Denver Broncos pick up contract option on Von Miller, place franchise tag on Justin Simmons

The Denver Broncos have picked up a contract option on star linebacker Von Miller and placed the franchise tag on safety Justin Simmons. Options were also picked up on linebacker Todd Davis and kicker Brandon McManus. In the case of Miller, the Broncos picked up the $6m option on Miller’s $17.5m salary for 2020. The club had until Wednesday to exercise the option. The eight-time Pro Bowler is entering the

After 7 seasons, Titans release TE Delanie Walker

Seven seasons with the Titans have come to a close for tight end Delanie Walker. LATEST ANALYSIS  › Top 101 free agents of 2020  › Analytics-based free-agent fits  › Schein: Brady to Niners a win-win  › QB status for all 32 teams  › Top 10 players to add in FA/draft:     » QBs | WRs | Pass rushers | CBs | RBs MOCK DRAFTS  › Davis mock: CB1 out of top 10  › Brooks’ post-combine mock  › Frelund’s analytics-based

Troy Aikman: Cowboys tagging Dak Prescott could create ‘damaging effects’

The NFL’s twice-delayed franchise-tag deadline looms near. Teams have until 11:59:59 a.m. Monday to designate a franchise-tagged player, leaving the window to negotiate a long-term deal open until July 15. In Dallas, each day brings the Cowboys closer to tagging quarterback Dak Prescott, whose rookie contract is expiring. Hall of Fame ex-Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman warns against that. “I’d hate to think what might happen or how Dak might feel if they

Alabama postpones spring practice amid coronavirus concerns, report says

Alabama postponed its first spring practice Friday hours after the state reported its first case of coronavirus. Bama Insider reports the university postponed spring practice because of concerns with the coronovirus pandemic. WVUA 23-Tuscaloosa’s Gary Harris first reported the news. WSFA-12 reported a Montgomery County resident was tested Thursday. The results came back positive Friday morning. The Crimson Tide were supposed to conduct their first practice Friday afternoon, but they became the latest SEC

Aikman: Tag could have damaging effects on Dak

As the status of a new collective bargaining agreement awaits a vote, franchise tags and free agency seemingly hover in the uncertain air that is the NFL’s upcoming new league year. Atop the list of intrigue is the long and winding road that is Dak Prescott’s contract situation with the Cowboys. Prescott soldiered through the final season of his rookie contract, putting up big numbers on the field while he

What's next for the XFL after first season is canceled amid coronavirus outbreak?

The first season of the XFL didn’t get to finish as the league announced it canceled the remainder of the games due to coronavirus fears. Some joked the AAF, which folded eight weeks in, lasted longer than the XFL. That’s not accurate at all. The AAF folded completely and longer exists as a football league. The XFL was forced to cancel its season due to a pandemic that affected every

2020 NFL free-agency guide: Who's going to get paid, underrated targets, more national NFL writer NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 In this most unusual NFL offseason, a familiar sight awaits. The 2020 free-agent market is set to open Monday with a three-day negotiating period for players with expiring contracts. Deals can be formalized beginning Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET. To be clear, however, 2020 is no ordinary year for the free-agent market. The pool

Baltimore Orioles' Trey Mancini has malignant tumor removed from colon

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini underwent successful surgery to remove a malignant tumor in his colon, the team said Thursday. "The tumor was discovered last week during a colonoscopy," the team said in a statement. "Lab results and the timetable for Trey's recovery will not be known until next week. In the interim, Trey and his family continue to appreciate the respect for his privacy."  Mancini released a statement of his own

Danny Trevathan, Bears agree to terms on 3-year deal

Danny Trevathan won’t be a free agent when the new league year commences in under a week. The linebacker agreed to terms with the Chicago Bears on a three-year extension through 2022, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday night. LATEST ANALYSIS  › Top 101 free agents of 2020  › Analytics-based free-agent fits  › Schein: Brady to Niners a win-win  › QB status for all 32 teams  › Top 10 players to add in FA/draft:

What we know as MLB delays start of season because of coronavirus

Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Major League Baseball is delaying the 2020 regular season by at least two weeks from the scheduled March 26 start in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced Thursday. Here’s what we know about MLB’s announcement, what this means for baseball and where things