The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with former Detroit Lions linebacker Paul Worrilow on a one-year contract.
Worrilow, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Lions last year and ended up as a rotational linebacker. He played in 13 games, starting eight, and finished with 30 tackles and a fumble recovery.
Yes, he had a 27.00 ERA in a few awful innings against big league competition this spring. His command was horrible and his body language worse, and his confidence level somewhere below that. He struggled against the Tijuana Toros, and as poorly as you might think of the Oakland Athletics, we can all agree they don’t have 36-year-old Jorge Cantu hitting third. But Opening Day, as the poems tell us, heralds a new season, and Ohtani’s first start in the big leagues should reign as a cause for wonder and speculation.
The talent is undeniable, regardless of how any of this turns out. Every single big league team wanted this guy, and they wanted him because he can throw 102 to go along with a wipeout slider and a disappearing splitter and — oh, yeah — light-tower power with a bat in his hands. (His batting practice before Opening Day in Oakland included a howling liner that rose above the playing surface, beyond the center-field fence, over the first section of seats and smack into a club-suite window. In keeping with his brand, Ohtani didn’t seem to notice or care.) Besides, there’s something automatically endearing about a guy who created the most meta moment in the illustrious history of Japanese TV game shows: Can Ohtani hit Ohtani The results were inconclusive.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, told talkSPORT’s Alex Kibble that he is pursuing not just a Super Bowl in London, but also a team.
My ambition is to have more American football games in London and ultimately for there to be a franchise and, dare I say it, even the Super Bowl, Khan said.
London has played host to 21 NFL games. The city has demonstrated it can fill stadiums and loves the NFL. I think it’s just a matter of time before a team expands there.
While Cooks was productive with the Patriots and was the primary wideout for a quarterback who won league MVP, he wasn’t necessarily the best fit during his season in New England. The Patriots threw the ball downfield more frequently in 2017, seemingly owing to the presence of Cooks; 21.9 percent of Tom Brady’s passes traveled 15 yards or more in the air last year, which was the highest rate of his career and the ninth-highest rate in football.