Aaron Rodgers donates $1 million to aid 80 small businesses in hometown

After a decade and a half of residing in Wisconsin and becoming an all-world quarterback, Aaron Rodgers hasn't forgotten where he came from. The Packers star has donated $1 million to help 80 small businesses in his hometown of Chico and all of Butte County, California.
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Chiefs GM Brett Veach: O-line will include 'blending' veterans with new talent in 2021

After two injuries at tackle forced the Chiefs to roll out an offensive line smattered with backup blockers, Kansas City's high-powered offense found itself stuck in the deepest of ruts in Super Bowl LV, watching Patrick Mahomes repeatedly run for his life against Tampa Bay's highly effective base rushes. K.C. GM Brett Veach hinted at his plans to remedy the team's O-line ills.  
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Washington expected to part ways with QB Alex Smith

The Washington Football Team is expected to part ways with quarterback Alex Smith in the coming days, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Kim Jones reported Monday.
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Tua Tagovailoa sees greatness in former teammate Mac Jones: 'He's a more mobile Tom Brady'

Mac Jones' former teammate, Tua Tagovailoa, believes a handful of NFL teams are about to make a mistake akin to the one every team but one made in the 2000 draft: Passing on the greatest quarterback of all time.
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Justin Herbert encouraged by Chargers coach Brandon Staley's QB experience

Chargers QB Justin Herbert's intelligence was perhaps his greatest asset coming out of Oregon. With Brandon Staley now joining him in L.A., he'll again need to rely on his study habits to pick up another new offense.
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This Week in NFL History: March 1 to March 7; Peyton Manning retires

Welcome to This Week in NFL History! Every week, the Research team will spotlight the anniversaries of notable events and birthdays.
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Bucs QBs coach: Tom Brady wanted to match what Peyton Manning did in Denver

Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen believes one reason Tom Brady left New England was to match something only his longtime rival Peyton Manning had accomplished: be the starting QB for two Super Bowl-winning franchises.
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Texans release RB Duke Johnson, OL Nick Martin

The Texans created some cap room Friday. They released RB Duke Johnson and OL Nick Martin, bringing them to about $20 million in space with the cap projected near the stated floor of $180 million.
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Seahawks LB K.J. Wright: Russell Wilson 'isn't going anywhere'  

Linebacker K.J. Wright wants to stay in Seattle and he wants -- and believes -- Russell Wilson will be back, as well. "As long as I'm in Seattle, Russ is going to be the quarterback," Wright said. 
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Giants OT Nate Solder intends to play this year following 2020 opt-out

Nate Solder has made a decision about his future. The Giants will have to make one about it, too. After opting out of the 2020 season because of family concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the veteran tackle told ESPN that he intends to play this year.
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Art Rooney II: Steelers aiming to get Ben Roethlisberger deal worked out by March 17

Steelers president Art Rooney II spoke publicly this week of Pittsburgh's approach to getting this whole contract thing figured out with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. 
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Key Patriots opt-outs Dont'a Hightower, Patrick Chung, Marcus Cannon set to return in 2021

New England is set to welcome back three significant players who opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic -- linebacker Dont'a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon -- NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
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Sean McVay believes Rams' Cam Akers is an 'every-down back,' calls him 'special player'

The Rams look a whole lot different than they did a little over a year ago, and their on-the-fly transition might have a new mascot in Cam Akers.
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Washington QB Taylor Heinicke on Alex Smith: 'Hopefully we can bring him back'

Though he recently signed an extension with Washington, quarterback Taylor Heinicke is hoping the squad will bring back veteran QB Alex Smith. 
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Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin says he would 'play on' franchise tag

Impending free-agent WR Chris Godwin told MJ Acosta on Thursday that he would play on the franchise tag in 2021 if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers applied it. 
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Sean McVay on Jared Goff's days as Rams QB: 'There's a lot of times you can smile on'

Speaking Thursday about his soon-to-be former quarterback Jared Goff, Rams coach Sean McVay looked back fondly on the days of Goff and deemed it unfair to pin the team's recent offensive woes squarely on the shoulders of the QB. 
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Move the Sticks Podcast: Breaking Down the Rumored Rift Between Seahawks & Russell Wilson + David Cutcliffe Joins

Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks return to discuss a reported rift between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks before welcoming Duke head coach David Cutcliffe to the pod.
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Jets DT Quinnen Williams: 'I'd be disappointed' if traded by New York

The offseason isn't even a month old, and the Jets are set to look dramatically different next season because of their new coaching staff alone. More change could be coming at several positions. Whatever the final roster proves to be, DT Quinnen Williams wants to be on it.
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Texans remain unwilling to talk Deshaun Watson trade

Houston is staying pat on its stance that it will not deal franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson, as the Texans are unwilling to discuss a swap -- though some teams have left offers on voicemails, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. 
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Roundup: Titans cut WR Adam Humphries after two seasons

Adam Humphries is done in Nashville. The Tennessee Titans are releasing the receiver after two seasons with the club. Read on for more NFL roster transactions from Thursday.
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