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NFL Draft

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Agent’s Support For Openly Gay NFL Prospect: ‘I Think It’s Big For Sports In General’

The agent for All-American football player Michael Sam, who may become the first openly gay NFL player in history after publicly coming out Sunday, is calling the announcement a game changer.


Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

All-American NFL Prospect Michael Sam: ‘I Am An Openly, Proud Gay Man’

Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.


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USC WR Marqise Lee Will Enter 2014 NFL Draft

As expected, Marqise Lee will forgo his final year of eligibility at USC to enter the upcoming NFL draft.


Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen (R) speaks to reporters as Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie (L) looks on during a press conference on January 30, 2012 in Alameda, California. Dennis Allen was introduced as the new coach of the Oakland Raiders, replacing Hue Jackson who was fired after one season. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Raiders Draft Problems Result In Lack Of Impact Players

For an organization seeking to rebuild through the draft, the Oakland Raiders have struggled to find impact players in the first two drafts under general manager Reggie McKenzie.


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Manti Te’o Participates In 1st NFL Rookie Camp

Chargers coach Mike McCoy wasn’t interested in talking about Manti Te’o’s past Friday as the second-round pick reported for the team’s three-day rookie camp.


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Key NFL Draft Picks To Fill AFC West Offensive, Defensive Holes

The 2013 NFL Draft will take place this week, so let’s take a look at which holes each team in the AFC West needs to fill to have a successful draft.


Johnnie Troutman #74 of the Penn State Nittany Lions prepares to block against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Chargers Take Penn State Guard Johnnie Troutman In 5th Round

The San Diego Chargers have taken Penn State guard Johnnie Troutman in the fifth round of the NFL draft.


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Chargers Draft South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram With First Round Pick

The San Diego Chargers have taken South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram with the 18th pick overall in the NFL draft.


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Vikings Draft USC Tackle Matt Kalil 4th Overall

The Minnesota Vikings swapped draft picks with the Cleveland Browns and still landed their priority target.


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NFL Mock Draft: San Diego Chargers & AFC West

The Chargers have eight picks – one in each of the first six rounds and two in the seventh – and should use six or seven of these picks on defense.


Matt Barkley set a USC record with six touchdowns Friday night. (credit: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images Sport)

Matt Barkley Mulls Future At USC; Another Year?

Matt Barkley can’t walk 50 yards on the Southern California campus without getting career advice.


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Barkley Submits Waiver For NFL Draft Evaluation

Southern California junior quarterback Matt Barkley said Wednesday that he has submitted paperwork to the NFL Draft advisory board, a customary procedural move followed by many draft-eligible underclassmen.


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Raiders Trade For Former Trojan Carson Palmer

The Oakland Raiders made a bold move to replace injured quarterback Jason Campbell on Tuesday, trading two high draft picks to the Cincinnati Bengals for Carson Palmer.


Clemson v Auburn

Chargers Select DB Gilchrist, OLB Mouton

The San Diego Chargers selected Marcus Gilchrist, a defensive back out of Clemson, on Friday in the second round of the NFL draft.


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2 Bruins Drafted In 2nd Round Of NFL Draft

The Tennessee Titans are sticking to their gameplan in the NFL draft.