The trade sending Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks

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The trade sending Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks

par zhangzk » Ven 08 Nov 2019 à 4h55

Sunday , but the genesis of the deal actually happened much earlier.Seahawks General Manager John Schneider told Albert Breer of that he first spoke to the Texans about a trade before the draft, but the pending extensions for Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner left the team with other priorities. Schneider said that Clowney’s resistance to a deal with the Dolphins helped spark the round of talks that led to a deal this weekend because he liked that Clowney wanted to go to a team with a chance of contending this year.One of the first inklings that a deal might happen was a tweet from Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown, who played with Clowney in Houston before his own bombshell move to Seattle. Brown’s googly eyes weren’t the only way he factored into the deal. Schneider said that he spoke to Brown about Clowney and that the veteran’s positive review combined with Clowney’s ability helped push it over the finish line.“He can do whatever he wants to do when he wants to do it,” Schneider said. “That’s what sticks out — he can do whatever he wants to do whenever he wants to do it. He’s a freak athletically.”Clowney could be gone after the season, but the price the Seahawks had to pay — a third-round pick, two players and a little more than half Clowney’s salary — made that a reasonable risk to Schneider because “you never feel like you have enough pass rushers” in a push to make it back to the postseason. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — George Taliaferro, the star Indiana running back who in 1949 became the first black player drafted in the NFL when George Halas and the Chicago Bears took him in the 13th round, has died. He was 91.The university spoke with Taliaferro’s family about his death in Mason, Ohio, senior associate athletic director Jeremy Gray said Tuesday. Other details were not disclosed.Taliaferro was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981. In the NFL, he played seven positions and earned Pro Bowl honors in 1951-53.He was the leading rusher on Indiana’s 1945 Big Ten championship team that went 9-0-1, the only undefeated team in school history. During his four years in Bloomington he led the Hoosiers in rushing twice and passing once.It wasn’t an ea or my being at Indiana University … on the campus at Bloomington … Indiana — was to be educated.”Indiana said university President Herman Wells once intervened with a local restaurant to make sure he and Taliaferro would be able to eat there. When the manager balked, Wells said he would make the restaurant off limits to the student body and the manager relented.The Bears selected Taliaferro with the 129th overall pick — a potential dream come true for the Gary native who grew up following the Bears. The problem was that Taliaferro had signed a week before the draft with the Los Angeles Dons of the rival All America Football Conference, which had welcomed black players since its debut in 1946.Taliaferro told the Dayton Daily News last year he thought about returning his $4,000 signing bonus to the Dons in hopes it would clear the way for an NFL career, but then spoke with his mother.“She said, ‘What did you promise your father?'” Taliaferro told the Dayton Daily News. “I knew right away. I had to be a man of my word, so I never even bothered getting back to George Halas and the Bears.”Taliaferro rushed for 472 yards and five touchdowns and passed for another 790 yards and four scores in his rookie season with the Dons in 1949. The AAFC merged with the NFL the following season and Taliaferro ended up with the New York Yanks for the 1950 season. Taliaferro rushed for 411 yards and four touchdowns and caught another 21 passes for 299 yards and five scores for the Yanks, leading the team in touchdowns a ned a master’s degree at Howard Unive kend’s homecoming game against Iowa. Taliaferro’s No. 44 will replace the traditional logo on Indiana players’ helmets for the game and there will be a moment of silence before kickoff.“He was a mentor to me, and, like all great mentors, was often one who was appropriately challenging me,” athletic director Fred Glass said. “Simply put, he was a great man and will be greatly missed.”Indiana said Taliaferro is survived by his wife of 67 years, Viola, and two daughters.Funeral arrangements were pending.
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