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Old 04-28-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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NFL Draft Coverage 2011

Within hours of the NFL telling teams they could begin to open their facilities to players, the Detroit Lions scheduled their first organized team activities of 2011. The NFL agency X-A-M Sports, which represents at least one Lions player, spread the word on Twitter that Lions players have been told to report for a team…

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Waiting game on as NFL files for stay pending appeal

Although the NFL is telling teams to open their facilities tomorrow morning, at the moment the league is waiting to see how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will rule on the NFL’s request for a stay pending appeal of Judge Susan Nelson’s order lifting the lockout. The NFL has filed a…

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NFL general manager guarantees Locker, Dalton go top 20

Nationally recognized mock drafter Rick Gosselin has Washington quarterback Jake Locker going eighth overall to the Titans, and TCU quarterback Andy Dalton twelfth overall to the Vikings in his final prediction for the 2011 NFL draft. So, by now, this news probably shouldn’t surprise anyone: “I guarantee Andy Dalton and Jake Locker will go in…

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Peter King says Texans GM Smith is ?loathe? to trade up

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle*was adamant this week that the Texans want to trade up in the draft, specifically targeting LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson and Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller. Miller looks increasingly out of reach, as ESPN’s Todd McShay, Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News, CBS Sports’ Rob Rang, and NFL…

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NFL declares victory in StarCaps case

With the NFL draft starting today and team facilities opening tomorrow, there’s another piece of important NFL news that might get lost in the shuffle: The league is declaring victory in the case of the players who sued after they were suspended for taking a banned substance in the over-the-counter substance StarCaps. “The Minnesota Supreme…

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NFL teams plan to open facilities Friday morning

NFL teams are turning players away from team facilities this morning. But they won’t do that tomorrow, barring an appeals court giving the league an immediate stay of Judge Susan Nelson’s order ending the lockout. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said on today’s PFT Live that, unless something happens with the appeals court this afternoon, players…

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Source: Kaepernick is No. 1 QB on Raiders? draft board

Twelve days ago, a league source told PFT that one unnamed AFC West team*informed Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick that he is the No. 1 quarterback on their draft board. PFT has tracked down the team. Per a league source, it’s the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders hosted Kaepernick for an official, team-facility visit on April 12. Thursday…

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Ryan Leaf looks back on the draft: I should have stayed in school

Every year at NFL draft time, Ryan Leaf’s name comes up as the example of the greatest bust the league has ever seen. Today Leaf said on the Dan Patrick Show that when he looks back on his draft experience, his greatest regret is that he decided to leave Washington State after his junior year.…

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Draft Day PFT Live, featuring update from NFL

As Florio mentioned earlier, Commissioner Roger Goodell is a little too busy Thursday to join PFT Live. We still may have a little breaking news from the NFL Thursday on **NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says he will join the show to help explain the league’s position following Judge Susan Nelson’s decision Wednesday night denying the…

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Mike Shanahan: Trading up isn?t likely

There have been a lot of whispers linking the Redskins with a move up from the 10th overall pick in the first round to get themselves a quarterback. Mike Shanahan addressed those rumors on Wednesday and threw a fair amount of cold water on them. At a pre-draft meeting with reporters, Shanahan indicated that the…

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