The Chiefs worked out safety Sharrod Neasman on Wednesday.
The Falcons did not tender Neasman, making him an unrestricted free agent. But the Chiefs are the first team known to show interest in him.
Atlanta signed Neasman as an undrafted free agent in 2016. The Falcons released him before the start of the season but signed him to the practice squad.
While winning for just the third time in 11 games Monday night, the seven runs the Padres scored were one shy of their total in their previous five games, and they tied their season-high with 13 hits. Two of their victories this season have been against the Rockies, whom they already have played five times.
Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis, acquired from Philadelphia in an offseason trade, doubled and scored San Diego’s first run Monday in the fourth. He’s hitting .351 with a .455 on-base percentage and has reached base safely in each of the Padres’ 11 games. But more importantly, Galvis has stabilized a key position that was a Padres weakness last season.
“When you have someone like that that brings consistent defense at a high level, that alters the course of the game,” said Padres pitcher Clayton Richards, who worked five innings Monday, earned the victory and hit the third homer of his career. “When he’s able to make plays like that consistently, it puts us in a really good position.”
Like most, Dungy is waiting to hear more about how the rule will be implemented, and most importantly how it will be enforced. If applied as broadly as it is written, the rule will eliminate not only the deliberate use of the helmet as a weapon but also, as Dungy explained on PFT Live, the inadvertent striking of a player with the helmet while trying to execute a form tackle.
And so we all will continue wait for more information on a rule that could result in major changes to the game. It’s hard not to wonder whether the same secrecy that accompanied the passage of the rule will be used as the powers-that-be, whoever they may be, tweak the rule into a final form that will be applied when the league’s 32 teams return to game action in August and September.
A trade for Beckham is realistic and warranted for only three other teams, all of which have the three elements needed to acquire him: enough wide receiver need, enough salary-cap space and enough comfort that they won’t have same issues the Giants have had with him.