Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 6:23 AM EST Jan 16, 2019 The complexion of the 2019 NFL draft may have already changed significantly. Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma star Kyler Murray threw his name into the hat — for now anyway — ahead of Monday's deadline for underclassmen to declare their intentions. And though options remain open for Murray — he moonlights (sunlights?) as an outfielder and has already been selected in the first round of Major League Baseball's draft by the Oakland Athletics — his potential availability to NFL teams could add quite a bit of spice to a player pool that appears heavily skewed toward defense. So what if Murray is on the board when the draft kicks off April 25 in Nashville, Tennessee? Here's a very early scenario of how the first round might unfold. 1. Cardinals — Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama: The Cards go to all the trouble of "earning" the top pick with a 3-13 record, yet they don't need a … [Read more...] about NFL mock draft 2019: Kyler Murray headed toward first-round pick?
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Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 6:19 AM EST Jan 15, 2019 The calendar may read 2019, but we're still two months away from the NFL's new league year, which begins with the start of free agency March 13. Still, it won't take that long for the quarterback carousel to crank up. In actuality, it's slowly spinning already as college passers declare for April's draft — Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray put his name in (for now) before Monday's deadline — or, in the case of Oregon's Justin Herbert, didn't. Expect the usual mix of college prospects and, likely, a compelling group of veterans available for work. And even though five clubs brought in first-round passers in 2018, there's usually perpetual demand in the quarterback market. Here are nine on the supply side of the equation who could alter the landscape next season. Nick Foles Probably the greatest relief pitcher in NFL history, Foles should soon have an opportunity to call another team his own while … [Read more...] about NFL: Nine quarterbacks likely to be available in 2019, who needs them
WASHINGTON — With the end of 2018 comes the end of the part of the presidential race when people run for president while pretending they aren’t running. While nearly every Democrat insisted they were solely focused on the midterm elections, the reality is that more than two dozen possible contenders have spent the year burnishing their personas, floating policy ideas, road testing messages, meeting donors and earning chits in key primary states. Of course, nobody has been able to clear the field in advance, but there is no question that some 2020 candidates came out of 2018 ahead, some behind, and many spun their wheels. Several candidates spent much of 2018 well below the radar, doing little more in public than signaling their intentions, such as former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. But for those who overtly jockeyed in the past year, here’s my … [Read more...] about Which US 2020 candidates won 2018?
Lorenzo Reyes USA TODAY Published 1:30 PM EST Jan 2, 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expressed concern over the extended absence and lack of communication from star receiver Antonio Brown in the lead-up to Sunday’s regular-season finale, but he said that the team has not received a request from Brown to be traded. “Obviously we take his lack of communication and his lack of presence, particularly on Saturday prior to the game, to be something that’s very significant and will be handled appropriately so,” Tomlin said Wednesday in his end-of-season news conference. “I’m not going to speculate on trades and things of that nature. We haven’t formally received a request in that regard, so I’m not going to speculate. I’m not going to speculate where the discipline and things of that nature might go. Just know that it’s going to be addressed.” When asked directly if he felt Brown quit on the … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin disappointed by Antonio Brown’s moves
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY EXXONMOBIL Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Monday morning. SCOOP — Lobby reshuffle: The Sun has poached the Daily Mail’s executive political editor, Jack Doyle, to join its lobby team. Playbook hears that Doyle will replace the departing Harry Cole as Whitehall editor and is due to start in February. A home affairs specialist, Doyle is an experienced lobby reporter who also writes leaders for the Mail. DRIVING THE DAY IT’S BUSINESS TIME: Theresa May takes her Brexit PR blitz to the heart of big business today as Westminster anxiously awaits a possible confidence vote in her leadership. The PM has already addressed Cabinet, parliament, the press, voters and TV interviewers since agreeing her draft Brexit deal last Tuesday evening, and now takes her message to the CBI conference in London. Extracts released overnight show the PM will use her … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by ExxonMobil: Business time for May — Breakfast Club not hungry — All eyes on the Brady Bunch