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2019 NFL Draft Preview Show: How to watch online

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2019 NFL Draft Preview Show: How to watch online

The long wait is over. Now, the action begins.

The 2019 NFL Draft begins Thursday night in Nashville, with the Arizona Cardinals kicking off the first round at 8 p.m. ET.

The New England Patriots currently own the No. 32 pick in the first round, but does Bill Belichick have a trick up his sleeve? What other surprises will we see in the first round?

NBC Sports has collected its brightest football minds for a 2019 NFL Draft Preview show, which you can stream entirely in the MyTeams app beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

Here's the skinny on who's involved and when and how to watch:

WHO

Boston: Tom E. Curran
Bay Area (49ers): Matt Maiocco
California (Raiders): Scott Bair
Chicago: JJ Stankevitz
Washington: JP Finlay
Philly: Derrick Gunn
Northwest: Aaron Fentress

WHEN

DATE: Thursday, April 25
TIME: 3 p.m. ET
WHERE: MyTeams App

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WATCH: First look at Patriots OTA's and new linebackers coach Jerod Mayo

WATCH: First look at Patriots OTA's and new linebackers coach Jerod Mayo

Monday marked the first day of Patriots OTA's, and the team's Twitter account posted a first look at players going through some drills along with new linebackers coach Jerod Mayo getting his first taste of NFL coaching experience. 

Mayo was brought on to Bill Belichick's staff in March after the position was vacated by now Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. Mayo spent all eight seasons of his playing career as a linebacker for the Patriots, earning two Pro-Bowl selections, a First-Team All-Pro selection in 2010 and the 2008 Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

He was also a member of the Super Bowl 49-winning Patriots, who defeated the defending champion Seattle Seahawks thanks to an interception by Malcolm Butler in the closing moments of the game.

Mayo and the Patriots defense have a lot to live up to after a dominant performance against the Rams in Super Bowl 53. They will use the time in OTA's to get acclimated before mandatory minicamp starts on June 4. 

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Patriots re-sign DT Danny Shelton, release center Jake Eldrenkamp

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Patriots re-sign DT Danny Shelton, release center Jake Eldrenkamp

The New England Patriots have bolstered their front seven by re-signing veteran defensive lineman Danny Shelton, the team announced Monday.

He reacted to his Patriots return with the following tweet:

Financial details of Shelton's contract were not revealed by the team. The Pats also released center Jake Eldrenkamp to make room for Shelton on the roster.

Shelton tallied 21 total tackles with one QB hit and one tackle for a loss in 13 games (one start) for the Patriots in 2018. He played in two playoff games, including New England's 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

It was his first season with the Patriots after spending the first three years of his NFL career on the Cleveland Browns. The 25-year-old defensive tackle is listed at 6-foot-2 and 345 pounds.

Here's how Shelton's return impacts the Patriots' defensive tackle depth chart.

Lawrence Guy
Mike Pennel
Adam Butler
Frank Herron
Ufomba Kamalu
David Parry
Byron Cowart
Danny Shelton

Click here for Phil Perry's latest 53-man roster projection>>>

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