NFL Draft

FILE - This is an Oct. 23, 2017, file photo showing the practice field with the Minnesota Vikings office building and indoor practice arena under construction in the background in Eagan, Minn. General managers around the league ran their drafts virtually without a hitch last month, thanks largely to the work and ingenuity of their information technology staffs. Tech support remains a vital role in the NFL offseason as long as team facilities are closed, with coaches and officials needing to connect with players scattered about the country.(Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, FIle)
May 09, 2020 - 2:04 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Like a principal walking through a hushed hallway on the first day of school, Cheryl Nygaard felt the emotional surge of relief and pride last week as the Minnesota Vikings director of information technology peeked in on the video conference sessions set up for this most unusual...
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This image taken from the Room Rater Twitter account shows shows CNN's Anderson Cooper. Ever since the coronavirus forced pundits, reporters, analysts and sports figures to speak to the masses from their dens, living rooms and kitchens, television has given us a peek at the famous and not-so-famous — a glimpse we never got when they were in the studio. (Twitter page of Room Rater via AP).
May 08, 2020 - 2:00 pm
Those who saw conservative commentator Bill Kristol on television one recent night may not remember what he said. But they'll never forget the magnificent mess of a bookcase behind him. And there's a growing army of viewers with just one question after tuning into any number of interviews that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is shown on the sidelines in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL draft after their freshman or sophomore seasons in college. Harbaugh shared that idea among others in an open letter to the football community Thursday, May 7, 2020. Currently, players are not eligible for the NFL draft until they have been out of high school for at least three years. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
May 07, 2020 - 4:16 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is pushing for a change that would allow football players to enter the NFL draft after one year in college. “My first proposal is that we put this decision to `go or stay' in the hands of the individual and his family, not in the form of an NFL,...
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FILE - At left, in an April 23, 2020, file photo from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears during the NFL football draft. At right, in an April 28, 2011, file photo, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton poses at the NFL Draft in New York. Burrow should be getting ready to report to rookie minicamp this month then joining the veterans on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the offseason program. The best comparison to what the NFL is going through this offseason with no practices, in-person meetings or the usual bonding that happens each spring came back in 2011 when the owners locked out the players until July, and Cam Newton was the No. 1 pick at the draft. (AP Photo/File)
May 01, 2020 - 12:47 pm
Joe Burrow should be getting ready to report to rookie minicamp this month, then joining the veterans on the Cincinnati Bengals for the rest of the offseason program. But like everyone else around the NFL, Burrow is left on his own to prepare for the season with facilities shut down because of the...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Navy wide receiver Malcolm Perry runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Perry, drafted by the Miami Dolphins, will be able to turn pro in 2020 thanks to a policy change initiated by President Donald Trump. New guidelines issued in November 2019 allow service academy graduates to seek delaying their military commitment in order to play pro sports, and Perry's request for a waiver is expected to be granted. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 30, 2020 - 2:48 pm
MIAMI (AP) — As Malcolm Perry started his senior year last fall, he knew the Marine Corps was in his future. Pro football? Not likely — not for a 5-foot-9 quarterback at the Naval Academy. Then the Midshipmen started 7-1, with Perry rushing for 16 touchdowns, and he became less sure about what...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, from left, Randi Martin, Patrick Mahomes and Leigh Steinberg react while Mahomes is on a call with the Kansas City Chiefs, during an NFL football draft watch party in Tyler, Texas. A decade after his personal and professional life bottomed out, agent Leigh Steinberg has returned to the top of his game, representing yet another Super Bowl MVP quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, and seeing another former client, Edgerrin James, be elected to the Hall of Fame. (Chelsea Purgahn/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP, File)
April 30, 2020 - 2:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are exercising their fifth-year option on Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, a person familiar with their decision told The Associated Press, though both sides remain optimistic that they will agree on a long-term contract before the start of the season...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young watches a play develop during the second half of the team' NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. Chase led the nation in sacks with 16 1-2 and forced fumbles with six last season, finishing fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
April 30, 2020 - 11:29 am
The first round of the NFL draft was dominated by former blue-chip recruits more so than ever before. Most of the players selected with first-round picks were either four- or five-star recruits. The evaluation of high school football players is becoming more reliable. On the latest AP Top 25...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after throwing an interception late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says the NFC South “is turning into Quarterback South.” Tom Brady's arrival has raised the stakes. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
April 29, 2020 - 12:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn says the NFC South has earned a new moniker. The Atlanta Falcons coach notes the division “is turning into Quarterback South.” Tom Brady's arrival has raised the stakes. “I think in this division, you had better be ready to bring it,” Quinn said. The priority to “bring it”...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Justin Herbert holds his phone during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Los Angeles Chargers selected Herbert with the sixth pick. (NFL via AP)
April 29, 2020 - 2:26 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — NFL teams didn’t know when they left the Senior Bowl in January that they wouldn’t get all that much more time with prospects before the draft. The in-person scrutiny at practices and in meetings is always a meaningful part of the evaluation process at the week-long audition...
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April 28, 2020 - 7:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tucker Carlson, Joe Scarborough, Chris Cuomo, Bret Baier, Nicolle Wallace and Anderson Cooper have more in common than you think — at least this month. Each cable news host recorded their most-watched months ever in April, with coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders assuring a...
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