Kyler Murray / Newsstand / Oakland Athletics

Kyler Murray Declares For NFL Draft

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

Athletics outfield prospect and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray announced today that he has formally declared for the NFL Draft. While this is a largely procedural move that was widely anticipated and does not preclude him from opting to continue as a professional baseball player, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Murray “has informed the Oakland A's of his intention to follow his heart to the NFL” .
It's not feasible for Murray to endure the rigors of playing quarterback in the NFL and then also playing baseball in the spring and summer; reports from the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman indicated last week that there was no scenario in which Murray would play both sports professionally. Schefter tweets today that Murray's mind “has been made up,” though there is of course still time for a late change of heart.
The Athletics have reportedly been discussing signing Murray to a Major League contract and adding him to the 40-man roster as a means of swaying him away...

Continue reading ...

 








Chris Sale nearing monster contract with Red Sox

Chris Sale nearing monster contract with Red Sox

The Sale is going fast, and it's bad news for the Yankees. Star starter Chris Sale is nearing an extension with the Red Sox, multiple outlets reported Friday. According to... Read more ...

Great tournament, top-quality teams, fantastic organisation

Great tournament, top-quality teams, fantastic organisation

We hear from some former stars of the Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup who share their memories of the tournament and why it holds a special place in their hearts. Read more ...

Manning to return to Wake despite 3rd 20-loss season

Manning to return to Wake despite 3rd 20-loss season

Danny Manning to return for 6th season at Wake Forest despite 3rd 20-loss season in 5 years Read more ...

March Madness live scores: Highlights, Day 2 results from 2019 NCAA...

March Madness live scores: Highlights, Day 2 results from 2019 NCAA Tournament games

Sporting News is tracking all the action from Day 2 of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Keep up with the latest March Madness scores and highlights with our live updates from Friday's... Read more ...

Ottawa Senators prospect Erik Brannstrom adjusting to life after trade

Ottawa Senators prospect Erik Brannstrom adjusting to life after trade

A first-round pick of the Vegas Golden Knights, the 19-year-old defenceman was monitoring the moves as the NHL trade deadline approached. Read more ...

Birmingham deducted nine points for breaking EFL spending rules

Birmingham deducted nine points for breaking EFL spending rules

Birmingham City have been deducted nine points after pleading guilty to breaking EFL spending rules. Championship side Birmingham have been deducted nine points after pleading... Read more ...

The Latest: NCAA president in South Carolina for regional

The Latest: NCAA president in South Carolina for regional

NCAA president Mark Emmert was on hand for the first NCAA Tournament regional games to be played in Columbia, South Carolina, since 1970 Read more ...

Talk about March Madness: Vanderbilt's firing of Bryce Drew an odd vision...

Talk about March Madness: Vanderbilt's firing of Bryce Drew an odd vision for Commodores

Firings as extreme as Vanderbilt's dismissal of Bryce Drew happen rarely in college sports. When they do, it's even more uncommon for the decision to turn out well. Read more ...

UEFA charges PSG forward Neymar for insulting officials

UEFA charges PSG forward Neymar for insulting officials

UEFA says it has ordered an investigation into comments by Neymar about match officials after Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United in the Champions League Read more ...

NFL mock draft 2019: Giants begin rebuild; Steelers, Packers pick impact...

NFL mock draft 2019: Giants begin rebuild; Steelers, Packers pick impact defenders

Our latest NFL mock draft for 2019 reflects the impact NFL free agency had on the first round of the selection process. Read more ...