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  • CLG Quarterback
    When asked where he will end up, McCarthy said he had “somewhat of an idea. New York Giants, I’ve spent the most time with.” Earlier rumors from The Athletic’s Jeff Howe indicated the Giants and Vikings will be in a race for McCarthy. Joe Schoen, Brian Daboll, and company have been doing their due diligence on quarterbacks, holding the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft. They currently have Daniel Jones at quarterback, signed through 2026. With injuries through an underwhelming season for Jones, McCarthy would signal a fresh start for the franchise. As the top-two picks shake out, the Giants could trade with the Patriots for No. 3 to pick McCarthy or sit back at No. 6 with the trust the Pats don’t select him or teams like the Vikings or Broncos don’t move up instead.
  • FA Running Back #15
    While previous reports from the offseason indicated interest in a reunion between Elliott and the Cowboys, Anderson confirms that the two parties are meeting the day before the NFL Draft. Elliott began his career with the Cowboys, spending seven seasons in Dallas and earning three Pro Bowls, a first-team All-Pro, and a second-team All-Pro honor during his time. He spent last season with the Patriots, totaling 184 carries for 642 yards and three touchdowns. The 28-year-old has a lot of tread on his tires but could return to a familiar place in Dallas. The Cowboys currently have Royce Freeman, Rico Dowdle, and Deuce Vaughn in the backfield. They are expected to consider adding a running back through the draft, and a potential Zeke reunion shouldn’t change that.
  • CIN Defensive End #91
    Hendrickson is set to make $15 million this season before hitting free agency in 2025. He has been looking for an extension from the Bengals, but the two sides have yet to reach an agreement. Any trade for Hendrickson would have to include a new deal for the elite pass-rusher. Hendrickson tallied an absurd 17.5 sacks in 2023 despite playing through several injuries. He is more than deserving of a new deal and could be traded by the Bengals on draft night.
  • DET Tackle #58
    Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, this is the largest deal ever for an offensive lineman. With the draft just around the corner, the Lions are taking care of their current roster with extensions for its biggest names. They signed Amon-Ra St. Brown to a four-year, $120 million extension earlier today. Drafted in 2021, Sewell played a mix of left and right tackle as a rookie and earned a top-25 grade at the position from Pro Football Focus. He moved to full-time right tackle in the following season. After two strong campaigns, Sewell took the next step in 2023 and was PFF’s top-graded tackle. They charted him with one sack allowed on 674 pass-blocking reps. He is also elite in the run game, perfect for the Lions’ ground-heavy approach. Jared Goff is entering the final year of his contract and should be next in line for an extension in Detroit.
  • CIN Wide Receiver #1
    Chase is now signed through the 2025 season as the Bengals and their superstar wideout work on a longer-term deal. Chase, 24, has established himself as one of the NFL’s elite receivers, both on the intermediate level and downfield. Chase in 2023 managed 100 receptions and over 1,200 yards despite Joe Burrow missing much of the year with lingering injuries. His 2023 receiving success rate (57 percent) was the highest of his NFL career. Chase will continue operating as the team’s WR1 whether or not Tee Higgins stays in Cincinnati.
  • DET Wide Receiver #14
    St. Brown’s deal, with $77 million in guarantees, makes him the league’s highest paid wide receiver. He’ll average $28 million per year over the next four seasons. St. Brown’s 225 receptions since the start of the 2022 season ranks third in the NFL behind CeeDee Lamb and Tyreek Hill. He’s sixth in targets over that two-year span and fifth in receiving yardage. A menace in the slot and the centerpiece of Detroit’s offense, St. Brown has established himself as an elite route runner and yards-after-the catch maven. St. Brown, 24, the 112th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, will remain a key part of the Lions offense for years to come.
  • FA Quarterback
    The team would like to land LSU’s Jayden Daniels but likely won’t have that opportunity with Washington reportedly set on taking Daniels with the second overall pick. That could leave the Raiders with Penix or Bo Nix as the last viable quarterback options if they want to avoid being shutout at QB. Graziano said “if the quarterback market starts drying up quickly and they feel they need to trade up in order to avoid being shut out, the Chargers at No. 5 and the Titans at No. 7 are two teams that people believe are willing to trade down.” Penix would likely be a big upgrade for Vegas pass catchers, including Davante Adams.
  • PIT Quarterback #1
    That means Fields, like fellow Pittsburgh QB Russell Wilson, will be a free agent after the 2024 season. Picking up Fields’ fifth year option would have cost the team $25 million in 2025. This season will essentially be a tryout for Fields, 25, that could land him a long-term deal with the Steelers or find him playing elsewhere in 2025. Though Wilson was deemed the Steelers’ starter for 2024 in March, head coach Mike Tomlin has suggested Fields will have a shot to compete for the starting job. Rotoworld’s Denny Carter wrote about how Fields might be deployed in the Steelers offense, whether or not he’s named starter.
  • CLG Tackle
    The Chargers have the fifth pick in the upcoming draft and the Titans hold the seventh pick. Alt would make sense as a Charger after new head coach Jim Harbaugh has talked up a tough-nosed, run-first offense that would require elite blocking. Last year, Pro Football Focus graded the Chargers as the worst run blocking unit in the NFL. The Titans, meanwhile, were 24th in PFF run blocking and 18th in pass blocking. Breer said “in talking with people over the past few days, another Joe’s name has come up when discussing Notre Dame LT Joe Alt. That’d be Joe Thomas. Now, it’s not the cleanest comp. Alt’s a little bigger and longer, and Thomas maybe a little more powerful. But it works for teams in that Alt’s tape can sometimes be less than spectacular because he’s so athletic.”
  • CLG Quarterback
    Breer said Denver’s front office has done a lot of work evaluating Nix as a potential franchise quarterback. They’ve also met with Michael Penix and according to Peyton Manning, the team remains “very interested” in J.J. McCarthy, who likely won’t be on the board when the Broncos pick at 12. Without a second round pick, the Broncos will need to decide whether to go all in on a QB in the first round. The game-managing Nix would seemingly be a good fit for Sean Payton’s check-down passing offense. No one threw more running back screen passes in 2023 than Russell Wilson in the Denver offense. The Rotoworld crew on Tuesday talked about the best landing spots for Nix, who has also been connected to the Rams as Matthew Stafford enters his age-36 season.


Extended HLs: Everton v. Liverpool Matchweek 35
Liverpool's Premier League title hopes took a massive hit as Everton come out of the 244th edition Merseyside Derby victorious at Goodison Park.

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Premier League: The Run In
A look at the remaining schedule for Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City as the title race goes down to the wire.
Jurgen Klopp was downbeat after Liverpool faltered in the Merseyside derby to slip to a clear third-favorite in the Premier League title race.
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
The Premier League title race is a remarkable three horse race as we enter the final stretch of the 2023-24 season.
Matchweek 34 of the Premier League sees the potential for a dramatic reshaping off the relegation zone, plus Arsenal and Liverpool have opportunities to take advantage of FA Cup-competing Manchester City.
When Arsenal ran out of stream in the second half against Aston Villa on Sunday you knew what was coming. There was tension in the air amongst the home fans. They were quiet. Agitated. Frustrated.


Everyone from local business to Lions legends prepared for Detroit to launch the 2024 NFL season.
The 2024 NFL Draft begins tonight, Thursday April 25, and runs through Saturday, April 27.
The 2024 NFL Draft is set to take place on Thursday, April 25 trough Saturday, April 27 in Detroit Michigan.
The NFL will play its first game in Brazil this September and that month will also see the league’s push to expand its international footprint move forward in Australia.


Jorge Montanez breaks down the week of saves across baseball in his weekly closer rankings and highlights some steals options on the waiver wire.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down his latest mock draft which features the Chargers drafting Marvin Harrison Jr. after four QBs are taken right away.
Eric Samulski breaks down four pitchers who are throwing new pitches to see if we should care.
Kyle Dvorchak breaks down the potential first-round quarterbacks ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.
2024 NFL Draft
Mike Florio and Chris Simms debate which quarterback prospects could fall outside of the top five selections in round one of the 2024 NFL Draft.
Connor Rogers reveals his final mock for the 2024 NFL Draft highlighted by Broncos trading up for a QB, Brock Bowers sliding and surprise picks.
2024 NFL Draft prospect Drake Maye joins the Dan Patrick Show to analyze the best athletes in his family, whether he’s met Michael Jordan, how he plans to greet Roger Goodell on stage in Detroit and lots more.
NFL analyst Matt Miller joins the Dan Patrick Show to discuss all the latest news surrounding the 2024 NFL Draft, analyze the quarterbacks and wide receivers in the draft class and more.
Chris Simms, Ahmed Fareed and Jay Croucher break down what they’re hearing about Drake Maye, J.J. McCarthy, Bo Nix and more ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.
Jay Croucher joins Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed to share how sports betting has evolved in the NFL draft realm, highlighting changes like pricing markets and information availability.
Brother From Another analyzes the quarterback decisions that both the Washington Commanders and New England Patriots face ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.


McIlroy said on Wednesday in New Orleans that he’d be willing to resume his previous role.
The Tour let players know on Wednesday what their individual grants would be.
Parker and Pierceson Coody, Matt and Alex Fitzpatrick and Rasmus and Nicolai Højgaard discuss the dynamics of playing as brother duos at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Rory McIlroy talks about the potential for him to rejoin the PGA Tour Policy Board and his wish for unification in the game of golf.
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman confirmed that the Saudi-backed league never made an offer to Rory McIlroy.


Chet Holmgren had 26 points and seven rebounds and Jalen Williams added 21 points for the Thunder.
The Heat shot 53.5% from deep and got 63% of their points for the game on 3s.
Zaccharie Risacher — a potential No. 1 pick out of France — also officially entered the draft.


Giants manager Bob Melvin called it a moderate strain. There were no immediate details on a timetable for Snell’s return.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski are both concerned with Oneil Cruz in fantasy baseball amid his slow start with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2024 and wonder whether a brief demotion could boost his confidence.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski assess the fantasy baseball pitching landscape and how managers should proceed in the wake of some high-profile injuries, such as Gerrit Cole’s, in MLB.
Eric Samulski and Scott Pianowski think it’s worth keeping Blake Snell on your IL if possible after the reigning NL Cy Young winner sustained an adductor strain after just his third start for the San Francisco Giants.

Premier League

Will Erling Haaland hold on to claim another Premier League Golden Boot? Cole Palmer is level with the Norwegian on 20 goals late in the season.
Whose injury status is up in the air, and who’s hoping to be fit in time for this matchweek?
Reports say negotiations with Feyenoord could move quickly as Liverpool would pay $11 million to hire Arne Slot as their next manager.
Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, and Tim Howard recap a chaotic day in the Premier League, where Everton shocked Liverpool, Man United survived a scare against Sheffield United, and Crystal Palace upended Newcastle.

Motor Sports

After losing five points to Jett Lawrence last week, Cooper Webb cannot afford to lose anymore ground in Philadelphia.
The last time a race winner was disqualified was Al Unser, Jr. at Portland in 1995, but later got the win restored on appeal


Drew Dinsick is confident that under 6.5 (line per DraftKings Sportsbook) wide receivers will be selected in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, and he explains why.
Vaughn Dalzell and Drew Dinsick break down Knicks-76ers Game 3, and Vaughn is riding with Philadelphia needing a spark down 0-2 at home, but Drew has his reservations.
With much uncertainty surrounding the third overall pick in the NFL draft, Vaughn Dalzell and Drew Dinsick discuss why the front runners of Drake Maye and J.J. McCarthy are the best bets for whoever might have the pick.

College Basketball

The 19-year-old forward from Arizona averaged 11.9 points and three rebounds as he helped the Buffaloes earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Austin was set to be an NBA player until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.
AJ Storr will give Kansas an infusion of athleticism and scoring on the wing.
NCAA athletes will be immediately eligible to play no matter how many times they transfer — as long as they meet academic requirements — after the association fast-tracked legislation Wednesday to fall in line with a recent court order.

College Football

The College Football Transfer Portal is underway. Here is a one-stop shop to track which big-name players are on the move this offseason.
Eric Froton continues his position-by-position look at the collegiate production of the top cornerbacks in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Eric Froton continues his position-by-position rankings with the linebackers group.
Offensive lineman Ryan Fodje (Cypress, TX/ Bridgeland High School), the four-star prospect has officially accepted his invitation to the 2025 All-American Bowl.

Brother From Another

Pro Football Focus analyst and Head of Football Product Steve Palazzolo joins the Dan Patrick Show to discuss what he’s hearing ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft, PFF evaluations and more.
Brother From Another discusses the officiating in the NBA Playoffs and why the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks series should be 1-1 at the moment.
Brother From Another discusses Reggie Bush getting his Heisman Trophy back after the former USC running back was forced to forfeit the award in the wake of an improper benefits scandal.
Brother From Another discusses what Caleb Williams will bring to the Chicago Bears once he’s drafted No. 1 by the team and why it’s the start of a new era for the organization.

Local coverage

Bears general manager Ryan Poles goes all-in on offense in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft in this lastest mock.
Here’s NBC Sports Boston’s best guess for how Round 1 in Detroit will unfold based on what they’re hearing.
In our final fan-sourced Eagles-only mock draft of 2024, the Eagles take a cornerback at No. 22.
The 49ers do not figure to be static during the three days of the 2024 NFL Draft.


The Commanders are set to use the second overall pick in the first round on Thursday night and the hope in Washington is that their choice will work out better than their 2021 selection.
West Ham host Liverpool on Saturday as Jurgen Klopp’s side try to put their demoralizing defeat in the Merseyside derby behind them and stay in the title race. At least for another week.
Quarterback Derek Carr’s first season with the Saints didn’t reach the level that he or the team hoped to get to on the field and that led to a course correction this offseason.
In last year’s NFL draft, five offensive linemen were selected in the first round.
The Panthers aren’t scheduled to make any picks during the first round on Thursday night, but they have two picks early in the second round and there’s a strong feeling that they will be adding a wide receiver with one of them.