• Final Redskins seven-round mock draft: Defense first, a surprise in the third
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    Final Redskins seven-round mock draft: Defense first, a surprise in the third

    We’re a day away from the start of the NFL draft and all the questions surrounding the Redskins’ intentions will start to get answered when they go on the clock at about 10 p.m. on Thursday. Speaking at the team’s annual pre-draft news conference, Scott Campbell, the team’s director of college scouting, stuck with the company line when he was asked about making picks based on team needs. “I’m going to frame the answer, and the age-old answer of ‘I’m going to take the best player available,’” he said. “And if that serves your needs, that’s a bonus.” It would be a big “bonus” for the Redskins if a defensive lineman who can rush the passer and stuff the run was the best player on the board when

  • Giants lawyers release more Eli Manning emails to media
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    Giants lawyers release more Eli Manning emails to media

    Nearly two weeks ago, the lawyers representing the plaintiffs in a memorabilia fraud lawsuit against the Giants produced an email that arguably contains smoking-gun evidence of quarterback Eli Manning’s involvement in the scheme, with Eli asking the team’s equipment manager for two helmets that can “pass as game used.” On Wednesday, the lawyers representing the Giants and Manning released emails aimed at showing Eli was not involved. But the article from ESPN.com, which quotes an email reflecting a 2012 effort by Manning to get equipment manager Jeff Skiba to secure Manning’s primary helmet and his backup helmet, contains no emails or other specific factual information that would explain why

  • Who has ESPN fired as the network continues to struggle?
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    Who has ESPN fired as the network continues to struggle?

    NFL analysts Trent Dilfer and Doug Glanville are among 100 staffers ESPN laid off on Wednesday as part of a restructuring of the company. Dilfer, a former quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joined ESPN as an American football analyst in 2008, growing into a popular pundit on the network. He was joined by former Major League Baseball outfielder Glanville, who had worked for the network since 2010, as well as baseball analysts Jim Bowden and baseball writer Jayson Stark. Hockey columnist Scott Burnside was also included in the layoffs, ending his 13 years with ESPN, as well as football writer Mike Goodman. Here is the full list of ESPN employees who have confirmed their