Jonathan Martin to the 49ers
For a while, it seemed Jonathan Martin might not play in another NFL game. Now his return is all but certain. The San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday sent a conditional draft pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the offensive lineman, who left his team last season after what investigators deemed "a pattern of harassment" by fellow offensive linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey. The deal reunites Martin with his former coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh, who stood by his former player throughout the saga. Will this revive Martin's career? What will happen with Incognito, who is a free agent?
Cowboys release DeMarcus Ware
He made seven Pro Bowls and recorded 117 sacks with the Dallas Cowboys. Now DeMarcus Ware is a free agent, after the 31-year-old pass-rusher was released Tuesday by the only NFL team for which he's played. The move was made necessary by Ware's refusal to cut his salary from $12.25 million; Dallas will now save $7.4 million against the cap. Was Ware right to not restructure his contract? Should Dallas have hung on to him and sought relief elsewhere?
Barry Bonds, baseball's all-time single-season and career home run leader, has a new career as a roving hitting instructor for the Giants. That much isn't surprising -- though his name was connected to allegations of steroid use, Bonds is in the argument for the finest hitter of all time. Also unsurprising is the fact that he believes he belongs in the Hall of Fame. Bonds has hovered below 40 percent in his two seasons on the ballot and faces a strong uphill battle for induction, but given that he has over a decade still on the ballot, there's plenty of time for a reappraisal of his storied and controversial career.
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Clippers win eighth straight
The Clippers are the hottest team in basketball right now, winning eight straight games against the likes of the Thunder and Rockets. They've been so good, in fact, that J.A. Adande thinks it's time to include Blake Griffin in the MVP race, formerly a two-person competition between Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Griffin definitely looked like an MVP last night against the Suns, scoring 37 points and only missing two of his 16 shots. With a healthy Chris Paul dishing assists to Griffin, the Clippers could be a force in the playoffs.
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Bucs to release Darrelle Revis?
Revis Island might not be the luxury location it once was. According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers likely will release cornerback Darrelle Revis if they can't find a trade partner before 4 p.m. ET Wednesday. This would save the Bucs money, and also mean they would have to send only a fourth-round pick, instead of a third-round pick, to the New York Jets as part of last offseason's trade. The Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders reportedly are interested. What does this potential move say about this one-time shutdown corner?