As we get closer to New Orleans Pelicans go on the clock with the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, rumors are flying around the basketball globe. Suddenly, there seems to be a handful of staff trying to trade Darius Garland, guard Vanderbilt point, although he played only five games as a groundbreaking man […]
All I can say is that, I definitely did not see this one coming. Al Horford has decided to opt out of his $30.1 million option for the 2019-2020 NBA season to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Celtics big man had one year left on his contract that he signed back in […]
First off I need to say that I have not watched enough film of these prospects to accurately give any real insight, but most people who make mock drafts haven’t either so. Also, now that NBA players are all of a sudden younger than me this is getting somewhat awkward. This mock draft will be […]
El USMNT jugó un partido decente contra Guyana para abrir la Copa de Oro y ganó 4-0. En general, el rendimiento mostró que el equipo tiene bastante margen de mejora. Si bien parecía que los peces pequeños de la Concacaf Guyana serían superados contra los Stars and Stripes, los Golden Jaguars jugaron sin miedo y […]
Die USMNT bestritt ein anständiges Spiel gegen Guyana, um den Gold Cup mit einem 4: 0-Sieg zu eröffnen. Insgesamt hat die Leistung gezeigt, dass das Team einiges an Verbesserungspotenzial aufweist. Während es so aussah, als ob Concacaf Minnows Guyana gegen Stars and Stripes überlegen wäre, spielten die Golden Jaguars ohne Angst und eröffneten das Spiel, […]
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:37 p.m. LLP Zion Williamson created the type of viral prediction reserved for the larger ones in his single season at Duke. Only a few vintage players recently – LeBron James in 2003 as the normal competitor – find the kind of reaction from fans made by Williamson with the Blue […]
Lance King / Getty Images The latest round of prospects is to join the NBA to find out which teams will play on Thursday night during the NBA 2019 draft. New Orleans is the Pick No. The 18-year-old is in line with the second pick 1 in New Orleans franchise history. The other, Anthony Davis, […]
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. dropped a cryptic message on his Instagram on Wednesday morning saying he’s going away until July 1 for what he’s calling “boot camp.”
“Hawk” will host various programs and also appear as an analyst
The New York Jets pulled off a rare move, firing general manager Mike Maccagnan a few weeks following the 2019 NFL draft. After months of preparation, the signing of several high-profile free agents including Baltimore Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley, and the third-overall draft pick, Maccagnan was out in New York. The Jets locked on to […]
0 of 32 Mike McCarn / Press Associated With the 2018 draft NFL and most of the free agency in the past, the time is to put up large holes. Some free floating agents are still floating around – and the trading market is still open – but most of the major movements made with […]
The Cleveland Cavaliers made history last week by signing the first female collegiate coach to be recruited to a team’s staff. Lindsay Gottlieb, 41, will join John Beilein’s staff with an extensive track record of success and growth with her teams and players. Gottlieb’s success as coach at California and ability to teach young players […]
FILE PHOTO: Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones try to make a catch on a long pass in front of Philadelphia Eagles defender Jalen Mills in the third quarter of their NFL football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar
June 19, 2019
The Atlanta Falcons are confident they will re-sign wide receiver Julio Jones to a new long-term extension before training camp begins next month, ESPN reported Tuesday.
Jones has two years remaining on his deal, which owes him $9.6 million in 2019 and $11.4 million in 2020. He signed a contract adjustment as training camp opened last July — giving him $4.4 million, including $2.9 million from his 2019 salary, up front — and the team reportedly promised to do a full extension this offseason. That came after Jones missed the Falcons’ entire offseason program and threatened to hold out into training camp.
The 30-year-old again missed voluntary workouts this summer, but he showed up for mandatory minicamp. He told reporters in April he isn’t concerned with being the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver.
In his eighth season, Jones is coming off of his sixth Pro Bowl selection — fifth in a row — after catching 113 passes for a league-high 1,677 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He remains the NFL’s all-time leader in career receiving yards per game (96.7).
–Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played through broken bones in his back last year, according to a team reporter.
Mike O’Hara, a long-time Lions beat reporter who now works for the team’s website, said of Stafford on a recent episode of his podcast, “He had a broken back last year. Broken bones in his back.”
After taking 12 hits against the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 2, Stafford was listed with a back injury for the final four weeks of the 2018 season, including limited participation and questionable designations for games in Weeks 14-16. He played in all four games, throwing for 691 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions as the Lions went 2-2.
–The former NFL running back who wore “He Hate Me” on his jersey during his season in the XFL was found safe after going missing in South Carolina, according to a report from the Charlotte Observer.
Police said Torrold “Rod” Smart was located and was OK, the Observer reported. Earlier in the day, the Lancaster (S.C.) County Sheriff’s Office said Smart was a “missing endangered person” and was seeking information regarding his whereabouts.
Smart, 42, played college football at Western Kentucky. As an undrafted free agent in 2000, he was signed by the then-San Diego Chargers but was released. The following year, he played for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL, then later in 2001 played in the Canadian Football League and with the Philadelphia Eagles. He played four more seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
–New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is headed for paydirt, one way or another.
General manager Mickey Loomis said on Mad Dog Sports Radio that the Saints and Thomas have begun talks geared toward a long-term deal. Thomas, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, had 125 receptions for 1,405 yards in 2018.
“We’ve had some conversations, and I like keeping that close to the vest until there’s something to report, but look, we love what Mike’s done for us,” Loomis said. “He’s a fantastic player, one of the best at his position in the league, and hopefully we can keep him a Saint for a long time as well.”
–More than 5,000 Denver Broncos fans attended owner Pat Bowlen’s memorial service, according to the team.
Bowlen died last week at age 75 after a fight with Alzheimer’s disease. The team hosted a public memorial service at Broncos Stadium at Mile High, where fans walked past photos and memorabilia from Bowlen’s life and watched a video tribute in his honor.
Former Broncos players such as John Elway, Rod Smith and Peyton Manning also attended the service. Bowlen will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame posthumously this August.
–Former Senior Bowl director and Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage is expected to join the New York Jets’ personnel department under new general manager Joe Douglas, NFL Network reported.
Per the report, Savage’s role is not yet fully defined, but an announcement “should come this week,” absent a setback. NFL Network also reported Ravens assistant director of pro personnel Chad Alexander will join the Jets as director of player personnel.
ESPN reported the Jets are hiring Indianapolis Colts vice president of player personnel Rex Hogan as assistant general manager, after Hogan served as New York’s senior director of college scouting from 2015-17.
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