Sources: Ex-NFLer Hardy sets pro MMA debut

Greg Hardy has booked a heavyweight fight on June 12, on the “Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series,” sources said. It will mark Hardy’s professional MMA debut.

Kap gets award for protesting ‘lawful lynchings’

Amnesty International gave Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award for his “refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination.”

Austin Corbett is an under-the-radar name in the 2018 NFL draft

The onetime walk-on became a captain at Nevada, where he played offensive tackle. Guard and center appear to be in his NFL future.

Sorting through medical questions will impact Patriots’ draft

From linebackers to quarterbacks, New England has a lot of options to sort through in the early rounds.

Joe Haden ‘training like never before’ in Year 2 with Steelers

After battling injuries over the past two offseasons, Steelers cornerback Joe Haden plans to make up for lost time.

Legwold: My ranking of top 100 NFL draft prospects

Who are the top 100 prospects in the NFL draft? Longtime draft guru Jeff Legwold nailed 84 of 100 in 2017. How will he do in 2018?

‘Agony and ecstasy’: The art of the draft call

The buildup to the call that will change a player’s life is brutal and agonizing. Here, players and execs share their stories of the draft day ritual.

Life after Namath: 40 years of bad luck, J-E-T-Suffering

Twelve Jets QBs have held the job on a full-time basis in the post-Namath era but only four produced a winning record, never mind a championship.

Source: Broncos to deal punter Dixon to Giants

After adding free-agent punter Marquette King earlier this month, the Broncos are set to trade punter Riley Dixon to the Giants for a future conditional pick, a source told ESPN.

Source: Foles gets raise in restructured deal

Nick Foles has agreed to a restructured contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that includes a $2 million signing bonus, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The deal includes a mutual option for 2019.

Colts: Trading No. 6 shows confidence in Luck

The Colts traded down in this year’s draft because they are certain about quarterback Andrew Luck’s rehabilitation and future.

QB Luke McCown announces retirement

Longtime backup quarterback Luke McCown, who spent 13 years in the NFL, announced his retirement Friday.

Texans ‘optimistic’ on new deal for Clowney

Texans general manager Brian Gaine said Friday he is optimistic the team will sign Pro Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to a long-term contract before the season.

Source: Ravens sign WR Snead to offer sheet

The Ravens have signed Saints WR Willie Snead to a two-year offer sheet, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Pairing up: Browns’ possible combinations with first, fourth picks

The Browns’ two first-round picks should be key pieces of the team for years to come. Which players are they most likely to select?

Franchise QB or bust? Making sense of Josh Allen, draft enigma

Rocket arm. Freakish talent. The Wyoming quarterback could be a superstar. But Allen has flaws that stand out from the usual top draft pick.

Former Patriots broadcaster Santos dies at 78

Gil Santos, who spent 36 seasons as the radio voice of the New England Patriots died Thursday, his 78th birthday. Santos retired after the 2012 season and was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame in 2013.

Puppies, babies and crawfish? The best NFL team schedule reveals

The NFL unveiled the 2018 regular-season slate of games on Thursday, and teams were ready to show off their creativity when revealing schedules.

Eagles 3.5-point favorites vs. Falcons in Week 1

The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas has installed the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles as 3.5-point favorites over the Falcons in the season opener on Thursday, Sept. 6.

NFL schedule winners and losers: Why Steelers should be happy

The Steelers could have the AFC North wrapped up by midseason. Plus: How Ed Sheeran influenced eight different games and more.

2018 NFL schedule: Record predictions, analysis for all 32 teams

The full schedule is out, and Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will meet in Week 9, just the second time they’ve faced off. We’ve got predictions for every game.

Full 2018 NFL Schedule

Source: Freeney to sign with Colts, retire

Dwight Freeney will sign with the Colts and then immediately retire, a source told ESPN.

Source: Eagles to kick off 2018 vs. Falcons

The Eagles will open their first Super Bowl defense when they host the Falcons to start the 2018 NFL regular season, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Jags to debut in-stadium dog park, new unis

Not only is EverBank Field getting a makeover with a new dog park inside the stadium, but the Jaguars will have new “no-nonsense” uniforms in 2018.

Draft looming, Browns GM still coy on ‘process’

Browns general manager John Dorsey is providing little inkling into what direction Cleveland is heading with the first and fourth picks of the NFL draft.

Giants release WR Marshall, cite failed physical

Veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall, whom the Giants signed last offseason to a two-year, $11 million deal, was cut by the team Thursday.

If Bills stay put at No. 12, who do they draft?

A look at the quarterbacks and non-quarterbacks, the likely and unlikely players to be available when the Bills make the first of two 1st-round picks.

To trade or not to trade: Broncos will face draft decision

With the Broncos committed to Case Keenum, they aren’t likely looking at a QB at No. 5. That means John Elway’s phone will be ringing next Thursday.