Giants plan to sign veteran running back Jonathan Stewart
The Giants missed out on one ex-Panther on Tuesday, but seem poised to land another.
The team is expected to sign running back Jonathan Stewart after he visited with them on Tuesday, ESPN reported. Stewart, who was released by the Panthers, does not have to wait until free agency technically begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET to sign the deal.
The Giants need insurance at running back, with Wayne Gallman the only back on the roster assured of a spot on the team. Their top rusher in 2017, Orleans Darkwa, is an unrestricted free agent.
USC, otherwise, was qualified. The team improved as competition toughened, finishing 23-11, 12-6 in the Pac-12 and, as the No. 2-seed, lost in the final of the conference tournament to Arizona, another team-of-FBI-interest its assistant coach/recruiter Emanuel Book Richardson also arrested then fired.
Compare USC to, say, Syracuse, which qualified at 20-13, 8-10 in the ACC. No griping this year from Gentleman Jim Boeheim.
If I were King, all Tournament TV money would be placed in escrow pending the outcomes of ongoing FBI and NCAA investigations.
But who knows? Logic now regularly misses the cut. Relievers strike out the two batters they face, then get yanked.
According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, the Bills worked out UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen Sunday.
The Bills pick 12th and 22nd among their six picks in the first three rounds, so they have the ammunition to move up if they want to, but without a move they’d likely miss the top tier of passers. And a possible deal with the Giants seems a reasonable set of dots to connect, especially after the Jets traded with the Colts to get to the third spot.
Rosen has also worked out for the Browns and Giants, the owners of the top two spots.NFL’s chief marketing officer exits
Another day, another departure by a key employee of the league office.
NFL chief marketing officer Dawn Hudson is leaving, via the Wall Street Journal. It’s being characterized as a voluntary move, one that arises from a plan that included not staying very long in the first place.