Raiders trade up in 4th to pick QB Cook

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CHICAGO (AP) Connor Cook is the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history. Andrew Billings is coming off a dominant season on Baylor's defensive line.

It didn't mean very much in the NFL draft.

Cook watched as six quarterbacks came off the board before he was selected by Oakland with the second pick of the fourth round on Saturday, and Billings tumbled all the way to Cincinnati at No. 122 after it looked as if he could be a first-round pick.

Colts' contract talk with Luck intensify

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts owner Jim Irsay said Saturday that negotiations on Andrew Luck's contract extension are getting serious and a deal could be reached before training camp begins.

"Talks are progressing well. We have gotten into serious discussions and we have made progress," Irsay said after taking a break during the sixth round of the NFL draft. "Serious discussions have happened and indicate we should be able to come to deal." (MORE)

Cowboys pick Mississippi St. QB Prescott

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys finally took a glimpse at a future without Tony Romo while taking a Baylor basketball star who hasn't played football since he was 13.

The final day of the NFL draft was something like the first two for owner and general manager Jerry Jones on Saturday. He was thinking less about filling holes on a 4-12 team and more about adding potential stars at positions where the present is in decent shape. (MORE)

Bills take Ohio St. QB Jones in round 4

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) After focusing on defense in the first three rounds of the draft, the Bills selected Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones with the 139th pick.

Jones is a raw, developmental prospect who displayed signs of greatness along with inconsistency throughout his time with the Buckeyes. At 6-foot-5, 253 pounds, Jones has a strong arm and tremendous size. (MORE)

Zimmermann goes to 5-0, Tigers top Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jordan Zimmermann hasn't required much run support this year. Justin Upton gave him all he needed in the first inning Saturday.

Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Upton hit a three-run homer for the Tigers in their 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. (MORE)

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