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Report: ‘Whispers’ that Tom Coughlin loves Deshaun Watson

The Jacksonville Jaguars say they haven’t given up on Blake Bortles, but it’s starting to sound like Deshaun Watson could end up being the pick at No. 4. overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.Albert Breer of The MMQB noted on Thursday morning that, “The closer we get to draft day, the stronger the whispers have become that Tom Coughlin loves Watson, and that he really could take...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell comments on Gareon Conley situation

As the league does its best to find out the truth about Gareon Conley, who’s been accused of sexual assault, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell chimed in with his thoughts on the matter.In an appearance at the NFL Play 60 event in Philadelphia on Thursday morning, Goodell had the following to say in response to a question about what the NFL will do in response to this allegation...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL to honor late Steelers owner Dan Rooney during draft

Former Pittsburgh Steelers owner and chairman Dan Rooney passed away earlier this month at the age of 84. A transcendent figure around the sports world, those within football took time to pay their respects following his death.An Ambassador to Ireland under Barack Obama, the former president also took time out of his schedule to attend Rooney’s funeral.Needless to say, the respect...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Typically, the NFL Draft is a joyous occasion for the players getting set to embark on their professional careers. However, it's not always sunshine and roses for everyone.Welcome to Yardbarker roundtable, where we can't help but recall Brady Quinn's retreat to the green room during his draft day slide or the countless other uncomfortable draft situations that have arisen at the...
Via Yardbarker
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo not sweating trade rumors as draft nears

There’s a chance that New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be calling a new city home by the time the first round of the NFL Draft draws to an end on Thursday night.It’s not likely, but we really have to expect the unexpected when it comes to New England. Here’s a team that has made multiple trades over the past two months and has lost out on its picks in both...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colts' David Parry pleads guilty, faces three years in prison

Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman David Parry was involved in a drunken incident back in February which ultimately saw him arrested and charged with theft, resisting arrest with physical force and assault during which he apparently stole a golf cart in Arizona.The incident was initially deemed serious with Parry himself being charged with two felonies. And the details are about...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former Washington GM running scouting service, advising NFL teams

Scot McCloughan may have gone through a messy divorce with Washington last month, but that does not mean the former general manager is giving up on doing what he does best — evaluating NFL talent.Before he was hired to be Washington’s GM, McCloughan had a scouting service where he offered teams his opinions on NFL prospects. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network is reporting that McCloughan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Redskins’ 5 Best Draft Picks of the Dan Snyder Era

The Dan Snyder era has seen its shares of  highs and lows. Okay – there have been a lot more lows since he bought the Redskins in the spring of 1999. Washington’s drafts since Snyder purchased the team have been volatile. Snyder entrusted personnel decisions to coaches he trusted (Joe Gibbs, Mike Shanahan) and relied on a general manager (Vinny Cerato) who was in over his head...
Via CBS DC
6 hours ago

Report: Panthers’ interest in McCaffrey ‘likely a smokescreen’

There has been a lot of chatter lately that the Carolina Panthers might be extremely interested in Christian McCaffrey. But is it all a smokescreen?That’s what Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk put out there on Thursday before the draft.“A source with knowledge of the dynamics believes the McCaffrey chatter is likely a smokescreen, one of the many that are wafting through the...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the last 10 No. 1 overall NFL draft picks from worst to first

The first overall pick in the NFL draft is expected to alter the landscape of a team for the better. Once in a while teams strike gold, but oftentimes they fail miserably. There is a reason why teams like the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams find themselves in the same position year after year: they continue to make inept decisions.Even though the jury is still out on last year’s...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rumors: Washington Redskins May Trade Into End Of First Round

The Washington Redskins are getting ready for the 2017 NFL Draft. They may look to trade back into the first round depending on some of the available prospects. Not much is known about the 2017 NFL Draft. With just hours to go before the beginning, there are still numerous questions left unanswered. Who will be […] Rumors: Washington Redskins May Trade Into End Of First Round ...
Via Riggo's Rag
5 hours ago

Titans may already have agreed to trade for pick they got from Rams

Last season, the Los Angeles Rams agreed to trade their first round pick to the Tennessee Titans as part of the deal for Jared Goff. The Rams received the No. 1 overall pick, which they used to select the former California quarterback. The Titans received the No. 15 overall pick from the Rams, two second-round selections from Los Angeles and the first and third round pick from the...
Via The Rams Wire
5 hours ago

49ers GM was classmates with this top NFL Draft prospect

As the San Francisco 49ers put the final touches on what they plan to do with the second pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft, there’s not many people outside of the organization that know what their plans are.Coming off a two-win season and with a first-year general manager that boasts no front office experience, this team is a true wildcard in the first round.With all that said, San...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz had laser eye surgery

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz should be able to see downfield better this season. Wentz revealed that he had laser eye surgery this offseason after playing with contact lenses during his rookie year. “I had PRK done, so it was very helpful,” Wentz said on WIP. “It’s pretty cool to wake up in the morning and…
Via Pro Football Talk
5 hours ago

Report: Broncos looking at options to move up in first round

While many teams slotted to pick in the top 10 are looking to move down, the Denver Broncos are one of a few teams reportedly looking to move up. The most obvious reason the Broncos would be looking to move up is the Christian McCaffrey connection. His father, Ed McCaffrey, was one of John Elway’s favorite targets back when the two of them were playing together in Denver. And McCaffrey...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Jacksonville Jaguars Like Deshaun Watson with Fourth Pick

The Chicago Bears like Deshaun Watson. But if they don’t take him at 3, the Jacksonville Jaguars might just jump on him. Most seasons, the first few picks of the NFL Draft are slam dunks. This season however, nobody seems to have any idea what’s going on. The only thing everyone knew was that Myles […] NFL Rumors: Jacksonville Jaguars Like Deshaun Watson with Fourth Pick -...
Via Bears Goggles On
5 hours ago

Joe Thomas: Manziel lacked commitment to be NFL QB

Joe Thomas spent two seasons as Johnny Manziel’s teammate with the Cleveland Browns. And from his perspective, Thomas believes Manziel’s lack of commitment combined with a prevalence of distractions was a setup for failure.Thomas was asked about Manziel’s ill-fated NFL career during an appearance on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger.” “I love Johnny, he’s a great person...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Indianapolis Colts draft needs

With the first round of the draft later today and lots of question on which position the Indianapolis Colts may draft with the 15th overall pick (and ensuing picks), I have assessed each position and ranked them as either High, Medium, or Low. (The positions are in no particular order). Inside Linebacker: High I can not remember the last time the Colts had an inside linebacker to...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees expects big things out of Peterson-Ingram duo

Count Drew Brees among those within the New Orleans Saints organization excited over the addition of Adrian Peterson to an already-formidable offensive arsenal.Peterson, who signed a two-year deal with the Saints earlier this week, is expected to share backfield duties with Mark Ingram, who enjoyed his first-ever 1,000-yard season last year.Brees feels both running backs could thrive...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys Preseason Game Times Set

The Dallas Cowboys released the game times for their 2017 preseason schedule Thursday. The preseason kicks off with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton on Aug. 3 and ends Aug. 31 in Houston. Thurs., Aug. 3 vs. Arizona Cardinals (Canton) 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 12 at Los Angeles Rams 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 19 vs. Indianapolis Colts 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 26 vs. Oakland Raiders 7 p.m. Thurs., Aug....
Via Blue Star
5 hours ago

Cowboys' Doug Free Put on Reserve/Retired List

DallasCowboys.com reports the team put OT Doug Free on the reserve/retired list this week. Free, 33, played for the Cowboys for a decade and was a starter for eight years -- starting in 114 games. Anticipating his retirement, in March Dallas signed veteran tackle Byron Bell to compete for Free's job against Chaz Green. Free is in the second year of a three-year $15 million deal...
Via Blue Star
4 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons fail to realize that Ben Garland went undrafted

Everybody in Broncos Country knows that lineman Ben Garland went undrafted. Apparently, the Atlanta Falcons, whom he currently plays for, do not. On Thursday, the Falcons tweeted out a video of Garland to show their excitement for draft. Perhaps the mood Atlanta was trying to convey is confused. Undrafted out of Air Force, Garland, who hails from Grand Junction, Colo., signed with...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago

Jimmy Garoppolo has 'no nerves' over draft trade rumors

Jimmy G. was spotted at the Celtics game with his Patriots teammates.
Via Boston.com
4 hours ago

2-Cent Mock: DallasCowboys.com Writers’ Final Personalized Mock Drafts

FRISCO, Texas -- The NFL Draft is finally here. Almost time to find out how the Cowboys plan to add to a roster that won 13 games a season ago.
Via DallasCowboys.com
4 hours ago

Report: Falcons ‘plotting a potential move up’ in first round

The Atlanta Falcons could potentially trade up from the 31st pick in the draft, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Everything is extremely volatile right now. There probably isn’t a team that hasn’t taken a call about moving in one direction or another and smokescreens are constantly afloat this time of year, so it’s nearly impossible to know just how true this is.The Falcons...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss
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