Jaguars sign Montay Crockett, waive Tevaun Smith
The Jaguars announced they signed first-year receiver Montay Crockett. The team waived receiver Tevaun Smith with an injury designation in a corresponding move.
If Smith clears waivers Thursday, he will revert to the Jaguars’ injured reserve list.
St. Brown’s father, John, was a two-time Mr. Universe and has trained his sons. Equanimeous needs more polish on his routes and had just three 100-yard receiving games for the Irish, but the size-speed combination is a starting point most rookies don’t have.
There will be some hand-wringing about his timed speed, but Jewell is one of the most productive players on the draft board with three consecutive seasons with 120 tackles or more to close out his career.
Fair or not, Gallup is being judged on his play against Alabama and work at the Senior Bowl. He did not play with confidence in either situation. But he has vast potential, fights for the ball and controls his body well.
He’s right, and the real challenge will be to come up with a way to defend it. Five years ago, the read-option was all the rage, until defenses figured out how to shut it down.
If defenses can’t figure out how to shut down the run-pass option, everyone will be doing it, sooner than later.
Aldridge struggled with Leonard out of commission during last season’s matchup with the Warriors in the conference finals due to Golden State constantly throwing double-teams at him. San Antonio expects the Warriors to continue to throw everything at Aldridge, but the team is confident the power forward is better equipped now to handle such a scenario. The club also believes the supporting cast — players such as Danny Green, Kyle Anderson, Pau Gasol and Patty Mills — needs to step up and make the open shots created by Golden State’s focus on Aldridge.
The suspense held until the regular season’s finale, but the Timberwolves are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2004. Jimmy Butler loves the stage the playoffs provide and desperately wants to show he can lead his team into the second round and beyond, but his health will be worth monitoring after he missed more than a month because of a meniscus injury in his knee.