On Monday, the NFL approved the Oakland Raiders’ future move to Las Vegas. Oakland and the Raiders have two more years together, maybe three, and it’s not a time they’ll be able to use as marriage counseling. Raiders owner Mark Davis has to wonder how fans will support the team the next few seasons.
The NFL has hired Dr. Allen Sills as its chief medical officer. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has specialized in the treatment of athletes, will fill a new full-time position based in New York. Sills, 52, will work with NFL team medical staffs, the NFL Players Association and its advisers, as well as experts on the league's medical committees.
It appears Josh McCown will be the lone veteran in the New York Jets' quarterbacks room this summer. The Jets might add yet another youngster, but whether McCown is the starter when the season begins remains to be seen. General manager Mike Maccagnan said during a conference call Friday that it's ''highly unlikely'' the Jets will bring in another experienced QB after signing McCown on Monday.
Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett's 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O'Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a free throw to give Arizona (32-5) a final chance.
The New York Giants have signed veteran running back Shaun Draughn. The Giants announced the signing Wednesday, a little more than a month after releasing veteran Rashad Jennings in a salary cap move. Draughn has played for six teams in six years, most recently the San Francisco 49ers.
Star quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff next Thursday, but expects to be ready for the start of training camp, the team announced. Newton, the 2015 league MVP, will begin an early throwing program 12 weeks following the surgery. Should he progress well from there, Newton will resume throwing with the team at 16 weeks.
The New York Giants have re-signed middle linebacker Keenan Robinson. The Giants announced the signing on Tuesday, adding that fellow linebacker Mark Herzlich had signed a new contract Monday. Robinson, who left Washington to sign with the Giants last season as a free agent, played in all 17 games with seven starts, including one in the playoff game against the Green Bay Packers.
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Michigan State DL Malik McDowell, right, flashes dominant streaks but not nearly enough.
The New York Jets have turned to Josh McCown in their winter-long search for a quarterback. A person familiar with the one-year contract told The Associated Press that the deal is for $6 million fully guaranteed, as first reported by ESPN and NFL Network. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Jets didn't release financial terms.
The New York Jets wasted three valuable picks on quarterbacks over the last four drafts, and still had to go find a new quarterback for 2017. The Jets landed on veteran Josh McCown, who will be 38 for Week 1. At this point the only thing that might save the Jets’ quarterback situation over the long haul is getting the first pick of the 2018 draft and picking USC’s Sam Darnold, and settling for McCown this season could get them closer to that.

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