Archive for July, 2019

Final federal lawsuit over Saints-Rams missed call dismissed

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The last of three federal lawsuits filed over the missed pass interference call in the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints has been dismissed. According to Kevin McGill of the Associated Press, U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan rejected the arguments of the fans that had filed the suit saying they are entitled to damage payments. Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman obliterated Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before Drew Brees' pass had reached its intended target.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

While Madison Bumgarner remained in San Francisco, the Mets held on to starter Zack Wheeler, and Pittsburgh never came down from its asking price enough for a team to deal for closer Felipe Vazquez, the Houston Astros in the closing minutes before the deadline acquired Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbacks, part of a late surge in which they also got Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini from Toronto. Patriots quarterback Brady would welcome contract talk Tom Brady enters his 20th NFL season wondering what's next. The New England Patriots quarterback is days shy of his 42nd birthday and just over one month away from beginning defense of his sixth Super Bowl title.

Giants receiver Alex Wesley activated from PUP list

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The New York Giants have taken multiple hits to their receiver corps already in the preseason, but they did get a reinforcement for the position on Wednesday. Rookie undrafted wide receiver Alex Wesley was activated from the physically unable to perform list after spending the first week of training camp sidelined. With Corey Coleman out for the year with a torn ACL, Sterling Shepard sidelined with a broken thumb, and Golden Tate facing a suspension for a violation of the performance-enhancing drugs policy, the Giants have suddenly become short-handed in pass catchers.

Falcons 1st-round pick McGary undergoes heart procedure

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Kaleb McGary underwent a surgical procedure Wednesday to correct heart rhythm problems, a recurrence of the condition that plagued the offensive tackle in high school and college. The Falcons described the cardiac ablation procedure as minimally invasive and similar to two previous procedures McGary underwent during his playing career. It's not known how much time he will miss, but McGary sat out about six weeks after it was performed while he was playing at the University of Washington.

Reports: Panthers reunite with S Boston on one-year deal

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The Carolina Panthers are reuniting with safety Tre Boston, who has agreed to sign a one-year, $3 million contract, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Boston, a former fourth-round pick by the Panthers in 2014, played the first three seasons of his five-year career in Carolina. After starting only 16 of his 42 games from 2014-16, Boston was cut by the Panthers in May 2017 before hooking up with the Chargers for what became the most productive season of his career.

Tom Brady comes in at No. 6 overall on NFL’s Top 100 players of 2019 list

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

For the first time in the history of the NFL Top 100, Tom Brady is not ranked among the top five. The New England Patriots quarterback still made a top-10 appearance in the NFL's Top 100 Players of 2019. But as the NFL Network revealed on Wednesday night, Brady enters the season as the No.

Reports: Panthers reunite with S Boston on 1-year deal

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

The Carolina Panthers are reuniting with safety Tre Boston, who has agreed to sign a one-year, $3 million contract, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Boston, a former fourth-round pick by the Panthers in 2014, played the first three seasons of his five-year career in Carolina. After starting only 16 of his 42 games from 2014-16, Boston was cut by the Panthers in May 2017 before hooking up with the Chargers for what became the most productive season of his career.

‘Top 100 Players of 2019’: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees | No. 2

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been ranked the No. player on "The Top 100 Players of 2019."

‘Top 100 Players of 2019’: Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack | No. 3

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack has been ranked the No. player on "The Top 100 Players of 2019."

Panthers reuniting with safety Tre Boston on one-year deal

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

For the second straight year, safety Tre Boston had to wait until the final week of July before finding a home for the upcoming NFL season. Boston is signing a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers worth up to $3 million, a source told PFT. Boston spent his first three seasons with the Panthers, appearing in 42 games with 16 starts.