The Weekend Water Cooler: Your One-Stop Shop For The Weekend In Sports

By: Brad Shepard

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Each week Barn Burner's Brad Shepard will provide you with all of the Monday morning talking points that you need to have that awkward conversation at work about the weekend in sports. 

With that being said, welcome to the debut edition of The Weekend Water Cooler.

 

NFL

 

Pittsburgh Steelers LG Ramon Foster will miss four to five weeks with a hyperextended knee, after getting rolled up by a teammate on practice Saturday.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Vita Vea left Sunday's game with an apparent left leg injury.  The status of his injury is unknown but he was able to limp walk until a cart took him away.

 

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz practiced with the first-team offense in full pads, during 11-on-11 drills on Saturday.  All signs point to him being ready to play in week 1.

 

Elijah McGuire will miss 3-6 weeks with a broken foot.

 

The Seattle Seahawks signed LT Duane Brown to a three-year, $36.5 million contract extension.  

 

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Steve Wilks said the team's starting QB job is Sam Bradford's to lose.  The decision will be based on preseason performance and Bradford will be competing with rookie Josh Rosen and Mike Glennon.

 

 

MLB

 

The Boston Red Sox placed 3B Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list, after he strained his left hamstring on Saturday. 

 

The New York Mets took Michael Conforto out of the lineup on Sunday after he reargravated his left thumb.  He's expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday.  

 

Atlanta Braves pitching prospect Kolby Allard may be called up to the major leagues from Triple A Gwinnett.

 

Seattle Mariners RF Nelson Cruz hit two solo home runs in a losing effort to the Los Angeles Angels.

 

Baltimore Orioles 1B Trey Mancini went 4-4, with a home run and three runs scores, in a winning effort over the Tampa Rays on Saturday.

 

 

NHL

 

Brady Skjei signed a six-year contract with the New York Rangers on Saturday, speculated to be worth $5.25 million per year.

 

 

 

NBA

 

Miami Heat President Pat Riley was expected to discuss Dwayne Wade's future in the coming days ahead with managing general partner Micky Arison.