Archive for February, 2017

Canadiens send David Desharnais to Oilers for Brandon Davidson

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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The Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers have made a deal on the eve of the NHL trade deadline.

Jets inform Darrelle Revis that he's being released (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The New York Jets are moving on from one of the best players in their franchise's history. The team informed star cornerback Darrelle Revis on Tuesday that they are releasing him, ending his second tenure with the Jets - a two-year run that was marked by a stunning slip in play because of injuries and age. The move, which was expected, makes Revis a free agent while also clearing about $9.3 million on the salary cap.

Darrelle Revis' second act with Jets falls flat, team cuts him after two seasons (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Darrelle Revis was cut by the Jets on Tuesday. Darrelle Revis was signed by the New York Jets in 2015 to be the team’s headliner once again, but like most sequels, it wasn’t as good as the original. Revis, facing serious legal trouble in Pittsburgh after being accused of assaulting two men, was cut by the Jets on Tuesday night.

Blackhawks acquire Johnny Oduya in trade with Stars

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenceman Johnny Oduya from the Dallas Stars in exchange for centre Mark McNeill and a conditional 2018 fourth-round draft pick.

NFL considering making referees fulltime (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The NFL is considering making referees full-time employees and centralizing replay review at its New York headquarters as it aims for more consistent, shorter games. Falcons president Rich McKay, chairman of the competition committee, noted that the collective bargaining agreement allows the league to hire as many as 17 full-time officials . The positives, McKay said, are better, centralized training and, ultimately, greater consistency between crews.

Charles released; Cousins gets exclusive franchise tag (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Nine days before the free-for-all begins, Adrian Peterson was told his $18 million option would not be picked up by the Vikings, and Jamaal Charles was released by the Chiefs on Tuesday. Yes, Peterson has Hall of Fame credentials and Charles might have had them had he not been so injury prone, but neither is likely to get a lengthy contract. Certainly there will be some interest, particularly in Peterson, who came back from a devastating knee injury to rush for 2,097 yards and win league MVP honors in 2012.

AP Source: Group submits Oakland stadium plan to NFL (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
The investment group seeking to build a new stadium to keep the Raiders in Oakland has submitted a formal plan to the NFL for the first time. A person familiar with the deal said Tuesday that the plan was submitted by the Fortress Investment Group within the past 10 days. Fortress is working with NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott on a plan to build a stadium in Oakland to replace the outdated Coliseum.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Adrian Peterson's days with the Minnesota Vikings might be over. On Tuesday, the Vikings announced they would not exercise the seven-time Pro Bowl running back's contract option for the 2017 season. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 9.

Giants designate Pierre-Paul non-exclusive franchise player (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
In a move that shows he has recovered from a serious hand injury sustained in a fireworks accident in 2015, the New York Giants have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. The Giants announced the move Tuesday, a day after telling Pierre-Paul and his agent that he would be franchised. It marked the second time in three years the Giants placed the tag on Pierre-Paul.

Punter Colquitt, Browns agree to 4-year contract extension (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Punter Britton Colquitt has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns.