The Cardinals cut cornerback Marcus Williams on Monday, the team announced. They needed a spot after trading for Jamar Taylor, who is the favorite to start opposite Patrick Peterson.
Gerrit Cole’s only major miscue against San Francisco came on a pitch to Brandon Crawford that will give his brother-in-law some bragging rights at family gatherings for years to come.
Cole struck out eight over six innings to lead the Houston Astros to an 11-2 victory over the Giants on Tuesday.
Both runs off Cole (5-1) scored on a fifth-inning home run by Crawford, whose sister Amy is married to Cole.
A lot of these kids don’t have pass rush plans or pass rush variety. Our job is to teach them that. Lorenzo has great speed off the edge. He is explosive. We really believe he is going to help be part of that pressure.
Meanwhile, the Giants traded away their most productive edge rusher — Jason Pierre-Paul — to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in March, but Tuck says he wasn’t surprised that his former teammate was dealt.
If there’s one thing I know about this game, is it’s a business first and foremost. JPP had a huge contract. I think it was good for both teams. I know he’s invigorated to be back in Florida, closer to his family and his son. So, I wasn’t surprised that he was traded, no.
The difference between Watson and backup Tom Savage wasn’t the Texans’ only flaw last year, either. Their pass-rushing unit has been injured off and on for the better part of the last two seasons, their offensive line struggled to play to NFL standards, and their secondary was one of the worst in the league.