Saturday, September 7, 2013

Manti Te'o ruled out this week for the season opener

San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te'o has been ruled out for the season opener against the Houston Texans.

Te'o sprained his foot in the preseason opener and was thought to be returning to the field in a week. He hasn't practiced since the injury and has been in a walking boot and occasionally using crutches.

Fans waiting to see if Te'o was worth the second round pick the Chargers spent on him will have to wait to find out.

Miami Heat might take a flier on Michael Beasley

Michael Beasley's NBA career started in Miami and he might be returning there.

 Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that the Miami Heat might be interested in bringing in  Beasley.

 The two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat are considering the possibility of bringing back troubled free-agent forward Michael Beasley, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Several of the Heat's key veteran players are supportive of the signing of Beasley, and he has a strong interest in returning to the franchise responsible for taking him with the second overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft, sources told Yahoo.

No offer has been made and no deal is considered imminent, sources said.

Beasley was bought out of his contract with the Phoenix Suns despite having a wealth of talent on a terrible team. Beasley was charged with marijuana possession in August and has had issues with marijuana in the past.

Beasley is still young enough to salvage a his NBA career and the Heat are good enough and have a strong enough locker room to handle any troubles Beasley could bring. beasley wouldn't be asked to do much except be a solid role player off the bench and maybe spell LeBron James at small forward every now and then. He wouldn't be asked to be a savior or a franchise cornerstone, he would just be able to focus on basketball.

This  deal isn't in the works as of now and don't expect it to be done anytime soon.  

Wizards guard Bradley Beal has his high school jersey retired

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal is only entering his second NBA season. But that hasn't stopped his high school where he played at from honoring him.

Beal had his Chaminade College Prep jersey retired by the school on Friday, joining Golden State Warriors forward David Lee to have his jersey in the rafters.

Beal, a 2011 graduate, keyed Chaminade's 2009 Missouri state championship run. As a senior, he was named Gatorade's National Boys Basketball Player of The Year after averaging 32.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game.

Beal enjoyed a solid rookie season with the Wizards, averaging 13.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 31.2 minutes per game.

Brady Quinn released by the New York Jets

Quarterback Brady Quinn was released by the New York Jets today with the chance that they could bring back the veteran signal caller after this week.

Quinn signed with the Jets on Monday but the Jets have decided to go with Geno Smith as their starter and Matt Simms backing him up.

In a league where a starting quarterback misses time due to injury Quinn could be picked up by another team looking for veteran help at the position. Or the Jets could bring him back on Monday if he hasn't signed elsewhere.

Quinn has played with the Browns, Broncos, Chiefs and Seahawks. I guess he'll always be remembered for having a hot girlfriend at the NFL Draft more than his once promising playing career.