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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Aldon Smith cools off during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Oakland , Calif. Police are searching for suspended Smith, who is suspected of domestic violence. San Francisco police said Sunday, March 4, 2018, that Smith fled a San Francisco home Saturday night after someone called the police to report a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
March 05, 2018 - 8:27 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders released pass rusher Aldon Smith on Monday after his latest run-in with the law. The Raiders retained Smith's contractual rights even as he spent the past two seasons on the NFL's suspended list. But the team decided finally to cut ties one day after San...
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FILE - This June 5, 2017 file photo shows DeMarcus Lawrence of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. A person with knowledge of the decision says the Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on Lawrence, guaranteeing the Pro Bowl defensive end $17.5 million in 2018. The Cowboys had until Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to put the tag on Lawrence. The 25-year-old can still sign a long-term deal with the club that traded up him to get him early in the second round in 2014. Lawrence tied Jacksonville’s Calais Campbell for second in the NFL with 14 1/2 sacks last season. (AP Photo, file)
March 05, 2018 - 6:54 pm
The Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence on Monday, guaranteeing the Pro Bowl defensive end $17.5 million in 2018. The Cowboys had until Tuesday to put the tag on Lawrence, who can still sign a long-term deal with the club that traded up him to get him early in the second...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, Oakland Raiders' Aldon Smith cools off during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Oakland , Calif. Police are searching for suspended Smith, who is suspected of domestic violence. San Francisco police said Sunday, March 4, 2018, that Smith fled a San Francisco home Saturday night after someone called the police to report a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
March 04, 2018 - 10:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police were searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who authorities said Sunday is suspected of domestic violence. Someone called 911 to report a domestic violence incident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a San Francisco police spokesman said. He added...
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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 04, 2018 - 1:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All that's left of the 2018 NFL scouting combine is for the deepest class of defensive backs ever to attend the annual assembly of college prospects to wrap up their testing and timing Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Then, they'll join the other hopefuls in returning home to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, South Squad outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin, of Central Florida, gestures during the first half of the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game in Mobile, Ala,. Griffin was 4 years old when doctors amputated his left hand a day after his mother found him in the kitchen attempting to cut off his jelly-like fingers, which were in scoring pain whenever he touched anything, the result of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital birth defect. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
March 03, 2018 - 7:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There's always energy in the bench press room at the NFL scouting combine when players grip the crossbar and begin pumping the 225 pounds of free weights. But never like this. Even Shaquem Griffin, the one-handed do-it-all defender from Central Florida and a late invitee to the...
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Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 02, 2018 - 10:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The only thing that's gone well for Oklahoma's massive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. this week is a vote of confidence from his Heisman Trophy-winning teammate. "When are you ever going to watch Orlando Brown run 40 yards down the field?" quarterback Baker Mayfield asked Friday. "You...
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Washington running back Lavon Coleman runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Friday, March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 02, 2018 - 8:14 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson braced themselves for a long-anticipated flurry of questions at the NFL's annual scouting combine. Even practice might not have prepared them for Friday. The two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks found themselves repeatedly talking about their...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine, in Indianapolis. Elway has found it difficult to land a franchise quarterback from the college ranks like he did in free agency with Peyton Manning six years ago. Last year, the Broncos cycled through his draft picks Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch during the team's worst season in decades. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 02, 2018 - 6:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — This year's deep class of quarterbacks features as many as a half-dozen first-round NFL prospects full of hope, hype and hazard. There's Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield , and questions about the Heisman winner's size and stature. A lot of teams would love UCLA's Josh Rosen for his...
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New York Yankees pinch hitter Russell Wilson, a Seattle Seahawks quarterback, strikes out in the fifth inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Wilson struck out in his first spring training at-bat with the New York Yankees. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback pinch hit for AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge in the fifth inning against Atlanta on Friday and swung past a 2-2 pitch from left-hander Max Fried. "The best...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine, in Indianapolis. Elway has found it difficult to land a franchise quarterback from the college ranks like he did in free agency with Peyton Manning six years ago. Last year, the Broncos cycled through his draft picks Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch during the team's worst season in decades. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
March 02, 2018 - 12:38 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — This year's deep class of quarterbacks features as many as a half dozen first-round NFL prospects full of hope, hype and hazard. There's Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and questions about the Heisman winner's size and stature. A lot of teams would love UCLA's Josh Rosen for his...
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