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  1. New dad Ponder readies for different camp

    Ben Goessling

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As Christian Ponder begins his fourth training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, there's less guaranteed to the quarterback than at any point since the team made him the 12th overall pick in the 2011 draft. Ponder will head to Mankat...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Locker to work mostly from pocket?

    Tom Carpenter

    Leading up to the 2011 draft, Jake Locker's athleticism helped assuage concerns about his inconsistency as a pocket-passer. The Tennessee Titans ended up selecting him with the eighth overall pick, but it's been a bumpy road for him as a pro. Injurie...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Henery has room to improve

    Andy Jasner

    Alex Henery has performed admirably since being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. But Eagles special teams coach Dave Fipp believes the kicker can be much better. The Eagles signed undrafted free-agent kicker Carey "Murderleg" Spe...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. Mailbag: Culliver looks like starter

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Yosh from Cypress, California, wants to know if I think the San Francisco 49ers' brass regrets not moving up and taking Colin Kaepernick in the 2011 draft so they could give him a 2015 option. Bill Williamson: Certainly, righ...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  5. Newton begins NFL draft with first tweet

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made his Twitter debut Thursday night moments before the Houston Texans picked South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick of the 2014 NFL draft. The first pick of the 2011 draft (...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  6. Seahawks decline option on Carpenter

    Terry Blount

    As expected, the Seattle Seahawks have declined to exercise guard James Carpenter's fifth-year contract option for the 2015 season. Carpenter, who played college football at Alabama, was the 25th overall pick of the 2011 draft. As a first-round pi...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  7. What Ravens can learn from 2011 draft

    Jamison Hensley

    All week, the Baltimore Ravens blog will take a look at what the team can learn from each of its previous five drafts: There is a difference between a prospect with character flaws and one who learned from past mistakes. That's the biggest less...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. Carolina Panthers pick up Cam Newton's fifth-year option for 2015...

    David Newton

    The Carolina Panthers have picked up the fifth-year option on quarterback Cam Newton, locking up the first pick of the 2011 draft through the 2015 season, the team announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  9. Cincinnati Bengals pick up fifth-year option for A.J. Green

    Coley Harvey

    The Cincinnati Bengals have, as expected, exercised a fifth-year option on receiver A.J. Green, according to NFL Players Association website.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  10. Mailbag - Market only getting worse for running backs

    John Clayton

    Mailbag -- While there's still on-field value for RBs, it no longer translates into big contracts, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  11. Big Blue Morning: Amukamara's option

    Dan Graziano

    In the NFL news lately, you've no doubt seen a lot about fifth-year options for players drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft. This is a new phenomenon, because it's part of the CBA that went into effect in 2011 and governs players drafted tha...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  12. Latest buzz on A.J. Green's extension

    Tom Carpenter

    Because A.J. Green was a top-10 pick in the 2011 draft, the Cincinnati Bengals have a fifth-year option they can exercise to keep him under contract for the 2015 campaign. They are expected to do just that prior to the May 3 deadline, but will they w...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  13. Steelers' draft review: 2011

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- The is the fifth in a series that reviews the Steelers' drafts under general manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin. Next up is the 2011 draft. Total picks: 7 Picks still with the team: 4 Best pick: DE Cameron Heyward. ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  14. Giants' last five drafts: 2011

    Dan Graziano

    With the NFL draft still a relatively painful three weeks and one day away, we're taking a look this week at the New York Giants' last five drafts to see how much they've helped. Today we look at the 2011 draft, which saw the Giants pick a defensive ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  15. Reviewing the Detroit Lions' 2011 draft

    Michael Rothstein

    Over the past two weeks, we have taken a look at the past 10 first rounds from the Detroit Lions - all of the drafts that had Martin Mayhew as either the team's general manager or assistant general manager. This week, we're looking specifically as...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. Kelce has come a long way since 2011 draft

    Andy Jasner

    Jason Kelce recently signed a seven-year contract that will keep him with the Philadelphia Eagles until 2020. Not that long ago, Kelce was just hoping to be selected in the draft. The former standout at the University of Cincinnati wasn't taken...

    Blog | April 14, 2014