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July 19, 2020

Randall Cobb among NFL stars calling out league and commissioner

Zack Geoghegan 11:00pm July 19, 2020 7/19/20

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The NFL hasn’t been nearly as transparent as its players would like and now they’re collectively speaking out. Around noon on Sunday, as part of a coordinated social media barrage, a massive group of high-profile NFL players, including former Kentucky Wildcat Randall Cobb, sent tweets calling out the league and commissioner Roger Goodell. The tweets…

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Implications of Bud Dupree’s Franchise Tag

Ty Schadt 11:00am July 19, 2020 7/19/20

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Earlier this week, former Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree and the Pittsburgh Steelers failed to reach a long-term agreement, meaning the five-year veteran will play the upcoming season on the franchise tag. What exactly is the franchise tag, and what does it mean for Dupree’s future in Pittsburgh? The franchise tag is a designation an NFL…

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July 18, 2020

NFL training camp set to begin on time starting next week

Jack Pilgrim 4:00pm July 18, 2020 7/18/20

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The NFL is anticipating an on-time return to play this fall, with training camp set to begin next week. In a memo sent to league managers and head coaches today, teams were informed that training camp would move forward as planned, with rookies set to report on Tuesday. “At yesterday’s League meeting, the membership was…

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Madden 21 ratings have been released, 12 former Wildcats included

Jack Pilgrim 3:00pm July 18, 2020 7/18/20

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Set to release on August 25, the popular video game series Madden 21 has released their entire list of individual player ratings. And as expected, it is loaded with former Kentucky football stars. The highest rating of all former Wildcats? Za’Darius Smith of the Green Bay Packers, who holds a grade of 88 overall. Avery…

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July 17, 2020

Za’Darius Smith named NFL’s top edge defender by USA Today

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm July 17, 2020 7/17/20

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I don’t know who Doug Farrar is, but we should all love him unconditionally. For USA Today’s Touchdown Wire, Farrar tabbed former Kentucky Wildcat and current Green Bay Packers outside linebacker, Za’Darius Smith, as the TOP edge defender in the entire NFL for the coming season, and he doesn’t believe it will be a particularly close…

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July 15, 2020

Bud Dupree did not get his long-term deal in Pittsburgh

Drew Franklin 5:45pm July 15, 2020 7/15/20

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4 p.m. today marked the deadline for NFL teams to sign their franchise-tagged players to long-term deals. In Nashville, Derrick Henry signed a four-year deal in the final hour. (Titan Up.) In Cleveland, Myles Garrett agreed to a massive extension to stay on the Browns’ defensive line. In Kansas City, Super Bowl champion Chris Jones…

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July 2, 2020

WATCH: Lynn Bowden catching passes in Vegas

Drew Franklin 10:21pm July 2, 2020 7/2/20

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NFL training camps don’t begin until the end of this month, but former Kentucky star Lynn Bowden is already working out with some of his new teammates. Bowden is out in Las Vegas and getting an early jump on establishing a working relationship with his new quarterback, Derek Carr. The two can be seen in…

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June 29, 2020

LOOK: Lonnie Johnson invites child with cancer to Houston Texans game

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm June 29, 2020 6/29/20

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Former Kentucky defensive back Lonnie Johnson Jr. continues to make a difference both on and off the football field. Last week, Johnson reached out to Andrew, a five-year-old boy in the hospital currently fighting stage three Burkett Lymphoma, and invited him to a Houston Texans game this season. “What’s up Andrew? This is Lonnie Johnson…

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June 28, 2020

Josh Allen looking to lead as the face of the Jaguars defense

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm June 28, 2020 6/28/20

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The Jacksonville Jaguars used this past offseason to clean house and, in the process, they’ve made defensive end Josh Allen the face of the defense. Following a rookie season that saw the former Kentucky standout named as a Pro Bowl reserve, Allen has big shoes to fill after the team’s top pass-rusher, Calais Campbell, was…

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How Randall Cobb can help the Texans

Ty Schadt 2:00pm June 28, 2020 6/28/20 Comments Disabled

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The Houston Texans had an interesting offseason. In what was widely considered a shocking move, GM/Head Coach Bill O’Brien shipped off perennial All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals for running back David Johnson and several picks. When the news broke, fans were reasonably outraged, and the once imposing Texans offense seemed modest at…

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August 4, 2020

Could the Raiders use Lynn Bowden Jr. at quarterback? “Don’t be surprised”

Jack Pilgrim 9:00pm August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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After taking over the quarterback position in his third and final year at Kentucky, Lynn Bowden Jr. managed to break the school record for most rushing yards by a quarterback (1,369 in eight games) and most 100-yard rushing games in a single season by a QB (seven) en route to First-Team All-America and All-SEC honors.…

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WATCH: Lynn Bowden bought his mother a new car

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:30am August 4, 2020 8/4/20

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What do you do when you get your first big NFL paycheck? Take care of momma. That’s what Lynn Bowden did, at least. Last night, Bowden’s mother Melissa Phillips posted pictures and a video of her son surprising her with a new Mercedes. Last week, the former Kentucky star signed his rookie contract with the…

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July 31, 2020

ESPN set to announce new Monday Night Football crew

Jack Pilgrim 2:30pm July 31, 2020 7/31/20

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ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew is getting a brand new batch of talent. After previously deciding to remove Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland from the broadcast, ESPN has selected Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick for its Monday Night Football broadcasts in 2020, according to NFL insider James Andrew Miller. In the same report, Miller reports…

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July 30, 2020

Lynn Bowden sports Las Vegas Raiders jersey for the first time

Jack Pilgrim 1:00pm July 30, 2020 7/30/20

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Lynn Bowden Jr. is officially a Las Vegas Raider, and now, he has the jersey to show for it. With NFL Training Camp beginning throughout the nation, rookies were the first to arrive at their respective facilities to participate in initial screenings, get fitted for uniforms, and explore their new football home. This week, the…

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July 28, 2020

Larry Warford opting out of season despite multiple offers

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 5:00pm July 28, 2020 7/28/20

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Three-time Pro Bowler Larry Warford is a free agent with plenty of offers to join a squad for the 2020 season, but he’s electing to sit it out. Adam Schefter is reporting that Warford will opt out of the season to start a family and continue to train. He will reevaluate his options in 2021.…

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Za’Darius Smith makes top 50 of NFL Top 100 Rankings

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 12:30pm July 28, 2020 7/28/20 Comments Disabled

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Every year, NFL players vote on who they believe are the top 100 players in the league. The NFL Network is rolling out the list all week, and so far, one former Kentucky Wildcat made the cut. Za’Darius Smith made his NFL Top 100 debut at No. 48 after a banner inaugural season with the Green…

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July 27, 2020

Avery Williamson is back to 100%, excited for return to action

Jack Pilgrim 10:00pm July 27, 2020 7/27/20 Comments Disabled

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A torn ACL kept former Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson out for the entire 2019 NFL season, but now, the veteran standout is ready to return to action. In an interview with Hey Kentucky’s Jennifer Palumbo, the New York Jets linebacker said he’s back to “100%” following his season-ending injury suffered back in August of 2019.…

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July 26, 2020

Former Wildcat TJ Carter cut from Arizona Cardinals

Maggie Davis 8:00pm July 26, 2020 7/26/20

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TJ Carter will not be an Arizona Cardinal this season, after all. The former Wildcat signed with the Cardinals back in April after initially going undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he was announced as one of the 10 players who have been released by the team Sunday afternoon. The team posted the news…

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July 25, 2020

Lynn Bowden Signs Rookie Contract with the Las Vegas Raiders

Nick Roush 4:00pm July 25, 2020 7/25/20

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It’s official: Lynn Bowden is a Las Vegas Raider. Saturday afternoon his agent shared the good news on Twitter shortly after the former Wildcat put pen to paper and secured the bag. Them hard times don’t last moment of my life officially a LAS VEGAS RAIDER this one for Superior ???? pic.twitter.com/rlkv4wqTnT — Lynn Bowden…

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July 24, 2020

NFL, NFLPA reach agreement to start season on time

Zack Geoghegan 8:30pm July 24, 2020 7/24/20

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It’s official, there will be football. Earlier on Friday, it was announced that both the NFL and the NFL Players Association have come to an agreement that will allow the upcoming season to start on time. Recently, players had taken issue with the NFL’s approach to safety concerning the coronavirus and a massive social media…

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