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    Getty The pressure is on Seahawks general manager John Schneider (left) and head coach Pete Carroll. All signs point to the Seattle Seahawks sticking with Geno Smith and Drew Lock at quarterback for 2022. Unless either signal-caller is able to surprise this season, it likely means the franchise will be looking for another quarterback in 2023. Pro Football Network’s Dallas Robinson makes an interesting prediction that the Seahawks could look to make a trade next offseason for Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Robinson offered projections for every team’s starting quarterback in 2023 and has Seattle pulling off a deal with Miami. Part of the challenge the Seahawks could face is winning enough games to knock themselves out of the running for drafting one of the top quarterback prospects. This trade proposal assumes that the Dolphins will also be looking for a quarterback upgrade next offseason under new head coach Mike McDaniel. “Let’s complete the triangle: Garoppolo to the Raiders and Carr to the Dolphins leaves Tagovailoa in need of a new home,” Robinson wrote on September...
    Getty Josh Jackson of the Detroit Pistons reacts during the second half against the Houston Rockets. The Boston Celtics kicked off their offseason endeavors by making two high-potential additions, bringing on Malcolm Brogdon via trade and snagging Danilo Gallinari in free agency. And while both of these talents will serve as much-needed second-unit sparkplugs, the latter of the two likely won’t be available until the 2022-23 campaign is well underway. Whilst playing for Italy in a FIBA World Cup qualifying game on August 27, Gallinari suffered a non-contact knee injury that, in turn, held him out for the remainder of the contest and had onlookers fearing the worst. Fortunately, initial concerns of a torn ACL have been put to rest, as it was ultimately reported that the veteran forward suffered a torn left meniscus which, though not an ideal scenario, is certainly not the season-ending ailment it was previously believed to be. That said, with training camps slated to open in less than a month and the season tip-off coming October 18, the newcomer’s recovery timeline of “at...
    Getty Collin Sexton of the Cavaliers (right) could be a key to a Ben Simmons trade. After the Dallas Mavericks acquired Christian Wood in a trade and signed JaVale McGee to be their starting center, it has been pretty quiet this summer. Fans were likely eager to see if the Mavs would get another ball handler, especially after losing such a huge piece in Jalen Brunson. But that has not been the case as of yet. However, it does seem like the Mavs front office has not been trying. Cleveland beat reporter Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com recently spoke about the Mavs and Cavs discussing a potential sign and trade for Collin Sexton, a Cavs player in purgatory this entire summer. “The Cavs have had conversations with Dallas about a sign-and-trade for Collin Sexton,” Fedor says on the ‘Wine and Gold Talk’ podcast. “But if you’re talking about a sign-and-trade, the Cavs need something back that is going to be valuable to them. And neither the Jazz nor the Mavericks have the pieces that the Cavs would want back...
    Getty Eagles receivers John Hightower and JJ Arcega-Whiteside celebrate a play versus the Jets in a preseason game. Tight end J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was surprisingly missing from Sunday’s practice. The Philadelphia Eagles listed his absence as “not injury related” on the injury report. Immediately, the rumors started flying about his future with the team. The first roster cutdown date is August 16, from 90 players to 85. Did the Eagles decide to get a jump start? Several reports are saying they did. Crossing Broad’s Kevin Kinkead said Arcega-Whiteside is “gone.” The Philly Pod’s Victor Williams was working to confirm that JJAW’s “time is up in Philadelphia.” Mystery source has a good track record. Had the Steven Nelson signing and a couple of other nuggets last year. — Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) August 14, 2022 The Eagles haven’t confirmed the Arcega-Whiteside reports. The team did announce that tackle/guard William Dunkle and linebacker Ali Fayad had been released. The roster officially stands at 88 players. Arcega-Whiteside had been considered a long shot to make the final roster. The 25-year-old was trying to...
    Getty The New York Giants have reportedly worked out veteran TE Eric Ebron. The New York Giants are exploring their options at tight end. After putting fourth-round rookie Daniel Bellinger on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start training camp, the Giants reportedly worked out former Pro Bowler and top-10 draft pick Eric Ebron. Ebron was in attendance as part of a larger workout, according to Art Stapleton of The Record. #Giants had free agent TE Eric Ebron in today as part of a larger workout. No signing yet, but would be intriguing fit at a position whose depth chart seems wide open outside of rookie Daniel Bellinger, currently on PUP. Might just be matter of taking a look. We’ll see. — Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) July 25, 2022 “#Giants had free agent TE Eric Ebron in today as part of a larger workout,” Stapleton reported on Twitter. “No signing yet, but would be intriguing fit at a position whose depth chart seems wide open outside of rookie Daniel Bellinger, currently on PUP. Might just be matter...
    Getty Jabari Parker, New York Knicks Donovan Mitchell’s name might be dominating the New York Knicks headlines, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other moves the team could be working on in the background. After all, the Knicks still have two open roster spots, and the additional depth will ensure they’re well positioned to put last season’s struggles firmly behind them. Of course, it’s hard to envision Leon Rose and William Wesley signing off on any deal before the Mitchell saga has reached its conclusion – even if it’s only to ensure their cap space doesn’t get muddied. Still, according to Ben Stinar of Sports Illustrated, the front office should take a closer look at Jabari Parker, as the journeyman forward is currently a free agent and could boost the Knicks’ firepower off the bench. No injuries and Jabari Parker is a 25 ppg scorer in this league, multiple all star games — Ralph (@ThePullUpKing1) July 22, 2022 “There is no question that given an opportunity, he can still score the ball. At the very worst, he could...
    When the Orioles last had the MLB draft’s first pick, they selected a player viewed as the top prospect available and one who became a guiding force in their rebuild in catcher Adley Rutschman. In taking Oklahoma high school shortstop Jackson Holliday in that spot three years later Sunday night, Baltimore passed on this year’s perceived top player but got the one they see as that, with the organization believing it got a player who can be just as much of a difference-maker as Rutschman, regardless. “It’s hard to explain what it means,” Holliday said. “It’s like a video game, honestly. Every video game you play, you’re the first pick, so that’s kind of what it felt like. Something that I’ll never forget, and it’s a true honor. “I want to honor the Orioles for selecting me and I’m going to work as hard as I can to make it to the major leagues and have a great career for them and for their fans.” Holliday, the son of seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday, was considered one of the draft’s top...
    Ethan Miller/Getty Images Elijah Green accepts the High School Athlete of the Year Award at the Advancement of Blacks in Sports (ABIS) Champions and Legends Awards at Resorts World Las Vegas on May 28, 2022. The son of a former Pittsburgh Steelers 1st-round pick is a now a 1st-round pick in his own right. On the evening of Sunday July 17, 2022, the Washington Nationals selected Elijah Green No. 5 overall in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. With the 5th pick in the 2022 @MLBDraft, the Washington Nationals select… Elijah Green – OF (IMG Academy)#NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/jzfOtZb7TE — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 17, 2022 Elijah — 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds — is the son of Eric Green, 55, who was drafted No. 21 overall by the Steelers in 1990, making him the second-to-last 1st-round pick of the Chuck Noll era. Elijah, 18, is a right-handed (bats right, throws right) outfielder who played at IMG Academy in Florida. He was the second outfielder — and second center fielder — selected on Sunday, following Druw Jones (son of...
    Getty Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush speaking with the media after being drafted. One man’s trash can often become another man’s treasure. That typically is the basis of most trades in the NFL. One team no longer values a player in the same way that they originally did which opens the door of opportunity for someone else to claim a reclamation project at a serious discount. That very premise could be exactly what the New York Jets are thinking of ahead of the 2022 season. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! Low Risk Versus High Reward Play Jets' Zach Wilson breaks silence on mama drama, inside access to passing campBoy Green hops on LIVE to go behind the scenes on Zach Wilson's passing camp he hosted with his teammates + why he handled the drama the right way + answering your live questions/comments! Make sure you like the video, hit subscribe, & of course check out the official Boy Green merch store: my-store-11201970.creator-spring.com/2022-07-14T11:37:29Z...
    Getty Head coach Billy Donovan of the Chicago Bulls looks on If the Chicago Bulls are going to make a trade on draft night, the likely scenario would be to move up in the process, says one insider. That is contrary to the notion that they could possibly flip that pick for veteran help, per NBC Sports Chicago’s Rob Schaefer. Not that they would not still consider that. But the “safe bet” would be for them to use the pick, per NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson. Johnson also called rumors of Rudy Gobert coming to Chicago “overblown” and added that, should they look to trade their pick, Coby White would likely be attached. That too has been a common rumor this offseason. It is the direction they would try to go that is surprising.Bet on the Bulls Making the PickThe Bulls could indeed try to package White and the 18th-overall pick, per Johnson. That much has been in the rumor mill for weeks now. An executive told Heavy’s Sean Deveney that the Bulls could package White for Philadelphia...
    Getty Cam Reddish is reunited with former Duke teammate RJ Barrett. The New York Knicks are picking 11th in the June 23 NBA Draft, but they are trying everything in their power to move up and land a potential difference-maker. A name that has been thrown around for the Knicks lately is Jaden Ivey. If New York was able to snag him he’d immediately slot in as their point guard of the future, and he could potentially become the starter on day one. However, there’s very little chance he’d drop to 11 for the Knicks to grab him, so they’d have to find out how to move up and get him. According to SNY’s Ian Begley, the Knicks have called the Pistons about moving up and getting their pick at number five.Pistons Trade the Pick? GettyCade Cunningham is the cornerstone for the Pistons. The Pistons are still a very young team that is looking for pieces to build around Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, and the rest of the young core. Trading the number five pick seems like...
    Getty Images Quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns. The Cleveland Browns have yet to find any takers for a Baker Mayfield trade but a newly-proposed quarterback swap with the Carolina Panthers for Sam Darnold is a compelling — albeit improbable — option. The move was proposed by prominent Panthers insider Joseph Person of The Athletic, who added that trade talks between the sides could reignite shortly with mandatory minicamp approaching later this month. The Panthers and Browns previously discussed a trade during the draft, although it fell apart with the teams unable to agree on the amount of salary each side would take on. The Panthers wanted the Browns to pay more than $13 million of Mayfield’s contract, according to The Charlotte Observer. Person believes a swap of Mayfield for Darnold could work for both sides, as long as Carolina sweetens the deal with a solid draft pick. Per Person: One possibility would be sending Darnold to Cleveland in a swap of top-three quarterbacks from the 2018 draft. The Browns look to be set with Jacoby Brissett...
    Getty Ime Udoka, Boston Celtics Wing depth has been an underlying issue for the Boston Celtics this season, especially in games where either Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown have sat out due to injury or illness. For a roster that’s built on multi-faceted scorers on the wing, Boston’s second unit often struggles to maintain an offensive intensity if neither of their star duo is on the court. Sure, the personal developments of Grant Williams, Marcus Smart, and Robert Williams have all helped alleviate the issue to some degree, but it’s clear the team needs an additional wing, ideally one who can handle the ball and score across all three levels. Enter Otto Porter Jr. currently with the Golden State Warriors and about to take part in the NBA Finals, where the Celtics could potentially be their opponents, assuming they navigate their way past the Miami Heat. According to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, Porter Jr. should be considered the Celtics ‘top target’ in the upcoming free agency period. OTTO PORTER JR. = CLUTCH pic.twitter.com/KpPf7zDkMy — Golden State Warriors...
    Kumar Rocker, the former first-round pick of the New York Mets, is set to sign with Tri-City Valleycats of the Frontier League. Rocker is preparing for this year’s MLB Draft, with the hope he can sign on with a team willing to take a chance on him despite some injury concerns. The Mets selected Rocker in the first round last year, only to fail to sign him due to concerns over his physical. While the Mets and Rocker had initially agreed to a $6 million signing bonus when he was selected, a physical revealed issues with the Vanderbilt product’s right elbow. However, Rocker and Scott Boras disagreed with this sentiment. In a statement, Boras backed up his client. “Kumar Rocker is healthy according to independent medical review by multiple prominent baseball orthopedic surgeons. Immediately upon the conclusion of his collegiate season, he had an MRI on both his shoulder and his elbow. When compared with his 2018 MRIs, the medical experts found no significant change. Kumar requires no medical attention and will continue to pitch in the regular course as...
    Getty Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics Playoff basketball has a funny way of exposing weak points in a team’s roster construction, and for the Boston Celtics, that’s their lack of high-level wings off the bench. Derrick White and Grant Williams have been fantastic throughout the post-season, but it’s clear the team is missing somebody to help lighten the load that Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are currently carrying. Adding an additional body that can play multiple positions, score from deep, and defend at a high level would go a long way to solidifying the Celtics as an Eastern Conference powerhouse beyond the current season. Unfortunately, those types of players are hard to find, especially when you’re short on cap space and tradable assets. However, there is always the possibility of finding a veteran contributor in free agency, a task that always becomes easier if your team is expected to contend for a championship in the upcoming season. Otto Porter Jr. drains the 3 and cuts the lead to 4.#NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel on TNT pic.twitter.com/P7unhcNNzE — NBA (@NBA)...
    Getty Ime Udoka, Boston Celtics Like it or not, the Boston Celtics bench needs some fresh blood, especially when looking at things from a scoring aspect. Since the start of the post-season, the Celtics bench ranks 14th for bench scoring, ahead of the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers. For a team with aspirations of hoisting another championship banner in the TD Garden, they’re awfully reliant on their starters to carry the offensive load. Brad Stevens is an intelligent basketball brain, and Boston’s struggle to generate points from their bench unit won’t be lost on him, so it’s fair to assume he’ll be making moves in the off-season, cap space allowing. That’s where Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz comes into the equation, as he recently wrote an article that postulated the Celtics make a move to acquire Terrance Ross from the Orlando Magic during the summer. If Ish Smith, Terrance Ross, Goran Dragic, Luka Doncic, Khris Middleton ever teamed up they’d beat the Celtics 280-85. For some reason those dudes love torching the Cs. — Corey B (@CoreyB08) April 21,...
    Getty Talen-Horton Tucker, Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers head into the off-season with minimal cap space to begin rebuilding their failing roster. However, there are still avenues the team can explore to inject some new blood into their rotation as they begin to look at righting the wrongs of this past season. A key area of need for the purple and gold is an additional wing, ideally, a floor spacer who can come off the bench and provide an offensive punch whilst still being viable on the defensive side of the floor. It’s actually criminal that Otto Porter Jr got signed to the minimum and the Lakers dead didn’t get him ????. He would have been perfect for them — Drew (@AndyVsTheWorId) May 8, 2022 Enter Otto Porter Jr., the former top-three pick who is amidst an impressive season with the Golden State Warriors. The veteran wing is currently earning just $2.3 million and will become an unrestricted free agent once the season reaches its conclusion. While the Lakers might not have much room to maneuver...
    Getty Jalen Smith, New York Knicks Mitchell Robinson’s immediate future is one of many question marks hanging over the New York Knicks right now, as he ponders his next move. After failing to reach an agreement on a contract extension last summer, Robinson will now become an unrestricted free agent once the current season reaches its conclusion. Unlike a restricted free agent, the Knicks won’t hold the rights to match any contract offer Mitchell accepts, making him a legitimate flight risk in the coming months. With Robinson’s potential departure in mind, the Knicks are likely weighing up their options for a cost-controlled replacement. Ideally, any incoming big man will be on the current core’s timeline, be ready to contribute from the jump, and have plenty of untapped potential. Jalen Smith needs to be a off-season target for the Knicks. Super young, really promising, stretch upside, can back-up PF and C both. — Remi_Se (@j4remi) April 15, 2022 Enter Jalen Smith, the former top-10 draft pick by the Phoenix Suns who hasn’t been able to show his true value...
    The prospects of drafting former top prospect Kayvon Thibodeaux might be too good for the Dallas Cowboys to pass up. In Albert Breer’s MMQB column ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, he hints that the Dallas Cowboys could potentially trade up for former Oregon star pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux if he slides. “Dallas could move up — I heard at one point last week that their radar was up for [Kayvon] Thibodeaux potentially sliding,” wrote Breer. Heading into last college football season, Thibodeaux was a bona-fide lock to go inside of the top five. Now, there is a chance he might fall out of the top 10. With the Cowboys picking at No. 24, they could potentially stand pat and draft a player at a position of need, like off-ball linebacker Nakobe Dean out of Georgia. Or, the Joneses could be keeping up with the Joneses and trade up. If Thibodeaux is the apple of their eye, how high up would the Cowboys have to trade up for him?Dallas Cowboys: Could they trade up to draft Kayvon Thibodeaux on Thursday?Let’s be real. If...
    Getty Ahmad Sauce Gardner celebrates an interception in 2019 for Cincinnati. The Detroit Lions are firmly entrenched within the process of trying to decide what to do in the 2022 NFL draft, and a big focus of the team is figuring out what players make the most sense to be picked, potentially second-overall. While it might be true that the Lions are trying to shop the pick a bit, it’s also true that the team could simply elect to stay put and find a difference-maker for their future where they select. Who that player is has shifted in recent weeks, but an intriguing new name could be rising late in the process. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Join Heavy on Lions! A new ESPN mock draft put together by analyst and former league general manager Mike Tannenbaum had Cincinnati cornerback Sauce Gardner rising all the way up to the...
    Red Sox release Brett Netzer after series of disturbing and bigoted tweets The Boston Red Sox were forced to deal with an unpleasant situation over the weekend when minor leaguer Brett Netzer went on a disturbing Twitter rampage on Saturday. Over the last 24 hours, Netzer’s tweets were rife with racism, transphobia, and a lot of antisemitism. The shocking barrage included several direct attacks on Sox president of baseball operations, Chaim Bloom, who is a proud and devout Jewish man. Netzer named him numerous times, calling him a “hypocrite” for unknown reasons. He even posted a photo of his now-former boss. dudes gotta have a pass and wear a mask to even get on a field ???????? not that any players would recognize the fraud anyway lol pic.twitter.com/DShEw0uhUI — Brett Netzer (@BrettNetzer) February 26, 2022 Most of the tweets were too inappropriate to embed here, but you won’t have trouble finding them.Brett Netzer tweets: Red Sox release former draft pickis chaim bloom even jewish?? highly doubtful. — Brett Netzer (@BrettNetzer) February 26, 2022 Netzer also decided to reveal...
    Getty Victor Bolden Jr. returns a kick for the Buffalo Bills. A former Buffalo Bills wide receiver and kick returner is headed to Birmingham after landing at the team’s top pick in the receiver round of the USFL’s draft. The new startup league held a multi-part draft this week, with a format that dedicated specific rounds to certain position groups for the eight new teams. Several former Bills had their names called, including one speedy wide receiver who made a mark in the NFL on special teams. The latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bills! Bills Receiver Goes FirstWide receivers had to wait until the second day of the USFL draft for their chance to get selected, with the 13th through 17th round dedicated to their position group. The first one off the board was Victor Bolden Jr., an Oregon State wideout who spent time in Buffalo in 2018. The Bills signed him in December 2018 off the San Francisco 49ers practice squad, but the team’s...
    Getty Jeff Okudah chases down Kyler Murray during a 2020 game. The Detroit Lions have around $23 million with which to operate in cap space, but the team could be looking to add more, which means there will undoubtably be players that get shipped out of town before free agency begins in March. Cut time is perhaps one of the most brutal realities for teams and players, and it’s a reality everyone must live with as rosters turn over and get reset. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! This year, the Lions might not have a ton of obvious players considering their roster is getting younger and changing in scope, but the team does still have some players who could be moving on when all is said and done thanks to either their contracts or the depth situation at positions they play. Who could be soon asked to pack their bags as a result? Here’s a look.Trey Flowers, Defensive End/EdgeOnce a top free...
    Getty Former New York Giants CB Eli Apple. Over the past decade or so, there’s been a laundry list of draft selections that the New York Giants wish they could have back. From the Ereck Flowers to the Deandre Bakers of the world, there’s been a number of picks that have set the franchise back. However, despite Big Blue’s aptitude to misfire on early-round draft choices, one selection was particularly detrimental to the culture in East Rutherford. Selected No. 10 overall in 2016, cornerback Eli Apple was immediately put in a position for success, inserted into one of the league’s top secondaries alongside the likes of Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Landon Collins. However, No. 24 was more times than not the weak link on the backend. And while the Giants could have theoretically put up with some growing pains from a young player, what they couldn’t stomach was him being “a cancer” in the locker room — not my words, but rather Collins’ during a 2017 radio interview with Bob Wischusen of ESPN, via Ian O’Connor of...
    Getty The Boston Celtics are waiving forward Jabari Parker. The Boston Celtics‘ roster looked all but cemented heading into Wednesday’s season opener — and Jabari Parker appeared destined to be a part of it. However, things have since changed. After seemingly surviving Boston’s final round of cuts, The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach has reported that Parker has been waived. The decision to move off of the former No. 2 overall pick opens up one roster spot for the Cs, who also have an available two-way contract slot at their disposal as well. More to come…
    Delmon Young, a former top MLB draft pick and the 2012 American League Championship Series MVP, was arrested Monday on domestic violence and other charges in Florida. The incident occurred in Davie and involved the 35-year-old Young and a woman claiming to be the former outfielder’s ex-girlfriend, TMZ Sports reported. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The woman said Young began to bang on her door late Monday night. When she demanded he stop, he allegedly punched her in the chest and shoved her to the ground as she tried to run away, the report said. Police said surveillance footage showed Young striking the woman, according to TMZ Sports. Young allegedly sped off in his car and drove through a stop sign while driving 90 mph in a 45 mph zone. CHAPMAN HOMERS, MONTAS SHUTS DOWN WHITE SOX AS A'S END SKID The woman involved in the incident called 911 and alleged Young was "trying to kill" her, according to TMZ Sports. The woman also claimed she had blood all over her and that Young punched her in...
    Getty Mark Barron with Joe Haden. Things have been looking up for the Las Vegas Raiders defense but they’re now starting to into some issues at linebacker. Darron Lee, Nicholas Morrow, Javin White and Nick Kwiatkoski have recently gotten banged up. It remains to be seen if those injuries will bleed into the regular season. If so, the Raiders may need to add some help. There’s been chatter about former Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright possibly being an option. However, he could prove to be too expensive for the team right now. If he’s not an option, the Raiders could look at some other players. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Las Vegas brought in veteran linebacker Mark Barron for a visit. The Raiders have released veteran CB Rasul Douglas. The team is also hosting LB Mark Barron on a workout. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 23, 2021 Barron has put together a productive nine-year career but missed all of 2020 with a hamstring injury. The last time he played was in 2019 with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he...
    Getty Taylor Rapp of the Los Angeles Rams warming up during an August 2020 team scrimmage. The Los Angeles Rams have a loaded safety group, one that now has one writer from Bleacher Report believing that a high draft pick from that position is better off elsewhere so he won’t get lost in the Rams’ shuffle. Brad Gagnon of B/R wrote this trade proposal on Monday, August 23: The Rams send free safety Taylor Rapp to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a day two (second or third round) pick before the 2021 season begins. Rapp, who was the Rams’ top overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft at the No. 61 slot, has also been mentioned by Gagnon and B/R as a suitable swap with Andre Dillard of the Philadelphia Eagles in a move that would give the Rams a tackle option after Andrew Whitworth retires. Gagnon clearly thinks the Rams should move on from Rapp. That’s saying a lot for a 6-foot, 208-pound safety who not long ago, tallied 100 tackles in his rookie year.Does This...
    Getty The 49ers added quarterback Josh Rosen in Week 16. Preseason cuts continued today, as the San Francisco 49ers announced the team is parting ways with a once-highly touted quarterback. Mike Garafolo, a reporter with the NFL Network, reported the news on Twitter Tuesday morning, Aug. 17. The #49ers are waiving QB Josh Rosen, source says. Rosen mentioned recently he wasn’t getting enough reps in practice. A chance to latch on elsewhere for the rest of camp now. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 17, 2021 “The #49ers are waiving QB Josh Rosen, source says,” Garafolo tweeted. “Rosen mentioned recently he wasn’t getting enough reps in practice. A chance to latch on elsewhere for the rest of camp now.”Rosen’s Prospects in San Francisco Dwindled Quickly GettyTrey Lance, of the San Francisco 49ers, works out during training camp at SAP Performance Facility on July 28, 2021, in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Niners plucked Rosen from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad last season, then resigned him during the offseason. But Rosen’s status with...
    Getty Bismack Biyombo defending Blake Griffin. With free agency winding down, the Los Angeles Lakers roster has mostly taken shape. However, they still have a few roster spots open. At this point, the team isn’t likely to add rotational players but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to add some solid depth. The Lakers could be waiting to see what they have in Summer League before they fill the last three roster spots but there’s no guarantee those spots are reserved for younger players. It’s possible the team would like more veteran help. There are still some intriguing options in free agency. Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report believes that Bismack Biyombo could be just what the Lakers need: Another legitimate 5 to go to, particularly one who specializes in defense, makes sense. Bismack Biyombo has never even sniffed an above-average offensive box plus/minus (BPM is “a basketball box score-based metric that estimates a basketball player’s contribution to the team when that player is on the court, according to Basketball Reference), but the Los Angeles Lakers wouldn’t need him...
    Getty Free agent forward Justise Winslow. The NBA offseason is quickly approaching full tilt, as teams are allowed to begin negotiations with free agents on August 2nd. When the clock hits six o’clock, Brad Stevens will legally be permitted to pick up the phone in an attempt to wow players to the Boston Celtics.  NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg has a few names in mind that he believes should hover atop Stevens’ call-list when that time arrives. The often linked-to Spurs duo of Patty Mills and Rudy Gay are among the bunch, as is former Celtic-turned-Brooklyn Net, Jeff Green. However, a far-less discussed name was also floated by Forsberg, one that Stevens’ predecessor would likely be quite fond of. “Do it for Danny [Ainge],” Forsberg wrote. “The still-only 25-year-old [Justise] Winslow had his $13 million option declined by the Grizzlies and would be worth a low-risk flier. Winslow is still a versatile wing who can handle the ball and defend. With better health and lower expectations, he could jumpstart his career. And, well, even though Danny Ainge is...
    90 Day Fiance Original Couples Status Check: Who Is Still Together? Baby Boomers Can Grow Their Retirement Savings Quickly in 10 Simple Ways Major League Baseball's 2021 amateur draft is now more than halfway finished. The draft started on Sunday night and continued until the completion of round 10 on Monday afternoon. The rest of the event, or rounds 11 through 20, will take place beginning Tuesday at 12 p.m ET. Teams will then have less than three weeks before the signing deadline, which falls on Sunday, Aug. 1. © Provided by CBS Sports Below are six takeaways from day number two, including the Pittsburgh Pirates paying off their strategy with the No. 1 pick, and the Boston Red Sox landing another well-known player. 1. Pirates' portfolio approach pays offThe Pirates raised some eyebrows on Sunday when they selected Louisville catcher Henry Davis with the fifth No. 1 pick in franchise history. Pittsburgh's decision was assumed to be part of a larger, strategic decision to save money upfront so that the team could reinvest it in the later stages....
    Getty Quarterback Case Keenum #4 of the Denver Broncos is sacked by linebacker linebacker Breeland Speaks #57 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Before the New York Giants decided to empty the bag in free agency, doling out north of $209.5 million, the team made a far more frugal addition in January, signing former second-round pass rusher Breeland Speaks to a reserve/futures contract. Initially, the addition was perceived as a low-risk, high-reward move at a position desperate for production. However, following the free-agent signings of Ryan Anderson and Ifeadi Odenigbo, as well as the draft selections of Azeez Ojulari and Elerson Smith, the edge of Big Blue’s defense is no longer lacking bodies — in fact, it’s getting overcrowded. In return, the Giants opted to waive Speaks one day before the start of their rookie minicamp, per the transaction wire. Speaks has since cleared waivers and is free to sign with any team. The latest Giants news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Giants newsletter here! Sign up for...
    SANTA CLARA (AP/CBS13) — Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers’ former No. 1 overall pick in 2005, is retiring from the NFL after making an improbable comeback from a broken leg. Smith announced his retirement Monday on Instagram, saying he still has plenty of snaps left him but is calling it quits to enjoy time with his family. He turns 37 on May 7. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Be Receiving A Plus-Up Payment? Smith earned AP Comeback Player of the Year honors for getting back on the field last season, two years removed from his gruesome injury that required 17 operations. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alex Smith (@alexsmith_11) Washington released Smith in March and signed veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during free agency. Smith initially expressed his intent to keep playing but decided not to pursue another contract. Smith played 14 seasons for San Francisco, Kansas City and Washington. He threw for 35,650 yards and 199 touchdowns in 174 regular-season games and played in seven playoff games. READ MORE: Watch The...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Former San Francisco 49ers top draft pick Alex Smith, who staged one of the most remarkable recoveries in NFL history from a gruesome knee injury, took to social media Monday to announce his retirement from professional football. Smith was traded from Kansas City to Washington in 2018 and during his first season suffered a life-threatening injury to his right leg. When his surgically repaired leg became badly infected, doctors gave him little change of saving the leg from amputation let alone of every returning to the gridiron. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Be Receiving A Plus-Up Payment? But after months of intensive physical therapy including a stint in a special military rehab clinic, Smith did return to the practice field and in 2020 became Washington’s starter midway through the season, leading the team to an NFC East division title. For his play, he earned accolades as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. “Two years ago I was stuck in a wheelchair, staring down at my mangled leg, wondering if I would ever...
    Stanford freshman Ziaire Williams declared for the 2021 NBA Draft on Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 20 games (14 starts) for the Cardinal in 2020-21. “After much thought and consideration, I have decided to take the next step in my basketball career and enter my name in the 2021 NBA Draft,” Williams posted on social media, in part. “It’s always been a dream and a goal for me to play at the next level. … With some reflection, discussion, and prayer, I feel like the time is right.” A five-star prospect from Lancaster, Calif., Williams was the highest-ranked recruit in program history at No. 6 in the nation by the 247Sports Composite. “Ziaire gave his heart and soul to the coaching staff, to his teammates, and to the classroom,” Stanford coach Jerod Haase said in a statement. “He had outstanding moments on and off the court, in what we all know was an extremely challenging year.” Williams scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in...
    Getty Solomon Thomas with Joey Bosa. After taking things pretty slow during the first two days of free agency, the Las Vegas Raiders have had a big third day. They’ve already signed John Brown, traded Rodney Hudson and brought back Richie Incognito. It doesn’t appear like the team is done making moves yet either. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Raiders are signing defensive lineman Solomon Thomas to a one-year deal worth as much as $5 million. The #Raiders are signing DL Solomon Thomas to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million, per source. A new home for Thomas, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft who’s still only 25. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2021 Thomas will be coming over from the Raiders’ former Bay Area rival San Francisco 49ers. Back in 2017, he was the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. He was drafted over players like Jamal Adams, Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson and Christian McCaffrey. While Thomas isn’t a bad player, the 49ers are definitely kicking themselves over...
    Getty Jadeveon Clowney gestures during a Titans game. The Baltimore Ravens have more needs on offense this offseason given what the team didn’t do in 2020, and as always, the team’s defense figures to be rock solid. Even though that’s the case, the Ravens can never be counted out of a splashy move to bolster the side of the ball that has been their calling card since winning it all in 2000. Just last year, the team made the move to nab Yannick Ngakoue at the trade deadline. The year before, they grabbed cornerback Marcus Peters in a major move. Even though the offense always seems to have its needs, the defense seems to be the beneficiary of the boldest moves. Once again this offseason, that could end up being the case. ESPN’s Jamison Hensley recently took a look at projecting what the Ravens could look to do across their roster for moves. Most of the projections were standard, but the conversation took an interesting turn when the defensive line was mentioned. Hensley wrote: “The biggest void on...
    Getty Corey Davis goes up for a big catch against the Ravens. The Baltimore Ravens are outlining their plans for the 2021 NFL offseason now, and the start of that will be seeing what the team does in free agency. So far, there’s been a few hints about what the Ravens want to do, and potentially, a wideout is going to be on top of the list for the team. But who will the team. target in what figures to be a deep free agency class? So far, there hasn’t been many hints, but a potential name has risen to the forefront in a couple of cases. Recently, in a Bleacher Report piece, writer Maurice Moton predicted what will happen at a few key spots in the league at wide receiver. When it came to the Ravens, there was an intriguing prediction that the team will be adding a rival to the mix at wideout in the form of Tennessee Titans’ star Corey Davis. Moton wrote: “Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta suggested his team could sign Lamar...
    Getty Bills general manager Brandon Beane looks on with head coach Sean McDermott. For the past four years, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott have been building the organization from the bottom up. Earlier this week, Beane was rewarded for his work as Pro Football Talk named him as their Executive of the Year after the former Carolina Panthers assistant general manager put together one of the best rosters in the league this season and continues to do so. He put his stamp on the organization when he drafted Josh Allen in the 2018 NFL draft. Then, this past summer, Beane pulled off one of the biggest trades in franchise history when he acquired Stefon Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a 2020 first-round pick, a 2020 fifth-round pick, a 2020 sixth-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick. The Vikings turned that first-round pick in former LSU receiver Justin Jefferson who finished the season with the fourth-most receiving yards (1,400) in the NFL and he also...
    Markelle Fultz’s mission to resurrect his career in Orlando took a blow Wednesday night when he tore his left ACL driving to the basket in a 105-94 win over the Cavaliers. Fultz suffered the injury in the first quarter as he tried to find space to shoot in the lane. He will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season. The 22-year-old, picked No. 1 overall by the 76ers in the 2017 NBA Draft, had been averaging the best numbers of his career through his first seven games. His scoring average (14.3) and assist average (6.1) were higher than ever, and was finally shooting above 80 percent from the line after shooting 53.4 percent from the stripe in his first two pro campaigns. In addition to the ACL setback, Fultz has dealt with shoulder problems throughout his career that have been used to explain his subpar jumper. MORE: NBA teams react to national unrest Philadelphia traded Fultz to the Magic two years ago for Jonathon Simmons and a pair of draft picks — a light return after the 76ers had ceded...
    Getty The Bulls have reportedly offered Wendell Carter Jr. to the Warriors to move up two places in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Chicago Bulls, entering the first year under new management, are willing to make drastic moves to re-tool the roster. That could include the team trading up for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Conner reported that the Warriors, who own the second pick of the draft, are “weighing whether to accept a trade offered by the Bulls that would send Chicago their No. 2 overall pick for Wendell Carter Jr. and the [Bulls’] fourth pick.” Carter, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 draft, has started in all 87 games he’s played in the past two seasons for the Bulls and is coming off a career-best 11.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game in the 2019-2020 season. Carter has contributed throughout his playing career, however, the Bulls seem eager to bank on one talent in this year’s draft class that could...
    Getty Former WR Kevin White #11 of the Chicago Bears talks to teammates on the bench. Nothing new as the San Fransisco 49ers continue to get pegged with injuries and now COVID-19, but thankfully they have a healthy practice squad to fill holes. Tonight, since they are short wideouts, Kevin White and River Cracraft will be joining the team for the matchup against the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers have officially elevated WR Kevin White from the practice squad for tonights game against the Packers. Another chance to make his mark tonight. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 5, 2020 Follow the Heavy on 49ers Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content! However, they won’t get too comfortable as both players are COVID-19 replacements and will head back to the practice squad after the game. So far this season, White has made an appearance in just two games. In that time, the former Bears first-rounder returned one kickoff for 20 yards. Cracraft has only played in one game and made one tackle on special teams. 49ers Call...
    Former New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes shut down the idea of the team trading Daniel Jones after his second season in the NFL. Tynes, who has a couple of the most memorable field goals in Giants history, addressed on Twitter those who have been advocating for the Giants to get rid of Jones and address the quarterback issues in the NFL Draft. GIANTS' LOGAN RYAN CREDITS TRAINER FOR SAVING HIS PREGNANT WIFE'S LIFE FOLLOWING GAME VS. BUCCANEERS “For the let’s get rid of Daniel Jones crowd. The only similar situation I can think of is Josh Rosen (AZ). Top 10 pick traded after 1 year then drafted Kyler Murray,” Tynes tweeted. “Do you really put Jones in that bucket where we should be done after year 2 or do we see what happens last 8 [games].” The Arizona Cardinals selected Josh Rosen with the No. 18 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. But after the Cardinals were awarded the No. 1 pick in 2019 and made Kliff Kingsbury the head coach, the team decided to draft Kyler Murray and...
    Getty Wide receiver Kevin White will be part of the 49ers active roster vs. Dolphins. Wide receiver Kevin White is now part of the San Francisco 49ers active roster as the team moved the wideout up from the practice squad ahead of their Week 5 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The 49ers also made moves at cornerback by promoting Jamar Taylor and activating Brian Allen from the practice squad. The bad news is Ezekiel Ansah and K’Waun Williams have both been placed on injured reserve. Ansah is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a torn bicep injury and is the latest Niners player to be ruled out for the rest of 2020. Following the release of Mohamed Sanu, White has a better chance to see the field against the Dolphins, but the 49ers have a deep receiver group that is just starting to get healthy. White was the No. 7 pick of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears but has failed to live up to the lofty expectations he had coming out...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr. It recently became known that the Las Vegas Raiders will be playing Week 1 of the NFL season a little bit thin at quarterback. Backup Marcus Mariota was put on the injured reserve and will at least be out for three weeks. That leaves just Derek Carr and Nathan Peterman on the active roster. The team did sign DeShone Kizer to the practice squad, but it’s not looking like he’ll get promoted anytime soon. Carr is as durable as they come and has only missed two games in six years. That allows the Raiders to be a little bit risky and keep only two quarterbacks on the active roster. However, if Mariota’s injury takes longer to heal, the team might want to bring in a backup with more starting experience than Peterman. Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report believes that former number three overall draft pick Blake Bortles is a top free-agent fit for the Raiders: You don’t really want Blake Bortles out there, either, but he has a respectable 103-to-75 career...
    Getty Free agent RB Leonard Fournette at the Oakland Coliseum. For whatever reason, the Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t doing a great job of holding on to homegrown talent. They had to trade Pro Bowl pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue after a prolonged holdout and also traded star cornerback Jalen Ramsey during the 2019 season. That’s not to mention the fact that they traded All-Pro defensive tackle to the Baltimore Ravens for just a fifth-round pick. The firesale is on and former fourth overall pick Leonard Fournette is the latest casualty. He was barely heading into his fourth season and was coming off a year where he rushed for 1,152 rush yards, which was good for seventh-best in the NFL. It’s becoming abundantly clear that the Jaguars have entered a full-blown rebuild. They’ve accumulated a ton of draft capital and have to be the favorites to get the number one overall pick in 2021. In Fournette’s case, there was a reason he was a top-5 draft pick. He hasn’t been as good as was expected of him but to say he deserved...
    Biden on the trail, Hurricane Laura aftermath, MLB trade deadline: 5 things to know Monday Saudi retailer BinDawood to list 20% of company on the kingdoms Tadawul exchange Leonard Fournette, former top-5 draft pick, waived by Jaguars The purge continues for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who followed up Sunday’s trade of star pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue with yet another move that sends one of their biggest names elsewhere. © Provided by Draft Wire Running back Leonard Fournette, a former top-five draft pick, has been waived: We have waived RB Leonard Fournette.— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) August 31, 2020 The No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Fournette was one of the most heralded draft picks in recent memory. His rare blend of speed and power had some wondering if he would skip his final college football season to preserve himself for the next level. But Fournette never became the elite playmaker he was expected to be in Jacksonville, thanks in part to injuries. Still at just 25 years old, he’s sure to get some interest now that he’s available...
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