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  • JaMarcus Russell heads list of draft busts this century

    No NFL team wants to draft another JaMarcus Russell. His size, skill and natural talent made the former LSU quarterback an easy choice for the No. 1 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2007. But Russell flopped. He lasted only three seasons in...
  • 'Santa' pelted with snowballs at 1968 Eagles game dies

    PHILADELPHIA — The fill-in Santa whose downfield jaunt at a Philadelphia Eagles game in 1968 lives on in sports history for the hail of snowballs and shower of boos that rained down on him has died. Frank Olivo was 66. Olivo died early Thursday...
  • Best friends Trae Waynes, Melvin Gordon primed to be first-round picks

    Best friends Trae Waynes, Melvin Gordon primed to be first-round picks
    With space limited in the Auditorium Theatre green room Thursday night, families will be shuttled out after their loved one gets drafted. But NFL officials will make an exception. Although Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes is expected to be taken...
  • Brad Biggs' NFL mock draft 2.0

    Brad Biggs' NFL mock draft 2.0
    1. Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State After a 2-14 finish, Lovie Smith isn't likely to get another shot at a franchise quarterback in Tampa. 2. Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon If the Titans truly have a measure of faith in Zach...
  • Three Big Ten players among top 15 picks in NFL draft

    Three Big Ten players among top 15 picks in NFL draft
    Trae Waynes was thrilled when the Vikings drafted him with the 11th pick Thursday night. But he was even more elated when the Chargers traded up to No. 15 to select his best friend, Melvin Gordon. "I'm so happy for him, I started crying," Waynes said....
  • NFC North: NFL draft analysis

     NFC North: NFL draft analysis
    Vikings Trae Waynes, Round 1, Pick 11 overall, CB, Michigan State Eric Kendricks, Round 2, Pick 45, LB, UCLA Danielle Hunter, Round 3, Pick 88, DE, LSU T.J. Clemmings, Round 4, Pick 110, OT, Pittsburgh MyCole Pruitt, Round 5, Pick 143, TE,...
  • NFC North: NFL draft Day 2 picks

     NFC North: NFL draft Day 2 picks
    Vikings ERIC KENDRICKS Rd. 2, Pk. 13 (45th overall) LB UCLA A year after grabbing Anthony Barr with their top pick, the Vikings went back to UCLA to choose another athletic linebacker in Kendricks. He's undersized at 6-foot, 232 pounds, but he has...
  • Trevor Siemian tapped as successor to Broncos' Peyton Manning? Not quite, but …

     Trevor Siemian tapped as successor to Broncos' Peyton Manning? Not quite, but …
    On the day that would help determine his future, Trevor Siemian was characteristically chill. The former Northwestern quarterback, keeping tabs on the NFL draft at his family's Florida home, was most concerned about his mother, Colleen. "Trying to...
  • ODU's Heinicke not drafted, but pleased with Vikings' opportunity

    Taylor Heinicke didn’t hear his name called during the NFL draft, but ended up in the place he felt most comfortable. Old Dominion’s former star quarterback signed a free agent contract Saturday with the Minnesota Vikings, the team that...
  • ODU QB Heinicke heads to Vikings, among notable local free agent deals

    ODU QB Heinicke heads to Vikings, among notable local free agent deals
    Taylor Heinicke didn’t hear his name called during the NFL draft, but ended up in the place he felt most comfortable. Old Dominion’s former star quarterback signed a free agent contract Saturday with the Minnesota Vikings, the team that...
  • Vikings fifth-round pick, former Terps star Stefon Diggs says, 'I'm happy they believed in me'

    Vikings fifth-round pick, former Terps star Stefon Diggs says, 'I'm happy they believed in me'
    Maryland star wide receiver Stefon Diggs was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round. The former blue-chip recruit from Good Counsel had been projected as high as the second round and as low as the fifth round by analysts. One NFL...