NFL

  • All-Pro left tackle for the Green Bay Packers, David Bakhtiari, missed the entirety of the 2021 season with the exception of the final game. David suffered an ACL tear in 2020. He was expected to be ready last season but was never able to make the comeback. As late as June the team had said that they again expected him to be ready to go for 2022 camp. Bakhtiari has unfortunately been placed on the physically unable to perform list and will undergo another knee surgery.

 

  • When the Tennessee Titan rookies report to camp on Saturday the entire 9 player draft class will be under contract. Malik Willis, quarterback out of Liberty drafted in the 3rd round by Tennessee, was the last one and has agreed to a 4-year rookie contract.

 

  • All-Pro cornerback, Jalen Ramsey underwent early off-season shoulder surgery. Ramsey will not be on the field when rookies and veterans report to camp this weekend. The Los Angeles Rams placed Ramsey on the PUP list as of Friday.

Head coach Sean McVay said during a press conference Friday afternoon:

“He’s doing good. He’s been attacking the rehab the right way. He’s feeling good. When we did do that surgery on him, obviously most importantly was how he felt about it, but then with the goal in mind of, alright, attack the rehab the right way, and most importantly, be ready for Sept. 8, ready to go. So we’ll be smart about that progress for him.”

 

 

MLB

  • Star outfielder for the Washington Nationals, Juan Soto, shocked the baseball world after rejecting a 15-year $440-million extension offer. The offer was made and rejected shortly before the All-Star break. The Nationals are asking for a combination of 4 to 5 prospects and major leaguers with limited service time. Several teams have already expressed interest but were not willing to include their top 3 prospects in the deal. Washington is sticking to their terms and are said to be unwilling to negotiate at all.

 

  • Justin Verlander became the major leagues’ 1st 13-game winner. Verlander struck out 9 and led the Houston Astros to the win over the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Saturday. The 39-year-old right-hander allowed just 4 hits in 7 innings, winning his 5th straight start and lowering his ERA to 1.86, 2nd best in the American League.

 

  • Atlanta Braves right-hander, Kyle Wright, grabbed his 12th win of the season to take the National League top spot. Austin Riley contributed a 2-run homerun and 2 singles to lift Atlanta 7-2 over the Los Angeles Angels.

 

  • Miami Marlins rookie pitcher, Max Meyer, had to leave in the 1st inning of Saturday nights game against the Pittsburg Pirates. Meyers threw just 10 pitches in his 2nd major league start before being pulled due to right elbow discomfort.

 

  • From bad to worse for the slumping Boston Red Sox as they place All-Star 3rd baseman Rafael Devers on the IL for 10 days with hamstring issues.