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Thursday Sports Update – Cowboys Agree To Deal With Forbath

(Frisco, TX) — Kai Forbath will again be putting the pigskin between the goal posts for the Cowboys. Multiple-outlets report the kicker reached an agreement to return to Dallas He was spotless on 10 field goal attempts and 10 extra-points in the final three games of the 2019 season. The Cowboys are also expected to re-sign long snapper L.P. Ladouceur to a one-year deal.

Cowboys Bringing Back CB Brown, Adding Canady To Mix

(Frisco, TX) — Cornerback Antony Brown is returning to the Cowboys. ESPN’s Todd Archer reports it is a three-year deal. With free agent defensive back Byron Jones leaving Dallas for Miami, shoring up the secondary became a priority. The Cowboys are also bringing in former Jets cornerback Maurice Canady, who agreed to a one-year contract. The Cowboys also retained offensive lineman Joe Looney, signing him to a one-year contract.

Hopkins Denies Quarrel With O’Brien

(Houston, TX) — Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins denies a splintered relationship with Texans head coach Bill O’Brien spearheaded him bring traded to Arizona. Hopkins refuted Michael Irvin comments on ESPN there was bad blood between the Pro Bowl wide receiver and O’Brien, who is also the Houston GM. Hopkins tweeted, “this is being blown way out of proportion.” He continued, “I have the utmost respect for Coach O’Brien and that will not change.”

Texans Bringing Back CB Hargreaves

(Houston, TX) — Vernon Hargreaves is returning to the Texans, who released him last month. The cornerback agreed to a one-year deal. The Texans could have retained Hargreaves under his fifth-year option for a pricey 9.6-million dollars. The Texans also re-signed cornerback Bradley Roby, who agreed to a 36-million dollar, three-year extension. They also kept corner Phillip Gaines, who accepted a one-year contract for the NFL veteran minimum.

Texans Allowing OL Johnson To Walk

(Houston, TX) — The Texans did not put a tender on offensive tackle Roderick Johnson, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. He appeared in all 16 games last season, starting three at right tackle.

Jaguars Trading Foles To Bears

(Jacksonville, FL) — One year after signing the richest contract in franchise history, Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles is now on the move. Multiple reports say the Jags are trading him to the Bears for their fourth-round compensatory pick, the 140th overall. Jacksonville now has 12 total picks this year.

Stars Forward Radulov Tests Negative For Coronavirus

(Dallas, TX) — Stars forward Alexander Radulov tests negative for coronavirus. Radulov missed six days of team activities and two Dallas games with an illness before the NHL season was suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Reds Staff Member Positive For COVID-19

(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cincinnati Reds say a staff member who was in Arizona during spring training is positive for COVID-19. The Reds say anyone who was in contact with the staffer is being tested and is in self-isolation. The staff member was at the Goodyear complex between February 29th and the 14th.

Baylor’s Drew Is Naismith Coaching Finalist

(Waco, TX) — Baylor’s Scott Drew is among the four finalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Award, which is given to the season’s best Division-One basketball coach. He coached the Bears to a 26-and-4 record and a number-five ranking in the final Coaches Poll before the post-season was cancelled because of coronavirus concerns.

 


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