Thursday, September 8, 2016

Leadoff with Lee 9.8.16

By Chris Lee, @TripleThreatLee

- The New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees have agreed to a contract that will keep him with the Saints for the next two seasons. This deal is very unique to me. It is for five years and it automatically voids to two, and is worth $44.25 million guaranteed,(No trade clause included). The structure of the deal will let the Saints spread the salary cap hit over those five years. Brees led the NFL in passing yards in four of the last five seasons, and six times overall in his 10 seasons with the Saints. It looks like a good deal for both sides. And guarantees Brees will end his career with the Saints.

- Don't call it a comeback, but Tiger Woods announced via his website that he plans to play in the Safeway Open October 13-16,which will also open the 2016-2017 PGA golf season. Tiger who hasn't played since the 2015 Wyndham, also said he plans on playing in the European tour's Turkish Airlines Open in November and the Hero World Challenge. Which benefits his charity the Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods had two back surgeries in 2015 and has been rehabbing ever since. 

- After defeating Bowling Green last week 77-10, Ohio State moved up two spots in the A.P poll from 6th to 4th.

- Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced Wednesday that DeShone Kizer will be the starting quarterback against Nevada. Kizer started the game against the Texas Longhorns and played the entire fourth quarter and overtime went 15-24 for 215 yards and 5  touchdowns .He also rushed for 77 yards and a score. Senior Malik Zaire who alternated with Kizer completed just 2 of 5 passes for 23 yards and rushed for 11 yards. "As of now I’m expecting to be the only guy," Kizer said. "The conversation (with Brian Kelly) was just more to let me know I would be the guy. We’ll see how the game goes. From that statement it sounds like Kizer expects to the the starter for the remainder of the season. Like he said "We'll see how the game goes".

- USA swimmers Ryan Lochte ,Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen are expected to be suspended today over the Rio gas station incident that took place during the Olympics. Lochte's suspension will be 10 months and he will miss the 2017 World Championships. His suspension is also the longest of the other three swimmers' penalties according to reports. The official announcement will be coming from the  USOC & USA.

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