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Reggie McKenzie finally able to do his job

Reggie McKenzie finally able to do his job

ESPN.com Updated Apr 25, 2013
Reggie McKenzie is finally on the clock. Welcome to the world of NFL decision-making, sir. No man in the NFL has been more handcuffed in recent league history than McKenzie has been the past the 15 months. McKenzie, a career lifer in the front office in…
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  • Broncos use 28th pick on Sylvester Williams

    Broncos use 28th pick on Sylvester Williams

    The Broncos used their first draft pick on defensive lineman Derek Wolfe in 2012 and they followed up this year by opening their draft with another big fella to stick on the front line. Defensive tackle Sylvester Williams from North Carolina is the man …
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  • Raiders help secondary with CB Hayden

    Raiders help secondary with CB Hayden

    Reports have linked the Oakland Raiders with Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden over the past couple of days after he visited the Raiders last week. Now Hayden will be making Oakland his home. The Raiders took the Houston cornerback Thursday with the 12th p…
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  • Chargers' O-line gets huge addition

    Chargers' O-line gets huge addition

    Earlier Thursday, there was speculation that new San Diego regime would get antsy and trade up to get one of the top three left tackles. I thought that wouldn’t be a great idea and that the Chargers have many needs and needed to keep their picks. Appare
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  • Branden Albert trade could still be in play

    Branden Albert trade could still be in play

    A Branden Albert trade between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins could still happen. Miami moved up from No. 12 to No. 3 to take Oregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan in Thursday night's draft. The Dolphins gave Oakland picks Nos. 12 and 42. Miami …
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  • Chiefs select OT Fisher No. 1 overall

    Chiefs select OT Fisher No. 1 overall

    The Kansas City Chiefs took offensive tackle Eric Fisher of Central Michigan to begin the NFL draft Thursday night, then Jacksonville went for Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel.
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  • Raiders slide down, add another pick

    Raiders slide down, add another pick

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    The Oakland Raiders moved down in the draft. Oakland traded the No. 3 overall pick to Miami for picks Nos. 12 and 42. The Raiders now have a second-round pick, which is important. But dipping nine picks from that high in the draft should net more. Again…
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  • Dolphins trade up to No. 3 pick, select Oregon DE Dion Jordan

    Dolphins trade up to No. 3 pick, select Oregon DE Dion Jordan

    yahoo.com Apr 25, 2013
    The Miami Dolphins have acquired the No. 3 overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft from the Oakland Raiders and used that pick to select University of Oregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan. In exchange for trading down, the Raiders have received the No. 12 overall …
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  • Your draft-pick guide

    Your draft-pick guide

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    For those with Insider access (or looking for a reason to subscribe), check out our Scouts Inc. pick-by-pick analysis as the draft progresses. It includes breakdowns of each pick’s skill set and how he fits with his new club.
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  • Chat wrap: Drafting it up

    Chat wrap: Drafting it up

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    Here are some highlights from our pre-draft AFC West chat, which was held Thursday: Denver Gabe from Schenectady: Since the Broncos have had a weakness covering big name tight ends, don’t you think it would be wise for them to draft a MLB that can upgra
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  • Chargers sign intriguing linebacker

    Chargers sign intriguing linebacker

    The San Diego Chargers did some pre-draft veteran shopping Thursday by signing linebacker D.J. Smith. He was cut by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday. Smith, 24, is an intriguing player for San Diego, which could use some help at inside linebacker. Smi…
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  • Countdown Live: 2013 NFL draft, Round 1

    Countdown Live: 2013 NFL draft, Round 1

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the first round of the 2013 NFL draft. We'll be analyzing every pick from 1 to 32. We'll get started an hour early at 7 p.m. ET, so submit your questions and comments and we'll see you there.
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  • Denver Broncos mock draft

    Denver Broncos mock draft

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    A look at the Denver Broncos' full mock draft: Summary: The Broncos will be flexible with trades through the draft as they attempt to enhance an already solid roster. They do have some needs and this draft would address some key areas.
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  • Browns not trading up for Raiders’ No. 3 overall pick

    Browns not trading up for Raiders’ No. 3 overall pick

    profootballtalk.com Apr 25, 2013
    We’ve seen reports today that the Browns want to trade up into the Top 3, and that the Raiders are talking about trading down from No. 3 overall. But the Browns and Raiders will not be trading partners. A league source tells PFT’s Mike Florio that the
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  • Chargers WR Alexander signs RFA tender

    Chargers WR Alexander signs RFA tender

    Restricted free-agent wide receiver Danario Alexander signed his contract tender with the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, the team announced.
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  • The Chiefs' Tony Moeaki Wants You To Do Some NFL Draft Trolling

    The Chiefs' Tony Moeaki Wants You To Do Some NFL Draft Trolling

    deadspin.com Apr 25, 2013
    The Kansas City tight end would know about these things. He was drafted late in the third round, at the very end of the second day of the 2010 NFL draft, the first time it was extended to three days. Now he wants you to pass it on. [Twitter]Read more...
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  • Will Raiders, Chargers be involved in deals?

    Will Raiders, Chargers be involved in deals?

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    As the NFL draft approaches, there has been growing speculation that both the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers could be involved in trades early in the process. The Raiders have been receiving calls for the No. 3 pick and the pick is expected …
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  • Chiefs' intrigue will go the distance

    Chiefs' intrigue will go the distance

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    Eric Fisher? Luke Joeckel? The intrigue continues in Kansas City involving the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft. And the Chiefs aren’t telling. ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Chiefs have decided on who the pick will be. The genera
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  • Jags targeting Nassib or Barkley in round two

    Jags targeting Nassib or Barkley in round two

    profootballtalk.com Apr 25, 2013
    The Chiefs hold the first pick in the first round. Since the Jaguars had the same 2-14 record but lost the first overall pick due to tiebreakers, Jacksonville gets the first pick in round two. And while the Jags surely will entertain trade offers from t…
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  • Interviewer pranks NFL draft fans with fake prospect names (Vid…

    Interviewer pranks NFL draft fans with fake prospect names (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 25, 2013
    Look, at this point in the NFL draft preview coverage, we're all up to our eyeballs in speculation and prognostication, and we've lost sight of whether it's Keenan Allen or Allen Keenan or whether the Chiefs need a defensive tackle or an offensive tackl…
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  • Let's chat about the draft

    Let's chat about the draft

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    Please join me for our final pre-draft chat at 2 p.m. ET Thursday. The draft is almost here and let’s dash to the finish line. I’m looking forward to chatting with you.
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  • Video - Chargers Select D.J. Fluker 00:58

    Chargers Select D.J. Fluker

    Apr 25
    Bill Polian breaks down the Chargers' selection of D.J. Fluker.
  • Video - Raiders Select DJ Hayden 01:04

    Raiders Select DJ Hayden

    Apr 25
    Todd McShay breaks down the Raiders' selection of DJ Hayden.
  • Video - Oakland Raiders draft D.J. Hayden No. 12 01:39

    Oakland Raiders draft D.J. Hayden No. 12

    Apr 25
    The Oakland Raiders select former Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Chiefs Select Eric Fisher 00:43

    Chiefs Select Eric Fisher

    Apr 25
    Bill Polian breaks down the Chiefs' selection of Eric Fisher.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL draft -- First-round winners, losers

    Apr 25
    Quarterbacks and veteran left tackles took a hit in the first round, but things fell the Vikings' way, writes John Clayton.
  • 2013 NFL draft - Kansas City Chiefs make right move in picking Eric Fisher…

    Apr 25
    Chiefs value upside of Eric Fisher over big-school experience of Luke Joeckel.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 7.0

    Apr 25
    Stuff we're hearing as my final mock gets put to bed and the first round of the NFL Draft mercifully approaches: