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June 1st arrival gives NFL teams more flexibility

Jun. 01, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Now that the calendar has turned to June, NFL teams can trade or release players and spread the salary cap hit over two years instead of one. That doesn’t mean Aaron Rodgers is going anywhere but the Packers couldn’t afford to deal him from a financial standpoint...

Culley won't discuss Watson as Houston Texans begin practice

May. 27, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Coach David Culley refused to say if quarterback Deshaun Watson was with the Houston Texans this week as they began on-field practices. Watson’s future with the team is in question after 22 women filed lawsuits alleging that he sexually assaulted or...

Lower-round QBs face long odds to make it in NFL

May. 03, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

The five teams that took quarterbacks in the first round of the NFL draft head into the offseason program full of optimism that they have found the franchise cornerstone that will lead to great success for the next decade. History indicates that at least a couple of those...

Analysis: After draft, some obstacles ahead for NFL in 2021

May. 03, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

With a successful in-person draft in Cleveland behind it, the NFL inexorably moves on. What's ahead might not go so smoothly as the selection process did on the shore of Lake Erie. For one, the league and the players' union likely will be hassling...

Texans address needs by adding QB Mills, WR Collins

May. 01, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans addressed needs at quarterback and receiver in the NFL draft despite tying a franchise low with just five selections this year. Houston entered the draft without a first- or second-round pick because of its 2019 trade with Miami for...

Texans take QB Davis Mills with Watson's future unclear

May. 01, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Amid major uncertainty surrounding Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills with their first pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. Watson's future with the team is in question after 22 women filed lawsuits alleging...

The Latest: Broncos end 3rd round with Ohio State's Browning

Apr. 30, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

The latest on the second and third rounds of the NFL draft on Friday night. (all times EDT): ___ 11:55 p.m. The Denver Broncos wrapped up the second day of the NFL draft by using a compensatory pick to take Ohio State linebacker...

SEC still most coveted conference, 3 more QBs taken

Apr. 30, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

Not much changed on the second night of the NFL draft. Do the letters SEC and QB seem familiar? The SEC remained the conference of choice with 29 players selected overall, including 17 on Friday night. Quarterbacks went in clusters, too. Not like...

Ravens exercise quarterback Lamar Jackson's 5th-year option

Apr. 30, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

The Baltimore Ravens have exercised the fifth-year option for quarterback Lamar Jackson. The team announced the decision Friday, a few hours before the second and third rounds of the NFL draft. Jackson will make $23 million as part of a tiered system under the new...

Bears trade up with Giants, draft Ohio St QB Justin Fields

Apr. 30, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears are banking on Justin Fields to develop in a way Mitchell Trubisky did not and give them the stability they are seeking at quarterback for years to come. The Ohio State star insisted he is up to the task. The Bears...