Chiefs Ink Freddie Mitchell

Chiefs Ink Freddie Mitchell

I think Freddie Mitchell will have a much better career in another town.  Kansas City doesn't have the media frenzy that comes with playing on the biggest team in Philadelphia alongside one of the most egotistical humans ever, Terrell Owens.

Freddie has great hands and could have continued to make small contributions to the Eagles had his big mouth not run him out of town.  Freddie thinks he is a big time player in the NFL.  He can think it all he wants, but Freddie will never live up to his first round draft status.

I am not ashamed to admit it, almost up until the Superbowl, I still liked Freddie Mitchell.  He was entertaining, he wore a frohawk for Christ's sake.  He will forever be remembered as the recipient of 4th and 26 and the most amazing game I have ever witnessed in person.  Good luck Freddie, I'd say try to keep your mouth shut, but be know that will not happen. 

ESPN: Mitchell to be practice Monday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent
wide receiver Freddie Mitchell Saturday, a month after the Eagles
released the troublesome player.

 

 
Freddie Mitchell

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2004 SEASON STATISTICS
Rec Yds TD Avg Long YAC
22 377 2 17.1 60 54

   Mitchell was at Chiefs mini-camp in street clothes but will begin
practicing Sunday, coach Dick Vermeil said.

   "We're very happy to have him here and I think he's happy to be
here," Vermeil said. "He's in a good frame of mind and his
attitude is very good."

Could Flyers have trade partner in Avalanche or Kings?

Could Flyers have trade partner in Avalanche or Kings?

The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. next Wednesday.

As usual, the number of scouts at Flyers home games again reached double digits during a 4-l loss to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night (see game story).

Two clubs that have been in Philadelphia quite a bit this month are the Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings.

The Avs, who are dead last in the NHL, have been trying to move Gabriel Landeskog and/or Matt Duchene for quite a while. They would love to do a deal with the Flyers, according to an NHL source.

Colorado is looking for a top forward and defensive help. A number of NHL clubs realize the Flyers have a slew of young upcoming defensemen and not all of them are going to be able to play here, certainly at the same time.

The Kings are in search of a left wing who might be a nice fit with Anze Kopitar, but the Flyers don’t have a left wing they can part with and, frankly, would love to have a scoring winger themselves to pair with Claude Giroux.

Some of the 10 clubs here on Wednesday night are in need of a backup goalie for a playoff run. Perhaps even the Kings, if Jonathan Quick doesn’t return soon. L.A. waived Jeff Zatkoff on Wednesday.

Scouts say there is a market for Michal Neuvirth right now if the Flyers want to move him. He’s been playing a lot and he’s been very sharp and healthy, which is always a factor when talking about him.

Neuvirth made his fifth consecutive start in Wednesday’s game against the Capitals and is expected in net Saturday night at Heinz Field for the Stadium Series game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Flyers need a goaltender under contract to expose in this summer’s expansion draft and both Neuvirth and Steve Mason can be unrestricted free agents.

Zatkoff could be that guy if the Flyers claimed him and moved one of their goalies now.

If you’re general manager Ron Hextall, the Flyers' numbers offer a compelling reason to be a seller: 3-6-1 since coming out of the All-Star break and 9-15-4 since the club’s 10-game win streak in mid-December.

Ben Simmons, Robert Covington react to Ersan Ilyasova trade

Ben Simmons, Robert Covington react to Ersan Ilyasova trade

On Wednesday, the Sixers traded Ersan Ilyasova to the Hawks in exchange for Tiago Splitter and a 2017 second-round pick, as well as the option to swap 2017 second-round selections (see story).

"I want to thank Ersan Ilyasova for his positive contributions to this organization both on and off the basketball court," president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement. "Ersan is a true professional whose daily examples of hard work, focus and consistency have helped facilitate the ongoing growth of our program and culture."

The Sixers took to Instagram to express their appreciation for Ilyasova’s leadership. Ilyasova quickly embraced the role of a veteran go-to when he was traded to the Sixers in early November. Both posts below exemplify his team-first mentality.

✊🏼 A true Pro @ersanilyasova7

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Thanks for being a great teammate @ersanilyasova7. Wishing you the best in ATL

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