Last Thursday wasn’t a good day for Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston. Friday was considerably better.
The Pacers might force Orlando’s hand with a $20 million-ish offer sheet for Gordon, according to Wojnarowski’s reporting, betting that Orlando might decline to match after selecting Jonathan Isaac and Mo Bamba in back-to-back drafts. (Indiana can carve out about $20 million in room even with Thaddeus Young, Darren Collison and Bojan Bogdanovic on the books. Young exercised his player option for next season, per a report by Wojnarowski; Bogdanovic and Collison are on mostly nonguaranteed deals.)
There has been mild discontent for years within the Magic about Gordon’s unwillingness to accept a Craig Mager Youth Jersey smaller Brian Boyle Jersey role on offense and his ambitions to be a ball-dominant star. But Gordon could develop into a Swiss Army knife-style secondary star. This would be a worthwhile play for the Pacers. If their offer sheet lands at about $20 million, I’d bet http://www.officialchargerslockerroom.com/elite-craig-mager-jersey on the Magic to match — even if just to trade Gordon later — but it’s not a bet I’d feel super-confident about.
Kam Chancellor, who revealed yesterday that he’s no longer able to play because of a neck injury, is the latest starter from that championship team to go. He joins Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, Clinton McDonald, Chris Clemons, Walter Thurmond and Richard Sherman as players who have left that great defense.
On offense, there’s been even more turnover. Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin are the only http://www.devilsteamproshop.com/Brian_Boyle_Jersey two of Seattle’s 11 offensive starters in Super Bowl XLVIII who are still on the Seahawks. Marshawn Lynch, Golden Tate, Zach Miller, Russell Okung, James Carpenter, Max Unger, J.R. Sweezy, Breno Giacomini and Alvin Bailey are all gone.
It goes beyond the starters. Wilson’s backup, Tarvaris Jackson, is gone. Lynch’s backups, Robert Turbin and Christine Michael, are gone. In fact, basically all the offensive skill position backups — Jermaine Kearse, Sidney Rice, Ricardo Lockette, Luke Wilson, Derrick Coleman, Michael Robinson — are gone. Important players on defense who didn’t start the Super Bowl — Brandon Mebane, Tony McDaniel, Malcolm Smith, Bruce Irvin — are all gone.