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Study: NFL's minority hiring rate nearly doubled
The number of minority hires for open positions in the NFL nearly doubled to 34.6% in 2021.[read more]

Texans release RB Duke Johnson, center Martin
Duke Johnson, who rushed for 235 yards and had a career-low 28 receptions while backing up David Johnson in 2020, has been released by the Texans along with center Nick Martin.[read more]

Son of ex-Packer loses dad's Super Bowl II ring
The son of former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Ron Kostelnik says he is heartbroken after losing his father's Super Bowl II ring and is offering a $5,000 reward for its return.[read more]

Agent: Wilson OK in Seattle, but has 4-team list
QB Russell Wilson has told the Seahawks that he wants to play in Seattle, but if a trade were considered, the only teams he'd go to are the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders and Bears, his agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter.[read more]

Ex-Irish DT Nix found dead after reported missing
Former Notre Dame star Louis Nix, a third-round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2014, was found dead Saturday after he was reported missing earlier this week.[read more]

Gordon joins Manziel in new league, owner says
The new Fan Controlled Football league, which began play this month, has added former NFL receiver Josh Gordon, who will play on a team with one of his former teammates on the Browns, Johnny Manziel, club owner Bob Menery told ESPN on Saturday.[read more]

Cross, pioneering Black sports analyst, dies at 81
Irv Cross, the former Pro Bowl cornerback for the Eagles and pioneering sports analyst for CBS, died Sunday.[read more]

Jake Fromm, Matt Barkley or both? Bills have decision to make at backup QB
Barkley has spent three seasons as Josh Allen's backup, but Buffalo could go to Fromm if he's ready to step up.[read more]

From jumbo Jet to Andre the Giant: Matthew Willig's wild path to Hollywood
The 6-foot-8, 315-pound former lineman dishes on acting, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and more.[read more]

'Personable' Bill Belichick, Mac Jones-Tom Brady comps and more NFL nuggets
New England's boss helped lead a virtual session for aspiring coaches, stressing the importance of finding ways to keep learning and improving.[read more]