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Longtime NFL replay official Madsen dies at 71

Longtime NFL replay official Carl Madsen died Sunday after working the Kansas City Chiefs-Tennessee Titans game, the league announced Monday. He was 71. ... Continue Reading

Bears' Nagy says he tested positive for COVID

Bears coach Matt Nagy announced Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. ... Continue Reading

Shanahan on sticking with Garoppolo: I'd guess so

On the heels of Sunday night's 30-18 loss to the Colts that dropped the 49ers to 2-4, Kyle Shanahan was asked if Jimmy Garoppolo would start again next week against the Bears. "I would guess so," the Niners coach replied. ... Continue Reading

Rams trading LB Young to Broncos, sources say

The Rams are trading linebacker Kenny Young and a 2024 seventh-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2024 sixth-round pick, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Pack DC Barry tests positive for COVID

Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry has tested positive for COVID-19 and is expected to miss Thursday's game against the Cardinals, sources confirmed to ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Source: Jets' Wilson (PCL sprain) out 2-4 weeks

An MRI confirmed a sprained PCL for Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, who now is expected to be sidelined two to four weeks, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. ... Continue Reading

Watson open to multiple teams; Panthers eye QB

Deshaun Watson is now willing to consider multiple options -- not solely the Dolphins -- for a new team in potential trade talks, and the Panthers have emerged as a potential destination, according to sources. ... Continue Reading

Mahomes clears protocol, pulled anyway in loss

Patrick Mahomes expects to be fine for next week's game after taking a shot to the head in Sunday's blowout loss to the Titans. ... Continue Reading

Carolina Panthers should consider message if they pursue Deshaun Watson

Sam Darnold has been struggling as the Panthers' quarterback, but should owner David Tepper push to acquire Watson? ... Continue Reading

Stafford relieved to have Lions reunion 'over with'

Rams QB Matthew Stafford expressed relief on Sunday that he can finally put the reunion with his former Lions team behind him. "Am I happy it's over with? Yeah," said Stafford, who also recorded his 300th career TD pass in the win over Detroit. ... Continue Reading

Kingsbury 'disconnected' in return as Cards win

Kliff Kingsbury said that while he felt great physically in his return after testing positive for COVID-19, he was a "little disconnected" in the Cardinals' win on Sunday. ... Continue Reading

'I've got to lead the charge': Pete Carroll faces most daunting challenge of Seahawks tenure

Carroll has been tested several times since taking over the Seahawks in 2010, but in a difficult division without injured QB Russell Wilson, he's really up against it. ... Continue Reading

Why the Saints, Jameis Winston have incomplete report card through six weeks

The Saints have been missing eight significant starters for most of the year. ... Continue Reading

Jets' rebuilding season has devolved due to a perfect storm

Although the Jets are 1-5, it's too soon to panic on Robert Saleh, who should be judged on how the team progresses over the second half of the season. ... Continue Reading

'This isn't the Bengals of the past': Cincinnati poised to be AFC North's top cats after win vs. Ravens

All of a sudden, Cincinnati is posed with a new challenge -- learning how to be the team being hunted instead of the one chasing down wins. ... Continue Reading

Takeaways and big questions: Chiefs get blown out, Patriots score 54 and Cardinals remain undefeated

The Chiefs didn't score a TD against the Titans, while the Patriots scored seven of them against the Jets. And Cincy got a big win in Baltimore. What to know for every Week 7 game. ... Continue Reading

Brady, King Henry and DJ, oh my: What you might have missed in a wild Week 7

Another NFL Sunday is in the books, and this one was particularly enthralling. ... Continue Reading

Derek Carr reminding self to 'just have fun' in wake of Jon Gruden's departure

The Raiders quarterback's emphasis on having "fun" has allowed him to have a banner last two games. ... Continue Reading

Rodgers blames sore back on hotel sleep

Aaron Rodgers was sure to shoutout the members of the Green Bay Packers training staff who helped him out with a sore back on Sunday. He was also sure to make his stance known on the rule that players must stay in a hotel the night before home games. ... Continue Reading

Brady shares special moment with young fan after QB's historic day

Brady's kindness in an exchange with a young fan stood out in his record-setting performance. ... Continue Reading