Phil Jackson, NFL free agency and Anthony Bennett highlight Monday’s InscriberMag : Digital Magazine News and Notes.
Phil Jackson Expected to Accept Knicks Job : According to media reports, former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson is expected to accept an unspecified role in the Knicks front office. While nothing is official, reports also say that Jackson will have a say in decision-making and day-to-day basketball operations.
NFL Free Agency Updates and Rumors : With free agency set to officially begin Tuesday, March 11 at 4pm(EST) here is a current run-down of moves made today, as well as rumors involving current players.
- 49ers to Cut CB Carlos Rogers – According to reports, the Niners are expected to cut the former Auburn cornerback, who was slated to make $6.6 million. Rogers started 48 regular-season games for the Niners. For the season, Rogers recorded 47 total tackles and two interceptions.
- Vikings, DE Jared Allen To Part Ways – After re-signing defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year, $42.5 million deal, with $20 million guaranteed, the Vikings and defensive end Jared Allen decided to part ways, after failing to come to a new deal. the 11-year veteran recorded 52 tackles and 11.5 sacks for the Vikings, is expected to be courted heavily by teams in need of a quality pass-rusher.
- Seahawks, DE Michael Bennett Agree To 4-Year, $28.5 Million Deal – One of the key players in Seattle’s epic dismantling of the high-powered Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, Michael Bennett signed a new 4-year, $28.5 million deal, with $16 million guaranteed. For the season, Bennett had 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
- Jets Cut WR Santonio Holmes – After cutting former Pro Bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie, the New York Jets decided to part ways with former Super Bowl MVP wideout Santonio Holmes. A lack of production and a $10.75 million cap hit are believed to be the reasons behind the move. For the season, Holmes caught 23 passes for 456 yards and one touchdown.
- Steelers to Cut LB LaMar Woodley – After signing Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu to a three-year $20 million extension, the cash-strapped Steelers decided to save some money in reportedly cutting inside linebacker LaMar Woodley. One of the cornerstones during Pittsburgh’s defense, the seven-year veteran out of Michigan recorded just five sacks in 2013-14 and lost his starting spot to Jason Worilds
No.1 Pick Anthony Bennett Out 3 Weeks With Knee Injury : After beginning to show some signs of playing well, 2013 top overall pick, Anthony Bennett, is expected to miss three weeks due to a knee injury. Currently averaging 4.1 points a game, the Brampton, Ontario native was the first-ever Canadian to be taken number one overall in NBA history.