Jason Pierre-Paul was a major offseason acquisition in Tampa Bay, but he’s not with the team during Organized Team Activities.
Pierre-Paul has not attended a single day of OTAs, according to ESPN.
A few unsurprising transactions across the league, as teams have started picking up fifth-year options on players from the 2015 draft. The Dolphins picked up DeVante Parker, the Panthers will use Shaq Thompson ‘s fifth-year, and the Rams did their thing with both Todd Gurley and Marcus Peters. 5. Along with divulging his draft prep, Hurney showed plenty of self-awareness on his draft hits and misses over the years in Carolina.
Among other things, Luck explains that 30 cities are in the running to host XFL franchises when the league returns after a 19-year hiatus. The league currently is working through the potential destinations in advance of an inaugural season, in 2020.
Given the looming proliferation of gambling, it’s possible that, after decades of non-NFL American pro leagues failing, not one but both the XFL and the AAF will thrive.
The drought is over! Game No. 82 sent Minnesota to the postseason for the first time in 14 years in a de facto playoff game of its own, as Butler poured in 31 points and Towns added 26 in an overtime thriller against the Nuggets.
As much as Minnesota missed Butler’s All-Star production, it could have also used his grit and determination. Case in point: Butler’s average miles per hour getting back on defense in transition ranks first on the team and first among every 2018 All-Star.
Of course, even those numbers would be prohibitive if Shields were still performing below replacement level, as he did last season (minus-1.8 bWAR). However, a reinvented Shields has become a bedrock source of above-replacement innings for Chicago this season. Through Thursday’s rough outing in Minnesota, Shields is on pace to throw 215 innings.