We are in the middle a very slow time in sports news. There just isn’t much of anything going on. We are just ten days away from the NFL draft. Kansas lost a player to the NBA draft. Drew Brees knows what he is going to do when he’s done playing football. And we no longer have to listen to Dan Fouts on a Chiefs broadcast. Things are getting better.
Here is your daily Dr. Feelgood…
– The Chiefs signed free-agent punter Tyler Newsome. Newsome was undrafted last year and signed with the Los Angeles Chargers. Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt is entering the final year of his contract and the team would probably like to save some money at that position but Newsome likely isn’t the answer. He’s likely someone to just have in camp to see up close what he can do but probably won’t make the roster.
– Devon Dotson will declare for the NBA draft and will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility. He will sign with an agent which means that he will not return to college basketball. Dotson believes that he will be able to put pressure on NBA defenses with his speed and strength because of the additional spacing the NBA game provides. Dotson finished second in the KenPom Player of the Year Standings this season.
IN THE NEWS…
– Drew Brees reached an agreement with NBC Sports to be an analyst after his playing career is over. He could be groomed to take over for Cris Collinsworth. Brees signed a two-year, $50 million contract extension last month with the New Orleans Saints.
– CBS let go of Dan Fouts from its number two NFL team. CBS is trying to get FOX’s Charles Davis. Trent Green is the top internal candidate.
– MLB is considering a plan for splitting into two leagues for the season with teams at their Spring Training homes in Arizona and Florida. Teams would play at their spring training homes against only teams who also hold spring training in the same state.
– The XFL suspended operations and laid off all employees. The league has no plans to return in 2021. They also filed for bankruptcy.
– The Carolina Panthers agreed on a four-year, $64 million contract with RB Christian McCaffrey. The contract extension makes McCaffrey the highest-paid running back in NFL history.
– Chargers TE Hunter Henry signed his franchise tag offer.
PODCAST: The podcast from last Thursday led off with the news that Missouri and Kansas might be close to a four-game college football agreement. I also discussed the Chiefs’ moves and the rest of the news over the past week.
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