Sports – Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Banged Up Packers
The Packers had 8 players sit out practice on Wednesday as they get ready for Sunday’s matchup with the Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau. On offense, Jordy Nelson and John Kuhn both sat out with hamstring injuries and their status for Sunday is up in the air. Sunday’s game kicks off at Noon. Coverage begins at 10am on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.
Thursday Night Football
Kansas City @ San Diego – 7pm on KFIZ
Jennings Not Extended
The Bucks failed to offer point guard Brandon Jennings a contract extension off of his rookie contract by yesterday’s deadline, meaning he will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. The team will be able to match any offer he may get next Summer. Golden State’s Stephen Curry got a 4-year, $44 million dollar extension and Denver’s Ty Lawton got a 4-year, $48 million dollar extension earlier in the week. A deal for Jennings would have fallen in that same range. The Bucks open up the regular season on Friday night in Boston. You’ll hear the game on KFIZ.
A few days after trading for James Harden, the Houston Rockets gave him a 5-year, $80 million dollar extension. He then went out and scored 37 points, dished off 12 assists and pulled down 6 rebounds in a win over the Pistons.
MLB.com reports that the Brewers will put reliever Jose Veras on waivers. If he clears waivers, he will elect to become a free agent. Last season in 72 appearances he went 5-4 with a 3.63 ERA with 79 strikeouts and 30 walks.