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D.J. Smith's injury explains Brad Jones deal

D.J. Smith's injury explains Brad Jones deal

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 24, 2013
The Green Bay Packers indirectly answered one of our spring questions with a relatively surprising announcement Wednesday evening: They released linebacker D.J. Smith, a promising young player who started nine games over two seasons and was recovering f…
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  • Packers part ways with Brandon Saine

    Packers part ways with Brandon Saine

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    The Packers have waived running back Brandon Saine, Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Wednesday. The 24-year-old Saine appeared in six games for Green Bay in 2012. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Gree…
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  • Scouts Inc.'s 7-round mock: NFC North

    Scouts Inc.'s 7-round mock: NFC North

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    So what happens if three left tackles are among the first four picks of the 2013 draft? Our friends at Scouts Inc. addressed that scenario at the top of their annual seven-round -- yes, you read that right -- mock draft . The short explanation is that t…
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  • Vikings getting a lot of calls about their picks

    Vikings getting a lot of calls about their picks

    profootballtalk.com Apr 24, 2013
    In the old days, we’d say that the Vikings’ phone was ringing off the hook right now with teams looking to make a deal for one of their first-round picks. Fewer and fewer calls are placed to phones that actually have hooks, so it’s probably more apt
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  • BBAO: Lions' offseason arrest count at two

    BBAO: Lions' offseason arrest count at two

    ESPN.com Apr 24, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Not every arrest of an NFC North player merits a blog entry, and I haven't covered all of them this offseason. This week, however, we learned that the Detroit Lions' list of offseason arrests had grown to two, so I guess i…
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  • Video - Mayock Mock Draft:  Bears No. 20 02:17

    Mayock Mock Draft: Bears No. 20

    Apr 24
    Will the Chicago Bears replace linebacker Brian Urlacher with the 20th overall pick in the draft? Find out who Mike Mayock thinks the team should pick.
  • Video - Mayock Mock Draft: Vikings No. 25 00:30

    Mayock Mock Draft: Vikings No. 25

    Apr 24
    Mike Mayock reveals who he thinks the Minnesota Vikings will select with the 25th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
  • Video - Mayock Mock Draft:  Vikings No. 23 00:30

    Mayock Mock Draft: Vikings No. 23

    Apr 24
    Will the Minnesota Vikings look for to replace Percy Harvin early in the 2013 NFL Draft? Find out who Mike Mayock thinks the team will take with the 23rd overall pick.
  • Video - Mayock Mock Draft: Lions No. 5 00:27

    Mayock Mock Draft: Lions No. 5

    Apr 24
    Mike Maycok makes his fifth overall pick for the Detroit Lions in his 2013 mock draft.

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draft

    Apr 24
    Tackles and guards will take precedence over skill positions early in the draft, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: My 2013 Mock Draft

    Apr 24
    I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out. (Editor's Note: NFL Draft Liv…