Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on April 21st, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers…Put together final draft board on Monday with GM-Tom Telesco..President FB Ops John Spanos and Team scouts.

Chargers..Not offer starting RG-Michael Schofield contract-started last two years.

Chargers..Sports Illustrated’s Peter Kings-Mock Draft has team bypassing QB-Tua Tagovailoa and taking Georgia LT-Andrew Thomas with 6th pick in opening round…Sources say Chargers concerned longterm health of QB-Tua Tagovailoa….and will not get access to Oregon QB-Justin Herbert who seems slotted now to go to Miami.

Chargers…Miami Herald quoting Tom Telesco…”Injury history to a players is very important in our scouting-is the player healed-is he a medical risk in the future”

Chargers…Had 4-medical officials evaluate all the records of Tua Tagovailoa and did Video Conference with his surgeons in Alabama.

Chargers..Will unveil new Powder Blue Uniforms on Tuesday.

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(NFL)

NFL…Holds Mock draft on Monday but had significant IT problems when Cincinnati Bengals made their 1st pick in draft…Source told NFL Network the mock draft was ‘brutal’.

NFL…US Supreme Court refuses to hold hearing on NFL request that the 1.6B-Rams lawsuit be sent to arbitration….Ruling means the Rams suit against NFL must go to trial…NFL wanted it taken to arbitration.

Sports Illustrated….Conducts its ‘Mock Draft’….has the Bengals taking QB-Joe Burrow-LSU at #1….has Miami trading up to Lions #3 pick to take QB-Justin Herbert-Oregon….has QB-Tua Tagavailoa falling to #13 to New England because of medical concerns…SI has all the other QBs dropping into 2nd and 3rd round…Jordan Love-Jalen Hurts-Jacob Eason-Jake Fromm…has Chargers taking OT-Andrew Thomas-Georgia….Raiders taking WR-Cee Dee Lamb-Oklahoma….Denver taking WR-Jerry Jeudy-Alabama….Chiefs taking CB-Jeff Gladney-TCU in first round.

NFL…GMs-Coaches commits to donate (512,000) to the Covid Fund…will pay 2,000 for each of 255-players taken on Thursday.

New England…Unveils new uniforms…will wear ‘Blue Rush’ uniforms-pants for home games….White Tops-Blue Pants on Road.

Baltimore…Legendary LB-Mike Curtis passes away (77Y)…played 12-years with Colts-then with Redskins-Seattle at end of career.

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(Roster Move)

Jacksonville…Put DE-Yannick Ngakoue on trade block because of contract dispute…has 37-sacks in 4-years.

Chiefs-Jacksonville..Discuss possible trade for Jaguars RB-Leonard Fournette…Chiefs offering 3rd round pick.

Cowboys..Reopen contract talks with QB-Dak Prescott…wants (3Y-100M) deal and chance to go back into free agency at age 29.

49ers…Shopping DE-Dee Ford and LB-Kwon Alexander for mid round draft picks.

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(College Football)

UCLA…Backup QB-Autin Burton transfers to Purdue-will have 2Y-eligibility left.

USC…QB-JT Daniels talking to Michigan-Tennessee-Notre Dame-Washington about transferring in.

Mississippi State..QB-Key Thompson transferring out from Bulldogs.

Pac 12…Negotiating with Apple TV-to stream football games after failure of Pac 12-Network to gain distribution via Direct TV.

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………………(Baseball)…………….

Padres…Ownership announces top executives will take payouts during the work stoppage….Guarantees Baseball Operations employees jobs till October 1st…..Potential layoffs and furloughs of staff employees….and Petco Park workers could begin May 1st.

Padres….Once promising prospect Anderson Espinoza undergoes 2nd Tommy John surgery…will not pitch till 2021….has not pitched in minor league game since 2017 season.

Padres…Newcomers Brian Dozier-Tommy Pham contribute 20,000 to San Diego Food Bank.

MLB-Union….Dispute breaks out between Rom Manfred-Tony Clark over salaries for players if schedule starts with fans locked out of stadiums….Manfred wants players to take payout because teams losing fans revenue streams….Clark response…”Negotiations are over….We agreed to pro rated salary for every game missed…not giving back more money of empty stadiums….Not paying owners for the right to play games”

MLB…Baseball is suspending Employees contracts because of crisis…Teams allow to lay off front office employees now.

Louisville Slugger….Manufacturer Hillerich & Bradsby lays off 171-who work in bat manufacturing center….have made bats since 1905.

Miami…Owner-CEO Derek Jeter gives up his 1M-salary for one full year.

KBO…Korean League to hold conference call to discuss startup of spring training games….startup of season May 15th….Each of 10-teams will play 4-exhibition games….No fans will be allowed at any games indefinitely….Players will best tested twice a day…must wear masks in the dugout-clubhouse…Umpires to wear masks-gloves in games.

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………………….(Basketball)…………….

ESPN….Michael Jordan documentary….”Last Dance” getting rave reviews for look at final season of legendary Chicago Bulls team….Episodes 1-2 aired on Sunday….Parts 3-4 next Sunday night.

Lakers..G-Dion Waiters says he battled severed depression problems in his Miami Heat career…said he had panic attack on plane flight….had negative reaction to drugs in a cookie he ate….Denies he has seizure.

Baylor…G-Jared Butler files for NBA draft…(16PPG).

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……………..(Hockey)………….

Columbus….Blue Jackets sign FA-F-Mikhail Gregorinko-KHL…played for CSKA-Moscow.

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……………….(General)………….

Joseph Tsai….owner Brooklyn Nets donated ($1.6M)-PPE-Equipment to hospitals in San Diego…Had donated 500,000-masks-goggles to hospitals in New York City in early April.

PGA…Hoping to open Tour schedule in June…says it will need 1M-Covid test kits to operate the season.

PGA…Davis Love III-home burned to ground in Georgia early in month…lost all golf memorabilia from 21-year career.

Soccer…Arsenal….Players-Front Office agree to take 12-and-half percent pay cut to pay front office employees…..Southhampton-West Ham-Chelsea also agreed to pay cuts for players.

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