ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden has already altered one aspect of rookie minicamp for the Oakland Raiders based on what the team did in the draft.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — At the national championship game nearly four months ago, Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said he was told by an NFL scout that if he did nothing but draft...
Suspended Clemson DT Lawrence among 3 Tigers off to NFL
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is headed to the NFL.
Lawrence is the 350-pound, 6-foot-4 lineman who missed the Tigers' College Football Playoff games after he and two teammates tested positive for the banned substance ostarine. Lawrence attended both games and celebrated with teammates Monday night after a 44-16 victory over Alabama in the national championship game.
Lawrence announced his decision on Twitter Wednesday.
Clemson backups Fields, Powell out vs Syracuse
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson cornerback Mark Fields and receiver Cornell Powell will miss the game against Syracuse for disciplinary reasons.
The team announced the suspensions shortly before kickoff with the Orange on Saturday. The Tigers say Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will address the issue after the game.
Fields is a senior with four tackles and a pass breakup in 110 snaps this season. Powell is a junior who has had five catches for 63 yards.
Clemson defense bails out struggling offense in eventual 34-7 win over Boston College
CLEMSON — For weeks, the national talk has swirled around Clemson’s defense, a unit praised for its utter dominance.
For days leading up to the season, though, Brent Venables, was cautiously optimistic. The defensive coordinator warned the Tigers’ fanbase that this unit had yet to prove anything. A guru in how prepares, Venables wanted to see what happened as the season ensued.
On the Beat: Trayvon Mullen has “earned the right” to start at cornerback, Christian Wilkins celebrates hard
CLEMSON — Clemson coaches are hopeful cornerback Marcus Edmond will be back in the mix this week after a foot sprain against Auburn sidelined him in the second half Sept. 9 and kept him from traveling to Louisville on Saturday.
But even if he does make his anticipated return, all signs point toward Edmond having to earn his starting spot back. For the third straight week, according to Clemson's depth chart, it belongs to Trayvon Mullen — Edmond's backup heading into the season.
CLEMSON — When the Clemson Tigers take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday (8:12 p.m., ABC), it is understood that much of the success will depend on finding a way to stop the reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.
But for Clemson sophomore starting cornerback Trayvon Mullen, the job Saturday night is about stopping family from having bragging rights at Thanksgiving dinner back home in Florida — because Jackson is Mullen’s cousin.
Clemson’s Ray-Ray McCloud has Irma worries, “prayers out” for hometown of Tampa
CLEMSON – Ray-Ray McCloud tried hard to block it out from kickoff to quarterback Kelly Bryant’s final kneel down. But thoughts of Hurricane Irma bearing down on his hometown of Tampa were with Clemson’s junior wide receiver Saturday night before and after the Tigers’ 14-6 victory over Auburn.
McCloud’s parents and siblings were safe in Clemson and watching football at Death Valley, but he was worried about his grandparents and other relatives. Plus friends.