Stedman Bailey’s promising career as a Rams wide receiver came screeching to a halt in 2015 when he was shot in the head in Miami, but he hopes the abrupt stop won’t be a permanent one.
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Felix Hernandez followed up an encouraging Opening Day start against the Indians with a rocky outing six days later in San Francisco. At the plate, Robinson Cano is off to a hot start, while the club hopes to get Nelson Cruz back from his ankle injury later this week. Closer Edwin Diaz has had his electric stuff on full display, but how often can the Mariners get him the ball with a lead? — Casella
Perhaps the craziest stat early in this young season is that Freddie Freeman has walked in more than 30 percent of his plate appearances and has a Barry Bonds-ian .558 on-base percentage. Freeman is the key cog in a Braves offense that leads MLB in OPS and runs scored early on. — Woolums
Elite Youth Bob Probert Jersey Denver is banking on the 2017 breakout version of Keenum being the Keenum the Broncos are getting for 2018. With Lynch and Kelly looking like nothing more than backup options, Denver will be mentioned as a QB-needy team around draft time until it finds a true franchise player for the position. Keenum, though a capable starter, appears to be yet another placeholder for John Elway and Co.
The idea of the Bengals drafting a quarterback in 2018 is based on two factors: One is the lack of confidence-inspiring names on their depth chart; the other is the declining play of Dalton, who turns 31 this year and is entering his eighth NFL season. Dalton over the last three years has seen a steady drop in completion percentage, rating and QBR. While Dalton remains a solid starter capable of leading a better supporting cast on another playoff run, Cincinnati could stay ahead of the curve as its division rivals in Pittsburgh and Baltimore also begin to look to the future at QB.
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