Texans will not pick up option on CB Conley

The Houston Texans are not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on cornerback Gareon Conley, multiple media outlets reported. The decision will spare the Texans a guaranteed $10.24 million for the 2021 season, ESPN reported on Thursday. Conley, who is slated to make $1.892 million in 2020, per Spotrac, was acquired by Houston from…

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Rays, Marlins to furlough some staff

The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins are furloughing some employees as the Major League Baseball season remains on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday that dozens of full-time staff members will be furloughed effective Saturday. It is expected that less than half of the team’s estimated 400 to…

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Republican U.S. senators to introduce COVID-19 data privacy bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of key Republican U.S. senators said Thursday they are introducing proposed legislation to address consumer privacy concerns surrounding technology companies’ efforts to use personal data to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Roger Wicker, who chairs the Commerce Committee, and other key Republicans introduced the bill that would “hold businesses accountable…

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