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The biggest weekly NFL news from around SB Nation sites

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Every week we take a look around the NFL at each team. We pull the biggest and most discussed headlines from each of our 32 NFL websites.

Here’s all the biggest NFL headlines from this week:

NFC NORTH

Notable NFL players choose to opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Several Patriots stars are opting out along with the first medical doctor to play in the NFL.

Detroit Lions safety Jayron Kearse suspended 3 games without pay

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Kearse violated the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse.

Trubisky, healthy and with new mechanics, is out to “prove everybody wrong”

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Earlier today Mitchell Trubisky met the media and he discussed a number of topics.

Will Continuity Bring a Vikings Championship?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

It may seem like an odd time to talk about continuity for the Vikings - they’ve had more player turnover this year than in the past several - but in the midst of that, the Vikings have been extending some key personnel.

NFC SOUTH

Saints who must make an impact in 2020 for a Super Bowl win

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

These players will be essential if the Saints are to get over the hump

Report: Falcons sign free agent CB Darqueze Dennard

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

One of the better free agents on the market, Dennard could help out a very young cornerback corps.

The Panthers are cutting Graham Gano, per reports

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

The Panthers are moving on from the veteran kicker according to an instagram post from Gano’s wife Brittany.

Buccaneers sign RB LeSean McCoy

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

The former Eagles and Chiefs running back has agreed to a one year deal

NFC WEST

Silver: There’s a disconnect between Kittle and the 49ers

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Silver says Kittle doesn’t want to be considered a tight end for the purpose of negotiations

Cardinals’ Defense Mirroring Ravens’?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

The Baltimore Ravens, under DC Don Martindale, boast one of the most innovative and aggressive 3-4 defenses in the NFL today. Steve Palazzolo of PFF does a superb job of highlighting the Ravens’ defensive creativity in this article.

SHOCKER! Seahawks trade for Jamal Adams

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

It’s happening! I didn’t think it would happen, but it’s happening.

Todd Gurley’s surprisingly high ranking on Top 100

Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Even after a poor season, Gurley is one of the most popular backs with players around the league

AFC EAST

Tua Tagovailoa passes physical, ready to practice without restrictions

Miami Dolphins (via The Phinsider)

And. Away. We. Go!

Patriots’ Chase Winovich, Ja’Whaun Bentley land on Football Outsiders’ breakout list

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Chase Winovich and Ja’Whaun Bentley appeared in all 16 games last season.

Jets linebacker CJ Mosley opts out of 2020 season

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets linebacker CJ Mosley has chosen to opt out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rich Cimini broke the story. Multiple reporters have confirmed it.

Five positive COVID tests prompt Bills to send rookies home from facility Thursday

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

The Buffalo Bills sent their rookies back to their Western New York homes today instead of keeping them at the facility, reports Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. This was to slow the potential spread of the coronavirus through the team facility.

AFC NORTH

Lamar Jackson ranked the No. 1 player in the NFL Top 100

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

The awards continue to pour in

Announcement: We have a new commenting system coming

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Monday’s going to be a big day for Behind the Steel Curtain commenters: we’re going to be moving our comments to a brand new platform. This site is one of the first five sites in the rollout.

Josh Tupou to opt out of 2020 season

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Tupou is the first Bengals player to opt out of this season.

Browns OG Drew Forbes, OT Drake Dorbeck opt out of 2020 NFL season

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Two Browns offensive linemen opt out of the 2020 NFL season.

AFC SOUTH

How To Be A Texans Fan In 2020

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Come fan with me.

Titans release statement on Vic Beasley absence from training camp

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

The Titans have finally broken their silence on Vic Beasley. Jon Robinson released a statement via Jim Wyatt

5 reasons to be optimistic about Gardner Minshew

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

In what has been the strangest offseason possibly ever due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and what will inevitably be the strangest training camp and eventually NFL regular season ever, the league is marching forward with the 2020 campaign.

Colts All-Pro Quenton Nelson is the NFL Top 100’s Highest Ranked Guard Ever at #29

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

According to The NFL’s Top 100, Indianapolis Colts All-Pro offensive guard Quenton Nelson is the league’s #29 best player in 2020 per current NFL players—and the highest ranked guard ever on the list (which has run 10 consecutive years):

AFC WEST

Broncos release tight end Jeff Heuerman

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

The Denver Broncos continued their movement to more youth as they released veteran tight end Jeff Heuerman on Friday.

Chargers sign Joey Bosa to 5-year, $135 million extension

Los Angeles Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Bosa’s $102 million guaranteed is a new record for a defensive player.

Raiders rookie Henry Ruggs III details his recovery from moving ‘mishap’

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders’ top 2020 draft pick is ready to contribute: “I feel totally like myself, if not better”

30 players have opted out of the season; everything you need to know

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Tallying up the 28 other NFL players who have decided to sit out the 2020 season — and all the nuts and bolts of their choices.