While we await the full details of Derek Carr’s contract extension we know enough to see what effect the deal will have on the Redskins’ efforts to negotiate a new deal with Kirk Cousins. The Carr extension has been anticipated for months. The 2014 second-round pick was going into the final year of his contract. There were strong incentives for both sides to get a deal done. Absent a deal, Carr was looking at going through the risks of the NFL season on a salary $1.1 million. The Raiders faced starting the Redskins-Cousins style franchise tag dance with Carr in 2018. It also seemed inevitable that Carr would become the highest-paid player in the game. He got there with a deal that has an average
When all was said and done, the Celtics kept the third overall pick and selected Duke small forward Jayson Tatum. Tatum, who stands at 6-foot-8 and 204 pounds, averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in his lone college season. “We would’ve picked him with the first pick,” Danny Ainge said after the draft. “The draft was very even, we felt, at the top all the way through five or six. It was very difficult. There were a lot of players we liked in this year’s draft. “We like his size, length, rebounding, shooting, intelligence, character. There’s a lot to like about Jayson. He’s going to be a terrific player.” Whether Tatum actually stays in Boston may not yet be certain, as Yahoo! Sports’
David Ortiz is the 11th player to have his number retired by the Boston Red Sox.