9:00 PM 14-year-old Jonathan Pitre, who suffers from a condition called Epidermolysis bullosa that causes painful blisters all over his body, was signed by the Ottawa Senators to a one-day contract as a team scout on Thursday.
8:30 PM The Deseret News profiles Nathan Honey, an American Fork (Utah) High School football player who has four brothers that suffer from muscular dystrophy: "I always dedicate my games to them. I always feel like I need to perform for them, even though they're not watching. I can feel them .... I carry that in my heart."
The people of Missouri are probably pretty grateful for the Missouri Tigers football team right now, because at least they’re good. They’re so good, in fact, that some people would probably consider them favorites in a game against either of Missouri’s professional football teams. On one side of the state there’s the Kansas City Chiefs, on the other side there’s the St. Louis Rams, and in the middle there are a bunch of people wondering what went wrong.
Rams running back Steven Jackson isn’t one of those people, as he knows exactly what’s wrong in St. Louis. Steven doesn’t seem to be a very big fan of his head coach Scott Linehan, and yesterday he went on the radio to let his coach know that he doesn’t agree with the decision to bench Marc Bulger for Trent Green.
As Brett Favre enjoys the fanfare of (finally) ending a Hall-of-Fame career on his own terms, Trent Green starts looking for another team after being cleared to play over the weekend.
Favre’s 253 consecutive starts set the standard for durability in the NFL. Conversely, Green, who has produced respectably when healthy, has played in only 13 games over the past two seasons. Read more…
The MIAMI HERALD reports that new Dolphins management continues to clean house, as the team has released nine players on Monday, including four veteran starters.
QB Trent Green, WR Marty Booker, OT L.J. Shelton & DT Keith Traylor were among those given the hook. New Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said in a statement, “It’s especially difficult to release players who have been productive and valued members of the organization. However, we feel these decisions are in the best interest of the team.”
PBP: “Dolphins football operations chief Bill Parcells and General Manager Jeff Ireland have reached out to Green to express their interest in his return.“
Green sat out most of last season after getting concussed (again) in a game against the Houston Texans on Oct. 7. He had suffered previous concussion problems with the Chiefs, and his departure from the Fins this season was viewed as de facto retirement.
Green himself has since been strangely enthusiastic about the possibility, even before the news today. And his agent Jim Steiner echoed that sentiment in the Post report.