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When is the 2018 NFL Draft? Date, time & live TV coverage from AT&T Stadium

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More than 250 new players will join the league in the 2018 NFL Draft in April. Some top college football players will be important additions for teams like the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants, as they look to rebuild for the future.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2018 NFL Draft, including order of picks and live TV coverage on ESPN.

Live coverage of Rounds 2 and 3 on April 27 (7 p.m. ET) will be shown on four networks: NFL Network, Fox, ESPN and ESPN2. Joel Klatt, Fox’s lead college football analyst, and Charles Davis will join NFL Network’s Peter Schrager and Chris Rose on the coverage.

For the first time, ABC will simulcast ESPN’s coverage of Rounds 4-7 on April 28 (noon ET). NFL Network will cover the later rounds, too. Fans also can also stream the action through NFL, Fox Sports and ESPN apps.

ESPN’s “College GameDay” will even put its college-themed twist on the draft Thursday and Friday. Rece Davis will be joined by “GameDay” regulars Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard behind the mic.

The 2017 first-round draft pick out of Alabama started 10 games as a rookie, tallying 72 tackles.

Jeter blinked first after reportedly telling Stanton that he’d force him to be on a watered-down rebuilding club for years if he didn’t accept a trade that the organization worked out as opposed to one to a team that he preferred.

The Yankees and Marlins completed a trade in December to move Stanton, who hit 59 homers and won the National League MVP last season, and ever since there’s been very little looking back other than continuing past friendships with former teammates.

“I follow whoever my friends are,” Stanton said. “I check out how they’re doing. I made sure to send notes when they’re doing well and keep ’em going.”

Come August, Stanton will have another reunion with his old club, one that probably will be more meaningful: The Yankees’ two games in Miami.

“It’ll be cool to see my guys (this week), but I think it’ll be a little bit different when I go to Miami,” he said.

Report: Daryl Worley Tased, Arrested by Police; Gun Recovered at the Scene

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Ex-Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Daryl Worley was reportedly tased and then arrested in Philadelphia early Sunday morning.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the incident occurred at 6 a.m. ET on Sunday after Worley “became combative with police.” Rapoport added that “Worley was found passed out inside a vehicle blocking a highway” and “a gun was recovered at the scene.”

Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the incident took place near the Eagles’ team facility.

The Eagles announced Worley has been released after the arrest.

The Redskins’ interior line took a hit with Spencer Long leaving in free agency (Jets), and guard Shawn Lauvao is unsigned. They should think defense with this pick if the player is right (Smith or Vea), but Daniels would be a fine player to line up in front of Alex Smith and also upgrade the run-blocking.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Huizenga passed away Friday after a battle with cancer.

Huizenga first bought a partial stake in the Dolphins in 1990, and bought control of the team from Joe Robbie in 1993.

He eventually brought baseball and hockey to the South Florida region as original owner of the Florida Marlins and Florida Panthers as well.

Even after he sold controling interest in the Dolphins in 2008 to Stephen Ross, he retained a small share of the team, a testament to his passion for the local sports scene.

During his career as a businessman, Huizenga launched three Fortune 500 companies — Waste Management, Blockbuster Entertainment and AutoNation.

Our thoughts are with the Huizenga family at this time.

McCourty continued: “I think it’s why I got involved in the Players Coalition and to have a presence. Obviously we don’t know all the information and we’re not the brightest people in the room, but I think because of our platform, we get to elevate all the people around us so we make sure everyone hears it.”

Prescott laments Bryant’s release: ‘Tough to see him go’

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has exchanged text messages with Dez Bryant since the wide receiver’s release from the franchise on Friday.

“It’s sad news. That’s a brother to me,” Prescott said from a women’s clinic he was hosting at Episcopal Parish School in Dallas. “Put the football stuff behind you, and what he meant to me as a person, what he meant to me as a brother, it’s tough to see him go. It shows you it’s a business. All it does is motivate me and puts all this in perspective. Just got to go to work.”

The Cardinals are a team to watch to make a move for a QB in the top five, but with the way things have shaken out in this mock, we still can attach them to Allen at No. 15. Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon were signed in free agency, but neither can be trusted as a solution beyond 2018. Allen needs a little time to hone his accuracy and mechanics to match his arm and athleticism. Arizona’s situation allows for that.

There’s no telling which statement will stick: the one where he said he’s retiring due to stress, one other saying “made ya look,” and the latest asking for a release from the team.

For now we’ll assume Incognito just did what he always does. He is messing with everyone’s collective heads.

By completing his third NFL season, Gurley is now eligible for a new contract under the league’s labor rules. The same goes for recently acquired cornerback Marcus Peters. Quarterback Jared Goff will be there during the 2019 offseason. And there’s safety Lamarcus Joyner, who signed his one-year, $11.3 million franchise tag Monday. The Rams now have until July 15 to reach agreement on a multiyear extension or are unable to negotiate with Joyner until the 2019 offseason.

It’s unknown whether the Rams ultimately will be willing or crafty enough under the salary cap to retain all of those players. But Gurley believes concentrating on team goals rather than individual paydays is the best approach for all Rams players to cash-in as the club tries to build upon last season’s first-round playoff appearance.

Broncos schedule 2018: Denver’s challenges start in own division

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Bottom line: Even if Case Keenum starts at quarterback and plays well for Denver in 2018, its schedule, combined with the talent in its own division, makes a playoff push doubtful. Before they even think about where they stand in the AFC with contenders like the Texans and Steelers on their schedule, the Broncos need to take care of their standing in the AFC West. Those six games will define Denver’s season. Record prediction: 7-9

Although Gronkowski has yet to commit to returning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported in February that he was expected to play in 2018.

After an injury-plagued 2016, Gronk appeared in 14 games last season and finished with 69 receptions for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns en route to his fifth Pro Bowl and fourth All-Pro First Team nod.

Gronk also appeared in all three of New England’s playoff games. However, a concussion forced him to leave the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With 474 catches for 7,179 yards and 76 touchdowns in his career through only eight seasons, the 28-year-old Gronkowski is already among the most productive tight ends in NFL history.

Belichick’s issues with trainer Alex Guerrero also factor into this, with Volin writing that Gronkowski is “openly feuding” with the New England head coach about his relationship with Guerrero. Gronk has taken Tom Brady‘s side when it comes to Guerrero, per Volin, crediting the trainer’s methods with helping him stay healthy last season — which came after a back injury cut his 2016 slate short.

The Bills can’t leave the first round without a quarterback; they have no long-term starter on the roster, and even their short-term options would be upgraded with the addition of a rookie. While some in Buffalo’s front office prefer Josh Rosen, Allen is more likely to be the pick.

Denver needs to continue to upgrade its offensive line, and Nelson is the draft’s best lineman. Nelson, along with last year’s first-round pick in Garett Bolles, can help give Case Keenum the protection he needs.

Five 2018 NFL preseason games actually worth watching

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The NFL released its preseason schedule Wednesday and there are actually a few games with some intrigue.

Sure, those first four games really don’t matter as a lot of the best players in the league elect to sit out to avoid additional wear and tear on their bodies, but there are going to be a lot of young quarterbacks looking to make their mark as well as veterans in new zip codes who want to give a preview of what’s to come.

Here are five games you should definitely not miss come August.

49ers vs. Colts, Week 3 — It’s Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Andrew Luck? Jacoby Brissett? It’s unclear who will be under center in Week 3 of the preseason for the Colts and that is important as well. If Luck is playing that week it is a very good sign for the Colts’ season. If he is not there will be near panic in Indianapolis. Whereas in San Francisco, Garoppolo should be hitting his stride and newly acquired cornerback Richard Sherman should be settling in as well.

Cowboys vs. Texans, Week 4 — This will probably the game you’ll see the most of Dak Prescott and Deshaun Watson at quarterback. Watson, of course, is coming off of a serious knee injury but he should be getting acclimated to the field once again by this point. As for Prescott, you won’t be able to tell much from his preseason performance because he’s so consistent, but the rivalry between Dallas and Texas will make this seem more like a regular-season game than some throwaway.

The owners put on a show of support and understanding. They undermine it exactly the same way others in society undermine it: the time-honored deflection of, “I agree with your point, but not with your method of making it.”

Simply put: The owners can’t pretend they don’t know why players were kneeling, and they can’t keep telling the lie that it was about anything other than the same issues that inspired Kraft to visit a prison and he and his son to write an op-ed.

If Kraft is powerful enough to bring eyeballs to Meek Mill’s sentencing, he’s powerful enough to end the blackballing of Kaepernick and Reid. He and the owners have chosen one, and not the other.

Yankees, Red Sox clear benches after Tyler Austin’s bad slide

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In perhaps the most anticlimactic standoff in the history of baseball’s greatest rivalry, absolutely nothing happened when the Red Sox and Yankees cleared their benches in the third inning Wednesday night.

Both team’s benches and bullpens emptied onto the field as quickly as possible and everyone got in each other’s faces.

Austin’s slide may not have been illegal but it didn’t seem particularly kosher, considering how the play wasn’t even close and he didn’t need to try to break up a double play.

Kevin Kolb, who had the most success of any quarterback in this class, received only six points. Russell’s pro day was the stuff of legend, with both draftniks and ex-pros alike raving about his future. Bucs coach Jon Gruden compared it to “Star Wars,” while ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. compared Russell’s athleticism to Elway’s. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he was sure Russell would turn into a great player, while Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw said Russell was a “pretty easy” choice for the Raiders with the first overall pick.

Others preferred Quinn, although he fell to the bottom of the first round before the Browns traded up to snatch him away with the 22nd pick. Polian raved about Quinn, dismissing a 58.0 completion percentage while noting that Quinn had no protection during his time at Notre Dame. Others disagreed, but Quinn certainly had his backers. McGinn asked 18 scouts if they would prefer to have Quinn or Rodgers, who had thrown only 31 passes with limited success over his first two seasons backing up Brett Favre in Green Bay. Just four of those 18 scouts chose Rodgers while 12 chose Quinn and two said it was too close to call.

The Lions placed the franchise tag on Ansah and he will earn $17.5 million this season if he plays under the tag. The Lions and Ansah have until July 16 to work out an extension.

Landry (6-3, 250) was limited to nine games as a senior at Boston College due to an ankle injury. He had 8.5 tackles for loss as a senior and 47.5 for his career, including 22 as a junior.

Trapasso’s predictions for the first three picks are USC quarterback Sam Darnold at No. 1 to the Browns, North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb at No. 2 to the Giants, and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield at No. 3 to the Jets.

Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst is also in Trapasso’s first round, at No. 22 to the Bills.

“The Bills add the best penetrating defensive tackle in the class to be the heir apparent to Kyle Williams,” Trapasso says. “GM Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott see a lot of Kawann Short in Hurst.”la_kings_008