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Nick Sirianni used Kobe Bryant’s tone-setting move against Pau Gasol in 2008 Olympics to spur team ahead of game against Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders

PHILADELPHIA — Coach Nick Sirianni channeled Kobe Bryant before the Philadelphia Eagles‘ game against Carson Wentz and the Washington Commanders on Sunday, and the results on the field reflected his Mamba mentality — right down to the final score. Sirianni already had planned to tell a story about competitiveness to his players during their team … Read more

NFL replaces Pro Bowl with ‘The Pro Bowl Games’ featuring weeklong skills competitions, flag football game

The NFL is replacing the Pro Bowl with weeklong skills competitions and a flag football game, the league announced Monday. The new event will replace the full-contact showcase started in 1951. It will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games” and will feature AFC and NFC players showcasing their football and non-football skills in challenges over … Read more

Los Angeles Chargers LT Rashawn Slater expected to miss rest of season with torn biceps

1:05 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Rashawn Slater is expected to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left biceps tendon in … Read more

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert ‘didn’t want to quit on the team’ in 38-10 home loss

10:27 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball INGLEWOOD, Calif. — It was an embarrassing loss for the Los Angeles Chargers, made spectacular only by one incredibly befuddling decision. With 4:54 remaining in a 38-10 … Read more

Dallas Cowboys legendary No. 88 legacy from Drew Pearson Michael Irvin Dez Bryant CeeDee Lamb

FRISCO, Texas — They share one of the most famous numbers in Dallas Cowboys history, but until a couple of months ago, they had never been in the same room together. They were at a house in Dallas, filming a Chipotle commercial, featuring “The 88 Club” — Drew Pearson, Michael Irvin, Dez Bryant and CeeDee … Read more

OC Ken Dorsey slams headset, tablet after Buffalo Bills drop first game

7:12 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN MIAMI — The Bills‘ first loss of the season featured many twists and turns, and ultimately, Buffalo fell to the division rival Dolphins despite finishing with 90 offensive plays and more than doubling Miami’s time of possession (40:40 to 19:20). With the Bills’ final drive falling short as time expired … Read more

New Orleans Saints not considering change at QB despite 1-2 start

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New Orleans Saints coach Dennis Allen said the team is not considering a quarterback change despite its offensive struggles and inconsistency. Quarterback Jameis Winston is dealing with a back injury that he described as a “transverse fracture” to the Fox game broadcast. Winston said he was in pain and wearing four layers … Read more

Source — New England Patriots’ Mac Jones set for MRI; initial belief is that QB has high ankle sprain

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday during the closing stages of the 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The second-year quarterback will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis and determine its severity, the … Read more

Broncos get a safety as 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo steps out of the back of the end zone; Dan Orlovsky reacts

DENVER — With their offense stuck in neutral for much of the evening, the Denver Broncos‘ defense had to chip in on the scoring Sunday night with a safety when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was forced out of the back of the end zone in the third quarter. Trailing 7-3 with just over … Read more

NFL Week 3 takeaways – Lessons, big questions for every game

5:00 PM ET NFL NationESPN It’s Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season, and many games in the opening window came down to the fourth quarter — again. After the Colts‘ defense kept the Kansas City Chiefs close all game, Matt Ryan threw a go-ahead touchdown in the final 30 seconds to give Indianapolis its … Read more