Friday Facts You Might Have Missed
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young received his official measurement's at the NFL Scouting Combine, furthering the chatter about the concern over his size. The 21-year-old came in at 5 feet 10 and 1/8 inches and 204 pounds. Young does not doubt his ability what so ever, saying to Mike Rodak of AL. com :
"I've been this size, respectfully, my whole life. I know who I am, and I know what I can do. For me, it's fair, everyone can speculate and ask whatever questions are necessary. I'm going to continue to control what I can control."
The Dallas Cowboys will franchise tag running back Tony Pollard if the 2 sides can not come to an agreement on a long-term deal. The price tag to tag the 25-year-old running back is just over $10 million.
Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates played under the franchise tag last season after the 2 sides could not come to an agreement on an extension. It does appear at this point that the 26-year-old will more than likely be on his way to another team once free agency opens up.
The Brooklyn Nets made a stunning comeback from 28 points down to beat the Boston Celtics on Friday night, beating them 115-105. Mikal Bridges, who is a new additions to Brookyln via the Kevin Durant trade scored 38 points. The Celtics have lost 2 of their last 3 games and lost more ground on the East leading Milwaukee Bucks.
Orlando Magic forward Johnathan Isaac has undergone season-ending surgery for a torn left adductor muscle. The team making the announcement on Friday. The injury was discovered after the 25-year-old felt discomfort during Tuesday practice, he had an MRI after practice and thats when the injury was confirmed.
7 Chicago Cubs pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in a spring training game on Friday, winning the game 4-0. Justin Steele, Javier Assad, Brad Boxberger, Adbert Alzolay, Jeremiah Estrada, Cam Sanders, and Nick Burdi put in the work to walk away with the no-hit shutout.
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left Fridays spring training game in the 2nd inning with right knee discomfort. The 23-year-old suffered the injury while running the bases after hitting a single in the 1st inning.