Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on April 14th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers…….10-days from draft…Difference of Opinion surfaces between GM-Tom Telesco….Coach Anthony Lynn about first round pick…Sources say Telesco wants to draft QB-Justin Herbert at #6 slot….Lynn wants to trade back and obtain another late first round pick…Take QB-Jordan Love-Utah State…and an offensive lineman with later first round pick…..Jacksonville has #9-and-20 might be trade partner…not willing to deal with Raiders who have #12-and-18.

Chargers..TE-Hunter Henry signs Franchise Tag Tender (10.6M)..can be walkaway free agent after next season
Chargers…Sign FA-TE-Don Parham (6’8)…caught (24R-307Y) for XFL-Dallas Renegades
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(Roster Moves)

Rams…Sign CFL-FA-K-Lirum Hajrullahu-Hamilton Ticats..(47FG-87%) last year in Canada.

Steelers…Sign FA-WR-Saaed Blacknell-ex XFL-LA Wildcats.

Carolina..Sign RB-Christian McCaffrey to (4Y-64M) extension…had (1,387Y-rushing-1,005Y-receiving) for Panthers….Career (5,443-APY-39TD)

49ers..Re-sign CBs Jason Verrett..Dontae Johnson.

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(NFL Notes)

NFL….Confirms it will hold a mock network practice this week-preparing for next Thursday’s Virtual NFL draft….NFL says it will have each team make a pick….make a trade using additional technology to draft center….will pipe in picks…then insert player interviews from remote locations.

NFL…Sets up off season ‘virtual OTA’….beginning April 20th…Teams will use Phase 1-for virtual classroom work with coaches and players….Phase II will involve training and physical exertion work….All teams will conclude the May 15th…Each player in NFL will also be given a 1,500 stipend tok buy weight training equipment if they wish…

NFL…Updates team….no facilities will be reopened until all 50-states are removed from lockdown status due to the virus.

Minnesota…Ex-Vikings QB-Tavaris Jackson (36Y)-killed in auto accident in Alabama…Lost control car-hit a tree…Played 9Y-for Vikings-Seahawks-Bills.

Carolina..Ex-LB-Luke Kuechly says he would like to go into coaching…retired in winter from concussions.

Raiders…Alliegant┬áStadium may not open on time for NFL season…Looking at early season sights for home games….San Diego…Phoenix…Sam Boyd Stadium.

XFL…Files Chapter 11-bankruptcy….has between 10M-30M in debts…Owes 150-major creditors….including salaries to coaches.
..1M-Bob Stoopes
..777,000-Marc Trestman
..583,000-June Jones
..563,000-Kevin Gilbride
..1.6M-St Louis Sports Commission-rent
..856,000-Elevate Marketing-Dallas
..655,000-Ticketmaster-Houston

New England…Coach Bill Belicheck in pre-draft press conference says no interest in┬átalking further about Tom Brady…calls story ‘Water Under the Bridge’.

Atlanta..LB-Dexter Fowler donates 100,000 to Covid research in Atlanta

CBS…Hires Charles Davis-Fox..analyst replace Dan Fouts.
ESPN..Asks 100-on air talent to take 15%-cut for 3-months-approve
ESPN..Senior management team take 20-to-30% pay cuts

NYPost..Mourns passing of popular photographer Anthony Cause from virus.

SDSU…Legendary Photographer Ernie Anderson passes away after long bout with brain cancers….Had covered SDSU games since 1960s.

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…………….(Baseball)………………..

MLB….Commissioner┬áRob Manfred continues meetings with Union Chief Tony Clark to discuss possible restart of the season….Exploring 1-month of games at spring training sights starting June 1st….Moving to major league parks July 1st.

Boston…P-Austin Maddox-retires after 2-rotator cuff injuries…had career (0.52-ERA) in brief major league career.

Milwaukee…Ryan Braun donates (100,000)…Bob Uecker (50,000) to aid Miller Park Stadium workers.

Baltimore….Orioles say OF-Trey Mancini will be out months while recovering from malignant tumor surgery on colon.

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………………….(Basketball)………………….

Minnesota….C-Karl Anthony Towns-loses mother Jackie-passed away (59Y) from virus…had been sick 4W.
Portland…Video coordinator Zach Cooper-passes away from virus…was (32Y)

Chicago…Bulls fire GM-Gar Forman after 10Y on job….
Chicago…VP-Operations Jon Paxon becomes Assistant to Owner

Kentucky…G-Immanuel Quickly files for NBA draft
Kansas..G-Devon Dotson files for draft (18P-4R)

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……………..(Hockey)…………..

Anaheim Ducks…Donate 200-meals per day from restaurants for medical staff workers at UCI-Medical Center in Irvine.

NY Islanders…Open talks with FA-G-Ilya Sorokin-leaving KHL-team CSKA-Moscow…had (1.50..1.16 GAA) the last two years.

Blackhawks..Sign F-Ian Mitchell…Denver University-scored 89P-3 Years
Ottawa…Sign G-Kevin Mandolese-Cape Breton-Quebec League..had (26-8-1) record with .925GAA.

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……………….(General)…………..

Tottenham Hot Spur…Rejects offer to sell F-Harry Kane to rival Manchester United…Spur asking 250M-transfer fee to move him to new league.

NASCAR…Chip Ganassi team suspended driver Kyle Larson for ‘racial slur’ on radio during I-Racing event over weekend.

Formula 1…Planning Memorial service for driver Stirling Moss…passed away (90Y) in London.

Doug Sanders….Longtime PGA Golfer Doug Sanders-passes away (89Y)….won 20-events in career…finished 2nd in US Open..British Open..PGA Championships.

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