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First round awaits Gordon, Waynes

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Michigan State's Trae Waynes, best friends and high school teammates from Kenosha, Wisconsin, are poised to be drafted in the first round.

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Jon Gruden

Gruden: My favorite players in 2015 NFL draft

Jon Gruden thinks Marcus Mariota should be No. 1 on Mel Kiper's board, Bud Dupree is a top-10 player and Amari Cooper is a lot like Tim Brown. Here are his 15 favorite 2015 draft prospects.

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NFL not disciplining McDonald for August arrest (2:25)

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2dJosh Weinfuss

Ex-NFL player finds home on NASCAR pit crew

Working as a NASCAR jack man is more than just a pit stop in the athletic career of Asa Watson, one of several former NFL players who took a left turn from the gridiron to the garage.

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McShay: Best fits for top DB prospects

Where will the top defensive back prospects in the draft fit best in the NFL? Todd McShay looks at Trae Waynes, Marcus Peters and the rest of the DBs projected to go in the first three rounds.

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Washington Redskins @Redskins

McCloughan said picking up Griffin III's fifth year option "does not affect our draft process whatsoever." Will pick best player at No. 5.

Redskins exercise RG III's 5th-year option
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Washington GM Scot McCloughan announced the news today. Griffin had a tumultuous 2014: a dislocated ankle limited him to 7 starts, and he threw more INTs (6) than TDs (4).

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John Keim @john_keim

Scot Mccloughan tells reporters at presser that the team will pick up the option on RGIII. TWeeted earlier that his side expected it. So...

Washington Redskins @Redskins

McCloughan on contract talks with Kerrigan/T. Williams: "We seem them as quality Redskin football players ... discussions are going on."

Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers

'There seems to be more and more guys playing the 3-4 OLB in college these days.' - Tomlin on depth at OLB in this year's draft.

Winston definitely going No. 1?

Multiple media reports continue to point to the Buccaneers selecting Jameis Winston with the top pick. Winston has made several visits to Tampa, including for Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks' charity event Sunday night, also attended by Bucs coach Lovie Smith.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Most sold 2015 NFL tickets on StubHub so far: 1. Steelers at Chargers (10/12), 2. Seahawks at Packers (9/20), 3. Pats at Cowboys (10/11)

Your team has the No. 1 pick -- now what?
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What would your team do with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft? Jeff Legwold asked just that, and 17 teams picked a certain defensive end -- and those QBs everyone keeps talking about? Just 10 picks between the two. Team's No. 1 picks (Insider)

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Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

We know the NFL's power vs MLB, but here's hoping final Yankees-Mets game Sept. 20 overshadows Giants' home opener vs Atlanta

You're busted, Bill!

John Legend called out Patriots coach Bill Belichick for checking out Legend's supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. But he wasn't the only one: We see you, Russell; Nice eye, Frank the Tank! 'Spy Gate'

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Redskins likely to pick up RG III's option

Washington is likely to pick up the fifth-year option on the QB, according to the NFL's website. The team has until May 3 to pick up the option, which will pay Griffin $16.1M this season.

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Jon Gruden's 15 favorites in the Draft
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Gruden has some words for Mel Kiper regarding Marcus Mariota: "I don't understand why [Mariota] isn't the No. 1 player in this draft on Mel Kiper's Big Board. I don't know anybody in this draft that can do for a football team what Mariota can do. … He is like Russell Wilson, only he is 6-4.” Gruden raves about these other 14 (Insider)

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AP's former teammate: Be remorseful
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Vikings punter Chris Kluwe told the St. Paul Pioneer Press in a phone interview: "Obviously [Adrian Peterson] can still play, but I think he needs to show that he understands he did something wrong and that he wants to work to change that, which I don't know that he's really shown yet."

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John Keim @john_keim

A few people have asked: McCloughan's presser is at noon today. I will miss it; in Bristol for live mock draft.

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Tony Romo is here for what's likely the last game of the season at the AAC. Sitting right by Mavs' bench, just got back slap from Dirk.