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Seahawks know speculation about Clark will swirl until draft

Apr. 22, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seahawks general manager John Schneider knows there is going to be speculation about Frank Clark's future at least until the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday since the defensive end would seem to be the most viable trade commodity that could land Seattle the draft picks it...

Falcons sign 6-year veteran safety J.J. Wilcox

Apr. 22, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Safety J.J. Wilcox, who started 35 games in four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, has signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. The 28-year-old Wilcox played a combined seven games with the New York Jets and Indianapolis in 2018. He started in one of 12 games played with...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

Free-agent pickups ease pressure on Packers at draft

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Having signed four potential starters in free agency, the Green Bay Packers enter this week's draft looking to add the missing ingredients to a team that has missed the playoffs the last two seasons. "With some of the things that we've done, I think where our team sits today, I'm not...

Jaguars' Marrone, Ramsey finally talk, share 'little laugh'

Apr. 22, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone might need to update his contact list. Marrone said Monday he finally spoke to star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is skipping voluntary workouts to stay closer to home, and seemingly cleared the air. Marrone said last week that he reached out...

Backup offensive lineman signs tender to stay with Colts

Apr. 22, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Offensive lineman Evan Boehm has signed a one-year tender to play for the Indianapolis Colts next season. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound interior lineman made four starts and played in 11 games with Indianapolis last season. He also spent five weeks on the Los Angeles Rams' practice squad. He...

Holyfield's 40 times make NFL draft decision a big gamble

Apr. 22, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia. His slow 40-yard times make that decision look like a risky gamble in this week's draft. Holyfield was timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40 at the NFL...

Country star, Titans coach talk about NFL draft in Nashville

Apr. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Tim McGraw watched as Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft in 2017 with more than 250,000 people on hand and immediately had a vision of how to make the three-day event even better: Bring it to Nashville and add the Music City touch. "My first thought was, 'Man I'd...

SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

Apr. 22, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama's...