The Southeastern Conference figures to dominate the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. In each of the last nine seasons, the conference has had the most overall draft picks and figures to make it 10 straight this year.
A fantasy football company partly owned by Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is fighting the NFL in court again, this time claiming the league is interfering with a second attempt to hold a fan-centric convention by asking sponsors not to participate.
Drew Brees asserts that his contract talks with the Saints haven't hampered the club's ability to acquire top free agents this offseason because he is committed to negotiating an extension that would improve the Saints' financial flexibility.
When the phone finally rang on Friday evening, new Chiefs cornerback KeiVarae Russell tried to keep his emotions intact. The 20 or so people who gathered around him in a real estate building 20 minutes away from his hometown of Everett, Wash., grew quiet as he spoke on the other line ... at least until he couldn’t hold in the emotion anymore.
Remembered before Friday as the guy whose ‘wardrobe malfunction’ made some blush at Scouting Combine, new Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones was entertaining in other ways during an evening session with reporters.
The Chiefs drafted two players on day two of the NFL draft Friday after trading out of the first round Thursday. They took defensive tackle Chris Jones in the second round and cornerback KeiVarae Russell in the third round.
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was OK with general manager John Dorsey’s decision to trade out of the first round. Hunt also said the loss of a third-round pick due to a tampering charge wasn’t a factor in the decision.