Offensive tackle Anthony Davis, whom the San Francisco 49ers drafted with the 11th pick in 2010, is looking to get back into the game after a short semi-retirement. Davis is still the property of the Niners by virtue of the long-term deal he inked back in 2013 that expires after the 2019 season, so any other team that wishes to vie for his services must acquire them via a trade. The Giants, who were hoping to bring in veteran free agent Eugene Monroe to bolster their offensive line this summer, are likely interested, but how much would they be willing to pay to land a player that has not played in nearly two seasons in unknown. Veteran NFL reporter Mike Garafolo tweeted that he believes Davis will remain with San Francisco once the league reinstates him.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity. One night, a human resources employee for the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up the phone and Casson talked his way into a meeting. “To think that what started as a cold call of me begging an HR person to let me come in and prove my worth 18 years later turned into me coming back as a CEO is amazing and certainly very special to me,” Casson told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. Casson had to sell his car and some other possessions to raise the money to pay for his move from Boston to the Twin Cities, but the leap of faith has paid off.