The story of Barkevious Mingo is an interesting headline among the many that standout from this year’s Training Camp. From the moment the LSU standout was drafted, Mingo looked better suited to star on on a basketball court than on a football field.
Despite his slender appearance for an outside linebacker, Mingo netted three sacks in his first three games in 2014, but then kind of disappeared, much like the the rest of the Browns’ season.
Weight and strength will continue to circle Mingo, and many wonder what the franchise will get from the second-year pro in 2014. This feature by Waiting For Next Year’s Scott Sargent is well worth the read.
Could this be a sign that Gordon might be able to get a reduced penalty, or a fourth-quarter hail mary?
• Andrew Wiggins jersey’s are making their way into fan homes across Cavs country. When will it be safe to cut the tags off?
• Speaking of jerseys, LeBron’s No. 23 can finally be had…
• Reports started surfacing Monday that the Indians are “very interested” in moving Justin Masterson.
Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan said the Indians would like “young, controllable starting pitching in return.”
Masterson (4-6, 5.51 ERA) has been awful this season after turning down a three-year, $45 million contract offer in Spring Training. In a rehab start Friday at Class AAA Columbus, Masterson was charged with five runs in 6 2/3 innings.
It’s a reach to think Masterson could actually command anything of value in return, but there’s always a premium on starting pitching, and it only takes one team to think they can turn Masty’s season around.
• This Phillies have scheduled a private workout with Cuban outfield prospect Rusney Castillo. There Indians have not been reported as a major suitor for his services.
• The Big Ten is conducting its media days in Chicago, and Braxton Miller’s health is stealing the headlines.
According to CBS’ Jeremy Fowler Miller is up to 221 pounds and “feels faster.” With the increased poundage, Miller doesn’t expect to take the same kind of lumps like he did last season.
Urban Meyer had this to say about his start quarterback: “He is ready to go,” Meyer said. “He’s full speed, best shape he’s ever been in his life.”