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Defenderdawg : 4/15/2017 6:50 pm
Giants

Duggan NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017 preview: Rating the Giants' depth at every position
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/nfl_draft_2017_preview_assessing_the_giants_depth.html

Schwartz NYP: Giants loaded at these positions but still can find draft value
http://nypost.com/2017/04/15/giants-loaded-at-these-positions-but-still-can-find-draft-value/

Jeremiah/Brooks NFL.com: Perfect Pairs: Ideal top two draft picks for New York Giants
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000800226/article/perfect-pairs-ideal-top-two-draft-picks-for-new-york-giants

Traina B/R: NEW YORK GIANTS' TOP CANDIDATES FOR BREAKOUT SEASON IN 2017
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2702467-new-york-giants-top-candidates-for-breakout-season-in-2017

Traina Inside Football: Reader Mailbag: Countdown to the Draft Edition
https://insidefootball.com/archives/1938

QB

Leonard NYDN: Why Giants, Eli Manning need to resolve memorabilia lawsuit now
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-eli-manning-resolve-memorabilia-lawsuit-article-1.3055367

Whitehouse NYP: Eli Manning could dodge charges for alleged memorabilia scam
http://nypost.com/2017/04/14/eli-manning-could-dodge-charges-for-alleged-memorabilia-scam/

Schwartz NYP: Eli Manning too rich and ‘wholesome’ for helmet scam: Brandon Jacobs
http://nypost.com/2017/04/14/brandon-jacobs-says-eli-manning-doesnt-have-a-bad-bone-in-his-body/

WR

Carl Banks Q An inline TE who can attack the seam after play action seems to be a different kind of threat than Marshall?

Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII)
4/13/17, 12:05 AM
Interesting point u make..with the addition of BMarsh they need blocking TE more than receiving..imo

Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII)
4/13/17, 12:21 AM
Marshall is that guy.. there aren't enough balls for a "feature" TE.. if He plays from the slot on some downs he will be a problem

Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII)
4/13/17, 12:25 AM
You obviously haven't a fully acknowledged the diverse skillset of BMarsh

Carl Banks (@CarlBanksGIII)
4/13/17, 12:22 AM
TE is probably a 4th option with Marshalls versatility and size

TE

Kratch NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: If O.J. Howard is gone, what tight ends could fit Giants?
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2017/04/nfl_draft_2017_if_oj_howard_is_gone_what_tight_end.html

LT

Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit)
4/12/17, 11:21 AM
If the right LT falls to them in 1st or 2nd round, #Giants should pull the trigger. Flowers best hope is at RT.

Doug Farrar (@BR_DougFarrar)
4/12/17, 12:11 PM
How do Flowers liabilities--bad feet, balance, grabbiness--become less so on the right? Or is this just to get him off Manning's blind side?

Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly)
4/12/17, 1:31 PM
@BR_DougFarrar I wrote this about Ramczyk but it's true for all LT/RT - plus, being in the gun so much eliminates a "blind spot
"Quick Aside: Do not listen to those who say Ramczyk can be a successful right tackle but may struggle on the left side. Yes, protecting the quarterback’s blindside remains slightly more important than protecting the frontside, but the key is to just protect the quarterback in general. And never forget, Von Miller, JJ Watt, Khalil Mack and many other elite edge rushers all line up over the right tackle, if not move around to find the best matchup."
https://www.all22.com/nfl/oliver-connollys-nfl-draft-big-board-3-0-updated-top-75

C

Denver Post: Weston Richburg, Giants and former CSU Rams star, visits Texas boy with cancer
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/13/weston-richburg-visits-texas-boy-with-cancer/

DT

Smith PFF: HOW JOHNATHAN HANKINS’ DEPARTURE IMPACTS GIANTS’ DEFENSE
https://www.profootballfocus.com/pro-how-johnathan-hankins-departure-impacts-giants-run-defense/?utm_content=buffera867a& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=nfl

Traina Inside Football: What’s Next for the Giants Following the Departure of Johnathan Hankins
https://insidefootball.com/archives/1947?jps=full_post

RV SNY: Giants are set up well to deal with loss of Hankins
https://www.sny.tv/giants/news/giants-are-set-up-well-to-deal-with-loss-of-hankins/224069610

NFL

Myers NYDN: Opening Salvo: Smart money on Cowboys visiting Giants in Week 1
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/opening-salvo-smart-money-cowboys-visiting-giants-week-1-article-1.3058863?

Gosselin Talk of Fame: WHAT’S THE MEASURE OF AN NFL QUARTERBACK?
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/whats-the-measure-an-nfl-quarterback/

McCann SI.com: St. Louis sues the NFL: Where the Rams' relocation could go next in court
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/04/14/st-louis-nfl-lawsuit-rams-relocation?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

ATLANTA
Ledbetter AJC: Falcons plotting another move up in the draft?
"“I talked to an offensive line coach this week who said this is the worst offensive line class that he’s seen in 15 years,” Jeremiah said. “I started in ’03, I go back to there and it’s not a good group of offensive linemen.”
Alabama’s Cam Robinson, Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk, Utah’s Garett Bolles, Indiana’s Dan Feeney and Western Kentucky’s Forrest Lamp are considered the top offensive linemen in the draft.
The Falcons have heavily scouted Lamp and worked out Bolles in Salt Lake City.
“The offensive line depth in this draft probably isn’t as good as it has been,” said Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh’s vice president and general manager. “Traditionally, interior lineman, for whatever reason, guards and centers — there’s never a great number.”
http://www.myajc.com/sports/football/falcons-plotting-another-move-the-draft/PrbNLNFkliXxRN8Of2ZQrO/

Ledbetter AJC: Roddy White announces his retirement
http://www.ajc.com/sports/football/roddy-white-announces-his-retirement/xRH23O0lMad3iPfswYHvLO/

BALTIMORE
Downing Ravens.com: Pass Rusher Derek Barnett Could Slide To Ravens Like Terrell Suggs
http://baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Pass-Rusher-Derek-Barnett-Could-Slide-To-Ravens-Like-Terrell-Suggs/664c40fe-5f09-4a6b-a2fa-e160e2417e67

Hensley ESPN Baltimore: Jerraud Powers becomes third Ravens player to announce retirement
http://www.espn.com/blog/baltimore-ravens/post/_/id/35254/ravens-jerraud-powers-announces-his-retirement-after-eight-seasons

BUFFALO
Carucci Buffalo News: For McDermott's high-accountability approach to work, all of the Bills must be on board
http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/13/vic-carucci-mcdermotts-high-accountability-approach-work-bills-must-board/?utm_campaign=puma& utm_medium=social& utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1492189431

Carucci Buffalo News: Report: Bills' RFA Gillislee visits Patriots
http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/13/report-bills-rfa-gillislee-visits-patriots/?utm_campaign=puma& utm_medium=social& utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1492187164

Butler UPI: Buffalo Bills undecided on keeping Sammy Watkins past this season
http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NFL/2017/04/15/Buffalo-Bills-undecided-on-keeping-Sammy-Watkins-past-this-season/5591492265920/

CAROLINA
Rodrigue Charlotte Observer: To know Leonard Fournette, Panthers should start with New Orleans school that shaped him
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article144495899.html

CHICAGO
Biggs Chicago Tribune: Bears Q& A: Greatest needs in NFL draft, Jordan Howard's workload and more
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-mike-glennon-nfl-draft-bears-mailbag-20170412-story.html

Jahns Chicago Sun Times: Analysis: A look at the decisions Bears face with No. 3 pick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/analysis-a-look-at-the-decisions-bears-face-with-no-3-pick/amp/

Campbell Chicago Tribune: What Bears QB Mike Glennon said at Wrigley about recently throwing with teammates, the draft & offseason program
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-mike-glennon-cubs-pitch-offseason-20170414-story.html

Campbell Chicago Tribune: NFL draft position preview: Quarterbacks
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-bears-draft-preview-quarterbacks-spt-0416-20170415-story.html

Campbell Chicago Tribune: Bears re-sign linebacker Sam Acho
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-linebacker-sam-acho-resign-20170415-story.html

LeGere Chicago Daily Herald: Chicago Bears looking for Demps to be defensive anchor
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170414/sports/170419150/

CINCINNATI
Cosenza Cincy Jungle: Bengals “cheated” when it comes to national game exposure
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/4/15/15297776/bengals-cheated-national-game-exposure

Marcum Cincy Jungle: John Ross visiting Bengals; called best playmaker in draft by ESPN
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/4/13/15285772/john-ross-visiting-bengals-best-playmaker-draft-espn

Marcum Cincy Jungle: Offensive tackle Garett Bolles visiting Bengals
Could the Bengals actually spend another high pick on an offensive lineman? The team is taking a look at one of the draft’s best this weekend.
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/4/14/15302666/offensive-tackle-garett-bolles-visiting-bengals

Dehner Cin Enquirer: Bengals at 9: Barnett case of tape vs. talent
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/nfl/bengals/2017/04/14/bengals-9-barnett-case-tape-vs-talent/100471292/

CLEVELAND
Cabot Cleveland Plain Dealer: Hue Jackson is a Myles Garrett guy and other Browns buzz on the 'split' at No. 1
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/04/hue_jackson_is_a_myles_garrett.html

Labbe Cleveland Plain Dealer: NFL Network analyst says Browns passing on Myles Garrett at No. 1 'would be a huge mistake'
http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2017/04/nfl_network_analyst_says_brown_1.html

DALLAS
Williams Fort Worth Star Telegram: Draft countdown: Cowboys don’t hide interest in DE Charles Harris
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/nfl/dallas-cowboys/cowboys-corner-blog/article144723949.html

DENVER
Williams ESPN LA: Mike McCoy says he's a better coach after stint with Chargers
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/20069/mike-mccoy-says-hes-a-better-coach-after-stint-with-chargers

Jhabalva Denver Post: Trevor Siemian anticipated another QB battle this year. Here’s why.
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/13/trevor-siemian-broncos-qb-competition/

Jhabalva Denver Post: Paxton Lynch is out for his third and biggest NFL victory: the Broncos’ starting QB job
http://www.denverpost.com/?p=2615518

Wolfe Denver Post: 2017 NFL draft’s secondary breakdown: rankings, sleepers and Broncos plan to keep the defense great
Expect the Broncos to add a rookie to this group, particularly at cornerbac
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/12/2017-nfl-drafts-secondary-breakdown-rankings-sleepers/

DETROIT
Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions' new uniforms include throwback, Color Rush jerseys
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/13/detroit-lions-new-uniforms/100446496/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Toledo RB Kareem Hunt 'a great fit' for Detroit Lions
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/13/kareem-hunt-2017-nfl-draft/100409028/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn determined to get faster on defense in NFL draft
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/14/detroit-lions-draft-needs/100459598/

Birkett Detroit Free Press: Report: Detroit Lions host Alabama LB Reuben Foster on pre-draft visit
http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/04/14/reuben-foster-detroit-lions-nfl-draft-visit/100488810/

GREEN BAY

HOUSTON
McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans will draft a QB and a right tackle, but when is the question
http://chron.com/sports/columnists/mcclain/article/Texans-will-draft-a-QB-and-a-right-tackle-but-11074212.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Wyoming TE, Grambling WR, Old Dominion DL visit Texans
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Wyoming-TE-Grambling-WR-Old-Dominion-DL-visit-11073936.php

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Texans meet with All-American Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-meet-with-Wisconsin-tackle-Ryan-Ramczyk-11073359.php

McClain Houston Chronicle: Texans exercise fifth-year option on Jadeveon Clowney's contract
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-exercise-fifth-year-option-Jadeveon-Clowney-11074008.php

INDIANAPOLIS
Bowen Colts.com: Big Man Johnathan Hankins Gives Colts Vital Anchor On Defense
http://colts.com/news/article-1/Big-Man-Johnathan-Hankins-Gives-Colts-Vital-Anchor-On-Defense/630042b8-21a7-4a34-ba92-4a9342810a0e

Holder Ind Star: Insider: For Colts and Johnathan Hankins, the wait was worth it
http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2017/04/14/insider-colts-and-johnathan-hankins-wait-worth/100463576/

Wells ESPN Ind: Colts needed Johnathan Hankins as much as he needed them
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/235415/colts-needed-johnathan-hankins-as-much-as-he-needed-them

Stampede Blue: Analysis of Johnathan Hankins
http://www.stampedeblue.com/2017/4/13/15293004/analysis-of-johnathan-hankins

JACKSONVILLE
Frenette Fla Times Union: Tom Coughlin upgrading Jaguars by multiple subtractions
http://jacksonville.com/sports/columnists/gene-frenette/2017-04-14/gene-frenette-tom-coughlin-upgrading-jaguars-multiple

Frenette Fla Times Union: Jaguars need defensive force like Campbell to spur turnaround
http://jacksonville.com/sports/columnists/gene-frenette/2017-04-15/gene-frenette-jaguars-need-defensive-force-campbell-spur

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Williams ESPN LA: Max Tuerk working to earn starting job in second season with Chargers
http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-chargers/post/_/id/20065/max-tuerk-working-to-earn-starting-job-in-second-season-with-chargers

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Klein LA Times: Rams mailbag: NFL draft, position switches, Monty Python and missing socks
http://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/la-sp-rams-mailbag-nfl-20170414-story.html

MIAMI
Beasley Miami Herald: Can the Dolphins expect to draft an impact player in the early 20s? Eh, maybe, history says
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article144641094.html

Salguero Miami Herald: Why hiring Joe Vitt as a consultant is good for Adam Gase, the Miami Dolphins
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article144601034.html

Jackson Miami Herald: Dolphins summon well-regarded cornerback for meeting with coaches, executives
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article144616814.html

Jackson Miami Herald: Dolphins bring in a talented young safety on Friday
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article144709489.html

MINNESOTA
Tomasson Twincities.com: Vikings DE Brian Robison expects to retire after 2018 season
http://www.twincities.com/2017/04/14/vikings-de-brian-robison-expects-to-retire-after-2018-season/

NEW ENGLAND
Welch CNBC: Bill Belichick reveals his 5 rules of exceptional leadership
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/13/bill-belichick-leadership-rules.html

Reiss ESPN Boston: Bill Belichick: Every coach on Patriots staff is like a head coach
http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4802521/bill-belichick-every-coach-on-patriots-staff-is-like-a-head-coach

Kelly Sun Sentinel: Patriots host Dolphins RB Damien Williams on a free-agent visit
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-damien-williams-20170413-story.html

McBride Boston Globe: The Patriots offensive line was a strength in 2016, but there is room to add depth.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/patriots/2017/04/13/patriots-line-quickly-got-straightened-out/HesABS3vn6MVBMFpcGDPOK/story.html

Daniels Providence Journal: Patriots Draft Preview: Linebackers could use upgrade
http://www.providencejournal.com/sports/20170414/patriots-draft-preview-linebackers-could-use-upgrade

Reiss ESPN Boston: Patriots and soon-to-be-released Jason McCourty seem like an obvious match
http://www.espn.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4802510/patriots-and-soon-to-be-released-jason-mccourty-seem-like-an-obvious-match

Kurkjian Boston Herald: Patriots draft series: Iowa's Desmond King could provide help at slot corner
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/the_blitz/2017/04/patriots_draft_series_iowas_desmond_king_could_provide_help_at

NEW ORLEANS
Underhill NO Advocate: Thoughts on Adrian Peterson, Reuben Foster, draft picks, more
http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_1c43fee8-2136-11e7-b5ae-13718fd75a9e.html

Teope Nola.com: LSU's Leonard Fournette, Duke Riley among attendees at Saints local Pro Day: sources
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/04/lsus_leonard_fournette_duke_ri.html

Teope Nola.com: Saints representatives had dinner with Ben Braden before Michigan's Pro Day: source
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/04/saints_representatives_had_din.html

Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill)
4/13/17, 12:24 AM
The Saints also had Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham in today, I’m told. They’ve shown a lot of interest in him throughout the process.

Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill)
4/13/17, 12:05 AM
I’m told UCLA DE Takkarist McKinley also visited the Saints today along with Alabama LB Reuben Foster.

Teope Nola.com: Saints hosted Colorado's Ahkello Witherspoon on predraft visit: source
http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/04/saints_hosted_colorados_ahkell.html

NEW YORK JETS
Mehta NYDN: Mehta's Jets Mailbag: Why Gang Green cut Brandon Marshall
"The Jets would have dealt Marshall before the trade deadline, but they didn’t receive any offers that they believed made sense. By the end of the season, it was abundantly clear that no team was going to trade for him given that much of the free world knew that the Jets were going to cut the cord.
Know this: Nobody wanted to win more than Marshall in the Jets locker room the past two years. The man prepares like a pro. He’s disciplined. He cares. The biggest adjustment that Marshall must make this season with the Giants is conveying his frustration in a more constructive manner. Sometimes it makes sense to take 24 hours to cool off. Marshall admitted as much in the wake of flare-ups during the Jets’ miserable 2016 season.
For all the criticism that Marshall received in his previous stops, the Jets made the right move trading for him a couple years ago. He was a net positive. But it was obvious that the time had come for the Jets to clear the path for their promising young receivers."
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/mehta-jets-mailbag-gang-green-cut-brandon-marshall-article-1.3046702?

Costello NYP: Why trading Sheldon Richardson will be so difficult for Jets
http://nypost.com/2017/04/13/why-trading-sheldon-richardson-will-be-so-difficult-for-jets/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow& utm_source=NYPTwitter& utm_medium=SocialFlow& sr_share=twitter

OAKLAND
Wickersham ESPN: How Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis -- with a little luck, his own brand of genius and an assist from Jerry Jones -- outflanked power brokers to put the Raiders in Las Vegas.
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/19143486/the-story-how-owner-mark-davis-moved-raiders-las-vegas

Dahlburg AP LV Sun: NFL still doesn’t get Las Vegas, even with Raiders
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/apr/15/column-nfl-still-doesnt-get-las-vegas-even-with-ra/

Mano SJ Mercury News: John Madden trashes Raiders relocation: ‘Really bothers me’
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/12/john-madden-trashes-raiders-relocation-really-bothers-me/

Tafur SF Chronicle: Raiders, Marshawn Lynch closer but not there yet
http://sfgate.com/raiders/article/Raiders-Lynch-agree-to-terms-11074137.php

McDonald SJ Mercury News: Marshawn Lynch contract with Raiders not done deal
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/14/marshawn-lynch-agrees-to-contract-with-raiders/

Burke SI.com: Marshawn Lynch's Oakland homecoming may not meet the hype, but he'd still help the Raiders
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/04/14/marshawn-lynch-raiders-seahawks-retirement?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

Paskat Raiders.com: After Year Spent On Practice Squad, Jaydon Mickens Ready For Next Step In 2017
http://raiders.com/news/article-1/After-Year-Spent-On-Practice-Squad-Jaydon-Mickens-Ready-For-Next-Step-In-2017/18dd1cf9-45df-43b8-b75a-8a3da3593a17

PHILADELPHIA
McLane Phil.com: With Fletcher Cox, Eagles GM Howie Roseman struck gold in 2012 draft
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Philadelphia_Eagles_Fletcher_Cox_Howie_Roseman_2012_draft.html

McLane Phil.com: Eagles' 2013 draft was solid - for a while
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Howie_Roseman_Philadelphia_Eagles_2013_NFL_draft_Lane_Johnson.html

Lombardo NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: Top players Christian McCaffrey, Corey Davis, Marshon Lattimore on Eagles' Big Board?
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/04/nfl_draft_2017_top_players_christian_mccaffrey_cor.html

PITTSBURGH
Dulac Pitt Post Gazette: Art Rooney II recalls family vacations, station wagon rides with Dad
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/04/15/dan-rooney-death-art-rooney-ii-steelers-owner-nfl-pittsburgh/stories/201704150118?utm_campaign=Echobox& utm_medium=Social& utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1492270763

SAN FRANCISCO
Branch SF Chronicle: GM John Lynch affirms 49ers willing to deal No. 2 overall pick
http://sfgate.com/49ers/article/Now-hear-this-again-Lynch-reiterates-11069672.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop

Mano SJ Mercury News: Colin Kaepernick’s No. 7 will be used next season by a 49ers QB
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/12/colin-kaepernicks-no-7-will-be-used-next-season-by-a-49ers-qb/

Branch SF Chronicle: 49ers’ John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan seeking more from Carlos Hyde
http://sfgate.com/49ers/article/49ers-Lynch-Shanahan-seeking-more-from-RB-Hyde-11072224.php?

Williams NBC Bay Area: Safety or Cornerback? Ward's Versatility Intrigues 49ers
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Safety-or-Corner-Wards-Versatility-Intrigues-49ers-419479153.html

SEATTLE
Klemko MMQB: Cyril Grayson Sprints Into the Unknown
A track star with a quixotic NFL dream, Cyril Grayson talked his way into LSU’s pro day. Two days later he was a Seattle Seahawk
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/04/14/seahawks-sign-lsu-sprinter-cyril-grayson-wide-receiver

Cohen Seattle PI: Seahawks officially sign former top pick Dion Jordan
http://seattlepi.com/sports/football/article/Seahawks-sign-former-top-pick-Dion-Jordan-11074161.php

TAMPA BAY
Stroud Tampa Bay Times: Truth and lies: Tales of the Bucs in the NFL Draft
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/truth-and-lies-tales-of-the-bucs-in-the-nfl-draft/2320374?utm_source=dlvr.it& utm_medium=twitter

Stroud Tampa Bay Times: Bucs boon? Exposure on 'Hard Knocks' not always the negative kind
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/bucs-boon-exposure-on-hard-knocks-not-always-the-negative-kind/2319628

TENNESSEE
Rexrode The Tennessean: Richard Sherman to the Titans? Sure, if your goal is a media circus
http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2017/04/14/rexrode-richard-sherman-titans-sure-if-your-goal-media-circus/100471104/

WASHINGTON
Steinberg Wash Post: Kirk Cousins: Redskins could make me an offer that shows they’re committed
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/04/12/kirk-cousins-redskins-could-make-me-an-offer-that-shows-theyre-committed/?tid=sm_tw_ps& tid=sm_tw_ps& utm_term=.20867676ea89

Testfatsion Wash Post: Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy loses appeal, will be suspended four games
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/04/14/redskins-linebacker-trent-murphy-loses-appeal-will-be-suspended-four-games/?utm_term=.7fa46aca6661& tid=sm_tw_ps

NFL Draft

Miller B/R: MATT MILLER'S SCOUTING NOTEBOOK: LATEST ON QBS, NEW 2-ROUND MOCK DRAFT AND MORE
Updated 2-Round Mock Draft
"Round/Pick
23. New York Giants
QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
55. New York Giants
LB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State"
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2703486-matt-millers-scouting-notebook-latest-on-qbs-new-2-round-mock-draft-and-more

Jeremiah/Brooks NFL.com: MTS notebook: John Lynch to follow Bucs blueprint with 49ers?
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000800120/article/mts-notebook-john-lynch-to-follow-bucs-blueprint-with-49ers?campaign=tw-cf-sf70712787-sf70712787

Burke SI.com: If the Browns shock the NFL draft with their No. 1 pick, what happens next?
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/04/14/nfl-draft-browns-first-pick-round-1-rumors?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

Rang CBS Sports: NFL Draft Big Board: Medical re-checks pivotal for John Ross, Reuben Foster
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/nfl-draft-big-board-medical-re-checks-pivotal-for-john-ross-reuben-foster/

Reuter NFL.com: Chad Reuter 6-round mock draft: Browns take Trubisky No. 1
23. Ryan Ramczyk LT 55. Chris Wormley DT Michigan 87. Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech 140. Brad Kaaya QB Miami 167. Richie Brown LB Mississippi State 207. Rashaad Coward DT Old Dominion"
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000799773/article/chad-reuter-6round-mock-draft-browns-take-trubisky-no-1?campaign=tw-nf-sf70555912-sf70555912

McClain/Wilson Houston Chronicle: John McClain and Aaron Wilson's NFL mock draft 6.0
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texans/article/John-McClain-and-Aaron-Wilson-s-NFL-mock-draft-6-0-11075014.php?cmpid=twitter-premium

QB
Benoit MMQB: Draft Analysis: Where the Quarterbacks Should Go
There are intriguing prospects but no sure things in the 2017 QB class. We project the best pro systems and NFL teams for this year’s top passers
http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/04/12/2017-draft-quarterback-class-best-nfl-teams?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

Burke SI.com: Why Deshaun Watson is the easiest call in an NFL draft filled with questionable QBs
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/04/13/deshaun-watson-nfl-draft-top-quarterbacks?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

RB
Thamel SI.com: Leonard Fournette is out to save his city, his position and his future NFL team
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/04/11/leonard-fournette-nfl-draft-lsu-new-orleans?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

Cincy Jungle: Scouting Kareem Hunt: A smart, elusive runner
http://www.cincyjungle.com/2017/4/15/15310504/scouting-kareem-hunt-smart-elusive-runner?utm_campaign=cincyjungle& utm_content=chorus& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter

WR
Reuter NFL.com: 2017 NFL Draft: 40 king John Ross headlines intriguing WR class
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000799096/article/2017-nfl-draft-40-king-john-ross-headlines-intriguing-wr-class?campaign=tw-nf-sf69841249-sf69841249

Edholm Yahoo Sports: NFL draft profile: No. 13 — Western Michigan WR Corey Davis, health question but terrific talent
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl-draft-profile-no-13-western-michigan-wr-corey-davis-health-question-terrific-talent-200938010.html

Schnell SI.com: JuJu Smith-Schuster showing off his skills and his personality ahead of NFL draft
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/04/14/juju-smith-schuster-2017-nfl-draft?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: TANNER GENTRY, WR, WYOMING
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-tanner-gentry-wr-wyoming/?utm_content=buffer04f40& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=college

PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: ARDARIUS STEWART, WR, ALABAMA
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-ardarius-stewart-wr-alabama/?utm_content=bufferab856& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=nfl

Wilson Houston Chronicle: Oklahoma State WR, Port Arthur native Jhajuan Seales making NFL bid
http://chron.com/sports/texans/article/Oklahoma-State-WR-Port-Arthur-native-Jhajuan-11070028.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop

TE
Jones SI.com: How O.J. Howard went from an underutilized TE at Alabama to a likely first-round draft pick
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/04/13/oj-howard-alabama-2017-nfl-draft?xid=socialflow_twitter_si

G
Eckel NJ.com: NFL Draft 2017: How scouts rank the top 10 guards/centers
http://www.nj.com/eagles/index.ssf/2017/04/nfl_draft_2017_how_scouts_rank_the_top_10_guards.html

PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: TAYLOR MOTON, G, WESTERN MICHIGAN
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-taylor-moton-g-western-michigan/?utm_content=buffer4f0ce& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=college

NT
PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: STEVIE TU’IKOLOVATU, DI, USC
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-stevie-tuikolovatu-di-usc/?utm_content=buffer39546& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=college

DT
Solari Detroit Free Press: NFL Network draft analyst: 'No effort' from MSU's Malik McDowell
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/sports/college/msu/football/2017/04/12/malik-mcdowell-michigan-state-nfl-draft/100400702/

Walter Football: Scouting report on Michigan State DL Malik McDowell
http://www.walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2017mmcdowell.php

Kapadia ESPN Seattle: Washington's Elijah Qualls survived 'pitbull block,' family turmoil in pursuit of NFL
http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/235224/washingtons-elijah-qualls-escaped-drugs-violence-for-chance-at-nfl

DE
Miller B/R: NFL DRAFT 400: RANKING THE DRAFT'S TOP EDGE-RUSHERS
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2687983-nfl-draft-400-ranking-the-drafts-top-edge-rushers?utm_source=twitter.com& utm_medium=referral& utm_campaign=programming-national

Burke SI.com: 2017 NFL draft prospect countdown, No. 6: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
https://www.si.com/nfl/2017-nfl-draft-big-board-prospect-scouting-reports?xid=socialflow_twitter_si#nfl/2017/04/14/solomon-thomas-nfl-draft-scouting-report

PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: TARELL BASHAM, EDGE, OHIO
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-tarell-basham-edge-ohio/?utm_content=buffer32afb& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=college

PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: DEREK RIVERS, EDGE, YOUNGSTOWN STATE
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-derek-rivers-edge-youngstown-state/?utm_content=buffer15b01& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=college

LB
Miller B/R: NFL DRAFT 400: RANKING THE DRAFT'S TOP LINEBACKERS
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2687982-nfl-draft-400-ranking-the-drafts-top-linebackers

Walter Football: Just posted: Tim Williams Scouting Report
http://walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2017twilliams.php

Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler)
4/12/17, 10:38 PM
Jarrad Davis is a 1st round player, IMO. All the physical and mental traits are there for him to start early as a pro - if he stays healthy

Paul Domowitch (@pdomo)
4/15/17, 11:07 AM
NFLN's Mike Mayock on Alabama 'backer Reuben Foster: "He had the best LB tape I've seen since Luke Kuechly.

CB
La Canfora CBS Sports: NFL Draft 2017: You could say Ohio State corner Gareon Conley has situation covered
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/news/nfl-draft-2017-you-could-say-ohio-state-corner-gareon-conley-has-situation-covered/

S
PFF: PFF SCOUTING REPORT: JUSTIN EVANS, S, TEXAS A& M
https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-justin-evans-s-texas-am/?utm_content=buffera51c8& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=college

PK
Wolfe State Press: Former ASU kicker Zane Gonzalez should continue his success in the NFL
http://www.statepress.com/article/2017/04/spopinion-former-asu-kicker-zane-gonzalez-should-continue-his-success-in-the-nfl

History

King SI.com: Dan Rooney: For the Good of His Team, and the Game
Universally respected in NFL circles, beloved by players and fans, Steelers boss Dan Rooney leaves a legacy of principled ownership and simple integrity. As six Lombardi Trophies attest, that's a pretty good way to win
https://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/04/13/dan-rooney-steelers-obit

Collier Pitt Post Gazette: Dan Rooney lived his life with powerful humility
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/gene-collier/2017/04/14/dan-rooney-death-pittsburgh-steelers-legacy-gene-collier/stories/201704140114

Bouchette Pitt Post Gazette: Joe Greene mourns Dan Rooney: 'A special person'
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/04/13/dan-rooney-dies-joe-greene-rememberance-steelers-legacy/stories/201704130197

Gosselin Talk Of Fame: A GOOD-BYE TO “MR. ROONEY”
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/18719-2/

Banks Patriots.com: Oral history of the 1967 NFL Draft: The year Steve Spurrier was the draft's No. 1 quarterback
http://www.patriots.com/news/2017/04/13/oral-history-1967-nfl-draft-year-steve-spurrier-was-drafts-no-1-quarterback

Benjamin CBS Sports.com: From Lou Groza to Kurt Warner: The NFL's top 10 undrafted players of all time
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/from-lou-groza-to-kurt-warner-the-nfls-top-10-undrafted-players-of-all-time/

Waldman RSP: A Film Breakdown of RB Jim Brown--No Runways needed here
https://mattwaldmanrsp.com/2013/02/17/forget-leon-sandcastle/?utm_content=bufferba922& utm_medium=social& utm_source=twitter.com& utm_campaign=buffer

Pompei The Athletic: After missing out on Super Bowl XX, Terry Schmidt found a new purpose in life
https://theathletic.com/52678/2017/04/14/after-missing-out-on-super-bowl-xx-terry-schmidt-found-a-new-purpose-in-life/

Gosselin Talk Of Fame: ALL-TIME SOUTHERN CAL NFL TEAM
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/all-time-southern-cal-nfl-team/

Gosselin Talk of Fame: HEISMAN WINNER CARSON PALMER, HOF RECEIVER LYNN SWANN EXPLAIN WHY THE NFL LOVES USC
http://www.talkoffamenetwork.com/heisman-winner-carson-palmer-hof-receiver-lynn-swann-explain-why-the-nfl-still-loves-usc/

Giants Birthdays 4-15

Mark Ellison G D11-Dayton 1971 NYG 1972-1973 4-15-1948
Jason Sehorn RCB/LCB D2-USC 1994 NYG 1994-2002 4-15-1971
Phillipi Sparks LCB/RCB/FS D2-Arizona State 1992 NYG 1992-1999 4-15-1969
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