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6hFootball Outsiders staff

Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

Dolphins have no concerns with Tunsil (0:33)
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7hJohn Clayton

Clayton: Top 2016 quarterback battles

Rookies Carson Wentz and Jared Goff might not be Week 1 starters, but waiting could be good for them, John Clayton writes. The six QB battles to watch offer plenty of intrigue.

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11hTodd Archer

In Dak Prescott, Cowboys see 'it' factor

The Cowboys did plenty of research on Dak Prescott and drafted him as much for the way he carries himself as anything else.

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1dTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

Yates breaks down his top five impact fantasy rookies (2:45)
Dominik ranks his most improved positional groups (3:27)
Annie Apple gives advice to her son, Eli (1:28)
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New NFL partnerships seek jobs for minorities

Members of two historically black college conferences, the Mid-Eastern Athletic and Southwestern Athletic, have agreed with the NFL to develop students for football administration jobs.


Shelley Smith SportsCenter correspondent 

The Rams' drone! Taking suggestions for names! @cebfort7 @chrisslep

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans reach multi-year extension with tight end Delanie Walker. Has been an excellent player for them and is deserving. If wide receivers can actually draw more defensive attention this season, Walker may be even more dangerous. The Titans other two veteran tight ends, Anthony Fasano and Craig Stevens, are not under contract beyond 2016.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Source: former Ravens and Jags RB Bernard Pierce has been suspended for the first 2 weeks of the 2016 season.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

"I had to slow him down. It's a walk-through, and he's bench pressing linemen already." – Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche's first practice of Arizona's rookie minicamp Friday.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts rookie center Ryan Kelly is a smart man. The first-round pick's locker is right next to QB Andrew Luck's locker

Pierce: I would never run away from a rookie

Mark Schlereth and Antonio Pierce have no issues with Terrell Owens calling Sam Bradford a coward for wanting to be traded after the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers announced the signings of four draft picks: Blake Martinez (fourth round), Dean Lowry (fourth), Trevor Davis (fifth) and Kyle Murphy (sixth). Only the top-three picks unsigned.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche's four-year contract on Friday will be worth $8.8 million and received a $4.45 million signing bonus when he inked his contract on Friday.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Good news: German WR Moritz Boehringer made it through his first NFL practice today. Bad news: He lost his lunch, breakfast and last night's dinner during a long detour to the sideline. I'll spare you the photos. To be fair, temps soared to 91 degrees in Minnesota today.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Chuck Pagano on Frank Vogel losing his job with the Pacers: "Nothing but respect for Frank. This city lost a great coach and a better person. There's better things ahead."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Chuck Pagano on having first-round pick Ryan Kelly already signed: "The kid wants to play football, wants to practice and doesn't want to worry about that type of stuff."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

When Cardinals rookie DT Robert Nkemdiche was asked what he'll do with the money from his rookie contract, he pondered the answer for a while before saying he'll donate some to charity.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich is a coaching intern with the Arizona Cardinals. He played for Cardinals coach Bruce Arians in Pittsburgh in 2008 and 2010.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs announced signing of draft picks, including second-round defensive lineman Chris Jones of Mississippi State, their top choice. The others: fourth-round guard Parker Ehinger of Cincinnati, fourth-round wide receiver Demarcus Robinson of Florida, fifth-round quarterback Kevin Hogan of Stanford, fsixth-round cornerback D.J. White of Georgia Tech and sixth-round linebacker Dadi Nicolas of Virginia Tech. They also announced the signing of seven undrafted rookies.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Maybe only someone named Pope can say this. Cowboys tight ends coach Mike Pope was asked how much help Jason Witten could be to new-to-football-tight end Rico Gathers. "Witten's the 13th disciple," Pope said. "He helps everybody."

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

The Patriots announced the following transactions today: RB Joey Iosefa was waived. Draft picks CB Cyrus Jones, OL Joe Thuney, DT Vincent Valentine, WR Malcolm Mitchell, LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB Elandon Roberts, G Ted Karras and WR Devin Lucien signed contracts. That leaves just one pick, QB Jacoby Brissett, to sign. Rookie free agents signed deals: CB V'Angelo Bentley, RB/WR D.J. Foster, DT Woodrow Hamilton, LB C.J. Johnson, CB Jonathan Jones, CB Cre'Veon LeBlanc, TE Steven Scheu and TE Bryce Williams.