Why Yankees’ Aaron Boone isn’t happy with his old employer’s decision
BALTIMORE Aaron Boone wasn’t happy.
The Yankees manager usual smile had been replaced by a clear look of concern and frustration as he talked about a scheduling change, made by his former employer, that he said could put his players in danger.
Look, that’s obviously not a good situation, Boone said. Hopefully there’s something that can be done that maybe changes that situation.
Any time you have the potential of a night game traveling into a doubleheader, the first thing I worry about is player safety and the product on the field and everything. Hopefully those things go into the decision-making process and hopefully it’s not something that’s necessarily over with.
Browns signing Mychal Kendricks to one-year deal
John Dorsey continues to reshape Cleveland’s roster in his image, and his latest addition comes at a familiar position: linebacker.
The Browns are signing linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per sources informed of the situation.
Kendricks was a salary-cap casualty of the reigning-champion Eagles, let go as a post-June 1 cut to save Philadelphia $6 million. He joins a Browns team that seems fairly set on the edge with Jamie Collins but lacks overall linebacker depth, with Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey serving as the other two starters at Mike and Will linebackers.
The Cardinals didn’t close the door on Leinart playing right away, and when Kurt Warner struggled early, coach Dennis Green gave Leinart a chance in Week 5. Of course, Warner didn’t stay benched in the Ken Whisenhunt era, which began in 2007 and led to Warner getting them to a Super Bowl.
After getting their new franchise QB in Josh Rosen in the first round, the Cardinals needed more guys to make plays catching the ball, especially with Larry Fitzgerald closer to retirement and John Brown and Jaron Brown leaving in free agency. Kirk is a quick, tough target who can to work the intermediate passing game with occasional big-play flair.