Green Bay extends Rodgers; Steelers add Stephens-Howling; Jags may take corner atop second round

We'll continue to keep you posted on the day's developing news here.


Mike Klis says the team "might" move up from #58 for a cornerback, but he doesn't attribute that to an "NFL source" or a "source close to the team," so perhaps he means it "might" happen in the same sense that the world "might" meet its end tonight. (6:10pm ET)

Mark Kiszla says Denver didn't want to deal with the Manti Te'o circus, he suggests the choice at #28 came down to Sly Williams or Alec Ogletree, and he now thinks the Broncos should use their third-round pick on Gamecocks RB Marcus Lattimore. (1:58pm ET)

Sly Williams

Here's some more analysis of Sly from around the web, curated by Stuart Zaas. (12:25pm ET)

Williams is the 34th Butch Davis recruit to have been selected in the first round. (12:25pm ET)

The UNC athletic department put together a video about Sylvester's path to the NFL. (12:25pm ET)

Player News

Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers have agreed on a five-year extension that will reportedly pay the QB $40M in 2013 and $62M over its first three years. (6:10pm ET)

Pittsburgh added former Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling on a one-year deal. (6:10pm ET)

Free agent RB Ahmad Bradshaw, who had drawn interest from Denver, Pittsburgh, and Green Bay, has reportedly been cleared for football activities in his recovery from his latest foot surgery. (12:25pm ET)

Texans WR DeVier Posey is expected to spend the beginning of the regular season on the PUP list. (12:25pm ET)

Whoops. LSU CB Tharold Simon, projected as a mid-round pick, was arrested in Louisiana and charged with public intimidation, resisting an officer, and unnecessary noise violation.

Ravens LB Rolando McClain claims the police got the wrong guy when they recently arrested him. (1:40pm ET)

The LOLJets freed $5.1M in cap space by reworking the contract of T D'Brickashaw Ferguson; Washington CB Josh Wilson took a hefty paycut. (4:20pm ET)

Prospect Rumors

Mike Garafolo says the league is collectively surprised that Manti Te'o went undrafted last night, he thinks Matt Barkley will be the next QB off the board, and he says the glowing reports surrounding the condition of Tank Carradine's surgically repaired knee are exaggerations. (12:25pm ET)

Peter King was stunned by Buffalo's selection of E.J. Manuel, and the Bears' taking Kyle Long over Manti Te'o, and he thinks Alabama RB Eddie Lacy could go to Cincy at #37. (12:25pm ET)

Bill Barnwell thinks potential fits for Lacy are Cincy at 37, the LOLJets at 39, or Green Bay at 55, with Cincy, the Giants, and Bears making sense for Te'o. (12:25pm ET)

Mike Florio hears the Ravens could make a big move up from #62 to get Te'o. (1:40pm ET)

Gil Brandt is expecting three QBs to go off the board early in tonight's action. (2:00pm ET)

Tony Pauline has notes on reported interest in UConn LB Sio Moore, Cincy TE Travis Kelce, WVU WR Stedman Bailey, UConn CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, and Georgia LB Cornelius Washington. (2:10pm ET)

Ian Rapoport says Eddie Lacy is expected to go off the board early tonight. (4:20pm ET)

Team Rumors

Early chatter was that Jacksonville wants to move down from #33, while Gil Brandt hears they'll take Johnthan Banks if they stay there; likewise, Mike Florio hears they don't want a QB there. (6:10pm ET)

Manish Mehta of the Daily News says the LOLJets wanted Tavon Austin at #9 and will consider Geno Smith if he makes it to them at #39, while Adam Schefter says they're considering a move up for a quarterback. However, Kim Jones says they're not targeting a QB today. (2:37pm ET)

Adam Teicher says to keep an eye on MSU RB Le'Veon Bell and Oregon LB Kiki Alonso tonight as possible Chiefs targets. (12:25pm ET)


Russ Lande and Gil Brandt list the top prospects left on the board. (1:00pm ET)

In their second-round mocks, Bucky Brooks has Denver taking BSU CB Jamar Taylor, Nate DavisRuss Lande, and Rob Rang predict LSU LB Kevin Minter, Don Banks says NC State CB David Amerson, AKA Ted's matchup safetyAndrew Mason goes with Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell, and Dane Brugler says A&M DE Damontre Moore. (6:15pm ET)

Awful Announcing hands NFLN an 'A,' and the Worldwide Leader a 'C+' for their coverage of the first round, and was anyone who has NFLN actually watching ESPN? Meanwhile, Chris Chase ranks the performances of the personalities on those networks last night. (2:05pm ET)

Updated 6:15pm ET

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