2020 NFL mock draft: Two-round projections

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Super Bowl LIV between San Francisco and Kansas City is all that remains of the 100th NFL season and the 2020 draft class is finally set.

The NFL released the official list of underclassmen who decided to leave college early for the pros on Tuesday.

There were 120 players who were either granted special eligibility or completed their degrees ...Read more

Why a clash with Patrick Mahomes is so fitting for the 49ers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It's fitting the 49ers are playing Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl.

In a roundabout way, the only regular season game between San Francisco and the Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs led to their championship match up in Miami.

Mahomes, in September 2018, orchestrated five consecutive scoring drives to start the game as ...Read more

Cops issue arrest warrant for Antonio Brown after alleged battery

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Hollywood police issued a warrant for former NFL player Antonio Brown after an alleged battery and burglary at his home on Tuesday, which resulted in the arrest of his trainer, Glenn Holt.

Brown, 31, faces charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief less than $1,000, according ...Read more

Raiders drop Oakland for good — they're now the Las Vegas Raiders

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The Las Vegas Raiders were born Wednesday and the Oakland Raiders are history.

Raiders owner Mark Davis, joined by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak as well as some current Raiders players and alumni, made the change of the team name official in a ceremony at partially-built Allegiant Field.

"The Raiders were born in Oakland and played 13 seasons in L...Read more

Javon Kinlaw and the Panthers a perfect fit? Carolina drafting him would 'be lit.'

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Javon Kinlaw didn't have to come to the Senior Bowl.

He had already shown he was one of the top defensive tackles in the draft thanks to his three seasons at South Carolina. But he came anyway.

And that's how he found himself putting impressive move after move on offensive linemen in Mobile, Alabama, as NFL scouts, general ...Read more

Browns host GM candidate George Paton for second interview

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The Browns are dead serious about their courtship of Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton.

The Browns hosted Paton on Wednesday at their headquarters in Berea for his second interview during this GM search, a person familiar with the meeting confirmed. The interview lasted roughly eight hours and ended at about 5 p.m. ...Read more

Mitchell Schwartz: No grudge against Dee Ford, who Chiefs will see in Super Bowl

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mitchell Schwartz doesn't hold a grudge now or when the play that haunts Chiefs fans occurred a year ago, a moment that will be a pregame story as the Chiefs prepare to meet the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54 on Feb. 2 in Miami.

Niners defensive end Dee Ford lined up offside in last year's AFC Championship Game against...Read more

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson files trademark for famous draft-night vow

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BALTIMORE -- Despite failing to lead the Ravens to a postseason victory for the second straight season, quarterback Lamar Jackson is still confident he'll bring a championship back to Baltimore.

So confident that he's filing a trademark for his famous draft-night vow.

A trademark for "YOU ARE GOING TO GET A BOWL OUT OF ME, BELIEVE THAT!" was ...Read more

Dolphins want to find right guy to be their quarterback — whether it's Tua Tagovailoa or someone else

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Injured Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins have been linked together for more than a year now – particularly since Chris Grier was named Dolphins general manager before Brian Flores was hired as coach.

The Dolphins were perceived to be Tanking for Tua during the 2019 season. That was shortly after ...Read more

Justin Herbert impressive in his first Senior Bowl practice in front of Panthers coaches

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MOBILE, Ala. -- LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is almost a guarantee to be taken with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft.

But at the Senior Bowl this week in Mobile all eyes and microphones are pointed in the direction of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert to see if his draft grade will improve or regress.

The Panthers' quarterback ...Read more

Browns Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry is not expected to undergo offseason hip surgery, source says

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Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is not expected to undergo offseason hip surgery, a league source told the Beacon Journal on Tuesday morning.

A sign Landry would avoid the surgery emerged when he agreed to participate in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown on Wednesday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The skills competition...Read more

Editors in Sacramento and Kansas City wager on Super Bowl winner. Citrus for BBQ?

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In sports media, you're not supposed to openly pull or root for a winner. But in a newsroom setting, away from the sports department? Who are we fooling here?

Game on, people.

When it comes to this Super Bowl in Miami, two McClatchy newsrooms will be glued to the action amid editing copy, laying out sections and uploading stories and photos. ...Read more

Dolphins in holding pattern as Bengals, Lions keep their options open ahead of 2020 NFL draft

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MOBILE, Ala. -- Senior Bowl coaches Zac Taylor and Matt Patricia may not yet know -- or want to say -- what they are going to do with their respective picks in the 2020 NFL draft, but they certainly know what month it is.

Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals own the top pick, where LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is the presumed favorite to be taken ...Read more

Did the Seahawks make a mistake by letting Richard Sherman go?

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It was a bit more than three years ago that a perturbed Richard Sherman told the media they were going to miss him once he's gone. The former Seahawks cornerback was fed up with questions about his insubordination and second-guessing of his coaches, and, however brashly, wanted to remind reporters of his uniqueness as a quote.

But as Sherman ...Read more

49ers coach Katie Sowers heading for Super Bowl LIV and full-circle moment with Chiefs

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Katie Sowers is not the only a Super Bowl LIV participant with one foot in two worlds.

There's deity Joe Montana, who spent two seasons with the Kansas Chiefs after 13 with the 49ers.

There's defensive end Dee Ford, traded from the Chiefs to the 49ers 10 months ago.

You might even slap an asterisk on Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who was ...Read more

Impish Joe Montana has an unassailable Super Bowl prediction: 'My team will win'

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You may not know it the way he cold-heartedly snatched victory from a conga line of disheartened opponents during his playing days, but Joe Montana has an impish side.

Throwing wadded up adhesive tape at unsuspecting teammates in the locker room? Yeah, he did that.

"Borrowing," bicycles, the prime transportation when the 49ers trained at ...Read more

What the Carolina Panthers' offense could look like with Joe Brady calling the plays

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers are taking a risk.

Just a month after owner David Tepper acknowledged the "difficulty of the transition" from the college to professional level, the Panthers will have at least five coaches with mostly collegiate experience leading the team.

With the hiring of head coach Matt Rhule, offensive coordinator Joe ...Read more

Greg Cote: Super Bowl primer: Top 10 storylines you'll grow sick of as Chiefs, 49ers head to Miami

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MIAMI -- Parochially you know Miami wanted Ryan Tannehill for the Super Bowl it is hosting. The idea of the longtime Dolphins quarterback playing for an NFL championship in his former stadium, under the nose of the team that discarded him, would have been rather surreal and delicious.

But get over it, already. Moving on. The matchup we got for ...Read more

Mike Sielski: Andy Reid is a great coach, whether he gets his Super Bowl win or not, and every Eagles fan should give him his due

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The CBS cameras found Andy Reid for his long walk across the field at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night. His target was Mike Vrabel, the coach of the Tennessee Titans, for a handshake and a hug and a whisper into Vrabel's ear. The Kansas City Chiefs had won the AFC championship game, 35-24. They were going to their first Super Bowl since 1970 --...Read more

49ers' Coleman not ruled out of Super Bowl despite dislocated shoulder

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Coach Kyle Shanahan is not ruling out Tevin Coleman for Super Bowl LIV despite losing the starting running back to a dislocated shoulder in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

"I expect him to have a chance to play," coach Kyle Shanahan said. "Can't hold me to that. We'll find out more after the imaging (tests). But I expect ...Read more