Patriots Extend Slater

  Today, the New England Patriots gave a one-year deal worth $1.8 mil to the gifted special teamer, according to Field Yates of ESPN. This deal will keep Slater in New England though the 2017 season. Now, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe points out that Slater’s contract amounts to two-year, $2.8 million deal that includes…

Stock Rising: Ivan Nova

  Beginning the 2016 season, Ivan Nova was fighting for a roster spot and earned it by having a decent spring, but he did not make the starting rotation. Eventually over time, the 29-year-old right-handed pitcher was placed back into the rotation. After returning to the staff, it looked like the end for Nova in…

Ravens Should Bring Back Paul Kruger

 Today, the Paul Kruger experiment in Cleveland ended, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. Kruger was cut along with quarterback Austin Davis, kicker Travis Coons, and tight end Emmanuel Bibbs.   Now, this move saves Cleveland lots of money in cap space. They saved almost $15 mil. Kruger will not have to go through waivers,…

NFL Draft Prospect Watch: Tim Williams

Today’s NFL draft prospect to watch is Tim Williams, who is one of the best SEC pass rushers at the University of Alabama. This Crimson Tide product is a great player and clearly is a threat in stopping the pass, but needs to work on stopping the run, and if he does that he will…

Off-Season Trade Candidate: Derek Norris

 This year has not been to kind to the San Diego Padres and their catcher Derek Norris. Norris has been struggling at the plate, which he usually doesn’t do. It is tough to hit in San Diego, but the lineup does not help either, as Norris is surrounded by players that struggle on an everyday…

Tavon Austin Receives A Big Deal

   Today, the Los Angeles Rams locked up their best receiver in Tavon Austin, who did get his fifth-year option exercised earlier in the off-season, but now he will get a four-year deal worth $42 mil with $30 mil in guaranteed money with a chance to earn up to $52 mil due to his incentives,…

Browns Player Preview: Robert Griffin III

 This past off-season the Cleveland Browns hired Hue Jackson to call the shots. So one of his first calls was to Robert Griffin III and was offering him a chance to become the starting quarterback for the Browns. Jackson wants his quarterback and found him, which RGIII won the job. He might not be the…

Browns Player Preview: Corey Coleman

 First off, the Browns used their first-round pick on Baylor wide out Corey Coleman this past draft. Now, he is one of the team’s starting wide receivers along with Josh Gordon (when his suspension is lifted) and Andrew Hawkins. This trio can be deadly with Robert Griffin III. Now, Coleman is the missing key piece…

Patriots Acquire Mingo

 Today, the New England Patriots acquire Browns pass rusher Barkevious Mingo, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the Browns will receive a 2017 fifth-round draft pick.   Now, Mingo was once rated as one of the best pass rusher in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Browns used a first-round pick…

David Freese Receives An Extension

Today, David Freese has had a comeback season and that has led to a new deal for him. He was entering this season on a one-year deal worth $3mil, but he extends his career by getting two more years added on for $11 mil total, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. It is a…

Who Is Kyler Kerbyson?

 Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers added undrafted offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson to the roster. The Bucs waived Kelby Johnson, who was also an undrafted rookie.   Now, Kerbyson has had a rough road this off-season, as he has bounced from the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints rookie mini camps, then to being cut by the…

How Has Blake Snell Fared So Far?

 This year was the beginning of Blake Snell and it was worth the wait for Rays fans. He is the future of this rotation and at one point during his call-up, he was the only pitcher really doing anything other than Jake Odorizzi. I do think Snell has bought some life to a lost season. …