Latest NFL Draft News

Treadwell being 'showcased' as Vikings search for receivers

Aug. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Being a first-round draft pick, Laquon Treadwell has received several opportunities to secure a role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. His next chance might come with a new team. Minnesota is still left searching for a reliable option for the third receiver spot behind Stefon Diggs and...

Cowboys, LB Smith agree on extension amid Elliott holdout

Aug. 20, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — When the Dallas Cowboys announced a contract extension for Jaylon Smith, it was first a celebration of the linebacker's journey from a career-threatening knee injury in college to one of the NFL's richest contracts at his position. Of course, it didn't take long for the focus to turn...

Seahawks rookie WR Metcalf to have minor knee surgery

Aug. 19, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf will have minor knee surgery in an early setback for an offense counting on the second-round draft pick. Metcalf was held out of Sunday's preseason game at Minnesota, and coach Pete Carroll said the rookie from Mississippi probably would have a...

Giants may not have to worry about Eli getting hurt anymore

Aug. 17, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don't have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Take a look at the statistics. Jones is...

QB K.J. Costello's return provides optimism for Stanford

Aug. 14, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The decision to remain in college one more season and delay entry into the NFL draft was an easy one for quarterback K.J. Costello and a beneficial one for Stanford. After two promising seasons as starter to begin his college career, Costello figured he had plenty left to accomplish...

Mara would be happy is Eli played and rookie Jones didn't

Aug. 13, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — John Mara would be perfectly happy if two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning had a great season for the New York Giants and heir apparent and first-round draft pick Daniel Jones never took a snap. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since training camp opened, the...

Michigan, Nebraska look set to make breakthroughs in Big Ten

Aug. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska...

With Alabama game looming, Duke hands QB reins to Harris

Aug. 13, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

David Cutcliffe has had to replace plenty of quarterbacks after they were drafted in the first round. Just not at Duke. But when Daniel Jones left early and — somewhat surprisingly — was taken sixth overall by the New York Giants, it became clear that one of the keys to success in Cutcliffe's 12th...

49ers rookie receivers show flashes in exhibition opener

Aug. 12, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd showed flashes in the exhibition opener of the ability that led the San Francisco 49ers to take the two receivers on the second day of this year's NFL draft. Samuel provided some big plays down the field and Hurd caught two touchdown passes as both...

Red River rematch could happen again in Big 12 with Texas-OU

Aug. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season loss. Oklahoma now has another transfer quarterback — former national championship winner Jalen Hurts —...