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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...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene, center, makes remarks after receiving a jersey from Steelers President Art Rooney II, left, as Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, right, looks on during a ceremony to retire Greene's jersey number 75 at half time of an NFL football game between the Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh. The beginning of the Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty of the 1970s can be pinpointed to the drafting of defensive lineman Joe Greene in 1969. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

Curtain Calls: Hall of Famers highlight top Steelers picks

Apr. 21, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: DT Joe Greene. Before Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Troy Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger, there was Joe Greene. The origins of a half-century of almost metronome-like success began in 1969 when first-year head coach Chuck Noll advocated for the...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson speaks on a conference call from an Airbnb in Florida, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. The reigning NFL MVP is keeping busy during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Dave Ginsburg)

Lamar Jackson's offseason includes group workout, new tattoo

Apr. 21, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — It's been a busy offseason for reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, who's thrown footballs on the practice field without regard to social distancing, added a massive chest tattoo and exchanged tweets with President Donald Trump. Jackson set several NFL records and led the Baltimore...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The way Colbert figures it, the Steelers' first-round pick in the draft is already a home run. The longtime general manager offers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick's All-Pro season in 2019 as proof. The Steelers made an uncharacteristically aggressive move last September when they sent their top selection in the 2020 draft to Miami in exchange for Fitzpatrick, whose arrival turned Pittsburgh's defense into one of the NFL's best. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

QB of the future? RB of the present? Steelers weigh options

Apr. 16, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' first-round draft pick is already a home run, according to Kevin Colbert. The longtime general manager offers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick's All-Pro season in 2019 as proof. The Steelers made an uncharacteristically aggressive move last September when they sent their...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller celebrates a sack against the San Diego Chargers during the second half in an NFL football game in San Diego. Miller was selected to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday, April 6, 2020, by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, FIle)

8 unanimous picks for All-Decade Team include Brady, Watt

Apr. 6, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Von Miller had to catch his breath after finding out he got every vote for the 2010s All-Decade Team. Miller, Tom Brady, J.J. Watt and Adrian Peterson are among eight unanimous selections to the 2010s NFL All-Decade Team announced Monday by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “I never dreamed about...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy beside others the team previously had won during a rally in Boston to celebrate the team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. If Tom Brady isn't a unanimous selection to the All-Decade team, it will be a bigger upset than the Jets over the Colts in Super Bowl 3. Next Monday, April 6, 2020, the Hall of Fame and the NFL will announce the roster for the 2010-19 span. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

All-Decade Team a dicey proposition, other than a few stars

Mar. 30, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

All-Decade teams are a dicey proposition. Some all-time greats never made such a team because of, basically, bad timing. Maybe they broke into the NFL in mid-decade, such as Curtis Martin in 1995 or Fred Dean 20 years earlier. Both are Hall of Famers without ever making an All-Decade squad. Others happened to...