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Award-winning ESPN reporter Mortensen dies

Chris Mortensen, an award-winning journalist who reported on the NFL for ESPN for more than three decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 72. ... Continue Reading

Eyeing Bengals OTAs, Burrow expects May return

Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow, recovering from surgery to repair a torn wrist ligament in his throwing hand, said Sunday he expects to be fully cleared by the middle of May, and he anticipates being a part of the Bengals' organized team activities. ... Continue Reading

OT Fashanu ends combine workout due to injury

Penn State offensive tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu cut short his on-field workout at the scouting combine because of a thigh injury. ... Continue Reading

Texas WR Worthy blazes fastest 40 ever at 4.21

Texas receiver Xavier Worthy made NFL combine history Saturday, clocking the fastest 40-yard dash at 4.21 seconds. ... Continue Reading

Source: LT Smith unlikely to return to Cowboys

Left tackle Tyron Smith is unlikely to play a 14th season with the Cowboys after initial discussions left the sides at different ends of the salary spectrum, according to a source. ... Continue Reading

Ex-Steelers LB Russell, 7-time Pro Bowler, dies

Legendary Steelers outside linebacker Andy Russell, a two-time Super Bowl champion, has died at age 82. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Giants releasing veteran G Glowinski

The Giants are releasing veteran guard Mark Glowinski, sources told ESPN's Jordan Raanan and Jeremy Fowler. ... Continue Reading

Sources: 49ers promote for DC; Staley joins staff

The 49ers plan to make defensive passing game specialist Nick Sorensen their new defensive coordinator and add former Chargers coach Brandon Staley as their assistant head coach, sources told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Which quarterbacks did the Giants like at the NFL combine?

With Daniel Jones coming off an ACL injury, the Giants may look to draft a quarterback with the No. 6 pick. ... Continue Reading

Mizzou star Schrader hurts hamstring at combine

Missouri running back Cody Schrader, the 12th-ranked RB on ESPN analyst Matt Miller's draft board, injured a hamstring during his second 40-yard dash attempt. ... Continue Reading

Bama's Latham wants NFL teams to try him at LT

JC Latham said at the NFL scouting combine that he wants to show he can be a potential solution for a team at left tackle. ... Continue Reading

'It's archaic': Why the 40-yard dash has lost its relevance at the combine

Despite its popularity among fans and athletes, the 40 is becoming less and less useful to NFL evaluators. Here's why. ... Continue Reading

Patrick Mahomes leads shocked athletes after Xavier Worthy sets new 40-yard dash record

Worthy set an NFL combine record with a 4.21 40-yard dash time. ... Continue Reading

‘It’s not even a debate’: How 22 NFL reps think the Bears should handle Caleb Williams vs. Justin Fields

We polled GMs, scouts and execs from 22 teams to find out if they think the Bears will draft Caleb Williams at No. 1 or deal the pick. ... Continue Reading

From Henry to Barkley: A look at which running back could team up with Lamar Jackson

Baltimore is prioritizing finding a running back, and the team could pick up a big star to work with the 2023 MVP. ... Continue Reading

Rough offseason for Jets piling up, but combine, free agency could start change

Jets have made headlines this offseason for a lot of the wrong reasons as pressure continues to mount for a turnaround. ... Continue Reading

Texans LB Cashman feeling good coming off breakout season as free agency looms

Cashman attributed reading, therapy and health to why he was able to finally turn things around in his career. ... Continue Reading

Cardinals don't need combine workout to evaluate Harrison: 'He's a playmaker'

The former Ohio State wide receiver impressed Arizona in his interview at the NFL combine, a source told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Why the Patriots should really consider drafting Marvin Harrison Jr. at No. 3 overall

Could Harrison add a credible threat to the Patriots receiver room, one that would draw double teams? Plus more from this past week. ... Continue Reading

Pats release Jackson as cap space at $101M-plus

Releasing J.C. Jackson creates about $13.5 million in cap space, as the Patriots now have over $100 million in space ahead of free agency. ... Continue Reading