While the Broncos probably don’t have their quarterback of the future on the roster, Osweiler at least gives them the best chance to win over the final weeks of the 2017 season.
Frank Gore’s twilight seasons are being wasted — Gore ran for 31 yards on 10 carries and had three receptions for 37 yards before exiting with a knee injury. He went over 1,000 yards from scrimmage for the 12th straight year to join Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith as the only players in NFL history to accomplish such a feat.
Gore, who is fifth all-time in rushing yards, will eventually join Smith in Canton. He left the 49ers in 2015 after 10 seasons to join the Colts, where he thought he’d have a shot to win a championship playing with quarterback Andrew Luck. But Luck has battled injuries since 2015 and hasn’t played at all this season and the final seasons of Gore’s career are being wasted in Indianapolis.
The Colts also lost several other players with injuries. Offensive tackle Denzelle Good (knee), linebackers Jeremiah George (neck) and Jon Bostic (knee) also left Thursday’s game.
In mid-June, Cleveland explored a three-team trade with both Phoenix and Indiana that would have sent Irving and Channing Frye to the Suns and brought Eric Bledsoe and Paul George to Cleveland, according to MacMullan. The Suns didn’t want to move the No. 4-overall pick that they eventually used on Josh Jackson, so nothing materialized further.
But James and Bledsoe are good friends and share the same agent — James’ childhood friend, Rich Paul. Because of that Irving, according to MacMullan, suspected it was James who orchestrated the trade talks.
The Cavaliers say it was former general manager David Griffin who began talks with Phoenix and Indiana, but according to MacMullan, Cleveland explored three-team trade talks — presumably including Irving — with Indiana and Denver shortly after Griffin’s contract expired.
Those reported explorative talks weren’t included in the reports that New Nike NFL Jerseys surfaced one week after Irving requested in late July, but the all-star guard stayed silent Wholesale NFL Jerseys China because “he knew the truth and so did they.”