But his third start against New England will be on Sunday, as the Patriots head to Wisconsin for the Week Four matchup. On Wednesday, New England …

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