Texans defensive end J.J. Watt received his honorary doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine this week. Coach Bill O’Brien was asked Wednesday if Watt would insist on being called Dr. Watt.
He wrote me up a prescription this morning, O’Brien said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. He told me to take three chill pills a day and call him in the morning. I thought I’ve been more chilled out, but I guess he doesn’t think so.
Silver said with more states offering legalized sports gambling, the league wants a piece of the action to offset its additional costs.
One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called ‘integrity fee.’ And the notion of the integrity fee is that, as we’re now dealing potentially with 50 different jurisdictions, all with differing permutations of sports betting law, it’s going to dramatically increase the enforcement cost for the league office, Silver said. So we think the integrity fee is something we’re entitled to because we have the additional cost. Call it a royalty; call it an integrity fee. We will have additional expenses, and it’s ultimately our intellectual property and we ultimately believe we should be compensated for it.
He was on the Bengals’ practice squad during the 2017 regular season.
Orndoff started 23 of 45 career games for the University of Pittsburgh and totaled 58 receptions for 897 yards with 13 touchdowns from 2013-16.
I wouldn’t over-evaluate who is getting the first-team reps, head coach Pat Shurmur said, but I think if you’re talking about Pio specifically, he has really sort of opened his eyes that he has a chance to play.