Tom Brady will indeed suit up for the 2018 campaign, but he’d like a new contract from the Patriot prior to the season getting underway, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com.
And even if the Lions wait until Day 3, there’s a chance they could snag someone like Kalen Ballage, a bigger back with an advanced receiving skill set that would work well in the team’s offensive scheme. Even later, a versatile option like Ryan Nall could be in play. The Oregon State product weighs north of 230 pounds and is a competent short-yardage option who can catch passes and also line up as a blocking back.
This is a draft where the Lions have an opportunity to turn a weakness into a strength. In hindsight, Quinn made a miscalculation not drafting a running back last year, notably trading the No. 85 pick to the Patriots instead of taking Kareem Hunt. Not drafting a running back this year could be compounding that mistake.
It’s the first postponement at Rogers Centre since a game against the Royals was called off following a collision between two panels of the stadium’s moving roof on April 12, 2001. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday.
If you come to a dome and get banged, something ain’t right,” Royals manager Ned Yost said about an hour before the game was called.
On Tuesday morning, the Blue Jays said in a statement that police surveyed the area around Rogers Centre and concluded there is no longer a safety concern. The team said in the statement that it is currently working to repair the damaged roof.
Monday’s starters, Kansas City left-hander Eric Skoglund and Blue Jays lefty Jaime Garcia, will start Game 1 on Tuesday. Game 2 will also feature a pair of lefties, with Kansas City’s Danny Duffy going against Toronto’s J.A. Happ.
Next! Carson Smith, in two-thirds of an inning, allowed two hits, a walk and two earned runs.
Thus, on Day 1 of the 2018 season, a 4-0 lead into the eighth inning was managed — by The Book — into a 6-4 loss.