TJ Ford Retires – Ford retired earlier this week. He was drafted 8th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2003 draft. He played 3 injury plagued seasons there. He was then traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2006. Following an injury plagued 2007-2008 season, he was traded to the Indiana Pacers. Ford played for the San Antonio Spurs this season. I guess you can say he was a big time bust.
Mike D’Antoni Resigns – Mike D’Antoni resigned as the head coach of the New York Knicks.
Lakers trade Derek Fisher – Fisher, a long time Laker, was traded to the Rockets. The Lakers felt they needed to get younger and faster at the guard spot. The Rockets bought out Fisher’s contract, so he will be able to sign anywhere except the Lakers when he passes waivers.
NFL NEWS – Its been a busy first week of free agency. Here’s a list of notable signings:
WRs Randy Moss and Mario Manningham signed with the San Francisco 49ers
WR Vincent Jackson signed a 5 year contact with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CB Cortland Finnegan signed with the St.Louis Rams
WR Reggie Wayne resigned with the Indianapolis Colts for 3 years
WR Brandon Marshall was traded to the Chicago Bears for two 3rd round picks. He will rejoin his old QB Jay Cutler
WR Marques Colston resigned with the New Orleans Saints
QB Jason Campbell signed with the Chicago Bears
WRs Josh Morgan and Pierre Garcon signed with the Washington Redskins
WR Robert Meachem and LB Jarret Johnson and RB Le’Ron McClain signed with the San Diego Chargers
DE Cory Redding signed with the Indianapolis Colts
G Ben Grubbs signed with the New Orleans Saints
WR Calvin Johnson signed a 8 year 132 million dollar extension with the Detroit Lions
RB Peyton Hillis signed with the Kansas City Chiefs
QBs Chad Henne and David Garrard signed with the Miami Dolphins
QB Matt Flynn signed with the Seattle Seahawks
LB/DE Mario Williams signed a 6 year 100 million dollar contract with the Buffalo Bills
QB Peyton Manning signed a 5 year 96 million dollar contract with the Denver Broncos. I predict Denver might win 1 super bowl in those 5 years.