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Moose911`s first commented 2014 NFL Mock Draft is up. One draft day trade is always included.

I would love to get some comments on my Mock, also critical comments and what you honestly think about the picks. But pleeease, keep in mind that I am not a native USA born football fan, so be gentle and leave them with style and respect.

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1.   Houston Texans – Blake Bortles, QB

I got ripped from some Texans fans last year for taking a QB and see your results… NOW clearly a need for Houston so the no.1 pick will be the QB position AGAIN, like so many years before.

Despite reports of a not tooooo spectacular Pro-Day I still believe he is considered by the Texans. On the other hand Clowney comes more and more to my mind as the 1st overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Previous pick: Teddy Bridgewater, QB

2.   TRADE: Atlanta Falcons from St. Louis Rams (Trade Redskins 2012- RGIII) – Jadeveon Clowney, DE

GM Les Sneed came from ATL to the Rams. Knows all the Front Office people there well. I think they move it and already have a deal in place (no additional first rounders I guess), but after playing FA so slow they have to get extra picks.

Atlanta pick comes down to Clowney or Mack.

3.   Jacksonville Jaguars – Sammy Watkins, WR

For me this makes sense. Not much of an offense, your main WR is always suspended and your franchise Rushing leader is gone. Henne can play QB and to add a weapon like Watkins makes as much sense as a rookie QB.

4.   Cleveland Browns – Teddy Bridgewater, QB

Puh, the Browns are the Browns, so I never will figure out what they will do. Releasing your first round pick before drafting him is not possible so why not try another QB, this time even higher than in 2012.

Previous pick: Blake Bortles, QB

5.   Oakland Raiders – Mike Evans, WR

Same like no. 4 but some fancy moves (including the no-move for Saffold) in FA. Manziel, will not happen like predicted before FA Mock Draft. Schaub will start and throw to the other team a pick 6. Skill position is on my mind. See pick, but adding D. Jackson will change everything.

Previous pick: Johnny Manziel, QB

6.   St. Louis Rams – Greg Robinson, OT

Moved down and almost have to pick a OL with all those nasty D`s in the NFC Best. He or Matthews should make most sense. But with Fisher you never know. Look out for bad boy moves: Incocnito (knows and likes J. Long well) and the other Michigan guy, Taylor Lewan. Brrr, that would be even more 15yard penalties against the Rams in 2014.

7.   Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jake Matthews, OT

I think this is needed, because I don`t see A. Collins as a RT ad Donald Penn was cut. DE should be set so will move on with my K. Mack pick.

Previous pick: Khalil Mack, DE

8.   Minnesota Vikings – Johnny Manziel, QB

At no. 8 the Vikings admit, that they paniced with C. Ponder some years ago and choose the pick the star QB from Texas A&M. This guy will be loved in Min.

Previous pick: Darqueze Dennard, CB

9.   Buffalo Bills – Khalil Mack, DE/OLB

The talented third OL missing in this Mock, or a steal of a DE how should long be gone or a huge/speedy WR for your 2nd year QB…

I like every pick, to be honest, but hunting Tom Brady would be fun and also you can get rid of M. Williams contract after one or two years.

Previous pick: Jake Matthews, OT

10.  Detroit Lions – Justin Gilbert, CB

After FA which means the Golden Tate signing, I don`t think the Lions take a WR. Secondary was a mess in 2013 and a talented CB just fits what they need.

Previous pick: Mike Evans, WR

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  • Arizona's Peterson relishes being highest-paid CB

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Patrick Peterson is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL.

    Just ask him.

    Not only did he tweet out the terms of his new contract - five years, $70 million, $48 million guaranteed - he referred to himself as the highest-paid at his position at least five times in the Arizona Cardinals news conference announcing the new deal on Wednesday - twice before he was ever asked a question.

    He's long maintained he's the league's best cornerback. Now he says has higher goals - the playoffs, a Super Bowl title, the Hall of Fame.

    And Peterson doesn't speak as if he's boasting, rather just a matter of the facts.

    In just three years, he has become, as he put it, "a face of the organization."

    "He's earned it," Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said, "and I agree - he's the best defensive corner in the league."

    Peterson is the first of the 2011 draft class to sign a second contract. He had two years left on his previous deal after the Cardinals picked up his fifth-year option.

    "It shows that we're a first-class organization," Peterson said. "We want to get the job done. We want to win, that's the most important thing."

    By tweeting out his deal, Peterson made sure everyone knew his contract was bigger than that of Seattle's Richard Sherman. The two have carried on a Twitter rivalry for some time.

    Sherman signed a four-year, $56 million contract - $40 million guaranteed - earlier this year.

    Peterson rubbed it in with a tweet on Wednesday that said "You mad bro!!!" followed by five faces crying.

    Sherman responded with a close-up photo of his Super Bowl championship ring and said "Can't ever be too mad."

    "I don't have any beef with Richard," Peterson said at the news conference. "I'm having fun. I don't know if he's having fun, but I think it's going to make me take my game to the next level."

    He noted some of Sherman's tweets are "a little salty."

    "I guess it will be must-watch TV when we play Seattle," Peterson said.

    It's the second-largest contract in Cardinals' history, exceeded only by the eight-year contract worth up to $120 million - with nearly $50 million guaranteed, that Larry Fitzgerald signed in 2011.

    Peterson doesn't cover a particular part of the field, as Sherman does, but is assigned to the opponent's best receiver, wherever he lines up.

    "Twenty-four years old, 48 straight starts," Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said. "In my humble opinion there isn't another corner in the league that has his size, speed, athleticism, explosiveness, ball skills.

    "On top of that, Pat will probably be the first to tell you he hasn't even scratched the surface yet, which is actually scary considering the fact that he could redefine the position."

    Peterson said "it's a big deal" to have the biggest contract at his position.

    "I think I have done a lot in my young career to be recognized not only as the best cornerback in the league," he said, "but as the highest-paid cornerback in the league. I think my body of work is only going to get better."

    Peterson said the contract won't mean an added burden.

    "Honestly, I don't think my responsibilities have grown," he said, "because I've been the guy that wants to get better each and every day. I want to be the guy who leads this team. I want to be a face of this organization. I have accomplished that in my first three years. Now it's getting championships."

    Peterson, who turned 24 on July 11, has made the Pro Bowl each of his three NFL seasons after Arizona selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft. He made it as a punt returner in his rookie season, and as a cornerback the past two years. He and Sherman were first-team All-Pro last season.

    "He's very, very mature," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "I don't like using that role model word, but he's a perfect citizen."

    Peterson has become a mentor for safety Tyrann Mathieu, who also went to LSU and had marijuana-related problems before coming to the NFL last year and excelling as a rookie before going down with a late-season knee injury.

    Now, Peterson said, it's time for him to aim for more.

    "I want to be in the Hall of Fame someday," he said. "I have bigger goals than a massive contract. I haven't been to the playoffs since I've been here. I had one winning season since I've been here. I want to bring a championship to this city, to this organization. I want to hoist that Lombardi Trophy."

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  • Packers sign GM Ted Thompson to extension

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) With four NFC North titles and a Super Bowl victory in the past decade, Ted Thompson has had quite a run as Packers general manager.

    Thompson sees no reason to stop now, even as retirement age nears. The team announced after practice Wednesday the signing of Thompson to a multiyear contract extension.

    "The more you think about it, the more you think how nuts are you that you'd walk away from something like this," Thompson said. "To get a chance to continue to do that after you put all the chips on the table, there's very little choice there. I want to be here."

    Terms of the deal were not announced. Thompson didn't comment on the specifics, either.

    "No. I'm not a very specific guy," he said when asked if could be more specific about his contract, drawing laughs from reporters.

    Extending coach Mike McCarthy's contract appears to be the next decision.

    Both the general manager and coach last signed extensions in 2011, within about a month after the Packers won the Super Bowl.

    "Big priority. It's been the plan the whole time," Thompson said about an extension for McCarthy. "The way the organization is set up ... it's the way it's always been done here. The general manager kind of gets put away and then you do the head coach."

    Thompson, 61, took over in 2005; McCarthy was hired in January 2006.

    "We anticipate each other's thoughts often, which might drive both of us crazy sometimes, but I think it's working well and has worked well," Thompson said.

    Thompson missed the NFL meetings in March for a personal matter. He appeared energized last week in addressing the annual Packers shareholders meeting.

    He might make a few more short trips home to go see family in his home state of Texas, though Thompson had no plans to delegate authority. He professed a continued love for scouting.

    Thompson doesn't have a timeline for how much longer he wants to work.

    "His outstanding work has been the key factor in the success that we've enjoyed in recent years," team president Mark Murphy.

    Thompson's deal is the second high-profile extension announced by the club in the opening week of camp, following the deal signed by top receiver Jordy Nelson on Saturday.

    They are among the highlights of what has been a smooth start to camp so far - though both McCarthy and Thompson bristled slightly when asked about the lack of distractions.

    "That's me knocking on wood because you said something like that, jinxing it," said Thompson after knocking on the podium. "You never talk about your good fortunes."

    Also:

    IN AND OUT: Starting safety Morgan Burnett sat out some of practice Wednesday with what McCarthy called a "tweaked" ankle, though the injury didn't appear serious. Burnett remained on the sideline while Micah Hyde and first-round draft pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix got a few looks with the first team as the safety duo in red zone drills.

    Linebacker-defensive end Mike Neal practiced for the first time after watching the first few days with an abdominal injury. Inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore also returned after sitting out a few days because of illness. Guard T.J. Lang (shoulder) took part in position drills.

    IN THE HOUSE: McCarthy singled out fourth-year cornerback Davon House's start to camp. He is part of what is looking like a deep position group in the secondary, especially with Casey Hayward at full speed from a hamstring injury that limited him last season. Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are the starting corners.

    RED ZONE: Nelson caught a couple of touchdowns during two-minute drill practice, including one from a scrambling Aaron Rodgers around the right edge that had the pass rushing Julius Peppers yell out in frustration. "The biggest thing when you get out there in two minutes is that you're a little ahead of the game because we've been going no-huddle since Day 1, so a lot the mechanics" carry over, McCarthy said.

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  • Dolphins' credo on T-shirts after bullying scandal

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins, rocked by a bullying scandal last season, are now wearing T-shirts bearing a credo of togetherness that was coined by the players.

    One by one some of the members of the offense and defense removed their shoulder pads Wednesday and changed into the new gray shirt. On the back was a list of 10 sayings bordered by the words "I am a Miami Dolphin" that encompass their approach to the upcoming season.

    Among the sayings that bring to mind last year's scandal involving former offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin is this one. "If I see something - I will say something - I commit to call it as it is."

    Head coach Joe Philbin applauded the gesture made by his players.

    "I think the best way to do things is to give them some ownership and let them feel like I'm not coming down from the mountaintop and saying this is a must and this is a mandate," Philbin said. "I thought they did a good job. I thought they gave some consideration and some thought to it and I think it's good. Probably `I'm a professional,' is one of them I like. But I think I like them all. They're all good, but that one sticks to me. It's kind of all encompassing, entails a lot. `Team first,' too. Maybe I like team first better. I'm trying to picture the T-shirt."

    Considering that Philbin has come up with plenty of his own rules, he joked that some of the players think he has too many and that he's "a little stiff." He had approached a group of veterans during the offseason to emphasize his desire for them to take ownership of the team. The idea for an official credo came naturally.

    Defensive end Cameron Wake, a three-time Pro Bowler, had showed off a T-shirt last year in the locker room that he and other members of the defense designed specifically for defensive players. That one was adorned with the words "Respect The Brotherhood" on the back surrounding a military style logo, so he was probably a good person to go to with the new shirt.

    Fellow defensive lineman Jared Odrick also was one of the players approached by Philbin.

    "I think it means a lot," Odrick, a first-round draft pick in 2010, said of the T-shirts. "I think it gives us a visualization, something that we see every day, to try to embody every day in the locker room and onto the field. It's something that helps because you're there reading on everybody's shirt. And it's words that we've actually said. It's words that have come out of our mouths."

    Notes: Wide receiver Mike Wallace and center Sam Brenner both were kept out of practice. Brenner was carted off the field Tuesday during practice. The two players joined Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey and free agent running back Knowshon Moreno as spectators. Pouncey is recovering from hip surgery that is expected to cost him at least the first month of the regular season and Moreno is coming off of knee surgery.

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  • Report: Browns' Gordon hires lawyer, preps appeal

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL.

    Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland's talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.

    ESPN first reported Suh's hiring.

    Gordon is facing an indefinite ban under the league's substance abuse policy. While he awaits his hearing, the Pro Bowler has been at training camp with the Browns. He has declined interview requests.

    Suh helped Sherman win his appeal of a substance abuse violation on the grounds of a faulty test.

    According to the person who spoke to the AP, Gordon will contend failed test results were caused by secondhand marijuana smoke. Gordon's attorney also is expected to point out that Gordon only tested positive once despite being tested over 70 times, and even then two samples taken did not match.

    ESPN and profootballtalk.com were first to report Gordon's plans to clear his name.

    Gordon, who failed at least three drug tests in college for marijuana, was suspended for two games last season for what he claimed was for a prescribed cough medicine. Despite the suspension, he still led the league in yards receiving and broke several team records. The 23-year-old reportedly checked into rehab following a recent DWI arrest in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    The Browns are eager to find out if they will have Gordon at all this season.

    Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron said the uncertainty has weighed on Gordon as he waits to learn his fate.

    "He's trying to be positive," Cameron said after Monday's practice. "It's one of those things, he doesn't know. It's up in the air right now. It's hard for him to have a say either way, so he's just grinding. He's out here every day and he's working hard and that's all you can ask of him."

    If Gordon loses his appeal, he'll have to wait one year to apply to Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement.

    Gordon could be helped by the public outcry over the league's handling of Baltimore running back Ray Rice's case. Rice was suspended two games by Goodell for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Rice was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer.

  • Police: Abraham asleep at wheel during DUI arrest

    ATLANTA (AP) Authorities say Arizona Cardinals linebacker John Abraham was arrested on a drunken driving charge a month ago in the Atlanta area.

    Abraham has been absent from the team's training camp since Friday.

    DeKalb County Jail records show that the 36-year-old was taken into custody June 29 and released the same day.

    Abraham was driving a black, 2013 Dodge Challenger that had stopped in the center southbound lane of a suburban Atlanta road the afternoon of June 29, Brookhaven, Georgia police said in an incident report. Abraham smelled of alcohol and failed voluntary sobriety tests - including reciting a portion of the alphabet. Police said Abraham remained asleep for several minutes after police arrived, despite an officer shouting and pounding on his doors and windows.

    After Abraham woke up, he told investigators he was coming from the Pink Pony - a local strip club - and the person who was supposed to pick him up hadn't arrived, police said in the report.

    The records show Abraham was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as stopping, standing or parking in a prohibited place.

    Records from the jail do not indicate whether the case had been resolved as of Tuesday, nor do they list an attorney for Abraham.

    The Cardinals have said only that Abraham has been absent from camp for personal reasons.

    This is not the first brush with the law for Abraham, who has also played for the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets.

    In 2012, he was arrested on an obstruction charge in Atlanta after he repeatedly refused to leave an area taped off by firefighters and police. A police report said he appeared intoxicated, smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and slurred his speech. It was not immediately clear whether that case had been resolved.

    And in 2003, Abraham pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in New York after he drove his SUV into a fire hydrant and light pole. Police had said his blood alcohol content measured more than three times the legal limit.

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