UPDATES & NEWS
Over the weekend Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton caused a stir when he questioned receiver Hakeem Nicks' conditioning.
On Thursday, Nicks defended himself, insisting to ESPN's Josina Anderson that he's never been in better shape and that Hamilton wasn't singling him out.
A little he said/she said here in Colts camp with a splash of "best shape of my life" cliche? Serve it up! Nicks' last two seasons have been marred by foot issues and he's been limited to fewer than 900 yards each season and has just three touchdowns over the two year span. It was reported Tuesday that he was dealing with a sore foot again, so between that and Hamilton's comments, things might not be looking so good for a potential Nicks comeback. Monitor his practices moving forward now and be wary about committing to him in drafts.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Angels have traded Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers.
The Angels were done with Hamilton after his relapse and following shenanigans, with the Angels acting very inappropriately considering the situation. He'll be sent to his former club, the Rangers, and there will not be a player coming back in the deal to the Angels. Hopefully a (sort of) fresh start with Texas will help Hamilton to bounce back. Analysis: Ben Diamond