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Post-draft Power Rankings: Do Patriots reign?

The '15 draft is in the books and free agency has slowed to a crawl. Are the SB champion Patriots No. 1 in our offseason hierarchy? The answer might surprise you.

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Redskins' draft encouraging for RG III? (2:13)

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Kiper: Impact rookies from Rounds 2 and 3

Mel Kiper identifies rookies from Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2015 NFL draft who he thinks will have the biggest impact, including Devin Funchess and Landon Collins.

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21hBill Barnwell

The NFL Draft All-Value Team

Leonard Williams headlines the list of the wisest draft picks, writes Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com.

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PFF: 10 potential NFL draft busts

Not every first-round pick from the 2015 NFL draft is going to turn into a star. Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus identifies the 10 first-rounders most likely to turn into draft busts.

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Mariota didn't hear Goodell's 'Marioto'

Marcus Mariota to Nashville radio show 3HL on commish Roger Goodell's error on draft night: “He gave me a call ... He apologized, and I’m like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ But he was really apologetic and I truly respect that."

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Does Brandon Scherff pick affect RG III?

Dan Graziano says the selection of Scherff doesn't mean the Redskins are committed to Robert Griffin III long-term, but adds: "They want to put him in the best possible position to succeed this year."


Charges dismissed against McClain

Alabama prosecutors are dismissing charges against Cowboys LB Rolando McClain stemming from his arrest in a park in his hometown in 2013 when he allegedly cursed at officers and pulled away when they tried to arrest him. Story

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Post-draft power rankings

The Lions fell, the Colts jumped up and the Patriots lost out on the No. 1 spot despite earning more first-place votes. Who beat them? Full rankings

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The 2015 Undrafted All-Stars

While only 256 players can be drafted, it's sometimes bewildering as to why some athletes' names weren't among the chosen. Grantland looks at some players who deserved better fates. 10 Undrafted All-Stars

Randy Gregory: 'I'm immature'

Said the Cowboys' 2nd-round pick, who failed a drug test at the NFL combine: "I think a lot of people are getting tied up in the weed and think it's just a weed problem. I don't think it's a weed problem. I think it's decision making. I think I'm immature. I'm definitely working on that." (via ESPN Radio)

Best 2nd-round players in the draft

In the 2nd round, teams know they're getting similar talent as 1st-rounders, but at a discount. Which 2nd- and 3rd-round players will make the biggest impact? Carolina's Devin Funchess leads the offensive list. Impact rookies

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Start picking your lineup, fantasy folks

ESPN's Christopher Harris has Chargers RB Melvin Gordon as the top rookie, followed by Bears WR Kevin White. And you won't find Todd Gurley in the top 5 -- he's eighth overall.

Patriots waive Alfonzo Dennard

The Patriots are waiving the CB, a 7th-round pick in the 2012 draft, a league source tells ESPN's Field Yates. The move was first reported by the NFL Network. Dennard had 15 tackles and 1 interception last season.

Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

Take 2: No FSU/Oregon QB drafted in 1st round has NFL winning record: Ponder, Manuel, Clemens, Harrington, Akili Smith, Chris Miller.

49ers' Justin Smith nearing decision

The veteran DL plans to sit down with Niners officials and we'll "know in about three weeks or so" if he'll return for a 15th season. Smith is under contract for one more season but hasn't been participating in offseason programs.

John Keim @john_keim

For those wanting the Redskins to pursue OL La'el Collins, don't hold your breath. Was told it's not going to happen.

Saints, Texans to practice together

The teams will have a joint practice at the Saints' facility Aug. 27-28 and play a preseason game Aug. 30. The two teams haven't practiced together in the preseason since 2010. There were fights during the practices in 2009 and '10.

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Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

Later Tuesday, Patriots LT Nate Solder and DE/OLB Jabaal Sheard scheduled to meet with reporters during a break from offseason program.