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Giants' Saquon Barkley contract decision is complicated | NY Post

Ryan Dunleavy writes that “Finding anyone around the league who thinks the Giants and Barkley are not headed for a long and amicable marriage is difficult.”

That, though, doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to reach a deal. It’s also going to be expensive.

Will there be fans at NFL games in 2020? Where all 32 teams stand for the regular season | ESPN

It’s going to be bizarre if some states allow teams to have a percentage of fans, while others require games to be played in empty stadiums.

Giants Life: Training Camp - Follow Coach Judge as new-look camp begins |

This is a fascinating look behind the scenes at the Giants’ setup for training camp. The way they are using MetLife Stadium is creative.

NFC East's most interesting 2020 additions: New Cowboys coaching staff, Eagles star corner and more -

Safety Xavier McKinney is the choice here.

NFL should scrap the schedule it originally planned for 2020 and do this instead -

John Breech would chop the schedule to 12 games and play only conference opponents. Under Breech’s proposal, the Giants would play the Eagles, Cowboys and Washington twice. They would then face the Bears, Lions, Buccaneers, Panthers, Rams and Cardinals.

Coronavirus: NFLPA medical director addresses NFL players opting ou | USA Today

“Education is the key, so they can make a comfortable decision,” Mayer, the NFLPA’s medical director, told USA TODAY Sports. “They can sit down with their families and say, ‘What’s at risk if I play? What if I opt out?’

“I’ll use the term that they use all the time. They’re grown-ass men. And grown-ass men make grown-ass decisions.”

David Chao, MD: Chasing Positive Tests Is Flawed Logic – OutKick

The former San Diego Chargers team physician believes sports teams and leagues need to be “proactive, not reactive” in dealing with COVID-19.

NFL: A typical day inside a team facility during COVID-19 | Yahoo! Sports

Charles Robinson paints a discouraging picture in which those inside NFL facilities say coaches are the biggest violators of COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Colorado State athletes, staff say administration covering up COVID-19 threat | Coloradoan

This is, obviously, not a Giants story. It is, though, a distressing one. Despicable even, if it paints an accurate picture of what is going on at CSU.

Tom Brady fires back at Michael Strahan over birthday tweet | Fox News

Fun times.

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