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NFL draft 2018 tight end rankings: Is Penn State's Mike Gesicki best of bunch?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:34:54 -0400

Penn State's Mike Gesicki may not have quite the buzz of Dallas Goedert or Hayden Hurst, but his athleticism is off the charts.


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'My nightmare is your lesson': How former NFL QBs who struggled now coach top draft picks

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:46:37 -0400

Ryan Lindley, Jordan Palmer and John Beck didn't have illustrious NFL careers. But they're among a group of QBs who are now passing on key knowledge to the next generation of top passers.


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From factory job to Division II, Nathan Shepherd has taken winding path to NFL draft

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:50:43 -0400

Fort Hays State defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd worked at a plant nursery and a packaging factory. For two years, he was completely out of football. Now he's projected to be a Day 2 pick in the NFL draft.


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Rob Gronkowski says he won't be at Patriots' workouts because he has 'dirt biking skills to work on'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:42:56 -0400

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was at the SuperCross event at Gillette Stadium on Saturday and said he has 'dirt biking skills to work on' when asked if he'd be at the Patriots' voluntary workouts.


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Former NFL kicker Jay Feely: Prom date photo with gun was a 'joke'

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:38:05 -0400

Jay Feely says the photo he posted Saturday night that showed his daughter, her prom date and him with a gun was 'intended to be a joke.'


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Moore: What happens when Larry Fitzgerald takes on a bozo sports columnist? Find out here

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:30:49 -0400

One of the greatest players in the history of football takes on Greg Moore on the gridiron. There's only one way this can go, right?


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Indianapolis Colts could trade down again in first round of NFL draft

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:23:28 -0400

The Colts are in an enviable position in the 2018 NFL draft, possession of an early pick without a pressing need at quarterback. That could mean a bevy of picks in a potential draft-day trade.


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NFL mock draft 2018: Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield could be biggest QB dominoes

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:00:11 -0400

The top four quarterbacks could be scooped up within the first five picks of the 2018 NFL draft - but maybe not in the order that many expect.


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Patriots-Steelers rematch among 10 NFL games we can't wait to see on 2018 schedule

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:50:59 -0400

The NFL released its 2018 schedule Thursday, and we're already champing at the bit to see these games.


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Colin Kaepernick decries police killings as 'lawful lynchings'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 15:00:46 -0400

Kaepernick was in Amsterdam on Saturday accepting the "Ambassador of Conscience" award from Amnesty International.


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USA TODAY Sports NFL agent poll: Redskins, Bruce Allen get low marks on preparedness, trust

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:53:51 -0400

Bengals and owner Mike Brown also grade out poorly (along with the NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith and the CBA) in USA TODAY Sports' poll of 25 NFL agents about various league topics.


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2018 NFL draft needs, prospect fits for all 32 teams, position rankings

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:51:14 -0400

USA TODAY Sports' NFL team will analyze every club's outlook leading up to the 2018 draft.


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2018 NFL schedules for all 32 teams

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:53:56 -0400

Take a look at every NFL team's schedule for the 2018 season, which kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 6 when the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.


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As NFL teams make sense of data, next wave of technological revolution awaits

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:57:29 -0500

Zebra Technologies could help NFL teams expand how the usage of real-time data and stat-driven analysis.


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NFL's most overpaid players: Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins highlight list

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:25:32 -0400

Jarvis Landry cashed in on an eye-popping deal, but there are other even more highly paid players who can't match his production - including Jimmy Garoppolo.


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Every NFL team's MVP for the 2017 season

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:31:02 -0500

While not all players will be honored with awards at season's end,


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Three and out: New York Giants' 2018 NFL draft needs, prospects fits

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:47:52 -0400

With the No. 2 selection in the NFL draft, the New York Giants might hold the key to the first round.


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NFL draft 2018 sleepers: Richmond QB Kyle Lauletta among prospects who could provide value

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:08:26 -0400

There should be plenty of value on the second and third days of this year's NFL draft, including a passer who could become a formidable starter.


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Dez Bryant landing spots: Eight NFL teams that make sense for ex-Cowboys WR

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:52:36 -0400

WR Dez Bryant became a free agent Friday after being released by Dallas. Now he's got options as he decides to pursue a championship, money or revenge.


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The 10 most significant trades for draft picks in NFL history

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:50:11 -0400

This year, the Jets carried on a recent theme of teams moving into position to draft a top quarterback. Time will tell if the Jets' move will one day join the ranks of these significant trades for draft picks in NFL history.


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UCLA's Josh Rosen hardly first Millennial who could challenge NFL coaches

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 18:00:27 -0400

UCLA quarterback wants to know why according to former coach Jim Mora, but that's true of many of this generation's players.


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Lamar Jackson breaking mold by going without agent into NFL draft

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 18:45:05 -0400

Lamar Jackson is going into the NFL draft without an agent. While that's hardly typical, it's difficult to tell whether the plan will end up to be an impediment.


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NFL draft 2018 defensive line rankings: Washington's Vita Vea, a 347-pound ex-RB, tops list

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:35:13 -0400

Washington's Vita Vea leads our list of defensive line prospects entering the 2018 NFL draft, followed closely by Alabama's Da'Ron Payne.


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NFL draft 2018 pass rusher rankings: Potential top-five pick Bradley Chubb heads class

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:43:45 -0400

N.C. State's Bradley Chubb appears to be one of the NFL draft's most promising players, arguably the best among non-quarterbacks, at a position teams greatly value.


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NFL draft 2018 linebacker rankings: Tremaine Edmunds, Roquan Smith may be top-10 picks

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:07:14 -0400

Virginia Tech's Tremaine Edmunds might be a top-10 NFL draft pick, as could Georgia's more polished Roquan Smith later this month.


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NFL draft 2018 safety rankings: Derwin James, Minkah Fitzpatrick shape board

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:02:14 -0400

Derwin James and Minkah Fitzpatrick both project to be versatile talents who will be off the board early in the 2018 NFL draft.


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NFL draft 2018 CB rankings: Denzel Ward is class of deep group

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:27:06 -0400

Denzel Ward is in line to become the fourth Buckeye cornerback to be taken in the first round in three years, but there's plenty of talent elsewhere at the position.


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New England Patriots draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:41:10 -0400

New England Patriots draft capsule



Buffalo Bills draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:40:58 -0400

Buffalo Bills draft capsule



Miami Dolphins draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:40:42 -0400

Miami Dolphins draft capsule



New York Jets draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:40:28 -0400

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Tennessee Titans draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:39:32 -0400

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Houston Texans draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:38:52 -0400

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Jacksonville Jaguars draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:38:40 -0400

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Indianapolis Colts draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:37:55 -0400

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Los Angeles Chargers draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:32:16 -0400

Los Angeles Chargers draft capsule



Denver Broncos draft capsule

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:31:56 -0400

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NFL player arrests database

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:36:35 -0500

USA TODAY Sports' complete database of all the arrests since 2000.


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Detroit Lions could take advantage of deep interior OL class in NFL draft

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:17:02 -0400

Interior offensive lineman are becoming more valuable. And the 2018 NFL draft is filled with talented guards and centers.


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Hey Bills fans, the NFL Draft is almost here: What you need to know

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:03:04 -0400

Here's an NFL Draft primer that lays out the TV coverage, the Bills' collection of picks, their areas of need, and who they might select.


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Packers preaching importance of depth on defensive line

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:46:40 -0400

Sixth in a 10-part NFL draft position-preview series looking at prospects who might be of interest to the Packers. Today: Defensive line.


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