The New Orleans Pelicans today announced the signing of John Petty to an Exhibit 10 contract today, which is a common maneuver at the end of training camp to allocate a player to the G League affiliate. Among other transactions today, the Pelicans also announced that it has picked up Kira Lewis’ third year option for the 2022-23 season.
Tony Brown returned to the NFL today, signing to the Raiders’ practice squad a day after a workout with the team. Brown was released off the Bengals’ practice squad two weeks ago.
Tua Tagovailoa returned to practice in Miami today, placing him a step closer to playing this weekend. Julio Jones also returned to practice after having missed the last two Titans games with a hamstring injury.
The Athletic has a feature on the relationship between Najee Harris and Braxton Weidman, a cancer patient that Harris befriend while at Alabama last fall.
Derrick Henry won the vote for FedEx Ground Player of the Week, marking the 3rd time in 4 weeks that he has won the award.
Haylie McCleney is one of four Olympians named to be instructors for RISR, a firm dedicated to providing fast-pitch softball instruction videos and apps.
Mac Jones’ weekly press conference with the Patriot beat was this afternoon.
Dont’a Hightower also spoke to the Patriots beat today.
Week 6 Injury Reports
Practice Reports – Wednesday:
- Did Not Practice – Trevon Diggs (ankle), Damien Harris (ribs), Kareem Jackson (back), Terrell Lewis (rest), Jarran Reed (personal), Cam Sims (hamstring)
- Limited Participation – Jonathan Allen (knee), Jedrick Wills (ankle)
- Full Participation – Landon Dickerson (ankle)
- Tony Brown – signed to the practice squad by the Las Vegas Raiders.
- Kira Lewis – third-year option was exercised by the New Orleans Pelicans.
- John Petty – signed to an Exhibit 10 contract by the New Orleans Pelicans.
- Braxton Key – signed to an Exhibit 10 contract by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Scenes and Highlights
TENNIS ITF Doha 15K, Singles Rd of 32: 3-seed Saketh Myneni defeated Terence Atmane 6-3, 6-4. BASKETBALL Champions League Group Play Baxi Manresa 73, Hapoel Jerusalem 68. Retin Obasohan – 16 minutes, 5 points (1-4 2pg, 0-2 3pg, 3-6 FT), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, 1 foul. EuroLeague Group Play Real Madrid 94, AS Monaco 86. Donta Hall – 19 minutes, 12 points (6-8 FG), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 turnover, 2 fouls. BASEBALL Jalisco 2, Mazatlán 1. Morgan McCullough (3B) – 0-0 (defensive replacement in 9th)