Pick-by-Pick NFL Draft Blog


Pick-by-Pick NFL Draft Blog

FOXBORO -- Here is a live blog of every pick in the First Round of the 2012 NFL Draft:

8:05 -- The Indianapolis Colts waste no time and do what everybody already knew was coming. They drafted Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

8:13 -- "To Whom much is given, much is expected." Those were the words of Robert Griffin III, speaking to Deion Sanders on the NFL Network, after the Washington Redskins selected the Baylor quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the draft. It was also an inevitable selection that everybody knew was coming.

8:20 -- As expected, after trading up from the No. 4th pick with the Minnesota Vikings -- the Cleveland Browns selected Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the third pick in the draft.

8:27 -- The Minnesota Vikings dropped one slot in the draft, after trading the third pick to Cleveland, and they took the same player they were projected to take at No. 3, in USC tackle Matt Kalil.

8:32 -- Stud wide receiver Justin Blackmon gives hope to the Jacksonville Jaguars offense, after the Jags selected him with the No. 5 pick. They traded up from No. 7, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

8:37 -- LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne goes sixth overall, to the Dallas Cowboys, who traded up from No. 14 with the St. Louis Rams.

8:45 -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved down from No. 5 to No. 7, and took Alabama safety Mark Barron. This marks the longest amount of time in between picks so far, at a staggering eight minutes.

The Miami Dolphins are on the clock.

Patriots-Steelers injury report: Seven Pats listed as questionable


Patriots-Steelers injury report: Seven Pats listed as questionable

The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game:


WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
DL Jabaal Sheard (knee)


TE Ladarius Green (concussion/illness)
LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps)
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)

RB Le'Veon Bell (not injury related)
K Chris Boswell (illness)
LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle)
S Sean Davis (shoulder)
C B.J. Finney (illness)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bay (illness)
DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
QB Zach Mettenberger (illness)
S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related)
LB Vince Williams (shoulder)

Bradley still hurting, will miss Celtics game vs. Trail Blazers

Bradley still hurting, will miss Celtics game vs. Trail Blazers

WALTHAM, Mass. – The right Achilles’ strain that has kept Avery Bradley out of five of the Celtics’ past six games, will continue to keep the 6-foot-2 guard sidelined.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Bradley will not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Stevens added that no additional tests have been taken and the Achilles’ itself is structurally fine.
“He’s got a lot of soreness around it, and that’s one of those things you have to be ultra-careful with,” said Stevens, who later added that Bradley would not practice with the team today. “When he [Bradley] came back, he said he felt a lot better, and then he played and the next day he practiced. We didn’t do anything live but he did a lot of cutting and did not feel near as good. That’s why he didn’t play Wednesday.”
The absence of Bradley was clearly felt in a 117-106 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday, a game in which Knicks guard Derrick Rose – the man Bradley would have likely spent defending most of the game – scored 30 points.
This season, all-NBA first team defender is  the Celtics’ No. 2 scorer at 17 points per game along with averaging a team-best 6.9 rebounds.
In addition, Bradley is shooting a career-best 40.9 percent from 3-point range, as well as dishing out 2.4 assists per game, which also represents a career-high for the 26-year-old.