Protesters have blocked trains on the light rain system in Minneapolis, the site of Super Bowl 52, hours before game time on Sunday night. The protests appear to be centered around issues of racial inequality, with a Minneapolis-based group, Black Visions Collective, taking credit for the demonstration on the train tracks.
Sometimes, the cuts to create cap space is simply meant to reboot a roster. Last year, the Jets started shedding older players who were making good money but had little upside. Offensive tackle Ryan Clady saw his option declined, which was $10 million. They also cut kicker Nick Folk, which saved the team another $3.5 million despite him being one of the more solid kickers since he came into the league in 2007. They ended up releasing even more veterans later that summer, making it clear that they were on board with a rebuild.
The Cardinals could be a candidate for a similar purge. They have a new coach, need a quarterback after Carson Palmer retired, and have just $22.7 million in cap space after an 8-8 season, according to Over the Cap.
“I want to thank Rich for all of his hard work with the Charlotte Hornets organization through the years and wish him and his family the best in the future,” Jordan said in a statement. “Rich worked tirelessly on behalf of our team and instituted a number of management tools that have benefited our organization. We are deeply committed to our fans and to the city of Charlotte to provide a consistent winner on the court. The search will now begin for our next head of basketball operations who will help us achieve that goal.”
“We have to play a certain way to beat these guys because of how good they are and how much talent they have on their team,” Walker said. “So we’re just really locked in against those guys.”
The loss dropped the Wizards (34-25) into a fourth-place tie with Indiana in the Eastern Conference. Washington had won eight of 10, all coming without All-Star John Wall (knee surgery).
“We just didn’t have energy, focus, no fight back, no nothing,” Beal said. “They flat out whooped us.”
Charlotte scored 28 points off Washington’s 14 turnovers.