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Panthers Sign D.J. Moore

Jun 19, 2018 8:34 AM

The Carolina Panthers have signed D.J. Moore to his four-year rookie contract.

The deal comes with a fifth-year team-option.

Moore is expected to step in as an immediate starter for the Panthers.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Patriots Shopped Rob Gronkowski In Trade Talks Prior To Draft

Jun 13, 2018 11:36 AM

The New England Patriots shopped Rob Gronkowski three days before the 2018 NFL Draft.

Gronkowski only declared he would play in 2018 two days before the draft.

A recent report indicated that Tom Brady threatened to retire if the Patriots traded Gronkowski and Robert Kraft vetoed the concept.

The Patriots reportedly had interest in trading up for Baker Mayfield.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New England Patriots, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Only 76 Draft Picks Remain Unsigned

May 18, 2018 8:24 AM

Just three weeks since the NFL Draft was held, only 76 picks remain unsigned.

The Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins account for 19 of those rookies. Neither team has signed a single pick at this point.

The Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles have signed all of their selections.

Of the 76 unsigned players, 22 were first-round picks.

Quenton Nelson, the sixth overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts, is the highest selection to have signed.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Lions Trade DT Akeem Spence To Dolphins

May 4, 2018 8:06 AM

The Detroit Lions have traded Akeem Spence to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2019.

The defensive tackle started 11 games for the Lions last season.

Spence will be reunited with former Detroit defensive line coach Kris Kocurek, who was hired by the Dolphins after former Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell was fired last season.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Patriots Were Prepared To Trade Up To No. 2 For Baker Mayfield

May 1, 2018 11:13 AM

The New England Patriots had interest in trading up to No. 2 to select Baker Mayfield, according to Mayfield's agent Jack Mills.

The New York Giants owned the No. 2 pick and selected Saquon Barkley.

“We had another team which is going to surprise you. Another team had said, ‘You may get a big surprise on draft day, at No. 2, if he’s available.’ And it was the Patriots,” Mills said. “They had 23 and they had 31 and they had two seconds. We thought, ‘That’s gonna be a heck of a move, to get up that high from where they are.’ And of course he wasn’t available so we never knew if that was reality or not.”

The Patriots owned a pair of first round picks and many believed they had some level of interest in selecting a potential replacement for Tom Brady in this draft.

Mills also said that the Jets would have taken Mayfield over Sam Darnold at No. 3.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Seahawks Considered Taking Rashaad Penny Without Trading Down

Apr 27, 2018 8:27 AM

The Seattle Seahawks raised some eyebrows when they took Rashaad Penny with the 27th pick.

The San Diego State star was the first running back drafted after No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley.

Pete Carroll said the Seahawks nearly took Penny at No. 18, before opting to trade down.

"I don't mind telling you, this pick fired me up," Carroll said. "He'll be a three-down back for us. The guy can do everything. He has to work on his pass protection he was not asked to do a lot of, but he'll give us the ability to play him on all downs and that versatility is really big."

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Draft, Misc Rumor

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Seahawks Trade Down From 18th Pick To Add Selections

Apr 26, 2018 10:06 PM

In need of extra picks, the Seattle Seahawks traded down from the 18th pick, moving it to the Green Bay Packers.

The Seahawks received the 27th pick as well as third- and sixth-round picks.

Green Bay will also receive a seventh-rounder.

ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Bills Trade Up Again, Get 16th Pick From Ravens

Apr 26, 2018 9:52 PM

The Buffalo Bills have traded up for the second time, getting the 16th pick from the Baltimore Ravens.

The Bills will also receive a fifth-rounder this year, while sending the No. 22 pick and a third-rounder out.

Buffalo took Tremaine Edmunds.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Saints Send Two Firsts To Packers For 14th Pick

Apr 26, 2018 9:38 PM

The New Orleans Saints sent a huge package to the Green Bay Packers to move up to the 14th pick.

The Packers will receive the 27th and 147th pick (fifth round) in this year's draft and a 2019 first-rounder as well.

New Orleans used the pick on Marcus Davenport.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

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Cardinals Trade Up With Raiders To Draft Josh Rosen

Apr 26, 2018 9:11 PM

The Oakland Raiders traded the 10th pick in the draft to the Arizona Cardinals.

Oakland receives the No. 15 pick, a third-rounder (79th) and fifth-round (152) pick.

The Cardinals took Josh Rosen with the selection.

Moving back five spots, the Raiders drafted Kolton Miller.

ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Bills Trade Up To Seventh Pick, Take Josh Allen
The Buccaneers will reportedly receive the 12th pick and two second-rounders.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Report: Broncos Thinking About Trading Up To No. 2
The Broncos are contemplating a possible trade for the No. 2 pick in tonight's draft, presumably to take a quarterback, according to a report.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Full First Round Recap, Complete With Trade Details
The Browns took Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 pick. He was followed by Saquon Barkley, Sam Darnold, Denzel Ward and Bradley Chubb.

RealGM Staff Report

Jets Believed To Prefer Josh Rosen Over Sam Darnold
The Jets are expected to select Josh Rosen over Sam Darnold if both are available.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Josh Allen Apologizes For Offensive Tweets From High School
At least two teams believe a team that wants to draft Josh Allen planted the story on the eve of the draft so he falls to them.

ESPN

Cleveland's No. 4 Pick Generating Trade Buzz
The Browns aren't expected to move the first overall pick, but they also have the No. 4 selection on Thursday night.

Marc Sessler/NFL

2018 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
Sam Darnold or Baker Mayfield will be the first overall selection by the Browns.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Chris Harris Doesn't Want Broncos To Draft Quarterback
The Broncos are in position to take one of the draft's top quarterbacks, but Chris Harris hopes they focus on other needs.

Herbie Teope/NFL

Calvin Ridley Shrugs Off Concerns About His Size
Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley believes he's the best pass-catcher in the NFL Draft.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Browns 'Definitely' Considering Baker Mayfield At No. 1
The Browns own the first and fourth picks in the draft.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bills Unlikely To Trade With Giants For No. 2 Pick
The Bills have a stockpile of draft picks and moving up to the top of the draft to take a quarterback has been floated as a possibility for quite some time.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Joe Namath: Baker Mayfield Is 'Most Outrageous' QB In Draft
As the Jets consider a quarterback at No. 3 in this week's NFL Draft, Joe Namath says he's a fan of Baker Mayfield.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Josh Rosen Views Tennis As Helpful In Preparation For Football
Josh Rosen was the No. 1 player in Southern California amongst 12 year olds and a top-50 player in the country.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Patriots Host Lamar Jackson, Come Away 'Impressed'
The Patriots hosted Lamar Jackson on a pre-draft visit, according to sources.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Colts: Trading Down Shows Confidence In Andrew Luck
The Colts believe that trading the third overall pick in this week's NFL Draft shows how much confidence they have in Andrew Luck going forward.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Broncos Open To Trading Fifth Overall Pick
John Elway says the Broncos are open to trading the No. 5 pick in next week's NFL Draft.

Chase Goodbread/NFL

Browns Have Discussed Drafting Two QBs In Top-4
The Browns have long struggled to draft a franchise quarterback, so selecting two could essentially double their odds of getting the decision right.

Kevin Clark/The Ringer

Sean Payton: No QBs As Good As Luck, Wentz In This Draft
Sean Payton isn't impressed with this year's crop of quarterback prospects.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Giants 'Extremely Impressed' By Bradley Chubb
The Giants came away "extremely impressed" with Bradley Chubb following his visit to the team's facilities this week.

Nick Shook/NFL

Report: Giants Would Take Sam Darnold At No. 2, But Not Josh Rosen
If the Browns take Sam Darnold, the Giants would take Saquon Barkley.

Matt Lombardo/NJ.com