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The Baltimore Ravens signed Justin Tucker to a four-year extension Wednesday that makes him the highest-paid kicker in NFL history. The contract keeps Tucker in Baltimore through the 2023 season and is worth $23.05 million, with $12.5 million guaranteed in the first two years and an $8 million signing

Georgia Tech wraps up a spring of major change
Georgia Tech wraps up a spring of major change

Georgia Tech's offense has essentially spent spring practice trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. The transition from triple-option to no-huddle spread under new coach Geoff Collins is a daunting challenge on such short notice, especially for the guys in the trenches. ''We'

Kurt Warner wonders if Daniel Jones is a "difference-maker"
Kurt Warner wonders if Daniel Jones is a "difference-maker"

Some team apparently thinks Duke's Daniel Jones is the best quarterback in this draft. Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner does not agree with that team. Warner told Bob Glauber of Newsday that while he respects Jones and his understanding of the game, he's not sure he has enough arm to be a

Get the hats the newest class of NFL rookies will wear
Get the hats the newest class of NFL rookies will wear

The 2019 NFL draft will begin on Thursday with 32 picks that are sure to bebuzzed about for months to come

Tom Brady tops merchandise sales for second consecutive year
Tom Brady tops merchandise sales for second consecutive year

Tom Brady has worn a No. 12 Patriots jersey for all 19 seasons of his career, going on 20. Yet, fans don't ever seem to get enough of Brady. For the second consecutive year, the Patriots quarterback led the NFL in sales of officially licensed player merchandise. The National Football League Players

Big 12 players poised for potential breakouts this season
Big 12 players poised for potential breakouts this season

Forgotten a bit after getting hurt as a true freshman in 2017, and appearing in only three games last season, Sneed is healthy and could become a significant target for quarterback Charlie Brewer. Sneed is among several talented young receivers the Bears still have after the departure of Jalen Hurd,

Bigtime Big 12 turnover with 4 new head coaches this spring
Bigtime Big 12 turnover with 4 new head coaches this spring

Never before has the Big 12 had such a big turnover in head football coaches. Four of the 10 Big 12 teams went through spring drills with new coaches. The two new coaches in the Sunflower State - Les Miles at Kansas and Chris Klieman at Kansas State - both have won national championships, though at

2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft
2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Talk about a culture change.

NFL Champion Sends Message To Fellow Asian American Football Star Taylor Rapp
NFL Champion Sends Message To Fellow Asian American Football Star Taylor Rapp

Asian American NFL prospect Taylor Rapp received a message from two-time SuperBowl champion Hines Ward, who's also of Asian descent

Report: NFL reminds Jaguars about league workout rules

The NFL wants Tom Coughlin and the Jaguars to remember that voluntary workouts are just that: voluntary. The league sent a letter to Coughlin, warning Jacksonville's executive vice president of football operations that future comments like the ones he made last week critical of players who didn&

Report: NFL warns Tom Coughlin about voluntary workouts comment
Report: NFL warns Tom Coughlin about voluntary workouts comment

Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin has reportedly heard from the NFL about last week's comments regarding players missing voluntary offseason workouts. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey and linebacker Telvin Smith have been absent and Coughlin said that they should be in attendance

Pro Bowl pass rusher Ansah meets with Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens met with former Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah on Wednesday. Ansah, who turns 30 next month, had 48 sacks and 110 quarterback hits in six seasons with the Lions. The 2013 first-round pick (fifth overall) played last season under Detroit's franchise

Chiefs
Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision

The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. The Chiefs swung a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday to acquire pass rusher Frank Clark for a package of picks

Chiefs
Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues.

Ravens make Tucker highest-paid kicker in NFL
Ravens make Tucker highest-paid kicker in NFL

Justin Tucker is staying with the Baltimore Ravens for the next four years, having agreed a reported record-breaking deal.

NFL Draft 2019: How does Kyler Murray compare to QBs taken first overall?
NFL Draft 2019: How does Kyler Murray compare to QBs taken first overall?

With Opta's help, we see how Kyler Murray compares to first picks Baker Mayfield, Jared Goff, Jameis Winston, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton.

NFL notebook: Kingsbury says Cards undecided on top pick
NFL notebook: Kingsbury says Cards undecided on top pick

Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Tuesday that the team has yet to finalize its plans for the top overall pick in the draft, which starts Thursday. "We're still working through it," Kingsbury said after his team's first practice of the year at a voluntary minicamp. "

2019 NFL Draft Big Board: Quinnen Williams, defensive prospects dominate the final top 100
2019 NFL Draft Big Board: Quinnen Williams, defensive prospects dominate the final top 100

The final look at the top 100 prospects starts with Alabama DT Quinnen Williams, ends with mid-major inside linebacker and is packed with hope in between.

St. Jude Children
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient Owen to announce round three selection at 2019 NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®  patient Owen will be a special guest of the National Football League (NFL) when he announces the Seattle Seahawks' round three draft pick onstage on Friday evening, April 26, in Nashville, Tennessee. Former

Pac-12 Spring: Cougars looking to replace Gardner Minshew

While Gardner Minshew prepared for the NFL draft, his former team, the Washington State Cougars, was auditioning potential replacements. The Cougars have a spirited quarterback competition involving a large group of would-be starters, including seniors Anthony Gordon and Trey Tinsley, Cammon Cooper,

NFL Draft 2019: Five overrated prospects, starting with a first-round QB
NFL Draft 2019: Five overrated prospects, starting with a first-round QB

Who are the players this year who pundits are saying should go high but probably should not? Here are five overrated prospects.

Bengals waive DT Washington

The Cincinnati Bengals waived defensive tackle Adolphus Washington on Tuesday. Washington played in four games for the Bengals last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in November. Washington, 24, was a third-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2016.

NFL Draft 2019: Teams with most riding on outcome
NFL Draft 2019: Teams with most riding on outcome

Here we look at five teams with the most to gain or lose in the aftermath of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Reggie Cobb
Reggie Cobb's son will announce 49ers' second-round pick in NFL draft

The 49ers will honor Reggie Cobb by having his son announce the team's second-round selection from the draft in Nashville.

NFL Draft RB Deep Dive
NFL Draft RB Deep Dive

Thor Nystrom takes a closer look at the 2019 running backs class in advance of the draft.

NFL rumors: Patriots WR Josh Gordon signs restricted free agent tender
NFL rumors: Patriots WR Josh Gordon signs restricted free agent tender

Josh Gordon's status for the 2019 NFL season is uncertain right now, but the talented wide receiver will begin the new campaign with the New England Patriots if eligible.

Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round
Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round

Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who's the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round?

Top 2020 recruit DL Bresee chooses Clemson

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound prospect from Damascus, Md., chose the defending national champions over Georgia, Penn State, Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan and Oklahoma. The verbal commitment from Bresee vaults the Tigers over the Crimson Tide for the No. 1 overall 2020 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports

AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks
AP source: Chiefs get Clark from Seahawks for draft picks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from the Seattle Seahawks for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract, as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense.

Payton Award winner Hodges has NFL goal
Payton Award winner Hodges has NFL goal

(STATS) - Former Samford quarterback Devlin Hodges isn't projected to be selected in the NFL Draft this year, but that doesn't mean he won't have a productive pro career.

QB Graham Mertz is creating
QB Graham Mertz is creating 'buzz' this spring at Wisconsin

Four scholarship quarterbacks are competing for the starter's job at Wisconsin. Freshman Graham Mertz is the Badgers' most hyped recruit in years, having enrolled in January after setting a Kansas high school record for touchdown passes last season and being named MVP of the Army All-American

Report: NFL executive Rod Graves stepping down to head Fritz Pollard Alliance
Report: NFL executive Rod Graves stepping down to head Fritz Pollard Alliance

NFL executive and former General Manager Rod Graves is stepping down from his role in the league office to become chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, according to Jim Trotter of the NFL Network. Graves would take over for John Wooten as head of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which advocates for minority

NFL notebook: Cardinals reportedly fielding offers for top pick
NFL notebook: Cardinals reportedly fielding offers for top pick

The Arizona Cardinals still haven't tipped their hand as to how they'll use the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, and teams continue to inquire about a trade, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The assumption is Cardinals will draft Kyler Murray, who won the Heisman Trophy

NFL notebook: Cardinals reportedly fielding offers for top pick

The Arizona Cardinals still haven't tipped their hand as to how they'll use the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, and teams continue to inquire about a trade, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The assumption is Cardinals will draft Kyler Murray, who won the Heisman Trophy

Take 5: NFL draft props to play Thursday

As for the wide receiver most likely to be the first drafted, Mississippi's D.K. Metcalf is listed as the favorite at -175, meaning that bettors would have to bet $175 to win $100. Oklahoma's Marquise Brown (+210) and Metcalf's teammate at Ole Miss, A.J. Brown (+1000) are riskier but pay

NFL rumors: Raiders have
NFL rumors: Raiders have 'some sort of surprise' with No. 4 pick in draft

What the Raiders plan to do at No. 4 overall in the NFL draft reportedly requires complete secrecy.

Gruden declares the Raiders "wide open" heading into the draft
Gruden declares the Raiders "wide open" heading into the draft

Jon Gruden may not want the Raiders' scouts to know what he's thinking heading into the draft, but he does want 31 other teams to know that if they have a trade offer to make, give him a call. Gruden said his team could do anything in the draft, including trading up, trading down or [more]

Former NFL GM sheds light on Patriots coach Bill Belichick
Former NFL GM sheds light on Patriots coach Bill Belichick's trade demeanor

What's it like to discuss a trade with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick?

NFL Rumors: Patriots met with LB prospect Terez Hall last week
NFL Rumors: Patriots met with LB prospect Terez Hall last week

The Patriots reportedly kicked the tires on a late-round linebacker prospect last week.

Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville
Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better: Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch.

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons
14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference football players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall.

SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus
SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama'

Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville
Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville

Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better. Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch. ''My first thought was, 'Man I'd

Peter King
Peter King's NFL Mock Draft

Peter King's latest Football Morning in America column features his first, and only, NFL mock draft.

Take 5: 2019 NFL Draft mock-busters
Take 5: 2019 NFL Draft mock-busters

Mock drafts are like noses, everyone has one. The same 25 or so names pop up in everyone's forecast of the 2019 NFL Draft, with only slight variations to the order. Poll a few NFL scouts and analysts to name the top quarterback, wide receiver, offensive tackle, cornerback or safety in this class

Take 5: 2019 NFL Draft mock-busters

Mock drafts are like noses, everyone has one. The same 25 or so names pop up in everyone's forecast of the 2019 NFL Draft, with only slight variations to the order. Poll a few NFL scouts and analysts to name the top quarterback, wide receiver, offensive tackle, cornerback or safety in this class

Former NFL RB, college star Cobb dies at 50
Former NFL RB, college star Cobb dies at 50

Former NFL running back and Tennessee college star Reggie Cobb died Saturday at the age of 50, according to the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL draft: Five players 49ers can target as Day 2 options on offense, defense
NFL draft: Five players 49ers can target as Day 2 options on offense, defense

All eyes will be on the No. 2 pick, but Day of the 2019 NFL Draft is just as important for the 49ers.

Tony Mandarich cites steroids, painkillers for his draft bust status
Tony Mandarich cites steroids, painkillers for his draft bust status

Tony Mandarich is included on any list of the biggest draft busts in NFL history, and he says his story is a cautionary tale not for NFL scouts who struggle to identify the top prospects coming out of college, but for NFL players who struggle with substance abuse. Mandarich said in a long interview with

Former NFL RB, college star Cobb dies at 50

Former NFL running back and Tennessee college star Reggie Cobb died Saturday, according to the San Francisco 49ers. Cobb spent the past 10 years as a scout for the 49ers. "We are devastated by the sudden loss of a tremendous teammate and loyal friend, Reggie Cobb," general manager John Lynch

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