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Dr Z Obituary

Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman 1932-2018

Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman, widely considered one of the best football writers of all time, and who covered the NFL for 29 years as Sports Illustrated’s lead pro football writer as part of a 55-year career in journalism, passed away today in Noblesville, Ind. Zimmerman’s writing career was cut short by a series of strokes in November […]

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Rich Tandler 1955-2018

Rich Tandler, whose in-depth reporting, unique insights and kindhearted personality made him one of the most respected reporters and commentators on the Redskins’ beat, died unexpectedly Tuesday night. Tandler, who worked as the NBC Sports Washington Redskins reporter, was 63. No cause of death was announced. It is a crushing loss for the football community, […]

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Dave Anderson 1929-2018

From PFWA President Bob Glauber … Dave Anderson, 1929-2018 Legendary New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Anderson was laid to rest today near his home in Tenafly, N.J. A man who spent decades covering all sports and had a particular passion for writing about the NFL, Anderson was 89. The PFWA sends […]

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2018 NFL Media Access Policy

Each year, the National Football League reviews its media access policy that governs how NFL players, coaches and executives deal with the media on a daily and year-round basis. Everything from the amount and types of access each team must provide on a weekly basis, daily practice access, required press conferences to the disclosing of […]

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PFWA statement on change in leadership

The leadership of the Pro Football Writers of America has changed after PFWA president Jim Trotter accepted a position with NFL Media. PFWA rules limit membership to journalists working for independent media outlets, which means our friends working for league- and team-owned media have not been eligible. Jim is an outstanding journalist who has served […]

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PFWA Statement on Cam Newton comment

A statement from the Pro Football Writers of America (Oct. 4, 2017): The Pro Football Writers of America strongly condemn Cam Newton’s demeaning comment toward a female media member Wednesday afternoon. When Charlotte Observer Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton during his weekly news conference how he felt about receiver Devin Funchess embracing the […]

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