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Report: Cards backing off Murray as No. 1 pick; sticking with Rosen?

Report: Cards backing off Murray as No. 1 pick; sticking with Rosen?

The Arizona Cardinals are backing off their plan to select Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this Thursday, according to Pete Prisco of CBS Sports.

That could mean the Cards are sticking with Josh Rosen as their QB. The Patriots had been rumored this offseason to be interested in acquiring Rosen, a first-round pick in 2018 out of UCLA, as a backup to Tom Brady.

Here's Prisco's assessment, via CBS Sports HQ: 

Initially, the ownership pushed for Kyler Murray. That much I know, I was told that. The reason they did is they are having a hard time selling tickets. Well, they put it out there. Arizona was lukewarm to it. All of a sudden, they are pulling back and from what I've been told, they are going to go in a different direction. They are not going to draft Kyler Murray.

Prisco now has Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams going No. 1 to Arizona in his mock draft and Murray going No. 4 to the Oakland Raiders. The Patriots? Prisco sees them taking Ohio State receiver Parris Campbell at No. 32 overall 

The Pats' interest in Rosen, meanwhile, has been characterized as a long shot by NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry and something we shouldn't be holding our breath over by our Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran.

Perry, by the way, still has the Cards sticking with Murray as the top pick and the Patriots trading out of the first round. Click here for more. 

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Breakfast Podcast: May 20th, 2019: Can Michael Chavis sustain this level of play all season? What does Rodney Harrison think about Tom Brady skipping OTA's?

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Breakfast Podcast: May 20th, 2019: Can Michael Chavis sustain this level of play all season? What does Rodney Harrison think about Tom Brady skipping OTA's?

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1:19: John Tomase, Tom E Curran and Gary Tanguay react to the Sox win today and discuss the success of Michael Chavis so far this season.

6:58: Tom E Curran Dan Shaughnessy and Gary Tanguay talk about Rodney Harrison's comments on Tom Brady's decision to skip OTA's for the second year.

10:21: Finally DJ Bean, Tom Giles and Joe Haggerty discuss if this long break for the Bruins will affect Tuukka Rask's hot-streak.

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Tom Brady's series "Tom vs Time" wins Sports Emmy for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

Tom Brady's series "Tom vs Time" wins Sports Emmy for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

As we've all grown accustomed to over the last 19 years, Tom Brady has won again. 

This time, however, it wasn't for his play on the football field, but his Facebook series "Tom vs Time," which won a Sports Emmy Monday for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. Brady announced the nomination Sunday

Brady's series was up against HBO's "Being Serena," based on tennis legend Serena Williams, ESPN+'s "Quest for the Stanley Cup," and Prime Video's "All or Nothing" series based on the Dallas Cowboys and Manchester City F.C.

The Sports Emmy will be added to Brady's collection of six Super Bowl rings, three MVP awards, two Offensive Player of the Year awards, five All-Pro selections and 14 Pro Bowl selections. 

Now we'll have to see what Brady does for a follow up during the 2019 NFL season as he keeps raising the bar for himself. 

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