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Edelman responds to Jackson's posts

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BOSTON (AP) New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman said he hopes recent anti-Semitic social media posts by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson can be a teaching moment, not just for him but others as well.

In a video posted to Instagram on Thursday, Edelman joined the Eagles, NFL and others who have condemned Jackson's posts over the weekend in which he shared a screenshot of a quote widely attributed to Adolf Hitler, saying in part: "Jews will blackmail America."

Jackson apologized for the posts in a video on Tuesday, saying in part that they weren't intended to demean the Jewish community and that he "never should have posted anything Hitler did, because Hitler was a bad person, and I know that."

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NFL bans postgame player jersey swaps

NFL teams will be prohibited from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each other, which means players won’t be allowed to exchange jerseys after games as part of the guidelines to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The restrictions are outlined in the gameday protocols finalized by the league and NFL Players Association on Wednesday. The 11-page document sent to each club and obtained by The Associated Press includes several changes for the upcoming season:

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Seahawks ticket holders can pause seats

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

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Agent: 49ers RB Mostert requests trade

San Francisco 49ers postseason breakout star Raheem Mostert requested a trade from the team after being unable to renegotiate his contract.

Agent Brett Tessler made the request public on Wednesday after talks with the 49ers failed to lead to a new deal to replace the three-year contract Mostert signed in 2019 when he was still mostly a special teams standout.

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Gov: Probably time for Skins name change

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday he believes the name of Washington’s professional football team “probably should be changed," though he supported the team's name when he ran for governor in 2014.

Hogan, a moderate Republican and a critic of President Donald Trump, was asked on NBC’s “Today” show whether he thought the NFL team should change its name.

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NFL, NFLPA still resolving camp protocol

The NFL and the NFLPA haven’t come to an agreement on all protocols for training camp and the preseason as the report date for teams draws closer.

The two sides finalized the protocols regarding team travel, media, and treatment response, and have also updated the facilities protocol to specifically address training camp based on recommendations from a joint committee of doctors, trainers and strength coaches formed by the league and players’ union.

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QB Jackson cancels Fla. event over virus

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has canceled his annual “Funday with LJ” event in Florida due to surging coronavirus cases in the state and strict gathering limits.

Jackson's third annual event was set to be held Saturday and Sunday in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida, but a spokesperson told news outlets Tuesday that the event was canceled.

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Browns sign 1st-round pick OT Wills

CLEVELAND (AP) Jedrick Wills has slid into place for the Browns.

The former Alabama star right tackle, who will attempt to slide over to the left side for Cleveland, signed his four-year, $19.7 million contract on Tuesday, two weeks before he's scheduled to report to his first NFL training camp. The deal includes an $11.9 million signing bonus.

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Browns restructure DE Vernon's contract

CLEVELAND (AP) Olivier Vernon's status with the Browns has more certainty. So does his paycheck.

The defensive end, whose future in Cleveland seemed in doubt for months, has renegotiated his contract for next season, a person familiar with the talks told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Shanahan named to Broncos Ring of Honor

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Former head coach Mike Shanahan has been elected to the Denver Broncos Ring of Honor and will be inducted in 2021 because of COVID-19 precautions.

Shanahan, a two-time Super Bowl winner in Denver, becomes the 34th member of the ring of fame and the third head coach, joining Dan Reeves (2014) and Red Miller (2017).

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