Hacksaw’s Headlines–Wednesday

Posted by on March 25th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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(Free Agency)…15-signings-Tuesday…Total to date 166-signings…12-trades

Chargers…NFL sources say may contact with FA-OT-Jason Peters-ex Eagles but asking price (15M) too high.
Chargers..Sign FA-LB-Nick Vigil…ex Bengals..becomes 6th newcomer to depleted roster.

Carolina..Release QB-Cam Newton-becomes free agent..Panthers refuse pick up 18M-option in contract…will take 2M-cap hit…Newton did pass physical in Atlanta and now goes on open market….New England-Chargers-Jacksonville could be landing spot.

Carolina..Sign FA-WR-Robby Anderson-ex Jets (2Y-20M)

49ers..Sign FA-WR-Travis Benjamin-ex Chargers
Seattle..Sign FA-WR-Phillip Dorsett-ex Patriots
Packers…Sign FA-WR-Devin Funchess-ex Colts
Jets…Sign FA-WR-Breshad Permian-ex TampaBay
Washington..Sign FA-RB-Peyton Barber-ex Tampa Bay
Washington…Sign FA-TE-Richard Rodges-ex Eagles
Broncos..Sign FA-P-Sam Martin-ex Lions
Bengals..Sign FA-WR-Mike Thomas-ex Rams
Bengals…Sign FA-LB-Josh Byrnes-ex Ravens
Jacksonville..Sign FA-DE-Cassius Marsh-ex Arizona
Jacksonville..Sign FA-DT-Al Woods-ex Seattle
Jacksonville..Sign FA-CB-Rashaan Melvin-ex Lions
Jacksonville..Sign FA-TE-Tyler Eifert-ex Bengals
Atlanta..Sign FA-LB-LaRoy Reynolds-ex Bengals

Washington…Agent for holdout OT-Trent Williams says Redskins ‘holding player hostage’…refuse to trade him after giving him permission to find a deal….NFL sources say Williams demands for pay hike up to 20M per year killing attempts for trade

Tampa Bay…QB-Tom Brady does teleconference with Suncoast media..praises leadership of Patriots…Confirms already in video contact with coaches and teammates

New England-Houston…Report Patriots tried to trade for Texans WR-DeAndre Hopkins but ended talks when Hopkins demanded pay upgrade to 18M per season.

Arizona..Donate 1M to Corona Virus Relief program

NFL…Orders all team facilities to shut including Coaches-trainers-rehabbing players

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(College Football)

SDSU…CSU Board of Trustees approves design and financing plans for 350M-Aztecs football stadium at SDCCU sight.

North Carolina..Hire longtime NFL lineman Kevin Donnalley as recruiting coordinator on Mack Brown staff.

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…………….(Baseball)………………

Padres…..Select veteran players begin private workouts at Petco Park….Limited to throwing and batting in groups of three at a time.

Mets..Shocking story…P-Noah Syndegaard undergoes elbow surgery-will be out 12-months…injured elbow just before spring training began…has (47-30) 3.31-ERA career mark.

Boston…Minor League player tests positive for virus after arriving home in Dominican…Red Sox bleach facility.

Korean Baseball Organization…announces plans to open season April 20th

Japan…Nippon Baseball says it is targeting April 24th for start of season.

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…………….(Basketball)…………….

76ers….Ownership proposed staff and front office members take 25% pay-cut during lockout…GM-Elton Brand agreed….Coaching staff balked at cuts.

76ers..Joel Embid-donated 500,000 to Corona Fund in Philadelphia.

Atlanta…Former Hawks C-Jason Collins confirms positive virus test after attending Brooklyn Nets home game before shutdown.

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………………….(Hockey)…………………

NHL…Employees in League office agree to take 25%-paycut

Canadian Hockey League…Cancels Memorial Cup playoffs pitting champions of Ontario-Western and Quebec Leagues.

Minnesota Wild..Sign FA-Mitch Chaffin-U Mass…had 95-points in career.
Carolina Hurricane..Sign FA-David Cotton-F-Boston College..scored 127-points in career.
Flyers..Sign F-Tanner Laczynski-Ohio State..scored 143-points in 138-games for Buckeyes.

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……………..(General)……………

IOC…Confirms negotiations with Japan complete…Postpone Tokyo Summer Olympics still 2021.

NASCAR…Charlotte Speedway to open track lots for Covid testing in North Carolina.

Formula 1…Cancels 8th race of season….Azeerbaijen Grand Prix in Baku, India.

USSF…Soccer federation hires Will Wilson at CEO…comes from MLB baseball…Inherits organization in disarray…President Carlos Cordero quit last week after derogatory comments about Women’s team….US Women suing for 66M in ‘equal pay-gender’ lawsuit.

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