Category: San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks

Recent Posts

Yankees RHP Luis Cessa pitches in first rehab outing

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa made his first game appearance in nearly two months, struggling with his control as he allowed two runs over 1 2/3 innings for the Class A Tampa Tarpons in a 4-1 loss to Philadelphia’s Clearwater Threshers on Monday night.

Well, they mostly gave their approval. The team wasn’t permitted to play as the Syracuse Brannock Devices, because that’s a commercial trademark and would violate MiLB’s rules against advertising on a uniform. After considering a few options (Syracuse Foot Measurers didn’t have much of a ring to it, says Smorol), the team decided to go with the Syracuse Devices.

Once that was settled, Smorol’s small in-house staff had to kick into action. The first task was to create a logo and mascot character something that could literally serve as the face of the promotion. That job fell to Danny Tripodi, the team’s manager of social media and graphics (who, like almost everyone interviewed for this story, did not know the proper name for a Brannock Device until he began working on this project).

Kimes: Dallas Cowboys. Dallas, which hired former Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard as its defensive backs coach, is the obvious choice. I think Seattle would rather stomach a brief holdout than cough up Thomas for a mid-round pick, though.

Yates: Los Angeles Chargers. Yes, they used a first-round pick on Derwin James, but top-tier defenses don’t overthink talent. Former Seahawks coordinator Gus Bradley holds the same spot in Los Angeles. The New England Patriots are an example of a team that relied on three-safety looks on two thirds of their snaps last season. It’s a valuable position, and there is no such thing as having too many talented defensive backs.

Sando: Dallas Cowboys. Because of their system and Thomas’ apparent desire to play there.

Bowen: Dallas Cowboys.They make the most sense because of the need at the position and Thomas’ immediate fit in their scheme. This would be a seamless transition for Thomas, and his presence would upgrade the entire Dallas defense.

Tennessee also raised some eyebrows by signing former Patriots back Dion Lewis to a four-year, $19.8 million deal in mid-March.

That puts the pressure on Henry to keep producing in both practices and games to remain the top dog.

The reviews Henry draws bear watching while he gets acclimated to new offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur’s system when the Titans kick off OTAs next week.

It’s easy to forget that New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa broke out in his third NFL season with 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns. The 25-year-old followed that up with a 2017 campaign that was over before it started due to a neck injury he suffered during training camp.

This offseason, Bucs general manager Jason Licht admitted the 22-year-old Penn State product “has earned the right for a bigger role in 2018,” according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

The Tampa offense likely will encounter some changes as Todd Monken moves into a full-time offensive coordinator role. That should give Godwin a chance to make a fresh impression when the Buccaneers launch OTAs next week.

While Mayfield isn’t guaranteed the starting job by any means, we’ll still get to see his competition with Taylor, a quarterback who always seemed to get the raw end of the deal with the Buffalo Bills.

The announcement that Cleveland will be on Hard Knocks comes just two weeks after Dorsey expressed disinterest in joining the series.

I don’t believe we’re on Hard Knocks, Dorsey said on ESPN Cleveland 850-AM on May 2. ” I don’t think there’s anything good that comes out of Hard Knocks, but we’ll see.” When asked how he would feel if the league forced the Browns to be on the show — Cleveland was one of six teams eligible for that fate — Dorsey said he’d be OK with it.

The GM was signing a different tune Thursday.

Watch: Odell Beckham Jr. goes deep in a different way during MLB turn

In case you’ve forgotten, Odell Beckham Jr. is a freakish athlete. He’s amazing at football, and he looks to be pretty darn good at basketball (see here and here) and baseball, too.

The Giants wide receiver showed off his diamond ability again Friday when he took batting practice with the Tampa Bay Rays. Rocking a Blake Snell throwback Devil Rays jersey, he rocked a pair of pitches over the wall at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

In June of 2010, Panthers receiver Steve Smith broke his arm playing football … flag football, at a local YMCA.

“They were messing around, the ball went over his head and he slipped,” Smith’s agent, Derrick Fox, told ESPN. “He put his arm out to brace himself. When he did he felt a sharp pain. He went in (Sunday) afternoon to have an X-ray and it showed a break.”

Smith had surgery to have a small plate and screws inserted in his arm, but he returned to full health in time for the regular season.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Ravens signed the third-round tackle to his four-year, $3.491 million deal.

That leaves just three unsigned Ravens picks, as first-rounders Hayden Hurst and Lamar Jackson and fellow third-rounder Mark Andrews have yet to sign.

Brown, the son of the late Ravens tackle of the same name, was one of the most decorated players in college but slid after a poor combine workout. He’s working to lose weight to become more mobile, but he’s probably always going to be massive (6-foot-8, and 340 if he hasn’t lost a pound lately).

The Cowboys have appeared more times on “MNF” than any other team, Jones proudly told Madison Avenue media buyers Tuesday. With Jones, it’s all about the Star, all the time.

“We’re always saying, ‘Please, look at us,'” Jones said.

Report: Eagles will sign Joe Callahan

The Eagles are expected to sign quarterback Joe Callahan, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.

The Packers waived Callahan on Monday.

The Eagles explored signing J.T. Barrett before he signed with the Saints.

Originally a fifth-round choice of the Giants out of UCLA in 2016, Perkins made five career starts and appeared in 25 regular season games. Perkins’ time with the Giants included 153 carries for 546 yards and 23 catches for 208 yards, but has yet to score his first NFL touchdown.

Around the NFL’s Chris Wesseling ranks his top 10 offenses heading into the 2018 season.

Report: Lions head coach Matt Patricia indicted, not tried, in 1996 sexual assault case

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia was arrested, charged and later indicted by a grand jury on one count of aggravated sexual assault in 1996, but never stood trial or faced a conviction, according to a report in The Detroit News published on Wednesday. The alleged incident occurred while Patricia was a member of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s football team and involved one of his teammates as well.

The accuser declined to testify, and prosecutors were forced to dismiss the case before it could be tried. A hand-written note from the Cameron County Assistant District Attorney’s January 1997 motion to dismiss said that the “victim does not feel she can face the pressures or stress of a trial,” according to the report.

Cowboys get tight end in fourth round, taking Dalton Schultz

With Jason Witten headed toward retirement, the Cowboys were expected to address tight end at some point in this draft. They waited longer than some expected.

Dallas took Stanford tight end Dalton Schultz with the final pick of the fourth round, No. 137 overall.

Schultz started 31 games, played in 40, and caught 55 passes for 555 yards and five touchdowns. He bypassed his final season to enter the draft.

Schultz’s college stats compare to Witten’s at Tennessee. In 36 games with the Volunteers, Witten made 68 catches for 797 yards and seven touchdowns before the Cowboys made him a third-round pick.

Davis was fired from her Saints job in January over rumors that she was at the same party as a Saints player (the rulebook forbids any fraternization with players) and a photo posted on her private Instagram account.

In the photo she is wearing a one-piece lace bodysuit, deemed to violate the team’s rule of no nude, semi-nude or lingerie shots.

(Her mother has since voluntarily resigned.)They said I had a ‘dirty face’ in the picture, Davis says.

It was a serious face, the same face I make in the photo on all the posters we give to kids.

That makes it all the more surprising that Bryant turned down an offer from the Ravens, which was reportedly in the neighborhood of the three-year, $21 million contract Baltimore previously gave to receiver Michael Crabtree. If most teams aren’t even willing to pay Bryant $1 million, why turn down an offer of $7 million?

If Bryant is truly willing to play for anything to stay in the NFC East, and Washington, Philadelphia and the New York Giants are all unwilling to offer him even the league minimum, that says a lot about what teams think the 29-year-old Bryant has left at this point in his career.

Witten, one of the sport’s finest tight ends and a likely Hall of Famer, retired from the Dallas Cowboys earlier this month to move into the booth.

McFarland won two Super Bowls as a player and has been an analyst for ESPN and SEC Network for four years.

He will be ”Monday Night Football’s” first field-level analyst.

Antonio Callaway says he takes responsibility for positive drug test

Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway said his positive drug test at this year’s scouting combine was the result of a dilute sample and that he’s taking steps to put his troubled past behind him.

It was not clear from the team’s announcement whether Avril will try to resume his career. Avril told The Players’ Tribune that he’s undecided on whether to continue playing.

As of right now, I’m not sure what the future holds for me. A lot of people have been asking me if I’m considering retirement, and all I can really say is that I’m working closely with my doctors and that I’m going to make the best decision for myself and my family when the time is right.

She is the best of the best, Sanders said of Haspel, describing her as a patriot.

An administration official said the nomination remains on track. There is a hearing prep session today, courtesy calls with senators Monday and Tuesday, and classified materials will be delivered to Senate security so senators can read the real record instead of relying on gossip and unfounded smears, the official said.

But Haspel’s nomination to become the first woman to lead the CIA came close to being scuttled Friday ahead of any hearings — and largely at her own hand, the U.S. officials said. The problem came to a head Friday afternoon when she was summoned to the White House for some urgent questions, particularly on her role in the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques.

She had been in a meeting with her staff at CIA headquarters in Langley, fielding mock questions to prepare for her confirmation hearing, when the summons arrived.

Some White House officials were concerned by material being raised in questions from Congress, information they were just learning about, according to the U.S. officials. Those officials said the material was not revelations that have been unearthed in recent months, but the White House wanted to hear Haspel’s explanation of it.