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LOOK: Marshawn Lynch tries on his Raiders helmet, decides to wear it home

Marshawn Lynch might not ever take off his Raiders' helmet<p>If you live in Oakland and you see a guy walking around with a Raiders helmet on, don't be alarmed, it's probably just Marshawn Lynch.<p>The most unpredictable man in football had a completely unpredictable day on Wednesday that ended with him …

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LOOK: The NFL is prepared in case the Browns' first round at the draft gets crazy

The league appears fully prepared if the Browns decide to pull off a few unexpected trades<p>If the Browns decide to get completely crazy during the first round of the draft on Thursday, it looks like the NFL will be ready.<p>The league's official Instagram account posted a picture on Wednesday showing …

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2017 NFL Mock Draft: Chris Simms' Final Predictions

The NFL draft is all about elite talent, proposed value and where you can get guys in relation to their value. Interestingly enough, I don't think this draft is heavy in top-end talent, but there is a wealth of depth and value to be had.<p>Figuring out the draft order is where things get difficult.<p>We …

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NFL players react to Oakland's deal for Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch is set to come out of retirement and return to his hometown Raiders following a trade between the Seahawks and Oakland, with ESPN's …

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Grading every NFL team's draft performance over the last 5 years

To win in the NFL today on a consistent basis requires drafting well through all seven rounds, year-in and year-out. In this salary-cap era, finding value after the first round — where any team has a good chance of finding a reliable starter — is often the difference between a deep playoff run and …

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NFL draft 2017: Full order for all seven rounds

USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes looks at some of the big questions that will help shape the outcome of the 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia. USA TODAY Sports<p>Here is the full seven-round order for the 2017 NFL draft, starting Thursday.<p><b>Round 1</b><p>1. Cleveland Browns<p>2. San Francisco 49ers<p>3. Chicago Bears<p>4. …

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Vikings reportedly won't be picking up Teddy Bridgewater's fifth-year option

Bridgewater's recovery from a catastrophic knee injury continues to cloud his NFL future<p>The 2014 NFL Draft first round hasn't worked out well for the quarterbacks. Blake Bortles is a big question mark, Johnny Manziel is out of football and it appears Teddy Bridgewater is not a guarantee to remain …

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Marshawn Lynch gets Charles Woodson’s blessing to wear No. 24

Marshawn Lynch will have his preferred number on his Raiders jersey, and that’s fine with one of the more beloved players in the team's history.<p>Lynch …

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Report: Raiders, Seahawks agree on Marshawn Lynch trade

Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders, reports NFL.com's Mike Garafolo and Ian …

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LOOK: The Falcons have a 73,000-pound bird statue in front of their new stadium

This is the biggest bird statue you'll ever see<p>If you're wondering why the Falcons' new stadium cost nearly $1.5 billion, it's because the team decided to spend roughly half its budget on a giant bird statue.<p>OK, that's not true -- the team didn't spend $750 million on a giant bird statue. But there …

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Want to succeed at the NFL draft? Copy the Patriots

The New England Patriots are, without a doubt, the NFL's model franchise over the past decade, so it makes sense that the rest of the league would take a close look at how Bill Belichick and Co. have gone about constructing their roster, especially when it comes to the draft.<p>An examination by The …

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Why Are The Browns Hoarding Draft Picks?

• SB Nation’s Jeanna Thomas writes that the Browns could ace the 2017 NFL draft — if they don’t screw it up.<br>• The Ringer profiles the 14 best NFL draft …

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What the Patriots could do with a first-rounder, if they get it

The Patriots dealt their first-round pick to New Orleans, but rumors have swirled that they could reacquire it. PFF looks at possible targets if that …

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Ed Werder reveals he will not survive widespread ESPN cuts

ESPN is reportedly laying off up to 100 employees. Mike Windle/Getty Images for ESPN<p>ESPN has begun the process of laying off dozens of on-air …

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23 NFL Football Cartoons That Push It Over The Goal Line

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2017 NFL Draft Trade Rumors: Titans Receiving Offers for No. 5 Pick

The Tennessee Titans are reportedly fielding offers and considering trading the No. 5 overall pick in Thursday's 2017 NFL draft, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.<p>Tennessee also holds the No. 18 overall selection. The fifth pick originally belonged to the Los Angeles Rams and was acquired prior to …

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Will Cowboys use NFL draft to finally upgrade pass rush? 10 defensive ends Dallas could target

This Story is About...<p>You might have heard, the Cowboys still need help rushing the passer. Most would say it's clearly their No. 1 priority in the …

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Report Browns Have Known Their No 1 Pick For Weeks

There has been some talk that the Browns can’t decide if they want to pick Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett with the top pick in the draft or if …

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49ers’ Reid, Harold will stand during anthem in 2017

Niners safety Eric Reid and outside linebacker Eli Harold will stand during the national anthem this season after they joined ex-teammate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling in 2016.<p>Reid told reporters about their plan to stand today, nearly two months after it was reported that Kaepernick also plans to …

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The Perfect Draft Scenario for the Chicago Bears

Mar 6, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; LSU Tigers defensive back Jamal Adams rests on the sidelines after finishing his workout drills during the 2017 …

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Falcons have figured out how to nail the NFL draft under Dan Quinn

Quinn has a vision for the types of players he wants to bring in, and it’s working for Atlanta.<p>Each year, teams dream of adding players through the draft who can put them in Super Bowl contention. The Falcons did exactly that over the last two offseasons, and a lot of Atlanta’s draft success is …

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Kansas City Chiefs don't have roster room for their 10 draft picks - Kansas City Chiefs Blog

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Since they hired John Dorsey as their general manager in 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs have preferred to head into the annual …

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Oakland Raiders Final 7-Round Mock Draft

The 2017 NFL draft will take place on Thursday April 27, and you've reached the final Oakland Raiders mock draft. Congratulations!<p>After gathering all the facts, watching hours of film and reading through various reports, what's the best potential outcome for the Silver and Black? Should the front …

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Packers sign six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman to help protect Aaron Rodgers

Jahri Evans is headed to Green Bay after spending 11 seasons in New Orleans<p>Six weeks after watching starting right guard T.J. Lang sign with the Lions, the Packers might have finally found his replacement.<p>General manager Ted Thompson announced on Wednesday that the team has signed former Saints …

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Josh Scobee on being pro sports' best golfer, calling out Tiger Woods, and the pressures of kicking in the NFL

For more than a decade, Josh Scobee was one of the NFL’s best kickers. For the past couple years, though, he took more pride from being the best golfer in pro sports.<p>"To be able to get to the top of a celebrity ranking in a different sport was pretty special to me," Scobee said. "So I was pretty …

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Hernandez hinted at suicide while on trial, jailhouse friend says

A jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez is suggesting the former NFL tight end hinted at his suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in …

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Krall's 2017 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: The Browns Trade into the Top 5 for a Franchise Quarterback

en_US<p>article<p>This two-round NFL mock draft took a wild turn as it included some major draft day …

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T.J. Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big brother

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Fairly or not, T.J. Watt will draw comparisons to his big brother when he gets to the pros.<p>Oh sure, he can speed past an offensive tackle and split double teams just like another former Wisconsin star with the same last name and similar skillset as a pass rusher.<p>But J.J. Watt …

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If You Thought Trump's First 100 Days Were Long, Wait Until The NFL Draft

Is anyone else out there sick to death of the endless coverage of the upcoming NFL Draft?<p>I work in Philadelphia, which means I’ve had a front-row seat as the NFL shuts down roads and prepares for the first outdoor draft in the league’s history.<p>It’s natural that fans what to know and speculate who …

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Report: Lynch to announce Oakland signing at block party Thursday

The city of Oakland will have plenty of reasons to celebrate when Marshawn Lynch comes home this week.<p>Lynch will officially end his retirement from …

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