Thursday State Sports Summary
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 05:49:44 EDT


WE OPEN WITH THE LIONS, WHO - ACCORDING TO A STORY BY ESPN'S
JOSINA ANDERSON - ARE REPORTEDLY CLOSING IN ON A TRADE THAT
WOULD SEND THREE-TIME PRO BOWLER DARIUS SLAY TO THE PHILADELPHIA
EAGLES......A DEAL THAT WOULD ALSO NET SLAY A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT
EXTENSION THAT COULD POTENTIALLY MAKE HIM THE HIGHEST PAID
CORNERBACK IN THE NFL. THERE'S NO WORD - YET - WHAT PHILADELPHIA
WILL BE SENDING TO THE LIONS TO ACQUIRE SLAY.......


THE LIONS WERE ALSO BUSY ON DAY #3 OF FREE AGENCY.........AS TEAM
OFFICIALS AGREE TO A TWO-YEAR, EIGHT-MILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH
FORMER PATRIOTS' AND BROWNS' DEFENSIVE TACKLE DANNY SHELTON AND
A TWO-YEAR, FOURTEEN-MILLION DOLLAR DEAL WITH FORMER FALCONS'
CORNERBACK DESMOND TRUFANT. THE LIONS ALSO ACQUIRED SAFETY
DURON HARMON IN A TRADE WITH THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS......


OTHER MOVES OF NOTE FROM THE NFL YESTERDAY: FORMER LION DEVON
(duh-vonn) KENNARD AGREES TO A THREE-YEAR DEAL WITH THE ARIZONA
CARDINALS; DANTE FOWLER GETS A THREE-YEAR, $48 MILLION DOLLAR FREE
AGENT CONTRACT FROM THE ATLANTA FALCONS; THE CHICAGO BEARS
ACQUIRE QUARTERBACK NICK FOLES IN A TRADE WITH THE JACKSONVILLE
JAGUARS.......


IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ESPN LAST NIGHT, NBA COMMISSIONER ADAM SILVER
ADMITS THAT THERE IS NO TIMETABLE IN PLACE FOR THE LEAGUE TO
RETURN FROM IT'S HIATUS, DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK. SILVER
ALSO CONFIRMED THAT HE - AND THE LEAGUE OWNERS - ARE LOOKING AT
SEVERAL SCENARIOS FOR A POSSIBLE RETURN, INCLUDING A CHARITY GAME
TO HELP RAISE MONEY TO FIGHT THE PANDEMIC......


MEANWHILE, THE NBA AND THE NFL ARE HELPING THOSE WHO HAVE TO
STAY AT HOME.........AS THOSE LEAGUE ARE ALLOWING FANS TO HAVE FREE
ACCESS TO THOSE LEAGUE'S ARCHIVE OF PAST GAME. THE NBA'S LEAGUE
PASS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE UNTIL APRIL 22nd AND THE NFL'S
GAME PASS WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 31st.......




   

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