Christian Hackenberg’s time in New York has come to an end before it even began.
Jets coach Todd Bowles announced Tuesday the team has traded the quarterback to the Raiders for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick.
Hackenberg did not participate in workouts during the first day of the team’s OTAs Tuesday, though he did speak to reporters about the adjustments he made this offseason and discussed why it took so long to enact those changes.
“Today is a day of harvest where we see the seed you have planted all these years,” Kyle said to his parents, fighting through tears. “You will always have four sons; there will always be four.”
THE CAVS GAVE Kyle as much time off as he wanted after his brother’s death. When he returned to the team after a week, he also had to deal with a nagging foot injury and ended up taking another week off to manage the issue.
He would end up playing in only four games before the start of the playoffs. In the first round, he went scoreless in two of the first three games against the Indiana Pacers. Then in Game 4, he broke out with 18 points and made two vital 3-pointers that helped win the game and turn the series for the Cavs.
The Bills need depth behind Kelvin Benjamin, and Shepard has experience.
He spent the first four years of his career with Tampa Bay. In 72 career games, Shepard has 47 catches for 634 yards and four touchdowns.
As Carolina’s head coach, Rivera earned the responsibility of formally presenting to prospective owners how the football organization operates. With the chance to briefly meet the winning bidder through that process, Rivera came away learning Tepper already knows a lot about how to do well in the NFL.
“He’s got a sense and feel for football,” Rivera said. “He’s been around it. He owned a small percentage of the Steelers. So he’s got a feel. It was good, and I know eventually we’ll sit down and talk football and talk about this team.