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Steelers keep James Conner in Pittsburgh
James Conner is leaving college football, but he’s not leaving the facility where he practiced or the stadium where he played. The Steelers have made the former running back a third-round pick in the...
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Cowboys add Jourdan Lewis, who faces a July jury trial
The Cowboys have rolled the dice on a player who is facing domestic violence charges. Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis has been drafted in round three, despite a July 10 trial date on misdemeanor charges....
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Giants add Davis Webb
Amid a buzz that former Cal quarterback Davis Webb could have crashed round one, he lasted until round three. And he ended up on the depth chart in New York. The Giants have made Webb the 87th pick in the...
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Ravens take a flier on risky pass-rusher Tim Williams
Father Ozzie’s Home for Wayward Boys has taken in another one, and doubled up with another former Alabama player. With the 78th pick, the Ravens took linebacker Tim Williams, who has both the pedigree...
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Eagles “really confident” Sidney Jones will be same player after Achilles tear
Cornerback Sidney Jones became a new member of the Eagles in the second round of the draft on Friday night, but it’s still unknown when Jones will be able to get on the field for the team. Jones tore...
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Rams add Cooper Kupp
The Rams are adding weapons for Jared Goff and Sean McVay. After taking a tight end in round two, the Rams have added a receiver in the third round, nabbing Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp. Primarily...
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Saints continue to add to backfield with Alvin Kamara
The Saints already had a 1,000-yard back, and then they went and signed a former MVP and future Hall-of-Famer. So naturally, they drafted another running back. The Saints traded up to the 67th overall pick...
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Marvin Lewis: We felt we could move forward with Joe Mixon
The Bengals brought one of the bigger storylines of the second round of the NFL draft to an end when they drafted Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon with the 48th overall pick. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis...
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JuJu Smith-Schuster is a Steeler
It’s time for virtual JuJu Smith-Schuster to change teams again. The former USC receiver, an emotional and competitive player who will instantly fit with the mindset of Pittsburgh, has become the...
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Cowboys take CB Chidobe Awuzie in round two
The Cowboys continue to address the exodus that damaged the defense in free agency. After taking pass rusher Taco Charlton in round one, the Cowboys replaced Brandon Carr and/or Morris Claiborne by...
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Browns get a quarterback, draft DeShone Kizer
After passing on quarterbacks three times in the first round, the Browns drafted a quarterback in the second round. Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer went to Cleveland with the 52nd overall pick. The...
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Ashland tight end Adam Shaheen goes to Bears at No. 45
The Bears traded up and took a quarterback in the first round and followed that up by trading down to take a tight end in the second round. Their choice comes with an unusual pedigree for a second-round...
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Bengals draft Joe Mixon
The most controversial player in the 2017 NFL draft is off the board. With the 48th overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon. Although he had first-round talent, many...
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Colts take cornerback Quincy Wilson with the 46th pick
New Colts General Manager Chris Ballard had a big task in front on him when he took over this offseason, and he’s starting at the back of the defense and working forward. The Colts took Florida safety...
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Rams finally pick, take tight end Gerald Everett
The L.A. Rams didn’t have a first-round pick, and they traded pick No. 37 to the Bills. Now, with the 44th overall selection, the Rams have made a selection. The selection is South Alabama tight end...
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Eagles grab Sidney Jones to loud cheers
Washington cornerback Sidney Jones might have gone in the first round of the draft if he hadn’t torn his Achilles tendon during his pro day workout this spring. Jones did tear it, though, and had to...
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Vikings trade up to take Dalvin Cook 41st overall
The Vikings moved on from Adrian Peterson this offseason, and knew they needed a running back. So they traded in front of the Eagles, and took Florida State running back Dalvin Cook with the 41st overall...
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Bills now not expected to pick up Sammy Watkins option
After giving up a bounty of picks to draft Sammy Watkins in 2014, the Bills are prepared to let him test free agency in 2018. Buffalo is not expected to pick up the fifth-year option on Watkins’...
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Chargers love Lamp
Yeah I said it. The L.A. Chargers, whose helmets carry an electrical charge logo, have plugged in to guard Forrest Lamp in the second round of the draft. Lamp, who already has a lamp deal, slid into round...
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Panthers take Curtis Samuel 40th overall, add to team speed
The Panthers added some more speed in the second round, and another guy without an easily defined position. With the 40th overall pick, the Panthers took Ohio State running back/receiver Curtis Samuel....
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Jets double down on SEC safeties with Marcus Maye at No. 39
The Jets took a safety from the SEC in the first round and they did the same thing in the second round. Florida safety Marcus Maye was the choice with the 39th overall pick. LSU’s Jamal Adams was the...
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Bills trade up with Rams, pick Zay Jones
The Rams waited more than a full round to take a pick in the 2017 draft. They decided to keep waiting. The Rams have traded out of the 37th pick in the draft, and the Bills sprung up to get East Carolina...
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Seahawks finally make a pick, add Malik McDowell
The Seahawks took their time, but they’ve finally taken their first player of the 2017 NFL Draft. Seattle traded down for the third time since the start of the first round when they were on the clock...
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Cardinals trade up to take safety Budda Baker
Arizona lost five starters on defense to free agency, and they’re beginning to reload in the draft. Instead of taking a quarterback to eventually replace Carson Palmer, they’ve used their first...
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Ron Jaworski can’t get the fans to stop booing Roger Goodell
When it comes to helping the Commissioner avoid the inevitable in-draft boo birds, the NFL tried a half-measure on Friday night. And it didn’t work. Roger Goodell brought former Eagles quarterback Ron...
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Jaguars jump up to draft Cam Robinson
The Seahawks were on the clock for the third time in the first two nights early on Friday night, but they remain without a new addition to their roster after the announcement of the 34th pick. Seattle...
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Bengals pick up fifth-year option on Darqueze Dennard
Darqueze Dennard hasn’t developed into the kind of player the Bengals hoped he’d be when they chose him in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. But the Bengals still think he has promise....
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Packers keep the 33rd pick, take cornerback Kevin King
The Packers tried to trade the first pick of the second round, but were unable to. So they decided to take a guy who could help them immediately instead. With the 33rd overall choice, the Packers took...
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Fournette aims to bring championships to Jacksonville
No NFL player will ever be successful without supreme confidence. Which means that pretty much every NFL player is supremely confident. Which means that not every player is going to fulfill the promise of...
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Reuben Foster hung up on the Saints when the 49ers picked him
New 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was so close to becoming new Saints linebacker Reuben Foster that he was on the phone with Saints officials making plans to go to New Orleans when he got the call...
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Ravens exercise 2018 option on C.J. Mosley’s contract
The Ravens took an Alabama player in the first round on Thursday night when they made cornerback Marlon Humphrey the 16th overall pick of the NFL draft. The last time the Ravens took a member of the Crimson...
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Cowboys expect Jaylon Smith to take part in rookie minicamp
The Cowboys will get first-round pass rusher Taco Charlton and the rest of their 2017 draft class on the field at a rookie minicamp in a couple of weeks, but they won’t be the only players getting...
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Report: Chargers, Jets, Bucs among teams calling about No. 33
The Packers said they are open for business when it came to trade discussions involving the No. 33 pick and their baiting of the hook appears to be getting some nibbles. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that...
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How did the Gareon Conley polygraph test come to be?
A game of hot potato possibly could emerge regarding the lie detector test taken by Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley before the draft. Per multiple reports, the Ravens requested it. A source with knowledge...
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Report: Jets making calls about Sheldon Richardson trade
Heading into the offseason, there was talk about the Jets trading defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson but nothing materialized over the last couple of months. It appears they are giving it another try...
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Chiefs feared Saints would take Patrick Mahomes
When the Chiefs decided to jump from No. 27 to No. 10, the simplest explanation for the move was that the Chiefs thought the Browns at No. 12 or the Cardinals at No. 13 would take quarterback Patrick...
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Gareon Conley could still be charged, despite passing polygraph test
The Raiders decided to take a risk by drafting cornerback Gareon Conley. But it definitely was a risk, given the uncertainty of his legal situation in Cleveland. Yes, Conley passed a polygraph test, which...
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Mitchell Trubisky: Mike Glennon is still the Bears’ starter
New Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky isn’t expecting to have the starting job handed to him. Trubisky said today in Chicago that he knows the Bears signed Mike Glennon with the expectation that he...
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Deshaun Watson: I’m not Michael Jordan, but I’m ready to work
When Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said quarterback Deshaun Watson would be the NFL’s version of Michael Jordan, even Watson himself thought that was a little crazy. But Watson is eager to do all he can...
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Browns parting ways with Gary Barnidge
The Browns traded back into the first round on Thursday night to take tight end David Njoku and that move had immediate repercussions for a veteran member of the team. Tight end Gary Barnidge posted a...
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Philip Rivers: I’m glad we made a move that helps right now
In the weeks leading up to the draft, there was a lot of chatter about the Chargers drafting a quarterback and perhaps even taking one in the first round as they looked ahead to a time without Philip Rivers...
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Report: Bears G.M. didn’t tell his coach about plans to draft Mitch Trubisky
If you thought you were surprised by the Bears trading up to take Mitch Trubisky, imagine how coach John Fox felt. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Bears General Manager Ryan Pace kept the plan to move...
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Report: Browns called the Patriots about Jimmy Garoppolo
The Browns were quick to declare #fakenews last night when the network they own a portion of reported they were trying to trade for Kirk Cousins. Now comes another report from another network saying they...
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Browns invite even more quarterback questions in 2017
Remember when the Browns were repeatedly grilled about their decision not to sit tight at No. 2 and take Carson Wentz last year? The Browns soon may be longing for those days. Their first-round strategy in...
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Chiefs think Patrick Mahomes can be “truly great”
Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said he traded up to pick quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick in the draft for a simple reason: He thinks Mahomes is a franchise-changing player....
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T.J. Watt: Playing Texans on Christmas will be “really cool and a weird day”
The Steelers made linebacker T.J. Watt a first-round pick on Thursday night and that means Christmas will be a family reunion for some members of the Watt family. The Texans will be hosting the Steelers on...
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Final cost of Brock Osweiler mistake: two first-round picks, second-round pick, $21 million
The Houston Texans made a huge mistake last year by signing quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract. The final cost of that blunder can now be calculated. In addition to the $21...
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Report: DeShone Kizer in play for Packers at No. 33
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson traded out of the first round last night, landing the No. 33 pick in a deal with the Browns and then let the football world he was open to trading back again to kick off...
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Goodell sees no reason to end marijuana ban
Roger Goodell says he believes marijuana is addictive and unhealthy and doesn't see a need to end the ban, but Mike Florio explains what the players could do to end the ban.
Business decisions didn’t keep teams from doing business in round one
Multiple first-round prospects made business decisions before the draft. And it didn’t stop teams from doing business with them. A pair of running backs skipped bowl games, and that didn’t keep...
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2017 NFL draft: McCaffrey good fit for Panthers?
The Panthers used the ninth overall pick to select Christian McCaffrey, but Mike Florio wonders if Carolina will get the most out of the explosive RB.
2017 NFL draft: Ross may unlock Bengals' offense
The Bengals grabbed WR John Ross with the ninth overall pick and Mike Florio thinks he could help them in significant ways.
Hue Jackson: We’ll find a role on offense for Jabrill Peppers
In the final weeks before the draft, there was some speculation that Jabrill Peppers would fall out of the first round because of concerns about a diluted urine sample at the Scouting Combine and...
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Sean McDermott tiptoes around question about scouting staff
As the draft continues to unfold, a potentially bigger drama percolates in Buffalo: After the draft ends, who stays and who goes? PFT reported recently that Bills scouts fear a mass termination next week....
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2017 NFL draft: Browns move up for David Njoku
The Browns one-upped the Steelers by moving up to the number 29 spot to grab TE David Njoku.
2017 NFL draft: Broncos perfect fit for Bolles
The Broncos selected Garett Bolles with the 20th overall pick and Mike Florio explains why Denver is a perfect fit for the OT.
Packers G.M. on tonight’s first pick: Come and get it
Packers General Manager Ted Thompson bailed out of the first round last night, and he wants to make sure everyone knows the top pick of the second round is available. Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Thompson...
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The Texans have sent the Browns a lot of stuff lately
Houston has been a quarterback away from being a serious contender for about the last five years, since Matt Schaub lost his mojo. They’ve been able to maintain a level of success by having everything...
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2017 NFL draft: 49ers target defense in first
The San Francisco 49ers drafted Solomon Thomas and traded back in to get Reuben Foster in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft, which were two of the top three players in the their big board according to...
49ers kept Saints from getting Reuben Foster
The 49ers sprang back into the first round to get a linebacker they regarded as one of the three best players in the draft. In so doing, the prevented the Saints from taking him. Via Josh Katzenstein of the...
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2017 NFL draft: Raiders take big risk with Conley
The Oakland Raiders pulled off the surprise of the first round of the 2017 NFL draft by selecting Gareon Conley, who has been accused of sexual assault.
John Elway holds leverage over Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos will soon be embroiled in a contract negotiation with John Elway, where Elway holds the cards based on his success and legacy with the team.
2017 NFL draft: Why did Bears take Trubisky?
The Bears shockingly selected Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Bears insider John Mullin breaks down the stunning move.
2017 NFL draft: Cousins on Browns' radar?
The Cleveland Browns were reportedly inquiring about Kirk Cousins during the 2017 NFL draft and Mike Florio believes he is still an option.
Bengals might have traded, if anyone had called
There were deals made in the Bengals’ neighborhood, with two of the next three picks traded to teams eager to move up for a quarterback. But Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis might have felt a little...
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2017 NFL draft: Bears stun NFL with Trubisky pick
In a wild first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bears' decision to send a bevy of picks to the 49ers in order to draft QB Mitchell Trubisky stood out.
Roger Goodell: Marijuana is addictive and unhealthy
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is willing to explore the possibility of allowing NFL players to use marijuana for medical reasons, but he’s not on board with the idea of taking it off the list of...
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2017 NFL draft: Skipping bowl games not costly
Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey were criticized by some for skipping their bowl games but they both turned out to be top-ten picks in the 2017 NFL draft.
Report: Matt Jones being shopped for trade
We saw two running backs get drafted on Thursday night and there are sure to be plenty of others coming off the board over the next six rounds of the draft. The Redskins are reportedly hoping that there...
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Panthers compare McCaffrey to many backs, including a Hall of Famer
Because Christian McCaffrey is a non-traditional running back (i.e. a white one, you might as well just say it), there is an irresistible compulsion to compare him to other backs when attempting to describe...
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Friday morning one-liners
Said CB Tre’Davious White of being picked by the Bills, “I knew that they needed a corner, but I didn’t know they were going to pick me. But I didn’t know they pretty much had that...
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Saints considered trading up for Marshon Lattimore, which may end other trade talks
The Saints have been contemplating making big moves at cornerback all offseason. They almost did again Thursday night, but didn’t even have to, as the defensive upgrade they needed came passively. Via...
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Raiders did “miles and miles” of research on Gareon Conley
Among the many storylines heading into Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft was the one involving sexual assault allegations made against former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley. Conley...
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John Lynch says 49ers got two of top three players on their board
The 49ers were involved in the first big twist of the 2017 draft when they were able to obtain two third-round picks and a fourth-round pick for moving down one spot from No. 2 to No. 3 in a trade with the...
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John Elway’s contract is the unanswered question in Denver
Is Broncos General Manager John Elway conducting his last draft in Denver? Elway, whose contract expires after the upcoming season, declined to answer when asked following the first round of the draft what...
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Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes is going to take some time
It wasn’t hard to find draft projections that had the Chiefs landing quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round, but they typically didn’t have that pick happening with the 10th overall pick...
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Which first-round quarterback has landed in the best spot?
Three quarterbacks went in the first 12 selections on Thursday night. So which of those three landed in the best spot? That’s the Friday PFT Live question of the day. Cast a ballot below, drop a...
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Ryan Pace: If you want to be great, you can’t sit on your hands
In a pre-draft season that saw few things go unnoticed, the Bears’ interest in quarterback Mitchell Trubisky slipped through the cracks. Trubisky seemed to indicate the same after the pick, but...
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Browns “won’t rest” until they “solidify” quarterback position
The Browns sort of gave their current quarterbacks a vote of confidence by not using one of three first-round picks on Thursday night on a rookie signal-caller. And then their executive V.P. of football...
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Bears’ Week 13 win over 49ers cost them three picks
In Week 13, the Bears beat the 49ers in a game that seemed utterly meaningless: Chicago entered the game 2-9, San Francisco entered the game 1-10, and neither team had anything to play for. But it turned...
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Bill O’Brien, Rick Smith say Tom Savage is the starter
The Texans made a big move up the draft board on Thursday night when they sent their 2018 first-round pick to the Browns for the chance to use the 12th overall pick on quarterback Deshaun Watson. Houston...
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Both Cleveland and Washington deny Kirk Cousins trade talks
One of the cannonballs into the pool on a busy news night for the NFL was a report from its own network that the Browns were trying to trade for Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins. By the end of the night...
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Malik McDowell, Dalvin Cook among big names left after first round
The NFL announced earlier this month that 22 players would be attending this year’s draft in Philadelphia, although that number dropped by one when cornerback Gareon Conley changed his plans this week...
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49ers end Reuben Foster’s slide
Reuben Foster’s loss was San Francisco’s gain. The Alabama linebacker, one of the top talents in the draft, slid after being sent home from the Scouting Combine and, more recently, generating a...
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Saints close first round by taking Ryan Ramczyk
The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books. The Saints closed out the night’s activities in Philadelphia by taking Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the 32nd overall pick. The pick was one...
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Tak McKinley arrives with a flourish, with an “F”
Pass rusher Takkarist McKinley brings a great story to the NFL. He also brings a colorful vocabulary. During a live interview with Deion Sanders of NFL Network, McKinley spoke about the influence of his  ...
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Steelers grab T.J. Watt with 30th overall pick
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Wisconsin outside linebacker T.J. Watt with the 30th overall pick in the draft. The brother of Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, T.J. made a name for himself at...
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Browns move up to No. 29, take David Njoku
The Browns are the busiest team in the NFL tonight. With the 29th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns selected David Njoku, the athletic tight end from the University of Miami. The...
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Cowboys scarf down Taco Charlton with the 28th pick
With a run of pass-rushers late in the first round, the Cowboys got their Taco to go. With the 28th pick, Dallas added Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton. He had 9.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss last...
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Bills take Tre’Davious White after trading down to No. 27
The Bills were originally scheduled to pick much earlier on Thursday night, but the Chiefs’ desire to get quarterback Patrick Mahomes helped change that. The Chiefs sent the Bills their first-round...
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Falcons trade up for Tak McKinley
The Seahawks held the 26th pick in the draft. Until the Falcons acquired it from them. Atlanta moved up from No. 31 to select pass rusher Takkarist McKinley from UCLA. He gives the Falcons a bookend to Vic...
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Jets' Jamal Adams: 'I was best dressed'
New Jets safety Jamal Adams says he had to "do it big" for his first-ever red carpet and says he was the best dressed and no one could compete with him.
Browns select Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers
The Cleveland Browns could have had Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson with the 12th overall pick if they wanted him to fill a pressing need at the quarterback position. Instead, the Browns traded back and...
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Texans QB Deshaun Watson shows off his shoes
New Texans QB Deshaun Watson shows off his shoes on draft night and explains what kind of guy Houston is getting in him.
At 24, Raiders take a chance on Gareon Conley
In perhaps the biggest surprise of the first round of the NFL draft, the Raiders have selected Gareon Conley, the Ohio State cornerback who came under intense scrutiny this week when he was named as a...
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Giants take Evan Engram with the 23rd pick
The Giants found the tight end they needed, adding a pass-catching threat. With the 23rd pick, they took Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram. Engram had 65 catches for 926 yards and eight touchdowns last year,...
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Bears kept interest in Mitch Trubisky secretive
Mitch Trubisky says he didn't have much communication with the Bears before the draft because he thinks they were trying to stay secretive.
Lions take Jarrad Davis at No. 21
The Lions needed a linebacker. They got on in Jarrad Davis. The former Florida defender became the 21st pick in the first round of the draft on Thursday night. Davis likely fills the void created by the...
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Dolphins nab Charles Harris with 22nd overall pick
The Dolphins have added a pass rusher in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Missouri defensive end Charles Harris became the newest member of the Dolphins with the 22nd overall pick on Thursday night....
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Broncos grab Utah tackle Garett Bolles with the 20th overall pick
A team in serious need of help on the offensive line had their pick of every available offensive line prospect in the draft. The Denver Broncos selected Utah tackle Garett Bolles with the 20th overall pick...
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O.J. Howard falls to 19, Buccaneers pounce
No one expected Alabama tight end O.J. Howard to be available with the 19th pick in the draft. When he was, the Buccaneers wasted no time to get him. Tampa Bay took the big, fast, strong tight end with the...
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With the 18th pick, the Titans take cornerback Adoree Jackson
After shaking up the draft by taking Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis with the fifth pick, the Titans found another playmaker with the 18th spot. Tennessee took Southern Cal cornerback Adoree...
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Jonathan Allen’s slide ends at No. 17
It was hard to find too many people predicting Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Allen would remain available past the halfway point of the first round, but that’s one of many surprising developments...
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Ravens take Marlon Humphrey at No. 16
The defense in Baltimore isn’t what is used to be. The team is now trying to make it what it once was. With the sixteenth pick in the draft, the Ravens have selected cornerback Marlon Humphrey. The...
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Colts take Ohio State safety Malik Hooker 15th overall
The Indianapolis Colts added a defensive playmaker in their secondary with their first selection of the draft. The Colts selected Ohio State safety Malik Hooker with the 15th overall pick. Hooker was a...
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With the 14th pick, Eagles pick Derek Barnett
The draft is in Philadelphia, and the Eagles fans had a mixed reaction to their first-round pick. With the 14th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Eagles selected Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett. Barnett...
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Cardinals take Haason Reddick with the 13th pick
The Cardinals didn’t get the quarterback they wanted. But they found a guy with the 13th pick who could make an immediate impact on their defense. The Cardinals watched three passers go before them,...
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Texans trade up to take Deshaun Watson 12th overall
In the days leading up to the draft, there was plenty of speculation about the Browns using the No. 12 pick as part of a package to trade up for a quarterback after taking Myles Garrett with the first...
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Saints take Marshon Lattimore with eleventh pick
The Saints need defensive help. And they’re getting it. With the eleventh selection in the draft, New Orleans has taken cornerback Marshon Lattimore from Ohio State. He’s the first corner off...
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Chiefs trade up to 10th pick to select Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes
The Kansas City Chiefs made a massive move in the first round to grab a quarterback. The Chiefs traded their first and third round picks this year, along with their 2018 first round pick, to the Buffalo...
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Bengals add some speed, draft John Ross at No. 9
There’s a run on wide receivers in the draft, and the Bengals just chose a receiver who can run. With the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Bengals selected John Ross, wide receiver from...
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Panthers get their running back, Christian McCaffrey with the eighth pick
The Panthers have the opportunity to “evolve” their offense, and they’ll do it with a different kind of back. With the eighth overall choice, the Panthers took Stanford running back...
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With seventh pick, Chargers select Mike Williams
The Chargers have made their first draft pick since moving to Los Angeles. The Chargers selected wide receiver Mike Williams with the seventh pick of the draft. That wasn’t a frequently discussed...
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Jets take Jamal Adams at No. 6
He thought he’s be picked within the two-to-five range. He was close. With the sixth pick in the draft, the Jets selected safety Jamal Adams. The former LSU standout instantly becomes one of the best...
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Report: Browns trying to trade for Kirk Cousins
We’ve seen one surprising trade for a quarterback on Thursday night. We could be getting another one. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are trying to trade for Redskins quarterback...
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Titans select Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis with fifth pick
The Tennessee Titans now have a big wide receiver for Marcus Mariota to target in the passing game. The Titans selected Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Davis...
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Jaguars take Leonard Fournette fourth overall
New Jaguars front office boss Tom Coughlin is an old-school football man, and his first pick was an old-school football pick. The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected LSU running back Leonard Fournette fourth...
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Roger Goodell gets loudly booed, league exec pushes back
The good news about having 80,000 people show up for the draft is that it makes the event seem bigger than ever. The bad news is all more voices to boo Roger Goodell with. Boo Goodell they did in...
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49ers take Solomon Thomas after trading down to the third spot
The 49ers were among the draft’s early winners, before they even took a pick. After trading down one spot, the 49ers used the third overall selection to take Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas...
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Bears trade up to No. 2, take Mitchell Trubisky
The Bears had the third pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but they didn’t want to wait that long to get on the clock. Mike Glennon may not be long for the Bears’ starting...
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Browns take Myles Garrett, as expected
Warren Sapp be damned, the Browns took the consensus best player in the draft. With the first overall selection, the Cleveland Browns selected Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett. It’s hardly a...
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Coach of team in top 10 says it “could get crazy”
You wanna get nuts? Let’s get nuts. Hopefully. As the draft approaches, a coach of a team picking in the top 10 had this to say: “Could get nuts.” Nearly every year, something happens that...
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Clowney, Suh among top 10 draft names
Take a look at some of the funniest names of each pick in the top 10 of the NFL Draft.
Report: Chiefs “making most noise” about moving up in first round
The start of the draft is almost upon us and we’ll find out the answers to a multitude of questions, including which teams will move up in the first round to grab a player they covet. One team to...
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Look for Jarrad Davis to be gone by pick No. 22
If linebacker Jarrad Davis is still on the board when the Dolphins go on the clock, chances are Davis won’t be on the board much longer. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the floor for...
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Deshaun Watson: Mitchell Trubisky over me would be a slap in the face
Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will not be happy if he’s not the first quarterback drafted tonight. Watson says that if North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky is the first quarterback off...
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Cowboys make sense for Gareon Conley, for one specific reason
The sudden cloud that emerged over cornerback Gareon Conley’s draft stock earlier this week seemed to instantly knock him out of round one. As the hours have passed, however, teams have had time to...
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Gareon Conley to give DNA sample, interview with police Monday
Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley will speak to Cleveland police about the sexual assault allegations made against him on Monday. That was the word from Conley’s attorney Kevin Spellacy on Thursday...
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Report: Browns will pick Myles Garrett first overall
With the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns will select Myles Garrett, defensive end from Texas A&M. That’s the word from Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, who reports...
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Cowboys waive suspended wideout Shaquelle Evans
Wide receiver Shaquelle Evans will serve a four-game suspension to start the 2017 season, but he won’t have a chance to show the Cowboys he’s worth keeping around until he’s eligible to...
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Cowboys still showing interest in Gareon Conley
Two years ago, the Cowboys signed La’El Collins after he fell all the way from the first round to undrafted when he was falsely suspected of being involved in the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Now the...
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Report: Falcons could trade up in first round
We’ve heard a lot this week about teams drafting early that would like to trade down in the first round and the lack of interest from buyers, but there are some teams that are reportedly open to such...
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Report: Broncos looking to trade up
At a time when plenty of teams in the first round would like to trade down, there’s not an overabundance looking to trade up. One franchise exploring it, according to Adam “Stella Liebeck...
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Carson Wentz had laser eye surgery
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz should be able to see downfield better this season. Wentz revealed that he had laser eye surgery this offseason after playing with contact lenses during his rookie year. “I...
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Morgan Moses signs five-year contract extension
Morgan Moses had to wait until the third round of the 2014 draft before he heard his name called, but he won’t have to wait for the expiration of his rookie contract before he signs another one....
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Why does the Commissioner keep calling out player names at the draft?
Here’s a question that usually emerges during or after the first night of the draft: Why does Commissioner Roger Goodell continue to subject himself to this? He’ll be booed tonight. Relentlessly...
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McCaffrey’s likely window: No. 5 to No. 15
As the draft has approached, a popular theory has emerged linking running back Christian McCaffrey to the Panthers at No. 8. (Indeed, that’s where he resides in the 2017 PFT Worst Mock Draft Ever.) A...
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Report: Scot McCloughan has advised teams on draft since being fired
Earlier this offseason, Scot McCloughan was relieved of his duties as the General Manager of the Redskins in a move that came after the team had already started work on this year’s draft board....
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How many quarterbacks will go in round one?
Every year, it’s one of the biggest questions entering the first night of the draft. And every year we seem to be surprised in some way by the outcome. This year, it’s still unclear how many...
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Marshon Lattimore on inexperience concerns: I’m only going to get better
Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore has been a staple in the top end of mock drafts over the last few months and he will be in Philadelphia on Thursday night with the expectation that his name will be...
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18 players are sure-thing first-round picks, if mock drafts are right
As we wade through the final mock drafts in the hours before the real draft allows us to throw the mocks away, there are 18 players who appear to be sure-thing first-round draft picks. That’s based on...
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Forrest Lamp is lighting it up with endorsements already
Forrest Lamp might be a pretty good NFL guard. He’s definitely a marketing genius. The Western Kentucky offensive lineman, who could be a first-round pick tonight, has signed an endorsement deal with...
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Deshaun Watson is getting a late boost up the board
Many have pegged quarterback Deshaun Watson as the second quarterback off the board on Thursday night, behind Mitchell Trubisky and likely just beyond the top 10. (This year’s PFT Worst Mock Draft...
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Brian Hoyer won’t worry about 49ers drafting a quarterback
The 49ers have the second pick in the draft and the team has done its best to convince the football world that they could use that pick on a quarterback. That may turn out to be a smokescreen when they are...
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Report: Myles Garrett still the “likely” No. 1 pick
The clock is ticking toward the time for the Browns to go on the clock, and the three options for the first overall pick seem to be as follows: (1) take Myles Garrett; (2) take Mitchell Trubisky; or (3)...
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2017 NFL draft: Jaguars eyeing Watson?
The Jacksonville Jaguars are making waves with reports that they are interested in Deshaun Watson with the third pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
2017 NFL draft: Titans keeping plan under wraps
The Tennessee Titans have to done a good job playing it close to the vest with their 2017 NFL draft plans.
2017 NFL draft: Garoppolo not sweating trade
The New England Patriots seem to be content holding onto Jimmy Garoppolo, so the backup quarterback is not worried as the 2017 NFL draft arrives.
2017 NFL draft: Minnesota Vikings thinking QB?
The Minnesota Vikings will reportedly decline Teddy Bridgewater's fifth-year option, which opens the door for them to take a quarterback in the 2017 NFL draft.
2017 NFL draft: McCaffrey or Fournette?
In the 2017 NFL draft, Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette are the top two running backs on the board. But who will go first?
2017 NFL draft: Browns should trade for Cousins
The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback and Mike Florio thinks they should look at at trading the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft for Kirk Cousins.
DeShone Kizer explains his Tom Brady/Cam Newton comments
Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer created a stir with recent comments that created the impression he views himself as a combination of Tom Brady’s mind and Cam Newton’s body. Kizer has...
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2017 NFL draft: Will Mitchell Trubisky go top ten?
With the 2017 NFL draft finally here, Mike Florio looks at some prop bets, including when Mitchell Trubisky and Christian McCaffrey will go off the board.
Broncos need to see what they have in Lynch
The Denver Broncos' quarterback competition seems wide open, but Mike Florio explains why it makes sense to put Paxton Lynch under center.
2017 NFL draft: O.J. Howard ready to be playmaker
Ahead of the 2017 NFL draft, former Alabama tight end O.J. Howard discusses the kind of player he expects to be on the next level.
Joe Thomas started trend of skipping NFL draft
Joe Thomas was one of the first NFL players to skip the draft and sparked trend amongst current prospects.
Gareon Conley's case will impact draft stock
The Ohio State cornerback has been accused of sexual assault and Mike Florio examines how this will impact Conley's draft stock.
Eric Reid says awareness has been raised, anthem protests are over
Colin Kaepernick has said he’d stand for future national anthems, and as soon as someone gives him a job he probably will. But his former 49ers teammates say their days of kneeling for the anthem are...
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How many quarterbacks will go in first round?
There is a lot of speculation surrounding how many quarterbacks will go in the first round and Mike Florio thinks you should keep an eye on the Jaguars.
Browns laying foundation for trade
The Cleveland Browns have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, but will they actually pick first?
Arik Armstead limited at 49ers minicamp after shoulder surgery
The 49ers are holding their first minicamp under coach Kyle Shanahan this week and one member of the defensive line isn’t able to be a full participant. Arik Armstead ended last season on injured...
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Mitchell Trubisky says he has more experience than 13 starts suggests
North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was only a starter for one of his four years in college, but he doesn’t think that should be held against him. Trubisky pointed out on PFT Live that he got...
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Jamal Adams expects to go in the Top 5, pledges to be “outstanding”
LSU safety Jamal Adams will be at the draft tonight, but he doesn’t expect to be in the green room for long. Adams said on PFT Live that he expects to go somewhere between the second and fifth overall...
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Bridgewater “tolling” issue likely will be moot
In response to the ESPN report that the Vikings likely won’t pick up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline, NFL Media reported that it won’t matter,...
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Thursday morning one-liners
The Bills seem to be in the market for a QB. Again. The Dolphins may have a chance to move back, if they want to. Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo has no nerves today (though until it’s over, perhaps he...
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Keenan Reynolds signs Ravens tender
The Ravens couldn’t find a spot for Keenan Reynolds on their 53-man roster until the end of the 2016 season and didn’t find a spot for him in the lineup for the final game of the season, but he...
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Bears have three players in mind for No. 3
The Bears may not have to make much of a choice at all on Thursday night. During a pre-draft press conference on Wednesday, Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said that the team has identified three players...
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Titans G.M.: Chances of a trade are “50-50,” with QB market driving it
The reports that the Titans are willing if not eager to make a trade appear to be true. Unless they’re not. Because even Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said the odds are even that they will make...
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Broncos feel renewed energy this offseason
There is sometimes talk of a “Super Bowl hangover” in the aftermath of a title win as teams find it harder to summon the same energy level in a shortened offseason that finds more demands on a...
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NFL creating another officiating job, replacing Dean Blandino with two
Almost-former NFL senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino is leaving just as the league was about to give final say on real-time replay from every game. And after a moment of surprise, perhaps...
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How many quarterbacks will be drafted in round one?
The first round of the 2017 draft has arrived, and one of the biggest questions is what it always is during the first round of the draft: How many quarterbacks will be drafted? It’s the PFT Live...
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Doubts about Ladarius Green may lead Steelers to draft a tight end
A year ago, the Steelers signed Ladarius Green to a four-year, $20 million contract, thinking that meant they had found Heath Miller’s replacement at tight end. It hasn’t worked out that way....
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Cowboys add punter Sam Irwin-Hill
The Dallas Cowboys have added some competition to their special teams unit. The team signed former Arkansas punter Sam Irwin-Hill to battle Chris Jones during the offseason. Irwin-Hill played two seasons...
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Geronimo Allison settles marijuana possession charge
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison settled a marijuana charge stemming from an arrest last September. According to the Associated Press, Allison reached a deal with prosecutors in Manitowoc...
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Joe Thomas sees the draft as a soap opera with unpaid actors
Ten years ago, tackle Joe Thomas opted not to attend the draft. He recently explained that he didn’t want to be an unpaid actor in the NFL’s top offseason drama. “The idea of going to New...
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Will Trubisky be the No. 1 overall pick?
The Browns claim that they have known who they’ll be taking with the first overall pick for two weeks. But it may not be the guy most think it will be. Adam Schefter of ESPN is pushing the prospect of...
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Buzz builds for Gareon Conley being picked in round three
No one currently expects Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley to be selected in round one, given a rape allegation that likely won’t be resolved in his favor by Thursday night. Currently, the thinking...
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Tebow is hitting .246 for the Fireflies
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow continues to draw customers to the Columbia Fireflies ballpark. Despite not hitting a home run since cranking two in his first three Single A games, Tebow continues to play...
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Emmanuel Sanders: Paxton Lynch has shed “deer in headlights” look
When last we heard from Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders about the quarterback competition in Denver, he was saying all the right things about both of the candidates. He still is, but with more detail. “I...
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Giants lawyers release more Eli Manning emails to media
Nearly two weeks ago, the lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a memorabilia fraud lawsuit against the Giants produced an email that arguably contains smoking-gun evidence of quarterback Eli Manning...
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Trubisky: Deep down in my heart felt ready for NFL
Mitch Trubisky has heard the knock on him about only playing 13 games in college, but says deep down in his heart he felt ready for the NFL.
Over-under on first-round quarterbacks is 3.5
For the first time this year, Nevada casinos are taking bets on the NFL draft, and perhaps the most interesting bet revolves around how many quarterbacks will be selected in the first round. Vegas sports...
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Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 in Oakland
The Raiders officially don’t retire numbers. The number worn during two stints by cornerback Charles Woodson isn’t unofficially retired, either. Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-...
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Mickey Loomis: No Malcolm Butler discussions “for quite some time”
Earlier this week, Peter King of TheMMQB.com reported that the prospect of trading for Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler and giving him a new contract had become “less attractive” to the Saints...
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Jets waive five players
Rookies will be flooding NFL rosters over the next week as teams make their draft picks and sign players who aren’t selected over seven rounds of selections in Philadelphia. For some teams, that means...
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Jamal Adams hoping to go top-five overall
Jamal Adams, the latest in a long line of LSU defenders, hopes to go from No. 2 to No. 5 on draft night and has received some great advice from former Tigers already in the NFL.
Report: Jahri Evans signing with Packers
The Packers have said goodbye to a pair of guards in the last year with the release of Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang joining the Lions as a free agent, but they are reportedly bolstering their options at the...
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Browns say they’ve known the No. 1 pick for two weeks
It’s the season of smokescreens and horsesh-t, so why not throw some more of it onto the pile? Browns executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown tells Mike Silver of NFL Network that the Browns...
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Gareon Conley calls allegations “untrue, wrongful, and malicious”
Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, who faces a rape accusation only one day before the draft, has responded with a strongly-worded statement reiterating the denial previously articulated by his...
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Dan Skuta visits with Patriots
The Patriots had offensive lineman Brandon Fusco in for a visit on Wednesday and he isn’t the only cap casualty from this offseason that stopped in for a meeting. Field Yates of ESPN.com reports that...
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Bills scouts bracing for a post-draft house cleaning
Although plenty of teams react to a bad season by dumping front-office employees in January, the more sensible approach is to wait until after the draft. That’s when the bulk of the work has ended,...
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John Ross shrugs off durability concerns
Washington wide receiver John Ross was projected to be a first-round pick throughout his final college season and his record-setting 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis didn’t do...
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2017 NFL draft: Kizer explains Brady, Cam comments
Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer talks about his expectations for the 2017 NFL draft and also clears up the comments he made about Cam Newton and Tom Brady.
Report: Davis Webb could entice teams to trade into late first round
With the annual desperation for quarterbacks about to manifest itself again, it’s time for he annual surprise at a guy getting drafted higher than anyone anticipated. This time, it might be Cal’...
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Trent Dilfer, Danny Kanell among ESPN layoffs
As the bloodbath continues at ESPN, two former NFL quarterbacks have lost their jobs. Trent Dilfer and Danny Kanell both revealed that they were let go in today’s massive ESPN layoffs. “Laid off...
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Marshawn Lynch confirms he’s heading to Oakland
The last time there were reports that Marshawn Lynch was on his way to officially joining the Raiders, Lynch threw cold water on them and said that he’d let us know when “s–t gets REAL....
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Jason Witten on extension: I will always take things a year at a time
Former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said recently that he was glad to hear that Tony Romo retired and added that he wished the quarterback’s longtime target Jason Witten had made the same decision....
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