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Sources: Sanchez plans to be at workouts

Sources: Sanchez plans to be at workouts

Despite an uncertain future with the New York Jets, lame-duck quarterback Mark Sanchez is planning to show up Monday to continue voluntary workouts for the third week of the offseason program, sources said Sunday night.
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  • Chiefs still looking to trade OT Albert for '14 pick

    Chiefs still looking to trade OT Albert for '14 pick

    Chiefs still looking to trade OT Albert for '14 pick
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  • Draft review: Indianapolis Colts

    Draft review: Indianapolis Colts

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Indianapolis Colts. What they needed: Guard, running back, cornerback, outside linebacker, wide receiver. Who they got: Round 1: Bjoe…
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  • Draft review:  Cincinnati Bengals

    Draft review: Cincinnati Bengals

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Bengals wants to win a playoff game for the first time in 23 years. Here’s a look at whether their draft class will help them reach that elusive goal. What they needed: Tackle, running back, defensive end, safety, receiver. Who they got: Round 1: Ty
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  • Draft review: Oakland Raiders

    Draft review: Oakland Raiders

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Oakland Raiders. What they needed: Defensive line, quarterback, offensive line, cornerback, tight end, wide receiver. Who they got: R…
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  • Draft review: Miami Dolphins

    Draft review: Miami Dolphins

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Miami Dolphins. What they needed: Offensive line, defensive end, cornerback, safety Who they got: Round 1 (3): Dion Jordan, DE, Orego…
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  • Draft review: New Orleans Saints

    Draft review: New Orleans Saints

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The New Orleans Saints. What they needed: Outside linebacker, offensive tackle, wide receiver, safety. Who they got: Round 1 (15): Kenny …
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  • Draft review:  Chicago Bears

    Draft review: Chicago Bears

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Bears decided that they needed a new coach, despite winning 10 games. To win more, they need better players. Here’s a look at their effort to find some in the draft. What they needed: Linebacker, offensive line, quarterback, tight end, defensive end
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  • Flynn is Raiders’ QB now, Pryor and Wilson will compete

    Flynn is Raiders’ QB now, Pryor and Wilson will compete

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie said just before the draft that Matt Flynn is the starting quarterback, and that Terrelle Pryor will have a chance to compete. After the draft, when the Raiders selected Tyler Wilson in the fourth round, that plan…
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  • Jaguars bring in QBs Rodgers, Scott as UDFAs

    Jaguars bring in QBs Rodgers, Scott as UDFAs

    The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with 23 undrafted rookies, including quarterbacks Jordan Rodgers (Vanderbilt) and Matt Scott (Arizona).
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  • Romo will be getting new duties in 2013

    Romo will be getting new duties in 2013

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    At a time when it’s still not clear who’ll be calling the offensive plays for the Cowboys in 2013, the mystery partially has been solved. According to Ed Werder of ESPN, quarterback Tony Romo will have influence in game plans, personnel, and play-call
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  • Jags unveil 22 undrafted free agents

    Jags unveil 22 undrafted free agents

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Jacksonville Jaguars have swanky new uniforms. (Some would use a different six-letter word starting with “s” and ending in “y” to describe them.) Now, the Jags need players to put in them. In addition to their new draft class, G.M. Dave Caldwe
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  • Ex-Tulane QB Griffin among Saints' new signings

    Ex-Tulane QB Griffin among Saints' new signings

    CNNSI.com Apr 28, 2013
    METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Former Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin and ex-Louisiana-Monroe tight end Keavon Milton are among 13 undrafted free agents who have agreed to sign rookie contracts with the New Orleans Saints.
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  • Cowboys give Brandon Magee a hefty guarantee

    Cowboys give Brandon Magee a hefty guarantee

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    Ten years ago, the Cowboys found their future franchise quarterback in the ranks of the undrafted free agents. They got him with a signing bonus of $10,000, and he turned down a $20,000 offer from the Broncos. After the 2013 draft, the Cowboys agreed to…
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  • Draft review: Carolina Panthers

    Draft review: Carolina Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Carolina Panthers. What they needed: Offensive tackle, cornerback, safety, defensive tackle, wide receiver. Who they got: Round 1 (14…
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  • Draft review: New York Jets

    Draft review: New York Jets

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The New York Jets. What they needed: Quarterback, pass rusher, wide receiver, tight end, safety, offensive line Who they got: Round 1 (9)…
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  • Bills sign undrafted Tennessee Tech WR Rogers

    Bills sign undrafted Tennessee Tech WR Rogers

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Passed over in the NFL draft, Tennessee Tech receiver Da'Rick Rogers can finally begin putting his troubled college career behind him after agreeing to sign with the Buffalo Bills.
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  • Draft review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Draft review: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What they needed: Cornerback, defensive end, tight end, quarterback. Who they got: Round 2 (43): Johnathan Bank…
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  • Jets moving William Campbell from defensive line to offensive l…

    Jets moving William Campbell from defensive line to offensive line

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Jets’ decision to draft quarterback Geno Smith grabbed a lot of headlines, but they pretty much kept things simple in John Idzik’s first draft since becoming the team’s general manager. Four of the seven picks were on players who played on eithe
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  • Seahawks sign nine undrafted rookies

    Seahawks sign nine undrafted rookies

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Seahawks had a big draft class with 11 players joining a roster that was good enough to make it to the second round of the playoffs last year. That doesn’t make for a lot of available roster spots, which means that the nine undrafted players that th
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  • Saints adding 13 undrafted free agents

    Saints adding 13 undrafted free agents

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Saints have agreed to deals with 13 undrafted free agents, the club said Sunday. North Carolina inside linebacker Kevin Reddick, a first-team all-ACC selection by the league’s coaches as a senior, is among the additions. He will compete for a reserv
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  • Draft review: Tennessee Titans

    Draft review: Tennessee Titans

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Tennessee Titans. What they needed: Guard, defensive end, wide receiver, safety. Who they got: Round 1 (10): Chance Warmack, OG, Alab…
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  • Draft review: Buffalo Bills

    Draft review: Buffalo Bills

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Buffalo Bills. What they needed: Quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker, guard Who they got: Round 1 (16): E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida S…
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  • Not so fast on Duron Carter to Minnesota

    Not so fast on Duron Carter to Minnesota

    Former Vikings receiver Cris Carter says his son, Duron, will sign with the Vikings. The Vikings say that Duron merely has been given an opportunity to try out for a roster spot. Via both Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com and Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the…
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  • Spielman says Kluwe will get chance to compete

    Spielman says Kluwe will get chance to compete

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe fears his off-field causes will get him cut. Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman disputes that. “It has nothing to do with anything Chris Kluwe is off the field,” Spielman told reporters on Saturday, after the team used a fifth-round
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  • Toe injury scared Steelers away from Lacy

    Toe injury scared Steelers away from Lacy

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    Though he seemed in many ways like a perfect fit for Pittsburgh, the Steelers passed on running back Eddie Lacy, opting instead to pick Le’Veon Bell in the second round of the 2013 draft. So why didn’t they want Lacy? According to Ed Bouchette of the
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  • Dolphins, Eric Winston staying in touch

    Dolphins, Eric Winston staying in touch

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    Talk of a trade sending tackle Branden Albert from Kansas City to Miami turned out to be more smoke than fire. The two sides could never agree to terms for a deal during the draft, leaving the Chiefs with a $9 million left tackle to with first overall p…
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  • Bears sign 10 rookie free agents

    Bears sign 10 rookie free agents

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Chicago Bears officially have supplemented their draft class with 10 undrafted free agents. The team has announced that the following players have agreed to terms: LSU running back Michael Ford, Rutgers receiver Mark Harrison, Oklahoma cornerback De…
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  • Draft review:  Cleveland Browns

    Draft review: Cleveland Browns

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    Before the draft, we looked at the needs of the Cleveland Browns. (Eventually, those needs included “a really good lawyer.”) Now that the draft is over, it’s time to look at how they did. What they needed: Cornerback, quarterback, receiver, lineback
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  • Tomlinson rejected Bolts offer to return as player

    Tomlinson rejected Bolts offer to return as player

    Tomlinson rejected Bolts offer to return as player
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  • Draft review: Detroit Lions

    Draft review: Detroit Lions

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Detroit Lions. What they needed: Offensive line, cornerback, defensive end, wide receiver. Who they got: Round 1: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, …
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  • Reason To Smile: Both Super Bowl squads earned A's, while one p…

    Reason To Smile: Both Super Bowl squads earned A's, while one pere…

    CNNSI.com Apr 28, 2013
    Both Super Bowl squads earned A's, while one perennial cellar-dweller took home a D-plus. How did the rest of the NFL do in the draft? Chris Burke hands out grades to every team.
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  • RG III does jumping jacks for team's fans

    RG III does jumping jacks for team's fans

    ESPN.com Apr 28, 2013
    Robert Griffin III did a few jumping jacks, jogged in place and bounced up and down on the stage.
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  • 2013 NFL draft -- Draft's winners, losers

    2013 NFL draft -- Draft's winners, losers

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The San Diego Chargers are the big winners of the 2013 draft, writes John Clayton.
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  • Tennessee QB Tyler Bray Declares Early For Draft, Goes Undrafte…

    Tennessee QB Tyler Bray Declares Early For Draft, Goes Undrafted

    deadspin.com Apr 28, 2013
    Bray did sign with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent, though. This draft was light on quarterbacks, maybe light on everything but the big guys, and that figured to be a good thing for Tennessee's junior quarterback. As it turned out, a weak quarterb…
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  • Collin Klein lands with Texans

    Collin Klein lands with Texans

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    Collin Klein put together a stellar collegiate career as a quarterback at Kansas State, culminating in a trip to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist last year. It wasn’t enough to get him drafted, however. Klein’s name wasn’t called during the sev
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    With a protracted absence for S Jairus Byrd a possibility, the Bills picked a pair of safeties. The Dolphins spent most of Sunday drafting former Florida Gators. The Patriots liked what they saw from the Rutgers football program last year. Jets QB Geno …
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  • LB Phillips joins Broncos: 'On good side now'

    LB Phillips joins Broncos: 'On good side now'

    ESPN.com Apr 28, 2013
    Former Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips, a 2010 Pro Bowler, has signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.
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  • With 63 draft picks, SEC produces a quarter of the NFL’s talent

    With 63 draft picks, SEC produces a quarter of the NFL’s talent

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28, 2013
    The Southeastern Conference dominates college football to such an extent that a quarter of the new talent coming into the NFL this year comes from that conference. Of the 254 players drafted over the last three days, 63 of them came from SEC schools. Th…
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  • NY Jets GM John Idzik, who helped build talented Seattle Seahaw…

    NY Jets GM John Idzik, who helped build talented Seattle Seahawks, right to draft QB Geno Smith

    nydailynews.com Apr 28, 2013
    This wasn’t the Jets moving up to take Mark Sanchez with the fifth pick of the whole draft. This was Idzik getting two defensive guys he wanted, and then taking his shot at the most exciting quarterback in college football after Johnny Football last sea
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  • Video - Miguel Maysonet Signs With Eagles 02:14

    Miguel Maysonet Signs With Eagles

    Apr 28
    Miguel Maysonet discusses his experience on draft day and his excitement over signing with the Eagles.
  • Video - Who did the best in the 2013 NFL Draft from the NFC West? 03:14

    Who did the best in the 2013 NFL Draft from the NFC West?

    Apr 28
    The NFC West is arguably the most competitive division in the NFL, but which team in the West did the best in the 2013 NFL Draft? Jamie Dukes and Tom Waddle debate on NFL Network.
  • Video - Which rookie QB from the 2013 NFL Draft is in the best situation? 02:11

    Which rookie QB from the 2013 NFL Draft is in the best situation?

    Apr 28
    Charles Davis breaks down the situations of quarterbacks from the 2013 NFL Draft and determines which ones are in the best spots.
  • Video - Questionable 2013 NFL Draft for Dallas Cowboys? 02:22

    Questionable 2013 NFL Draft for Dallas Cowboys?

    Apr 28
    NFL Network analyst Charles Davis breaks down the "questionable" 2013 NFL Draft choices of the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton's mailbag: Which offensive rookies will soar?

    Apr 28
    Expect Tavon Austin, DeAndre Hopkins and Robert Woods to emerge as offensive ROY candidates, writes John Clayton.