Sad ending for $110m failed footy flop

New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas is about to dump one of his predecessor’s biggest mistakes. The NFL franchise has informed cornerback Trumaine Johnson it will be releasing him in the coming days, the New York Post reports. Former General Manager Mike Maccagnan signed Johnson to a five-year, $AUD110 million contract in 2018 — a signing that turned out to be one of the worst in franchise history. The

Tua cleared for all football activity, sources say

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been medically cleared for all football activity after a four-month scan on Monday came back all clear, sources told ESPN’s Laura Rutledge. Tagovailoa, whose season at Alabama ended in November when he suffered a posterior wall fracture and dislocated hip, is expected to be a top-five pick in April’s NFL draft, with ESPN’s Mel Kiper projecting him to go at No. 3 to the Detroit Lions.

Source: Cowboys send Dak new contract proposal

Covered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two children FRISCO, Texas — With the deadline to use the franchise tag coming Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys have sent a new proposal to quarterback Dak Prescott’s agent in hopes of kick-starting earnest discussions that lead to a multiyear agreement, according to a source. Two weeks ago at the scouting

Group of Five spring preview: Biggest questions in the early race for the New Year's Six

The American Athletic Conference remains the league to beat in the race for the access-bowl bid for the New Year's Six. The American has earned the bid in each of the past three years, with two coming from Central Florida, and four of the past five. The conference champion will have company from the best team from the Mountain West Conference, which looks once again to be Boise State, or

Bryant: Why the Astros' sign-stealing scandal could be worse for MLB than the steroid era

Senior Writer, and ESPN The Magazine Author of “The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron” Author of “Juicing the Game” Do Damage. That phrase emblazoned across sweatshirts during baseball’s postseason the past few seasons came across as a longing, desperate attempt by marketing sloganeers to find some way, any way, for baseball to return to the cool, Madison Avenue merchandising game now dominated by the NBA. After Reggie,

Tom Brady's landing spot could flip the 2020 NFL season on its head

*This page is USA TODAY Sports' football newsletter, 4th & Monday. Get all the offseason NFL news that matters to you and the latest on the inaugural season of the XFL in your inbox. Sign up here!* The eyes of the NFL world are focused in on the ongoing labor situation, which now rests in the players' hands. They have until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday to submit electronic ballots, casting their

Fantasy Baseball Tiers: RP Rankings, Draft Strategy, Sleepers

Drafting closers is the ultimate guessing game in fantasy baseball. Sure, there are some (seemingly) dependable studs, like Aroldis Chapman, but every relief pitcher is just two or three bad appearances away from being on the hot seat. Throw in the injury factor and the unpredictable regression/improvement that can result from allowing just a few more or less homers than the previous year, and you have a position that’s difficult

Cardinals renew ace Flaherty's contract for 2020

The St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday renewed ace Jack Flaherty’s contract for the 2020 season after the sides couldn’t agree to a deal. Terms were not disclosed, but a source told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Flaherty will make $604,500 this season. The team’s policy is to reduce a player’s salary by $10,000 if the team has to renew a contract, but St. Louis paid Flaherty a $10,000 bonus for

Guardians end road slump, roll past Renegades

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