Humpday Happenings You Might Have Missed
The New York Jets are slated to interview Nathaniel Hackett for their vacant offensive coordinator spot. The 43-year-old was fired from the Denver Broncos head coach position before the end of the 2022 season.
The Dallas Cowboys have signed kicker Tristan Vizcaino to the practice squad. The move was made following the 5 consecutive missed extra points by Brett Maher.
The Atlanta Falcons interviewed Vic Fangio yesterday for their defensive coordinator spot. Fangio was the Denver Broncos head coach from 2019-2021. This season he was with the Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive consultant.
Nikola Jokic pulled off his 14th triple-double of the season, also breaking the Denver Nuggets record for assists, with 31 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. Denver pulling off their 8th straight win against the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-118.
Phoenix Suns forward Cam Johnson is set to return Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets after missing 37 games. The 26-year-old has played in only 8 games this season after he suffered a torn meniscus.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell missed Wednesdays nights game against the Memphis Grizzlies, siting a strained left groin. The team has given any updates about if he will miss more time or not.
Tampa Bay Lightening captain Steven Stamkos has become just the 3rd active member of the 500 goal club. He joins Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby but is just the 47th player in NHL history to accomplish such a goal.
Nashville Predators forward Michael McCarron officially returned on Wednesday after receiving care through the joint player assistance program. The 27-year-old entered the program on December 11th, there was never a specific reason given for his need for treatment. He will also be given access to any follow up treatment that is necessary.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are among 6 teams that will pay the luxury tax penalty. The Dodgers were hit with $32 million for a 2nd straight season. The New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox are the other 5 teams.