Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle lawsuits with NFL...Source: Pelicans fire their GM...Severino avoids arbitration
NEW YORK (AP) — Colin Kaepernick (KAP’-ur-nihk) and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL. The NFL says the resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party. The players claimed they were blacklisted because their protests during the national anthem at games. Kaepernick, who started the protests while a quarterback with the 49ers, hasn’t played in the league since 2016. Reid missed three games last season before signing with Carolina.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have fired general manager Dell Demps. The move comes after All-Star Anthony Davis said in late January that he would not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded to a contending team. The decision means a new general manager will be able to oversee whatever trade terms the Pelicans decided to accept in exchange for Davis, who has been an All-Star six times in his first seven seasons.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An MRI shows that Anthony Davis has a bruised muscle in his left shoulder, according to a person familiar with the situation. He was hurt in New Orleans’ 131-122 victory over Oklahoma City last night. The injury casts doubt on Davis’ availability for this weekend’s All-Star game and related events.
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees and agreed to a $40 million, four-year contract. The person tells The Associated Press that Severino’s deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the deal worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not exercised, Severino would be eligible for free agency after the 2022 season. The person says the agreement is subject to a successful physical.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Detroit beat pitcher Michael Fulmer in the final salary arbitration case this year, leaving players with a 6-4 final record in decisions. Players had a winning record for the third time in four years but just the fifth time since 1996 and 11th time since arbitration started in 1974. Fulmer was awarded a raise from $575,200 to $2.8 million. He had asked for $3.4 million. Fulmer was the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year and an All-Star in 2017.