Monday’s NFL: Anderson ‘excited’ to be free agent
C.J. Anderson is leaving Denver with a million memories, a Super Bowl ring and no hard feelings.
Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison is giving retirement a second try.
Harrison, a five-time Pro Bowler and 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, announced on Instagram that he is stepping away following a 15-year career.
The Hawks castoff responded with 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field and seven rebounds in the third quarter on his way to a 17-point, 14-rebound night. Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli were both acquired by the Sixers after being bought out by the obviously tanking Hawks. On Saturday night, they combined for 42 points, seven 3-pointers and 16 rebounds off the bench.
I think it’s all about fitting in the right situation, Ilyasova said. Me and Marco, the way this team plays, we fit in perfectly in the system.
Ilyasova said he also considered signing with the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors after his buyout from the Hawks. But Ilyasova’s experience with Philadelphia last season, knowing how much talent was developing and the system it ran, made it an easy choice.
L.A. spent the offseason importing an array of weaponry to join an already star-studded nucleus. The Rams added Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Brandin Cooks to a corps of Aaron Donald, Todd Gurley and Jared Goff. The all-in Rams seemed destined to begin their 2018 campaign in prime time.
Opening Week won’t be the only time Gruden appears on his former network. The Raiders are slated to host rival Denver Broncos Christmas Eve on MNF (Week 16).
Each one has the ingredients to be a top-level quarterback in this league, Beathard said before the draft. They’re both the kinds of guys that you look for. They aren’t clones, they are different. I don’t think that the upside of one is different.
Quarterbacks went 1-2-3 in 1999. Tim Couch (.598, 64-67) was the first pick.
He displayed so much character and poise, Browns president Carmen Policy said. He’s such a solid human being.
Eagles coach Andy Reid opted for Donovan McNabb with the second pick. The Bengals selected Akili Smith (.466, 5-13) third.
I’m tired of hearing about David Klingler, Bengals coach Bruce Coslet said. Why don’t you guys write about John Elway and Dan Marino? The story of this draft is we got Akili Smith and a lot of people had him No. 1 on their boards. I’m very pleased.