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Jets report no positive COVID-19 tests, game against Cardinals a go

All New York Jets players and coaches have tested negative for COVID-19, and Sunday's game against Arizona will be played on time.

Roethlisberger shines in return as Steelers stifle Giants on Monday Night Football

Ben Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw for three scores in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants at an empty and eerie MetLife Stadium on Monday night.

Lab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contamination

The lab used by the NFL for COVID-19 tests said Monday that an isolated contamination caused 77 "most likely false positive results after re-agents, analyzers and staff were all ruled out as possible causes."

NFL has 77 apparently false positive coronavirus tests from lab

The National Football League revealed Sunday that several positive COVID-19 tests were found a day earlier by one of its testing partners. Among teams reporting false positives, the Minnesota Vikings said they had 12, the New York Jets 10 and Chicago Bears nine.

NFL sets Thursday opt-out deadline for players: report

National Football League players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon, a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players told The Associated Press.

NFL training camps set to open on time as league, players agree on virus protocols

NFL training camps are set to open after the league and the players' union reached agreement on several issues, including future salary cap mechanisms and how players can opt out of the upcoming season because of the coronavirus.

NFL to let players wear helmet decals to honour victims of systemic racism

The NFL is planning to allow players to have decals on the back of their helmets bearing names of victims of systemic racism and police violence.

Bobby Mitchell, Redskins' 1st Black player, to have No. 49 retired

The Washington Redskins will retire the jersey of Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell, the team's first African American player. They will also rename the lower level of FedEx Field for him, replacing the section named for former owner George Preston Marshall.

NFL commits $250M US to battle 'ongoing, historic injustices faced by African Americans'

The league, which has raised $44 million in donations through its Inspire Change program, announced the additional $206 million commitment Thursday.

Tom Brady follows 'Last Dance' with ESPN series on Super Bowl journeys

The nine-episode series will include a look from Tom Brady's perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he was a part of. It should be a rare opportunity for up-close revelations from the usually private quarterback who left New England this year after 20 seasons

NFL owners pass vote to expand 'Rooney Rule,' improve diversity in hiring process

Changes designed to enhance opportunities for minorities to get executive, head coaching and co-ordinator positions were passed Tuesday by NFL owners.

NFL amending Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates: reports

The NFL is amending the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and co-ordinator positions, two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press.

NFL schedule released per usual as league continues to plan for normal season

The Kansas City Chiefs will open defence of their Super Bowl championship by hosting Houston on Sept. 10 in the NFL's annual kickoff game — pending developments in the coronavirus pandemic, of course.

NFL to match at least $5M US raised by fans through draft telethon

Clunky at times, poignant at others, and exceptionally entertaining in spots, the NFL draft entered its third and final day with Cincinnati selecting an Appalachian State linebacker on Saturday.

Bengals tap Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow as 1st pick of 2020 NFL Draft

In this most unique of drafts, filled with technological concerns and even uncertainty when real football might return, there was one constant Thursday night: Joe Burrow.