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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL football draft, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 29, 2020 - 1:44 pm
Commissioner Roger Goodell has reduced his salary to $0 and other NFL employees will be taking pay cuts or furloughs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Goodell, who makes upward of $30 million a year from salaries and bonuses, voluntarily had his salary reduced this month, a person familiar with 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 29, 2020 - 1:12 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 Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) passes against the Tennessee Titans before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. The person said Sunday, April 26, 2020, that the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks to get a deal done. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
April 28, 2020 - 7:51 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with unrestricted free agent quarterback Jameis Winston. Winston, the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, will serve as the backup to Drew Brees. Winston is coming off a season in which he led the NFL with 5,109...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the NFL football draft, Friday, April 24, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 11:42 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — After a successful virtual, stay-at-home experience this year, the NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in downtown Cleveland next year from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced Tuesday, three days after the completion of a unique draft that went smoothly despite logistical...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels speaks to reporters during baseball spring training in Surprise, Ariz. Will there be a place to play whether a draft prospect decides to go, or stay in college? “I think there’s a host of information that you’d want to know, and then that’s really where I think the clubs can differentiate themselves,” Daniels said. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 28, 2020 - 9:57 am
The Detroit Tigers can feel certain about one thing: They have the No. 1 pick in the draft. What that Major League Baseball draft will look like, when and where it will take place and how the selections will be made still isn't clear. “It’s going to present different challenges, probably," said...
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In a photo provided by ESPN Images, the draft board is seen before the start of the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Bristol, Conn. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images via AP)
April 26, 2020 - 8:30 pm
Seth Markman was just as nervous as NFL coaches and general managers about the unknown factors involved with a virtual draft. But the ESPN executive producer said he was overwhelmed with how everything came together over the three days. It also ended up being must-see TV as the first significant...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) takes the field for warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The San Francisco 49ers have acquired the seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle from the Redskins. Two people familiar with the deal said Saturday, April 25, 2020, the Niners will send a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder to acquire Williams. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 26, 2020 - 5:46 pm
The task for the San Francisco 49ers heading into the draft was straight forward. Find replacements for departed starters DeForest Buckner at defensive tackle and Emmanuel Sanders at receiver and then find a player to step in for longtime left tackle Joe Staley, who informed the NFC champions...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) passes against the Tennessee Titans before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. A person familiar with the situation says the Saints and Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans. The person said Sunday, April 26, 2020, that the Saints and Winston are in “advanced” talks to get a deal done. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because negotiations were ongoing. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)
April 26, 2020 - 5:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints and quarterback Jameis Winston are working on a contract proposal to make the former Buccaneers starter a backup to Drew Brees in New Orleans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Winston and the Saints are in “advanced” talks, the person...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) takes the field for warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. The San Francisco 49ers have acquired the seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle from the Redskins. Two people familiar with the deal said Saturday, April 25, 2020, the Niners will send a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder to acquire Williams. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 25, 2020 - 9:08 pm
The San Francisco 49ers acquired one Pro Bowl left tackle and said goodbye to another. The defending NFC champion 49ers acquired seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins on Saturday for a pair of draft picks and later announced that six-time Pro Bowler Joe Staley...
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In this still image from video provided by the NFL, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL football draft, Saturday, April 25, 2020. (NFL via AP)
April 25, 2020 - 7:19 pm
Maybe the Southeastern Conference should simply hold onto its players and become part of the NFL. The home of national champion LSU and perennial contenders Alabama, Georgia and Auburn, the SEC dominated the first four rounds of the NFL draft before the flow of talent slowed to a trickle. Or the...
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