Guregian: Belichick-Brady duel lives up to the hype, and then some — Boston Herald

This was the master vs. the star pupil. It was the Karate Kid’s Mr. Miyagi and his protege Daniel, squared off on opposite sides. Everyone in New England and beyond wanted to know if Tom Brady could outwit Bill Belichick, using all the lessons learned from spending two decades with the greatest and wisest teacher…

Guregian: Belichick-Brady duel lives up to the hype, and then some — Boston Herald

49ers players: Many will skip offseason workouts over COVID — Marin Independent Journal

The 49ers’ players joined a chorus Saturday from around the professional football world, announcing through the NFL Players Association that many of them won’t be involved in the team’s voluntary offseason program. The Niners’ players cited the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to hold a virtual offseason rather than in-person workouts this spring and summer.…

49ers players: Many will skip offseason workouts over COVID — Marin Independent Journal

49ers’ great Charlie Krueger dies at 84 — KRON4

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — Former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Charlie Krueger died on Friday at the age of 84, the organization announced. Krueger died in Clayton, California. He spent his entire 16-year NFL career with the 49ers, from 1958 to 1973, and had his number 70 retired by the 49ers in 1974. The…

49ers’ great Charlie Krueger dies at 84 — KRON4

Atlanta Falcons owner donating $17M to civil rights museum — WRBL

ATLANTA (AP) — The billionaire owner of the Atlanta Falcons is donating $17 million to help a civil rights museum expand and offer new programming. Arthur Blank’s family foundation announced the gift to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on Thursday. The vast majority of the money will fund a new, three-story west…

Atlanta Falcons owner donating $17M to civil rights museum — WRBL

Two Chiefs players hit COVID-19 list as close contacts — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Both players must isolate away from the team, but could still play in Sunday’s Super Bowl should they continue to test negative and follow protocols.

Two Chiefs players hit COVID-19 list as close contacts — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Alexander: Rams cut their losses quickly and decisively in swap of QBs — Press Telegram

You can’t say the Rams don’t move swiftly and decisively. As for effectively? We’ll see. Two summers ago, coming off a Super Bowl appearance – albeit an offensively flaccid one against the Patriots – they gave Jared Goff a huge contract extension, four years, $134 million all told and a little over $110 million of…

Alexander: Rams cut their losses quickly and decisively in swap of QBs — Press Telegram

‘GMA’ host, ex-NFL great Michael Strahan reportedly has COVID-19 — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Pro Football Hall of Famer and “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-quarantining, according to people familiar with the situation.

‘GMA’ host, ex-NFL great Michael Strahan reportedly has COVID-19 — Las Vegas Review-Journal

Buffalo Bills Off to Kansas City for AFC Title Game — WIVT – NewsChannel 34

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM)- The Buffalo Bills left Western New York today for Arrowhead Stadium to play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday night. This is the first time since the 1993-94 season that the Bills will be competing for a spot in the Super Bowl. Last season, the Chiefs won the…

Buffalo Bills Off to Kansas City for AFC Title Game — WIVT – NewsChannel 34

Philip Rivers retires from NFL after 17 seasons — Sentinel and Enterprise

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — When Philip Rivers first started tossing footballs as a high-school ball boy, he heaved them any way he could. The throwing motion stuck — and success soon followed. Rivers used that strange, shot put-like style to land a college scholarship, become a first-round draft pick and eventually string…

Philip Rivers retires from NFL after 17 seasons — Sentinel and Enterprise

Von Miller under criminal investigation by Parker police — The Denver Post

Police in Parker have launched a criminal investigation of Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller. “The case is currently under investigation, and no information can be released at this time,” said Josh Hans, a Parker police spokesman, in an email. If investigators “determine” that a crime has been committed, a case will be presented to the…

Von Miller under criminal investigation by Parker police — The Denver Post

Topeka police taking no chances when it comes to Chiefs vs. Browns matchup — KSNT News

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department is taking no chances in advance of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cleveland Browns match-up on Sunday at Arrowhead. Chief Wheeles has authorized his officers to wear Chiefs hats or stocking caps this year. Remember when we shared this photo and then the @Chiefs won the Super…

Topeka police taking no chances when it comes to Chiefs vs. Browns matchup — KSNT News

Doug Pederson Firing Might Have Eliminated Option From Patriots’ QB Search — NESN.com

Sign In One NFL quarterback with starting experience might no longer be on the move after some blockbuster news Monday. After firing head coach Doug Pederson, the chances of the Philadelphia Eagles retaining quarterback Carson Wentz have improved, ESPN’s Tim McManus wrote Monday. Wentz was viewed as a potential trade candidate after getting benched for…

Doug Pederson Firing Might Have Eliminated Option From Patriots’ QB Search — NESN.com