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This year's NFL draft has lowest number of early entrants since 2011. That trend figures to continue

Apr. 17, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

The lure of starting a pro career early apparently isn’t quite as tempting for underclassmen now as it was in the days before college stars could profit off their name, image and likeness. This month’s draft features 58 early entrants, the lowest number of players to enter the...

Cowboys add veteran Royce Freeman, but running back remains a position of need in the draft

Apr. 16, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys signed free agent running back Royce Freeman on Tuesday, a likely incremental move at a position of need going into next week's draft. The Cowboys have lost their lead back each of the past two offseasons. Two-time rushing champion Ezekiel...

AP mock NFL draft 3.0: 8 trades, including 2 in the top 5 highlight AP's final mock draft

Apr. 16, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

The NFL draft madness begins early in the final edition of the AP’s 2024 mock draft. Eight trades in the first round. Two swaps in the top five. One team moves down and back up. Another makes three trades, going down twice before a move up to snatch a quarterback. A division...

AP mock NFL draft 3.0: 8 trades, including 2 in the top 5 highlight AP's final mock draft

Apr. 16, 2024 19:04 PM EDT

The NFL draft madness begins early in the final edition of the AP’s 2024 mock draft. Eight trades in the first round. Two swaps in the top five. One team moves down and back up. Another makes three trades, going down twice before a move up to snatch a quarterback. A division...

Browns QB Deshaun Watson throwing full speed after shoulder surgery. Timetable for return unknown

Apr. 16, 2024 18:36 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson is pleased with the velocity on his passes. At least there's one aspect of his recovery from shoulder surgery with some speed. The Browns quarterback said Tuesday that he's following a conservative rehab plan set up by his doctor and the team's...

Shane Bowen has big shoes to fill in replacing Wink Martindale as Giants defensive coordinator

Apr. 16, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Shane Bowen is taking over as the New York Giants defensive coordinator and things are going to be different than the way Wink Martindale ran the unit the past two seasons. Based on each man's history, there will be less blitzing and more reliance on...

Raiders pass rusher Maxx Crosby says he has recovered from a knee injury that limited practice time

Apr. 15, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The second half of last season took on a familiar routine for Las Vegas Raiders pass-rush maniac Maxx Crosby. Sit out the week of practice and be ready on Sunday. Bad knee and all, Crosby was ready and played in all 17 games. But he also knew...

T.J. Hockenson is recovering from an ACL repair and hoping the NFL outlaws the low hit that hurt him

Apr. 15, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For as smooth as the rehabilitation process has been for T.J. Hockenson since he tore the ACL in his right knee, the Minnesota Vikings tight end is not even halfway done with it. Hockenson's seventh year in the NFL will undoubtedly be his most difficult, with no...

NFL's first medical summit brought teams together to collaborate on improving player safety

Apr. 15, 2024 17:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has implemented new rules, banned another type of tackle and introduced equipment aimed toward improving player safety. Keeping players healthy has been a priority for a league that had so many star players suffer significant injuries in 2023. Aaron...

Jets 'return to roots' with new uniforms that pay tribute to team's 'New York Sack Exchange' look

Apr. 15, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

The Jets are bringing back the “New York Sack Exchange” — at least the look of it. The Jets unveiled their “legacy collection” Monday, two months after team chairman Woody Johnson told fans new uniforms were in the works. The collection features three versions: legacy...