Saturday shenanigans you might have missed

NFL

  1. The Indianapolis Colts and guard Quenton Nelson have agreed to a contract extension. It is a huge 4-year deal worth $80 million, $60 million of that is guaranteed. This contract makes Nelson the highest paid guard in NFL history.

Colts’ Pro-Bowl OL Quenton Nelson reached agreement on a precedent-setting, four-year extension averaging $20 million per year, including $60 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid guard in NFL history, per source. Colts finished the deal tonight with RJ Gonser of CAA. pic.twitter.com/uiqjnM3sSo — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2022

  1. The Las Vegas Raiders will sign tight end Darren Waller to a 3-year contract extension worth $51 million. The deal will keep Waller in Las Vegas through the 2026 season.

Breaking: Pro-Bowl TE Darren Waller and the Raiders reached agreement today on a three-year contract extension with $51 million in new money. “This was one of the most challenging negotiations I’ve encountered,” said Walker’s agent Drew Rosenhaus. pic.twitter.com/PTuihalDd3 — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2022

  1. San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will not be playing in Sunday’s opener against the Chicago Bears. Kittle suffered a groin injury during Mondays practice, his status is said to be day-to-day as of Saturday.

49ers’ TE George Kittle, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a groin injury, is not expected to play vs. the Bears, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2022

  1. Baltimore Ravens tackle Ronnie Stanley will not play in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Jets. Stanley will not even make the trip to New York with the team. He only played in one game last season due to ankle issues that he still seems to be making his back from.

Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley has officially been ruled out for tomorrow’s opener against Jets. That’s not at all surprising. He’s only had about 3 practices under his belt over the past year. — Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) September 10, 2022

  1. The New York Jets have placed 37-year-old left tackle Duane Brown on the IR, which means he will miss a minimum of 4 games.  Brown was injured during practice on Monday but the team has yet to disclose the nature of the injury.

Jets officially placed veteran OT Duane Brown on IR and elevated OT Grant Hermanns from the practice squad for Sunday’s opener vs. Baltimore. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2022

  1. Sunday 1pm games : Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns @ Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49er’s @ Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Washington Commanders, New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins, Pittsburg Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens @ New York Jets, New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons

  2. Sunday 4:25pm games : Kansas City Chiefs @ Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants @ Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings, Las Vegas Raiders @ Los Angeles Chargers

  3. Sunday 8:20pm game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys

MLB

  1. St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols moved himself into a tie for 4th place with A-Rod on baseballs all-time list after smashing his 696th homerun.

PUJOLS TIED FOR 4TH ALL-TIME! pic.twitter.com/xredwe15jD — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) September 11, 2022

  1. Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 on Saturday night, moving themselves to just 4 wins away from clinching the NL West. Freddie Freeman pushed in 4 runs on his 4 hits, one of those was a two-run shot over the wall,  Trea Turner hit the go-ahead, 3-run double to lock it in for Los Angeles. The Dodgers, who sit at an MLB-best of 95-43, can clinch a postseason spot for their 10th straight season with a win Sunday or if Milwaukee loses. This will be their 9th division title in 10 seasons.

.@FreddieFreeman5 talks to @THEREAL_DV after a [4-5, 2-run HR (19), double, 4 RBI] outstanding game. #DodgersWin pic.twitter.com/vJFCYH25zH — SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) September 11, 2022

  1. George Kirby pitched into the 7th inning holding, on fire, Atlanta Braves to just 1 run and ending their 8 game win streak. Sam Haggerty and Eugenio Suárez each hit a solo homerun helping lift the Seattle Mariners 3-1 over the Braves on Saturday. Kirby saying after the game :

“You can’t be scared. You have to be confident, just do what you keep doing. I didn’t want to change anything today. I just wanted to attack them.”
George. That is all. pic.twitter.com/97h35NkULH — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) September 11, 2022

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