Half the players who opted out last year no longer with team
More than half of the 67 NFL players who opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer with the same team and almost two dozen aren't on anyone's roster. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) (Steven Senne)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — (AP) — More than half of the 67 NFL players who opted out of the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic are no longer with the same team. Thirty-three of the players who opted out have returned to open 2021 training camp with their same team. The NFL Players Association had urged players to skip voluntary spring workouts at teams’ training facilities, citing health and safety concerns following last year’s virtual offseason. And they draft players to replace other players they've got on the team.”___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Rams get better of division rivals, toppling Seahawks 30-20
They watched less than two weeks ago as the Seattle Seahawks loudly celebrated a division title the Rams felt they gave away. No team was better at limiting yards or points than the Rams (11-6) and they continued to torment Wilson and the Seahawks (12-5). The victory sent the Rams into next week’s divisional playoff round, likely at top-seeded Green Bay unless Chicago upsets New Orleans. His heart, his passion for the game is special,” Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. Seahawks: will head into an offseason filled with questions after winning the division but experiencing another early playoff exit.
NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring
When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. Yet he knows the Rooney Rule, designed to advance opportunities for minorities in such areas as coaching and front office positions, hasn't been having the desired effect. Vincent makes note of the dozens of people who have pushed for diversity in the 17 years since the Rooney Rule was adopted.
Fundraising goes on as Leah Still at 5 years cancer free
FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Devon Still and his fiancee, Asha Joyce, pose with their daughter, Leah, 5, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)Leah Still planned to celebrate five years cancer free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. Still was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer that affects primarily infants and young children. She was to mark five years of her cancer being in remission with an annual fundraising gala for the foundation that also was canceled because of the pandemic. The Rich Mauti Cancer Fund is dedicated to raising money for cancer research, education and screenings, with all funds to be used in Louisiana.