Baltimore Ravens: The team will make picks from the USS Constellation, the last sail-only warship designed and built by the United States Navy.

For the fourth consecutive year, NFL teams will announce their selections in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds from a wide array of locations, while featuring special guests to announce those picks. There will be no shortage of gimmicks. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told USA TODAY Sports that the delivery of poignant and powerful picks has brought out …

Brown got away with a lack of athleticism in college, holding up well in pass protection.

Brown’s father, Orlando Zeus Brown, was a behemoth 6-foot-7, 360-pound tackle who started 80 games across six seasons in Baltimore. The younger Brown ranks No. 100 on NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock’s list of the top 100 prospects in the draft. After blocking for reigning Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield in college, Brown will now …

Report: Roger Goodell, Pete Carroll to Be Deposed by Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyers

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will reportedly be deposed by Colin Kaepernick’s legal team later this month. According to the Washington Post’s Rick Maese, Kaepernick’s legal representative are “expected to meet” with Goodell as part of the collusion grievance against the league’s owners.  The second half of 2016 presented some …

What will the Cowboys do with Dez Bryant?

With Allen Hurns in, some believe Dez Bryant will soon be out. Executives with other teams are now monitoring the situation in Dallas in order to see whether the Cowboys will cut the veteran receiver. Due to make $12.5 million in 2018, Bryant no longer is regarded as someone who will earn that type of …

Troy Vincent: NFL defensive backs could game the system on pass interference

The league’s owners will vote next week on a proposal to shorten pass interference penalties to 15 yards. But the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations — who just happens to be a former NFL cornerback — sounds skeptical. Troy Vincent said today that while limiting pass interference penalties to 15 yards works in …

The Bills announced the signings of offensive linemen Russell Bodine and Marshall Newhouse.

Bodine, 25, started a center for the Bengals in every game after they made him a fourth-round pick in 2014. His 64-game starts streak is second-longest in the NFL among centers behind only Travis Frederick‘s 80 consecutive starts for the Cowboys. Bodine will compete with Ryan Groy for the team’s starting center spot, open with …

Andy Levitre took $2.5 million pay cut to stay with Falcons

The restructuring Falcons guard Andy Levitre agreed to yesterday was more like an expensive haircut. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Levitre took a $2.5 million pay cut in the transaction. I’ll also name a player who I think is most likely to disrupt the salary structure at each position in the near …

Ricky Williams starts brand of marijuana-based products

Former NFL running back Ricky Williams announced Tuesday that he is going into the marijuana business. Williams has founded a new line of cannabis-based products called “Real Wellness by Ricky Williams” that also feature herbal extracts like lavender and turmeric, according to the company’s web site. The site describes its products as “a unique line …

NBA trade rumors: How Kristaps Porzingis’ injury impacts Knicks, plus trade buzz with Suns, Jazz, Grizzlies

All I’m concentrating on is trying to get ready and when it does come down, being ready to play and help.Rutgers comes into OSU on a high after its road win at State.my most recent mock draft, I projected him to be selected by the Chicago Bears with the No.Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, , Terps, Hoyas, …

Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan opens up about battle with depression

Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan is making more than $26 million this season and just wrapped up his third consecutive trip to the NBA All-Star Game, but even that’s not enough to keep away bouts with depression. In an interview with The Toronto Star , DeRozan discussed a tweet he sent during the All-Star break that …