Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant, Oregon State linebacker Bright Ugwoegbu and Grand Valley State running back Martayveus Carter also entered the supplemental draft.
If I were a GM today, considering what has happened to players like Chancellor, I would be nervous about drafting or signing hard-hitting safeties. The current rules are such that these players are more prone to suspensions for illegal hits, and they are likely to miss time due to injuries. Any such absence impacts the team, and the player more likely than not will have a shorter career.
Part of the conundrum for Seahawks GM John Schneider and other execs who sign hard-hitting defensive backs is the risk-reward factor. Chancellor came into the NFL as an unheralded fifth-round pick, but he developed into a great player due in large part to his hitting ability and reputation.
Yes, believe it or not, Cutler was the breakout star of wife Kristin Cavallari’s new E! reality show, Very Cavallari, according to fans and critics.
The same qualities that made him a poor field general make the 35-year old Cutler a scene-stealer on his wife’s new show. He’s selfish, sulky, unsmiling.
Take Nashville, for example, which is reportedly high on the NHL’s list of potential outdoor game sites. The Music City Bowl takes place in Nissan Stadium in December, so it might be a Stadium Series game played in February instead for the Predators.
As for the NHL Awards, they’re locked into the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the next three years. But after that, Mayer believes they’ll remain in Las Vegas, despite the fact that they’re now being held in a city that an NHL team calls home.
Will the NHL Awards move around? Let me put it this way: One player who was nominated for an award didn’t come this year. One player, because of a prior obligation and a family thing, said Mayer of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. I challenge any awards show, where you have one person [not show up] out of 16 awards, with three nominations for each award. That’s incredible. Let’s face it: Everybody loves to come here to Vegas. They bring their wives or families or girlfriends or just want to come here and have a good time.
Their window to win is open, especially next season. But there’s no question he would have elevated that status. And clearly, Tavares liked the age demographics of the Leafs rather than those of the Sharks’ roster.
Like the Sharks, Tavares was a luxury, not a necessity. It means the Bruins don’t need to move David Krejci’s $7.25 million cap hit (through 2021) nor David Backes’ $6 million cap hit (through 2021) in order to make room for the Tavares contract.
That they’re good enough, or their state’s tax benefits are good enough, to have gotten into the room with Tavares. Which is more than the Montreal Canadiens could say.
The focus turns to Tyler Seguin, who goes unrestricted next summer and will be looking at a Tavares-esque payday. Keep in mind that he’s originally from Ontario. Uh-oh …LeBron James agrees to four-year, $153.3 million deal with Lakers
Now, you got one cheap run. You manufacture runs, and that might be all I’d need, Guidry said. That’s how we played. But the whole team started to play like that, and that’s why we won — because we played that kind of baseball.
Sure, Severino’s Yankees can win via the long ball. But like Guidry, the young starter has demonstrated a knack for not needing much help on the scoreboard. Since the start of last season, Severino has a major-league-best 24 games in which he has allowed one run or fewer.
Often around at Yankees spring training, Guidry has seen Severino up close throughout his up-and-down journey as a Yankee. Following earlier struggles with consistency and victories, Guidry gave the young right-hander some advice he has taken to heart.
Sevy, your stuff is so good. Tell them. Tell them. And prove to yourself that [the struggles] aren’t you, and things will fall into place for you,’ Guidry said. Now look, it’s not because of me he’s become the guy. He’s worked hard, and now you see how good that kid is.Yanks’ new strikeout king? Severino chases Louisiana Lightning
The Colts checked out Luck’s right shoulder and found no structural damage, but the quarterback still sat out the team’s next two games.
He returned in Week 6 and threw three touchdown passes and no interceptions against the Patriots.
But the real curveball is that getting a team a decade earlier may be a terrible scenario for Jacksonville. With another decade to grow as a city and improve its bid for an NFL team, the Jaguars played their first games at the newly built Jacksonville Municipal Stadium that’s still the team’s home today, now under the name TIAA Bank Field.
When the shine of a new team wore off, the Jaguars went through the challenges of being a bad team in a small market without much tradition. It was exacerbated by the recession of 2008, and has since been an exaggerated issue for a city that hasn’t struggled that much to support the Jaguars. But the buoy through the toughest times was a stellar stadium and its ironclad lease.
If the Colts came to Jacksonville, they would’ve played in the Gator Bowl — an aging stadium that was demolished in 1994 to make way for Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.
The hit heard ’round the world.
Well, I suppose that’s how some may refer to what transpired on January 8th, 2006. On the Cincinnati Bengals’ second offensive play from scrimmage in the Wild Card contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers, defensive tackle Kimo Von Oelhoffen tumbled into Carson Palmer’s left knee after completing a 66-yard pass to Chris Henry.
He tore two ligaments and had his kneecap dislocate on the play. Jon Kitna filled in admirably, but the Bengals’ Cinderella season ended with a 31-17 loss at Paul Brown Stadium.
Fifteen years. That’s how long Bengals fans had waited to once again be proud of their team and how long the drought between playoff berths was back in 2005.
For some who are new around these parts, the heartbreak ushered in 2011-2015 might be your first tastes of Bengals heartbreak. But, for those of us with longer memories and relationships with this team, there are deeper wounds.
Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley had a disappointing rookie season, playing in just two games after Oakland took him with the 24th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. But this year will be different.
That’s the word from Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who says Conley is ready to develop into the kind of elite player the Raiders thought he would be.
But as George said in Part 1 of his behind-the-scenes SportsCenter series, he takes some blame for that.
After he and Westbrook played majestically off each other in Game 5, George struggled in Game 6 as Westbrook put on his try-hard hat and jacked up 43 shots. There can be frustration playing with Westbrook, and George almost assuredly felt some at points, but throughout last season he was rigidly positive, investing himself completely into making it work with Westbrook and Anthony.
George wants to play with stars. That’s the message he’d sent to the Pacers front office, and the one he had on his mind shortly after the trade with regard to the Lakers chatter.
Ross (5-6), who has been mentioned in trade rumors, was chased by Diaz’s homer. Ross had his worst start of the season, allowing seven runs and seven hits, with three walks and no strikeouts.
I didn’t throw the ball particularly well, Ross said. I could’ve been a lot better with two outs and two strikes. That’s kind of where I really got myself into trouble.
That big fifth inning, had two strikes on Meadows and two outs, and double to left and then everything kind of unfolded from there. Days like this happen. I still had a chance to win that game, just wasn’t able to put hitters away when I had two-strike counts.
Said manager Andy Green: You’ve got two outs and nobody on and Tyson on the mound, you kind of like that situation right there. Next thing you know, bases are loaded and one pitch is hit out of the ball park, and that kind of changes the trajectory of the game. It’s a frustrating one.