Hacksaw’s Headlines–Tuesday

Posted by on April 28th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers……Justin Herbert-QB-Oregon overwhelmed Chargers in Video Conference-Whiteboard work…selling himself to Bolts….Gave Herbert 3-and-half pages of plays and terminology….got 24-of-25 plays correct in the Whiteboard discussion….Coach Anthony Lynn said Herbert is “Made of the right stuff”….”Can’t teach the “It” factor he has”….”A lay it on the line type-player”…”He asked a lot of right questions”….”Outstanding senior year”….”6’6-really big athlete”…..”No timetable for him to start-could be a month-could be a year”

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(NFL Draft)

NFL Draft…Set all time TV record with (8.4M) average viewers  for the 3-days of draft.

Kansas City…OT-Laurent Tardif-confirms he has gone on the Medical frontline….he has gone to work at a longterm care facility in Montreal dealing with older patients who have Covid-19…received his Medical Degree from McGill University.

Green Bay…Front office says there is ‘no clock’ on the career of Aaron Rodgers despite the drafting of QB-Jordan Love.

Carolina…Unsigned QB-Cam Newton says he wants to go to a team that will let him be the starting QB.

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(Roster Moves)

Seattle..Release C-Jason Britt…G-DJ Fluker
Houston..Release S-Tashaun Gipson
Packers..Release QB-Manny Wilkens
Patriots..Release S-Obi Melinfonwu…DT-Keionta Davis
Patriots..FB-James Develin retires
Chiefs..Release QB-Kyle Shurmur
Steelers..Release RB-Darren Hall
Lions..Release RB-Tra Carson
Colts..Release WR-Steve Ishmael..WR-Billy Brown
Miami..Release RB-Sammy Perine
Jaguars..Release RB-Donnel Green
Chicago..Release TE-Dax Raymond

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(Undrafted Free Agents)

Arizona..Sign WR-JoJo Ward-Hawaii
Atlanta..Sign DE-Bryson Young-Oregon
Bills..Sign LB-Mike Bell-Fresno State
Carolina..Sign OT-Brandon Bowen-Ohio State
Dallas..Sign RB-Darius Anderson-TCU
Denver..Sign QB-Riley Neal-Vanderbilt

Patriots..Sign QB-Brian Lewerke-Michigan State..RB-JJ Taylor-Arizona..WR-Jeff Thomas-Miami..WR-Will Hastings-Auburn..WR-Sean Riley-Syracuse

Giants..Sign QB-Case Kookins-Northern Arizona
Eagles..Sign QB-Khalil Tate-Arizona
Rams..Sign QB-Bryce Perkins-Virginia..QB-Josh Love-San Jose St
Seattle..Sign QB-Anthony Gordon-Washington State
Tampa Bay..Sign QB-Reid Sinnett-USD

Washington..Sign TE-Thaddeus Moss-LSU
Steelers..Sign LB-John Houston-USC..LB-Leo Lewis-Miss State
Colts..Sign K-Rod Blankenship-Georgia
Jaguars..Sign RB-James Robinson-Illinois State
Vikings..Sign WR-Quartney Davis-Texas AM..DT-David Moa-Boise

Saints..Sign RB-Tony Jones-Notre Dame
Raiders..Sign K-Dom Elerbe-Utah State

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………………….(Basketball)……………..

NBA….Says it will allow teams to open practice facilities on Friday
Toronto…Will open this weekend
Golden State…Will not open till mid-May
Knicks..Meetings with government officials to discuss status.

Chicago..Hire Mark Eversley-GM-was VP Operations 76ers.

Lakers…Have given back 4.6M they received in Small Business Loan to Washington DC for Pandemic relief….Franchise is worth 4.4B-and took money earmarked for small business.

Wake Forest…Interested in talking to ex-Cavaliers coach John Beilein-former head coach at Michigan.

Tulane…G-Teshaun Hightower arrested-charged with felony murder in Georgia-in shooting in early April.

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………………….(Baseball)………………

Indians..announce they will pay employees full-time salaries till July 1st.

Texas..Only team in baseball yet to announce how it is handling its employees and stadium workers.

ESPN…Negotiating to pick up broadcasts of games in Korean Baseball League that start May 5th.

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………………(Hockey)…………………..

NHL-Union….Form a ‘Return to Play Committee’…with idea to re-start season in July and play thru August to finish season.

Chicago…Blackhawks fire 13-year CEO..John McDonogh
Calgary..Sign F-Emilio Petterson-Denver University

WCHA-Hockey East…discussing delay of start of season till January because college campuses may not be open for fall term.

San Jose..Veteran F-Joel Ward retires after 11Y career…scored (133-goals)

Chicago…Sign F-Jacob Nilsson-Sweden-Frolunda
Montreal..Sign F-Alex Romanov-CSKA-Moscow

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…………….(General)……………..

NASCAR….Chip Ganassi Racing…Hires Matt Kenseth to replace fired driver Kyle Larson…Kenseth 39-career wins.

NCAA….Refuse to approve ‘waiver’ to allow Division 1-college programs to drop sports….Must maintain 16-sports to stay Division 1.

Mighty 1090….Arizona broadcast exec Bill Hagen works out lease deal with hopes of relaunching former All Sports radio station that went out of business in April 2019.

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