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Holy Shit, The Athletic Just Swiped A Bunch Of NFL Beat Writers

The Athletic is committed to pulverizing newspapers, and it brought out the sledgehammer today. The site announced the launch of six new localized verticals plus additional football coverage in four cities in which it already had a presence:

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And The Athletic is largely staffing those verticals by poaching beat writers and columnists from local newspapers:

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It’s not hard to notice the NFL regular season begins in a little more than two weeks.

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Dom Cosentino

Dom Cosentino is a staff writer at Deadspin.