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Top 5 Headlines 5/20: Which AFC Rookie is a 'Wild-Card Pick' for Rookie of the Year?

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from local and national media


1. Ravens' Breshad Perriman a 'wild-card pick' for rookie of the year

By Jamison Hensley - ESPN

"Soon after the NFL draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. predicted that Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams would win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Now, Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman is getting similar attention.

Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. named Perriman among his top five candidates to win the award, describing him as a "wild-card pick." It's surprising that Perriman got this recognition over the likes of receivers Amari Cooper, Kevin White and DeVante Parker, all of whom were drafted higher in the first round."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs to practice without Marcus Peters, Steven Nelson for now

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The rest of the Kansas City Chiefs' rookies will join the veterans for conditioning this week and the opening of offseason practice next week, but first-round cornerback Marcus Peters and third-round defensive back Steven Nelson will depart Kansas City, not to be seen until the middle of June.

A rookie is prohibited under NFL rules from practicing with his NFL team, rookie and minicamps excepted, until his college class graduates, regardless of whether the player is still enrolled in class."    READ MORE…

3. American Royal reveals 2015 Barbecue Hall of Fame inductees

By Leslie Collins - Kansas City Business Journal

"The American Royal Association has revealed the 2015 class of inductees to the Barbecue Hall of Fame.

Every year, three individuals are honored in one of three categories: pitmaster, business/industry and celebrity/humanitarian."    READ MORE…

4. Robert Kraft: Patriots won't appeal Deflategate punishment

By Mike Reiss - ESPN

" New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the reigning Super Bowl champions will accept their punishment from the NFL in the Deflategate investigation.

The Patriots were fined $1 million and docked two draft picks -- a first-rounder in 2016 and a fourth-rounder in 2017 -- by the NFL after an investigation found that star quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of a scheme to illegally deflate footballs for the AFC Championship Game."    READ MORE…

5. Raiders owner Mark Davis still considers Oakland top option

By Associated Press - ESPN

"Raiders owner Mark Davis walked outside the Ritz-Carlton into the throng of protesters and vowed to do all he can to keep his team in Oakland -- even as he and San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos moved ahead on plans for a stadium project in Southern California.

Davis said he will know by June 21 from the City of Oakland and Alameda County about a preliminary financing plan for $400 million to build a new stadium in the East Bay that he said would cost $900 million. He has $500 million committed."    READ MORE…

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