Los Angeles Charger safety Derwin James became the highest paid safety in league history. The Chargers are looking forward to seeing his handiwork this season. (Sports Illustrated file photo)
On Headline Sports podcast with Michael:
#1 Michael, the Los Angeles Chargers signed safety Derwin James to the tune of $76 million plus for four years the highest paid safety in the game. That’s $19 million plus per year and the first year of the deal is a record setting $29 million. How big of a help will he be for the Chargers?
#2 Pittsburgh Steeler outside linebacker TJ Watt says not to compare him to his brother Arizona Cardinals defenseman JJ Watt it’s too early to make that kind of comparison. TJ said that JJ was absolutely unstoppable.
#3 San Francisco 49er Jimmie Ward who is suffering from a significant hamstring injury Dr. Marc Safran of Stanford Medical Medicine said Ward has a grade 1 or 2 strain but with a good medical staff surrounding him he could be back by week 1 against the Chicago Bears according to Dr. Safran.
#4 The hamstring is going around 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell is likely to miss pre season, cornerback Emmanuel Mosely and Daniel Brunskill are also out of action how does their absence impact the team.
#5 Turning to college football the Stanford Cardinal and quarterback Tanner McKee who had 206 completions in 315 attempts for 2327 yards. How do you like his game and what kind of season does the Cardinal expect out of him under center?
New York Yankees Joey Gallo who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tue Aug 2, 2022 struggled at the plate with the Yankees and gets a chance to swing the bats for the Dodgers (AP file photo)
On Headline Sports with Michael Roberson:
#1 Michael wanted to review with you some of this week’s big baseball deals on Tuesday the New York Yankees sent Joey Gallo to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gallo had not been productive and the Yankees got the itch to send Gallo packing. Gallo was hitting .159 with 25 home runs, 46 RBIs, Gallo did strike out plenty 194 times in 421 at bats.
#2 Gallo was getting booed by the Yankee fans and his ability to move runners over and score had fans riding him at every at bat. Towards the end Gallo was benched. Manager Aaron Boone said he respected Gallo for the way he worked and carried himself and that Boone will be rooting for Gallo from afar.
#3 Speaking of the Yankees Boone said he was excited about obtaining pitchers Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino. It won’t be long that Yankee fans will get a look at Montas who threw for 104 2/3 innings, 109 strikeouts, with 28 walks, and gave up 12 home runs for 3.18 ERA for the A’s.
#4 Turning to football Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been suspended by the NFL for tampering after trying to contact quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Sean Payton in an attempt to inquire about Brady and Payton’s services. Ross had been suspended through Oct 17th and after an investigation the Dolphins were trying to tank games in 2019 proved to be inconclusive after former head coach Brian Flores refused to throw games so the Dolphins would get a better draft position. Flores later ended up filing a discrimination suit against the Dolphins. Flores was told Ross was mad that he didn’t compromise football games.
#5 Michael talk about the Denver Broncos losing wide receiver Tim Patrick due to a torn ACL in his right right knee putting him out for the season. Patrick in practice on Tuesday caught a pass in front of Essang Bassey and while running up field his knee give out and he fell to the ground with the torn ACL injury.