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May 2, 2014

Schefter: Don't rule out Khalil Mack at No. 1

Rotoworld "ESPN's Adam Schefter indicated on SportsCenter Friday that Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack may still be in the mix to go No. 1 overall to the Texans. "I do not believe Khalil Mack can be dismissed from the conversation at the No. 1 pick," were Schefter's words. Mack has never been truly dismissed from..." May 02

  • Aaron Hernandez indicted on assault from jailhouse incident

    CBSSports.com "Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is facing more charges. Hernandez was indicted Thursday on charges stemming from a jailhouse fight. Bristol County Sheriff said in February that Hernandez, who was previously arrested and charged with murder, was involved in a jailhouse..." May 02

  • 49ers pick up fifth-year option on LB Aldon Smith

    CBSSports.com "The 49ers exercised the fifth-year option on linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday, the team announced. It's worth $9.75 million in 2015. The decision comes hours before the midnight deadline for a team to pick up the option, and several weeks after Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International..." May 02

  • CBSSports.com "The discussion of the Redskins nickname isn't going away. Senator John McCain was asked about it on Friday and said he would "probably change" the mascot. McCain appeared on the Dan Patrick Show Friday morning and was asked whether he would change the name. McCain said if he were Redskins owner..." May 02

  • Mike Mayock: No sense in Detroit Lions trading a lot to get Sammy Watkins

    Detroit Free Press "As good of a draft prospect as Sammy Watkins is, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said it doesn’t make sense for the Detroit Lions to trade up to get him — unless they can get a steal of a deal. “I’m not sure you want to go get anybody, in all honesty, in this draft, giving up picks, unless it’s..." May 02

  • Vikings' Adrian Peterson ready to catch more, rush less

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson expects more receptions and potentially fewer carries in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's diverse scheme, a trade he is willing to make at this stage of his career. "It's all about winning," Peterson said Thursday during Minnesota's minicamp. "I'm..." May 02

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch "He's tough, he's competitive, and he wins. As Connor Shaw says, "I think my record speaks for itself. In my opinion that's the best conference in college football (the SEC), and I believe I am an elite competitor. I think I am going to prove that in the NFL." Shaw was 27-5 as a starter at..." May 02

  • CBSSports.com "The Redskins are doing a much better job at retaining in-house talent these days. And nothing's better for keeping in-house talent than a fifth-year option on a draft pick. The Redskins exercised theirs on linebacker Ryan Kerrigan Friday league sources told CBSSports.com. It was expected the..." May 02

  • Kevin Williams: Former Vikings star eyeing retirement

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Former Vikings all-pro defensive tackle Kevin Williams said Thursday he might have played his last NFL game. Williams, set free by the Vikings after last season, wants to play a 12th NFL season and made visits to the New York Giants and Seattle. But he told the Pioneer Press on Thursday he..." May 02

  • Tyvon Branch fully recovered from fractured fibula

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders safety Tyvon Branch missed most of last season with a fractured fibula. The Raiders kept him on the active roster until the bitter end, when he tried to practice and was unable to play. Halting his comeback had a long-term goal. The Raiders wanted Branch fully healthy for the 2014..." May 02

  • Bill Polian: Dallas Cowboys should draft UCLA OLB/DE Anthony Barr, not a safety

    Dallas Morning News "Mel Kiper and Todd McShay each released new mock drafts on Tuesday. In both, the ESPN draft experts had the Dallas Cowboys selecting Louisville safety Calvin Pryor with the 16th overall pick. During a Thursday night ESPN draft special, Kiper and McShay rotated picking for each team in the first..." May 02

  • Can Dolphins afford to wait on offensive linemen in draft?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Mario Williams spent most of last season cherry picking his opportunities. The Buffalo Bills' aggressive defense would move the NFL's highest paid quarterback-hunter around the field, switching the sides he'd attack from routinely. One snap the three-time Pro Bowler was at the strength of..." May 02

  • Walkthrough 5.1: Which QB fits Bengals?

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Yesterday, I sat in on the latest of expert conference calls. This time, it was Todd McShay of ESPN. Talk all you want about The Worldwide Leader and their oversaturation, yelling and bias, McShay and Mel Kiper know their stuff inside and out. Made for an interesting (as draft nerdery goes)..." May 02

  • Safety won't come first for Jaguars in NFL Draft

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Safety does not appear to be one of them. The team selected strong safety Johnathan Cyprien with the 33rd overall pick last year and he responded with a quality rookie season. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said that upgrading the free safety position was “not a high priority” in..." May 02

  • Mayock thinks Chargers 'praying' for CB

    San Diego Union-Tribune "It's been said the Chargers have many options at pick 25. Mike Mayock isn't so sure. The NFL Network draft analyst held a conference call Thursday with reporters. In the early going, he singled out one position when assessing San Diego's first-round pick. "I think they have to get a..." May 02

  • Ray Rice pleads not guilty to Atlantic City assault charges

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he assaulted his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel in February. The hearing marked the first court appearance for Rice, the three-time Pro Bowler, who was indicted in March on third-degree aggravated assault charges..." May 02

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