Redskins ‘not making a run’ at Dez Bryant, per report
Dez Bryant’s sudden availability sent a portion of the Washington Redskins’ ravenous fanbase into a firestorm when he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. His comments in the immediate aftermath didn’t just fan the flames, but doused them with gasoline.
Upon his release, it was claimed that Bryant had stated that he’d be seeing his former teammates twice in 2018, an allusion to him remaining in the hotly-contested NFC East. Bryant confirmed that desire to NFL Network later that day, admitting that it was personal between him and the Cowboys.
Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (right hip) is scheduled to start Thursday against Toronto. … OF Jacoby Ellsbury has plantar fasciitis in his right heel. He has been sidelined by injuries to an oblique and a hip. … 3B Brandon Drury (severe migraines) resumed workouts. … 1B Greg Bird (right ankle surgery) played catch.
New York RHP Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 5.19 ERA) starts Tuesday’s finale of the two-game series on five days’ rest against LHP Jarlin Garcia (0-0, 1.13), who threw six hitless innings in his first major league start against the Mets last week.
His relationship with Foles, though, helped ease the sting, he said, and should make for a less awkward situation as Wentz takes the reins back from the Super Bowl MVP.
You’ve got to fight that, said Wentz, speaking about any pangs of jealousy that came with Foles’ accomplishments in his stead. It’s human nature to want to be on that podium and be that guy. You grow up wanting to do that as a kid, but to not be able to be up there, I would not rather have anyone else be up there than Nick.
Wentz has been making strides in his recovery from a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee, which he suffered against the Los Angeles Rams in December. He is in the running progression stage of his rehab and is feeling good with where I’m at. The target date for his return remains Week 1 of the regular season.
The present offers too precious of an opportunity, by far his best opportunity, to chase a championship since becoming the face of Houston’s franchise. Harden embraces the burden that comes along with Houston’s regular-season success, repeatedly saying there’s nothing to celebrate until the Rockets win an NBA title.
The first step in that journey featured Harden at his best. He forced nothing but, in the words of Butler, got whatever he wanted in that game. On an off night shooting for most of his teammates, Harden was in complete control, comfortable under the playoff pressure.