Evander Kane set to join Edmonton Oilers, sources say, as NHL clears winger after investigating potential COVID-19 violations

Evander Kane has reached a verbal agreement to sign with the Edmonton Oilers for the rest of the NHL season, sources told ESPN’s Kevin Weekes on Thursday. A Kane-to-Edmonton agreement comes as the NHL on Thursday cleared the veteran winger of potential violations of COVID-19 protocols. Sources told Weekes that Kane’s deal with the Oilers … Read more

Broncos hire Nathaniel Hackett, task him with reviving franchise in general, offense in particular – The Denver Post

A Broncos franchise in acute need of an adrenaline jolt emanating from the head coach’s office and an offensive revival hope they received both Thursday when they announced the hiring of Nathaniel Hackett. A veteran NFL coordinator widely respected for his football acumen and boundless energy, the 42-year-old Hackett agreed to terms on a four-year … Read more

Tom Brady, others react to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announcing retirement

Getty Images As expected, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement on Thursday after 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 39-year-old shared the news in a video posted to his social media pages. In the video, no. 7 is seen cleaning out his locker while reflecting on nearly two decades in Pittsburgh. “I don’t know … Read more

Raiders put in request to interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels for vacant head coaching job

Josh McDaniels has found a new horse on the coaching carousel. The Las Vegas Raiders have filed a request to interview the Patriots’ offensive coordinator before their opening as head coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Thursday, hoping he will interview with the team this weekend. Dave Ziegler, Patriots’ … Read more

Draymond Green joins TNT as possible Charles Barkley heir

Draymond Green has signed with TNT — but he is staying with the Warriors. Green, a three-time NBA champion with Golden State, has inked a multi-year deal with Turner that will have him serve as an analyst, while he keeps playing. Green has long been viewed as a potential heir apparent to Charles Barkley on … Read more

New Minnesota Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah focused on finding coach as first major task

EAGAN, Minnesota — Less than a full day into his tenure as general manager of the Minnesota Vikings, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is already “deeply involved” in the team’s search for a new head coach, according to co-owner Mark Wilf. At his inaugural press conference Thursday, Adofo-Mensah reiterated that the talks he has had regarding candidates are … Read more

Mike Singletary vetoed a 49ers trade for Ben Roethlisberger

The last 12 years of NFL history could have taken a very different trajectory. Former 49ers coach Mike Singletary told The Athletic he vetoed a transaction that allegedly sent Ben Roethlisberger from Pittsburgh to San Francisco after the quarterback had recently faced sexual assault allegations. As Singletary puts it, he met 49ers owner John York, … Read more