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Apr
30

Dolphins draft WR Waddle with sixth overall pick

The Miami Dolphins selected Alabama wide receiver JAYLEN WADDLE with the sixth overall pick on Thursday night, reuniting him with former college quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA. Waddle played just four games forMore Alabama in 2020 before suffering a broken ankle and missing much of the season. Waddle returned to play in the national championship game and is now headed for a reunion with Tagovailoa in Miami. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Apr
30

Bengals select WR Chase with fifth overall pick

The Cincinnati Bengals used the fifth overall pick on Thursday night to make LSU wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE the first wideout off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft. Chase is reunited with his college quarterback, JOE BURROW, who was the Bengals’ top overall pick in last year’s draft.

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

Apr
30

Eagles move up to draft WR Smith

The Philadelphia Eagles traded with the Dallas Cowboys to move up two spots and select Alabama wide receiver DEVONTA SMITH in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on ThursdayMore night. Some teams were concerned about Smith’s smaller size, but the Eagles were pleased to add the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner to their wide receiving corps. Smith is said to be one of the best route-runners in the draft, in addition to being an explosive playmaker. Less

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Apr
30

QB Jones slips to Patriots in first round

The New England Patriots selected their quarterback of the future when MAC JONES was available at the 15th overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Jones wasMore rumored to be headed to San Francisco with the third overall pick, but the 49ers raised some eyebrows by selecting North Dakota State quarterback TREY LANCE instead. Jones is now set to join a quarterback room in New England that includes CAM NEWTON, JARRETT STIDHAM, and JAKE DOLEGALA. Less

Source: New England Sports Network

Apr
30

Falcons make NFL Draft history, select TE Pitts fourth overall

The Atlanta Falcons used the fourth overall pick in Thursday night’s opening round of the 2021 NFL Draft to select Florida tight end KYLE PITTS. With the selection, Pitts became theMore earliest tight end selected in NFL draft history. Pitts will join HAYDEN HURST, JAEDEN GRAHAM, and blocking specialist LEE SMITH in the Falcons’ tight end room. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Apr
30

Bears trade up to draft QB Fields

The Chicago Bears drafted Ohio State quarterback JUSTIN FIELDS after trading with the New York Giants and moving up from No. 20 to No. 11 in the first round of theMore 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Bears sent the Giants their first-round picks this year and next, plus a fourth-round pick in 2022 and a fifth-round pick in 2021. The last time the Bears traded up to select a quarterback in the first-round, they ended up with MITCH TRUBISKY. Fantasy owners and Bears fans are hoping for a better result this time around. Less

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Apr
30

49ers end the suspense, select QB Lance with third overall pick

After weeks of anticipation and speculation, the San Francisco 49ers selected North Dakota State quarterback TREY LANCE with the third overall pick in last night’s NFL Draft. Lance is considered aMore dual-threat quarterback with a strong arm. The 49ers were closely linked to quarterback MAC JONES, but Lance was the pick on Thursday night. Less

Source: Team Website

Apr
30

Steelers make Harris first RB selected in 2021 NFL Draft

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Alabama running back NAJEE HARRIS with the 24th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft last night. Harris was the first running back selected in the draft,More and the Steelers are hoping that he can help to improve a running game that ranked 32nd in the NFL last season. Less

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune

Apr
30

Jaguars add QB Lawrence, RB Etienne in first round of NFL Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars officially made quarterback TREVOR LAWRENCE the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night. Later in the first round, the Jaguars added Lawrence’s college teammate byMore selecting running back TRAVIS ETIENNE with the 25th overall pick. The duo became the first QB/RB pairing from a single school ever drafted by the same team in the first round of an NFL Draft in the common era. Less

Source: Team Blog

Apr
30

Disgruntled Rodgers ready to leave Packers?

Reigning MVP quarterback AARON RODGERS is so unhappy with the Green Bay Packers that he has reportedly told some within the organization that he does not want to return to theMore team. News of Rodgers’ displeasure broke shortly before the opening round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday, leading to speculation that a trade could be in the works. While a trade did not materialize on draft night, the situation between Rodgers and the Packers appears to be far from over. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Apr
29

Falcons keeping options open with fourth overall pick

Atlanta first-year GM Terry Fontenot said on Wednesday that the Falcons are keeping all options open for tonight’s opening round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Falcons hold the fourth overallMore pick and have several needs to fill. Fontenot said that the team has gone through all the scenarios, which presumably include drafting a quarterback, selecting tight end KYLE PITTS, or trading back with another team looking to move up. By this time tomorrow, the mystery will be solved. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Apr
29

Seahawks and QB Wilson “in a fantastic place”

Seattle GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll said this week that the Seahawks and star quarterback RUSSELL WILSON are in a great place heading into the 2021 season. WilsonMore expressed frustration early during the offseason, and that frustration quickly escalated into various trade rumors. Despite any frustration, Carroll said that the team was never trading Wilson and Schneider added that the Seahawks never actively negotiated with any team. Less

Source: Team Website

Apr
29

Bears WR Robinson “in a good place” despite franchise tag

Chicago Bears wide receiver ALLEN ROBINSON said this week that he has “a pretty good mindset” heading into the 2021 season despite playing under the franchise tag. Robinson made his oppositionMore to playing under the tag known months ago, but the Bears used the tool to keep their best offensive player while the sides remained far apart on a long-term contract extension. As teams prepare for OTA’s next month, Robinson said he’s keeping his focus on the season ahead. Less

Source: Chicago Tribune

Apr
29

Broncos agree to trade for QB Bridgewater

The Denver Broncos announced on Wednesday that the team was acquiring veteran quarterback TEDDY BRIDGEWATER from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick. The Panthers, of course,More traded for former New York Jets quarterback SAM DARNOLD earlier in April, making Bridgewater expendable. Bridgewater will join a quarterback room in Denver that includes DREW LOCK, BRETT RYPIEN, and JEFF DRISKEL. Less

Source: Team Website

Apr
29

Bucs sign WR Brown to one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed veteran wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN to a one-year contract on Wednesday, meaning the Super Bowl champs have now brought back every significant contributor from the 2020More championship roster. While Brown wasn’t the All-Pro receiver in Tampa Bay that he had been in his prime years, he was still a solid contributor and a player that quarterback TOM BRADY very much wanted back. Less

Source: NBC Sports

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