Giants cut one of Odell Beckham’s best friends on the team
The Giants have a history of finding a punter and sticking with him for a long time. A year ago, it looked as if Brad Wing was next in line but he struggled through a poor 2017 season and the Giants parted ways with him Saturday, terminating his contract.
The agreement is a coup for Facebook, which had not previously secured an exclusive streaming deal with any of the major American sports leagues.
It is also the latest instance of Silicon Valley’s biggest names getting involved with America’s favorite sports leagues. Twitter partnered with the NFL to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games in 2016, while Amazon took over the TNF mantle in 2017.
Last year, Facebook also struck a deal with Fox Sports to stream the UEFA Champions League.
While this specific deal likely won’t prove material on the surface, it’s increasingly evident that Facebook is in a prime position to capture sports rights from the media establishment, said James Cakmak, an analyst for Monness, Crespi, Hardt.
I’m so disappointed and I expect better from him, Carter said on his Fox Sports show, First Things First.
Beckham missed most of last season with a fractured ankle and is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He has said in the past that he wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL
This guy is an unbelievable talent, as talented as anyone I have ever seen, Carter said. So I am disgusted with the whole thing. OBJ, call me, man. Enough of this stupidness.
When free agency opens this week, the Jets are expected to be one of the most active teams in the NFL. They have approximately $90 million in salary cap space and plenty of holes to fill off a second straight 5-11 season.
Teams can begin negotiating with player agents on Monday at noon. Players cannot sign until 4 p.m. on Wednesday.