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  • ON FOOTBALL: Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier. Some were obvious, such as the love given Ohio State, and the disdain for 2015 bowl teams Tennessee, Duke and North Carolina. The desire to find quarterbacks lasted from the first two...

  • NFL Draft: Former Guthrie standout Kentrell Brothers selected by the Minnesota Vikings

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    The Minnesota Vikings selected Brothers in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Brothers, who played linebacker at Missouri, led the nation in tackles with 152 last season.

  • Jets invite cousin of Giants' Beckham for rookie camp tryout

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Terron Beckham is getting a chance to follow in his famous cousin's football footsteps. The New York Jets invited the running back, a distant relative of Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., to attend their rookie minicamp next week on a tryout basis. Mike...

  • John Elway gets his quarterback without overpaying

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway leaned against a wall outside the team meeting room adorned with images from the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl season and declared, "The plan is to keep picking at the bottom of the round — and there is no Plan B!" That last part was a playful nod to Peyton...

  • 49ers take risk in fourth round, bolster both lines in fifth

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers added speed and potential to their defensive backfield and talented size and depth to both sides of their line Saturday in the NFL draft. The Niners selected talented but troubled LSU cornerback Rashard Robinson with their first pick of the day...

  • Redskins fill a few specific needs during the NFL draft

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After stockpiling plenty of young talent and winning the NFC East, the Washington Redskins went into the NFL draft with fewer holes to fill, giving them the flexibility to address more specific short- and long-term needs. The Redskins used their first-round pick on a...

  • Bears keep adding to 'D', take WVU's Kwiatkoski in 4th round

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears addressed holes on defense and added to their offensive line during the draft. They brought in a running back and receiver, too. The Bears began the final day by adding to their defense, drafting West Virginia inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski with...

  • Dolphins owner says team's latest shake-up pays off in draft

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says his latest shake-up of the organization paid off in the draft, including unanimity about the risky decision to take Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. The Dolphins selected players they had targeted, and benefited from cohesion among their...

  • Raiders trade up to select QB Connor Cook in 4th round

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie was schooled in the draft by Ron Wolf during his long tenure in the front office in Green Bay. Even when they had an entrenched starter like Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers, the Packers believed in the importance of drafting...

  • Chargers take J.J. Watt's brother, Derek, in 6th round

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — J.J. Watt and Melvin Gordon had the same message to Derek Watt: Welcome to the NFL, bro. The San Diego Chargers used a sixth-round pick to select Derek Watt, the Wisconsin fullback who is J.J.'s younger brother and Gordon's former blocker with the Badgers. Derek Watt will be...

  • Cowboys looking more to future in draft even after 4-12 year

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys finally took a glimpse at a future without Tony Romo while taking a Baylor basketball star who hasn't played football since he was 13. The final day of the NFL draft was something like the first two for owner and general manager Jerry Jones on Saturday....

  • Seattle says Lynch hasn't filed retirement papers yet

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider says the team has not received retirement paperwork for running back Marshawn Lynch. After the conclusion of the draft Saturday, Schneider said the paperwork has not been filed with the league, but the Seahawks are prepared...

  • Bears agree to 1-year deal with former Texans QB Hoyer

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with former Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, giving them a veteran backup to Jay Cutler. Hoyer was released nearly two weeks ago — a little more than a month after Houston signed Brock Osweiler to a four-year,...

  • Titans pick receiver, cornerback, guard on draft's final day

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson has shown he's a bit of a gambler, making four trades — three during the NFL draft — to revamp the Titans' roster. Now the pressure switches to coach Mike Mularkey with 10 draft picks to turn around a franchise with only five...

  • New Seahawks RB Alex Collins dancing his way to Seattle

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Alex Collins already stands out among his new Seattle Seahawks teammates — for his unusual hobby if nothing else. Irish step dancing isn't usually high on the list of interests for potential NFL running backs. "I'm always on my toes and my lower body, my calf muscles and...

  • Saints draft Nigeria native who learned football in Canada

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — David Onyemata's path to the NFL began when he followed in his sisters' footsteps by leaving Nigeria to attend college in Canada. He majored in environmental science, but also turned out to be a quick study on the North American brand of football — and it didn't hurt that...

  • Lions add Michigan QB Rudock in 6th round as draft wraps up

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions had already drafted three players who could provide protection for quarterback Matthew Stafford. Then they added somebody who can potentially back him up. Detroit picked Michigan's Jake Rudock in the sixth round Saturday, the first quarterback drafted...

  • Colts continue stocking defense during 3rd day of NFL draft

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts made some big upgrades on draft weekend. First, they found extra protection for Andrew Luck, then they reinforced the run defense. Now comes the hard part — waiting to see if the new guys measure up to the expectations and can get the Colts back to...

  • Packers focus on bulk and add inside linebacker in NFL draft

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Coach Mike McCarthy sought size at the line of scrimmage. General manager Ted Thompson drafted bulk. Four linemen, two on each side of the ball, taken by the Green Bay Packers in the NFL draft this weekend should satisfy the coach. "I think first off when you look at the...

  • Vikings pick WR Boehringer, a European first for NFL draft

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Rookie minicamp in Minnesota next weekend will have a German accent. Willkommen to the NFL, Moritz Boehringer. The Vikings made the 22-year-old German wide receiver the first player in league history to be drafted straight from Europe, taking the speedy Boehringer in...

  • Steelers focus on retooling defense in NFL draft

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The high-powered offense is in place. The Pittsburgh Steelers know this. The defense coming off its worst statistical season in nearly a quarter century, not so much. So the Steelers spent the NFL draft throwing young athletic bodies at the problem, hoping something sticks. It...

  • Patriots pick up a lineman with a long NFL resume

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots picked up two new targets for Tom Brady — or whoever is playing quarterback for them when the season starts — while also adding a lineman with a long football pedigree on Day 3 of the NFL draft. Illinois guard Ted Karras is the grand-nephew of Pro Bowl...

  • Panthers use 3 of 5 draft picks to address cornerback needs

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers spent the NFL draft looking for a replacement for All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman. The NFC champions used three of their five draft picks on cornerbacks after Norman signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins last week. Carolina...

  • Eagles add more offense and then focus on defense

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles added more offense on Day 3 of the NFL draft before shifting their focus to defense. West Virginia running back Wendell Smallwood and Texas Christian offensive lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai were selected in the fifth round on Saturday, making it four straight...

  • Bills sign Glenn Gronkowski, brother of Pats tight end Rob

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL is getting another Gronk. The Buffalo Bills agreed to a deal Saturday with Glenn Gronkowski, a fullback from Kansas State who went undrafted and is the brother of Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski tweeted after the draft ended Saturday: "staying...



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