March 2019

John Lynch reveals details of 49ers' Odell Beckham Jr. trade talks originally appeared on It's been well established that the 49ers were interested in acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. CEO Jed York told reporters at the NFL owners meeting this week that the 49ers were "aggressive" in talks for the star wide receiver, but they never really got close. Rumors have trickled out that the New York Giants asked the 49ers for the No. overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, something San Francisco was unwilling to part with for good reason.

The Cleveland Browns weren't the only team that wanted Odell Beckham from the New York Giants. Once the supremely talented Beckham was available, the San Francisco 49ers inquired. "I think, ironically, the fact that we had the No. 2 pick made it more difficult because they wanted that badly,” Lynch told KNBR.

The NFL regular season is only 16 games long, so it's important to make them all count. Of course, some teams will always get luckier than others. A weak division or the ability to face stronger opponents at home are obvious advantages that not every team receives each season.

Greg Schiano, hired last month as the New England Patriots defensive coordinator, stepped down Thursday, the team announced. quot;This is not the result of any one event, but rather a realization that I need to spend more time on my faith and family," Schiano said in a statement. quot;I don't want to look back years from now and wish I had done things differently.

Picks will be traded, of course, but overachievers that we are, we went through and mocked out the first three rounds, to make sure that our projected picks for the teams without first-round choices – the Browns, Cowboys, Saints and Bears – were as authentic as possible. If you want to see the rest of my draft choices, which I drafted courtesy of my friends at The Draft Network, they can be found right here. Check it out; it's a fun tool.

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman believes veteran Eli Manning is still a "quality" quarterback. Manning was inconsistent as the Giants missed the playoffs for a second consecutive NFL season last term. Gettleman, however, praised the 38-year-old Manning – a two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP.

Odell Beckham Jr. has yet to speak to his new coach, but Freddie Kitchens knows exactly what he'll say when they do meet. PHOENIX — Freddie Kitchens has three words for Odell Beckham Jr. Two weeks have passed since the Cleveland Browns pulled off their blockbuster trade for the former New York Giants star, and Kitchens has yet to meet his newest playmaker in person.

Patriots mock draft 2019 roundup: Latest first-round predictions originally appeared on The New England Patriots are among the teams to keep a close eye on as the 2019 NFL Draft nears. The Pats have 12 picks overall (tied for the most with the New York Giants) and six selections in the first three rounds. New England is not short of needs after losing several key players in NFL free agency.

He's going to be our quarterback," Gruden said in an interview with NFL Network from the league meetings in Phoenix. quot;I'm not going to address all the rumors. I could care less about the rumors.

Giants co-owner John Mara strenuously objects to that kind of talk, however. “I've read that and I have to tell you that really gets under my skin because that is absolutely nonsense,” Mara said Sunday at the league meetings in Arizona, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “Do I feel a certain amount of sentimentality towards Eli?

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