Bears decline Kevin White’s fifth-year option

For the second straight season, the Chicago Bears will decline the fifth-year option of their former first-round pick.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday the Bears won’t pick up the 2019 option for receiver Kevin White, per a source informed of the move. The deadline for exercising fifth-year options for 2015 first-round picks is today.

Tino Martinez recorded 34 RBI during April of his AL MVP-runner-up season of 1997, while Rodriguez also plated 34 in April during his AL MVP-winning 2007 campaign. The round-tripper was also his fifth over a six-game stretch. From April 22nd-25th, the left-handed-hitting slugger homered in four straight games, becoming the first shortstop in Yankees lore to accomplish the feat.

With Tom Brady and Bill Belichick still around, New England maintains its status as a strong Super Bowl contender for 2018, even with the big veteran changes. But the team is also in semi-rebuild mode as it prepares for near-future life without Brady. It also has pressing needs at other key positions, especially for the now Matt Patricia-less defense.

Here’s a look at how things might play out for the Patriots as they sit on another arsenal of picks in their NFL Draft war room.

… The Jaguars decide to take a quarterback. We’ve already mentioned how the extension for Bortles this offseason looks like more of a short-term commitment. The former third overall pick has not received ringing endorsement from top front-office man Tom Coughlin, so Jacksonville selecting a young signal-caller late in the first isn’t out of the question.

Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State is one player frequently mentioned as an option. Rudolph has the size and skill set Coughlin covets, and he would not be asked to start right away, giving him some time to settle into the NFL. Lamar Jackson is another option. The dynamic playmaker out of Louisville Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale is likely to come off the board in the middle-to-late first round and Cheap Heat Jerseys would be a solid developmental option, as well.

Packers’ Jordy Nelson out with rib injury after taking sideline hit

The Packers are without their top receiver after Jordy Nelson left Sunday’s game early in the second quarter with a rib injury.

The injury occurred on a first-down pass to Nelson to start Green Bay’s fourth possession against the Giants. Nelson leapt to catch the high pass from Aaron Rodgers and was hit on his left side by Giants defensive back Leon Hall.

He was initially charged with three misdemeanors but saw Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale a felony charge added on when police said he spit at a jail nurse who was attempting to take a required blood sample.

At a court hearing Tuesday, Jones’ lawyer said his client vehemently denies the charges against him, and the 33-year-old echoed those sentiments in a brief interview with reporters as he left the Hamilton County Justice Center on Wednesday.

I’m sorry that this happened, Jones told reporters as he left jail (via WCPO). It’d be different if I was beating people’s ass, but for touching someone Come on, man.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Jones also said he expects the charges to be dropped.

Jones has a lengthy history of arrests, mostly from early in his career. The NFL Cheap Hockey Team Jerseys suspended him for the entire 2007 season and six games in 2008 for various off-field incidents.