The Vikings have beefed up one of the best defenses in football.
With pick No. 30, UCF cornerback Mike Hughes has joined the Vikings.
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There had been plenty of speculation that Minnesota would trade out of round one. Ultimately, they didn’t. (Obviously.)
Can Jameis Winston become a star? He has shown the potential, but how he fares will determine how Tampa Bay is viewed going forward. The Bucs have not taken any impact players since Winston.
If the arrangement is finalized, as expected, he will become the third former Cowboys player to work as a lead network broadcast analyst, joining Troy Aikman (Fox) and Tony Romo (CBS).
The Cowboys now must determine whether the tight end position becomes a priority for the second and third rounds of the NFL draft Friday night. CM Punk Jersey James Hanna (knee) was placed on the reserve/retired list; the Cowboys still have Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers under contract.
Swaim’s nine career receptions represent the trio’s entire output. Witten had 19 games in his career with at least nine catches, including an 18-catch, 167-yard effort against the New York Giants on Oct. 28, 2012. The 18 catches are the most ever by a tight end and tied for third most in a game overall.
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McGlinchey was mentioned in connection with the Raiders at No. 10, so winning the coin flip with their Bay Area neighbors proved fruitful for the 49ers.
Noble, altruistic, cautious sentiments. Decoded it reads, What’s our cut?
New NYU coach Dagan Nelson, replacing Joe Nesci who has retired after 30 years, is just the 14th coach since the school began its basketball program in 1906. Thus, over 111 years, NYU had just 13 coaches. Since 1995, the dawn of the Jim Dolan era, the Knicks have had 14.
Ed Randall’s Talking Baseball, Sunday mornings on WFAN, continues to feature the different and often surprising. Last week he chatted with 91-year old Brooklyn Dodgers pitching favorite Oisk, aka, Carl Erskine and Jackie Robinson’s daughter, Sharon. Sunday morning, between 9-10, David Wells is scheduled.
Good question from reader Mark Elder: If having an NFL team or two in Los Angeles is considered essential to Roger Good Investment Goodell, how is it the Oct. 21 Titans-L.A. Chargers game in London will begin on the West Coast at 6:30 a.m.?