Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on March 17th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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NFL-Free Agency….Despite criticism of NFL-Union it was tone deaf by opening free agency as the USA fought a fatal health crisis…NFL free agency started with 3-major trades and 23-signings in first 5-hours of free agency.

(Trades)

Houston-Arizona…Trade…Texans deal WR-DeAndre Hopkins and #4 pick to Cardinals for RB-David Johnson and #2-#4 round picks.

Baltimore-Atlanta…Trade..Ravens deal TE-Hayden Hurst and  #4 pick to Falcons for #2-#5 picks.

49ers-Colts..Trade..San Francisco deals DT-DeForest Buckner to Indy for #1-pick….Buckner signs (21M) extension.

Rams…Put RB-Todd Gurley on trading block
Vikings..Shopping WR-Stefon Diggs in trade to Seattle
Bears-Jaguars..Open trade talks for QB-Nick Foles

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(Free Agents)

Ravens..Sign FA-DT-Michael Brockers-ex Rams (3Y-30M)

Browns..Sign FA-OT-Jack Conklin-ex Titans (3Y-42M)
Browns..Sign FA-TE-Austin Hooper-ex Falcons (4Y-44M)
Browns..Sign FA-QB-Case Keenum-ex Redskins (3Y-18M)

Miami..Sign FA-CB-Byron Jones-ex Cowboys (5Y-82M)
Miami..Sign FA-OT-Ereck Flowers-ex Redskins (3Y-30M)
Miami..Sign FA-DE-Shaq Lawson-ex Bills (3Y-30M)
Miami..Sign FA-LB-Kyle Van Noy-ex Patriots (4Y-51M)
Miami..Sign FA-S-Clay Fejedelem-ex Bengals

Giants..Sign FA-CB-James Bradberry-ex Carolina (3Y-45M)

Raiders…Sign FA-QB-Marcus Mariota-ex Tennesse
Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Nick Kwiatkowski-ex Bears

Eagles..Sign FA-DT-Javon Hargrave-DT-ex Steelers

Denver..Sign FA-C-Graham Glasgow-ex Lions

Packers..Sign FA-LB-Christian Kirksey-ex Browns
Packers..Sign FA-OT-Ricky Wagner-ex Lions

Jets..Sign FA-OT-Greg Fant-ex Seattle
Jets..Sign FA-OG-Greg Van Roten-ex Carolina

Houston..Sign FA-S-Eric Murray-ex Browns (3Y-20M)
Lions..Sign FA-LB-Jaime Collins-ex Patriots (3Y-30M)
Carolina..Sign FA-S-Justin Burris-ex Browns.
Redskins..Sign FA-OG-Wes Schweitzer-ex Falcons
Lions..Sign FA-C-Hala Vaital-ex Eagles (5Y-50M)

Carolina..Sign FA-DE-Stev Weatherly-ex Vikings

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(Franchise Tags)

Cowboys..QB-Dak Prescott (31M)-Exclusive Tag
Arizona…RB-Kenyan Drake-Transition Tag
Bengals..WR-AJ Green (17M)
Chiefs..DT-Chris Jones (16M)
Vikings..S-Anthony Harris (14M)
New England..OG-Joe Thuney (14M)
Giants..DT-Leonard Williams (14M)
Steelers..LB-Bud Dupree (14M)
Bucs..LB-Shaq Barrett (14M)
Titans..RB-Derrick Henry (10.6M)
Chargers..TE-Hunter Henry (11M)

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(Signings)

Titans..Sign QB-Ryan Tannehill (4Y-118)
Tampa Bay..Sign DE-Jaso Pierre Paul
49ers..Sign DT-Arik Armstead (5Y-85M)
Cowboys..Sign TE-Blake Jarwin (3Y-21M)

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(Roster Cuts)

Atlanta..Release RB-Devonta Freeman
Atlanta..Release CB-Desmond Trufant
Atlanta..Release OT-Ty Sambrailo
Atlanta..Release TE-Luke Stocker
Ravens..Release OT-James Hurst
Carolina..Release S-Colin Jones
Browns..Release S-Morgan Burnett
Colts..Release DE-Margus Hunt
Eagles..Release RB-Corey Clement
Steelers..Release LB-Marc Barron
Steelers..Release WR-John Holton
Steelers..Release LB-Anthony Chickello
Steelers..OG-Ramon Foster-retires

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(Teams)

Raiders..Contact FA-QB-Tom Brady-ex Patriots
Raiders..Contact FA-LB-Corey Littleton-ex Rams
Bucaneers…Make offer to FA-QB-Tom Brady-ex Patriots
Colts..Make offer to FA-QB-Philip Rivers-ex Chargers
Bears..Make offer to FA-QB-Ted Bridgewater-ex Saints
Seattle..Open talks FA-CB-Damarius Randall-ex-Browns
Chargers..Make contact FA-OT-Bryan Bulaga-ex Packers
Giants..Make offer to FA-LB-Jordan Jenkins-ex Jets
Giants..Make offer to FA-LB-Blake Martinez-ex Packers
Miami..Make offer to FA-DE-Shaq Lawson-ex Bills
Dallas..Contact FA-K-Greg Zeurlein-ex Rams
Jets..Contact FA-OC-Stefan Wisniewski-ex Chiefs

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(NFL Notes)

NFL Owners…Furious at Union for not delaying opening of free agency….said it makes NFL look ‘tone deaf’ to illness calamity around the nation…upset it sends a message owners-players don’t care…owner called image shameful…Players signing 30M contracts as workers lose their jobs and people die

NFL…Says April 23rd draft will be held in Las Vegas…without fans…will be televised…after CDC informed NFL against holding it at public venue with large fan turnout.

Chicago Bears…send coaches and scouts home from Halas Hall for at least a week.

Brandon Browner…Former Seahawks-Patriots safety sentenced to 8Y in prison for attempted murder in beating of longtime girlfriend infront of her children…Had been arrested 6-times in 2-years since end of NFL career.

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……………(Baseball)……………..

MLB….Commissioner Rob Manfred says start of season will be delayed 2-months….Pushing back re-start of spring training to possibly May 15th…meaning start of season on Memorial Day weekend.

MLB…Advises teams to close up spring training and send players home…Keep facility open with skeleton staffing to help injured players rehab.

MLB-Union…Negotiated on Monday for potential roster freeze…payment of players living allowances into April…how to handle service time towards free agency in a shortened season.

Hall of Fame…..Cooperstown museum closes indefinitely.

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…………………..(Basketball)……………….

Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher names ‘Coach of the Year’ by USA-Today Coaches Poll.

USA-TODAY…Final season poll…1-Kansas..2-Gonzaga….3-Dayton…4-Baylor…5-Florida State…6-San Diego State.

Dayton…Flyers star F-Obi Toppin (6’9) announces he will file for NBA draft…(20P-7R) a season at UD as a sophomore.

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…………(Hockey)………………

NHL…Orders teams to close all practice rinks and send players home.

AHL…Announces it will not play rest of season-tells teams to send players home.

Jonas Hiller…Longtime Ducks-Flames goalie…announces retirement (38Y)…had starred in Switzerland last four years.

KHL-Russia…2nd team pulls out of KHL playoffs-Ak Bar Sultan…over weekend Jokreit Finland withdrew from playoffs.

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………….(General)……………

ESPN…Cancels TV series ‘Pardon the Interuption and Early ESPN Sports Center due to virus.

Fox Sports 1…Suspends production of its talkshows..

NASCAR….Cancels 5-more races including Talladega 500..Texas 500..Briston-Richmond-Dover
NHRA….Shuts down for the next 30-days.

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