Hacksaw’s Headlines–Thursday

Posted by on February 27th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….Rumors at NFL Combine-Bolts thinking of bypassing QB with first round pick…Use #6-on OT…Then use second round pick on WR….Chargers would address QB need by going after Tennessee Titans FA-Marcus Mariota-whom they scouted when he came out of Oregon.  Chargers looking for athletic-mobile QB to move pocket.

Rams…Head into off-season without #1 draft pick till 2022…Rams have less than 15M-cap space heading into free agency.

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(NFL)

Owners-Union….Lawyers for both sides begin hammering out specific language in new CBA to be voted on by players.

Union…Executive Committee voted (7-4) against accepting offer….but Players Association voted (17-14-1) to take proposal to the 1900 players for a vote.

Owners…Proposal includes”
..17G-schedule 2021
..2-new wildcard teams for 2020 playoffs
..Salary cap go from 188M-to-200M-to-300M in 3-years.
..Teams can use either Franchise Tag-or-Transition Tag-once year
..All players get 17th game-check equal to regular game checks
..Teams will play 9-home games-7 road one year…then flip next year
..Drop idea of 16-neutral sight or international games
..Stay at 1-bye week
..Preseason schedule will drop to 3-games for 2021
..Teams will have 2-full weeks to prepare for NFL opener
..Reduce days in pads in training camp from 28-to-16
..8-full off days in each training camp
..Limited days in pads in regular season
..5-days non contact to start preseason camp
..Reduced OTA workout schedule
..55-man roster..48-active game day
..12-man practice squad…expand to 14-players in following years
..Ban on teams signing practice squad players from other teams
..Continue plan-retired players get 5-years medical health coverage
..Add Vision coverage to health coverage
..Upgrade stipend for retired players
..Revenue split goes from 47% to 48.5% immediately
..100,000 pay raise for all rookies-1st-2nd year players minimums
..Eliminate discipling for positive marijuana test
..Continued research on use medical marijuana

Union…Players speak out on Owners proposals:
..DeMaurice Smith-Union leader..”Recommend we accept it”
..Eric Winston-Union President..”Worked 300-days-on it-good deal”
..Russell Wilson-Seattle..”No-we’re rushing into this”
..JJ Watt-Houston…”Hard no-Injury factor 17-game season”
..Maurkice Pouncey-Steelers…”Sellout to owners
..Aaron Rodgers-Packers..’Voted no-they gave us abbreviated details-wanted 10-years deal”

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(Teams)

NFL…Thursday first day teams can apply Franchise Tags and Transition Tag to free agents.

Dallas…Jerry Jones meets with Dak Prescott agent-Todd France at the combine in Indianapolis

Tampa Bay…Report Coach Bruce Arians will meet with Tom Brady when free agency opens….GM-Jason Licht-wants to see what is behind Doors B-C-D in free agency.

Tennessee..Coach Mike Vrable-no guarantee team re-signs QB-Ryan Tannehill…due to relationship with Tom Brady and proximity of Philip Rivers

Carolina..Coach Matt Rhule says he wants QB-Cam Newton on roster but at possibly reduced price.

Buffalo…Meets with FA-CB-Josh Norman-ex Redskins
Chiefs..Ask WR-Sammy Watkins to take payout from 14M-to-7M

Cleveland-Washington…possible conversation about Redskins QB-Case Keenum

Giants..Release LB-Alec Ogletree-LB-Kareem Martin-10M cap savings

Seattle..RB-Rashad Penny will not be ready for OTA’s will likely start camp on PUP list…RB-Chris Carson-ahead of schedule coming off minor hip fracture.

Seattle..Former QB-Trevone Boykin sentenced to 3-years prison for domestic abuse, fraud, theft…has had 5-arrests in 3-years.

Seattle…Longtime NFL safety Nesby Glasgow-passes away (62Y)…battled cancer….Played with Colts-Seahawks.

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(College)

Alabama..QB-Tua Tagovailoa-overwhelming positive feedback on hip fracture-completely healed.

LA Bowl…So Fi Stadium signs deal for December 20th Bowl matching  Mountain West Conference winner vs #5-PAC-12 team.

Air Force..Give coach Troy Calhoun-6Y-extension
Texas AM..Hire Tommie Robinson-ex LSU-running back coach
LSU..Promote Kevin Faulk to RB-coach

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……………..(Baseball)……………

Padres-W-Indians (8-0)..Chris Paddock-Luis Perdomo combine (4in-0R-2H-6K)…Wil Myers-Edwin Olivares hit HRs.

Dodgers-W-Angels (9-4)…Rookie OF-Cody Thomas 3R-HR…Kenley Jansen (1-inning-3K)…Halos P-Gabe Canning (2inn-0 hits)

Dodgers-Cleveland…Tuesday matchup
Padres-Angels on Tuesday…….Adrian Morejon will start for Friars…Will be converted back into a starter this yer at El Paso.

Padres..OF-Tommy Pham not ready to play…oblique issue…taking light batting practice to protect injured elbow….

Padres…Boston Globe says trade talks with Red Sox involving Will Myers trade are over.  Padres refused to pay 30M of salary and include Cal Quantrill or Joey Lucchesi as well in deal.

Angels..OF-Brandon Marsh-2nd rated prospect-miss all of spring-sprained elbow.

Angels..P-Julio Teheran-scratched from workouts-hamstring

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(Teams)

Red Sox..Confirmed they quarantined rookie P-Chih Liu-Taiwan for 2-weeks upon arrival…Housed in different hotel…private workout away from team.

Yankees…OF-Giancarlo Stanton goes out with calf strain-could be out 4W…Played only 18-games last year….Yankees have already lost 2-starting pitchers..James Paxton-back surgery…Luis Severineo-elbow surgery.

Mets..MRI-OF-JD Davis-shoulder
Atlanta..1B-Freddie Freeman has inflammation-no bone chips-elbow
Dodgers..P-Dustin May remains sidelined-oblique injury.
Indians..MRI-P-Emmanuel Clase-shoulder lat injury
Mets…OF-Brandon Nimmo-hospitalized heart arrhythmia

Arizona..Sign FA-OF-Dalton Pompey-ex Blue Jays

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…………………(Basketball)………………

Clippers-W–Phoenix (102-92)…Kawhi Leonard (24P-14R)…in Clippers win……LA (39-19)

Lakers-at-Golden State..Thursday game….Lakers (43-12)

Lakers..Will meet with FA-G-Dion Waiters on Monday-ex Miami Heat

76ers…C-Joel Embed-fined 25,000-for obscene gesture to crowd and cursing on TV interview

Charlotte..NBA suspends F-Malik Monk-10G-drug violation
Golden State…G-Steph Curry-will play Sunday-coming off broken hand
76ers….F-Joel Embed injures shoulder

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NCAA…Hands out 15Y-suspension to former Penn coach Jerome Allen for taking 300,000 from a parent to train and get son admitted to Ivy League school….Allen lied to University…fired in 2015…refused to cooperate with NCAA probe…Father of player found guilty in separate Medicare fraud scandal-sentenced to 3Y-prison….Allen was hired as assistant coach on Brad Stevens-Boston Celtics staff.

USD-Gonzaga….Thursday WCC road game…Toreros (7-20)…Zags (27-2)

USD…Lose C-Yauhen Massalski-will miss rest of year-fractured foot.

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…………………..(Hockey)…………………

Gulls-L-Tucson (4-1)…..Roadrunners G-Adin Hill 30-saves in win….Blow to Gulls playoff hopes……AHL action….1st game of brutal 7G-road trip for Gulls.

Gulls…Send rookie D-Hunter Drew and LW-Brent Gates to Tulsa-ECHL…Send D-Ryan Johnston to Idaho-ECHL.

Kings-Penguins….Kings led (1-0) in 2nd period at Press Time…Wednesday game…LA (22-35-6)

Ducks…off till Friday game vs Pittsburgh…Anaheim (25-30-8).

Toronto..D-Jake Muzzin-out 4W-broken hand
Montreal..D-Victor Mete-out broken foot
Blues..D-Jay Bouwmeester told by doctors-cannot play rest of year because of heart arrythmia

University Minnesota…Begins probe of allegation that former assistant coach Chico Adrahtas forced homosexual acts on players in mid 1980s.

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………………….(General)……………….

PGA Golf…..Honda Classic-1st round action in Florida. tees off on Thursday.

NASCAR…Injured driver Ryan Newman meets with staff at Roush Racing headquarters as he continues his rehab at home from a concussion from Daytona 500 violent last lap crash.

Soccer-English Premier League…begins probe of comments made by   Tottenham Hot Spur star Dele Alli for making about Coronavirus outbreak.

Tennis…Maria Sharapova retires at age 32…won over 29M in her career.

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