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NFL players visited kids at Primary Children's Hospital Friday morning.

Trio of Utah quarterbacks aiming to earn a roster spot at NFL rookie mini-camps

Chuckie Keeton, Travis Wilson and Ammon Olsen each were invited for tryouts with NFL teams this weekend, where they will try and earn a free-agent contract. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Free agent roundup: Where local prospects are headed after the NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is over, and while six local prospects were drafted, it leaves several more talented players looking for a team. Here's a look at where local prospects have signed rookie... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps signs free-agent contract with Seattle Seahawks

Jake Heaps, who grew up in Washington, signed with the hometown Seattle Seahawks on Monday. He played at BYU from 2010-11. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Detroit Lions pick up fifth-year option on former BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah

The Detroit Lions picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Ansah's rookie contract on Monday, the deadline to do so for 2013 first-round NFL draft picks. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer, who learned about football through online videos, in 6th round

ings just picked one of the most interesting players in the draft, selecting German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth round. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Southern Utah's LeShaun Sims selected by Tennessee in fifth round

LeShaun Sims, the first Southern Utah cornerback to ever be drafted, was selected by the Titans with the 157th overall pick during the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft on Saturday. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Bronco-bound Booker is Utah's only NFL draftee

Running back tabbed by defending Super Bowl champion Denver in the fourth round. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew selected by Detroit in fourth round

Southern Utah safety knows his pro destination, as he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft with the 111th overall pick on Saturday. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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Aggie linebackers stick together in third round of NFL draft

Cincinnati selects Nick Vigil with 87th pick, while Green Bay nabs Kyler Fackrell with very next pick. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Utah State's Kyler Fackrell selected by Green Bay in third round (+video)

Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell knows where he'll take his pass-rushing skills, as he was selected by the Packers in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Utah State's Nick Vigil selected by Cincinnati Bengals in third round (+video)

Utah State inside linebacker Nick Vigil, the only early entrant from a Utah school in this year's NFL draft, selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 87th overall pick in Friday's third round. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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BYU's Kaufusi, selected in 3rd round of NFL draft, says Baltimore is 'great fit' (+video)

To BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi, he’s a perfect fit with the Baltimore Ravens. Kaufusi became the first local player selected in the 2016 National Football League draft Friday night when... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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NFL draft blog: Day 2 coverage Trio of local prospects hear names called

The 2016 NFL draft kicked off in Chicago, and as expected a pair of quarterbacks went off the board first, as Los Angeles and Philadelphia traded up for the top two picks. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Ole Miss to investigate Tunsil's comments on receiving cash

Mississippi will investigate former offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's comments that he accepted money from a member of the football staff while playing at the school. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Hacked: After bizarre video Tunsil's NFL draft stock drops

Tunsil tumbled down the NFL draft board Thursday night after a bizarre video of him was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the proceedings, potentially costing the offensive... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Ranking the 38 Utah ties selected in the NFL draft's 3rd round

Since the first NFL draft in 1936, 38 players with Utah ties have been taken in the third round. Here's how they stack up against each other. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Booker, other locals could get NFL draft calls on Friday

BYU's Bronson Kaufusi, Utah State's Kyler Fackrell and Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew join Utah running back as players who may be taken on day two. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Video on Tunsil's Twitter account seems to hurt draft stock

re video that was posted on Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account minutes before the start of the NFL draft showed a person smoking from a mask equipped with a bong. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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L.A. Story: QB Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick

The Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, and the No. 2 selection for the Philadelphia Eagles is North Dakota State quarterback... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Raiders owner to Las Vegas: Build it and we will come

Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver "Las Vegas Raiders" banner. He made a few jokes before delivering a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Oakland Raiders owner says he will spend $500 million in a move to Vegas

Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and is willing to spend a half billion dollars as part of a deal for a new stadium in the city. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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Video: Former Ute Steve Smith takes teen with autism to prom

Video shows Baltimore Ravens wide receiver at school dance with 18-year-old Aubrey Bridges. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Local players who might hear their names this weekend

There is a larger-than-usual number of players in the mix to be drafted (six Utah Utes, three SUU Thunderbirds, three Utah State Aggies and two BYU Cougars) and there is a large spread of where... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Morning links: BYU's Eric Mika returns from mission, reunites with Nick Emery, TJ Haws; Star Lotulelei's team option exercised

Cougars big man appears in photo with teammates; former Ute to remain with Carolina Panthers through the 2017 season; ex-Ute Eric Rowe featured by Vice Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Booker's path to the NFL approaches completion

Running back had a stellar career at Utah — leaving with two 1,000-yard seasons and a degree in sociology. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Enough already about the NFL draft

Had enough of the endless and pointless speculation about the NFL draft? Thursday's draft can't come soon enough. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Johnny Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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The unlikely powerhouse: How SUU came away with three NFL Draft prospects

SUU has just one NFL draft pick since the annual event began in 1937. That’s likely to change this week with Miles Killebrew, James Cowser and LeShaun Sims each projected to wind up somewhere... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Appeals court: QB Tom Brady must serve 'Deflategate' penalty

A federal appeals court has ruled that New England Patriots Tom Brady must serve a four-game "Deflategate" suspension imposed by the NFL, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Morning links: NFL Draft prospect news roundup for former BYU, USU, Utah and SUU players

A number of 2016 NFL Draft prospects who played collegiately at Beehive state schools have been noted over the past few days as the draft draws near Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Deseret News 2016 NFL mock draft: Teams looking to lock up future franchise QBs

Two teams have already traded up to presumably get a signal caller, and where this year's crop of QBs are taken will dramatically influence how the first round goes. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Ranking the 26 Utah ties selected in the NFL Draft's first round

There have been 26 players with Utah ties selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since it began in 1936. How do they stack up against each other? Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Eagles acquire No. 2 overall draft pick from Browns

The Eagles have acquired the No. 2 overall pick in next week's draft from Cleveland in exchange for five picks. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Daniel Sorensen re-signs with Chiefs, Kaelin Clay with Ravens

Exclusive-rights free agents Daniel Sorensen (BYU) and Kaelin Clay (Utah) signed tenders Monday with their respective teams. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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NFL draft: Who will be picked first, Kaufusi, Booker, Fackrell or Killebrew?

There’s no sure-fire first-round NFL draft prospect from the state of Utah this year, but four colleges from around the state each have a player who could become the first instate player to... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Appeals court upholds $1B NFL concussion settlement

A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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27-year-old wideout Harvin retiring after 7 NFL seasons

The 27-year-old wide receiver is retiring after seven NFL seasons, Harvin's agent, Joel Segal, confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Steve Smith has proven to be a finisher in the NFL, as a father and community leader

Former Utah wide receiver and current Baltimore Raven Steve Smith Sr. has a simple but direct goal for the 2016 NFL season. “Finish," he said. "Finish the season." Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Titans agree to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams

The Tennessee Titans agreed Thursday to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Former SUU quarterback Brad Sorensen released by San Diego Chargers

Brad Sorensen's on-again, off-again employment by the San Diego Chargers is off again, as the team released the former Southern Utah and BYU quarterback on Wednesday. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Hall of Famer Lynn Swann named athletic director at USC

Lynn Swann is the next Southern California football great to get the chance to run the Trojans' athletic department. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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The impact football can have as a teaching tool for life emphasized at awards banquet

The role that football plays in developing life skills was a major emphasis during the 22nd annual banquet for the Utah Chapter of the National Football Foundation on Tuesday night at UVU’s... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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New video appears to show moments before Smith's death

Newly released surveillance video shows what may have precipitated the shooting death of Saints defensive end Will Smith: Moments earlier, what appears to be his Mercedes SUV can be seen bumping... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Morning links: Former BYU TE Dennis Pitta not ready to give up; Lakers, Warriors finale tickets very expensive

Baltimore Ravens veteran isn't giving up after missing most of the last two seasons with injury; ticket prices skyrocket for Kobe Bryant's final game; Utah Jazz swingman Joe Ingles used to be a... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Police: Ex-Saint Will Smith gunned down in case of road rage

Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car, police said Sunday. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Former Saints defensive end Will Smith shot and killed

Former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith was shot and killed Saturday after a traffic accident. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Ex-BYU and NFL player focuses new career on concussions

A former BYU football star whose NFL career was cut short partly by concussions has now decided to devote himself to helping others with similar injuries. Late last month, Austin Collie quit his... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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Former BYU receiver Austin Collie tells BC Lions he intends to retire

Austin Collie, BYU's former all-time leading wide receiver, is hanging up his football cleats after a professional career marked by promise and injuries. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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The sport with the most concussions (hint: it's not football)

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Although football gets all the bad press, it's only one way to get a concussion. Here are other sports with high rates of concussion and the reason a helmet may be your most important sports gear. Read more »

April 7, 2016

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