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DeShone Kizer wants to play for Browns right away

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BEREA, Ohio -- DeShone Kizer wasn't selected right away, but he'd like to become the starting quarterback of the Browns right away.

Kizer and his family attended the NFL draft on Thursday in Philadelphia, where the Notre Dame product waited to be picked but left disappointed because his name hadn't been called.

On Friday night, when Kizer was ...Read more

Randy Gregory's career in jeopardy after another failed drug test

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory's career may be over after reports of another failed drug test.

Gregory is already serving a year-long suspension for repeated violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

He could have applied for reinstatement in December, but it would have hinged on his ability to stay clean and...Read more

Steelers draft QB in 4th round, long snapper in 6th

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The Steelers pulled another surprise with their sixth round draft pick Saturday when they took a long snapper, Colin Holba of Louisville.

He comes to them in the same round that once delivered them Antonio Brown.

Not many teams draft long snappers, but the Steelers did just that and that puts the job of longtime veteran Greg Warren on the line...Read more

49ers get running back Kapri Bibbs in trade with Broncos

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The 49ers bulked up their running back depth Saturday not through the draft but through a trade.

The team traded a fourth-round pick in next year's draft to the Broncos for running back Kapri Bibbs and a fifth-round pick (177) this year. Bibbs (5-9, 212) went undrafted in 2014 out of Colorado State. He rushed 29 times for...Read more

Cowboys draft pick Lewis thinks domestic violence charge will be dropped

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Friday was one of the great days of Jourdan Lewis' life.

He had a graduation ceremony in Ann Arbor, Mich., and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. He still has a misdemeanor domestic violence charge outstanding and is scheduled for a jury trial beginning on July 24.

It likely was a major reason he fell to pick No. 92 at the end of the third ...Read more

Michigan TE Jake Butt's Orange Bowl injury likely why he slid to Round 5

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Jake Butt rolled the dice by returning for his senior year at Michigan.

As the tight end fell in the NFL draft Saturday, finally selected No. 145 by the Denver Broncos to open the fifth round, the result of his decision was clear: His ACL tear in the Dec. 30 Orange Bowl had an obvious impact, and he had to accept that.

"You're competing ...Read more

Rams take two receivers on second day of draft

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LOS ANGELES--There was no splash factor this year, no attempt to become the story of the NFL draft.

The Rams, without a first-round pick, finally got their chance in the second round on Friday -- and then decided they could wait even longer, trading back in the round to acquire an extra pick.

They came away with three players -- South Alabama ...Read more

How the Chiefs and John Dorsey took a big swing to draft Patrick Mahomes II

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At 10:49 Thursday evening, John Dorsey walked to the front of the room with a sly smile on his face. For a notorious draft pick-hound who had just surrendered his 2018 first-round choice to move up 17 selections, the enthusiasm in the Chiefs' general manager's demeanor was palpable.

The reason was simple. He loved the man the Chiefs just ...Read more

Packers take CB Kevin King to open 2nd round

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- After a long day of waiting, the Green Bay Packers finally made their first selection of the 2017 NFL draft Friday evening.

With the 33rd overall selection -- the first pick of the second round -- general manager Ted Thompson selected cornerback Kevin King from Washington.

King, who stands 6-foot-3 and 198 pounds, fills an ...Read more

From fracture to fairy tale for Chargers' Williams

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LOS ANGELES--The worst-case scenario flashed through Dabo Swinney's mind as the Clemson coach watched star receiver Mike Williams get carted out of Memorial Stadium, his body strapped to a back board and his neck in a cervical collar, in the 2015 season opener against Wofford College.

"My first thought was, 'Oh man, this kid may not play again,...Read more

Chiefs draft defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon with second-round pick

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With their second-round pick in the NFL draft, the Chiefs addressed edge rusher, selecting Tanoh Kpassagnon of Villanova 59th overall Friday.

The Chiefs also have a third-round pick, 104th overall, on Friday. They have six picks on the final night of the draft Saturday.

Kpassagnon (pronounced TAWN-oh pass-N-yo), is the first Villanova ...Read more

Steelers take JuJu Smith-Schuster of Southern California in second round

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The Steelers added another wide receiver to what should be a strong group when they drafted JuJu Smith-Schuster of Southern California in the second round.

The pick comes days after wide receiver Martavis Bryant was reinstated by the NFL after serving a one-year suspension, and not long after the Steelers signed Antonio Brown to a five-year, $...Read more

NC State safety Josh Jones goes to Packers in second round

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N.C. State safety Josh Jones was picked No. 61 in the NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.

Jones had a difficult sophomore season at N.C. State in 2015 but bounced back during his junior season. As a result, his draft stock rose. He led the Wolfpack with a team-best 109 tackles and three interceptions last season.

Jones, at 6-1, 220 pounds, ran...Read more

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer drafted by Browns in 2nd round

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Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer had to wait a day at the NFL draft in Philadelphia before the Browns selected him in the second round with the No. 52 pick on Friday night.

Kizer, who attended the first round Thursday, had been confident he would be drafted then but his name wasn't called. He compared his potential with standout NFL ...Read more

Bills take East Carolina WR Zay Jones

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The Buffalo Bills selected East Carolina wide receiver Zay Jones with the No. 37 pick in the second round of the NFL draft.

Jones, a 6-2, 201-pound wide receiver set the NCAA record for most receptions in his career (399). He made 158 catches during his senior season in 2016, which was a NCAA single-season record. Those catches went for 1,746 ...Read more

Eagles choose cornerback Sidney Jones in second round of NFL draft

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles selected cornerback Sidney Jones in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night, a pick that could offer tremendous value but also comes with notable risk.

Jones, 20, considered one of the top cornerbacks two months ago, tore his Achilles tendon at his Pro Day in March. That injury put part of his 2017 season in...Read more

Raiders go for more secondary help with Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Raiders made another move to boost their secondary by taking Connecticut safety Obi Melifonwu with their second pick in the NFL draft.

Melifonwu, a native of London, England, is a physical presence at 6-foot-4, 224-pounds who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds at the NFL scouting combine and is considered to be strong ...Read more

Lions pick Florida cornerback Teez Tabor in Round 2

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In Florida they trust.

The Detroit Lions took their second defensive player from the University of Florida in as many rounds when they selected cornerback Jalen "Teez" Tabor with the 53rd overall pick of the draft.

In Round 1, the Lions took Florida middle linebacker Jarrad Davis 21st overall.

Tabor was considered a borderline first-round ...Read more

Seahawks take OL Ethan Pocic of LSU in second round

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The Seahawks took offensive lineman of LSU with their second pick of the 2017 draft, No. 58 overall in the second round.

Pocic listed at 6-6, 310, was a consensus All-American as a center and a three-year starter for the Tigers.

He played mostly center for LSU, starting 27 games there for the Tigers, but also started one game at right tackle ...Read more

Cowboys address cornerback need by drafting Colorado's Chidobe Awuzie

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys made it clear they wanted to land a cornerback in the second round on Thursday night, and did just that.

The Cowboys selected Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie with the 60th overall pick, giving them much-needed secondary depth. The Cowboys lost four contributors in their secondary to free agency, including ...Read more

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