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After Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans was named to the NFL’s Top 100 Players list, the league released an unsettling video.

Before to the 2021 season, the NFL is in the midst of releasing its Top 100 players list.
Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Houston Texans, is highlighted extensively for the second year in a row.
According to the league’s announcement on Sunday afternoon, Watson is rated 18th.
Many people were perplexed by the accolade.
In 22 civil lawsuits and ten criminal complaints, Watson has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault.
So why is Watson listed among the NFL’s top 100 players?
It wasn’t the NFL’s decision, to be sure.
The players, not the league or NFL Network, vote on the annual Top 100.
For the fourth year in a row, the players chose Watson, who led the NFL with 4,823 passing yards last season.
His career-high ranking of 18 is the highest of his career.
MORE: What you need to know about Deshaun Watson’s lawsuits That said, the NFL was clearly not pleased with Watson’s inclusion on the list, or at the very least, it didn’t congratulate him on his accomplishment.
Instead, the league created an extremely unsettling video to go along with the award.
It opened with this comment from the narrator: “Nobody knows when Deshaun Watson will take the field again.” It had zero player interviews, which are usually a hallmark of the rankings.
His future is in doubt.
But his talent is undeniable.” See the entire 87-second video on the NFL’s YouTube channel.
It’s impossible to hold the NFL responsible for the video, but given the claims against Watson, it’s worth considering why it was made at all.
The league could have simply confirmed his inclusion on the list and went on with its business.
The NFL has yet to decide whether or not to sanction Watson for breaching the league’s personal conduct rules, and a decision is unlikely to be made anytime soon.
Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, stated that the league has not yet contacted Watson or his legal counsel.
According to Yahoo Sports, “the NFL frequently tries to avoid contacting the defendant and his lawyers and seeking evidence from them until the criminal investigation is completed.”
“Historically, they’ve wanted to avoid interfering with criminal investigations.”
When the criminal inquiry is over, they will proceed with their own separate follow-up.
I’ve had no interaction with the NFL other than a phone call to say, ‘When the time is right, we will completely comply.’
‘You let us know,’ and that is exactly what will happen.”

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Colin Kaepernick is rated higher than these three NFL quarterbacks in Madden 22.

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since the 49ers’ 25-23 season-ending loss to the Seahawks on January 1, 2017.
That hasn’t prevented the Madden video game company from putting the 33-year-old in its game, with the 33-year-old having a higher rating than Justin Herbert, the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Kirk Cousins, and Trevor Lawrence in the 22 version.
Why is Kaepernick still a playable character in the game?
EA Sports believes it is a viable business model.
“Understanding that our EA Sports experiences are platforms for players to create,” the video game company said in a statement in September 2020. “We want to make Madden NFL a location that reflects Colin’s position and talent, ranks him as a starting QB, and empowers our fans to express their hopes for the future of football.”
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The major news this year is that Kaepernick is rated higher than only three quarterbacks this year, compared to 14 quarterbacks in 2020.
“Nice,” Herbert said when told his rating was an 80 during training camp.
I grew up with Madden NFL.
Cousins’ NFL QBR rating was 105, which put him ahead of Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, Baker Mayfield, Matthew Stafford, Kyler Murray, and Ben Roethlisberger.
With these ratings, Madden 21 took its woke to a whole new level: Then Madden 21 turned Kaepernick’s characteristic touchdown celebration into a raised ‘Black Power fist:

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The Washington Football Team looks to have whittled down its final selection of possible nicknames.

The Washington Redskins have cut down their list of possible nicknames.
The club launched a web series called “Creating the Brand” on YouTube, and in the third episode, team president Jason Wright sits down with head coach Ron Rivera and general manager Martin Mayhew.
Some of the finalists were shown to Wright’s colleagues.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM According to The Washington Post, the team had cut down the list to three nicknames from the eight disclosed in the video.
The Washington Presidents, Brigade, Redhogs, Football Team, Commanders, Armada, Defenders, and Redwolves were among the teams featured in the film.
The Washington Redwolves nickname appears to be agreed upon by the fans interviewed in the video.
RON RIVERA OF WASHINGTON ON THE NFL TAUNTING CRACKDOWN: ‘WE DONT NEED THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SEE THAT’ “We started with 40,000 submissions and worked our way down from there,” Wright said in the video.
“It offered us a wide view of how the public and the fan base feel about us as an organization and where they want to see us go,” Wright told the Associated Press in July.
The Warriors, one of the prospective nicknames, was dropped from the list in July.
GET THE FOX NEWS APP HERE Wright stated in a statement on the team’s website that the new name will not include any references to Native Americans.
Wright believes that the new name will encourage more people to support the squad and that it will not offend anyone.
This article was written with the help of the Associated Press.

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At the Rams-Chargers preseason game, a massive NFL fan brawl breaks out (video).

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 14: Supporters watch the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams play in a preseason game at SoFi Stadium on August 14, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
(Picture courtesy of Getty Images/Katelyn Mulcahy) Field of Dreams turned reality by Mark Carman The Rams and Chargers faced off in preseason with fans in the stands.
While it’s a beautiful sight, it also serves as a stark warning of what may go wrong.
The Chargers defeated the Rams in their preseason opener, and because both teams are based in Los Angeles, neither crowd had to travel far to witness their team play.
Chase Daniel led the Chargers to win despite the fact that neither Matthew Stafford nor Justin Herbert played a single snap.
The Rams’ Duck Hodges took the majority of the snaps.
Yet, the main plot unfolded in the spectators rather than on the field of play.
A violent brawl broke out between fans, spilling across numerous rows of spectators.
At the Rams-Chargers game at SoFi Stadium, there was a huge brawl.
pic.twitter.com/aOrndTxdKF — BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) August 15, 2021 An NFL fan brawl breaks out during a Chargers-Rams game. In this scenario, neither one truly wins.
Supporters are eventually excluded from all NFL games, since you can sure the Rams have the same video evidence we do.
Except on the field, violence is not tolerated at NFL games.
While emotions will run high from game to game, it’s crucial to keep things in perspective rather than allowing words, or in some cases, drink, to get in the way of an otherwise enjoyable experience.

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Tyreek Hill’s famous peace sign may need to change for the 2021 season according to NFL taunting rules

The No-Fun League hits once more.
It wouldn’t be the NFL offseason without a contentious rule change looming ahead of the following season.
This year, NFL officials will make taunting regulations a “point of emphasis,” which means that instead of some bad, horrible, and cool flexes, expect pleasantries among competitors all year.
In 2021, according to the NFL’s annual rule update and areas of emphasis video, game officials have been told to strictly enforce taunting laws.
More: Rating the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 https://t.co/aMafmvxwxt — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021 MORE: Ranking the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 The rule itself hasn’t changed much: it’s still 15 yards for taunting, and two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties usually result in an automatic ejection, occasionally resulting in fines and even bans (!!).
Although automatic ejections and fines for taunting aren’t new, competition committee chairman Rich McKay said coaches raised the problem in the spring.
The following is an exact quote from the video.
Officials continue to be concerned about the illegal use of helmets.
What this means: Players like Tyreek Hill may have to have his deuces holstered when taking a Patrick Mahomes throw to the end zone. pic.twitter.com/oLLS3dOafH — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021
We’ll also miss out on great moments like Antoine Winfield Jr.’s.
In the Super Bowl, Hill was given a peace sign.
It appears that retaliation is no longer acceptable.
It’s worth noting that taunting penalties will be enforced more aggressively for the 2021 season, but end-zone celebrations are still perfectly acceptable and within the rules.
At the very least, the league has that.
After all, taunting will be tough for officials to pick out, and no two taunting scenarios will likely be the identical.
Put it down to the NFL getting in its own way once more.

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Tyreek Hill’s famous peace sign may need to change for the 2021 season according to NFL taunting rules

The No-Fun League hits once more.
It wouldn’t be the NFL offseason without a contentious rule change looming ahead of the following season.
This year, NFL officials will make taunting regulations a “point of emphasis,” which means that instead of some bad, horrible, and cool flexes, expect pleasantries among competitors all year.
In 2021, according to the NFL’s annual rule update and areas of emphasis video, game officials have been told to strictly enforce taunting laws.
More: Rating the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 https://t.co/aMafmvxwxt — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021 MORE: Ranking the NFL’s best receivers for 2021 The rule itself hasn’t changed much: it’s still 15 yards for taunting, and two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties usually result in an automatic ejection, occasionally resulting in fines and even bans (!!).
Although automatic ejections and fines for taunting aren’t new, competition committee chairman Rich McKay said coaches raised the problem in the spring.
The following is an exact quote from the video.
Officials continue to be concerned about the illegal use of helmets.
What this means: Players like Tyreek Hill may have to have his deuces holstered when taking a Patrick Mahomes throw to the end zone. pic.twitter.com/oLLS3dOafH — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 10, 2021
We’ll also miss out on great moments like Antoine Winfield Jr.’s.
In the Super Bowl, Hill was given a peace sign.
It appears that retaliation is no longer acceptable.
It’s worth noting that taunting penalties will be enforced more aggressively for the 2021 season, but end-zone celebrations are still perfectly acceptable and within the rules.
At the very least, the league has that.
After all, taunting will be tough for officials to pick out, and no two taunting scenarios will likely be the identical.
Put it down to the NFL getting in its own way once more.

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In a pre-training camp video, Tom Brady’s amazing accuracy is on full show.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by Tom Brady, appear to be primed for another Super Bowl run.
Brady demonstrated his precision in a video on Sunday.
Prior to the start of training camp, he shared a video of himself playing catch with a JUGS machine.
GO TO FOXNEWS.COM FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE. “Training camp begins this week.”
He tweeted, “I’m looking forward to having some actual receivers again.”
Brady and the Buccaneers paid a visit to the White House earlier this week to commemorate the team’s second Super Bowl championship.
After defeating the Kansas City Chiefs, the team brought back all of its starters, a feat that had never been accomplished in the NFL until Tampa Bay.
The 43-year-old is in his 22nd NFL season and is coming off MCL surgery after playing the full 2020 season with a damaged ligament.
Brady threw for 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2020.
He led the Buccaneers to a wild-card berth in the playoffs and won each of their postseason games on the road before defeating the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
TOM BRADY OF THE BUCS COMPARES HIMSELF TO WAYNE GRETZKY AND MICHAEL JORDAN AFTER THE TEAM PASSED ON HIM: ‘A NO-BRAINER’ Alex Guerrero, Brady’s personal trainer, stated last week that fans can expect to see Brady on the field for at least another two years.
Guerrero noted on Tuesday’s episode of “The Adam Schefter Podcast” that the goal was always to assist Brady prepare to play for at least 45 minutes, which means he’ll be with the Bucs until the 2022 season.
“I believe the greatest achievement I will have is if we live to be 45 years old, because that was his dream.”
“To say, ‘Hey, we actually accomplished it,’ will probably be the proudest moment for me,” Guerrero added.
“I know that I want to keep my vow to him by assisting him in achieving his goal.”
It’s not a problem if his goal shifts.
If he says, ‘Well, I guess I’ll call it a day,’ that’s fantastic.
It’s no problem.
“I will wholeheartedly back that,” Guerrero said, adding that Brady could also want to continue pushing the envelope.
GET THE FOX NEWS APP HERE “I started thinking about this year two years ago.”
I make an effort to keep his body three years ahead of where we’ll be.
‘What if he feels so fantastic at 45 that he wants to play until he’s 46?’ I’m not just thinking about next year.
I’m not sure, so I’d better make a plan!
I’d best start thinking about how I’ll get his physique ready for 46 or 47.
Paulina Dedaj from Fox News contributed to this article.

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Tom Brady, the Buccaneers’ quarterback, has posted a viral video proving his passing accuracy, which could be a hoax.

Tom Brady Shows Off Incredible Accuracy in Video, But Is It Real?
Throughout his illustrious 21-year NFL career, Tom Brady’s exceptional passing accuracy has been well-documented.
Brady’s video, which went viral on social media on Sunday, showed what appeared to be ridiculous precision.
Oh, well, it could’ve been.
The Buccaneers quarterback was shown in the video throwing three pinpoint passes to a football passing machine, which promptly returned each pass he fired.
Brady, 43, did, however, appear to have had some special effects assistance.
Brady tagged videographer Ari Fararooy in the Instagram post, and Fararooy then posted the clip, crediting himself as director and responsible for visual effects.
Fararooy also attributed Warm & Fuzzy, a studio of artists, with the CGI, and Shadow Lion, Brady’s off-the-field media company, as the producer.
“Training camp starts this week,” Brady captioned the photo.
I’m looking forward to having some real receivers back…” It’s unclear whether the video is the result of clever editing or passing accuracy, but it’s impressive in either case.
The Bucs are coming off their first Super Bowl victory since 2003, thanks to a season in which Brady threw for 4,633 yards and 40 touchdowns while completing 65.7% of his passes.
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