Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on March 18th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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(Free Agency)…35-signings on Tuesday after 25-on Monday..2-Trades on Tuesday after 4-deals on Monday

New England…Tom Brady exits Patriots with farewell message…”Ready for new Challenge….Thankful for commitment to winning”….Leaves with 6-Super Bowl rings in 20-years career..record (249-75).

New England..Owner Robert Kraft farewell..”Overwhelming appreciation and a Depth of Gratitude”

New England..Coach Bill Belicheck..”Tom created our program-lived our culture”

Tampa Bay…Reportedly closing on deal with Tom Brady (3Y-102M) deal worth…(34M) per year…(68M) guaranteed.

Colts..Sign FA-QB-Philip Rivers (1Y-25M) with possible 2nd year option.

Saints…Re-sign QB-Drew Brees (2Y-50M) extension
Saints..Re-sign QB-Tasom Hill (3Y) extension

Carolina..Sign FA-QB-Ted Bridgewater-ex Saints (3Y-60M)
Carolina..Sign FA-S-Tre Boston (3Y-18M)-ex Arizona
Carolina..Give QB-Cam Newton permission to work a trade-has 18M option due on Wednesday.

Dallas..Re-sign WR-Amari Cooper (5Y-100M) extension
Dallas..Re-sign LB-Sean Lee

Chargers…Sign FA-OT-Bryan Bulaga-ex Packers (3Y-30M)

Titans..Sign FA-LB-Vic Beasley-ex Falcons (1Y-9.5M)

Houston..Sign FA-WR-Randall Cobb-ex Cowboys (3Y-27M)

Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Corey Littleton-ex Rams (3Y-36M)
Raiders..Sign FA-TE-Jason Witten-ex Cowboys (1Y)
Raiders..Sign FA-S-Jeff Heath-ex Cowboys
Raiders..Sign FA-DT-Maliek Collins-ex Cowboys
Raiders..Sign FA-DE-Carl Nassib-ex Tampa Bay

Steelers..Sign FA-FB-Derek Watt-ex Chargers
Steelers…LB-Ryan Shazier retires-2Y after spinal chord injury

Miami..Sign FA-RB-Jordan Howard-ex Eagles (2Y-20M)
Miami..Sign FA-DE-Emmanuel Ogbah-ex Chiefs (2Y-15M)
Miami..Sign FA-LB-Kamu Hill-ex Eagles

Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Joe Schobert-ex Browns (5Y-53M)
Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-Darqueze Dennard-ex Bengals

Giants..Sign FA-TE-Levine Toilolo-ex 49ers
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Blake Martinez-ex Packers
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Kyle Fackrell-ex Packers

Redskins..Sign FA-LB-Kevin Louis-ex Bears
Redskins..Sign FA-S-Kendall Fuller-ex Chiefs
Redskins..Sign FA-LB-Thomas Davis-ex Chargers

Arizona..Sign FA-DT-Jordan Phillips-ex Buffalo

Jets..Sign FA-OG-Connor McGovern-ex Broncos

Buffalo..Sign FA-DE-Mario Addison-ex Carolina
Buffalo..Sign FA-LB-Tyler Matakevich-ex Steelers
Buffalo..Sign FA-DT-Quinton Jefferson-ex Seattle
Buffalo..Sign FA-DT-Vernon Butler-ex Carolina

Bears..Sign FA-DE-Robert Quinn-ex Cowboys (5Y-70M)
Bears..Release DE-Leonard Floyd-former #1 pick

Bengals..Sign FA-DT-DJ Reader-ex Houston..(4Y-53M)
Bengals..Sign FA-CB-Trae Waynes-ex Vikings (3Y-42M)

Lions..Sign FA-QB-Chase Daniel-ex Bears-Chiefs
Lions..Sign FA-DE-Nick Williams-ex Bears
Lions..Release LB-Devon Kennard

Patriots…Sign FA-WR-Damion Byrd-ex Carolina

Denver..Sign FA-QB-Jeff Driskell-ex Bengals

Seattle..Re-sign DT-Jarron Reed

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(Trades)

Denver-Cleveland..Trade..Broncos deal FB-Andy Jankovich to Browns for #7 pick

Minnesota-Cleveland…Open talks possible ‘Tag & Trade’ deal..Vikings would ship S-Anthony Harris to Browns for draft picks.

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(Teams)

Eagles..Release S-Malcom Jenkins

Rams..Release CB-Nickell Robey-Coleman

Chargers..Visit with FA-WR-Phillip Dorsett-ex Patriots

Ravens..Visit with FA-LB-Dante Fowler-ex Rams
Ravens..Release CB-Brandon Carr

Cowboys..Release OT-Cam Fleming

Broncos..Visit with FA-CB-Kevin Johnson-ex Bills
Miami..Visit with FA-OG-Ted Karras-ex Patriots

Giants…Visit with FA-DE-Leonard Floyd-ex Bears

Lions..Visit with FA-S-Will Parks-ex Broncos
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(College Football)

Aztecs….Players asked to return to homes and continue academics work on line.

Arizona..Hire Greg Burns-ex-USC-DB coach
North Dakota..Hire Robbie Rouse-ex Fresno State as RB coach
Kentucky..Hire Greg Manusky-Def Consultant-ex Redskins-Chiefs-Chargers Def Coord

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…………….(Baseball)…………..

Padres-Dodgers…Agree to pay minor leaguers a weekly stipend from now thru April 9th after leaving camp…Padres have over (230) minor leaguers…Dodgers (200).

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(Injuries)

Houston..P-Justin Verlander-groin surgery-out 6W

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(Roster)

Giants..Sign FA-SS-Javier Estrella-16Y-Dominican Republic

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(MLB)

MLB…All 30-teams donate 1M-each to pay stadium employees in each city for games missed.

Yankees..2nd minor league player tests positive for Virus.

MLB…Orders scouting staffs of every team off the road-no amateur nor international scouting

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………………(Basketball)…………….

Brooklyn…Kevin Durant and 3-other Nets players test positive for Virus…Nets players became ill after playing Lakers in LA…had not had contact with Utah Jazz or Detroit Pistons players.

Grand Canyon University…Hire Bryce Drew-ex Vanderbilt-as head coach..replacing fired Dan Majerle.

Wyoming..Hire Jeff Lindor-Northern Colorado as head coach…Went (30-10) last two years in Big Sky Conference.

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…………..(Hockey)………….

KHL-Russia….Cancels rest of playoffs after two teams pull out of postseason play with viris-crisis

Washington..Sign FA-F-Tyler Nanne-University of Minnesota
Penguins..Sign FA-D-Cam Lee-Western Michigan

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……………(General)………….

Kentucky Derby…rescheduling race for Saturday-September .5th-Labor Day Weekend.

French Open…negotiation to play tourney week of September 20th

Roger Mayweather…longtime boxing star-uncle of Floyd Mayweather-passed away (58Y)

NASCAR….Formulating plans to try and make up 7-cancelled races from July into September.

PGA…Cancel PGA-Championships….scheduled  May 14th in San Francisco

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