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Bill Tobin, a longtime NFL executive who helped build the 1985 Bears championship team, has died

Apr. 19, 2024 20:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bill Tobin, a longtime NFL executive who helped construct the Chicago Bears' famed 1985 championship team and later built a playoff team as the Indianapolis Colts' general manager, has died. He was 83. The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that Tobin had died, and...

Texas spring signals time for Ewers to slow down and enjoy football in 2024 before NFL draft

Apr. 19, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers figured his football career had always been in such a rush that it was time to slow down. Enjoy the spring. Enjoy the 2024 season, and Texas' move into the Southeastern Conference. The NFL, which is still his goal and dream, can...

Sign of the times: NCAA approves coach-to-player helmet communication for 2024 football season

Apr. 19, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football is ready to put the signs away. Following a sign-stealing scandal that rocked the sport and hung over Michigan's championship run in 2023, the NCAA's football oversight committee approved Friday the use of coach-to-player helmet communications...

Debate over tight end value hovers over Brock Bowers' draft prospects

Apr. 19, 2024 13:09 PM EDT

Evaluating Brock Bowers the player is a fairly straightforward assignment. As he showed in three seasons at Georgia, Bowers is a dynamic receiver with the ability to create separation, make contested catches and create big plays after the catch, along with being a more than capable...

NFL draft will include many Michigan men, maybe enough to break record set by 2022 Georgia Bulldogs

Apr. 19, 2024 08:24 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — J.J. McCarthy is expected to be the first of many Michigan men drafted from its national championship team. The Wolverines had a record 18 players at the combine, giving them a chance to be the first school with at least 16 prospects picked in one NFL draft....

Saints enter the NFL draft with questions along the offensive line

Apr. 18, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints could have a hard time passing up a promising prospect at offensive tackle should one be available to them in the 2024 NFL draft. New Orleans' offensive line was among the club's strengths for much of the past decade and a half. More...

Lions are not looking for a starter in the NFL draft for a change, coming off successful season

Apr. 18, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The NFL draft is coming to Detroit and for a change, the Lions are coming off a successful season and have appeared to address every need with seemingly sound moves. Detroit has the No. 29 pick overall and if it doesn't make a move to pick sooner, it will mark the...

Commanders' Shaka Toney among 5 players reinstated by NFL after suspensions last season for gambling

Apr. 18, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Commanders defensive end Shaka Toney was among five players reinstated by the NFL on Thursday after they were suspended last season for violating the league's gambling policy. Four free agents were also among the group and can now sign with teams: outside...

QB-needy Raiders might try to trade up from 13th spot in the NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Raiders coach Antonio Pierce has made no secret of his affection for LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels and how much he would love to bring him to Las Vegas. Pierce successfully recruited Daniels to Arizona State, telling the young prospect that he would win the...

Dropping the ball: Jags hope to end decades of ineptitude when it comes to drafting receivers early

Apr. 18, 2024 14:09 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have been mostly inept at drafting wide receivers. They've repeatedly dropped the ball. They have selected nine wideouts over the first three rounds of the NFL draft in three decades of existence, and only two of...