The announcement came shortly after the Chargers reached an
agreement in principle to share the proposed football stadium in
Inglewood with the Los Angeles Rams.
The Chargers now have until Jan. 15, 2017 to decide whether or not
to move the franchise to Los Angeles. The team purchased land for
team headquarters and a practice facility in Orange County earlier
However, Spanos said in a statement that his intention is to work
toward remaining in San Diego for the long term and finding a
Spanos said he is moving forward "with a fresh perspective and new
sense of possibility" in terms of solving the situation in San
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Denver Broncos starting safeties T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart both
missed practice for the second consecutive day and were listed as
questionable for the Super Bowl on the team's injury report.
Ward is bothered by a sprained left ankle and Stewart has an MCL
sprain in his right knee. Both players have said they will be ready
for Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers on Feb. 7.
Guard Louis Vasquez (knee) also is listed as questionable by the
Quarterback Peyton Manning (foot) is probable for the contest, which
could potentially be his final NFL game.
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The Carolina Panthers listed seven players as questionable for Super
Bowl 50, including linebacker Thomas Davis who underwent surgery
Monday to repair a broken right forearm.
Running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and fullback Mike Tolbert
(knee) did not participate in Friday's final practice in Charlotte.
Defensive end Jared Allen (foot) was not listed on the injury
report. Allen missed the NFC title game because of a fractured foot,
but he has been a full participant in practice this week.
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The NFL released data that indicates diagnosed concussions rose by
32 percent this season.
A total of 271 concussions was reported -- a figure that includes
regular-season games, preseason contests and practices since the
beginning of training camp.
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TThat is a sharp rise from the 206 diagnosed in 2014.
The league improved its concussion protocol after there were 261
reported concussions in 2012. The number dropped over the next two
seasons -- there were 229 in 2013 -- before this season's increase.
However, the rise could be tied to increased awareness about the
dangers of concussions.
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he Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms on a six-year contract with
offensive tackle Lane Johnson as the team continued to lock up key
The deal will keep Johnson, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 NFL
Draft, in Philadelphia through 2021. According to multiple reports,
the contract is worth up to $63 million with $35.5 million
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The Atlanta Falcons have not made a decision on the future of wide
receiver Roddy White, the team's all-time leading receiver.
White, 34, had a huge statistical drop off this season -- catching
only 43 passes for 506 yards and one touchdown in 16 games -- but
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he has not decided
whether to release or retain the veteran.
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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is hopeful the team's
relationship with embattled quarterback Johnny Manziel can be mended
but only if the 2014 first-round pick lives up to expectations.
Last week, Browns vice president of football operations Sashi Brown
said the team will not make a "panic" decision on Manziel's future.
A source told ESPN's Dan Graziano that new coach Hue Jackson made it
clear when he interviewed that he wanted the Browns to move on from
Manziel, but Haslam said he believes the relationship with Manziel
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