Schneider said the Seahawks are inheriting Brown’s current deal from Houston, which runs through 2018, and that there is no new deal beyond that. Brown is owed about $5 million for the remainder of this season and is scheduled to make $9.75 million in 2018.
“Because we acquired Duane, we want him to finish his career here and have him be here for several more years,” Schneider said.
How about the Browns? What would this mean for the AFC North? I guess we’ll never know as AJ McCarron will play out the rest of this year in Cincinnati (well, bench out this year) and during the offseason we’ll learn if he’s going to be a UFA or RFA.
I know I had a San Diego State pass-catcher last week, but Wieneke caught eight passes for 97 yards and three TDs in a 52-24 win over Western Illinois. He has 11 TDs in eight games this year and 54 for his career.
The matchup that matters most: If the Dodgers had won Game 5, we would likely be talking about Cody Bellinger as the leading candidate for World Series MVP, a stunning development considering that he was hitless in 13 at-bats to begin the series. Since then, though, the rookie first baseman has been the Dodgers’ best hitter. In his past seven at-bats, he has four hits, all for extra bases (two doubles, one triple, one homer), and five RBIs. But Bellinger was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in Game 2 against Verlander. As a left-handed bat in the middle of the order, the Dodgers will need him to deliver if they are to have much chance of knocking Verlander out relatively early.
The prediction: A series this good deserves a Game 7. It’s difficult to see it happening, though, especially given the magnitude of the gut punch the Dodgers took in Game 5 and the way Verlander has rolled through the postseason. The Astros wrap this thing up with a taut 3-1 victory and head home for a Texas-sized celebration.