As the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers continue to be locked in a mildly awkward standoff over whether and when his contract will be extended, Rodgers recently made it clear that he intends to stay with the Packers beyond his 40th birthday.
Favre brought it on himself by musing about retirement to the point where the Packers picked Rodgers in 2005, three years before Favre was nudged into a short-lived retirement. Rodgers hasn’t, and apparently won’t be, sending similar signals. Which means that, if/when a change is made before Rodgers is ready to retire, it will be the decision of the Packers, and no one else.
So the former home run champ hustled to the airport in Tampa, Florida, hurried to Citi Field and was in such a rush, he didn’t meet his manager until he came off the grass from stretching.
I said, ‘You’re in left field,’ and he said, ‘I got it,’ skipper Mickey Callaway said.
And an hour after joining the Mets, he swung into action.
The Phillies are looking to snap a four-game losing streak in Arrieta’s starts. They’ll face Braves left-hander Luiz Gohara in the series finale.
Gohara is making his first start of the season for the Braves. The 21-year-old started the season on the disabled list with an ankle injury but has made three appearances out of the bullpen in the last two weeks.
The Minnesota Vikings were a win away from the Super Bowl last season. A prevailing thought was they might have been only a player away as well, which they seemingly addressed this offseason with the addition of quarterback Kirk Cousins.
But there was a player already on the roster that would have given the 13-win Vikings more offensive firepower had he been available. Running back Dalvin Cook will be back on the practice field soon enough, however.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero that Cook is making great progress in his rehab from the torn ACL that cut short a promising rookie season.
“He’s done really well,” Zimmer said while hosting a football camp in Minnesota for more than 700 kids on Saturday. “He’s ahead of schedule. We’re excited about where he’s at.”
Zimmer said Cook will have limited involvement in organized team activities this week. The Vikings plan to be cautious with Cook this summer but the goal remains for him to be full-go by training camp.