NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Monday, April 30, 2018

Texans re-sign free agent running back Blue

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have re-signed running back Alfred Blue to a one-year deal.

49ers pick up 5th-year option on DE Arik Armstead

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have exercised the fifth-year option to keep defensive end Arik Armstead under contract through 2019.

Steelers cut veteran safety J.J. Wilcox

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran safety J.J. Wilcox on Monday just days after selecting a pair of safeties in the NFL draft.

Cowboys want Super Bowl hosting do-over, and draft was start

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys want a do-over on hosting the Super Bowl after horrid weather and a seating fiasco ruined their first try seven years ago.

Vikings re-sign Terence Newman, NFL’s oldest on defense

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed cornerback Terence Newman, bringing the NFL's oldest active defensive player back for a 16th season that will begin five days after he turns 40.

Williams says Redskins had ’inside information’ on Guice

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) If other teams worried about LSU running back Derrius Guice's character, prompting his fall from first-round prospect to late-second-round pick, Washington Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams figures he had ''inside information.''

Jaguars sign 13 rookies, cut punter Nortman, receiver Strong

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed 13 undrafted rookies and cut veteran punter Brad Nortman and third-year receiver Jaelen Strong.

Prosecutors review video submitted by Foster’s ex-girlfriend

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has submitted a video to prosecutors to support her statement that she lied when she told authorities Foster had hit her.

Vikings re-sign Terence Newman, NFL’s oldest on defense

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed cornerback Terence Newman, bringing the NFL's oldest active defensive player back for a 16th season that will begin five days after he turns 40.

Browns exercise fifth-year option on S Damarious Randall

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on defensive back Damarious Randall, acquired during the offseason from Green Bay.

Williams says Redskins had ’inside information’ on Guice

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) If other teams worried about LSU running back Derrius Guice's character, prompting his fall from first-round prospect to late-second-round pick, Washington Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams figures he had ''inside information.''

Former NFL GM, player Matt Millen has rare illness

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function.

Ex NFL player, GM Matt Millen has rare ailment, heart woes

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function.

Vikings exercise 5th-year contract option on CB Trae Waynes

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have exercised their fifth-year contract option on cornerback Trae Waynes.

» Sunday, April 29, 2018

Shaquem Griffin finally hears his name at NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Shaquem Griffin came back. The crowd loved it.

» Saturday, April 28, 2018

Patriots pick QB for 9th time in Brady era during busy draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Add LSU's Danny Etling to the list of quarterbacks drafted by the New England Patriots since they took Tom Brady 18 years ago.

Jets fill needs on Day 3, but Darnold will define NY’s draft

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets kicked off the NFL draft by getting their quarterback of the future - who might actually be the face of the franchise right now.

Texans address needs in draft, add competition to roster

HOUSTON (AP) In Brian Gaine's first draft as the general manager of the Houston Texans, he wanted to add three things to the offensive and defensive side of the ball - speed, athleticism and explosiveness.

Rams get busy after slow start, add depth as draft concludes

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams made one pick through the first two days of the NFL draft.

Raiders draft DT Maurice Hurst despite heart concerns

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders finished the NFL draft by taking another risk, although this one could come with an extremely high payoff.

Bills go for big change at NFL draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Offensive lineman Wyatt Teller doesn't need a scouting report to see what's happening with the Buffalo Bills.

Persistent Lions again put focus on running game in draft

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have been nothing if not persistent in the NFL draft.

Rams get busy after slow start, add depth as draft concludes

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams made one pick through the first two days of the NFL draft.

Titans choose quality over quantity with 4 draft picks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans' draft strategy underscores how close they believe they are to competing for a Super Bowl berth.

Chargers add depth throughout lineup in productive NFL draft

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers could have declared this NFL draft to be a victory after they got Derwin James in a widely perceived steal in the first round.

Vikings fill needs, focus on athletes on draft’s third day

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) As he maneuvered through the NFL draft on Saturday, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman certainly had his eye on filling team needs.

Packers start Day 3 with offense, take Missouri WR Moore

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) To get back to the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers' defense needs to improve against the pass.

’Trader Tom’ keeps streak intact as Falcons add offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Through more than a decade as Atlanta Falcons general manager, Thomas Dimitroff has always found a way to make a least one trade during the NFL draft.

Griffin steals show, but Seahawks show commitment in draft

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Shaquem Griffin deservedly received the bulk of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks drafted the star linebacker with one hand in the fifth round and reunited him with his twin brother Shaquill.

Post-draft Cowboys moving on without Bryant, maybe Witten

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys kept talking up the receivers they already had going into the NFL draft after dumping Dez Bryant in a cost-cutting move.

Irsay: Indianapolis turned down trade offers on Luck

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expects Andrew Luck to be his old self next season.

No linebackers, but Steelers bullish on offense-heavy draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't take an inside linebacker in the NFL draft.

Rosen the big prize as Cardinals emphasize offense in draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals' 2018 draft made its reputation on Day 1 with the selection of a player who the team hopes will become the long-sought franchise quarterback of years to come.

Bottom’s up: Browns begin climb with bold moves in NFL draft

CLEVELAND (AP) From the start, the Browns took chances in the NFL draft.

Chicago Bears turn to defense on final day of draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) While the Chicago Bears addressed one need at linebacker early in the NFL draft, their problem at outside pass rusher had to wait.

49ers fortify defense on final day of NFL draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers built around quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo early in the NFL draft, then used the rest of their nine selections to fortify defense and fill needs in their push to become a legitimate playoff contender.

Colts stick to plan by beefing up offensive, defensive lines

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Chris Ballard stuck to the basics on draft weekend.

Redskins now have motivated running back in Derrius Guice

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Derrius Guice walked onto his new home field taking cellphone video of his surroundings and waving to fans.

Jaguars use NFL draft to build for future, not this fall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars used the NFL draft to build for the future, not necessarily this fall.

Raiders draft DT Maurice Hurst despite heart concerns

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders finished the NFL draft by taking another risk, although this one could come with an extremely high payoff.

Chargers add depth throughout lineup in productive NFL draft

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers were thrilled when they got a widely perceived steal in the first round of the NFL draft.

Vikings makes trades, move around to fill needs

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Moving around the draft brought the Minnesota Vikings three players who filled needs and could have a chance to contribute right away after a busy third day of the NFL draft.

Super Bowl champions add depth and rugby star in draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles used the NFL draft to add another playmaker, restock their depth chart and get a rugby star.

Legion of Griffins: 1-handed LB joins twin on Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Shaquem Griffin had walked away from his cellphone, on his way to use the restroom, when it buzzed. His twin brother, Shaquill, recognized the 425 area code that flashed on the screen and started charging after his brother.

Newsome gets emotional during last draft with Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Working the phones and making shrewd picks that addressed the present and future needs of the Baltimore Ravens, Ozzie Newsome conjured one final fascinating draft for a team that has relied on his intuition since its inception.

Dolphins don’t draft QB, leaving Tannehill’s status secure

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins have been saying all offseason that Ryan Tannehill will be their starting quarterback in 2018, and the draft didn't change that.

Panthers upgrade speed to keep up with NFC South

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the NFC South the last two seasons.

Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year.

Jaguars use NFL draft to build for future, not this fall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars used the NFL draft to build for the future, not necessarily this fall.

Rosen the big prize as Cardinals emphasize offense in draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals' 2018 draft made its reputation on Day 1 with the selection of a player who could become their long-sought franchise quarterback for years to come.

Beyond Davenport, Saints’ draft mostly about depth

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints went all in to try to snag a potential difference maker near the top of the draft.

Buccaneers believe defensive holes filled in draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe they accomplished their major goals of upgrading the defensive line and a porous secondary through the draft after going 5-11 and missing the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season.

Vikings makes trades, move around to fill needs

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Moving around the draft brought the Minnesota Vikings three players who filled needs and could have a chance to contribute right away after a busy third day of the NFL draft.

Dolphins don’t draft QB, leaving Tannehill’s status secure

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins have been saying all offseason that Ryan Tannehill will be their starting quarterback in 2018, and the draft didn't change that.

Panthers upgrade speed to keep up with NFC South

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the NFC South the last two seasons.

The Latest: SMU receiver Trey Quinn is ’Mr. Irrelevant’

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):

Shaquem Griffin finally hears his name at NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Shaquem Griffin came back. The crowd loved it.

Surprise! Bengals’ draft puts the emphasis on defense

CINCINNATI (AP) With the Bengals determined to improve an offense that finished last in the league, their new defensive coordinator didn't expect to be very busy during the draft.

Colts spend final day of draft adding skill players for Luck

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts finally gave Andrew Luck some new options on the final day of the NFL draft.

Beyond Davenport, Saints’ draft mostly about depth

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints went all in to try to snag a potential difference maker near the top of the draft.

The Latest: Cowboys acquire Jihad Ward from Oakland

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):

Irsay: Indianapolis turned down trade offers to get Luck

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay expects Andrew Luck to be his old self next season.

Giants score big in draft with Barkley, Hernandez and value

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After finishing his first draft as general manager of the New York Giants, Dave Gettleman got a laugh when asked his thoughts on his six picks.

Chiefs load up on defense on final day of NFL draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Brett Veach thought he was in good shape offensively after adding wide receiver Sammy Watkins in free agency, and that the Kansas City Chiefs' most pressing needs were entirely on defense.

The Latest: Chiefs draft the son of Raiders GM McKenzie

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):

Irsay: Indianapolis turned down trade offers to get Luck

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jim Irsay says the Indianapolis Colts turned down trade offers to acquire quarterback Andrew Luck.

Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Out with the long-shot projects and in with the long-term prospects.

Titans add Cruikshank, Luke Falk on final day of draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans selected Arizona defensive back Dane Cruikshank in the fifth round and Washington State quarterback Luke Falk in the sixth round on the final day of a NFL draft that focused more on quality than quantity.

Falcons bolster offense by picking RB Smith, WR Gage

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered their offensive depth by selecting running back Ito Smith and wide receiver Russell Gage in the NFL draft.

The Latest: Titans take QB Luke Falk with pick No. 199

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):

Shaquem Griffin finally hears his name at NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is known for taking chances on players. So many, from Richard Sherman to Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin, have worked out.

Legion of Griffins: Seahawks select LB Shaquem Griffin

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Shaquem Griffin had walked away from his cellphone, on his way to use the restroom, when it buzzed. His twin brother, Shaquill, recognized the 425 area code that flashed on the screen and started charging after his brother.

Raiders draft DT Maurice Hurst despite heart concerns

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders finished the NFL draft by taking another risk, although this one could come with an extremely high payoff.

Bengals turn back to offense in 4th round, take running back

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals turned back to offense in the fourth round of the draft, filling their need for a backup running back.

Steelers add S Marcus Allen, FB Jaylen Samuels in 5th round

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up Penn State safety Marcus Allen and North Carolina State fullback Jaylen Samuels in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

Shaquem Griffin finally hears his name at NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is known for taking chances on players. So many, from Richard Sherman to Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin, have worked out.

The Latest: Cowboys acquire Tavon Austin from the LA Rams

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):

Legion of Griffin’s: Seahawks select LB Shaquem Griffin

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks selected Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round on Saturday, reuniting the feel-good story of the NFL draft with his twin brother.

Legion of Griffin’s: Seahawks select LB Shaquem Griffin

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have selected Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round of the NFL draft on Saturday.

Giants take quarterback Kyle Lauletta - in the fourth round

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have another entry in the contest to be the heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

Cowboys draft tight end, with Witten eyeing retirement

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have drafted a tight end with Jason Witten on the verge of retirement after 15 seasons.

The Latest: Raiders take Maurice Hurst in 5th round

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):

Ravens pick Alabama CB Averett, UCLA LB Young in 4th round

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have turned their attention toward defense in the NFL draft, taking Alabama cornerback Anthony Averett and UCLA inside linebacker Kenny Young with their first two fourth-round picks.

Super Bowl champions turn to defense in 4th round

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles turned to defense, selecting cornerback Avonte Maddox and defensive end Josh Sweat in the fourth round.

Browns select troubled Florida WR Callaway in 4th round

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns are taking a chance that Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway will stay out of trouble.

Buccaneers take Pitt S Jordan Whitehead in 4th round

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have continued adding defensive depth by selecting Pitt safety Jordan Whitehead with their fourth pick in the NFL draft.

The Latest: Mich. St extends streak of having player picked

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):

Chiefs pick Texas A&M safety Armani Watts in 4th round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have selected Texas A&M safety Armani Watts in the fourth round of the NFL draft, making them 4-for-4 this year when it comes to picking players to help their porous defense.

After focusing on run, Redskins open Day 3 by taking Apke

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Shortly after introducing top picks Da'Ron Payne and Derrius Guice to fans, the Washington Redskins addressed a need in the secondary with their fourth-round selection by taking Penn State safety Troy Apke.

The Latest: Browns take Florida WR Antonio Callaway in 4th

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft Saturday (all times local):

NFL Draft: Hurst, Crosby, Hines among best left for day 3

With four rounds left in the NFL draft, there are still plenty of gems left to be unearthed.

Rejoice Eagles fans - of the band, not of Super Bowl champs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) NFL teams are announcing their third-day draft picks from a variety of locales. Perhaps the most unique is what the Arizona Cardinals are doing Saturday.

NFL Draft: Hurst, Crosby, Hines among best left for day 3

With four rounds left in the NFL draft, there are still plenty of gems left to be unearthed.

Buccaneers might look for safety final day of NFL draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have three picks and may look at adding depth at safety during the final four rounds of the NFL draft.

Falcons look to add fullback, safety on final day of draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Dan Quinn says the Atlanta Falcons want to add a fullback and a safety among their four picks in the final four rounds of the NFL draft.

Saints could have a busy final day of the draft with 5 picks

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints enter the NFL draft's final day with five picks spread across the last four rounds.

Ravens mull potential 7 picks during final day of NFL draft

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ozzie Newsome's final day as the main man in the Baltimore Ravens draft room is going to be a busy one.

Carolina Panthers enter final day of NFL draft with 6 picks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers enter the final day of the NFL draft Saturday with six picks thanks to a trade by general manager Marty Hurney.

Redskins have defensive holes to fill on third day of draft

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) After plugging holes on the defensive and offensive lines and at running back, the Washington Redskins still have plenty of depth needs to fill on the third day of the NFL draft.

Dolphins still in market for help at DT and CB

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins hope they acquired regulars for 2018 with their first three draft picks. They'll be satisfied to add some depth on the final day of selections.

Trades leave Titans with long wait between draft picks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans will have a long wait between picks in the NFL draft.

49ers have 5 picks on Day 3 of NFL draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have five picks heading into the final day of the NFL draft.

Chargers likely to look for offense on last day of draft

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers probably are ready to start looking for offense in the NFL draft.

Cardinals may look to defense with final day picks

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals may look to defense Saturday with their final three picks of this year's draft.

Broncos enter last day of NFL draft with 4 picks

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) John Elway has added size, strength and seasoning to the Denver Broncos' roster after spending much of the last two drafts taking chances on players who had lighter resumes and more question marks.

Raiders may not be done dealing in draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Raiders spent the first two days of the NFL draft maneuvering up and down and they may not be finished wheeling and dealing.

Rams have plenty of picks entering Day 3

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams will get to make up for lost time with eight picks on Day 3 of the NFL draft on Saturday.

Seahawks have bevy of picks on final day of NFL draft

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Get ready for a busy final day of the NFL draft for the Seattle Seahawks.

Jaguars head into NFL draft’s 3rd day looking for 3rd QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) ��� The Jacksonville Jaguars head into the final day of the NFL draft looking to land a backup quarterback, a tight end, a linebacker and some offensive line depth.

Eagles seeking value on final day of NFL draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles got another playmaker at tight end to team with Zach Ertz, selecting Dallas Goedert from South Dakota State with their only pick in the first two days of the draft.

Patriots have 5 picks on 3rd day of NFL draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots head into the final day of the NFL draft still without a successor for Tom Brady at quarterback.

Bengals wrap up draft that already has a Buckeye flavor

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have spent the first two days of the draft importing players from Ohio State, a place they've overlooked for nearly a quarter of a century. They're going to look out-of-state in the final rounds, hoping to add depth on the offensive line and several other spots with their seven picks.

Buffalo Bills close draft with 5 picks over final 4 rounds

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Offensive line depth and receiver remain two of the Buffalo Bills most pressing needs with five picks spread over the final four rounds of the NFL draft.

Browns enter third day of draft with 5 picks

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns will not be on the clock when the NFL draft resumes Saturday.

Jets enter Day 3 of draft with pick in each of last 4 rounds

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets head into the final day of the NFL draft with four more picks - at least for now.

Steelers eye defensive depth as draft wraps up

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers will try to add some defensive depth over the final four rounds of the NFL draft.

NFL Draft: Hurst, Crosby, Hines among best left for day 3

With four rounds left in the NFL draft, there are still plenty of gems left to be unearthed.

Giants need receiver, cornerback with final 2 picks in draft

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants probably aren't going to stray far from their board in the final day of the NFL draft.

QB Allen eager to clear the air with Bills teammates

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills defensive end Lorenzo Alexander is ready to give rookie first-round pick Josh Allen the benefit of the doubt based on how apologetic the former Wyoming quarterback has been acknowledging a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school.

Vikings take 7 picks into final day of NFL draft

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings will take seven picks into the third and final day of the NFL draft, with depth still lacking at defensive tackle, tight end and safety.

Bears might seek backup QB, help on ’D’ as draft winds down

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears might look for a backup quarterback for Mitchell Trubisky as well as more help on defense on the final day of the draft.

Question turns to Witten after Cowboys address Bryant void

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys drafted a receiver after dumping Dez Bryant. Now the question is whether they will take a tight end with Jason Witten considering retirement after 15 seasons to go into broadcasting.

Texans could add QB or cornerback on draft’s last day

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans could be in the market for a backup quarterback or more help in the secondary on the last day of the draft.

Chiefs flexible on draft’s final day after defensive haul

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) After loading up on defense on Day 2 of the draft, the Kansas City Chiefs will try to plug remaining holes on both sides of the ball on Saturday beginning with the fourth round.

Secondary covered, Packers could look at pass rush on Day 3

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers might be busy on the third day of the NFL draft. General manager Brian Gutekunst begins the day with eight selections over the final four rounds.

Lions have only 2 picks on draft’s final day

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions enter the third and final day of the NFL draft having yet to address their defensive front.

Colts may turn to RB, WR needs on draft’s final day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts enter the final day of the NFL draft with four picks left and a number of key needs on offense.

Cowboys draft Texas T Connor Williams WR Michael Gallup

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys didn't do anything about the possible departure of Jason Witten on the second day of the NFL draft. They did add a possible replacement for Dez Bryant.

Rams finally make first pick, grab TCU OT Noteboom

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have been aggressive in making trades and signing free agents this offseason, which gave them the flexibility to be patient with their first and only draft pick through the first two days of the NFL draft.

49ers draft WR Dante Pettis out of Washington

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers got more help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday by trading up in the NFL draft to take speedy receiver and record-setting returner Dante Pettis out of Washington with the 44th overall pick.

Saints get Brees another target: receiver Tre’Quan Smith

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints added to star quarterback Drew Brees' already formidable array of receiving targets, taking Central Florida receiver Tre'Quan Smith in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

Bears take Iowa C Daniels, Memphis WR Miller in 2nd round

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Bears went back to building their offense on the second day of the draft.

Broncos add 2 big bangers on offense in Sutton, Freeman

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) On Day 2 of the NFL draft, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway began fixing the mess on offense, selecting two big bangers in SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton in the second round and Oregon running back Royce Freeman in the third.

Chargers stay defensive with USC’s Nwosu, NC State’s Jones

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Not many football players can go from high school to the NFL without leaving a 17-mile radius.

» Friday, April 27, 2018

Tight end Antonio Gates will not return to LA Chargers

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Tight end Antonio Gates will not return to the Los Angeles Chargers, ending the 15-year tenure of the most prolific pass-catcher in franchise history.

Detroit Lions Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson in second round

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) It's been nearly two decades since Barry Sanders last took the field for the Lions, and it feels like Detroit's running game has been flailing ever since.

Seeing Green: Seahawks get DL help drafting Rasheem Green

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Pete Carroll dipped back into the Southern California pipeline to fill a need on the Seattle Seahawks defensive line.

Bucs draft USC RB Ronald Jones II, 2 CBs and guard on Day 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned to offense with their first of three picks in the second round, taking USC running back Ronald Jones II.

Texans select Stanford safety Justin Reid in third round

HOUSTON (AP) Justin Reid might have a leg up on most rookies when he joins the Houston Texans after spending years learning about the NFL from his brother Eric, a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2013.

Cardinals address WR needs with player from just down road

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona addressed a need in the second round of the NFL draft, selecting wide receiver Christian Kirk of Texas A&M, who grew up just a few miles down the road from the Cardinals' headquarters.

Steelers grab Oklahoma State tandem Rudolph and Washington

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mason Rudolph and James Washington spent four years lighting up defenses across the Big 12, setting records and winning game after game for Oklahoma State.

Raiders trade back again to get defensive lineman in draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Jon Gruden's first NFL draft since leaving the broadcast booth has been a busy one.

Falcons go with defense in 2nd, 3rd rounds of draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff turned their focus to defense in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft Friday night, adding depth with cornerback Isaiah Oliver and bringing aboard a potential starter in 300-pound tackle Deadrin Senat.

Jets draft Fort Hays State DL Nathan Shepherd in 3rd round

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Nathan Shepherd was out of school and away from the football field for two years, working side jobs to try to earn some money.

Cowboys draft Texas tackle Connor Williams in 2nd round

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys didn't do anything about the possible departure of Jason Witten on the second day of the NFL draft. They did add a possible replacement for Dez Bryant.

Panthers add LSU’s Jackson, Tennessee’s Gaulden to secondary

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers turned their attention to the secondary on the second day of the NFL draft - and added an extra draft pick along the way.

The Latest: Lower divisions score 6 draft picks

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Secondary first: Packers take Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft.

Jaguars draft big, speedy receiver DJ Chark in 2nd round

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars turned to LSU to improve their running game for the second time in as many years.

After 2 more deals, Ravens get Oklahoma’s Brown and Andrews

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Making three trades during the first round of the NFL draft evidently wasn't enough action for Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, who extended the swap-fest into Day 2.

Chiefs trade up for Ole Miss DE Breeland Speaks in 2nd round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Andy Reid knows when Brett Veach has unearthed a prospect he really likes because the Kansas City Chiefs' bright young general manager will pepper him with information to the point of exhaustion.

Long wait for QB selection on 2nd night of draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Maybe NFL teams got exhausted from scrambling to pick quarterbacks in the first round of the draft.

Eagles get tight end Dallas Goedert at No. 49

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles and their former kicker stuck it to the Cowboys by drafting a kid named Dallas.

QB Allen eager to clear the air with Bills teammates

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills defensive Lorenzo Alexander is ready to give rookie first-round pick Josh Allen the benefit of the doubt based on how apologetic the former Wyoming quarterback has been acknowledging a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school.

Defensive move: Bengals get safety, linebacker, end on Day 2

CINCINNATI (AP) Looking for more big plays out of their safeties, the Bengals drafted one who learned to track balls in the air while playing center field on high school fields in neighboring Indiana.

Broncos bolster offense with SMU receiver Courtland Sutton

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Mix Demaryius Thomas' size and strength with Emmanuel Sanders' pedigree and athleticism and you've got Courtland Sutton, the wide receiver chosen in the second round by the Denver Broncos.

Guice’s draft slide ends with Redskins taking him 59th

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Derrius Guice heard the rumors and wondered why he kept slipping in the NFL draft.

49ers draft WR Dante Pettis out of Washington

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers got more help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday by trading up in the NFL draft to take speedy receiver and record-setting returner Dante Pettis out of Washington with the 44th overall pick.

Bills take Stanford defensive tackle Phillips with 96th pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have selected Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips with the 96th pick in the NFL draft.

Chargers stay defensive with USC’s Nwosu, NC State’s Jones

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Not many football players can go from high school to the NFL without leaving a 17-mile radius.

Colts take LB Leonard, OG Smith to open 2nd night of draft

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Second-year Colts general manager Chris Ballard has used five NFL draft picks in two days on prospects he is hoping will toughen up his rebuilding team in the trenches.

Giants take guard Hernandez, linebacker Carter, tackle Hill

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After providing No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley with a big road grader to open some holes for the running game, the New York Giants went to work to improve their pass rush and stop the run.

Saints draft receiver Tre’Quan Smith in third round

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have drafted Central Florida receiver Tre'Quan Smith in the third round of the NFL draft, adding to star quarterback Drew Brees' already formidable array of receiving targets.

Patriots grab Florida DB Duke Dawson in 2nd round of draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots grabbed a replacement for Super Bowl hero-turned-scapegoat Malcolm Butler on Friday night with their only pick on the second day of the NFL draft.

The Latest: LSU’s Arden Key slides to Raiders at 87

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Rams finally make first pick, grab TCU OT Noteboom

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) After an offseason focused on addressing immediate needs on defense, the Los Angeles Rams looked to the future of their offensive line by selecting TCU tackle Joseph Noteboom on Friday night in the third round with their first pick of the NFL draft.

Secondary first: Packers take Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft.

Steelers grab Oklahoma State tandem Rudolph and Washington

PITTSBURGH (AP) Oklahoma State's electric duo of James Washington and Mason Rudolph are taking their air show to Pittsburgh.

Broncos bolster offense with SMU receiver Courtland Sutton

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Mix Demaryius Thomas' size and strength with Emmanuel Sanders' pedigree and athleticism and you've got Courtland Sutton, the wide receiver chosen in the second round by the Denver Broncos.

Vikings draft Pittsburgh offensive tackle Brian O’Neill

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings picked offensive tackle Brian O'Neill from Pittsburgh in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, adding a mobile but still-developing player to help with the critical task of protecting prize offseason acquisition Kirk Cousins.

After 2 more deals, Ravens get Oklahoma’s Brown and Andrews

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Making three trades during the first round of the NFL draft evidently wasn't enough action for Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, who extended the swap-fest into Day 2.

Jets draft Fort Hays State DL Nathan Shepherd in 3rd round

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have taken Fort Hays State defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd with their pick in the third round of the NFL draft.

Detroit Lions Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson in second round

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) It's been nearly two decades since Barry Sanders last took the field for the Lions, and it feels like Detroit's running game has been flailing ever since.

The replacement?: Browns address tackle hole left by Thomas

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The massive hole on the left side of Cleveland's offensive line may be shrinking.

Raiders trade back again to get defensive lineman in draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Jon Gruden's first NFL draft since leaving the broadcast booth has been a busy one.

Long wait for QB selection on 2nd night of draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Maybe NFL teams got exhausted from scrambling to pick quarterbacks in the first round of the draft.

Jaguars draft big, speedy receiver DJ Chark in 2nd round

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars turned to LSU to improve their running game for the second time in as many years.

Dolphins take TE Gesicki, LB Baker on 2nd day of draft

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins concede that Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki could block better. They drafted him anyway, which shows how much they like his pass-catching skills.

Bears take Iowa C Daniels, Memphis WR Miller in 2nd round

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Bears went back to building their offense on the second day of the draft.

Seeing Green: Seahawks get DL help drafting Rasheem Green

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Unable to make a move back into the second-round for an additional pick, the Seattle Seahawks selected Southern California defensive end Rasheem Green with the 79th overall selection in the third-round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

Bengals trade down, take safety Jessie Bates in 2nd round

CINCINNATI (AP) Looking for more big plays out of their safeties, the Bengals drafted one who learned to track balls in the air while playing center field on high school fields in neighboring Indiana.

Falcons go with defense in 2nd round, pick CB Isaiah Taylor

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their secondary in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, selecting Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver with the 58th overall pick.

Browns address tackle need, add running back in second round

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The massive hole on the left side of Cleveland's offensive line has shrunk a little.

Detroit Lions Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson in second round

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) It's been nearly two decades since Barry Sanders last took the field for the Lions, and it feels like Detroit's running game has been flailing ever since.

The Latest: Raiders open 3rd round with Brandon Parker

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49ers draft WR Dante Pettis out of Washington

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers got more help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday by trading up in the NFL draft to take speedy receiver and record-setting returner Dante Pettis out of Washington with the 44th overall pick.

Titans move up again, draft Boston College linebacker Landry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans willingly paid a big price to make sure their defense got younger and deeper on the front seven.

Texans select Stanford safety Justin Reid in third round

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have selected Stanford safety Justin Reid with the 68th overall pick in the NFL draft.

Raiders trade back again to get defensive lineman in draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Jon Gruden's first NFL draft since leaving the broadcast booth has been a busy one.

Jaguars draft big, speedy receiver DJ Chark in 2nd round

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected LSU receiver DJ Chark in the second round of the NFL draft, giving them a big and speedy pass-catcher to replace Allen Robinson.

Vikings draft Pittsburgh offensive tackle Brian O’Neill

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have selected offensive tackle Brian O'Neill from Pittsburgh in the second round of the NFL draft.

Nwosu stays home, goes to Chargers with 2nd-round pick

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Not many football players can go from high school to the NFL without leaving a 17-mile radius.

Falcons go with defense in 2nd round, pick CB Isaiah Taylor

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons bolstered their secondary in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night, selecting Colorado cornerback Isaiah Oliver with the 58th overall pick.

Cardinals address WR needs with player from just down road

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona addressed a need in the second round of the NFL draft, selecting wide receiver Christian Kirk of Texas A&M, who grew up just a few miles down the road from the Cardinals' headquarters.

Eagles get tight end Dallas Goedert at No. 49

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles and their former kicker stuck it to Dallas by drafting a kid named after the Cowboys.

Secondary first: Packers take Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers prioritized the secondary first in the NFL draft.

Guice’s draft slide ends with Redskins taking him 59th

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) LSU running back Derrius Guice's slide down the draft board has ended with the Washington Redskins selecting him 59th overall.

Jets’ Sam Darnold ’a lot like’ late Marlboro Man grandfather

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sam Darnold was only 2 years old when his grandfather passed away, so he never got to know the Marlboro Man.

Chiefs trade up for Ole Miss DE Breeland Speaks in 2nd round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Andy Reid knows when Brett Veach has unearthed a prospect he really likes because the Kansas City Chiefs' bright young general manager will pepper him with information to the point of exhaustion.

QB Allen eager to clear the air with Bills teammates

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills defensive Lorenzo Alexander is ready to give rookie first-round pick Josh Allen the benefit of the doubt based on how apologetic the former Wyoming quarterback has been acknowledging a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school.

Panthers select CB Donte Jackson from LSU in Round 2

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have selected cornerback Donte Jackson from LSU on Friday night, giving them a potential starter opposite James Bradberry.

Lions’ Chubb barely makes it to draft to see brother picked

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Detroit Lions linebacker Brandon Chubb sure was sweating, and not just because of the Texas heat.

Steelers take wide receiver James Washington in 2nd round

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington in the second round of the NFL draft, giving the AFC North champions a boost at the position a day after they traded Martavis Bryant to Oakland.

Cowboys draft Texas tackle Connor Williams in 2nd round

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys took University of Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night amid questions over how they might fill a hole at tight end if veteran Jason Witten retires to start a career on broadcasting.

Patriots grab Florida DB Duke Dawson in 2nd round of draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots picked Florida defensive back Duke Dawson in the second round of the NFL draft after a flurry of trades during the day.

Bears take Iowa C Daniels, Memphis WR Miller in 2nd round

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears drafted Iowa center James Daniels and Memphis receiver Anthony Miller on Friday, giving prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky more protection and another target.

The Latest: Pats select cornerback Duke Dawson at No. 56

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Dolphins take Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki in 2nd round

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins concede that Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki could block better. They drafted him anyway, which shows how much they like his pass-catching skills.

Cardinals address WR needs with player from just down road

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona addressed a need in the second round of the NFL draft, selecting wide receiver Christian Kirk of Texas A&M, who grew up just a few miles down the road from the Cardinals' headquarters.

Giants find blocker for Barkley, draft guard Will Hernandez

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants didn't wait long to find a blocker to help No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley.

Bengals trade down, take safety Jessie Bates in 2nd round

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals traded down in the second round of the draft and tried to help a defense that slipped last season, taking safety Jessie Bates III from Wake Forest.

49ers draft WR Dante Pettis out of Washington

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers got more help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday by trading up in the NFL draft to take speedy receiver and record-setting returner Dante Pettis out of Washington with the 44th overall pick.

Eagles get tight end Dallas Goedert at No. 49

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have selected tight end Dallas Goedert after trading up three spots in the second round to make their first pick in the draft.

Colts take LB Leonard, OG Smith to open 2nd night of draft

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts selected South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard and then chose Auburn guard Braden Smith with the very next pick in the NFL draft Friday night, eager to add more protection for quarterback Andrew Luck.

Chiefs trade up for Ole Miss DE Breeland Speaks in 2nd round

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs selected Ole Miss defensive end Breeland Speaks after trading up to the 46th pick Friday night, ending their long wait to improve their defense in the second round of the NFL draft.

LA Chargers grab USC LB Uchenna Nwosu with 2nd-round pick

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Uchenna Nwosu is staying close to home after the Los Angeles Chargers selected the Southern California linebacker with their second-round pick in the NFL draft.

Detroit Lions Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson in second round

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have selected running back Kerryon Johnson of Auburn in the second round of the NFL draft after trading up to the No. 43 pick in a deal with New England on Friday night.

Rosen comes to Arizona, wants to show how much he loves game

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) He has a close connection with Aaron Rodgers and wants a ''Star Trek mind-meld'' with his new offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. He's still ticked that three quarterbacks were drafted ahead of him.

Titans move up again, draft Boston College linebacker Landry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans' focus in the NFL draft Friday continued to be on defense.

Broncos bolster offense with SMU receiver Courtland Sutton

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos turned their attention to bolstering their anemic offense Friday when general manager John Elway selected SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton in the second round of the NFL draft.

Secondary first: Packers take Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have selected cornerback Josh Jackson with the 45th overall pick in the second round of the NFL draft, shoring up the porous secondary again after taking Jaire Alexander in the first round.

Bears take Iowa center James Daniels in 2nd round of draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears drafted Iowa center James Daniels in the second round on Friday, giving prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky more protection.

Bucs take USC RB Ronald Jones II in 2nd round of NFL draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned to offense with their first pick in the second round, taking USC running back Ronald Jones II.

The Latest: Call the AP All-Americans

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Bears take Iowa center James Daniels in 2nd round of draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have drafted Iowa center James Daniels in the second round, giving prized quarterback Mitchell Trubisky more protection.

Browns address tackle need, take Nevada’s Corbett

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns opened the second round of the NFL draft by addressing the gigantic hole left by Joe Thomas.

AP source: TE Antonio Gates not returning to LA Chargers

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Tight end Antonio Gates will not return for a 16th season with the Los Angeles Chargers, a person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press.

Giants find blocker for Barkley, draft guard Will Hernandez

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants didn't wait long to find a blocker to help No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley.

Jets’ Sam Darnold ’a lot like’ late Marlboro Man grandfather

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sam Darnold was only 2 years old when his grandfather passed away, so he never got to know the Marlboro Man.

AP source: TE Antonio Gates not returning to LA Chargers

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Tight end Antonio Gates will not return for a 16th season with the Los Angeles Chargers, a person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press.

The Latest: Witten’s retirement could affect Dallas draft

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49ers trade T Trent Brown to Patriots for pick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers traded right tackle Trent Brown on Friday to the New England Patriots a day after drafting Mike McGlinchey as his replacement in the first round.

Nunez-Roches signs tender to stay with Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches signed his restricted free-agent tender with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday and will make just under $2 million next season.

New act: Mayfield plans to drop on-field antics in NFL

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Baker Mayfield is leaving the college hijinks on campus.

QB Allen eager to clear the air with Bills teammates

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Josh Allen is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to meet with his new Buffalo Bills teammates and clear the air over a series of racially insensitive tweets the Wyoming quarterback posted while still in high school.

ESPN: Cowboys’ Witten retiring after 15 seasons for ’MNF’

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join ESPN as its lead analyst for the ''Monday Night Football'' telecast, the network reported Friday.

The Latest: First day of draft has 2nd-largest TV viewership

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49ers trade T Trent Brown to Patriots for pick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have traded right tackle Trent Brown to the New England Patriots a day after drafting Mike McGlinchey as his replacement in the first round.

ESPN: Cowboys’ Witten retiring after 15 seasons for ’MNF’

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join ESPN as its lead analyst for the ''Monday Night Football'' telecast, the network reported Friday.

Patriots select Georgia OL Wynn, RB Michel in 1st round

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Just call the New England Patriots the University of Georgia north.

The Latest: 10 Hall of Famers to announce 2nd-day picks

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ESPN: Cowboys’ Witten retiring after 15 seasons for ’MNF’

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join ESPN as its lead analyst for the ''Monday Night Football'' broadcast, the network reported Friday.

AP source: 49ers trade T Trent Brown to Patriots for pick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have traded right tackle Trent Brown to the New England Patriots a day after drafting Mike McGlinchey as his replacement in the first round.

Family pride: Edmunds brothers both go in 1st round

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Lots of brothers have made it to the NFL. Some have played on the same team or been selected in the same draft.

ESPN: Cowboys’ Witten retiring after 15 seasons for ’MNF’

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten plans to retire after 15 seasons and join ESPN as its lead analyst for the ''Monday Night Football'' broadcast, the network reported Friday.

Virginia police won’t release video of Redskins player stop

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia State Police won't release video of a traffic stop involving a Washington Redskins wide receiver who said a state trooper asked if he was a gang member or drug dealer.

Virginia police won’t release video of Redskins player stop

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia State Police won't release video of a traffic stop involving a Washington Redskins wide receiver who said a state trooper asked if he was a gang member or drug dealer.

After night of QBs in NFL draft, proving ground ahead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Now that the Great QB Grab of 2018 is over, what's ahead for the five first-round quarterbacks selected might be more daunting than getting selected on opening night of the draft.

No, Johnny, no: Browns sure top pick Mayfield is no Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Baker Mayfield's flag-planting, crotch-grabbing antics didn't deter the Browns. They ignored his height, did their homework on an off-field arrest and cross-checked his character.

Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Josh Allen is grateful the Buffalo Bills maintained their faith in him after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets the Wyoming quarterback posted while still in high school.

After night of QBs in NFL draft, proving ground ahead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Now that the Great QB Grab of 2018 is over, what's ahead for the five first-round quarterbacks selected might be more daunting than getting selected on opening night of the draft.

After night of QBs in NFL draft, proving ground ahead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Now that the Great QB Grab of 2018 is over, what's ahead for the five first-round quarterbacks selected might be more daunting than getting selected on opening night of the draft.

Steelers still looking for linebackers in Day 2 of NFL draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers are still in need of help at inside linebacker heading into the second day of the NFL draft.

Trades leave Bills with just 1 pick on Day 2 of NFL draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are going to have to play the waiting game to address their needs at either receiver or offensive line the second day of the NFL draft.

Patriots likely to turn focus to defense on Day 2 of draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Day 2 of the NFL draft is expected to be all about the defensive side of the ball for the New England Patriots.

With center aboard, Bengals look defense on Day 2 of draft

CINCINNATI (AP) Offensive line coach Frank Pollack has welcomed a veteran left tackle and a rookie center during his four months in Cincinnati - a turn of events he called a ''heck of a deal.'' The Bengals' emphasis is expected to shift as the NFL draft enters its second day.

After drafting Ridley, Falcons may look to defense on Day 2

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) For once, the Atlanta Falcons passed up a chance to bolster their defense.

Buccaneers armed with 3 picks in second round of NFL draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not be finished wheeling and dealing in the NFL draft.

Dolphins still in market for QB on Day 2 of draft

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins still have devoted only one first-round draft pick to the quarterback spot since 1984.

Ravens seek encore on Day 2 of draft after wild 1st round

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Following a whirlwind opening night in the NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens can kick back during the second round before getting down to business.

Jaguars have needs to address during 2nd day of NFL draft

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have some needs to address during the second day of the NFL draft.

Panthers expected to address defense on Day 2 of NFL draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers are expected to turn their attention to the defensive side of the ball on day two of the NFL draft.

Redskins could look to help run game on Day 2 of NFL draft

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins could decide it's time to help their running game on Day 2 of the NFL draft.

Saints slated to have 1 pick in Day 2 of NFL draft

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints are slated to have only one pick during the second day of the draft.

Linebacker in hand, Titans hold 2 picks for 2nd day of draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans started the NFL draft by selecting Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans, to help new coach Mike Vrabel tune up the defense

Rudolph, Hernandez, Landry among best available for Day 2

The first round of the NFL draft ended with a few players still left in the green room at AT&T Stadium, including an All-American

Eagles set to make their first draft pick at No. 52

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles won't be sitting out the second day of the draft after trading out of the first round and acquiring the 52nd overall pick on Friday night.

After drafting Darnold, Jets have to wait a while on Day 2

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets took care of their biggest need in the first round, drafting USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick.

Browns holding 3 picks in second round of NFL draft

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns will again pick first on Day 2 of the NFL draft.

Giants probably will look for linemen on second day of draft

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants will probably look to improve their lines in the second day of the NFL draft after taking running back Saquon Barkley of Penn State with the second pick overall.

After night of QBs in NFL draft, proving ground ahead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Now that the Great QB Grab of 2018 is over, what's ahead for the five first-round quarterbacks selected might be more daunting than getting selected on opening night of the draft.

Expect 49ers to upgrade defense on Day 2

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) For the first time since 2012, the San Francisco 49ers passed on a chance to add to their defense in the first round of the draft and instead grabbed an offensive lineman.

LA Chargers look for depth on lines in 2nd day of draft

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers already feel like they're ahead of the game as they head into the second day of the NFL draft.

With QB selected, Cardinals have other needs to address

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) With a top-flight rookie quarterback finally on board, the Arizona Cardinals will look to fill other needs in the second and third rounds of the NFL draft on Friday.

Raiders look to help defense on Day 2 of draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders will likely look to add some defensive help in rounds two and three on the second day of the NFL draft.

Broncos need to bolster anemic offense on Day 2

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Now that Von Miller has his new pass rushing partner, John Elway knows he needs to give Case Keenum and Demaryius Thomas some help on offense.

Seahawks enter Day 2 of draft in search of more picks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The second day of the NFL draft will be another expedition for Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who is trying to fill a lengthy gap between picks.

Rams have a wait ahead of them on Day 2 of NFL draft

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams enter the second day of the NFL draft expecting to wait some more.

The Latest: Guice among those in green room when round ended

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Vikings enter draft’s 2nd day with offensive line on minds

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings enter the second day of the NFL draft with the 62nd and 94th overall picks and a pressing need on the offensive line.

Cowboys not feeling urgency to draft receiver without Bryant

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys are feeling more confident that they might have replaced Dez Bryant in free agency, so another day of the NFL draft could come and go without them taking a receiver.

Vikings take UCF cornerback Mike Hughes in 1st round

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings selected Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes with the 30th pick in the first round on Thursday night, resisting temptation to pass up a premium position while counting on depth in the pool of offensive linemen to help them later in the draft.

Bears could seek pass rusher, offensive line help on Day 2

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears might look for a pass rusher or help on the offensive line when the draft resumes Friday after taking Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick.

Packers could look to deal again on Day 2 of NFL draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers could be looking to make more deals on Day 2 of the NFL draft.

With no Round 1 picks, Chiefs poised for crucial Day 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) After going without a selection in the first round, the Kansas City Chiefs will have a second-round pick and two third-round choices when the NFL draft resumes Friday night.

Texans hold 3 picks on Day 2 of NFL draft

HOUSTON (AP) First-year Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine will get his first chance to select a player in the NFL draft on Friday.

Lions may look to address defensive needs on Day 2 of draft

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have holes to fills on defense.

Colts seeking more help after reinforcing offensive line

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Now the Indianapolis Colts can reap the rewards of last month's trade with the New York Jets.

Bears draft Georgia LB Roquan Smith with No. 8 pick in draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Roquan Smith mentioned Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs. The Georgia standout hopes to add his name to the list of great Chicago linebackers.

The Latest: Guice among those in green room when round ended

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Seattle stunner: Seahawks select RB Rashaad Penny

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Once again, John Schneider and Pete Carroll left observers a little surprised by the Seattle Seahawks' first selection in the NFL draft.

Cowboys go linebacker, not receiver, get Boise’s Vander Esch

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys decided linebacker was a bigger priority than receiver even after releasing franchise touchdown catch leader Dez Bryant.

Roll Tide! Falcons add another Alabama receiver with Ridley

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The last time the Atlanta Falcons picked an Alabama receiver in the first round of the NFL draft, it worked out pretty well.

Patriots select Georgia OL Wynn, RB Michel in 1st round

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Just call the New England Patriots the University of Georgia north.

Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Josh Allen is grateful the Buffalo Bills maintained their faith in him after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets the Wyoming quarterback posted while still in high school.

After 3 1st-round swaps, Ravens get AB Jackson and TE Hurst

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) One trade, then another. And still another.

LA Chargers grab vaunted safety Derwin James in 1st round

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) When Derwin James slipped in the first round of the NFL draft, the Los Angeles Chargers pounced.

Steelers draft Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds

PITTSBURGH (AP) If Terrell Edmunds is being honest, he didn't expect to hear his name called during the first round of the NFL draft.

Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints moved decisively to ramp up their pass rush in the NFL draft with a trade that indicates how close they believe they are to contending for a Super Bowl now.

Panthers select WR D.J. Moore from Maryland in first round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera received a text from Cam Newton immediately after the Carolina Panthers selected Maryland wide receiver D.J. Moore in the first round of the NFL draft that read: ''Thank you!''

Chiefs eye Day 2 of NFL draft to begin shoring up roster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs' Brett Veach has been a part of plenty of drafts as a scout and front-office executive, yet Thursday night was unique in a couple of very important ways.

Titans trade up 3 spots for Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Linebacker Rashaan Evans couldn't be happier after the Tennessee Titans drafted him with the No. 22 pick, a selection predicted by his friend Derrick Henry.

Packers take Louisville CB Jaire Alexander at No. 18

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Packers drafted what they needed most: a cornerback.

Rams happy to sit out first round after trading for Cooks

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams will continue to wait on Day 2 of the NFL draft before making their first selection.

Back to ’Bama: Redskins draft DL Da’Ron Payne at No. 13

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Taking a defensive lineman from Alabama in the first round for the second consecutive year, the Washington Redskins chose tackle Da'Ron Payne with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Buccaneers draft Washington DT Vita Vea in 1st round

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are intent on building a defense capable of helping quarterback Jameis Winston end the team's long playoff drought.

Lions draft Arkansas center Frank Ragnow No. 20 overall

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have spent a lot of time and money trying to improve their offensive line.

Jaguars take Florida’s Taven Bryan with 29th pick in draft

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars added to an already stout defense by drafting Florida's Taven Bryan with the 29th overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

» Thursday, April 26, 2018

Injured Steelers LB Shazier makes surprise pick at draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier limped slowly onto the stage at the NFL draft and announced Pittsburgh's first-round pick less than five months after a spine injury.

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can't pass on taking a passer - even a flawed one - in the draft.

Eagles trade out of first round, add extra picks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles traded out of the first round, sending the 32nd overall pick to the Baltimore Ravens for a pair of second-round picks and a fourth-round choice.

After 3 1st-round swaps, Ravens get TE Hurst and QB Jackson

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) One trade, then another. And still another.

Raiders trade down before taking tackle Kolton Miller

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) After winning just six games a year ago as one of the NFL's big disappointments, the Oakland Raiders had plenty of needs in their first draft since bringing Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach.

Center of attention: Bengals take Ohio State’s Billy Price

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Price was ready to show off his strength at the NFL combine. During the bench press, the center from Ohio State felt a pain in his chest and thought his chances were ruined.

Cowboys go linebacker, not receiver, get Boise’s Vander Esch

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys decided linebacker was a bigger priority than receiver even after releasing franchise touchdown catch leader Dez Bryant.

Vikings take UCF cornerback Mike Hughes in 1st round

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have selected Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes with the 30th pick in the first round of the NFL draft.

Patriots select Georgia OL Wynn, RB Michel in 1st round

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Just call the New England Patriots the University of Georgia north.

Cardinals trade up, nab UCLA QB Josh Rosen at No. 10

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals made their long-awaited move for a potential franchise quarterback, trading up five spots in the first round to select UCLA's Josh Rosen with the 10th pick overall on Thursday night.

Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints moved decisively to ramp up their pass rush in the NFL draft with a trade that indicates how close they believe they are to being good enough to win a Super Bowl in the coming season.

No, Johnny, no: Browns sure top pick Mayfield is no Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Baker Mayfield's flag-planting, coach-grabbing antics didn't knock the Browns off their pursuit of him. They ignored his height, did their homework on an off-field arrest and cross-checked his character.

The Latest: Ravens close 1st round with QB Lamar Jackson

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NFL Draft: First-round player thumbnails

A thumbnail look at the players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night (x-denotes early entry).

49ers go for offense, grab OT Mike McGlinchey with 9th pick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Even before speaking with his new boss after being selected by San Francisco with the ninth overall pick, Mike McGlinchey had a pretty good idea of what to expect from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.

Steelers draft Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds with the 28th overall pick in the draft to bolster a secondary in the midst of a serious offseason overhaul.

Lions draft Arkansas center Frank Ragnow No. 20 overall

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions took Arkansas center Frank Ragnow with the No. 20 overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, hoping to boost a lackluster running game and keep their franchise quarterback upright more often.

Seattle stunner: Seahawks select RB Rashaad Penny

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks strengthened their commitment to the run game by selecting San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny with the 27th pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Falcons draft another Alabama receiver, Calvin Ridley

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons went with another Alabama receiver for their offensive arsenal, picking Calvin Ridley with the 26th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

LA Chargers grab vaunted safety Derwin James in 1st round

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) When Derwin James slipped in the first round of the NFL draft, the Los Angeles Chargers pounced.

Broncos grab Bradley Chubb to team with Von Miller

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Bradley Chubb and Von Miller are big fans of one another. Now they're teammates, too.

Panthers select WR D.J. Moore from Maryland in first round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have selected wide receiver D.J. Moore from Maryland with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, giving Cam Newton yet another option at offense.

Colts give Luck protection by taking Irish G Quenton Nelson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Quenton Nelson made quite a first impression on the Indianapolis Colts.

Titans trade up 3 spots for Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have made new head coach Mike Vrabel's first draft pick an inside linebacker, selecting Alabama's Rashaan Evans after trading up three spots with Baltimore to No. 22 overall.

The Latest: Titans add Evans, Pats take Wynn

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The Latest: Titans add Evans, Pats take Wynn

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Broncos grab Bradley Chubb to team with Von Miller

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Bradley Chubb and Von Miller are big fans of one another. Now they're teammates, too.

Center of draft: Bengals take Ohio State’s Billy Price

CINCINNATI (AP) After watching four quarterbacks get taken earlier in the first round of the NFL draft, the Bengals used their first pick to help protect their own.

Lions draft Arkansas center Frank Ragnow No. 20 overall

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have selected Arkansas center Frank Ragnow with the No. 20 overall pick in the NFL draft, hoping to give their lackluster running game a boost.

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can't pass on taking a passer - even a flawed one - in the draft.

The Latest: Packers and Cowboys add defensive stars

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Cowboys go linebacker, not receiver, get Boise’s Vander Esch

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys decided linebacker was a bigger priority than receiver even after releasing franchise touchdown catch leader Dez Bryant.

Dolphins draft Alabama safety Fitzpatrick in 1st round

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Minkah Fitzpatrick dressed right for his role Thursday at the NFL draft in Dallas, wearing a white double-breasted suit that looked like it was straight out of ''Miami Vice.''

Bears draft Georgia LB Roquan Smith with No. 8 pick in draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick Thursday night, adding a potential cornerstone player on defense rather than another offensive weapon for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

The Latest: Lions, Bengals each draft centers

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Colts give Luck protection by taking Irish G Quenton Nelson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Quenton Nelson made quite a first impression on the Indianapolis Colts.

Buccaneers draft Washington DT Vita Vea in first round

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are intent on building a defense capable of helping quarterback Jameis Winston end the team's long playoff drought.

Jets draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold with No. 3 pick

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The cool, calm and confident kid from Southern California is going from Hollywood to the Big Apple.

Back to ’Bama: Redskins draft DL Da’Ron Payne at No. 13

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Taking a defensive lineman from Alabama in the first round for the second consecutive year, the Washington Redskins chose tackle Da'Ron Payne with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Giants pass on QB, take running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants passed on an heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and took a running back that many think is the best to come out of college in decade.

LA Chargers grab vaunted safety Derwin James in 1st round

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers took advantage of safety Derwin James' slip in the first round, snagging one of the top defensive prospects in the draft with the 17th overall pick.

Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints made a trade with Green Bay to move up from 27th overall to 14th in the first round of the NFL draft and selected Texas-San Antonio defensive end Marcus Davenport.

The Latest: Chargers take Derwin James at No. 17

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Packers take Louisville CB Jaire Alexander at No. 18

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have selected Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander with the 18th overall pick of the NFL draft, hoping he is the playmaker they desperately need after another subpar year on defense.

Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are pinning their future on Josh Allen, while maintaining their faith in the Wyoming quarterback even after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school.

49ers go for offense, grab OT Mike McGlinchey with 9th pick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Even before speaking with his new boss after being selected by San Francisco with the ninth overall pick, Mike McGlinchey had a pretty good idea of what to expect from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.

Raiders trade down before taking tackle Kolton Miller

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders bolstered their offensive line after trading down in the first round in the NFL draft, taking UCLA tackle Kolton Miller with the 15th overall pick.

NFL Draft: First-round player thumbnails

A thumbnail look at the players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night (x-denotes early entry).

Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints made a trade with Green Bay to move up from 27th overall to 14th in the first round of the NFL draft and selected Texas-San Antonio defensive end Marcus Davenport.

Back to ’Bama: Redskins draft DL Da’Ron Payne at No. 13

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Taking a defensive lineman from Alabama in the first round for the second consecutive year, the Washington Redskins chose tackle Da'Ron Payne with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Cardinals trade up, nab UCLA QB Josh Rosen at No. 10

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals made their long-awaited move for a potential franchise quarterback, trading up five spots in the first round to select UCLA's Josh Rosen with the 10th pick overall on Thursday night.

The Latest: Washington gets Da’Ron Payne at No. 13

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Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield - the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.

49ers go for offense, grab OT Mike McGlinchey with 9th pick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers drafted Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey with the ninth overall pick Thursday night.

Dolphins draft Alabama safety Fitzpatrick in 1st round

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins watched an early run on quarterbacks in the NFL draft and then opted for defensive help with the 11th overall pick Thursday, selecting versatile All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama.

The Latest: Dolphins get Minkah Fitzpatrick at No. 11

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Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are pinning their future on Josh Allen, while maintaining their faith in the Wyoming quarterback even after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school.

The Latest: Cardinals trade up to pick UCLA’s Rosen

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Colts give Luck protection by taking Irish G Quenton Nelson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have selected guard Quenton Nelson with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft.

Bears draft Georgia LB Roquan Smith with No. 8 pick in draft

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick, adding a potential cornerstone on defense rather than another offensive player.

The Latest: Bears take Georgia LB Smith so shore up defense

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Broncos grab Bradley Chubb to team with Von Miller

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Bradley Chubb and Von Miller are big fans of each other. Now they're teammates, too.

The Latest: Broncos pick Bradley Chubb with No. 5 pick

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Jets draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold with No. 3 pick

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The cool, calm and confident kid from Southern California is going from Hollywood to the Big Apple.

Giants pass on QB, take running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants passed on an heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and took a running back that many think is the best to come out of college in decade.

Top gun: Browns select QB Baker Mayfield No. 1 in NFL draft

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns believe all Baker Mayfield has in common with Johnny Manziel are height and a Heisman.

The Latest: Jets take QB Sam Darnold at No. 3

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The Latest: Giants pick Penn State Barkley’s 2nd in draft

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The Latest: Goodell, Cowboys greats to open draft together

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AP source: Olsen signs 2-year contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Greg Olsen isn't quite ready to become a full-time NFL broadcaster - he still has football to play.

AP source: Olsen signs 2-year contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Greg Olsen isn't quite ready to become a full-time NFL broadcaster - he still has football to play.

The Latest: Don’t look for wide receivers high in draft

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No charges for Packers’ Davis for false airport bomb threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis is not being charged after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport this month.

The Latest: Don’t look for wide receivers high in draft

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Josh Allen apologizes for offensive tweets sent in 2012-13

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has apologized for a series of offensive tweets he sent while in high school.

The Latest: Allen apologizes for offensive 2012-13 tweets

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The Latest: UCF LB Shaquem Griffin best story in this draft

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The Latest: Texans a non-player in first 2 rounds of draft

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The Latest: How the QBs rate themselves - on top

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NFL finds no evidence of inappropriate questions to RB Guice

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL says it found no evidence any team asked LSU running back Derrius Guice inappropriate questions during interviews at the scouting combine.

NFL draft arrives, and pressure is on teams to get top value

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dave Gettleman has learned many lessons as an NFL executive. The new general manager of the New York Giants has one mantra in the draft room.

Foster’s accuser recants domestic violence accusations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster said Wednesday that her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges.

Penn State’s Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Saquon Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of picks Thursday night.

» Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Saints to leave empty chair in draft room to honor Benson

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints plan to have an empty chair in the draft room at team headquarters in honor of their late owner.

NFL finds no evidence of inappropriate questions to RB Guice

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has found no evidence that any of its teams asked LSU running back Derrius Guice inapproriate questions during interviews at the scouting combine.

Foster’s accuser recants domestic violence accusations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster said Wednesday that her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges.

Foster’s accuser recants domestic violence accusations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster says her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges.

North Texas forecast: Drafty. And no one knows what’s next

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursday's opening round of the draft should talk to the guys likely to get selected early.

Jones and Goodell chatty and chummy at draft event

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) As Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones sat side by side chatting, then grabbed shovels at a junior high school to dedicate a new field, they sure seemed chummy.

Marcus Mariota busy learning Titans newest coach, playbook

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Another offseason, another new head coach for quarterback Marcus Mariota to get to know along with a different offense.

Giants’ Manning more concerned with new offense than draft

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning isn't paying much attention to the NFL draft, even with the possibility of the New York Giants using the No. 2 overall pick to take an heir apparent to the two-time Super Bowl MVP.

Elite teams have success in the draft on Day 3 and later

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eighteen starters in the last Super Bowl were selected in the fourth round or lower, including six players who didn't get a call until the NFL draft was over.

Foster’s troubles leave hole for 49ers heading into draft

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch felt like he had filled a hole at middle linebacker when he drafted Reuben Foster in the first round a year ago.

Cardinals still in search of elusive long-term QB solution

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) It's a new world for the Arizona Cardinals - a new head coach, new offense, new coordinators and an old problem.

Seahawks’ remodel needs boost with strong draft

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The remodel of the Seattle Seahawks has started with the goal of remaining competitive while refreshing a roster that at one time was good enough to win a Super Bowl but grew stale.

LA Rams start draft in 3rd round after big veteran pickups

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) General manager Les Snead already made most of his big offseason moves well before this draft.

Buccaneers seek more help for QB Winston at NFL draft

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jason Licht says one valuable lesson he's learned in four years of running Tampa Bay's draft is to trust his instinct.

Contending Saints enter draft looking for final touches

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has been around long enough to appreciate the fleeting nature of success in the NFL, particularly as it relates to draft bonanzas and busts.

No pressing needs for Falcons heading into wide-open draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are used to focusing on one or two positions in the NFL draft.

Panthers’ Hurney: Not trading away future 1st-rounder again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Watching the NFL draft at home on television the past five years has given Marty Hurney a different perspective on how he'll approach his decision-making process in his second stint as Carolina Panthers general manager.

Bears could boost offensive line or defense with No. 8 pick

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) From an offensive-minded head coach to a new set of receivers, the Chicago Bears have spent the offseason adding pieces to help Mitchell Trubisky develop into the franchise quarterback they believe he can become.

New GM but familiar needs on defense for Green Bay Packers

MILWAUKEE (AP) A new general manager is in charge of making the picks in the NFL draft this year for the Green Bay Packers, who are stocked with new faces on the coaching staff.

Lions may bolster DE or G options with No. 20 pick in draft

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Bob Quinn has spent two years reshaping the Detroit Lions' roster and staff, bringing in players and coaches he knew from their years together with the New England Patriots.

Vikings again enter draft with needs on the offensive line

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings put the two picks they had in the first 108 selections in the 2017 draft to productive use.

Giants facing quarterback questions with the No. 2 pick

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Dave Gettleman and the New York Giants have to answer one question heading into the NFL draft with the second pick overall.

Redskins looking to find running back at some point in draft

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Acquiring Alex Smith filled a long-term need at quarterback the Washington Redskins didn't think Kirk Cousins was the right fit for.

Dumping Dez may not mean Cowboys seek receiver high in draft

FRISCO, Texas (AP) With Dez Bryant gone, the Dallas Cowboys have to decide if they will use their top pick on a receiver for the first time since taking him eight years ago.

Eagles have many draft options if they stay at No. 32

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Owning the last pick in the first round of the NFL draft is a spot the Philadelphia Eagles want more often because it goes to the Super Bowl champions.

» Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Coach Jon Gruden returns to practice field for Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Jon Gruden yelled out instructions, called out plays and ran an NFL practice for the first time since leaving coaching nearly a decade ago in Tampa Bay.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he’ll play in 2018

BOSTON (AP) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is returning for his ninth NFL season.

GM Pace saves excitement for draft with Bears picking 8th

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) There were no major revelations or bold proclamations from Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace heading into the draft.

Vikings’ Cook making strong offseason comeback in knee rehab

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings made a splash on the free agent market last month, with their fully guaranteed contract for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for another instant upgrade for the starting lineup.

Rams exercise 5th-year contract options for Gurley, Peters

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have picked up their fifth-year contract options for 2019 on running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters.

Next QB?: Chargers contemplate drafting successor to Rivers

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) For any NFL team with a star quarterback of a certain age, the draft is an annual chance to anoint a successor.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach prepped for first draft in charge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Brett Veach has made so many maneuvers involving draft picks since taking over as the Kansas City Chiefs' general manager that it's hard to believe he's never led an actual draft.

Raiders keep same draft approach under new coach Gruden

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The approach Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie takes into the NFL draft is no different with Jon Gruden as coach than it was in previous years with Jack Del Rio and Dennis Allen at the helm.

Broncos have their highest pick since 2011

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Von Miller publicly pleaded with John Elway to sign free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason only to see the Denver Broncos GM reel in Case Keenum instead.

Ballard collects high draft picks as Colts start rebuilding

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Chris Ballard started collecting draft chips last month. He's hoping the Indianapolis Colts add a few more this week.

Texans GM Gaine navigates draft minus picks in 1st 2 rounds

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine has quite a challenge as he prepares for his first draft with the team.

NFL Draft 2018: Titans eager to build on their playoff run

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are coming off their first playoff victory in 14 years with a brand new coach and no obvious holes to be filled in the NFL draft.

Look for Jaguars to continue building to team identity

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Don't expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to change course now.

Familiar refrain: Bengals look to offensive help in draft

CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton hasn't seen this much change in the Bengals' offense since his rookie season. He's expecting even more when the NFL draft begins on Thursday.

Tough choice: Browns mulling 4 quarterbacks with No. 1 pick

CLEVELAND (AP) As far as Cleveland fans are concerned, only one quarterback fits all the essential criteria for the Browns to draft him with the No. 1 overall pick.

Usually reserved Patriots to be busy in this year’s draft

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots have mostly been conservative in recent NFL drafts, often moving down on the board or being content to search for gems in the undrafted player pool.

Steelers likely to focus on defense early in draft

PITTSBURGH (AP) Kevin Colbert isn't a fan of the word ''need.''

Newsome has plenty holes to fill in last draft with Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) For more than two decades, Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has stressed the importance of using the team's first pick in the NFL draft to snag the most talented player available, regardless of whether there's a pressing need at that position.

Jets set to take a QB at No. 3 in NFL draft - but which one?

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The Jets called an aggressive audible by trading up to the No. 3 pick last month to assure themselves of getting one of the top quarterbacks available in the NFL draft.

Dolphins might use top pick to draft Tannehill’s successor

MIAMI (AP) Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is 77 and wants to win now.

Quarterback tops Buffalo Bills’ priority list entering draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) There's no secret to the Buffalo Bills being in the market for a quarterback.

Center of Attention: Nick Mangold retires as member of Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Nick Mangold was the anchor of the New York Jets' offensive line for 11 seasons, a smart, reliable and tough dude who was one of the franchise's most consistently good players.

Colts set November date to induct Wayne into Ring of Honor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts will induct former receiver Reggie Wayne into the team's Ring of Honor during a Nov. 18 game against Tennessee.

Ereck Flowers missing as Giants open voluntary minicamp

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The questions about tackle Ereck Flowers' future with the New York Giants are increasing as the 2015 first-round draft pick was a no-show for the team's first voluntary minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur.

Panthers pick up 5th year of LB Shaq Thompson’s contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Shaq Thompson's contract.

» Monday, April 23, 2018

Chargers’ Tyrell Williams signs restricted free agent tender

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Receiver Tyrell Williams has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Cowboys DL Irving accused in domestic case; woman recants

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Police in a Dallas suburb are investigating a domestic violence complaint against Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving from a woman who later recanted.

Cowboys DL Irving accused in domestic case; woman recants

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Police in a Dallas suburb are investigating a domestic violence complaint against Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving from a woman who later recanted.

Devin Hester, Matt Forte retire with the Chicago Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) It's easy to see former Chicago Bears standouts Devin Hester and Matt Forte as players with skills in decreasing demand.

Carroll: Seahawks still open to considering Colin Kaepernick

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Pete Carroll said Monday the Seattle Seahawks have not closed the door on the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick to their roster, but how much further they pursue it may depend on the upcoming NFL draft.

Freeney takes spin move into retirement after 16 NFL seasons

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Dwight Freeney mastered the art of spinning long before he reached the NFL.

Cardinals sign Benson Mayowa to 1-year contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have added depth at defensive end by signing free agent Benson Mayowa to a one-year contract.

Giants acquire punter Dixon from Broncos for draft pick

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have acquired punter Riley Dixon from the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2019.

Raiders add Worley 8 days after arrest led to Eagles release

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Daryl Worley just over a week after his release by Philadelphia following an arrest.

49ers GM Lynch: Foster will be cut if proven he hit woman

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco general manager John Lynch said Monday the team will be patient through linebacker Reuben Foster's legal issues in a domestic violence case but stressed he won't remain on the 49ers if the team determines he hit a woman.

WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Receiver Willie Snead has bid farewell to the Saints, which means New Orleans apparently won't match the contract the Baltimore Ravens offered the restricted free agent.

Browns, Cleveland wait to see if draft number is called

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft.

Former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham dies at 63

CLEVELAND (AP) Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63.

4 QBs likely to go high, 6 could be picked in 1st round

Four quarterbacks are certain to go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, all of them early.

NFL DRAFT: This is the class of the (flawed) quarterback

DENVER (AP) We've been hearing it for months: The 2018 NFL draft is all about the quarterback.

Former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham dies at 63

CLEVELAND (AP) Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63.

Steelers pick up 5th-year option on LB Bud Dupree

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Receiver Willie Snead has bid farewell to the Saints, which means New Orleans apparently won't match the contract the Baltimore Ravens offered the restricted free agent.

Steelers pick up 5th-year option on LB Bud Dupree

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

Steelers pick up 5th-year option on LB Bud Dupree

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

Ex-NFL kicker says prom photo with gun was ’joke’

NEW YORK (AP) Former NFL kicker Jay Feely says a photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke.

» Sunday, April 22, 2018

Buffalo Bills draft capsule

12, 22 BUFFALO BILLS (9-8)

New England Patriots draft capsule

23. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)

Miami Dolphins draft capsule

11. MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)

New York Jets draft capsule

3. NEW YORK JETS (5-11)

Tennessee Titans draft capsule

25. TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)

Houston Texans draft capsule

68. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12)

Jacksonville Jaguars draft capsule

29. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (12-7)

Indianapolis Colts draft capsule

6. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)

Los Angeles Chargers draft capsule

17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-7)

Denver Broncos draft capsule

5. DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)

Kansas City Chiefs draft capsule

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-7)

Oakland Raiders draft capsule

9. OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-10)

Cincinnati Bengals draft capsule

21. CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-9)

Cleveland Browns draft capsule

1, 4. CLEVLEAND BROWNS (0-16)

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16. BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-7)

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28. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-4)

Green Bay Packers draft capsule

14. GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)

Chicago Bears draft capsule

8. CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)

Detroit Lions draft capsule

20. DETROIT LIONS (9-7)

Minnesota Vikings draft capsule

30. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (14-4)

Washington Redskins draft capsule

13. WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)

New York Giants draft capsule

2. NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)

Dallas Cowboys draft capsule

19. DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7)

Philadelphia Eagles draft capsule

1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (16-3)

San Francisco 49ers draft capsule

9. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-10)

Los Angeles Rams draft capsule

87. LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-6)

Arizona Cardinals draft capsule

15. ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)

Seattle Seahawks draft capsule

18. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)

New Orleans Saints draft capsule

27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-6)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft capsule

7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)

Carolina Panthers draft capsule

24. CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-6)

Atlanta Falcons draft capsule

26. ATLANTA FALCONS (11-7)

» Saturday, April 21, 2018

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ’lawful lynching’

AMSTERDAM (AP) Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ’lawful lynching’

AMSTERDAM (AP) Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ’lawful lynching’

AMSTERDAM (AP) Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty for inequality protests

AMSTERDAM (AP) Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.

» Friday, April 20, 2018

Cowboys TE James Hanna retiring after battling knee injury

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys tight end James Hanna is retiring because of a knee injury that has hampered him the past two seasons.

Colts’ confidence in Luck’s recovery prompted trade

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard keeps responding to the same old questions about Andrew Luck with the same old answers.

Ex-Packer Ahman Green avoids jail; abuse charge dismissed

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green avoided jail time under a plea agreement in which a felony child-abuse charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Vikings LB Brothers gets 4-game suspension for PED violation

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.

Chris Borland quit NFL, now helps those in retirement

Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries.

AP source: Ravens offer Saints WR Snead 2-year contract

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Ravens have offered New Orleans Saints restricted free agent receiver Willie Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract.

Football and academics: tough balancing act at some schools

NEW YORK (AP) Football is complicated. Life is more so.

NFL Draft: Defensive Player Thumbnails

A look at some of the top prospects available at each position in the upcoming NFL draft (x-denotes early entrant):

Former NFLer Chris Borland helps others adjust to retirement

Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries.

» Thursday, April 19, 2018

Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos dies on 80th birthday

BOSTON (AP) Gil Santos, the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary.

Champ Eagles vs. Atlanta to open season, also play in London

NEW YORK (AP) Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6.

The New York Giants have released receiver Brandon Marshall

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have terminated the contract of veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Dwight Freeney to retire as member of Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Defensive end Dwight Freeney will retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.

New Bears offense an eye-opener for QB Mitchell Trubisky

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can see a huge difference after only three days running new coach Matt Nagy's offense.

Elway: last year’s draft class has to step up in 2018

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) While John Elway and his staff wrap up preparations for next week's NFL draft, it's the Denver Broncos' 2017 draft class that's really on the clock.

Under wraps: Browns GM Dorsey keeping draft plans private

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private.

Cardinals sign CB Marcus Williams to 1-year deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed cornerback Marcus Williams to a one-year contract.

Jaguars unveil ’no-nonsense’ uniforms, helmets for 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The old-school Jacksonville Jaguars are going to look like they play in 2018.

Jags’ best friend? NFL team 1st with dog park inside stadium

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) These cats are for the dogs.

The New York Giants have released receiver Brandon Marshall

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have released veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

NFL Draft: Defensive Player Thumbnails

A look at some of the top prospects available at each position in the upcoming NFL draft (x-denotes early entrant):

NFL Draft: Offensive Player Thumbnails

A look at the top prospects available at each position in the upcoming NFL draft (x-denotes early entrant):

Jaguars unveil ’no-nonsense’ uniforms, helmets for 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have unveiled new uniforms and helmets, going with an old-school look that matches the team's blue-collar identity.

Under wraps: Browns GM keeping draft plans private

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is keeping his plans with the No. 1 pick private.

NFL appoints Theodore to lead head, neck, spine committee

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has appointed Dr. Nicholas Theodore chairman of the head, neck and spine committee, which plays a major role in the league's health and safety initiatives.

NFL hires Theodore to lead head, neck, spine committee

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has hired Dr. Nicholas Theodore as chairman of the Head, Neck and Spine Committee, which plays a major role in the league's health and safety initiatives.

NFL confirms times and dates for this year’s London games

LONDON (AP) The NFL has confirmed the times and dates for the three regular-season games to be played in London this year.

Champion Eagles to face host Jaguars in London

NEW YORK (AP) The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will head to England's home of soccer when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in one of four NFL international games next season.

Peyton Manning inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

DENVER (AP) Peyton Manning isn't heading to the broadcast booth or the front office anytime soon.

» Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Patriots tight end grabs share of 4-legged Gronkowski

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Rob Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake.

Fred Jackson cherishes chance to retire with Buffalo Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Fred Jackson was so strapped for cash while playing professional football in Germany, he and his wife had to rely on their poker winnings to afford going out for fancy dinners.

WR Jackson working to improve chemistry with Bucs QB Winston

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's DeSean Jackson is eager to put one of the least productive seasons of his NFL career behind him.

Judge says no to law firm on concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A federal judge has denied a law firm's request to be added as an administrator of the NFL's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement.

Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald Boxing HOF parade grand marshal

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been named grand marshal for the International Boxing Hall of Fame's annual parade.

Lions sign cornerback Raysean Pringle

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Raysean Pringle.

Hester, Forte to sign 1-day contracts, retire with Bears

CHICAGO (AP) Record-setting return specialist Devin Hester and running back Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts with the Chicago Bears and retire as members of the organization where they starred.

Titans say they will exercise 5th-year option on QB Mariota

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have announced they will exercise their fifth-year option on quarterback Marcus Mariota.

» Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Nagy, Bears trying to build foundation for future

LAKE FORST, Ill. (AP) New coach Matt Nagy looked out his window Tuesday morning and saw a group working in unison to create something bigger and better for the Chicago Bears.

DE Ezekiel Ansah signs franchise tag with Detroit Lions

DETROIT (AP) Ezekiel Ansah signed his franchise tag Tuesday, signaling his return to the Detroit Lions .

Von Miller defends shark hunting trip

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Von Miller says he didn't do anything wrong when on a recent shark fishing excursion in Florida that's drawn the interest of conservation officials.

Falcons begin offseason program with plenty to sort out

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program with some must-see TV.

Fitzgerald still highly motivated entering his 15th season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) As the Arizona Cardinals gathered at midfield near the start of their first minicamp of the year, Larry Fitzgerald stood with his arm around the shoulder of team President Michael Bidwill.

McCarron unfazed by talk of Bills drafting a quarterback

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) AJ McCarron couldn't help notice the number of draft-eligible quarterback prospects the Buffalo Bills have paraded through their facility in recent days.

Jaguars back at work with AFC title game loss still stinging

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Blake Bortles got a stark reminder Tuesday of how Jacksonville's season ended three months ago.

Browns’ Jackson: team still undecided on QB for No. 1 pick

CLEVELAND (AP) As the NFL draft nears, the Cleveland Browns are still doing their homework on quarterbacks.

Browns owner Dee Haslam steps down as media company CEO

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns owner Dee Haslam is stepping down as the CEO of her media company to focus more on the NFL franchise and community work in Cleveland.

New Broncos QB Case Keenum’s drive as strong as ever

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota.

Rodgers hopeful for contract extension as Packers retool

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) An offseason of change for the Green Bay Packers has been met with occasional displeasure by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

DE Ezekiel Ansah signs franchise tag with Detroit Lions

DETROIT (AP) Ezekiel Ansah has signed his franchise tag, signaling his return to the Detroit Lions.

J.T. Barrett tries to make draft impression with Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) J.T. Barrett peeled off the orange No. 5 practice jersey, tossed it in a laundry bin and headed for the locker room. He stopped at one intersection and tried to get his bearings - he'd never had to navigate the Paul Brown Stadium passageways.

Eagles center Jason Kelce gets married, sequins not included

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce had another excuse to get dressed up this weekend- however not in outlandish sequins like he wore in the Super Bowl parade - when he and his girlfriend tied the knot.

Eagles center Jason Kelce gets married, sequins not included

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce had another excuse to get dressed up this weekend- however not in outlandish sequins like he wore in the Super Bowl parade - when he and his girlfriend tied the knot.

Ex-Jet Nick Mangold, one of NFL’s best centers, retires

NEW YORK (AP) Nick Mangold has made his final snap after 11 years of consistency, toughness and NFL-wide respect as one of the game's best centers.

Ex-Jet Nick Mangold, one of NFL’s best centers, retires

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold has retired after an 11-year career in which he established himself as one of the NFL's best at his position.

» Monday, April 16, 2018

DL Aaron Donald skips start of Rams’ voluntary workouts

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Defensive lineman Aaron Donald has skipped the start of the Los Angeles Rams' voluntary offseason workouts.

NFL player takes teen to prom for special-needs students

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance.

Chargers’ Pouncey says Miami release was "fuel to the fire"

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Although Mike Pouncey is thrilled to start work with the Los Angeles Chargers, the center still has a few bittersweet thoughts about how his last job ended.

Pass rusher David Irving returns to Cowboys on $2.9M deal

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Defensive end David Irving is returning to the Dallas Cowboys after signing a $2.9 million, one-year offer as a restricted free agent.

NFL player takes teen to prom for special-needs students

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance.

Vikings sign LB Eric Kendricks to contract extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings can cross another core player off their to-do list for contract extensions.

Jets claim K Rose; S Miles, TE Sterling sign RFA tenders

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have claimed kicker Nick Rose off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers, giving free-agent signing Cairo Santos some camp competition this offseason.

Redskins make moves to bolster depth along offensive line

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have shored up their offensive line by re-signing swing tackle Ty Nsekhe and interior lineman Tony Bergstrom and exercising the fifth-year option on starting right guard Brandon Scherff's contract.

Chiefs begin offseason with QB Pat Mahomes leading the way

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs began their offseason conditioning program Monday, although the amount of work amounted to meetings and some informal, players-only time on the practice field.

Posluszny would rather retire a year early than a play late

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Sitting in the front row with his wife and two young daughters, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny got blind-sided like never before in his NFL career.

Bengals learning new offense after finishing last in the NFL

CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton is getting acclimated with the Cincinnati Bengals' new offense, which is a lot different than the one that finished last in the league.

NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players.

TE Gavin Escobar signs with Dolphins, his 5th team

MIAMI (AP) Tight end Gavin Escobar has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fifth team in a six-year NFL career.

Denver Broncos release running back C.J. Anderson

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) C.J. Anderson is leaving Denver with a million memories, a Super Bowl ring and no hard feelings.

Seahawks bring back backup QB Austin Davis

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have brought back another arm for the beginning of their offseason program, re-signing quarterback Austin Davis.

Vikings sign LB Eric Kendricks to contract extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed linebacker Eric Kendricks to a multiyear contract extension.

NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players.

NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players.

Bears sign WR Bennie Fowler to 1-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have signed receiver Bennie Fowler to a one-year contract.

Redskins re-sign tackle Ty Nsekhe, bolster offensive line

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have re-signed offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe, giving them valuable depth on the line.

AP Source: Denver Broncos release C.J. Anderson

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that running back C.J. Anderson has been released by the Denver Broncos.

Bills open offseason workouts by signing receiver Kerley

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills began addressing their needs at receiver by signing free agent Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract as part of a series of moves in opening their offseason conditioning program.

Browns sign WR Josh Gordon as exclusive rights free agent

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will make $790,000 next season after signing with the club as an exclusive rights free agent.

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires again

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it's likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking a second crack at retirement.

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking a second crack at retirement.

» Sunday, April 15, 2018

49ers: Foster to miss offseason program for legal issues

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges.

49ers: Foster to miss offseason program for legal issues

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges.

49ers: Foster to miss offseason program for legal issues

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges.

Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested.

Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested.

» Friday, April 13, 2018

Landry signs $75 million contract extension with Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) Before throwing Jarvis Landry a pass, the Browns made a huge commitment to him.

NFL suspends QB Sanchez 4 games for PED violation

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has suspended free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez for the first four games of next season for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances.

NFL suspends QB Sanchez 4 games for PED violation

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has suspended free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez for the first four games of next season for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances.

Jets waive 4, including RB Jeremy Langford

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have waived four players, including running back Jeremy Langford.

Seahawks sign K Sebastian Janikowski, QB Stephen Morris

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Sebastian Janikowski can solve their kicking issues.

Seahawks sign K Sebastian Janikowski, QB Stephen Morris

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Sebastian Janikowski can solve their kicking issues.

Ex-Raider Aldon Smith transferred to inpatient rehab center

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Authorities say Aldon Smith is being transferred to an inpatient substance abuse treatment center as he awaits his next court date.

Packers re-sign veteran cornerback Davon House

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Free agent cornerback Davon House is returning to the Green Bay Packers after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal.

Cowboys release Dez Bryant, look to catch salary-cap relief

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant never lived up to the big contract he signed with the Dallas Cowboys when he was among the best receivers in the NFL.

NFL seeks special investigator in concussion settlement

The NFL accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed.

NFL seeks special investigator in concussion settlement

The NFL accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed.

NFL seeks special investigator in concussion settlement

The NFL is accusing some attorneys representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud, and has asked to have a special investigator appointed to investigate.

Cowboys release Dez Bryant, look to catch salary-cap relief

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant on Friday, deciding salary-cap relief and the star receiver's declining production outweigh the risk of him returning to All-Pro form with another team.

Jim Kelly progressing ’remarkably well’ after cancer surgery

Jim Kelly is progressing so ''remarkably well'' two weeks after surgery to have cancer removed from his jaw, his doctor expects the Hall of Fame quarterback to be released from the hospital soon.

Cowboys release star WR Dez Bryant after 8 seasons

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant on Friday, deciding salary cap relief with the star receiver's declining production outweighs the risk of him returning to All-Pro form with another team.

Jim Kelly progressing ’remarkably well’ after cancer surgery

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is progressing ''remarkably well'' two weeks since having surgery to have cancer removed from his jaw. He is expected to be released from the hospital soon, says the doctor who oversaw the lengthy operation.

NFL draft: Big D is about something other than Dallas

Big D is about to stand for something other than Dallas.

Former Memphis walk-on says he’s best receiver in NFL draft

Anthony Miller is trying really hard to follow advice given to him at the NFL combine.

Former Memphis walk-on says he’s best receiver in NFL draft

Anthony Miller is trying really hard to follow advice given to him at the NFL combine.

» Thursday, April 12, 2018

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of dragging his girlfriend and punching her in the head, leaving her with a ruptured eardrum, authorities said.

Favre says he might have had "thousands" of concussions

Brett Favre says he might have had ''thousands'' of concussions during his Hall of Fame career.

NFL rejects Burfict’s appeal, upholds 4-game suspension

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be sidelined to start a season for the fourth year in a row, this time serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers.

NFL rejects Burfict’s appeal, upholds 4-game suspension

CINCINNATI (AP) The NFL has rejected linebacker Vontaze Burfict's appeal and imposed a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers, the fourth year in a row he'll miss the start of a Bengals season.

Texans release right tackle Derek Newton

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans released right tackle Derek Newton on Thursday.

Ex-Saint Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress.

Buffalo Bills place guard Incognito on reserve/retired list

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have placed Richie Incognito on their reserve/retired list in a move confirming the offensive guard's intention to abruptly quit football after 11 seasons.

Ex-Saint Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress.

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend, authorities said.

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend.

Buffalo Bills place guard Incognito on reserve/retired list

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have placed Richie Incognito on their reserve/retired list in a move confirming the offensive guard's intention to abruptly quit football after 11 seasons.

AP source: Browns near contract extension with Jarvis Landry

CLEVELAND (AP) Jarvis Landry is about to make a major grab.

Gleason under consideration for Congressional Gold Medal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State University football player Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal.

AP source: Browns near contract extension with Jarvis Landry

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns are close to finalizing a contract extension with star wide receiver Jarvis Landry.

» Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Restricted free agent receiver Cameron Meredith is the newest member of a New Orleans Saints offense that ranked second in the NFL last season.

Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Restricted free agent receiver Cameron Meredith is the newest member of a New Orleans Saints offense that ranked second in the NFL last season.

Linebacker Terence Garvin signs with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Linebacker Terence Garvin has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fourth NFL team since entering the league in 2013.

Ravens-Bears at Hall of Fame to kick off preseason schedule

NEW YORK (AP) The Ravens and Bears will kick off the NFL's preseason on Aug. 2 in the Hall of Fame game as they honor 2018 inductees Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.

Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison.

Ravens-Bears at Hall of Fame to kick off preseason

NEW YORK (AP) - The Ravens and Bears will kick off the NFL's preseason on Aug. 2 in the Hall of Fame game as they honor 2018 inductees Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.

Seahawks sign former San Francisco CB Dontae Johnson

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have signed former San Francisco cornerback Dontae Johnson to help with the depth in their overhauled secondary.

Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton says restricted free agent receiver Cameron Meredith is joining the Saints.

Griffin III hopes to start anew as a backup QB with Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) After winning a Heisman Trophy, being picked second overall in the 2012 NFL draft and becoming an instant sensation with the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III is looking ahead to a promising future instead of wistfully gazing at his brilliant past.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison.

» Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Bills guard Richie Incognito set to retire after 11 seasons

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Richie Incognito is abruptly calling it quits on an 11-season NFL career, three years after the Buffalo Bills gave the offensive guard a second chance at playing following his role in the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal.

Cardinals’ new coach Wilks recasting team in his image

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) A little over three months into the job, new Arizona coach Steve Wilks is busy recasting the Cardinals in his own image.

Former Jaguars player charged with crashing into ex-wife

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say former Jacksonville Jaguars safety and assistant coach Marlon McCree was arrested over the weekend following a vehicle chase with his ex-wife and crashing his truck into her SUV.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ’done’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito said he's ''done'' in a text to The Associated Press amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ’done’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito said he's ''done'' in a text to The Associated Press on Tuesday amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ’done’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito said he's ''done'' in a text The Associated Press on Tuesday amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ’done’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito texts The Associated Press he's ''done,'' amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

» Monday, April 9, 2018

Colts’ Luck expects to be better QB following long recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck said all the right things Monday.

Cowboys add defensive line depth with free agent Kony Ealy

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive end Kony Ealy to a one-year deal, their latest attempt to add depth to the defensive line through bargains in free agency.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel finally gets to work with players

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mike Vrabel is finally getting to work with players as the Titans' new coach.

Giants open OTAs with Odell Beckham Jr. in the building

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.

Jets sign WR Charles Johnson, LB Kevin Minter

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed free agent wide receiver Charles Johnson and linebacker Kevin Minter.

Lions sign QB Matt Cassel and re-sign WR TJ Jones

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions bolstered their backup options at quarterback and wide receiver.

Packers’ Trevor Davis accused of making false bomb threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) Police say Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport.

Colts’ Luck expects to be better QB following long recovery

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck says his surgically repaired right shoulder feels good and he hopes to be on the field when the Indianapolis Colts open training camp this summer.

Packers’ Trevor Davis accused of making false bomb threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) Police say Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport.

Giants open OTAs with Odell Beckham Jr. in the building

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.

Lions sign QB Matt Cassel, add depth behind Matthew Stafford

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Matt Cassel.

Giants open OTAs with Odell Beckham Jr. in the building

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.

Lions sign QB Matt Cassel, add depth behind Matthew Stafford

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Matt Cassel.

» Sunday, April 8, 2018

Titans agree to terms with defensive lineman Bennie Logan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have added a veteran defensive lineman a day before kicking off their offseason program under new coach Mike Vrabel.

Police: Ex-Raider Aldon Smith violated monitoring conditions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Authorities say former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith is back in a California jail after violating a condition of his bail.

» Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bears re-sign DL Jenkins to 1-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have re-signed defensive lineman John Jenkins to a one-year contract.

» Friday, April 6, 2018

Ndamukong Suh sees potential dominance in Los Angeles Rams

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ndamukong Suh had his pick of teams when the Miami Dolphins released him last month. The dominating defensive lineman chose the Los Angeles Rams, who have suddenly become a desirable destination.

Panthers LB Davis says he’s been suspended 4 games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis said he has been suspended by the NFL and will miss the first four games of next season after testing positive for a banned substance.

Ezekiel Elliott headlines youth football camp in Mexico

DALLAS (AP) Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is headlining a youth camp in Mexico organized by a fantasy football group that got its start with backing from former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Browns trade another quarterback, send Hogan to Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Cleveland Browns traded their third quarterback of the offseason, sending Kevin Hogan to the Washington Redskins.

Titans strength coach retires after 32 years with franchise

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The NFL assistant coach with the longest consecutive tenure with the same team finally is retiring.

Browns trade another quarterback, send Hogan to Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Cleveland Browns traded their third quarterback of the offseason, sending Kevin Hogan to the Washington Redskins.

Raiders sign CB Senquez Golson, DE Armonty Bryant

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent cornerback Senquez Golson and defensive end Armonty Bryant.

Patriots sign free agent WR Jordan Matthews

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews as they continue jumbling their corps of targets for Tom Brady.

Jets re-sign OLs Dozier, Qvale

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have re-signed offensive lineman Dakota Dozier.

» Thursday, April 5, 2018

Agent: Fullback Line, linebacker Mauti returning to Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The agent for fullback Zach Line and linebacker Michael Mauti says both veteran free agents have reached contract agreements to return to the New Orleans Saints.

Barkley, Chubb, 4 QBs attending draft; Mayfield declines

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Six first-team All-Americans, including Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, are among 22 players who will attend the NFL draft.

Minnesota Vikings sign WR Tavarres King

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed wide receiver Tavarres King.

Barkley, Chubb, 4 QBs attending draft; Mayfield declines

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Six first-team All-Americans, including Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, are among 22 players who will attend the NFL draft.

Brandin Cooks would like long stay in LA, but focused on now

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Brandin Cooks has been traded twice in the past 13 months despite being one of the NFL's most productive receivers over the past three years, so the Rams' new top target knows he probably shouldn't get completely comfortable in Los Angeles.

Marquette King signs with Raiders’ rival Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Marquette King has found a team will allow him to keep it real, seek his revenge and maybe pursue records.

Cardinals awarded waiver claims on QBs Doughty, Torgersen

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have been awarded waiver claims on quarterbacks Brad Doughty from the Miami Dolphins and Alek Torgersen from the Detroit Lions.

New York Giants sign cornerback William Gay

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed durable cornerback William Gay.

Cardinals RB Johnson healthy, raring to get back to the NFL

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) David Johnson is back and, he says, better than ever.

Steelers re-sign RB Ridley, WR Hunter to 1-year deals

PITTSBURGH (AP) Running back Stevan Ridley and wide receiver Justin Hunter are sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Marquette King signs with Raiders’ rival Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Marquette King has found a team will allow him to keep it real, seek his revenge and maybe pursue records.

Jets re-sign OL Ben Ijalana

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have re-signed tackle Ben Ijalana, who has been a backup with the team.

Marquette King signs with Raiders’ rival Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Marquette King has signed a three-year, $7 million contract with the Denver Broncos less than a week after his surprising release from the Oakland Raiders.

» Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Out with old: new look unveiled for 20th season as Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are heading into their 20th season with that nickname sporting a new look that wound up more of an update featuring some subtle changes.

Colts add depth at linebacker by signing Najee Goode

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts found depth at linebacker by singing free agent Najee Goode.

Linebacker Korey Toomer signs one-year contract with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Linebacker Korey Toomer has signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

Eagles agree on 1-year deal with tight end Richard Rodgers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles and tight end Richard Rodgers have agreed on a one-year contract.

Von Miller under investigation in hammerhead shark catch

DENVER (AP) Broncos linebacker Von Miller is potentially in hot water after a social media post in which he poses with a bloody hammerhead shark that was caught on a fishing expedition.

Josh Bellamy signs restricted free agent tender with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears receiver Josh Bellamy has signed his restricted free agent tender.

Falcons agree to new 1-year deal with S/LB Kemal Ishmael

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have kept one of the most versatile players on their defense by agreeing to a new one-year contract with safety/linebacker Kemal Ishmael, who was an unrestricted free agent.

USC quarterback Darnold visiting Browns, who have No. 1 pick

CLEVELAND (AP) Sam Darnold was quarterback No. 2 on the Browns' visitation list this week.

School shooting threat made on Patriots’ player’s Instagram

BOSTON (AP) A social media message to New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has led police to a teenager who posted a threat about shooting up his school.

Out with old: new look unveiled for 20th season as Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are heading into their 20th season with that nickname sporting a new look.

Enunwa back with Jets, who sign free agent center Swanson

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa has signed his restricted free agent tender.

Ravens GM Newsome not feeling nostalgic before final draft

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Perhaps Ozzie Newsome will be filled with emotion and just a bit of sadness in the weeks ahead as he prepares for his final NFL draft as general manager of the Baltimore Ravens.

Giants defensive coordinator says unit will be relentless

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) From the time James Bettcher was hired as defensive coordinator by Pat Shurmur, there has been speculation whether the New York Giants were switching from a four-man front to a three-man look.

Bills agree to sign defensive end Fede to 1-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent defensive end Terrence Fede.

Robert Griffin III, Ravens, reach agreement on 1-year deal

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Robert Griffin III is poised to resume his NFL career about 35 miles away from where he started it.

Ex-NFL star Clinton Portis to repay casino $190K in debt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Clinton Portis has reached an agreement to repay $190,000 he owes a New Jersey casino.

Robert Griffin III, Ravens, reach agreement on 1-year deal

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a 1-year deal with quarterback Robert Griffin III, whose once-promising NFL career grinded to a halt two years ago.

Starting guard signs tender to stay with Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts guard Jeremy Vujnovich has signed the team's one-year offer.

Ex-NFL star Clinton Portis to repay casino $190K in debt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Clinton Portis has reached an agreement to repay $190,000 he owes a New Jersey casino.

USC quarterback Darnold visiting Browns, who have No. 1 pick

CLEVELAND (AP) Southern Cal's Sam Darnold is visiting the Cleveland Browns, who are meeting with quarterbacks to potentially draft No. 1 overall.

Costas: NFL faces day of reckoning because of head injuries

Bob Costas isn't backing down on his belief that the NFL faces a day of reckoning on the issue of brain injuries, and talks about the one event he wishes he had been able to broadcast on the "AP Sports Weekly" podcast .

» Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Saints QB Brees sues over millions spent on jewelry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has filed a lawsuit accusing a California businessman of cheating him out of $9 million through jewelry purchases.

Patriots trade deep threat Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick

BOSTON (AP) Tom Brady is losing one of his top receivers, and Jared Goff is getting a speedy new target.

Saints QB Brees sues over millions spent on jewelry

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has filed a lawsuit accusing a California businessman of cheating him out of $9 million through jewelry purchases.

Patriots trade deep threat Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick

BOSTON (AP) Tom Brady will be without one of his top receivers from last season after the Patriots traded deep threat Brandin Cooks to the Rams on Tuesday for Los Angeles' first-round draft pick, 23rd overall.

Eagles agree on 1-year deal with Paul Worrilow

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a one-year contract with linebacker Paul Worrilow.

Cardinals convene, keep 2018 goals in focus

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Making the Super Bowl this season isn't totally on the minds of the Arizona Cardinals at present. They're setting daily goals of improvement amid injury rehabilitation.

Patriots trade deep threat Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick

The New England Patriots have traded deep threat receiver Brandin Cooks to the Rams for Los Angeles' first-round draft pick, 23rd overall.

Former Jets and Patriots WR/DB Rademacher dead at 75

Bill Rademacher, a two-way player for the New York Jets in their early years, has died. He was 75.

Jets sign former Vikings, Panthers TE Bucky Hodges

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed tight end Bucky Hodges.

County officials OK bonds for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Officials in Nevada's Clark County have approved the sale of bonds for the construction of the Oakland Raiders' stadium in Las Vegas.

Nose tackle Taylor re-signs with Skins; last played in 2014

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Nose tackle Phil Taylor Sr. has re-signed with the Washington Redskins after missing the past three NFL seasons with injuries.

OL Quinton Spain signs tender to remain with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Quinton Spain has signed his restricted free-agent tender, a move that enables the Titans to keep their starting left guard from last season.

Bob Costas talks sports, and his answers might be surprising

Bob Costas isn't backing down on his belief that the NFL faces a day of reckoning on the issue of brain injuries, and talks about the one event he wishes he had been able to broadcast on the ''AP Sports Weekly'' podcast.

Raiders sign wide receiver, special teamer Dwayne Harris

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Free agent wide receiver and special teams player Dwayne Harris has signed with the Oakland Raiders.

» Monday, April 2, 2018

Cardinals sign wide receiver Butler to 2-year deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent wide receiver Brice Butler to a two-year contract.

Jets claim former Raiders TE Clive Walford off waivers

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have claimed tight end Clive Walford off waivers from the Oakland Raiders.

Titans agree to terms with former Redskins LB Will Compton

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with linebacker Will Compton, who spent the last five seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Cravens brings fresh mind, body into reboot with Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver.

» Sunday, April 1, 2018

Geno Smith agrees to 1-year deal with Chargers

LOS ANGELES (AP) �� Geno Smith has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.