The 2017 NFL Draft is set to begin Thursday, April 27 with the Cleveland Browns scheduled to pick first and will end Saturday, April 29 with the Denver Broncos set to pick last. There’s still plenty of time for trades to shake up the order, though, and there will inevitably be plenty of trades during draft weekend.
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While we’re still waiting to see what Marshawn Lynch decides to do, it appears we’ve reached some degree of finality to the Richard Sherman trade talk. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider told reporters today that cornerback Richard Sherman was on
Aaron Hernandez's family is expressing thanks to the public for its empathy and understanding after the ex-NFL star hanged himself in his prison cell last week. Ronald Sullivan is one of Hernandez's lawyers. Sullivan says Hernandez's family appreciates being able to say their final goodbyes in privacy.
Aaron Hernandez's family turned out Monday for a private funeral to say their farewells to the former NFL star, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over by the time he is buried. Hernandez's mother, brother, fiancee and at least one defense attorney were among the dozens who attended the invitation-only service in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. The former New England Patriots tight end, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, hanged himself in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts last Wednesday.
The 2017 NFL offseason is far from over, and Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis is still over 10 months away. While most people like to discuss the odds each individual team has at winning a Super Bowl title, the oddsmakers in Las Vegas took it a step further and put together a list of the most likely matchups for Super Bowl 52. The fact that this potential matchup carries the odds of an extreme longshot is telling of what the Vegas oddsmakers think of the Chiefs’ chance at representing the AFC in Super Bowl 52.
The Patriots are set to return each of their three starters on the interior of the offensive line from 2016: Joe Thuney, Shaq Mason and David Andrews. One doesn't have to dig all that far back into the recesses of their memory to remember when offensive line injuries plagued that unit in 2015 and served as an example of just how critical it is to employ athletic, versatile depth up front. There's also the Patriots philosophy when it comes to the draft: Pick good players, and the rest will figure itself out.
The draft is the main attention-getter in the NFL this week, but teams are taking care of business on other fronts with offseason workout programs underway across the league. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 49ers will have former Rams center Tim Barnes in for a workout on Tuesday. Barnes was released earlier this offseason before the Rams signed former Viking John Sullivan. Barnes started every game for the Rams over the last two seasons, but the new coaching staff in Los Angeles opted to replace him as part of a series of changes to the line this offseason. The 49ers have also made moves on their offensive line, including a trade with the Ravens that brought center
The city of San Francisco is in the process of redeveloping the site of the former Candlestick Park, and is honoring many local legends along the way. Joe Montana, who won a game or two as quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, was in the midst of accepting his honor, a street named “Joe Montana Drive,” when he decided to take the ceremony in a different direction. Montana requested that the street be known as “Montana-Clark Drive,” honoring Montana’s longtime teammate Dwight Clark.
With that being the case, it should come as no surprise that Super Bowl Sunday always has been (and always will be) a day where ordinary players become National Football League legends, and a day where teams are able to prove they deserve to be mentioned among the best squads in NFL history. On the flip side, Super Bowl Sunday also presents players and teams with an opportunity to forever live in sports infamy. For every player and team that surprisingly turn in a big-time performance in the big game, there are those who crumble under the pressure of playing for a world championship.
Continuing our our pre-draft series, we continue to take a look at players the Philadelphia Eagles may consider selecting at some point during the 2017 NFL Draft. While these players may not all be first round quality, this series will look at players across all the rounds that the Philadelphia Eagles could select during the draft process. Moving on from the potential day three selection of running back James Conner, today, we take a look at a player that could end up being a day two pick for the Eagles.