Bill Belichick, Patriots executives: Bill Russell’s influence is felt throughout the organization – NFL Nation

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When Bill Belichick was in his second season as New England Patriots coach in 2001, Bill Russell — the Boston Celtics great who won 11 NBA championships — visited the team. Russell’s death Sunday at age 88 prompted Belichick to reflect on that visit, and current Patriots players to reflect on Russell’s…

With Chris Carson gone, can Rashaad Penny ‘start’ as Seahawks’ RB1? – NFL Nation

6:00 ET Brady HendersonESPN RENTON, Wash. — For the first time in his NFL career, running back Rashaad Penny began training camp as the Seattle Seahawks’ projected starter. That didn’t happen as a rookie in 2018, when Chris Carson returned from his broken leg and reclaimed the job, even though the Seahawks had just drafted…

Dolphins face serious consequences following league investigation into tampering allegations

The Dolphins have lost several draft picks and two executives, including owner Stephen Ross, will face suspensions in the wake of the tampering. Whether intentional or unintentional, the Miami Dolphins have pushed a number of narratives this offseason that have drawn the public away from airing their dirty laundry. Between the hiring of new head…

ESPN analyst calls out Browns for their absurd Deshaun Watson statement

ESPN analyst Field Yates called out the Cleveland Browns for their statement, saying quarterback Deshaun Watson is remorseful after his recommended suspension. On Monday, NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson reached a decision regarding a penalty for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was accused of sexual assault and misconduct by several women. Robinson concluded…