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Jazz sets the sun in Jimmers return

SALT LAKE CITY – As Jimmy Fredette checked in for the first time in the second quarter, he was greeted with a familiar sound: visual applause. The Vivint Arena audience rose and gave the former BYU star a standing ovation. And for the rest of Fredette's 14 minutes, these cheers didn't really cease. The audience urged him to shoot every …

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John Mara defends Giants' plan

PHOENIX – Some of the links between the Giants seem to be doing and how they are going about doing it. John Mara sees a plan that makes complete sense. The Giants are a building process, coming off seasons of paltry (three and five) win totals and yet they are sticking with 38-year-old quarterback Eli Manning and signing veteran players …

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Kidd's coaching returns, quoting renewed focus

Hall of Famer Jason Kidd, kicked last season by Milwaukee Bucks, said Monday he would like to come back to coaching "at all levels". Kidd's name has come up as a potential replacement for Wyking Jones at his alma mater, California. And Sunday sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday that Kidd will be among the candidates for the Los …

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Derek Carr's status unchanged with Raiders is watching QB prospects

PHOENIX – Secretary General Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden have been consistent with praising quarterback Derek Carr this offseason, which has been largely ignored by those who look at Raiders from a distance. Compliments focused on Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock throughout the NFL draft process have been heard loud and clear, speculating that Raiders will …

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Matthew Stafford's contract makes it difficult to sign backup QB

CLOSE Lions GM Bob Quinn discusses why Trey Flowers, Jesse James and Justin Coleman fit in free agencies at NFL's owners meetings on March 24, 2019 in Ariz. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press PHOENIX – With Matthew Stafford's big contract a hurdle to signing a top veteran backup, Detroit Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said Monday, the team continues to …

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Sean Payton pushes for replay, officiating changes

Sean Payton told the NFL Network that if the league is making changes to its instant replay system or officially this offseason, "then the ownership is saying they are comfortable with what happened a year ago." The New Orleans Saints coach was obviously referring to the missed pass interference call that cost his team a trip to the Super Bowl …

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