The NFL announced their compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft, which means the New England Patriots know when they’ll be picking for all of their selections. During the compensatory pick assignment, the Patriots received a fifth-round pick (No. 185) for their 2016 offseason where they lost Tavon Wilson and Akiem Hicks and signed Chris Long and Shea McClellin. New England also receives the Browns’ third-round compensatory pick (No. 103) from the Jamie Collins trade. Here’s a look at their nine selects for the upcoming draft. First round – 1 Second round – 1 Third round – 2 Fourth round – 1 (Patriots had additional fourth-rounder but forfeited the selection due to Deflategate) Fifth round –
At a time when their former Florida teammate is facing a much more serious criminal trial, NFL offensive lineman Maurkice and Mike Pouncey soon will be standing trial in a civil case arising from a 2014 brawl at their birthday party. Per multiple reports, the trial against the twins starts on March 6 in Miami-Dade County. The case brought by Ricquan James and Niya Pickett claims that the Pounceys and their security team beat the plaintiffs and subjected them to homophobic slurs. Among other things, the lawsuit specifically contends that Steelers center Maurice Pouncey (pictured) punched James in the face and said that James “was ruining his party by acting gay.” At the 2013 edition of their
Last offseason, NFL offensive tackle Russell Okung decided to enter free agency without an agent to avoid paying a fee on his contract. Okung signed a five-year deal worth about $10.6 million per year with the Denver Broncos. After that, the Broncos had the decision to pick up the remaining four years of his contract which had about $20.5 million guaranteed.