Archive for April, 2009

From one Jet to another: Sanchez calls Clemens, his QB competition

Mark Sanchez, the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft, was introduced to the New York media at Jets headquarters Saturday.

New Lions QB Stafford, TE Pettigrew aim to turn around boo-birds

Matthew Stafford and Brandon Pettigrew both expect that they will be able to win over a frustrated fan base that wanted draft picks to help a defense that was the main cause of the first 0-16 season in NFL history.

Jets trade up again, select RB Greene with first pick of third round

The Jets began Day 2 of the draft much like they did Day 1 — by trading a lot of pick to move up. This time they picked RB Shonn Greene.

Wheelin’, dealin’ Browns move back three times in first round, add picks

The Cleveland Browns made three trades in the first round of the NFL draft, just not the one everyone expected.

Shocker at No. 7: Raiders bypass Crabtree for Maryland WR Heyward-Bey

The Oakland Raiders took Darrius Heyward-Bey of Maryland with the seventh pick of the NFL draft Saturday, passing up more heralded and accomplished wide receivers to take the fastest of them all.

49ers gleefully grab Texas Tech WR Crabtree after he slips to 10th pick

The San Francisco 49ers selected wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the NFL draft Saturday, snatching up the Texas Tech star when he unexpectedly slipped to the 10th pick.

Stafford is the 1: Georgia QB signs six-year deal with Lions as top pick

Quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed to a six-year deal with the Detroit Lions on Friday night to become the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.’s Steve Wyche reports that the Lions will pay Stafford $41.7 million in guarantees in a deal worth as much as $78 million. The Lions said Saturday that the deal is signed.

Redskins fill need with Texas DE Orakpo at No. 13; Sanchez was no-go

The Washington Redskins have selected defensive end Brian Orakpo of Texas with the 13th pick in the NFL draft, another move to bolster their weak pass rush.