Monthly Archives: April 2018

James Harrison wants to play, hopes to sign somewhere after draft

The oldest defensive player in the NFL isn’t ready to hang up the cleats yet. James Harrison, the outside linebacker who ended last season with the Patriots, is planning to keep playing and looking to sign with a team that needs a player like him after the draft, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Stanton […]

Donte Jackson runs fast at Pro Day but doesn’t get under 4.3

LSU cornerback Donte Jackson wanted to run lower than 4.27 at the Scouting Combine and thought he might have a chance to challenge John Ross‘ record 4.22. Jackson was fast but not that fast. So instead of standing on his 4.32 from the combine, Jackson ran again for scouts at LSU’s Pro Day on Wednesday. […]

Rick Neuheisel to coach in Alliance of American Football

It looks like Steve Spurrier won’t be the only familiar name coaching a team in the new Alliance of American Football. Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports that Rick Neuheisel will be coaching a team based in Southern California. Spurrier was announced as the coach of the league’s Orlando franchise over the weekend. Not that […]

Baseball’s got talent, but how much, at which positions and how far into the future?

One bit of conventional wisdom in baseball is that talent tends to be evenly distributed among the different positions. This is more myth than rule because shortstops and first basemen aren’t born; the people running baseball teams choose whom to play and where. David Ortiz probably would have been a terrible shortstop, but there was […]

Marquette King eyes punting for the Broncos

The Raiders cut him abruptly, and the Broncos could be giving him a landing spot. Punter Marquette King has spoken to the Broncos about a possible alliance with the obvious goal (at least collateral goal) of tormenting the Raiders. “Marquette would love an opportunity to come visit there,’’ King’s agent, Wynn Silberman, told Mike Klis […]

Raiders re-sign all their exclusive rights free agents

The Raiders have all of their exclusive rights free agents under contract for the 2018 season. Word had already gotten out that they re-signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio and linebacker Shilique Calhoun, but the team made those signings official along with the returns of defensive end/linebacker James Cowser, safety Erik Harris and offensive lineman Denver Kirkland […]

Cowboys CEO compares Dak Prescott more to Troy Aikman than Tony Romo

The Dallas Cowboys seemingly have their franchise quarterback under center. Dak Prescott might have struggled to an extent as a sophomore last season. Given that Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games, this isn’t too much of a surprise. It also doesn’t necessarily make the Cowboys think any less of a quarterback in Prescott who […]

Corey Sanders makes NBA Draft decision | What it means for Steve Pikiell, Rutgers

Corey Sanders is making the jump, and this time for good. Open scholarships : Pikiell and his staff now have three scholarships open for this coming season after previously releasing Matt Bullock and Souf Mensah. They were hoping to use one on three-star recruit Tai Strickland, but he committed to Wisconsin several days after his […]

Ravens: RGIII signing doesn’t impact chance of drafting QB

Super Bowl participants like the Eagles and Patriots don’t enjoy that head-start luxury. They actually become victims of their own success, because the focus must remain on the task at hand — winning a championship — rather than looking too far ahead. It’s a curious decision, since he was already replaced at his old job […]

Bill Belichick, Patriots Brass Reportedly Frustrated with Rob Gronkowski

While Rob Gronkowski mulls retirement, the New England Patriots may be getting fed up with the star tight end. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported on Saturday that Gronkowski is likely to play football if Tom Brady remains with the team. However, that same report includes a tidbit that suggests tension between the five-time Pro Bowler and […]