Tom Pelissero

Tom Pelissero

Reporter, @NFLNetwork and Contributor, @SiriusXMNFL. Husband, @SaraPelissero. Dad, the best girls ever.

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#Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) isn’t expected to be activated from injured reserve for tonight’s game against the #Falcons , per sources. He returned to practice Tuesday and Carolina hasn’t formally ruled him out. But it was a long shot all week and remains that way.

#Raiders RT Trent Brown is asymptomatic after his positive COVID-19 test, I'm told. But some teammates remain isolated as the NFL and NFLPA sort out the situation. Sunday's game against the #Bucs  is on as scheduled. @nflnetwork 

The NFL sent this memo to clubs Friday laying out procedures for “high risk” close contacts. With no positive test results this morning from Friday’s testing, the #Raiders  can activate four starting offensive linemen by 4 p.m. today. Final all-clear comes Sunday morning.

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#Bills TE Dawson Knox tested positive for COVID-19 and TEs Lee Smith, Tommy Sweeney and Nate Becker were defined as close contacts and will also miss Sunday's game.

New #Bucs  WR Antonio Brown’s 1-year contract: $750K in prorated base salary $250K in per-game active bonuses Incentives (must make playoffs) $250K for 45+ catches $250K for 650+ receiving yards $250K for 6+ TDs $750K for Super Bowl win Base: $1 million. Max: $2.5 million.

The 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl -- the nation's oldest college football all-star game, played since 1925 -- has been canceled because of challenges presented by COVID-19.

The #Cowboys  have informed DT Dontari Poe and CB Daryl Worley they’ll be released if Dallas can’t trade them today, per sources. Big changes continue for Dallas D.

The #Giants  have quarantined all but four of their offensive linemen after one tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell me and @RapSheet .

As of now, the #Giants  players sent home were determined to be close contacts — and not high-risk — which means they could be back tomorrow, per source.


Nobody saw a 45-42 #Jaguars  win over the #Steelers . Nobody ... except Calais Campbell, who reminded me what he told me after last week’s game. This is so weird

The #Seahawks  cut rookie CB Kemah Siverand this week after he was caught on video trying to sneak a female visitor into the team hotel, per sources. Clear message on the responsibility everyone has in the NFL’s COVID-19 world: Put the team at risk, suffer the consequences.

The NFL has officially changed Cody Parkey's missed field goal yesterday to a blocked kick by Treyvon Hester.

#Patriots star CB Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for the coronavirus and the team isn't expected to practice today, per sources.

The woman was wearing #Seahawks  gear in an attempt to disguise her as a player, I’m told. It did not work.

Dez Bryant was helped off the field at #Saints  practice today after suffering what the team fears may be a torn Achilles, sources tell me and . He’s getting an MRI now.

Crazy scene: #Jets  players were on the bus when they stopped, told Teddy Bridgewater he’d been traded, he waved goodbye, then they drove off, source said. Bridgewater headed to the #Saints . Wild.

NFL clubs just received this email with reporting dates. Training camp is on.

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The #Titans  had three new player positives and five new personnel positives for COVID-19, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo . Both Titans and Vikings, who hosted them Sunday, will suspend in person club activities starting today.