The Patriots are close to re-signing their best defensive player.
Source: Aqib Talib is very close to a deal with Patriots. #NFLFreeagency
— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) March 11, 2014
Russini is also reporting that the Redskins are offering Talib more and trying hard to close.
Source: Redskins wants Aqib Talib but Patriots are offering better deal #NFLFreeAgency
As we reported earlier, Kansas star center Joel Embiid flew to L.A. on Monday to see a back specialist.
Pat Forde is reporting that Embiid received some pretty depressing news. The potential No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft will miss all of the Big 12 tournament, and could be out until at least the sweet-16 with a stress fracture in his back.
Joel Embiid stress fracture confirmed...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Bucs will probably cut CB Darrelle Revis.
Short of a trade in the next two days, the Buccaneers are expected to release CB Darrelle Revis by 4 p.m. Wednesday, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014
After tearing his ACL in 2012, Revis signed with a $96 million contract with no guaranteed money when he was...
That damn Broussard.
This is free agent season in the NFL, but a certain NBA free agent is all the noise right now in the big apple.
On the heels of ESPN’s Chris Broussard reporting that Jackson will indeed take the Knicks offer to become team president, Jackson reps are saying pump the brakes on all that talk.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Jackson’s camp...
So apparently Tracy McGrady is still pursuing a “career in baseball” after somehow receiving an invitation to Spring Training with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League according to Bleacher Report.
Only this time, he’s going to be toeing a rubber on the baseball diamond. Yes, McGrady was officially invited to spring training with the Sugar Land Skeeters, according...
Anderson Silva is attempting to to pull an Adrian Peterson with lightning fast recovery from his broken injury he suffered just 3 months ago in a rematch against Chris Weidman . Silva posted Instagram videos of him kicking a plyo ball and flipping a tire, which is pretty good stuff considering Silva turns 39 in April.
Despite saying that the top cornerback in the league could fit in their system, Alex Marvez is reporting that the Buccaneers are ratcheting up eforts to trade Darrelle Revis. .@Buccaneers stepping up efforts to trade CB Darrelle Revis, source tells @FOXSports1 — Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 11, 2014 Revis of course is due $16 million non-guaranteed dollars, and it makes sense...
The Celtics have released their special St. Patrick’s day uniforms according to USA Today. There’s no fanfare about this one. You find yourself almost hoping that when they turn around, there’s going to be something there that screams Irish.
Here’s a look at the #celtics St. Patrick’s Day uniforms they’ll wear on March 14, 16 and 17 pic.twitter.com/TJSacd4CxL
The Kansas Jayhawks may have some problems with their star big man Joel Embiid. According to NBC Sports, Embiid was sent to meet with a specialist in LA regarding his mysterious back strain injury that sidelined him for the last few games of the regular season.
Per the Kansas City Star:
Embiid, sidelined by an undisclosed lower-back injury, was to meet with a doctor Monday morning...
According to Ike Taylor himself, he will remain a Steeler. The DB will be re-signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers:
The INK is about to dry on this paper…im a LIFER…#6BURGHfoalldemhatas…will retire as a ROONEY and a LEBEAU…✌️
— Ike Taylor (@Ike_SwagginU) March 10, 2014
Word around the league is that Taylor took a pay cut to remain a Steeler for life.
All signs point to Steve Smith getting cut by the Carolina Panthers. It came out today that they team is trying to test the trade market for him but at his age and salary cap number, it’s unlikely.
It’s also been reported that the Panthers stopped selling his jersey in the team store. Smith found out and he fired off some text to Josina Anderson of ESPN:
Just received a text...
The Arizona Cardinals will be bringing back kicker Jay Feely. The source is a pretty reliable one, Jay Feely himself:
Happy to announce I am signed back with the @AZCardinals
I never wanted to play with different teammates or for another organization.
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) March 10, 2014
I like when players break their own news. It just means the team didn’t leak it out first.
The Dolphins are moving quickly to fill the whole left in the secondary but cutting Dimitri Patterson. According to Adam Schefter, they will sign former Lions defensive back Louis Delmas:
Dolphins locked up former Lions S Louis Delmas with a 1-year deal with a max value of $3.5 million, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2014
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had a dominating win against Alfredo Angulo on Saturday and now it is time for Golden Boy Promotions to solidify him as the best fighter in the world not named Floyd Mayweather.
Erislandry Lara, who has also defeated Anuglo, isn’t shy about calling out Canelo and letting the world know that he wants the fight. Lara struggled against Angulo and was even...
The Chicago Bears have parted ways with running back Michael Bush.
#Bears RB Michael Bush is being released, per source.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2014
The move saves them an expected $2.85 million in cap space. Matt Forte fantasy owners should be happy.
Bush will be a good value pickup somewhere.
Jon Jones is trying to set up his exit from the light heavyweight division, but UFC president Dana White won’t make it easy for him.
It’s looking as though Jon Jones’ next four fights are lining up to be Teixeira, Gustaffson, Cormier, and then Cain Velasquez in a heavyweight championship fight. That’s also assuming that Jones is victorious in those 3 fights leading up to...
The Dolphins have cut CB Dimitri Patterson to save $5.4 million.
The Dolphins have released CB Dimitri Patterson, as Adam Schefter reported. Saves $5.4 million in cap space.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) March 10, 2014
Teams around the league continue to trim that cap.
Free Agency news and cut news is in full swing. According to Adam Schefter, the Bears are trying to test the market for Julius Peppers:
Bears calling around the league, seeing if they can find a trade partner for DE Julius Peppers, per sources. Trade unlikely…
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2014
The market will likely be soft and they will end up cutting him.
The Dolphins tried unsuccessfully to get South Florida taxpayers to help pay for renovations to SunLife Stadium. According to the Palm Beach Post, owner Stephen Ross has decided to take matters to his own bank account to a tune of $400 million.
Sources close to the Dolphins initiative to renovate the stadium are confirming that Ross will indeed pay the bill with his own money in...
If you are an Eagles fan does this matter to you? How about if you are one of his coaches or front office people?
DeSean Jackson was seen throwing up gang signs again, this time with rapper Nipsey Hustle in L.A. They were attending a listening party for YG where this photo was taken. I say throwing up the gang sign again because he threw it up during a game against the Redskins at...
Each day it looks more and more like Steve Smith’s time with the Panthers is ending. Now Ian Rapoport is reporting that the team is trying to trade the veteran WR:
The #Panthers are attempting to trade WR Steve Smith, per source. Given his $7M cap number and age (34), seems unlikely.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2014
I don’t see anyone trading for him at this point...
It sounds like the 49ers will be parting ways with CB Carlos Rogers.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson had the scoop:
Source: The San Francisco 49ers will indeed cut CB Carlos Rogers allowing him to test the market.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 10, 2014
He had a cap hit of $8 million and is 33 before the season starts so this isn’t a big surprise.
On Sunday, Tiger Woods’ opening tee shot didn’t quite go as planned. It ended up hitting this poor fan in the head leaving him a bloody mess.
At least he got a signed glove from Tiger as a consolation prize.
Looks like those rumors he was going to the Bears were unfounded.
DE Michael Bennett strikes deal with Seahawks. Four years. Terms coming.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 10, 2014
When the LA Kiss take the field in the Arena League, you don’t be able to miss them. Today during a media day, they unveiled their uniforms which are definitely grabbing headlines.
There are a lot of little touches here like the flames inside the numbers but I have to say the best part of the flames on the facemask.
Way to make a splash.
@LAKISS_AFL fans! The 2014 #LAKISS Team...