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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the 15th pick in the NFL Nation Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select...Lamar Jackson, quarterback, Louisville.

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski announces on his Instagram page that he is officially playing in 2018.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Jon Gruden will walk through these doors for the first time since 2001 when the Raiders host the Lions August 10th in a preseason game.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots officially announced the signing of free-agent OT Ulrick John. The 25-year-old John, who entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the Colts in 2014, has played in 10 career games (3 starts). He adds depth at a time when rosters are at 90 players. The Patriots' OT depth chart includes Marcus Cannon, LaAdrian Waddle, Cole Croston, António Garcia, Andrew Jelks and John.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

If the Giants draft Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick, he'll need to be one of the league's very best running backs right away to justify his compensation. If drafted at that spot, Barkley would be the fourth-highest-paid running back in terms of average annual value (AAV), according to draft slot contract information from OverTheCap.com. By comparison, Bradley Chubb would be the 21st-highest-paid defensive end in terms of AAV, and a quarterback at that No. 2 spot would be the 25th-highest-paid QB assuming the Browns select a quarterback first overall.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams coach Sean McVay was asked at a press conference today whether it was hard to part with the No. 23 overall pick for WR Brandin Cooks. "If you told me I'd be getting that player at 23, I'd be throwing a pool party. And I don't even have a pool."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former C Nick Mangold said goodbye to football on Tuesday, signing a one-day contract and retiring a Jet. At a news conference, he told reporters he didn't miss football last season as much as he expected. "That's when I knew I'm in a good spot," said Mangold, who sat out 2017 after being cut by the Jets. Former teammates D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Willie Colon, Brandon Moore and Ryan Fitzpatrick attended. So did John Schmitt, the center on the Super Bowl III team.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Can confirm that the Rams have exercised the fifth-year options for RB Todd Gurley and CB Marcus Peters, both no-brainers. Gurley is projected to make $9.63M in 2019; Peters at $9.07M.

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