NFL Draft

This May 2019 photo shows Corey Ballentine of the New York Giants NFL football team. An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated battery in the April 28 attack, the Shawnee County district attorney's office said in a news release. (AP Photo)
July 13, 2019 - 3:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-...
Read More
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during the NFL football owners meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 22, 2019 - 4:34 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of...
Read More
May 15, 2019 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase needed just a few hours as the Jets' acting general manager to pull off a big deal. Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that New York agreed Wednesday night to send linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a sixth-round draft...
Read More
In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 5:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Washburn University football player and wounding of a New York Giants draft pick (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The New York Giants say cornerback Corey Ballentine, who was shot Sunday in Topeka, Kansas, is recovering and will join the team for its...
Read More
In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 8:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — No arrests have been made in a Kansas shooting that killed a Washburn University football player and wounded a former player who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka, where the university is located, say they have no new information to release...
Read More
In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 28, 2019 - 10:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University's joy over one of its own going to the pros quickly shifted to grief this weekend after a shooting killed a current Washburn football player and wounded the former member of the team who was drafted by the New York Giants just hours earlier. Police in Topeka...
Read More
Fans attend the final day of the NFL football draft Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 27, 2019 - 7:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Let's talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and maybe starters down the road. Eleven quarterbacks were chosen in the three rounds of the draft. The trio that went in the opening round — No. 1 overall Kyler Murray to Arizona, No. 6 Daniel Jones to...
Read More
San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Nick Bosa answers questions during an NFL football news conference Friday, April 26, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar )
April 27, 2019 - 12:27 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Nick Bosa has a prominent fan. President Donald Trump tweeted out congratulations to Bosa on Saturday for being the second overall pick in the NFL draft. Trump told Bosa he will be a great player and to "always stay true to yourself."...
Read More
Missouri quarterback Drew Lock poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Denver Broncos selected Lock in the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 27, 2019 - 6:14 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — So you want proof the NFL is an aerial circus? Try the second round of the draft. And some of the third. Of Friday night's first 32 picks, 11 were defensive backs charged with holding down pass catchers, of which seven were chosen. Plus another seven offensive linemen...
Read More
Fans sit on the main stage during the second round of the NFL football draft, Friday, April 26, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 26, 2019 - 10:41 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 11:25 p.m. Music City certainly has helped itself attract a crowd with a free concert by country star Tim McGraw. Still, Nashville has had another big, really big turnout. An estimated 200,000 fans turned out Friday, giving...
Read More

Pages