Los Angeles Times
Carr reaches four-year deal with the Saints
Former Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr agreed to a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints that could be worth up to $150 million, the Associated Press reported Monday.
Carr played nine seasons for the Raiders and holds club records for yards passing (35,222) and touchdown passes (217), but he was benched late last season.
Carr, who turns 32 on March 28, was released by Las Vegas on Feb. 14. He will be reunited with Saints coach Dennis Allen, his first NFL coach.
Running back Josh Jacobs received the franchise tag from the Raiders. He would make $10.1 million next season under the tag. The sides still could reach a long-term deal . ... A Nevada judge again will be asked to decide which justice of the peace should handle a preliminary hearing in the case against former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, who is accused of killing a woman in a drunken car crash in 2021.
Seattle agreed to terms with quarterback Geno Smith on a three-year contract worth up to $105 million . ... San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy will undergo surgery Friday after swelling in his injured throwing elbow subsided . ... Dallas put its franchise tag on running back Tony Pollard. … Jacksonville placed its franchise tag on tight end Evan Engram. … The NFL reinstated Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley, who had been suspended for violating the league’s gambling policy . ... Minnesota started its salary cap purge by terminating linebacker Eric Kendricks’ contract . ... Guard Andrew Vorhees of USC did 38 bench-press reps at 225 pounds at the NFL combine, the highest total.
Morant streamed the video on his Instagram account early Saturday of him holding what appeared to be a gun at a nightclub, hours after playing in Denver.
Defense lawyers who have represented people on gun charges in Colorado say it is a misdemeanor to possess a gun while under the inf luence of drugs or alcohol, so that is one possible violation authorities could be looking into.
Donovan Mitchell scored 40 points, leading host Cleveland to a 118-114 overtime win over Boston, which was without an injured Jayson Tatum . ... Joel Embiid scored 42 points as Philadelphia won 147-143 at Indiana. The Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton had 40 points and 16 assists . ... The NBA adjusted the statistics from Sunday’s Milwaukee-Washington game and erased Giannis Antetokounmpo’s final rebound, the one that would have given the Bucks star a triple-double.
Iowa taxpayers will pay $2 million to help the University of Iowa athletic department settle a lawsuit brought by former football players who allege racial discrimination existed in coach Kirk Ferentz’s program, a state board voted. … Wisconsin fired Tony Granato as men’s hockey coach . ... Siena’s Tony Rossi, the longest-tenured coach in Division I baseball history at 54 seasons, will retire March 20. ... Stanford’s Alberto Rios tied the Pac-12 Conference record with 11 RBIs in a 24-9 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday.
Neymar will undergo season-ending surgery on his right ankle and be out up to four months, Paris SaintGermain said.
Georgia lawmakers again spurned plans to legalize sports betting, rejecting an effort that had been pushed by Atlanta’s sports teams and business leaders.
The state Senate rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed voters to decide whether to legalize sports gambling, while the state House never took up a bill that would have authorized sports gambling without such an amendment.
Toronto Maple Leafs center Ryan O’Reilly (broken finger) is going on injured reserve and must miss the next 10 games.