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Recent articles by Mark:

NFL QB believed to have suffered punctured lung from painkilling injection by team doctor

Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor is believed to have suffered a punctured lung from a painkilling injection given by a team doctor. → Read More

After slew of injuries, NFL isn’t ready to draw any conclusions as to why

Several NFL stars were injured during Week 2, but the league isn't ready to draw conclusions for whether the adjusted offseason schedule contributed. → Read More

NFL Week 3 power rankings: Chiefs, Ravens keep top spots ahead of Monday night clash

The Seahawks, Titans and Packers round out the top five. → Read More

NFL hits Pete Carroll, Kyle Shanahan and Vic Fangio with $100K fines for mask violations

The Seahawks, 49ers and Broncos also were fined $250,000 each. → Read More

Saints vs. Raiders live updates: The NFL arrives in Las Vegas

Drew Brees and the New Orlean Saints take on the Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on Monday Night Football. Follow along for live updates during the game. → Read More

Fan at Chiefs-Texans NFL season opener tests positive for coronavirus, 10 quarantined

The positive test came on the day after the game, according to the Kansas City health department. → Read More

After a quiet preseason, NFL football looked surprisingly normal in Week 1

Despite some struggles, most games were relatively crisp and intense as the regular season got going. → Read More

Stephen Gostkowski missed over and over in his Titans debut. Then he won the game.

After three missed field goals and a missed extra point, the former Patriots great connected with the game-winning field goal in Denver. "I would have taken my pants off to make that last kick," he said afterward. → Read More

NFL Week 2 power rankings: Ravens move up to second behind Chiefs

It's all about avoiding overreactions to the opening games. Or, in some cases, maybe not. → Read More

Live updates: Cowboys lead Rams as SoFi Stadium debuts on ‘Sunday Night Football’

Ezekiel Elliott ran for two touchdowns in the first half to give the Cowboys the lead. → Read More

With Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs’ offense is unfair

The rookie running back had a dazzling NFL debut Thursday night in the season-opening win over the Texans. → Read More

Giants release DeAndre Baker, who faces charges in May armed robbery

Second-year cornerback DeAndre Baker faces charges in Florida related to alleged armed robbery in May. → Read More

NFL preseason power rankings: Chiefs are No. 1, with Tom Brady’s Bucs just outside top 10

The 49ers, Ravens, Seahawks and Saints round out the top five. → Read More

The Ravens enter this season with a clear focus: Fixing Lamar Jackson’s 0-2 playoff record

Jackson was named the league’s MVP and led the NFL’s top offense last season, but Baltimore and the third-year quarterback say they are only focused on finding success in the postseason. → Read More

NFL’s coronavirus protocols will include daily testing except on game days

The league and union have agreed to extend daily testing for players, coaches and staffers indefinitely, part of an updated set of protocols as the season approaches. → Read More

NFL warns teams that breaking its rules on fake crowd noise could result in harsh penalties

There will be one version of curated audio played constantly at 70 decibels within a stadium and a separate version that is “reactive to game situations” for the TV broadcast. → Read More

Leonard Fournette agrees to deal with Bucs, giving Tom Brady another potential offensive weapon

The running back was released Monday by the Jaguars after a career-best 2019 season. → Read More

Roger Goodell expresses support for NFL players protesting police shootings

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league "stands with the Black community" in the fight against systemic racism. → Read More

NFL ‘very likely’ to use rapid-result virus tests for players ‘closer to game time’

The league's medical chief also said that the NFL is prepared to shut down teams if that becomes necessary during the season due to actual or potential outbreaks. → Read More

Several NFL teams cancel practices as part of protest over Jacob Blake shooting

Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations, gave an emotional radio interview in which he said he was “proud” of the reaction from professional athletes. → Read More