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  • Texans could replace Andre Johnson at draft

    HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Johnson is gone and the Houston Texans could use some help at wide receiver. But even if they draft a receiver with the 16th pick in Thursday’s NFL draft, they’re not…

  • Chiefs could be movers with 10 picks in upcoming draft

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The most revealing thing Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said during a 20-minute media session in which he endeavored to say as little as possible was this: He thinks there…

  • Raiders head into draft in need of receiver, pass rusher

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The two biggest needs for the Oakland Raiders heading into free agency remain the two most important going into the NFL draft. So it makes sense that when general manager Reggie…

  • Uncertainty swirls around Rivers’ future with Chargers

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers seem desperate to beat the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles, or at least get there at the same time. Philip Rivers really doesn’t want to go…

  • Denver Broncos’ O-line makeover isn’t finished

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Take a $4 million pay cut, John Elway told Peyton Manning, and I’ll fix your pocket of protection. The Broncos’ boss eagerly signed off on new coach Gary Kubiak moving his…

  • Colts play taking wait-and-watch approach to NFL draft

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts general manager Ryan Grigson will go through his regular draft routine Thursday night. He’ll wait hours, watch anxiously as players get selected and then hope someone he projected to go in…

  • Jaguars in position to add another top-5 pick in NFL draft

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell has a fairly common draft philosophy: When picking in the top five and building a team, Caldwell believes you should select a guy who plays…

  • Titans’ choices: QB, another player or try to trade down

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Whatever the Tennessee Titans do with the No. 2 overall selection in the NFL draft will depend on just how much they like quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Because of a 2-14 record…

  • Newsome looking for stars in 20th draft with Ravens

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — When the Baltimore Ravens hierarchy gathers to discuss the NFL draft, Ozzie Newsome is perceived to be the smartest man in the room. Instead of telling everyone why that is…

  • Browns enter draft armed with picks, may select quarterback

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have invested heavily into the quarterback position in recent years with scant success. That might not stop them from making a deeper commitment. Despite selecting a quarterback in the first…

  • Steelers keeping options open heading into draft

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The steady stream of bold-faced names out the door has finally slowed. Troy Polamalu. Ike Taylor. Brett Keisel. All three part of a defensive core that led the Pittsburgh Steelers to two…

  • Busy offseason makes up for Bills lacking 1st-round pick

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After a busy offseason of making big splashes, the Buffalo Bills will be spectators during the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. That’s all right with general manager…

  • Jets look to add impact player _ QB? Pass rusher? _ at No. 6

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mystery surrounds Mike Maccagnan’s first draft as general manager of the New York Jets. With the No. 6 overall selection, a potential impact player will be available. The question is…

  • Tannenbaum to look over Hickey’s shoulder in Dolphins’ draft

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins can blame their long Super Bowl drought on lots of lousy drafts, and they’ll try to get it right this time with — or in spite of —…

  • Monday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Recalled RHP Steven Wright from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned RHP Heath Hembree to Pawtucket. HOUSTON ASTROS — Recalled OF L.J. Hoes from Fresno (PCL). Optioned RHP Asher Wojciechowski to…