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Countdown to Kickoff – 70 Days: Two FBS coaches are over the age of 70 -- Kansas State's Bill Snyder (77 years old) and Ohio's Frank Solich (72).

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse announces a home-and-home series in 2018-19 with Western Michigan, coached by former Orange assistant Tim Lester. Syracuse will play at WMU next year, home in 2019. The latter game rounds out the Orange's non-conference slate for 2019.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Corey Davis all the way back from ankle surgery that followed his final year at Western Michigan? (Video.)

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Countdown to kickoff: The longest play from scrimmage in the 2016 college football season was 98 yards. Quarterbacks Austin Appleby of Florida and Logan Woodside of Toledo each had a touchdown pass of 98 yards, against LSU and Ohio, respectively.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie guard Collin Buchanan from Miami (Ohio) initially signed with the Saints but opted to leave the team before the start of rookie minicamp. Sean Payton said they spent some time talking in his office Friday. "He felt pretty confident he didn't want to play anymore," Payton said. "So that happens from time to time. And I told him this, and it's the truth really, it's not for everyone. He was just one of those players that felt like he was ready to get on with (what's) next."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have selected Toledo defensive tackle Treyvon Hester with the fourth of their four seventh-round picks, No. 244 overall. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound Hester had five sacks last year and the Raiders are in need of a push from the interior of their defensive line.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Michael Roberts said this is "a dream to support my mother." He said he thought his mother, Maria Young, was still crying downstairs.

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Michael Roberts draft highlights (0:55)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Think about the route tree in Detroit and how TE Michael Roberts can fit in the system. The ball comes out quick. Roberts has the size (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) to create some leverage on stick routes, flat routes and bring some matchup ability to the red zone. Some value here for the Lions in double tight end sets.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't get too caught up with the 4.86 40 time -- tight end Michael Roberts is a steal for the Lions. Huge, 6-foot-4, 270-pound target with a big catch radius and knack for explosive plays. Strong blocker. ?Overcome a lot to get where he is today.

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Kenny Golladay draft highlights (0:43)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Lions picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida 2. Jalen "Teez" Tabor, CB, Florida 3. Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions WR Kenny Golladay made his own highlight tape when trying to transfer from North Dakota after his sophomore year. Ended up at North Dakota because it was his only offer out of high school. Said he did not keep the highlight tape and "erased that" when he figured out he was going to Northern Illinois.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions WR Kenny Golladay met with Robert Prince before his pro day and also came to the team's facility on a visit. At 6-4, he is "blessed" with his size. He said Prince talked to him about being the No. 3 receiver this season.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions finally looked to offense in the third round, taking receiver Kenny Golladay from Northern Illinois. The 6-foot-4 Golladay gives the Lions the big red zone receiver the franchise has craved. His 4.5-second 40-yard dash is good for his size and he had two 1,000-yard seasons at NIU. He'll give the Lions flexibility in three receiver sets with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan was the only D-1 offer for Corey Davis. Western Kentucky was the only D-1 offer for Taywan Taylor. Titans have a couple new self-made receivers on the roster and raring to catch passes from Marcus Mariota.