Every LI football player to be drafted to pros

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, pictured here as

Every year, hundreds of college football players work towards one goal: get drafted into the NFL.

With the 2014 NFL Draft exactly two weeks away, Newsday has launched its latest interactive -- a map/database of every Long Island high school football player that has been drafted by an NFL or AFL team.

The map highlights each school that has had a player drafted, and the database provides...

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NFL announces draft attendees

Quarterback Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies

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A record 30 NFL hopefuls will be in the house for this year's draft.

The league announced the list of attendees on Tuesday night. The draft will be May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall. Round 1 is on Thursday, rounds 2 and 3 are on Friday and rounds 4-7 are on Saturday.

In the past, the NFL invited only prospects that were considered to be top picks. In recent years, they have opened it...

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Report: Colin Kaepernick investigated for sexual assault

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick waits for the

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault, according to a TMZ report that quoted law enforcement sources in Miami. TMZ reports that alleged incident took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier in April.

No details of the alleged incident were reported, and the website indicated that the investigation is in its “beginning stages.”


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Drake name drops Johnny Manziel on new song 'Draft Day'

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and rapper Drake

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“Draft Day” has been a hot title lately. With the movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner coming out later this month, rapper Drake released a song Tuesday of the same name. Both come out on the heels of the 2014 NFL Draft, which begins with the first round May 8.

Drake, known for songs like “Started from the Bottom” and “Successful”, name drops a number of celebrities and athletes,...

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DeSean Jackson adds more speed to an already speedy lineup

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles

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DeSean Jackson's three-year, $24-million contract with Washington now gives new coach Jay Gruden and third-year quarterback Robert Griffin III a major new weapon on offense, adding more speed to an already fast lineup. 

Good thing the Giants have been loading up on defensive backs in free agency. They're gonna need every single one of them to contend with a Washington lineup that adds...

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PAT from 43 an 'interesting concept' for Tom Coughlin

Giants holder Steve Weatherford holds for kicker Josh

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin likes his extra points like just about everything else in his life: Old-fashioned.

That’s why the Giants coach voiced concern about proposed changes to the rules that would move the line of scrimmage on PATs to the 25. That rule was tabled at the NFL owners' meetings this week, but Coughlin spoke against the idea at the NFC coaches’ breakfast on Wednesday morning.


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Giants took unique approach with Dominique Rodgers-Cromarite

Denver Broncos' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie answers questions during Super

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Teams will often woo a free agent by telling him how great he is, how impressed they are by his skills, and what wonderful talent he has. When it came to landing cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, the Giants did just the opposite.

"We have a young man who really wants to be coached,” Tom Coughlin said of the team’s pitch to Rodgers-Cromartie which included a presentation...

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What can David Wilson give the Giants this season?

David Wilson looks on from the bench during

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Tom Coughlin is expecting David Wilson to be on the field for the Giants in 2014. He’s just not sure how much the third-year running back will be able to handle coming off neck surgery.

"I’m planning that he’s there,” Coughlin said at the NFC coaches’ breakfast at the NFL owners' meetings on Wednesday morning. “Until they tell me differently, he’s there. Now, to what extent...

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Coughlin says John Jerry was 'authentic'

Miami Dolphins offensive guard John Jerry looks up

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- It may not be the biggest signing of the offseason for the Giants and it may not have much of an impact when they get back on the field, but the addition of offensive lineman John Jerry has certainly drawn the most reaction here at the NFL’s annual meetings.

That’s because Jerry was one of three players named in the Wells Report which detailed the culture of bullying and harassment...

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NFLers, former NFLers react to Ralph Wilson's death on Twitter

Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson gestures during a

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The NFL suffered a big loss Tuesday when Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson, 95, died. The founder of the Bills was a key player in merging the AFL and NFL.

Current and former NFL players took to Twitter to show their remorse.

Former Bills wide receiver Andre Reed

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ralph C. Wilson who passed today. ..#GreatOwner #Fatherfigure #AFLVSNFL...

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