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Free-agent pickups ease pressure on Packers at draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Having signed four potential starters in free agency, the Green Bay Packers enter this week’s draft looking to add the missing ingredients to a team that has missed the playoffs the last two seasons. “With some of the things that we’ve done, I think where our

Report: Raiders send scouts home ahead of draft

The Oakland Raiders sent their scouts home for the weekend and are not expected to bring them back before the draft begins on Thursday, NFL Network reported Friday.The report adds it is believed head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock "don't know who to trust and wanted to

NFL Draft: Top offensive players available by position

Some of the top offensive players, by position, available in the NFL draft, which takes place April 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee (x-indicates early entrant to draft): QUARTERBACK Position outlook: The most interesting player in the draft and a few players likely to be selected earlier than they should because that’s what happens

Raiders have 3 1st-rounders in GM Mike Mayock’s 1st draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Mayock won't exactly get to ease into his new role as Oakland Raiders general manager after spending years as a draft analyst.Mayock knows he will be highly scrutinized with three first-round picks thanks to coach Jon Gruden's much-criticized trades that sent franchise building blocks Khalil

Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra’Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a combined

GM Veach gets to place stamp on Chiefs with his 1st draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — From the moment he took over the Kansas City Chiefs‘ front office, general manager Brett Veach has been willing to go out on a limb, whether it was signing a big-name free agent or swinging a trade or releasing a well-known player. Now, he will finally

Mosley says Gase makes it clear: Jets aiming for Patriots

NEW YORK (AP) — C.J. Mosley says Jets coach Adam Gase’s message in the team’s first meeting last week was that the goal is to beat New England. The Jets kicked off their offseason program last Monday at the team’s facility in Florham Park, New Jersey. It was the first time

QB Haskins to visit Giants this week

Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins will visit the New York Giants this week, he told Ohio-based website Eleven Warriors on Sunday.Haskins, one of the top quarterback prospects available in this month's draft, has already worked out for the Oakland Raiders and visited with the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins,

Verner signing one-day contract with Titans before retiring

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cornerback Alterraun Verner is signing a one-day contract with the Tennessee Titans to retire with the team that drafted him. The Titans announced Tuesday that Verner is signing the one-day contract on Wednesday. Verner played for the Titans from 2010-13 after they drafted him in the fourth round

Derek Carr, George Kittle rejoice in Tiger Woods’ 2019 Masters win

Derek Carr, George Kittle rejoice in Tiger Woods' 2019 Masters win originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comTiger Woods transcends sports. Whether you're a golf fanatic like Warriors star Steph Curry or not, it's likely you followed the final holes of the Masters on Sunday. We know two Bay Area football stars were locked

Falcons agree to 1-year deal with former Saints DT Davison

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons continued to bolster their defensive line by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with tackle Tyeler Davison. Davison started 12 of 14 games with the New Orleans Saints last season and had two sacks with 23 tackles. The addition Saturday comes after the

DC police: Eagles’ Mills, Wiz’s Robinson arrested for fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills and Washington Wizards forward Devin Robinson were arrested after a fight outside a nightclub, Washington police said Saturday. Karimah Bilal, program manager for the Metropolitan Police Department’s office of communications, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the Mills named in

Mayock aims not to ‘mess up’ Raiders’ draft chances

New Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock spoke to the local media on Thursday ahead of the team kicking off its first series of organized team training activities of the spring.It's safe to say the first-year GM knows what he's getting himself into."At the end of the day, here's the

After trading Beckham, Giants made sure Shepard stays

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed wide receiver Sterling Shepard to a four-year contract extension. The Giants announced the signing Friday just a month after general manager Dave Gettleman stunned many by trading offensive catalyst and fellow receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns. Details of

Jalen Richard re-signs with Raiders, returns for fourth season

Jalen Richard re-signs with Raiders, returns for fourth season originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comJalen Richard will be back in Silver and Black for a fourth season.The running back re-signed with the Raiders on Wednesday afternoon, the team announced.Scroll to continue with contentAdWelcome back, @RocketRich30. We have re-signed Jalen Richard: https://t.co/ergIIXMhY5 pic.twitter.com/828ty6CVaH—

The humble Hupmobile lends support in start of NFL

So there they were, 15 men ready to launch the 10 charter teams of the National Football League in 1920. They gathered in Ralph Hay’s car showroom in Canton, Ohio , and got down to business. Except for one problem: There weren’t enough chairs for everyone. A few of the future owners

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