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NFL to do remote draft trial run Monday

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The NFL will hold a practice remote draft Monday, three days before the real thing is done in the same way.

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn on Friday did not provide details on the proceedings - except what his team has planned.

"We're going to do a couple internal tests and trial runs here," Quinn said in a Zoom meeting to preview the draft. "The league is having a mock draft, mock trial run on Monday that we'll participate in."


Bears release veteran TE Burton

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears released veteran tight end Trey Burton after his injury-riddled season on Friday.

Burton dealt with a groin injury all last season and went on injured reserve in November after hurting his calf in a win over Detroit. He had 14 receptions for 84 yards in eight games. And when the Bears signed former All-Pro Jimmy Graham last month, that put his future in question.


Cards' Hopkins wasn't surprised by trade

Most of the NFL world was stunned when the Arizona Cardinals pulled off a trade last month to land elite receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Houston Texans for running back David Johnson.

One of the few people unfazed by the deal? Hopkins.


Agent: Broncos star Miller has COVID-19

AURORA, Colo. (AP) Von Miller has the coronavirus and the NFL star wanted to come forward with his diagnosis to show people how serious the disease is.

"I'm going to do whatever I have to do to get thru this!" Miller wrote in an Instagram post Thursday night. "Take this seriously. It's definitely FOR REAL."


Browns refute Beckham-to-Vikings rumors

49ers RB Breida signs free agent tender

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida signed his restricted free agent tender worth about $3.3 million on Thursday.

The Niners placed the tender on Breida last month that gave them the right to match any contract or get a second-round pick as compensation.


Rams close complex after Allen's test

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Rams shut down their training complex for roughly two weeks and several people went into quarantine after center Brian Allen tested positive for COVID-19 last month.

Reggie Scott, the Rams' senior director of sports medicine and performance, said Thursday that nobody else in the Rams' organization has fallen ill during the coronavirus pandemic. Allen also is feeling much better after battling the viral illness.


McManis returns for 9th year with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears re-signed cornerback and special teams contributor Sherrick McManis to a one-year contract on Thursday.

The team's longest tenured player, McManis will return for his ninth season in Chicago. He spent two years with Houston after being drafted by the Texans out of Northwestern in the fifth round in 2010. McManis has 45 special teams tackles since 2015 - tied for fourth in the NFL over that period.


Saints keep backup RB Washington

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints have re-signed reserve running back and special teams regular Dwayne Washington, general manager Mickey Loomis said Thursday.

The four-year NFL veteran out of Washington has spent the past two seasons with New Orleans, carrying 35 times for 214 yards in that span. He also has had five special teams stops, a deflected punt and a blocked punt recovery in 29 games with the Saints.