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» Friday, May 29, 2015

Bills claim Simms, waive Tuel in QB swap

9:43 PM

Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Buffalo Bills claimed quarterback Matt Simms off waivers on Friday, a day after he was released from the New York Jets.

Falcons LB Shembo charged with cruelty to animals

8:32 PM

Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo is being accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's dog and has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals.

Rams RB Watts suspended 4 games

7:00 PM

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - St. Louis Rams running back Trey Watts will be suspended for the first four regular season games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Ravens sign CB Vaughn

5:55 PM

Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Ravens signed veteran cornerback Cassius Vaughn on Friday.

Extra Points: Bradford takes first step with Eagles

5:33 PM

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Take your pick ... Sam Bradford is either a legitimate franchise quarterback derailed by some terrible luck or the last of the bonus-baby draft busts, a player destined to go down as a disappointment.

Broncos place Ryan Clady on injured reserve

1:13 PM

Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Denver Broncos Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady was placed on season-ending injured reserve Friday.

» Thursday, May 28, 2015

Broncos’ Clady tears ACL

4:33 PM

Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Peyton Manning will have to make do without his blind-side protector for the 2015 season, as the Denver Broncos announced that Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Wednesday's OTA session.

» Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ray McDonald arrested again

10:39 PM

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former 49ers and Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order that was issued as a result of his domestic violence and child endangerment arrest that occurred Monday.

Browns waive Nick McDonald

6:01 PM

Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Browns waived offensive lineman Nick McDonald with an injury designation (knee), the team announced on Wednesday.

Redskins release Chester, Porter

5:49 PM

Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have parted ways with a pair of veterans, terminating the contracts of guard Chris Chester and cornerback Tracy Porter Wednesday.

Extra Points: Selfish Peterson put on notice

5:32 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Dogra is running out of ammunition.

Colts sign 1st-round pick Dorsett

5:00 PM

Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indianapolis Colts signed first- round draft pick Phillip Dorsett on Wednesday.

Texans to appear on ’Hard Knocks’

11:26 AM

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have scheduled a Wednesday press conference, at which time the team is expected to announce its participation in the television series "Hard Knocks."

» Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cowboys add WR Jenkins

3:21 PM

Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys have signed wide receiver A.J. Jenkins.

Extra Points: McDonald mess highlights hypocrisy

2:32 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - There are slippery slopes and then there are avalanches.

» Friday, May 22, 2015

Scandrick gets extension with Cowboys

11:51 AM

Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys signed cornerback Orlando Scandrick to an undisclosed contract extension.

» Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bills’ Dareus suspended for opener

6:01 PM

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Buffalo Bills All-Pro defensive lineman Marcell Dareus has been suspended by the NFL for Week 1 of the 2015 season due to a prior arrest for drug possession.

Texans release OT Tyson Clabo

5:24 PM

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans released veteran offensive tackle Tyson Clabo on Thursday.

Saints sign 1st-round pick Andrus Peat

4:56 PM

Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints on Thursday agreed to a four-year contract with first-round draft pick Andrus Peat.

Rice case dismissed after completion of program

2:17 PM

Mays Landing, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice after the former Baltimore Ravens star completed a pretrial intervention program.

Extra Points: Geno’s the starter?

1:18 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Jets nation unleashed a collective sigh on Wednesday when new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey proclaimed the embattled Geno Smith as the team's starting quarterback for the 2015 season.

Giants’ Beatty out 5-6 months after surgery

12:34 PM

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants announced that left tackle Will Beatty underwent successful surgery Wednesday night to repair a torn pectoral muscle.

» Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Giants LT Beatty has pectoral tear

6:19 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Giants will be without starting left tackle Will Beatty for much of the upcoming 2015 season after he suffered a torn pectoral muscle while lifting weights.

Cowboys sign second-round pick Gregory

2:13 PM

Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys signed second-round pick Randy Gregory on Wednesday.

» Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NFL changes extra-point rules

7:53 PM

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The National Football League's dullest play underwent significant changes on Tuesday at the owners meetings.

Union wants NFL, Goodell held in contempt in Peterson case

6:12 PM

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association filed a motion Tuesday to have the NFL and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held in contempt of court over their handling of Adrian Peterson's suspension.

Chargers sign Joseph Barksdale

5:21 PM

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Chargers signed free agent right tackle Joseph Barksdale to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

Union asks for Goodell recusal in Brady appeal

4:45 PM

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association said Tuesday it has formally asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself and allow Tom Brady's appeal to be heard by a neutral arbitrator.

Saints release K Graham, sign WR Lewis

3:44 PM

Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints released veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Tuesday, just over three months after signing him to a one-year contract.

Extra Points: Kraft’s bark had no bite

3:04 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Robert Kraft had the big bark, but history will confirm there was no bite as the New England Patriots owner tapped out on Tuesday, deciding his team will "reluctantly" accept the NFL penalties handed down in the deflated footballs scandal.

Kraft says Patriots won’t appeal penalties

2:27 PM

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - In the interest of moving on, the New England Patriots are moving on.

Seahawks DT Williams diagnosed with papillary Type 2 cancer

1:15 AM

Renton, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams has been diagnosed with papillary Type 2 cancer and will undergo kidney surgery, the team announced Monday.

» Monday, May 18, 2015

Pats bring back LB Spikes

5:12 PM

Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots have brought back Brandon Spikes, signing the linebacker to an undisclosed contract on Monday.

Dolphins sign Tannehill to extension

5:11 PM

Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a contract extension through the 2020 season on Monday.

49ers’ Justin Smith retires after 14-year NFL career

4:43 PM

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers announced Monday that defensive lineman Justin Smith has decided to retire after 14 NFL seasons.

Extra Points: Manuel’s future probably isn’t in Buffalo

3:21 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Stop me if you heard this ... Rex Ryan needs a quarterback.

Kraft believes in Brady’s innocence

12:28 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apparently believes quarterback Tom Brady did not have footballs altered in the AFC Championship Game four months ago as alleged in the Wells Report.

» Saturday, May 16, 2015

Former NFL kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70

4:53 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Garo Yepremian, who won two Super Bowls as a kicker for the Miami Dolphins and played parts of 14 seasons in the NFL, has died at the age of 70.

» Friday, May 15, 2015

Chiefs sign top pick Peters

6:35 PM

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs signed their first-round pick, cornerback Marcus Peters, on Friday.

Browns sign 1st rounders Shelton, Erving

4:32 PM

Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cleveland Browns signed their first- round picks from the 2015 draft on Friday, defensive lineman Danny Shelton and offensive lineman Cameron Erving.

Chargers sign first-round pick Gordon

1:31 PM

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Chargers have signed running back Melvin Gordon, their first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

» Thursday, May 14, 2015

Steelers reach deal with first-round pick Dupree

7:35 PM

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they have signed outside linebacker Bud Dupree, the team's first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.

NFLPA files appeal on behalf of Brady

7:02 PM

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association has filed an appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

Patriots offer response to Wells Report

6:57 PM

Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots have released a response to the Ted Wells report concerning the deflated balls scandal from the AFC Championship Game and said the conclusions of the investigation are basically insufficient.

Extra Points: Pats’ rebuttal appears deflated

5:28 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - You've probably heard it a million times ... If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Ravens add Arrington

8:13 AM

Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - It didn't take long for Kyle Arrington to find a new home.

» Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Appeal puts NFL concussion settlement on hold

8:32 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Attorneys say an appeal filed by a former offensive lineman and his wife over the potential $1 billion NFL concussion settlement could delay care for players in need by "many months."

Lions sign WR Salas, CB Owens

5:08 PM

Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions signed cornerback Chris Owens and wide receiver Greg Salas to one-year contracts on Wednesday.

Jarret Johnson retires after 12-year career

3:02 PM

Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Linebacker Jarret Johnson signed a one-day contract with the Baltimore Ravens Wednesday before announcing his retirement following a 12-year career in the NFL.

Cardinals sign LB Sharpton

2:09 PM

Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Darryl Sharpton to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

» Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bucs claim D.J. Swearinger

6:22 PM

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers from the Houston Texans on Tuesday.

Patriots sign LB Dekoda Watson

5:54 PM

Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots signed linebacker Dekoda Watson on Tuesday.

Saints sign LB Anthony, CB Williams

5:38 PM

Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints signed linebacker Stephone Anthony and cornerback P.J. Williams to four-year contracts on Tuesday.

Lions sign veteran WR Moore

4:27 PM

Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with wide receiver Lance Moore on a one-year contract.

Wells defends ’Deflategate’ probe as impartial

4:15 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL-appointed attorney who led the investigation over deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game defended his probe as impartial, a response to claims by the New England Patriots and the agent for quarterback Tom Brady that it was one-sided and unfair.

Extra Points: Covering up Goodell’s credibility problem

4:14 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - The cover-up is always worse than the crime.

Redskins sign top pick Scherff

1:22 PM

Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins signed their top pick, offensive lineman Brandon Scherff, on Tuesday.

Jags sign Fowler

1:18 PM

Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Jacksonville Jaguars signed their first-round draft pick, Dante Fowler Jr., on Tuesday.

» Monday, May 11, 2015

Brady gets 4 games; Pats fined, lose draft picks

7:32 PM

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games without pay and his team was fined $1 million and docked two draft picks in penalties doled out by the NFL on Monday over the deflated balls scandal.

Patriots release CB Arrington

6:54 PM

Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots released cornerback Kyle Arrington on Monday.

Texans waive D.J. Swearinger

6:42 PM

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans waived safety D.J. Swearinger on Monday.

Ravens lock up Perriman with 4-year deal

5:47 PM

Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Ravens announced Monday that first-round pick and wideout Breshad Perriman signed a four-year contract.

Hernandez charged with witness intimidation

5:46 PM

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, is facing a new charge of witness intimidation in a double-homicide case against him.

Extra Points: Rice was Goodell’s Waterloo

2:31 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Teddy Roosevelt's foreign policy was often described as "Big Stick diplomacy," stemming from his famous quote: "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

Redskins sign nine of 10 picks in draft class

12:56 PM

Ashburn, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with nine of their 10 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.

» Friday, May 8, 2015

Jaguars rookie Fowler tears ACL

6:41 PM

Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - No. 3 overall draft pick Dante Fowler, Jr. tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the first day of practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie minicamp.

No. 3 pick Fowler injured in Jags rookie camp

5:50 PM

Jacksonville, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - No. 3 draft pick Dante Fowler, Jr. suffered an apparent left knee injury on Friday during the first day of practice at the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie minicamp.

Cowboys’ Brent retires again

2:56 PM

Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has decided to retire again.

Texans sign entire draft class

11:35 AM

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans on Friday signed their entire 2015 draft class, including first-round pick Kevin Johnson.

Bears sign 3rd-round pick Grasu

9:41 AM

Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears signed center Hroniss Grasu to a four-year contract on Friday and have now finished deals for their entire 2015 draft class.

Panthers sign first-round pick Shaq Thompson

2:03 AM

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Carolina Panthers have signed first- round linebacker Shaq Thompson, the 25th overall pick.

Dolphins sign entire draft class

12:53 AM

Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Dolphins have signed wide receiver DeVante Parker, defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, offensive lineman Jamil Douglas, cornerback Bobby McCain, running back Jay Ajayi, safety Cedric Thompson and cornerback Tony Lippett.

» Thursday, May 7, 2015

Brady says he has no reaction to Wells report

11:13 PM

Salem, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Brady remains coy on Deflategate.

Raiders sign former Alabama WR Cooper

8:56 PM

Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Oakland Raiders announced Thursday the signing of wideout Amari Cooper, the club's first-round draft selection.

Vikings sign entire draft class

7:53 PM

Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings signed every member of their 10-player 2015 draft class on Thursday.

Veteran safety Ed Reed retires a Raven

4:57 PM

Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Ed Reed returned the Baltimore Ravens' active roster one last time.

Cowboys sign undrafted LSU lineman La’el Collins

2:43 PM

Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Dallas Cowboys signed former LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins, who went undrafted last week despite being seen as a potential first-round pick.

Eagles, Agholor agree to 4-year deal

2:23 PM

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Thursday that they have reached agreement with wide receiver Nelson Agholor on a four-year contract.

Hill signs tender with Ravens

1:38 PM

Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Ravens signed safety Will Hill to a restricted free-agent tender on Thursday.

LB Wimbley announces retirement

12:35 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Linebacker Kamerion Wimbley has retired from the NFL.

Extra Points: The lesson of Deflategate: grow up

12:28 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Stop being so damn surprised.

Brady agent critical of Wells report

11:51 AM

(SportsNetwork.com) - The agent for Tom Brady responded Thursday to the release of the Ted Wells probe on deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game last January and said the report contained "significant and tragic flaws."

» Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wells report: Pats intentionally deflated balls

2:30 PM

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Ted Wells has completed his investigation into deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game and concluded that team personnel deliberately tried to "circumvent the rules."

Bears sign top two picks

2:30 PM

Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with first-round draft pick wide receiver Kevin White on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option and second-round draft pick defensive lineman Eddie Goldman on a four-year contract Wednesday.

Extra Points: Race-based criticism of Kelly is off the mark

12:48 PM

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

» Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Patriots release CB Dennard

6:35 PM

Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was among three players placed on waivers by the New England Patriots Tuesday.

James Jones among Raiders cuts

6:12 PM

Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Wide receiver James Jones was cut by the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, along with guard Kevin Boothe and linebacker Miles Burris.

Chiefs waive Pryor, three others

5:18 PM

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that four players were waived, among them quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

49ers sign QB Dylan Thompson

3:40 PM

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers signed nine undrafted free agents on Tuesday, including former South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson.

Extra Points: Draft report cards: The AFC

2:37 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Here's an early look at how the AFC teams fared during the 2015 NFL Draft:

Cardinals TE John Carlson retires

2:08 PM

Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Arizona Cardinals tight end John Carlson has decided to retire.

» Monday, May 4, 2015

Texans, Mercilus agree to extension

8:42 PM

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans announced Monday that the team has signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a contract extension.

Baton Rouge PD: Collins not a suspect in slaying

4:55 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins met with Baton Rouge police Monday as part of an investigation into the recent homicide of the undrafted NFL prospect's former girlfriend and newborn son.

Broncos waive T Cornick, WR Kelley

4:40 PM

Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos waived tackle Paul Cornick and wide receiver Jeremy Kelley on Monday.

Extra Points: Draft report cards: The NFC

3:20 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Here's an early look at how the NFC teams fared during the 2015 NFL Draft:

Vikings pick up fifth-year options on LT Kalil, S Smith

3:03 PM

Eden Prairie, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday they have picked up the fifth-year options on left tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith.

» Saturday, May 2, 2015

NFL Draft Update, Day 3

9:37 PM

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Extra Points: Packers get greedy at QB position

6:29 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - We all remember one Brett that worked out pretty well in Green Bay but expecting another to make it three Hall of Famers in a row at the game's most important position is probably a stretch.

Petty, Hundley headline Day 3 draft picks

4:11 PM

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Bryce Petty didn't have to wait long to finally have his name called on Day 3 of the NFL draft. For fellow quarterback Brett Hundley, the delay took a bit longer.

Jets grab Baylor QB Petty in 4th round

1:39 PM

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty didn't have to wait long to finally have his name called on Day 3 of the NFL draft, with the New York Jets selecting the 2013 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year with the fourth pick of the fourth round.

No. 1 pick Winston signs with Bucs

9:07 AM

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Less than 24 hours after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jameis Winston signed his first professional contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cowboys end Gregory’s slide late in 2nd round

4:06 AM

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys finally ended Randy Gregory's free fall.

NFL Draft Update, Day 2

2:31 AM

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Extra Points: Cowboys take Day 2 risk on Gregory

2:22 AM

(SportsNetwork.com) - There is no truth to the rumor that the Dallas Cowboys plan to replace their iconic star with a red flag but Jerry Jones sure doesn't mind taking a chance or two.

» Friday, May 1, 2015

Texans sign S Stevie Brown

6:26 PM

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have signed veteran safety Stevie Brown.

Extra Points: ’Dateline NFL,’ whispers derail Collins

12:15 PM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Talented LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins was either done in by circumstance or iniquity on Thursday night at the NFL Draft.

NFL Draft: Pick-by-Pick Analysis

11:46 AM

(SportsNetwork.com) - The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft concluded Thursday night from Chicago, as teams began the three-day draft process by bolstering their rosters with the best rookie talent.

QBs Winston, Mariota drafted 1-2 by Bucs, Titans

2:40 AM

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jameis Winston watched from a friend's home in Alabama as he heard his name called in Chicago.

Broncos swap with Lions, select LB Ray

2:36 AM

Englewood, CO (Sports Network) - The Denver Broncos swapped first-round picks with the Detroit Lions on Thursday, moving up from No. 28 to 23 overall to select Missouri linebacker Shane Ray.

Extra Points: Desperate Titans ignore the suitors

2:23 AM

(SportsNetwork.com) - Let's just say the quarterback position has been a problem in Nashville since the late Steve McNair left for Baltimore in 2006.

NFL Draft Update, Day 1

1:41 AM

(SportsNetwork.com) - With the 32nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Malcolm Brown, defensive lineman from Texas.