Miami Dolphins top draft pick Laremy Tunsil, center, smiles during a news conference Friday, April 29, 2016, in Davie, Fla. Tunsil was selected 13th overall in the NFL draft Thursday night. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Laremy Tunsil kept repeating the same answer to questions about his freefall in the NFL draft, the social media hacking that cost him millions and the investigation he stirred at Ole Miss. ''I'm just here to talk about the Miami Dolphins,'' Tunsil said several times Friday. At his introductory news conference with the Dolphins, the big tackle tried to tamp down the furor surrounding his slide to the 13th pick in the draft.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 9:57 pm

Alabamas Reggie Ragland, center, shows off his national championship rings as he poses for photos upon arriving for the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Yes, there still are some terrific Buckeyes left in the NFL draft, even after five went in the first round.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 9:55 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have freed roster space by releasing linebacker A.J. Tarpley and tight end Jacob Maxwell.
Posted: April 29, 2016, 8:57 pm

This April 20, 2016 photo provided by Jeff Okrepkie shows Tillman Bruce Okrepkie at home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Pat Tillman became an inspiration when he walked away from a lucrative NFL career to fight for his country after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a decision that ultimately cost the football star turned soldier his life. Now Tillman's legacy lives on through the parents who have named their children after him. (Jeff Okrepkie via AP)

Doctors told Jeff Okrepkie and Stephanie Ottolini not to expect children. During one contentious round of name swapping, Stephanie became irritated and suggested, in jest, to her fiance that they name him Sparky, after Arizona State's mascot. ''If that's the case, we could name him Patrick Tillman Okrepkie,'' Jeff responded.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 7:43 pm

Ohio States Ezekiel Elliott poses for photos after being selected by Dallas Cowboys as the fourth pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Ezekiel Elliott already has a lofty spot in Dallas Cowboys lore. Now the former Ohio State running back has to try to live up to it. The Cowboys took Elliott with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, the highest spot for a running back in the 26 years that Jerry Jones has been the team's owner and general manager.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 5:19 am

Jared Goff, left, after being selected by Los Angeles Rams as their number one overall pick and Carson Wentz, after being selected by the Philadelphia Eagles as their top pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft greet fans at Selection Square in Grant Park, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

It was all about the quarterbacks before Laremy Tunsil's bizarre tumble down the board at the NFL draft. Goff went No. 1 overall to the Rams on Thursday for their first pick since they moved to Los Angeles in the offseason. Wentz was the No. 2 selection by the Eagles after a successful career at North Dakota State in the second tier of college football.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 5:16 am

John Elway, general manager of the Denver Broncos, smiles as he takes questions during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo., after the Broncos selected Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round of the NFL football draft ,Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Paxton Lynch is stepping into the long shadows of John Elway, Peyton Manning - and maybe even Mark Sanchez. The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos selected the Memphis quarterback with the 26th overall pick of the first round in the NFL draft Thursday night. Elway said he still might add another veteran quarterback to the mix but declared that Lynch's selection puts an end to Denver's dalliance with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:41 am

Ohio States Joey Bosa poses for photos after being selected by the San Diego Chargers as the third pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Joey Bosa says he's ''a chill guy,'' so it's perfect that he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the third pick overall in the NFL draft Thursday night. At the combine, the Ohio State defensive end was asked about being laid back. ''I think I am laid back,'' he said during a conference call with San Diego media after being picked by the Bolts.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:32 am

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2016, file photo, Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. With the Rams and Eagles having traded up to secure the top two spots, where they have said they will take quarterbacks, it's San Diego that likely will determine the flow on Thursday night. What direction for the Chargers with the third selection? Perhaps Ramsey, considered one of the best athletes and most NFL-ready players available. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The Jacksonville Jaguars believe they got the best defensive player in college football. The Jaguars selected former Florida State star cornerback Jalen Ramsey with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, adding another piece to the team's defensive makeover. Picking in the top 10 for the ninth consecutive year, the Jaguars wasted little time selecting the 6-foot-1, 209-pound defender who was a three-year starter for the Seminoles and also ran track.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 3:31 am

Cardell Hayes has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith. Hayes pleaded not guilty. CBSN's Don Dahler has the latest.

A business owner and semiprofessional football player was indicted Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints' defensive end Will Smith. Cardell Hayes was also indicted on a charge of attempted second-degree murder because police say he wounded Smith's wife in the shooting. Hayes and Smith got into an argument after Hayes's Hummer hit Smith's Mercedes SUV from behind on April 9, police said.

Posted: April 29, 2016, 1:39 am
The Broncos notified free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer on Friday that they won’t be signing him, Mike Klis of News9 in Denver reported. For now, anyway, the Broncos will go with Mark Sanchez as their No. 1 quarterback. First-round pick Paxton Lynch will work as a backup alongside Trevor Siemian, a seventh-round pick last year.…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: April 29, 2016, 11:23 pm
The Titans teased at the possibility of trading out of the 33rd pick. But they apparently liked Kevin Dodd too much to pass up. The Titans took the Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd with the second pick of the second round. The 6-foot-5, 277-pound Dodd was overshadowed by teammate Shaq Lawson last year, but had…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: April 29, 2016, 11:21 pm
The second day of the 2016 NFL draft is underway, and in a bit of a surprise, the Cleveland Browns actually made a pick, rather than making a trade. The Browns took Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah with the 32nd overall pick, a selection that they think will provide them with a powerful pass…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: April 29, 2016, 11:15 pm
In preparing for the draft, NFL teams always try to find out whatever they can about other teams’ draft boards, while staying quiet about their own draft boards. This year, the Ravens were able to find out a secret that the Chargers kept from the public: They loved Ohio State’s Joey Bosa. Everyone was surprised…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: April 29, 2016, 10:55 pm
Many have been confused by Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford’s desire to leave Philly. Former NFL quarterback Brady Quinn isn’t. Quinn explained Bradford’s mindset during a Friday visit to PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. “He came into the league being a guy who got paid $60 million to be a starting quarterback and to play…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: April 29, 2016, 10:40 pm
The son of ESPN analyst and former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis is facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Ray Anthony Lewis III, a sophomore defensive back at Coastal Carolina University, turned himself in Friday. Two alleged victims told police he assaulted them on Jan. 23 at an apartment near the Coastal Carolina campus. His arrest…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: April 29, 2016, 10:27 pm
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell might have found Laremy Tunsil’s fall “exciting,” but the president of the players union found it offensive, and hopes generations of young players learn from what happened to the new Dolphins tackle. NFLPA president and Bengals tackle Eric Winston took the league to task for the mixed messages they were sending…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: April 29, 2016, 9:34 pm
Largely lost in last night’s Laremy Tunsil limbo was the fact that someone violated his privacy and, in turn, broke the law. As explained by Jason Lisk of, whoever hacked Tunsil’s Twitter account and posted video of Tunsil smoking marijuana with a gas mask and a bong faces up to five years in prison under…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: April 29, 2016, 9:31 pm
Well, the Browns did take a wide receiver last night, and that was apparently enough to change their minds about another one. According to the league’s daily personnel notice, the Browns have released veteran wideout Saalim Hakim. They just signed Hakim Monday, after he had taken part in a weekend minicamp as a tryout player.…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: April 29, 2016, 9:13 pm
After a brief absence due to an allergic reaction, Dolphins first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil appeared in Miami this afternoon but declined to discuss the issues that arose during last night’s draft. Asked who hacked his Twitter account to post a video showing him smoking a bong while wearing a gas mask, Tunsil answered, “I…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: April 29, 2016, 9:07 pm
The Panthers added a defensive tackle to the roster on Thursday night when they made Vernon Butler the 30th overall pick of the draft and the position group got a little deeper on Friday. PFT reported Friday afternoon that the Panthers claimed Robert Thomas off of waivers from the Dolphins and the team made the…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: April 29, 2016, 8:51 pm
Linebacker A.J. Tarpley announced his retirement earlier this month, and now he’s officially a free agent. The Bills released Tarpley and tight end Jacob Maxwell on Friday. Tarpley made the Bills as an undrafted rookie last year and played in 14 games, starting two. In announcing his retirement he said he suffered his third and…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: April 29, 2016, 8:38 pm
UCLA linebacker Myles Jack won’t be the only player opting to watch the second night of the draft from a different location than the green room at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd will also pass on a return visit after he went undrafted…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: April 29, 2016, 8:36 pm
The Buccaneers added cornerback Vernon Hargreaves to the roster in the first round of the draft on Thursday night and they have seven more picks before things wrap up on Saturday with a class of undrafted free agents to follow, which made Friday a day to clear out some roster space for the new arrivals.…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: April 29, 2016, 7:52 pm
The NFL Players Association initially had nothing to say regarding Commissioner Roger Goodall’s claim that the union simply wants no discipline of any players under any circumstances. The NFLPA has now chimed in. Executive director DeMaurice Smith said this on Twitter earlier in the afternoon: “SMH. Welcome to my world. Maybe now the public understands…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: April 29, 2016, 7:52 pm
Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was the story of the first round of the NFL draft, as he dropped to the 13th overall pick while someone hacked his social media accounts and posted embarrassing videos and text messages. Tunsil then raised more eyebrows when speaking to the media after he was drafted by seeming to…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: April 29, 2016, 7:47 pm
The ultimate reality show’s ultimate offseason reality show will be a bit less real tonight, to the likely dismay of a Commissioner who likes how the implosion of a young man’s business interests is good for the league’s. Adam Schefter of ESPN, one of the two networks that benefits directly from draft picks giving up one…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: April 29, 2016, 7:31 pm
When guard Ronald Leary signed his restricted free agent tender with the Cowboys this week, we noted that having a contract in place meant the Cowboys could trade Leary during the draft. Given Leary’s experience as a starter in Dallas before La’El Collins moved past him on the depth chart, it seemed like a realistic…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: April 29, 2016, 7:02 pm
After trading up to the No. 1 overall pick to draft quarterback Jared Goff, the Rams are looking to unload quarterback Nick Foles. Rams G.M. Les Snead told Shelley Smith of ESPN that “at least five” teams have reached out to inquire about acquiring Foles in a trade. It’s hard to imagine those teams are…
Author: Michael David Smith
Posted: April 29, 2016, 6:23 pm
When the offseason opened, there was some talk about the Ravens parting ways with left tackle Eugene Monroe, but owner Steve Bisciotti said in March that Monroe would remain in place. Some might wonder if that position will shift now that the team has drafted Ronnie Stanley with the sixth overall pick of the draft.…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: April 29, 2016, 6:16 pm
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will not tolerate his employees publicly revealing the already publicly revealed names on his secret card, and possibly spoiling his super-important television show. But if you want to be humiliated and possibly extorted, accused of something illegal which subjects you to possible future sanctions, and lose millions of dollars in the process,…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: April 29, 2016, 5:26 pm
A second-round mock draft. Because everybody has one. The draft resumes Friday at 7 p.m. ET. The Browns currently hold the first pick of the second round, at No. 32 overall, but we project a trade. We project a few trades, actually. These are just projections, and they’re open to scorn, questions and possibly even…
Author: Zac Jackson
Posted: April 29, 2016, 5:05 pm
The Texans surely are happy with receiver Will Fuller; they specifically traded up a spot to get him. But the Texans had another guy they really wanted. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Texans badly wanted former West Virginia safety Karl Joseph. The Texans never got a chance to get him, because…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:56 pm
The man who once said he wasn’t going to be the Alabama coach perhaps wished for a little while last night that he wasn’t the Alabama coach. Nick Saban, who attended the draft at the invitation of the league, waited multiple hours as only one of his former players was picked. As one source who was…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:28 pm
It’s unknown whether the Browns will use or trade the No. 32 pick in the draft. But it is known that they are at least discussing the possibility. Per a league source, the Browns are and have been fielding calls regarding a possible trade that would result in yet another trade down — and yet…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:14 pm
The Ravens reportedly wanted to trade up to the fourth pick in the draft on Thursday night so they could draft cornerback Jalen Ramsey, but their attempt was unsuccessful and Ramsey wound up being drafted fifth by the Jaguars. There’s not much need to explain why Baltimore would be interested in Ramsey, who is the…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: April 29, 2016, 4:04 pm
As the NFL continues to bask in the glow of a narrow, 2-1 appeals court victory in the #Deflategate imbroglio, Commissioner Roger Goodell is now defending his handling of quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension by attacking the NFL Players Association. “I understand when there is a defense of any violation . . . that is part of…
Author: Mike Florio
Posted: April 29, 2016, 3:30 pm
After a couple of months of uncertainty about what the Broncos would do at quarterback for the 2016 season, things got a lot clearer on Thursday night. The Broncos traded up five spots in the first round in order to select Paxton Lynch, bringing an end to an extended search process that started when Brock…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: April 29, 2016, 3:17 pm
It’s a good thing the Seahawks were able to find a pass protector with the 31st pick last night. Because they only have one quarterback on the roster, so they need to keep him safe. The Seahawks waived backup Phillip Sims yesterday, clearing the decks and leaving starter Russell Wilson as the only passer on the…
Author: Darin Gantt
Posted: April 29, 2016, 3:12 pm
Before he became the head coach of the Redskins, Jay Gruden was the offensive coordinator of the Bengals. In that job, Gruden got to deploy A.J. Green at wide receiver and he feels like the team added a similar player to their offense in the first round on Thursday night. The Redskins dropped down one…
Author: Josh Alper
Posted: April 29, 2016, 2:44 pm

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