After premature reports that Antonio Brown had been traded to the Bills turned out to be false, news broke early Sunday morning that the Steelers had traded their All-Pro wideout to the Raiders. And, interestingly enough, the Eagles were one of the "players" in the running for Brown, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.However, it doesn't seem like they were ever close to making a deal for Brown. While the Eagles may have missed out (or, more likely, passed) on Brown, that's hardly the end of the world for them. Because the NFL offseason is just getting started.On Monday, NFL free agency will officially kick off with the beginning of the legal tampering period, in which teams and players can begin negotiating with other team's free agency, with signings allowed to begin on Wednesday afternoon. Needless to say, it's going to be a busy week for Howie Roseman and the Eagles, as the Birds have recently freed up quite a bit of salary cap space after entering the offseason well over … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: Which players, positions should Eagles target in free agency?
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David Goricki The Detroit News Published 11:04 PM EST Feb 15, 2019 Detroit — Cass Tech scored the first six points of the PSL championship game on its home floor Friday night and didn’t let up, dominating Renaissance 80-56 before a packed house. Dozens of fans were turned away as Michael Washington-Hill, Kalil Whitehead and Joshua Harris made baskets to take the 6-0 lead in the first 1½ minutes. Renaissance (15-4) pulled even behind 3-pointers from Kaylein Marzette and Juwan Maxey before Cass Tech — 15-3 and ranked No. 12 in The News Super 20 poll — went on a 13-4 run to open a 19-10 lead with Washington-Hill consistently attacking the basket for layups and Daniel Autrey making his first 3-pointer of the game. “We knew we had to bring the intensity to get this win and that’s what we did,” said Whitehead of Cass Tech’s start. Cass Tech led 21-12 after the first quarter and then went on an 11-0 run to open up the second with … [Read more...] about Detroit Cass Tech runs away with PSL title
David Goricki The Detroit News Published 12:10 AM EST Feb 6, 2019 Royal Oak — Cheyenne McEvans was the catalyst during a pivotal 15-0 run to end the first half to help No. 2 Southfield A&T take command and go on to hand Royal Oak its first loss with a 60-47 victory Tuesday night in the OAA Red division showdown. McEvans, a 5-foot-10 junior guard who has several offers, including Marquette and Butler, finished with 23 points and 22 rebounds for Southfield A&T (13-1, 6-0). Senior forward Alexis Johnson (Marshall) finished with 18 points and senior guard Soleil Barnes (Toledo) had 10 points. Royal Oak (12-1, 5-1) pulled even at 16 on Nila Coney’s 3-pointer off the window with 5:10 left in the half. More: Edsel Ford boys hoops rides wild comeback to beat Wyandotte Then, McEvans scored off a putback, and made two free throws on A&T’s next possession to open up a 20-16 lead before Royal Oak’s Sarah Soraghan connected on another 3-pointer off … [Read more...] about Tuesday’s preps: Southfield A&T girls hand Royal Oak first loss of season
ATLANTA — When it comes to roster construction and maintaining his still-enduring Patriots dynasty, Bill Belichick doesn’t just have a type. He has types, plural.There is no room for conventional wisdom, either. These are the types Belichick values, not those NFL Combine superheroes that self-appointed gurus talk up before the draft. We’ve seen this, marveled at it, for 19 seasons now. We know Belichick’s types.Among them: Versatile players with a particular set of skills at certain positions, players that meet a high standard in both mental and physical makeup, players with leadership skills who also know how to listen, players who carry themselves as if they have something to prove even if they do not, players willing to shift positions, sometimes even players from specific schools.These are players who may not be right for every team — many are underdogs in one way or another — but they’re the precious ones determined to be right for the … [Read more...] about Exactly what kind of a player is a ‘Belichick guy’?