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Packers Plan On Starting Ty Montgomery Despite Drafting 3 RBs

Apr 30, 2017 4:16 PM

The Green Bay Packers selected three running backs in this year's draft, but Ty Montgomery will remain the starter.

"Absolutely, he's our starting running back," Mike McCarthy said shortly after the draft ended. "I think it gives us excellent depth, and it will be nice to have a full room."

The Packers lost Eddie Lacy to the Seattle Seahawks in free agency.

Green Bay selected Jamaal Williams of BYU in the fourth round, Aaron Jones of UTEP in the fifth round and Devante Mays of Utah State in the 7th round.

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Bears Select Three Of Five Players Below FBS Level

Apr 29, 2017 7:38 PM

Ryan Pace followed up his surprise move for Mitchell Trubisky by selecting three of five players from below the FBS level.

The Chicago Bears drafted Ashland University tight end Adam Shaheen in Round 2.

On Saturday, Chicago took 5-foot-6 running back Tarik Cohen in Round 4 out of FCS school North Carolina A&T, and used their final pick of the draft in Round 5 on Kutztown OL Jordan Morgan.

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Jake Butt Collects $543k On Insurance Policy With Draft Slide

Apr 29, 2017 7:37 PM

Jake Butt slipped to the Denver Broncos in the fifth round at No. 145 overall but will receive compensation for his loss of value.

Butt suffered a torn ACL in the Orange Bowl.

Butt had taken a $2 million loss-of-value policy that he started collecting insurance on when he wasn't picked in the top half of the third round Friday night.

Butt first started collecting, at $10,000 a pick tax-free, in the middle of the third round. Butt was set to receive $543,000 on the policy.

Butt was the 2016 Mackey Award winner for the best tight end in the nation.

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Giants Inform Eli Manning Of Decision To Pick Davis Webb

Apr 29, 2017 12:00 PM

The New York Giants made a courtesy call to Eli Manning before they selected Davis Webb out of Cal with the 87th overall pick.

The Giants said they didn't think they needed to discuss it with him before.

"We didn't have any conversation with Eli before we drafted, but we drafted a quarterback, and we are going to let our quarterback know that we are drafting a quarterback, of course," general manager Jerry Reese said Friday night.

Webb becomes the fourth quarterback selected by the Giants since Manning entered the NFL in 2004.

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Browns Take DeShone Kizer 52nd After Passing On QB Three Times In 1st

Apr 29, 2017 12:08 AM

The Cleveland Browns declined to select a quarterback with any of their three first round picks but selected DeShone Kizer 52nd overall.

The Browns have started 26 different quarterbacks since 1999. Cleveland also inquired about the availability of Jimmy Garoppolo.

"I do think there's a lot of potential and I think there's a lot of room for growth," Kizer told reporters after his selection. "My goal right now is to figure out a way to learn as much as I possibly can."

The Browns selected Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku in the first round.

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Giants Tried To Trade Up For Patrick Mahomes

Apr 28, 2017 9:05 PM

The New York Giants tried to trade up to select Patrick Mahomes.

The Kansas City Chiefs successfully traded up to No. 10 to select Mahomes. Andy Reid has a good track record of identifying quarterbacks.

Ben McAdoo reportedly loved what he saw from Mahomes and was "very upset it didn't happen."

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Bears May Have Been Competing Against Themselves Trading Up

Apr 28, 2017 3:03 PM

The Chicago Bears may have been competing against themselves in trading up from No. 3 to No. 2 with the San Francisco 49ers to select Mitchell Trubisky.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, John Fox even was unaware of the Bears' plans to draft Trubisky until a few hours before the draft.

The Bears paid $1.56 on the dollar to trade up with the 49ers.

John Lynch did say publicly, however, that they 49ers had Trubisky as their top-graded quarterback.

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Seahawks Would Have Considered Drafting Patrick Mahomes

Apr 28, 2017 2:49 PM

The Seattle Seahawks will consider drafting a quarterback with one of their day two picks.

The Seahawks would have considered using their first round pick on Patrick Mahomes if he would have dropped to them late in the first round.

While Russell Wilson is only 28 years old, the Seahawks have been weak at backup quarterback in recent seasons.

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Saints Were Prepared To Trade Up For Marshon Lattimore

Apr 28, 2017 8:27 AM

The New Orleans Saints considered trading up in the first round on Thursday night, but didn't have to when Marshon Lattimore was available at No. 11.

The Saints have been looking at cornerback help all offseason and sat through a run of offensive skill players leading up to their pick.

"Just through a lot of the different scenarios, he was one of the players that we felt would be difficult maybe to anticipate him being there, but things happen," Sean Payton said.

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Raiders Did 'Miles And Miles' Of Research On Gareon Conley

Apr 28, 2017 8:14 AM

The Oakland Raiders did a lot of research on Gareon Conley before selecting the cornerback in the first round of the draft on Thursday night.

Sexual assault allegations have been made against Conley, which he has strongly denied. He reportedly passed a polygraph test, but there was doubt as to whether he'd remain a first-round pick.

"We did our due diligence throughout this whole process, and we trust our research, reports, everything we have on Mr. Conley," Reggie McKenzie said.

"We feel really good about having him join the Raiders, and having him be a great teammate. The research was done. It wasn't just a gut [feeling]. It was based on research, and we are very confident in all the information we got. I don't want to get into all the details about who we talked to. The bottom line is, we've done miles and miles of research to make sure we were totally comfortable with our decision, which we were. We feel really good about the pick and where it's going."

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

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Chiefs Trade Up To No. 10 With Bills To Pick Patrick Mahomes
The Chiefs moved up to No. 10 to pick Pat Mahomes.

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Myles Garrett Selected First Overall By Browns
Myles Garrett joins the likes of Carson Palmer, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney as No. 1 picks.

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Bears Trade Up To No. 2 To Select Mitchell Trubisky
The 49ers want to trade down again.

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Browns Will Select Myles Garrett First Overall
The Browns' top brass met on Thursday to solidify their plans even if it was a long time in the coming.

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Scot McCloughan Consulting On Draft For Multiple NFL Teams
Scot McCloughan is running a scouting service that is being used by multiple NFL teams.

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Myles Garrett Remains Expected Pick For Browns At No. 1
Sashi Brown told NFL Network's Mike Silver on Wednesday that he's known the pick for two weeks.

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Browns Have Discussed Trading Up With Three Teams In Top 8
The Browns, who own the No. 2 and No. 12 picks, have had discussions with at least three teams in the top eight about moving up.

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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.

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Jabrill Peppers Tests Positives For Diluted Sample At Combine
Jabrill Peppers is widely expected to be a first round pick.

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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.

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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

49ers, Bears 'Most Antsy' To Trade Down In First Round
The 49ers and Bears are the "most antsy" teams looking to trade down in the first round of this month's NFL Draft.

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Hue Jackson Prefers Myles Garrett For Browns At No. 1
The Browns could be creating a smokescreen in order to trade down from No. 1 if they receive an attractive enough package.

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49ers Receiving Calls About No. 2 Pick, Are 'Open For Business'
John Lynch says the 49ers are "open for business" on a possible trade involving the second overall pick in the NFL Draft.

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Jets Showing More Interest In Patrick Mahomes
The Jets worked out Patrick Mahomes last week and they apparently like what they saw.

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Browns Could Be Considering Trading Down
The Browns have been linked to Myles Garrett, Mitchell Trubisky and most recently, Leonard Fournette with the top pick.

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Browns Considering Leonard Fournette At No. 1
The Browns have considered taking Leonard Fournette with the first overall pick, according to sources.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Myles Garrett Hopes To Be Selected No. 1 By Browns
Myles Garrett has become the consensus choice for most draft analysts as the draft's best player.

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Eli Manning Fine With Giants Drafting A Quarterback
Eli Manning, 36, says he'd have no problem with the Giants drafting a quarterback later this month.

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