Kobe Out For Rest Of Season
P.J. Carlesimo reacts to the report that Lakers G Kobe Bryant will rest the remainder of the season.
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The Broncos have made the first major splash in free agency, signing former Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib to a six-year, $57 million deal that includes $26 million in guaranteed money. The oft-injured Talib was one of the few bright spots on an inconsistent Patriots defense last season, and though he was knocked out of the AFC Championship Game against the Broncos by a hard hit from Wes Welker, he appears not to hold any lingering resentment. The Broncos are also reportedly pursuing Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware, which could end up making their defense just as scary as their offense.
For a while, it seemed Jonathan Martin might not play in another NFL game. Now his return is all but certain. The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday sent a conditional draft pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the offensive lineman, who left his team last season after what investigators deemed "a pattern of harassment" by fellow offensive linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey. The deal reunites Martin with his former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh, who stood by his former player throughout the saga. Will this revive Martin's career? What will happen with Incognito, who is a free agent?
He made seven Pro Bowls and recorded 117 sacks with the Dallas Cowboys. Now DeMarcus Ware is a free agent, after the 31-year-old pass-rusher was released Tuesday by the only NFL team for which he's played. The move was made necessary by Ware's refusal to cut his salary from $12.25 million; Dallas will now save $7.4 million against the cap. Was Ware right to not restructure his contract? Should Dallas have hung on to him and sought relief elsewhere?
Barry Bonds, baseball's all-time single-season and career home run leader, has a new career as a roving hitting instructor for the Giants. That much isn't surprising -- though his name was connected to allegations of steroid use, Bonds is in the argument for the finest hitter of all time. Also unsurprising is the fact that he believes he belongs in the Hall of Fame. Bonds has hovered below 40 percent in his two seasons on the ballot and faces a strong uphill battle for induction, but given that he has over a decade still on the ballot, there's plenty of time for a reappraisal of his storied and controversial career.
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