The hulking defensive tackle signed a one-year, $14 million deal with the Rams on Monday, ESPN first reported, a day after the Jets pulled their offer, which was reportedly the biggest Suh had received.
Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said at the NFL owners’ meetings earlier Monday that the deadline they had set for Suh’s visit and decision had passed, leading them to drop the offer. The Titans and Saints also had been in the running for Suh.
Rozier hurt John Henson on switches. Tatum and Brown caught the ball on the move, burrowed into the chests of their defenders and just kept on burrowing until they were at the rim.
It was a gritty performance. It was the clichéd “finding a way.” It also is encouraging on lots of levels. That they can make those kinds of plays now suggests they will be able to make more dynamic ones as they hit their primes. And when Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward bend defenses away from them to give them more of a head start? Watch out.
The buzz about whether the Giants would deal their controversial talent, who NFL Network reported would “not step on the field” without a contract extension, has dominated the owners’ meetings. Giants co-owner John Mara insisted that he is not being shopped, which does not preclude teams interested in a nearly unmatched athlete from inquiring about him, as at least the Rams have.
“He’s not on the block,’’ Mara said Tuesday. “Is that gonna stop clubs from possibly calling us? No. But he’s not on the block. We’re not shopping him.”
With the Giants reloading under a new regime — general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur — that has already ushered out another longtime Giants star in Jason Pierre-Paul, and with Beckham appearing in a recent video that appeared to show him near drugs, the rumors will continue. Even if the Giants demand a haul that likely no team would match.
Two weeks in, Thomson has seen growth from Kapler and the ability to adapt on the fly. After using 18 relievers in Philadelphia’s first three games, Kapler has given his starters more rope of late. Aaron Nola, Jake Arrieta, Nick Pivetta and Vince Velasquez all pitched into the seventh inning or beyond during three-game sweeps of Cincinnati and Tampa Bay.