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2 Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams.

49ers pick up 5th-year option on DL DeForest Buckner

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive lineman DeForest Buckner's rookie contract.

Witness at NCAA trial says he paid football recruits

NEW YORK (AP) — A key witness for prosecutors at a trial stemming from a crackdown on corruption in college basketball says he paid college football players to secure their business

Cowboys pick up 5th-year option on Ezekiel Elliott contract

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott's rookie contract, keeping the star running back with the club at least through 2020.