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Paul Salata, creator of Mr. Irrelevant Award, dies at 94

Oct. 16, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

Paul Salata, who created the Mr. Irrelevant Award that honors the last selection of the NFL draft after playing football at Southern California and in the NFL and Canadian Football League, died Saturday. He was 94. He died of natural causes at home in Newport Beach,...

Time long overdue for Panthers to invest in offensive line

Oct. 11, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It has been 13 years since the Carolina Panthers invested a first-round draft pick in an offensive lineman. That needs to change. The lack of resources the Panthers have placed on building an offensive line has come back to...

Joe Burrow taken to hospital; Daniel Jones carted off field

Oct. 10, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals was taken to a hospital as a precaution after suffering a bruised throat, and Daniel Jones of the New York Giants was carted off the field with a concussion on a rough day for young quarterbacks. The Bengals said Burrow, the first pick...

Panthers acquire Gilmore from Pats for 6th-round pick in '23

Oct. 06, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stephon Gilmore is headed home. The Carolina Panthers have acquired veteran cornerback and 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year from the New England Patriots for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick. The move comes after Gilmore...

Pitt's Pickett emerging in ACC's next wave of NFL-ready QBs

Oct. 06, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Kenny Pickett's decision to return for his redshirt senior season is working out well for Pittsburgh, the nation's top-scoring team. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi believes the decision also will pay off for Pickett in the next NFL draft. ...

LSU top CB Stingley out indefinitely after foot procedure

Oct. 06, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., the Tigers' top defensive back, had a procedure performed on his injured left foot and his timetable to return is uncertain, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday. The injury sidelined Stingley for LSU's previous two...

NFL Prospect Watch: DT Davis leading No. 2 Georgia defense

Oct. 01, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

Jordan Davis has opened plenty of eyes as he leads the Georgia defense. Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott drew in a deep breath as he recalled how the 6-foot-6, 340-pound defensive tackle blunted the Tigers offense in Georgia's 10-3 victory on Sept. 5. ...

Giants sign troubled tackle Isaiah Wilson to practice squad

Sep. 30, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed tackle Isaiah Wilson to their practice squad, giving the former first-round draft pick another chance to overcome off-the-field issues and make it in the NFL. Wilson was taken 29th overall in last year's draft...

Jaguars trade CB CJ Henderson to Panthers for TE Dan Arnold

Sep. 27, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cornerback CJ Henderson is the latest first-round draft pick to get shipped out of Jacksonville. The winless Jaguars traded the ninth overall selection in 2020 to the undefeated Carolina Panthers in exchange for journeyman tight end Dan Arnold...

Chargers' rookie CB Samuel Jr. makes quick adjustment to NFL

Sep. 24, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Asante Samuel Jr. is quickly showing that being a starting cornerback as a rookie isn’t too big for him. The Los Angeles Chargers' second-round draft pick has played well in his first two games, including an interception in last week’s...