Maryclaire Dale and Michelle R. Smith  |  Associated Press Philadelphia – Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory.
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The most notable transaction the Detroit Lions have made since the conclusion of the NFL Draft was waiving veteran running back Kerryon Johnson. On the surface, the move was moderately surprising, but it also demonstrated the organization’s confidence in seventh-round pick Jermar Jefferson. Factoring in his potential, as well as Johnson’s injury history against his salary,
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Two down, five to go. The Detroit Lions signed their second draft pick before the start of rookie minicamp Friday, agreeing with seventh-round pick Jermar Jefferson to a four-year deal. On Thursday, third-round pick Alim McNeill signed his four-year contract. Rookie deals are slotted under the collective bargaining agreement, making holdouts rare. Still, the Lions
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The Detroit Lions signed third-round pick Alim McNeill to a four-year deal on Thursday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. The 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive tackle from North Carolina State had 10 sacks in three seasons and earned second-team Associated Press All-America and first-team All-ACC honors during the 2019 season. “Watching him on film, he seems like
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The Detroit Lions got the first of their seven draft picks under contract Thursday, the day before the start of rookie minicamp. Defensive tackle Alim McNeill, the Lions’ third-round pick out of North Carolina State, signed a four-year contract worth $5.1 million. Rookie deals are slotted under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, but third-round picks have
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