NFL free agency rumors: QB Sam Bradford to sign with Cardinals

With primary target Kirk Cousins off the market, the Cardinals moved to Plan B — as in Bradford at quarterback.

Sam Bradford will sign with Arizona when the new league year begins Wednesday, reported, citing an unidentified source.

Because of the knee injury, Bradford wasn’t even able to return to practice until January but surely will have to pass a physical, if he hasn’t already, for the Cardinals.

In 80 NFL games since 2010 with the Rams, Eagles and Vikings, Bradford has completed 1,805 of 2,887 passes (62.5 percent) for 19,049 and 101 touchdowns with 57 interceptions. He missed all of the 2014 season with a knee injury.

The con of getting Butler would be more limited funds to upgrade the offense in free agency. Going a little lower here, the Rams’ Trumaine Johnson and the Redskins’ Bashaud Breeland are two solid options for the Bears’ scheme. The Bills’ E.J. Gaines and the Giants’ Ross Cockrell are sleepers to watch should they hit the market.

The Bears might not go big at corner because the offensive needs, but that doesn’t mean they can’t afford to go back home with little to nothing in free agency.

The venerable Packers wide receiver is the most notable, shocking cut so far, trumping the Dolphins’ decision to part ways with Ndamukong Suh. Rodgers moves on with recently extended Davante Adams and Graham as his go-to guys, but it’s sad to see Nelson leave.

Rodgers should be looking at all these QB contracts, led by those of Garoppolo and Cousins, and knowing he’ll get his relative discount contract double-checked again by the Packers. Martin, the best Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys guard in the league, becomes a free agent in 2019. After what Norwell got, Martin should already hear all that cha-chinging coming out of Jerry Jones’ cash register.

Landry is the game’s ultimate high-volume possession receiver. He’s more of a reliable Cheap Baseball Jerseys extension of a running game and short-area scorer than he is a gamebreaker, but he’s very good in his niche role.

Karlsson scores in overtime, Senators beat Stars 3-2

Craig Anderson was in good spirits after Erik Karlsson’s goal 2:19 into overtime lifted the Ottawa Senators over the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime on Monday night.

Anderson, who made 31 saves, spoke tongue-in-cheek about 3-on-3 play in OT and even threw in a Scandinavian pun.

“I think 3-on-3 is one of our strong suits. Maybe we should try to take coinciding penalties throughout the game and get 3-on-3 going in the regular game.

“(Karlsson) has the breakaway speed, finds a way to finish even though he’s Swedish.”

The Flyers, anything but a sure bet to make the playoffs let alone finish first in their division, got Wayne Simmonds back Wednesday after a seven-game injury absence, but still fell and have allowed 20 goals in the four losses.

The Flyers went 0-for-5 on the power play and have one goal on their last 19 chances.

After stopping Pominville’s one-timer from the left circle, Andersen was knocked off balance from behind by Larsson, who was skating through the crease. Larsson then corralled the rebound and swept it under Andersen.

Babcock challenged the call by saying Larsson first collided with Andersen while the two were in the crease.

“What they told me is he was interfered with outside the paint, which is not true and that, tonight, was goalie interference no matter what way you look at it,” Babcock said.

Toronto has matched its longest skid of the season, which comes after the Leafs enjoyed a 13-2 run.

“The bottom line is you’ve got to get it turned around. We can’t continue to lose hockey games,” Babcock said.

“There’s still time left and games left,” Smith said. “I think we’re a good team. It’s time now to put all the chips in, and we need every guy working on all cylinders here.”

With a 23-16-6 record, Smith has provided the Flames much-needed stability in net after Cheap Baseball Jerseys China being acquired in a trade with Arizona in June. His 2.53 goals-against average ranks 12th and 0.921 save percentage is ninth Cheap Authentic Jerseys among goalies with 30 or more games played.