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Tom Heckert to join Broncos front office staff

Tom Heckert to join Broncos front office staff

profootballtalk.com Updated May 6, 2013
Former Cleveland Browns general manager has landed on his feet with the Denver Broncos. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Heckert will be assuming the role of director of pro personnel vacated by the departure of Keith Kidd. Kidd did not hav…
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  • Can Steelers develop Landry Jones?

    Can Steelers develop Landry Jones?

    ESPN.com May 6, 2013
    Quarterback Landry Jones has only completed a rookie minicamp and he's already being asked whether he's going to replace Ben Roethlisberger. "I have no idea," Jones said, via the Associated Press. "You might want to talk to the coaches or…
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  • Browns rookie Bryant arrested, charged with DUI

    Browns rookie Bryant arrested, charged with DUI

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns draft pick Armonty Bryant was charged Monday with driving under the influence of alcohol, the latest legal trouble for the defensive end.
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  • Joe Greene retires from Pittsburgh’s personnel department

    Joe Greene retires from Pittsburgh’s personnel department

    profootballtalk.com May 6, 2013
    Joe Greene has retired from his post as a special assistant to Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, the club said Monday. A 1o-time Pro Bowler at defensive tackle, Greene starred on some vaunted Steelers defenses throughout his career, which ran from…
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  • AFC North positional rankings: Quarterback

    AFC North positional rankings: Quarterback

    ESPN.com May 6, 2013
    The AFC North blog is beginning its rankings of each position for the next two weeks. This is a projection on how the group will fare this season. It's not an evaluation based on last year. First up, the quarterbacks. 1. Pittsburgh Steelers: I probably …
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  • Steelers sign offensive tackle Guy Whimper

    Steelers sign offensive tackle Guy Whimper

    profootballtalk.com May 6, 2013
    The Steelers have struck a deal with ex-Jaguars offensive tackle Guy Whimper, the team said Monday. Whimper, who turns 30 later this month, provides depth behind Mike Adams and Marcus Gilbert, who are expected to start at tackle. Whimper (6-5, 302) has …
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  • Cribbs faces uncertain future after draft

    Cribbs faces uncertain future after draft

    ESPN.com May 6, 2013
    Josh Cribbs went to three Pro Bowls during his eight-year career with the Cleveland Browns, including last season. He holds seven Browns records, most of which are for returns and all-purpose yards. Now, two weeks away from when most teams begin their m…
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  • Report: Chargers haven’t reached out to Max Starks

    Report: Chargers haven’t reached out to Max Starks

    profootballtalk.com May 6, 2013
    The Chargers were hot on the trail of tackle Bryant McKinnie last week before McKinnie decided to return to the Ravens on a two-year deal, a decision that left San Diego without a surefire starter at left tackle. There aren’t many other veteran options
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  • Deciphering differing opinions on Spence

    Deciphering differing opinions on Spence

    ESPN.com May 6, 2013
    They say no news is good news. But what do they say about conflicting news? That's the situation in Pittsburgh with inside linebacker Sean Spence. During the NFL draft, Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler said it would be "miraculous" if S…
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  • Ravens’ third-round pick Brandon Williams goes from portable to…

    Ravens’ third-round pick Brandon Williams goes from portable toilets to the NFL

    yahoo.com May 6, 2013
    As the Baltimore Ravens' third-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft, Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams has an entirely new set of challenges ahead of him: He's got to adapt to an NFL system against pro-level talent after starring at a smal…
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  • Ravens rookie went from number two to Round Three

    Ravens rookie went from number two to Round Three

    profootballtalk.com May 6, 2013
    For Brandon Williams, the Ravens’ third-round pick, everything’s coming up roses. Or maybe it’s just that anything would smell better than his old job. The rookie nose tackle will never be offended by the smell of an NFL locker room, since his last
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  • Wake-up: LaMarr Woodley is 'getting after it'

    Wake-up: LaMarr Woodley is 'getting after it'

    ESPN.com May 6, 2013
    The rookie minicamps are over for the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. I wrote up posts on Ravens third-round pick Brandon Williams trying to make a mark as a Division II player and why Steelers first-rounder Jarvis Jones is happy he slid down …
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  • The Vikings' draft strategy has a good bet to pay off this seas…

    The Vikings' draft strategy has a good bet to pay off this season.

    CNNSI.com May 6, 2013
    How did the Vikings make this year's biggest first-round splash? Peter King explains, breaks down the most daunting tasks facing rookies on this year's schedule, and more.
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  • Video - Which AFC North Team Is Most Improved? 02:36

    Which AFC North Team Is Most Improved?

    May 6
    Steelers safety Ryan Clark visited the NFL Live set and discussed the team he believes is the most improved in the AFC North.
  • Video - Is the Baltimore Ravens' roster Super Bowl XLVIII worthy? 08:03

    Is the Baltimore Ravens' roster Super Bowl XLVIII worthy?

    May 6
    Eric Davis and Mark Kriegel break down the Baltimore Ravens' offseason moves and discuss if the roster is strong enough to make a run to Super Bowl XLVIII.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL - Tough market for veteran players

    May 6
    Teams need to spend an average of 89 percent of their cap space, but they're not throwing money at veterans, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
  • Peter King: By balancing draft philosophies, Vikings hit first-round paydi…

    May 6
    It struck me during the draft, while watching the Rams go hard after Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree, that there are four kinds of draft strategists in football today: