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Chiefs Trade Up To No. 10 With Bills To Pick Patrick Mahomes

Apr 27, 2017 9:16 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have moved up to No. 10, trading their No. 1 this year and next along with their No. 3 this year to the Buffalo Bills.

The Chiefs used the pick on Patrick Mahomes.

Kansas City currently has Alex Smith at quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Attempting To Trade For Kirk Cousins

Apr 27, 2017 8:51 PM

The Cleveland Browns are attempting to acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington.

Cousins is set to play under the franchise tag for the second straight season.

The Browns were reportedly interested in drafting Mitchell Trubisky, who went second overall to the Bears.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Will Select Myles Garrett First Overall

Apr 27, 2017 4:42 PM

The Cleveland Browns will select Myles Garrett with the first overall pick.

The Browns' top brass met on Thursday to solidify their plans even if it was a long time in the coming.

The Browns have interest in Mitchell Trubisky but will attempt to trade up for him instead of picking him first overall.

Garrett has been widely considered the top overall prospect in the draft as a franchise changing pass rusher.

Mary Kay Cabot/Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Myles Garrett Remains Expected Pick For Browns At No. 1

Apr 27, 2017 11:16 AM

The Cleveland Browns remain likely to select Myles Garrett with the first overall pick.

The Browns haven't announced the pick and also like Mitch Trubisky. Cleveland has continued to try to trade up into the top-8 with Trubisky believed to be the target.

Sashi Brown told NFL Network's Mike Silver on Wednesday that he's known the pick for two weeks.

"You want to make sure that you get a player (at No. 1) that's going to be an impact player and that we can count on,'' Brown told ESPN.

Adam Schefter said on Wednesday that he wouldn't be surprised if Garrett is still the first player off the board, but "I have got very smart, very well-connected people telling me over the last 24 hours that they think Trubisky's going to be the No. 1 pick."

Mary Kay Cabot/Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

NFL Replacing Dean Blandino With Two Officiating Employees

Apr 27, 2017 10:26 AM

The NFL is expected to essentially replace senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino with two people.

In addition to the pending vacancy left behind by Blandino, the NFL has posted a new job entitled "vice president of replay and administration."

Blandino is leaving for a job with FOX.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Tags: Misc Rumor

Sanders: Paxton Lynch No Longer 'Like That Deer In The Headlights'

Apr 27, 2017 10:22 AM

The Denver Broncos enter the offseason with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch competing at quarterback.

Emmanuel Sanders says it wasn't much of a battle last year. Siemian won the starting job ahead of the 2016 season and started 14 games.

"Being a young guy last year, Paxton was like that deer in the headlights, walking around big-eyed," Sanders said.

Sanders says he's seen Lynch grow into a "more relaxed" player.

"It's going to be interesting to see how Paxton takes his second year and hopefully get that Memphis swag back, seeing those two guys compete and seeing who wins the job," Sanders said.


Tags: Denver Broncos, Misc Rumor

Vikings Likely To Decline Option On Teddy Bridgewater

Apr 26, 2017 12:16 PM

The Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to pick up quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's fifth-year option by the May 2 deadline.

While the Vikings could still re-sign Bridgewater, they appear unwilling to guarantee his salary for 2018 at $11 million.

Bridgewater is still working his way back from his severe knee injury.

"The injury guarantee makes it tough to do," said one source on the Vikings' decision about whether to pick up the fifth-year option.

Bridgewater's injury led the Vikings to trade for Sam Bradford.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Raiders, Seahawks Agree Upon Marshawn Lynch Trade

Apr 26, 2017 10:38 AM

The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have agreed upon a trade involving Marshawn Lynch.

The Seahawks will swap their sixth round pick in 2018 for the Raiders' fifth rounder.

The only thing remaining is for Lynch to take a physical with the Raiders.

Lynch sat out the 2016 season after announcing his retirement.

Lynch's deal is for two seasons with a base of $9 million and max of $16.5 million.

Mike Garafolo, Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Have Discussed Trading Up With Three Teams In Top 8

Apr 26, 2017 8:19 AM

The Cleveland Browns, who own the No. 1 and No. 12 picks, have had discussions with at least three teams in the top eight about moving up.

The Browns are in need of a franchise quarterback and are expected to take Myles Garrett first overall. They could use the 12th pick and other assets to improve their second selection in order to take a quarterback.

Michael Silver of the NFL Network speculates that the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers could move a pick to Cleveland.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Sean Payton: Adrian Peterson Will 'Complement' Mark Ingram

Apr 26, 2017 8:14 AM

Sean Payton doesn't foresee any issues figuring out how to use both Adrian Peterson and Mark Ingram at running back.

The New Orleans Saints agreed to a two-year deal with Peterson on Tuesday.

"I think the role will be very clear and defined," Payton said. "He's someone that certainly will complement Mark. Those guys are different in some ways and yet we feel like we've added another quality player."

For his part, Ingram is saying all the right things about the addition of Peterson.

"I am all about winning, so if that's what helps us win -- I am all for it," Ingram said on a conference call. "Obviously (Peterson) is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. I can learn a lot from him."

Nick Shook/NFL

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

Titans Have Offers For No. 5 Pick, May Move Down
The Titans have multiple offers for the No. 5 pick and are considering moving down.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Vince Young Working Out For CFL's Roughriders
Vince Young, 33, hasn't played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011.


LeGarrette Blount, Giants Have Mutual Interest
LeGarrette Blount would be a good complement for the Giants alongside Shane Vereen and Paul Perkins.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Martavis Bryant Conditionally Reinstated By NFL
Martavis Bryant had been suspended for the entire 2016 season for multiple violations of the league's policy against substances of abuse.

Nick Shook/NFL.com

Jay Cutler Has No Plans To Retire
Jay Cutler remains a free agent but his agent insists he doesn't want to retire.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Steelers Have No Information On Martavis Bryant Reinstatement
Martavis Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season because of multiple failed drug tests.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Adrian Peterson, Saints Finalize Two-Year Deal
The deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed in 2017.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Bills Decline To Match Patriots' Offer For Mike Gillislee
Mike Gillislee will join the Patriots after the Bills decided not to match a two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet on Monday.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Adrian Peterson, Saints Moving Towards Deal
Adrian Peterson could sign for approximately $3 million-plus for 2017.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Jake Long Announces Retirement From NFL
Jake Long was the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Dolphins.


Patriots Likely To Keep Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler signed a one-year, $3.91 million tender with the Patriots last Wednesday.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

49ers Considering A Quarterback With No. 2 Pick
The 49ers are strongly considering a quarterback with the second overall pick this week, according to several sources.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Patriots Won't Trade Jimmy Garoppolo This Offseason
New England could conceivably use the franchise tag on Jimmy Garoppolo next offseason even if he remains their backup quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Browns Contemplating Selecting Mitch Trubisky At No. 1
The Browns also own the 12th overall pick but are unlikely to be able to pick Mitch Trubisky there.

Mark Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Taylor Gabriel Signs Tender With Falcons
Taylor Gabriel said in February that he wanted to stay with the organization "forever."


Raiders Remain Interested In Acquiring Marshawn Lynch
The Raiders remain interested in acquiring Marshawn Lynch from the Seahawks.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Seahawks Don't Expect To Trade Richard Sherman
The Seahawks will continue to listen to offers for Richard Sherman, but they no longer anticipate moving the cornerback.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tony Romo Will Call Two Cowboys Games For CBS
Tony Romo will work the Nov. 5 game between the Chiefs and Cowboys in Dallas alongside Jim Nantz.

Barry Horn/Sports Daily

Aaron Hernandez Planned Suicide 'For Weeks'
Aaron Hernandez planned his suicide for quite some time, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

Daily Mail

ESPN Wants Better Monday Night Football Slate In 2017
There are 256 games in a season and if the league puts more marquee games on ESPN, that means CBS, FOX and NBC will have fewer big games.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk