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When does 2017 NFL draft start?

On Thursday night, the NFL draft, entering its 82nd edition, returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 1961. Here’s how the selections break down: Thursday, 8 p.m. ET start for Round 1 – The opening round of the draft features 32 selections, with a maximum time of 10 minutes per pick. Show More Summary

Ohio State CB Gareon Conley denies rape allegation, reportedly won't attend NFL draft

Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley, who has denied a rape allegation made against him, will reportedly not attend the NFL draft on Thursday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Tuesday afternoon that Conley has decided to not go to Philadelphia for the draft. Show More Summary

Aaron Hernandez suicide: Lawyer denies gay rumors, formally asks for conviction dismissal

It’s been almost a week since former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, but the headlines in the strange saga have not slowed down. The latest: Hernandez’s lawyers have formally requested a dismissal of...Show More Summary

Steelers get big addition, as receiver Martavis Bryant conditionally reinstated

Martavis Bryant was conditionally reinstated by the NFL. (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers’ biggest addition this week happened a couple days before the NFL draft kicks off. The Steelers announced receiver Martavis Bryant has been conditionally reinstated by the NFL. Show More Summary

Ohio State CB Gareon Conley, projected first-round pick, denies rape allegation

Gareon Conley is one of the top prospects in this year’s NFL draft. (AP) Less than a week before the NFL draft, one of the top prospects is in the news for the wrong reasons. TMZ, citing a police report, said Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley was accused of rape and he has strongly denied the accusation. Show More Summary

NFL draft profile: No. 2 — LSU RB Leonard Fournette, a generational power runner

Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. 2. LSU RB Leonard Fournette 6-foot-1, 240 pounds Key stat: Led NCAA in rushing yards per game in 2015 at 168.2. Show More Summary

Aaron Hernandez suicide: Lawyer denies gay rumors, formally asks for conviction dismissal

Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison on April 18. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool) It’s been almost one week since former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in prison, but the headlines in the strange saga have not slowed down. Show More Summary

Texans' Day 3 NFL Draft picks to be announced from outer space

As the NFL looks for ways to make Day 3 of the annual draft more interesting, at least one team has settled on a gimmick to do just that. In a first, the Houston Texans’ picks for the final rounds will be announced from outer space.Show More Summary

Deshaun Watson says there will be 'consequences' for taking Mitchell Trubisky over him

Generally, teams want their quarterbacks to exude confidence. Not too much to the point he alienates everyone around him, but it’s best if he has some edge. That’s why Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson’s comments days before the NFL draft should be viewed as a positive. Show More Summary

The 1992 Colts had draft's top two picks, and it didn't work out as anyone hoped

The Cleveland Browns have the chance to transform their franchise with the first overall pick in this week’s NFL draft. The same goes for the San Francisco 49ers and their second pick. Combine the excitement those teams have to pick No. Show More Summary

'Excited' Adrian Peterson confirms contract with Saints

Running back Adrian Peterson confirmed to ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Tuesday morning that he’s agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints. On paper, the contract is for two years, but is effectively a one-year deal with a one-year option with a max value of $8.25 million. Show More Summary

NFL draft profile: No. 3 — Stanford DL Solomon Thomas, terrific run stopper with great upside

Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. 3. Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas 6-foot-3, 273 pounds...Show More Summary

Jerry Jones: If Romo were playing, he 'would be real competition for us this year'

Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager/head honcho Jerry Jones held his customary pre-draft news conference on Monday, and much of the talk focused not on the future, but on the recent past … specifically, one rather well-known guy who’s no longer with the team. Show More Summary

Bills don't match Patriots' offer sheet to Mike Gillislee, so LeGarrette Blount is likely done in New England

The cardinal rule of the New England Patriots’ dynasty has been that if the name isn’t Tom Brady, the team will not think twice about replacing the player. There’s no room for sentiment. LeGarrette Blount had an amazing season for the Patriots last year. Show More Summary

Family, several NFL friends gather for Aaron Hernandez funeral

Friends, family and other invited guests gathered on Monday afternoon for the funeral of Aaron Hernandez, the onetime rising NFL star and convicted murderer who was found dead in his Massachusetts prison cell last week. Hernandez hanged himself in the early-morning hours of April 19, just days after he was acquitted in a second murder trial. Show More Summary

Report: Michigan's Jabrill Peppers failed drug test at combine

Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers was one of the toughest draft prospects to figure out, and that was before Monday’s news that he tested positive at the NFL scouting combine. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the combine. Show More Summary

Ryan Leaf wants to be a role model for today’s young quarterbacks

Ryan Leaf was the second pick of the 1998 NFL draft. (AP) It’s fairly amazing how self-aware Ryan Leaf has become given that he’s known for being anything but. HIs experiences over the past 19 years obviously led to plenty of soul searching, though. Show More Summary

Former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long announces his retirement from NFL

Jake Long announced his retirement from the NFL. (AP) Jake Long will always be a part of NFL history, as all No. 1 overall picks are. Long didn’t have the long, productive NFL career expected of him when the Miami Dolphins made him the top pick in 2008, but that wasn’t necessarily his fault. Show More Summary

Joe Montana gets street named after him, adds Dwight Clark to the sign

The city of San Francisco is in the process of redeveloping the site of the former Candlestick Park, and is honoring many local legends along the way. One of the more notable legends, in accepting his honor, made sure a teammate wouldn’t be forgotten. Show More Summary

Johnny Manziel wasn't on Browns' draft board three months before QB's selection, and why that matters this week

How Johnny Manziel came to be a Cleveland Browns draft pick has always been a mystery, and it’s even stranger now that former CEO Joe Banner said Manziel wasn’t even on the team’s draft board in early February that year. We speak about dysfunction on NFL teams in broad terms, but the Manziel story seems to be a great example of it in action. Show More Summary

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