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2019 NFL draft: TV channels and start times for all seven rounds

The first round of the 2019 NFL draft gets underway Thursday at 8 p.m. ET (on ABC, ESPN, NFL Network), with the Arizona Cardinals on the clock.

        

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Ben Roethlisberger agrees to extension with Steelers, will stay in Pittsburgh through 2021

Pittsburgh Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agree to new contract that runs through 2021 season.

        

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Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press

Kelly Stafford, wife of Lions QB Matt Stafford, hospitalized again after brain surgery

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Lions QB Matthew Stafford, is back in the hospital days after brain surgery, but she hopes it's just an overnight stay.

        

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Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill won't face charges in child abuse investigation

District Attorney Stephen Howe said he believed a crime "has occurred" but the evidence does not make it clear who the perpetrator was.

        

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Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY

Five NFL draft prospects who could surprise as first-round picks

The first round of the NFL draft regularly features a few surprise names, and these players could turn heads if they get the call on Thursday.

        

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Redskins looking to trade up for Daniel Jones, per report

Reports are flying around like crazy that the Washington Redskins are looking to move up in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft Thursday evening. There were previous suggestions out there that Washington had preliminary discussions about trading up to the No. 3 overall spot with the New York Jets. Now according to former NFL front office personnel man, Greg Gabriel, the move up could be for none other than Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. That sound you hear is Redskins fans in D.C. weeping...

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Dan Snyder has 'taken over the first round' Redskins' draft

Whoa, buddy. Washington Redskins fans better hold onto their butts, because according to a report, owner Daniel Snyder has “taken over the first round of the draft.” Grant Paulsen of The Athletic shared this information on Wednesday, noting that the last time Snyder took over like this he traded two future first-round picks and a second-round pick to move up for Robert Griffin III. This neatly ties into another report that surfaced Wednesday. It indicates Washington is very strongly...

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NFL warns Tom Coughlin about nature of ‘voluntary’ workouts

The NFL has sent a letter to Jacksonville Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin warning him over his inflammatory remarks last week concerning players who were absent from the team’s voluntary workouts. A source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano on Wednesday that while Coughlin will not be fined, the letter clarified that future comments of such nature could expose the Jaguars to discipline in either the form of fines or the loss of OTA practice days. The drama...

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Steelers are taking a big risk with Ben Roethlisberger contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers are extending Ben Roethlisberger’s contract, one year before the current deal was set to expire. Roethlisberger, who just turned 37, has openly pondered retirement in the past and said he does not know how long he will play. He’s now the last man standing in Pittsburgh, with Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell gone. Pittsburgh is putting faith that Big Ben will age like Tom Brady and Drew Brees have recently, because this year was already under contract and the...

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Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger agree to three-year extension

The Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger have agreed to a three-year contract extension, according to Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette (on Twitter). The new pact will keep Big Ben in place through the 2021 season. Prior to the new deal, 2019 was set to be the walk year for Big Ben. Now, he has a contract that should take him through the end of his career. Whether Roethlisberger is a good teammate or not has been a hot topic of late, but his on-field production continues to be top-notch, as he set...

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Report: Broncos listening to Chris Harris trade offers

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris demanded a trade on Tuesday, upset about a lack of progress on any long-term contract negotiations. On Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reported the Broncos are listening to trade offers for Harris. She said that teams were already interested in Harris before his trade demand, but noted “Elway won’t give him away” and that “any offer would have to be reflective of his value.” Harris is valuable, to be sure. He’s been consistently...

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Redskins reportedly targeting Dwayne Haskins

When the NFL draft gets underway on Thursday, there could be as many as four quarterbacks taken in the first round, and the Redskins have their sights set on one of them. According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Washington is targeting Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten title this past season and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting after throwing for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns. The Redskins managed to bring in Case Keenum via trade this...

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Report: Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers close to finalizing contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers have no intention of allowing Ben Roethlisberger to play out the final year of his contract in 2019, and they appear to be on the verge of signing the Pro Bowl quarterback to a contract extension. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Roethlisberger and the Steelers have made “significant progress” on a new deal and could finalize it as soon as Wednesday. Roethlisberger is entering the final year of a four-year, $87.4 million contract he signed during the 2015...

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Packers 2018 draft pick on absence from team: ‘My life was on the line’

Cole Madison, a Packers fifth-round pick last spring, said he needed a year away to focus on “mental health” without distractions of football.

        

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Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY

NFC team needs: Giants, Redskins could be eyeing QB early in NFL draft

The Cardinals aren't the only NFC team who could consider picking a quarterback early in the NFL draft, as the Giants and Redskins also have questions.

        

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Tom Schad, USA TODAY

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch 'not planning to play football again,' per report

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is "not planning to play football again," according to ESPN.

        

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Nate Davis, USA TODAY

NFL mock draft 2019: Will Cardinals pull trigger on Kyler Murray at No. 1?

With the 2019 NFL draft just a day away, USA TODAY Sports gives its latest look at the first round, starting with the Cardinals at No. 1.

        

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Ezekiel Elliott has new 'Zombie Zeke' tattoo on leg

Ezekiel Elliott without question has a great fondness for tattoos, and his most recent batch of body ink arguably suggests he may be a fan of “Game of Thrones.” The Dallas Cowboys running back showcased the new quasi-self-portrait tattoo while appearing at Von Miller’s charity event last weekend. Located on his lower right leg, Elliott’s “Zombie Zeke” tattoo depicts himself with pupil-less, dead eyes and a crown atop his head. Without getting too deep into “Game of Thrones”...

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Seahawks trade Frank Clark to Chiefs

On Tuesday, the Seahawks agreed to trade Frank Clark to the Chiefs. When finalized, the deal will send Clark and a third-round choice (No. 84 overall) to the Seahawks for the No. 29 pick, No. 92 pick and the lower of the Chiefs’ 2020 second-rounders. The Seahawks originally cuffed Clark with a franchise tag for 2019, but the defensive end was unwilling to play under the terms of the one-year tender. Ultimately, Clark got his way with a massive long-term extension. The Chiefs have agreed to...

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Frank Clark rips Seahawks after being traded to Chiefs

The Seattle Seahawks traded Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday, and the star pass-rusher has made it clear he is unhappy with the way his former team handled the situation. Not long after the blockbuster trade was completed, Clark shared his thoughts with ESPN’s Josina Anderson. While he insists he understands the business side of the NFL, he also said the Seahawks “used me for everything I had.” After acquiring him for a first-round pick this year and second-round pick...

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