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NFL QBs holding passing sessions minus bonding activities

May. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

Some NFL quarterbacks are still finding ways to hold throwing sessions with receivers during the coronavirus pandemic, though things look much different. Players are keeping it simple and sticking to football instead of the annual weeklong bonding trips that have included sleepovers, cookouts, fishing, golfing...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) is tackled by Houston Texans safety Justin Reid during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Kansas City, Mo. Kelce has two years remaining on a five-year, $46.8 million extension that he signed in 2016. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Tight end contracts could be next to see significant rise

May. 5, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

Several tight ends in the NFL are centerpieces of the offense. Now, it's time they get paid like it. Guys such as George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz and Rob Gronkowski — before he sat out a year — are more productive than many wide receivers but make far less money. The franchise tag for tight...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Pederson enters his fifth season with a Super Bowl victory, two NFC East crowns and three straight playoff appearances on his resume. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

NFC East has a new look but success may be slow to achieve

Apr. 30, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

The NFL’s worst division has plenty of new kids — and coaches — on the block. It still might not translate into much more success in 2020. After combining for only 24 wins last season, the NFC East got three new coaches: Mike McCarthy (Cowboys), Ron Rivera (Redskins) and Joe Judge (Giants). ...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Alabama defensive back Trevon Diggs speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Diggs is a possible pick in the NFL Draft which runs Thursday, April 23, 2020, thru Saturday, April 25. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

Cowboys target defense on Day 2 with CB Diggs, DT Gallimore

Apr. 25, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Dallas Cowboys decided they could wait to address their defense in the NFL draft when a receiver they didn't expect to be available was there for the taking in the first round. Those greater needs were the focus on Day 2. The Cowboys took Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs with the 51st overall choice in the...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs down field against Georgia during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game in Atlanta. Burrow is expected to be a first round pick at the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 23, 2020.(AP Photo/John Amis)

The Latest: SEC breaks draft record with 15 1st-round picks

Apr. 24, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft. ___ The Southeastern Conference broke the NFL record for first-round draft picks by a conference. Fifteen players from the powerhouse league were selected in the opening round Thursday night. That topped the previous mark of 12 set by the Atlantic Coast Conference...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs (11) runs in for a touchdown on a pass reception against Southern Mississippi during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Los Angeles Raiders selected Ruggs in the first round of the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Raiders draft WR Henry Ruggs 12th, Damon Arnette 19th

Apr. 24, 2020 2:09 AM EDT

The first pick made by the Las Vegas Raiders would have made late owner Al Davis proud. The Raiders selected the fastest player available when they took Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs 12th overall Thursday night in the NFL draft and followed that up by taking Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette 19th. “We...

In this still image from video provided by the NFL, CeeDee Lamb talks on a phone in Houston during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. Lamb was chosen by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round. (NFL via AP)

Cowboys skip defensive needs, draft WR CeeDee Lamb at 17

Apr. 24, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

Receiver CeeDee Lamb was still there in the first round of the NFL draft for the Dallas Cowboys, who decided needs at several defensive positions could wait. The Cowboys drafted the breakaway threat from Oklahoma 17th overall Thursday night, giving quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon to go with Amari Cooper...

NFL Draft: QB Joe Burrow, WRs and tackles headline draft

Apr. 20, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

Top offensive players available in the NFL draft (x-entered draft with college eligibility remaining). QUARTERBACKS Position outlook: The presumptive No. 1 overall, a likely top-five pick with injury concerns, another first-rounder — but how high? — and a real wild card. Joe Burrow, 6-foot-3, 221...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Florida defensive back CJ Henderson (1) follows a play during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami in Orlando, Fla. The two biggest losses in free agency for the Dallas Cowboys were at cornerback and defensive end, so it's reasonable to list those as the club's top two priorities going into the draft.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Cowboys could target cornerback, pass rusher at top of draft

Apr. 18, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

The two biggest losses in free agency for the Dallas Cowboys were at cornerback and defensive end, so it's reasonable to list those as the club's top two priorities going into the draft. Dallas is back in the first-round business with the 17th overall pick after sitting out opening night a year ago because of the...

LSU linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Defense tops draft list for Cowboys, new coach McCarthy

Apr. 15, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

17. DALLAS (8-8) LAST SEASON: High expectations, 3-0 start faded to another .500 finish under coach Jason Garrett, whose contract wasn’t renewed. Dak Prescott set career highs for yards passing, TDs, but Ezekiel Elliott played full season without winning rushing title for first time. FREE AGENCY: Placed...