Posted by Josh Katzowitz
- A couple days late on this story, but I really enjoyed this column by Yahoo Sports’ Michael Silver on Patriots ownere Robert Kraft and how he’s dealing with his wife’s death. Great stuff in here. One poignant quote from Kraft on CBA negotiations while his wife was dying: “There were plenty of moments where I thought, ‘Why am I here?’” Kraft says. “I’m thinking of my sweetheart, and I wanted to be with her every minute. Really, the only time I wasn’t with her was at these meetings, and when we’d get off in minutiae or [talking about] things I thought were irrelevant -- they might not have been, but to me they were -- I was thinking, ‘What am I doing here?’ Maybe I shouldn’t say that, but I was.”
- And we’ll go ahead and hit you with another Silver story. This one is on the league’s discipline policy for those who got in trouble during the lockout.
- Another player has gone down with a torn Achilles tendon injury and will miss the season. This time it’s Chiefs linebacker Brandon Siler, who hurt himself on the last play of Tuesday’s practice. He’s the 11th player to be lost for the season with this kind of injury.
- The Baltimore Sun wonders what the signing of tackle Bryant McKinnie means for the long-term future of Michael Oher at the left tackle spot.
- The Chiefs have signed TE Anthony Becht to a one-year deal. The 34-year-old was out of the league last season.
- According to Plaxico Burress, he didn’t really think about signing a contract with the Giants. Apparently, he just visited the Giants before signing with the Jets so he could hang out and reminisce.
- The Jaguars released receiver Tiquan Underwood, and he becomes the first draft pick of the Gene Smith era to receive that honor.
- Hopefully, Willis McGahee doesn’t take the lead of Broncos coach John Fox and blame the media for his shattered windshield.
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