Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson
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Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection
Aaron Rodgers during national anthem

Aaron Rodgers blasts Drew Brees: ‘Never about the anthem or a flag’

Drew Brees drew rampant criticism from across the NFL after speaking out against athletes who kneel during the national anthem. Now, Green Bay Packers quarterback...
Lamar Jackson evades a tackle

5 most dangerous playmakers in the NFL today

The NFL is in the midst of an era full of explosive playmakers that can make jaw-dropping plays look easy. When a team puts the...
MLB Opening Day

Report: MLB rejects players’ proposal for season, won’t send counter proposal

As the NBA moves forward with its plans to resume the 2019-'20 season, Major League Baseball encountered another hurdle on Wednesday that could prevent fans...
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Report: Third Marshall student-athlete tests positive for coronavirus

Just two days after Marshall University announced two of its athletes tested positive for the coronavirus, another athlete will now be quarantined due to COVID-19.
Paul George guards LeBron James

Report: NBA set to propose plan for 22-team format to resume season

The NBA is set to propose a plan to the league's Board of Governors on Thursday that could be one of the final steps to...
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

MLB releases statement on death of George Floyd

More than a week after George Floyd died in police custody in Minnesota, sparking outrage and protests across the world, Major League Baseball released a...
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Report: Five Oklahoma State players test positive for coronavirus

Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga became one of the first college football players to test positive for the coronavirus since student-athletes were allowed to return...
Pittsburgh coach Johnny Majors

Legendary CFB coach Johnny Majors dies at 85

Johnny Majors, a legendary college football coach for the Tennessee Volunteers and Pittsburgh Panthers, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 85.
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly

Report: Luke Kuechly could join Panthers’ front office

Luke Kuechly shocked the NFL world in January by retiring after only eight NFL seasons. Now, just a few months removed from his decision, the...
NFL owner Jerry Jones

Report: NFL owners ‘watching their spending’ due to fears of revenue hit from 2020...

The 2020 NFL season is just a few months away. Before the schedule kicks off, though, the league is bracing for difficult discussions around the...
Carson Wentz throws pass

Eagles QB Carson Wentz releases strong statement on death of George Floyd

As the United States continues to react to the tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz became the latest athlete...
Kyler Murray talks to Baker Mayfield

Five NFL players poised for stardom in 2020

Just making it to the NFL is an incredible accomplishment. For those NFL players good enough to become the game's biggest stars. As the 2020...
MiLB player swings bat

MLB teams expected to cut more than 1,000 MiLB players over the next week

Major League Baseball is pushing MLB players to take significant pay cuts for a 2020 season. Now, with the MiLB season expected to be canceled,...
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UAB football signee dies in drowning accident

The University of Alabama at Birmingham suffered a heartbreaking loss this week, following the tragic loss of football signee Jamari Smith. Smith,...
NFL onside kick attempt

Report: NFL owners reject rule change for onside kick alternative

NFL owners voted against a rule change on Thursday that would create an alternative to the onside kick beginning in the 2020 season.
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Report: NFL could use flat cap in 2021 due to revenue hit this season...

As MLB finds itself amid a labor dispute preventing the start of the 2020 season, the NFL remains on track to hold its season this...
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Detroit Lions doctor: Second wave of coronavirus would be ‘incredibly devastating’ for 2020 NFL...

The NFL is already bracing for challenges this season brought on by the coronavirus. While there is confidence for a full 2020 NFL season, the...
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Report: Top candidate emerges to become Knicks’ coach

The New York Knicks have spent the past few months building their front office to help the team embark on a turnaround. Now the search...
NFL referee Tony Corrente during a game

Report: Some NFL refs ‘contemplating’ not working due to COVID-19

The NFL is preparing for a full 2020 season this fall despite the COVID-19 pandemic. While players and teams will likely be on board with...
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Dallas Cowboys: 2020 season preview and predictions

The Dallas Cowboys entered 2019 with grand expectations and fell far short once again under Jason Garrett. Following a promising 5-3 start to the season,...
Antonio Brown smiles on the sideline

WATCH: Antonio Brown dazzles in latest workout video

Antonio Brown is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL whenever he takes the field. Now on the path to redemption with dreams...
Rocco Baldelli watches team train

Minnesota Twins manager speaks out about George Floyd killing

As more professional athletes have begun weighing in on social justice issues, coaches have started speaking out as well. Following the death of 46-year-old George...
tua Tagovailoa speaks during press conference

Report: ‘Foregone conclusion’ Tua Tagovailoa will start Week 1

The Miami Dolphins envisioned Tua Tagovailoa as their starting quarterback for nearly a year. After putting themselves in a position to draft the star quarterback...
Bryce Harper reacts after striking out

Report: MLBPA ‘very disappointed’ with MLB’s financial proposal, ‘significant gap’ remains

If there is going to be a Major League Baseball season this summer, MLB owners will need to come up with a much better offer...