Shortly after the Browns’ attempt to trade for McCarron fell through, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported the team agreed to give up second- and third-round picks for the quarterback in the deal. It happened less than 24 hours after the 49ers sent a second-round pick to the Patriots for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Regardless of the limited cap savings, he’s headed for a break-up with the Seahawks.
With David Johnson ready to take over feature duties again, Peterson won’t be retained coming off a season-ending neck injury. He’ll be looking to stick with another team as he turns 33 in March.
The thought was this could go either way under new coach Jon Gruden. So far, there are positive vibes that Beast Mode will remain in Oakland for his age-32 season after a productive finish to 2017.
Kiyomiya never really slowed down. He has already reached legend status in Japan, though he’s yet to officially play his first professional game. The primary reason for the hype? Kiyomiya famously hit 111 home runs during his high school career, a number that includes exhibitions and national team games.
One of his new teammates, Brandon Laird, who played for the Yankees and Astros in 2011-13 but has spent the past three seasons slugging homers for the Fighters — he’s averaged 35 home runs a year — remembers hearing about Kiyomiya and watching him on TV in Japan the past couple of years. Needless to say, Laird and the rest of the Fighters were happy to land Kiyomiya in the draft.
“I check this Japanese website and saw a headline,’Kiyomiya a Fighter’ and was like,’No way!'” Laird told Sporting News with a smile Monday. “I texted my interpreter and asked,’Did we get that big hitter?’ He put up good numbers in high school, and he’s all over the papers over there. Just glad that we got him.”
Glenn should be a massive upgrade at a major position of need.