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2019 NFL Draft rumors live blog: Latest first-round news, reports, buzz

2019 NFL Draft rumors live blog: Latest first-round news, reports, buzz

The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft will take place Thursday night in Nashville, and the rumor mill is in overdrive.

A lot of the trade rumors involve Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen was the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft by Arizona and had a good-not-great rookie season. The Cardinals own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft, and the top prospect is Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. If the Cardinals select the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, there's no need to keep Rosen on the roster going forward.

How many teams would trade for Rosen? One team linked to the UCLA product has been the New England Patriots, who have 12 picks (tied for the most) in this draft. The Patriots don't have a worthy successor to Tom Brady on their roster right now, so it wouldn't be shocking if they took a QB in this draft or made a trade.

Much of the other buzz includes teams that might trade up or down in Round 1. If Murray or another top prospect starts to slip, we might see some action later in the night. Many of the quarterbacks taken in the first round over the last few years were selected by teams that traded up for that particular player. The best recent case was the Kansas City Chiefs moving up to No. 10 in 2017 to take Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who just won the NFL MVP award.

Keep it right here throughout the night as we track all the notable trade rumors, reports and overall buzz from the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

11:42 p.m.: The Giants and Falcons have traded back into the first round.

11:09 p.m.: The Redskins are back in the first round, and they didn't give up a ton to do it.

10:43 p.m.: We're starting to see a little more trade action in the last third of Round 1.

9:26 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded up to the No. 10 pick in a deal with the Denver Broncos. Here are the details.

The Steelers used the pick to select Devin Bush.

8:34 p.m.: Notes on the Jets (No. 3 pick) and Josh Rosen.

8:08 p.m.: With Kyler Murray and Josh Rosen in the fold, the Cardinals now have a surplus at quarterback.

7:57 p.m.: The Oakland Raiders need a pass rusher, and Nick Bosa was one of the best in college football last season.

7:41 p.m.: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has been the projected No. 1 pick in just about every NFL mock draft. 

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7:05 p.m.: Could the Texans be looking to trade one of their elite pass rushers?

6:22 p.m.: Here are some teams that could move up in the first round.

6:15 p.m.: Could a trade between AFC East rivals be brewing?

5:30 p.m.: Could the Giants wait and not pick a quarterback in the first round?

5 p.m.: The Patriots draft board reportedly is small.

4:33 p.m.: Sounds like the Cardinals have narrowed their options with the No. 1 pick down to three names.

4:23 p.m.: Could we see a little movement in Round 1? Here's the latest.

2:40 p.m.: Could the Patriots trade up for Iowa tight end Noah Fant? Here's what Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst said on a recent podcast.

"But I've been told the Patriots will seriously consider trading up for Fant. That's how much they like him."

2:10 p.m. ET: Let's start off with some rumors from earlier in the day.

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Tedy Bruschi celebrates Dean Pees' retirement with awesome throwback photo

Tedy Bruschi celebrates Dean Pees' retirement with awesome throwback photo

Dean Pees' second (and final?) retirement made a few of his former players nostalgic Tuesday.

The Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator announced Monday he's calling it quits after 47 years in coaching, 12 of which came in the NFL.

Pees' first NFL job came with the New England Patriots, who hired him as their linebackers coach in 2004 before promoting him to defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2009.

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Pees' linebacking corps helped the Patriots win a Super Bowl in 2004, so to commemorate his retirement, ex-Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi dug up an awesome old photo of that unit.

That's quite the formidable group, featuring the likes of Bruschi, Willie McGinest, Ted Johnson and current Titans coach Mike Vrabel.

Here's the full roll call from Bruschi's 2004 photo (seemingly taken before Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville) from left to right:

Ryan Izzo, Rosevelt Colvin, Matt Chatham, Tully Banta-Cain, Willie McGinest, Roman Phifer, Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel, Don Davis and Ted Johnson.

That 2004 group spearheaded a dominant Patriots defense that allowed just 16.3 points per game (second-fewest in the NFL) and powered New England to a 14-2 regular season record.

McGinest also showed love for Pees, sharing Bruschi's photo along with a longer note for his former coach:

Current Patriots players may be equally happy to see Pees step down. The 70-year-old coach helped bounce New England from the playoffs on three separate occasions: twice with the Baltimore Ravens in 2010 and 2013 and once with the Titans in this year's AFC Wild Card Round.

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NFL rumors: Latest update on Julian Edelman's shoulder surgery is encouraging

NFL rumors: Latest update on Julian Edelman's shoulder surgery is encouraging

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman battled through injuries throughout the 2019 NFL season, and he recently underwent a procedure to address one of his ailments.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Tuesday that Edelman had offseason shoulder surgery. Luckily for Edelman and the Patriots, he shouldn't require a lengthy rehab process.

Edelman played in all 16 regular season games and the AFC Wild Card matchup against the Tennessee Titans this past season.

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He tallied 100 receptions for 1,117 yards and six touchdowns, but he clearly wasn't himself over the last month or so of the season. The 33-year-old wideout posted only 13 catches for 137 yards and zero touchdowns in the last four games combined (including the playoff loss to Tennessee).

The Patriots, regardless of Edelman's health going forward, need to bolster their depth and talent at the wide receiver position during the offseason. Veteran quarterback Tom Brady didn't have enough offensive weapons to lead the Patriots on another deep playoff run last season.

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