Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd

Instead of X's and O's, the Denver Broncos spent Tuesday talking about racial injustice, police brutality and healing a nation rocked by demonstrations over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis on top of the coronavirus outbreak and its economic devastation. Team president Joe Ellis addressed the offense and defense in separate Zoom calls that replaced the team's regular video conference sessions, which are a substitute for in-person training during the pandemic. Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated in the calls in which Ellis emphasized society's need to eradicate racism and told the players that the organization shares in the outrage over Floyd's death at the hands of police.

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Benjamin Watson: 'I do think there's a much more acceptance now of players speaking out'

Former Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson joined the latest episode of the "Patriots Talk Podcast" with Tom E. Curran to discuss a number of topics related to the events that have unfolded throughout the nation over the last week.

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Steelers RB Conner focusing on present, not uncertain future

James Conner didn't treat the quarantine caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as an obstacle, but an opportunity. While the shutdown forced the Pittsburgh Steelers running back to cancel a couple of planned vacations, it also gave him time - a lot of time - to filter out the noise heading into the most important season of his career. ''(It) helped me get away from all distractions,'' Conner said Tuesday.

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