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Matt Nagy dodges questions about Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence; status uncertain for Week 5

first_img Gardner Minshew gets weird nickname from Leonard Fournette; group records ‘Minshew Mania’ video “He’s completely a personal issue,” he told reporters. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.”When pushed for more information, Nagy stood firm. Related News The Bears are staying tight-lipped regarding Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence.The star linebacker was listed as a surprise inactive less than one hour before Sunday’s 16-6 win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and Chicago coach Matt Nagy didn’t reveal any new details on the situation Monday. Melvin Ingram injury update: Chargers defensive end (hamstring) could miss multiple weeks, report says Falcons, Eagles finalize trade to send Johnathan Cyprien to Atlanta Smith, a 2018 first-round pick of out of Georgia, entered Sunday with 24 tackles through the first three games of the season. He was seen standing on the sidelines in a sweatsuit as he watched Sunday’s game and left the stadium without speaking to reporters.Despite Smith being deactivated, the Bears moved to 3-1 and kept pace with the Packers for first place in the NFC North.Chicago will face Oakland overseas at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Week 5 action. “Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.”Asked if Smith would play Sunday against the Raiders in London or even travel with the team overseas, Nagy reiterated the intimate nature of the situation once again.”It’s a personal issue,” he said. “It’s completely a personal issue. I’m not going to answer any more about it. That’s where it’s at right now. I understand where y’all are coming from. But I’m just out of respect for this right now, I just want to leave it at.”last_img read more

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Tua Tagovailoa likely to enter 2020 NFL Draft despite hip injury, report says

first_imgAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s future was thrown into uncertainty when he suffered a season-ending hip dislocation against Mississippi State last week. A report Friday tried to offer clarity. According to Pro Football Network NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline, Tagovailoa intends to enter the 2020 draft rather than return to college for his senior year. Tagovailoa was a Heisman Trophy candidate and almost certainly a first-round draft pick until he was carted off the field in Starkville. He underwent surgery Monday to repair the injury. Pauline reported that Tagovailoa won’t return to Alabama to try to get his draft stock back up. In addition to total disability insurance, some schools insure high-profile players with “loss-of-value” policies, which would apply to Tagovailoa. Additionally, players can pay for loss-of-value insurance themselves, but Tagovailoa had not done so.“I could not imagine a better partner than The University of Alabama throughout this situation,” Tagovailoa’s father, Galu Tagovailoa, said in a statement to The Action Network. “We had numerous discussions regarding insurance coverage, and we have been very comfortable with how Alabama has worked with our family at every turn.”Alabama, Rovell reported, hasn’t taken out a loss-of-value policy for any player “in recent memory.” AL-KHATEEB: Don’t blame Nick Saban for Tua’s injuryIf Tagovailoa does slide down the draft board in April, he won’t receive any insurance money to make up for the lost earnings, according to a report from The Action Network’s Darren Rovell. Alabama’s insurance policy for Tagovailoa covers only “permanent total disability,” which means if Tagovailoa had suffered an injury that would have prevented him from pursuing a professional career entirely, Rovell reported. Because Tagovailoa is expected to recover from the hip injury, the coverage doesn’t apply.last_img read more

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Wheat Festival updates: Carnival prices have changed

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Just a short note on the Kansas Wheat Festival Carnival at the Raymond Frye Complex. Wristbands are $25 for unlimited rides, not $23 as was previously reported. For the new ride, FREAK OUT, people need to purchase an additional ticket for $3.50 each. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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