As was widely speculated, the New York Giants activated Xavier McKinney today, paving the way for the rookie to make his NFL debut tomorrow. McKinney fractured his fifth metatarsal near the end of training camp, and has spent the season on Injured Reserve up to this point. Giant DC Pat Graham indicated earlier this week that they’ll likely play McKinney in certain packages once he was activated.
The rest of the injury news today was all negative, as four players who were on the Week 12 Game Status Report were downgraded today. Ryan Kelly (neck), Terrell Lewis (knee), and Irv Smith (groin, back) are all now downgraded to out for tomorrow. Tua Tagovailoa (left thumb) was downgraded to doubtful, and it looks likely that he won’t play tomorrow. Also, D.J. Fluker joined the growing ranks of Ravens players on the Reserve / COVID-19 list, and he’ll be unavailable as well.
Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reported today that the Cleveland Cavaliers will sign Levi Randolph to an Exhibit 10 training camp deal on Tuesday (Randolph is currently playing with Team USA and has games on Sunday and Monday). Randolph will compete for a roster spot with the Cavs, and at worst would end up as an allocated player with the Canton Charge, where he excelled last season.
Here’s a feature on Kira Lewis Jr. and how he’s a sponge when it comes to studying the game, with quotes from Nate Oats and Lewis’ AAU coach / individual instructor. Article also discusses how Lewis felt like he had something to prove vs. Kansas State last year.
Retin Obasohan was named to Champions League’s “Team of the Month” for November. Obasohan became the first player in BCL history to collect at least 20 points, 5 boards, 5 assists and 3 steals in less than 25 minutes of playing time in a win over Keravnos.
We’ve got two different film study clips on what makes Derrick Henry so dangerous for defenses.
- Xavier McKinney – activated from Injured Reserve by New York Giants.
- D.J. Fluker – placed on the Reserve / COVID-19 list by Baltimore.
Week 12 Game Status Report
- Questionable – Jerry Jeudy (achilles, ankle), Julio Jones (hamstring),
- Doubtful – Tua Tagovailoa (left thumb)
- Out – Ryan Kelly (neck), Terrell Lewis (knee), Irv Smith (groin, back).
GOLF Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana Rd 2 completed: Camilla Lennarth – 76-76, +8, T54 Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open De Espana Rd 3: Camilla Lennarth – 76-76-76, +12, 64th BASKETBALL Neuchâtel 78, Starwings 71. Daniel Giddens (NEU) – 16 minutes, 6 points (3-6 FG, 0-2 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 4 fouls. Alcobendas 86, Melilla 56. Alana Gonçalo Da Silva (MEL) – 38 minutes, 18 points (3-7 2pg, 4-11 3pg), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 3 turnovers, 4 fouls. Düsseldorf 69, Göttingen 42. Oceana Hamilton (DUS) – 26 minutes, 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 FT), 10 rebounds, 1 block, 1 turnover, 0 fouls. VOLLEYBALL Stuttgart 3, Aachen 1 (25-15, 25-20, 18-25, 27-25). Krystal Rivers (STU) – DNP