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Cardinals go LB again, grab Tulsa's Collins with No. 16 pick

Apr. 30, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

Zaven Collins' mom had to take money out of her 401K just so her son could travel to showcase football camps in high school, so that maybe a Division I college coach somewhere — anywhere — felt he was worth a scholarship. Four years later, it's obvious that was money...

The famous and the flops: best and worst NFL 1st-round picks

Apr. 24, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

The Associated Press looks at the best and worst first-round draft picks for each NFL team. The players were chosen by AP sports writers who regularly cover the 32 teams. AFC BALTIMORE RAVENS Best: T Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, 1996 ...

Texans not scheduled to pick until third round of draft

Apr. 23, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Nick Caserio enters his first draft as the general manager of the Houston Texans with the unique challenge of trying to improve a team that went 4-12 last season without the benefit of a first- or second-round pick. The Texans’ first pick in the draft...

Arizona flush with vets, now eyes youthful help in secondary

Apr. 23, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray's four-year rookie contract is halfway over and the 2019 No. 1 overall pick has rewarded the Arizona Cardinals with two years of high-quality quarterback play. Frankly, he's been a bargain. That won't last much longer. ...

Caserio tries to improve Texans without pick in 1st 2 rounds

Apr. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

67. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Coach/general manager Bill O’Brien was fired after an 0-4 start and Romeo Crennel took over as interim coach. He couldn’t turn things around, and the Texans finished 4-12 after winning the AFC South the previous two seasons....

Cardinals pushing for playoffs, could use help in secondary

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

16. ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8) LAST SEASON: The Cardinals raised expectations in coach Kliff Kingsbury's second season by getting off to a 5-2 start and flashing one of the league's best offenses. But the last two months of the schedule were full of frustration and...

AP source: Browns still putting rush on Jadeveon Clowney

Apr. 12, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns appear to be closing in on Jadeveon Clowney. Continuing a pursuit that began with a contract offer Clowney turned down last year, Cleveland remains interested in signing the free agent defensive end, a person familiar with the situation told...

Let's Talk: NFL free agents and traded players speak up

Mar. 18, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

Let's talk. Now that the muzzles have been removed for NFL team executives and the players they either re-signed or added in free agency, Thursday was a time for explanations and reflections. Yes, there were more transactions: Miami acquired wide...

Cards new WR A.J. Green ready to win, says 'legs feel young'

Mar. 18, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A.J. Green spent the better part of a decade in Cincinnati as the team's premier pass catcher and he's got seven Pro Bowl appearances to prove it. Now the 32-year-old is in Arizona, where he'll be playing next to Cardinals star receiver DeAndre...