Sources are reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised Minkah Fitzpatrick’s 2022 fifth-year option. Fitzpatrick himself seemed to confirm the report.
Meanwhile, Washington confirmed today that it has indeed exercised Daron Payne’s fifth-year option.
DeVonta Smith made an appearance on Good Morning Football this morning to discuss this week’s draft. Here’s the segment (the Smith interview starts at about 4:15).
DeVonta Smith also had an extended appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Sha Sha, which is airing this week:
The Detroit Free Press looks at Spencer Turnbull’s progression in becoming a “workhorse starter.”
Ricky Tarrant posted a line of 22 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists to lead Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan (Israel) to an 84-79 win today. The 13 rebounds were a career high for Tarrant.
Lee Hodges will play close to home this weekend, as the Korn Ferry Tour makes a stop in Huntsville.
Bally Sports New Orleans did a feature on Kira Lewis Jr.’s impressive rookie season.
Former Alabama football player Shannon Brown remembers his daugher Loryn, who was killed in the tornado that struck Tuscaloosa ten years ago today.
- Minkah Fitzpatrick – Fifth-year option for 2022 season was exercised by Pittsburgh Steelers.
BASKETBALL Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan 84, Hapoel Raj / Givatayim 79. Ricky Tarrant (MIRG) – 36 minutes, 22 points (6-12 2pg, 1-8 3pg, 7-9 FT), 13 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 3 turnovers, 4 fouls. Ludwigsburg 106, Fraport 69. Michael Kessens (FRA) – DNP. Dijon 90, Châlons-Reims 80. Jimmie Taylor (C-R) – 19 minutes, 7 points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover, 2 fouls. TENNIS ITF Charlottesville 60K, Women’s Doubles Rd of 16: Erin Routliffe / A Sutjiadi defeated Bektas / Moore 6-2, 6-4. BASEBALL Toronto 9, Washington 5. Alex Avila (C) – 0-3, 1 BB. Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 2. Matt Foster – 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR allowed. Cincinnati 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 5. Jimmy Nelson - 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 WP. SOCCER OL Reign 3, Chicago 2. Celia Jimenez Delgado (OLR) - no stats; played full match.