Yahoo Sports: Bills send all rookies home from training camp after 5 positive COVID-19 tests

Yahoo Sports: Bills send all rookies home from training camp after 5 positive COVID-19 tests. “The Buffalo Bills sent all their rookies home from training camp on Thursday following a fifth positive COVID-19 test at the facility. Players who were at the facility for meetings will instead participate in virtual meetings,” NFL Network reports. The Bills announced the decision in a statement.”

CNN: NFL cancels preseason games ahead of 2020 season, commissioner says

CNN: NFL cancels preseason games ahead of 2020 season, commissioner says. “here will be no preseason games for the National Football League this year, according to an open letter published Monday by Commissioner Roger Goodell. The mandate comes as every aspect of sporting world has been affected by coronavirus. Earlier this year, the NFL had to hold its draft virtually to avoid the spread of the virus. The season is set to begin in September.”

NBC Sports: Players must pass three COVID-19 tests before reporting

NBC Sports: Players must pass three COVID-19 tests before reporting. “On the day a team’s infection control officer announced he had tested positive for COVID-19, comes word that players will have to pass another test just to get in the door. According to Judy Battista of NFL Network, players now have to pass three tests before they are allowed to enter a team’s facility.”

Sports Illustrated: 59 Players Have Tested Positive for COVID-19, NFLPA Says

Sports Illustrated: 59 Players Have Tested Positive for COVID-19, NFLPA Says. “Initially the NFLPA shared that 95 players had tested positive, but the players union amended the number on their website Tuesday evening and said on Twitter the previous number included all known positives across the league, including staff.”

Pro Football Talk: Players blast NFL’s COVID-19 response in coordinated social media campaign

Pro Football Talk: Players blast NFL’s COVID-19 response in coordinated social media campaign. “Several NFL players took to Twitter around noon Eastern on Sunday to blast the NFL for what the players say is the lack of a coherent plan to keep them healthy while having a safe and successful season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

NBC Sports: How you can watch every Eagles game of last decade for free

NBC Sports: How you can watch every Eagles game of last decade for free. “Through May 31, NFL Game Pass will be free for all fans. If you’re not familiar with NFL Game Pass, it’s basically the NFL’s online library of every NFL game. It includes all games from 2009-19 and multiple versions. Those versions include the full broadcast, condensed games and even All-22 access if you want to break down some film.”

TechCrunch: The NFL joins TikTok in multi-year partnership

TechCrunch: The NFL joins TikTok in multi-year partnership. “The NFL and social video app TikTok today announced a multi-year partnership to bring NFL content to worldwide fans, just ahead of the NFL’s 100th season kick off on September 5. The partnership includes the launch of an official NFL account on the video platform, as well as a series of NFL-themed hashtag challenges, and other marketing opportunities for brands around the NFL content.”

Engadget: Alexa adds in-depth NFL stats ahead of the new season

Engadget: Alexa adds in-depth NFL stats ahead of the new season. “Alexa’s football knowledge is now decidedly more profound. Amazon has added a slew of info to its voice assistant’s repertoire that includes ‘comprehensive, in-depth’ stats for NFL teams and their players. If you want to know your favorite player’s rushing yards or how many penalty yards the team has racked up, it’s just a quick question away.”

Advertising Age: Amazon, YouTube, Twitter Are Said To Eye Bids For NFL Rights

Advertising Age: Amazon, YouTube, Twitter Are Said To Eye Bids For NFL Rights. “Amazon, YouTube and Twitter are all weighing bids for streaming rights to ‘Thursday Night Football,’ according to people with knowledge of the matter, providing the latest evidence of technology companies’ growing interest in live sports.” NFL Football is not the first sport I’d think about dropping big dollars on….

CNBC: Facebook and YouTube are full of pirated video streams of live NFL games

CNBC: Facebook and YouTube are full of pirated video streams of live NFL games. “Pirated video streams of televised National Football League games are widespread on Facebook and on Google’s YouTube service, CNBC has found. Using technology from these internet giants, thousands of football fans were able to watch long segments of many contests free of charge during the league’s Week 13 schedule of games last Thursday and Sunday.”

USA Today: Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

USA Today: Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak. “Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company.”

Yahoo Sports Announces Live Show Coverage for the NFL Draft (Yahoo)

Yahoo: Yahoo Sports Announces Live Show Coverage for the NFL Draft. “On Thursday, April 27 beginning at 8pm ET, the Yahoo Sports team will air a live show covering the NFL Draft. Host Mike Hill will be joined by Charles Robinson, Pat Forde, Tank Williams, Brad Evans, Brandon Funston and former Super Bowl champion Tony Siragusa in our New York City studios along with live reports and interviews from Eric Edholm with the draft’s top prospects from Philadelphia.”

Recode: Twitter lost its NFL streaming deal but says it’s still committed to live TV

Recode: Twitter lost its NFL streaming deal but says it’s still committed to live TV. “Twitter will not stream the National Football League’s “Thursday Night Football” games this fall — Amazon will instead, announcing a new $50 million deal with the league late Tuesday night. That’s bad news for Twitter. Not necessarily because those NFL streams drove a lot of new users (they didn’t) or generated a lot of money (they didn’t), but because that NFL partnership was the cornerstone of Twitter’s livestreaming video strategy that it has been pushing to investors for almost a year.”