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Mike Jones

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Bridgeville, DE, United States

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Recent:
  • News-Leader
  • USA TODAY
  • North Jersey News
  • Enquirer
Past:
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • Augusta Chronicle
  • El Paso Times
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Florida Times-Union
  • Washington Post
  • The Tennessean
  • The News Leader
  • Packers News
  • and more…

Recent articles by Mike:

Chiefs open Super Bowl title defense by rolling past Texans

In a rematch of last season's AFC divisional playoff matchup, the Chiefs once again found an offensive spark to surge past the Texans. → Read More

Opinion: These nine NFL QBs are facing immense pressure to deliver in 2020 season

Every NFL team has its starting quarterback in place for the 2020 season, but changes could be coming this year — and beyond. → Read More

Deshaun Watson agrees to huge four-year contract extension with Houston Texans

The Houston Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson agreed to a four-year extension, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. → Read More

After tumultuous year away from football, Trent Williams counts his blessings with 49ers

After spending last year out of football amid a health scare and clash with Washington, Trent Williams now has a fresh start in San Francisco. → Read More

NFL taking over investigation into allegations within Washington Football Team

The NFL is taking over the investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment within the Washington Football Team. → Read More

Opinion: NFL training camp limitations leave many rookies, coaching staffs in tough spot

Training camps typically provide ample opportunity for unproved young players to make waves. This year, however, reps will be in short supply. → Read More

Opinion: 'Clock is ticking' for Tom Brady, but QB is well-equipped for challenge with Buccaneers

Tom Brady acknowledged that "the clock is ticking" for him and others, but the QB is accustomed to taking on big challenges. → Read More

NFL owners, players reach financial and practice agreements that will allow 2020 training camps to start on time

League lays out itinerary for camps, specifics for opt-out provisions and a way to spread expected financial losses over future salary caps. → Read More

NFL agrees to cancel 2020 preseason, reduce team roster sizes to 80 for training camp

Owners accept players' demand to play no exhibition games amid COVID-19 pandemic, will reduce training camp roster sizes to 80 amid social distancing concerns. → Read More

Washington NFL team to announce retirement of 'Redskins' nickname, reveal new name Monday

Washington owner Daniel Snyder plans to announce the retirement of the "Redskins" nickname and reveal a new team name Monday. → Read More

Opinion: DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic social media posts provide painful yet important lesson for all of us

DeSean Jackson was roundly criticized for sharing anti-Semitic posts on Instagram. Now it's time for the Eagles receiver — and others — to learn. → Read More

Washington Redskins undergoing 'thorough review' of team's name

Amid mounting criticism from external figures and a key sponsor asking for change, the Washington Redskins said in a statement Friday morning the franchise will undergo an evaluation of its team name. “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community,” the team said, “the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name.”Washington said the review "formalizes… → Read More

Washington Redskins undergoing 'thorough review' of team's name

Amid mounting criticism from external figures and a key sponsor asking for change, the Washington Redskins said in a statement Friday morning the → Read More

Washington Redskins undergoing 'thorough review' of team's name

Amid mounting pressure from sponsors and critics, the Washington Redskins said they will undergo a "thorough review" of the team's name. → Read More

NFL will play Black national anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' before each Week 1 game

Starting with Texans-Chiefs NFL season opener, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the Black national anthem, will play before every Week 1 kickoff. → Read More

NFL will play Black national anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' before each Week 1 game

Four weeks after commissioner Roger Goodell vowed to listen to and work with players in their fight for racial equality, the NFL is in the process of solidifying plans to honor victims of systemic racism with a number of in-game programs during opening week of the 2020 season.Starting with the nationally televised regular-season opener between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on Sept.… → Read More

NFL will play Black national anthem 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' before each Week 1 game

Four weeks after commissioner Roger Goodell vowed to listen to and work with players in their fight for racial equality, the NFL is in the process of solidifying plans to honor victims of systemic racism with a number of in-game programs during opening week of the 2020 season.Starting with the nationally televised regular-season opener between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs on Sept.… → Read More

Opinion: Roger Goodell's 'We, the NFL' statement was good. But owners' actions will matter more.

Roger Goodell's "We, the NFL" statement was good, but let’s see some real action from the team owners before we pat the league on the back. → Read More

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responds to players' request for league support in fight against racism

A day after players challenged the NFL to join their fight against racism and systematic oppression, Roger Goodell said he wants to do his part. → Read More

Opinion: Drew Brees' egregious fumble could fracture relationships, threaten Saints' cohesion

Future Hall of Famer Drew Brees has fractured precious relationships within the New Orleans Saints locker room, and he has threatened team cohesion. → Read More