Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest: Eagles Get No. 2 Pick in Draft from Browns

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest: Eagles Get No. 2 Pick in Draft from Browns

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Eagles acquire No. 2 draft pick from Browns

Desperate for a franchise quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles can get their man. Soon. The Cleveland Browns will wait for their guy.

The Eagles acquired the No. 2 pick in next week's draft from Cleveland in exchange for five picks on Wednesday. The Browns are getting Philadelphia's first-round pick this year (No. 8), a third- round pick (No. 77) and fourth-rounder (No. 100), plus a first- rounder in 2017 and a fourth-rounder in 2018.

Cleveland also sends a fourth-round pick in 2017 to the Eagles.

The trade allows Philadelphia to select one of the top quarterback prospects, Carson Wentz of North Dakota State or Jared Goff of California at No. 2. The Los Angeles Rams already acquired the top pick from Tennessee for a slew of picks and have indicated they will take a quarterback.

Norman becomes free agent * Josh Norman, one of the NFL's top cornerbacks, is now an unrestricted free agent after the Carolina Panthers surprisingly rescinded their non-exclusive franchise tag offer to the All-Pro. Norman did not sign the franchise tag offer from the Panthers which would have paid him $13.9 million in 2016. Now he can sign with any team.

Tickets for game at dome on sale * Tickets for the July 23 Legends of the Dome game go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday at www.tickemaster.com. The flag football game is the brainchild of former wide receiver Issac Bruce as a way for former Rams players to thank the fans of St. Louis for the their support over the past 21 seasons. All proceeds go to charity. Kurt Warner, Orlando Pace, Aeneas Williams, and Mike Jones are among those who plan to attend. (Jim Thomas)

APR numbers show money key factor * The wealthiest schools in college sports are cashing in with high academic performances. Others are paying a stiff price for sub-par scores.

The NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate numbers, released Wednesday, show that schools with less money continue to play catch- up even as athletes remain in school and work toward degrees at record rates. …

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