Apple Dealt by Reeling Giants
The New York Giants have sent “the other Eli” to the New Orleans Saints.
Not Eli Manning. Eli Apple.
The Giants on Tuesday traded the cornerback who was the 10th pick overall in the 2016 draft to the Saints for a fourth-round pick in 2019 and a seventh-rounder in 2020.
The move marks the second time in a week the Giants (1-6) have parted ways with a recent first-round draft pick. Last week, they waived tackle Ereck Flowers, their 2015 top pick. He was signed by Jacksonville.
It also could be a sign the Giants, who were 3-13 last season, might deal more assets with the NFL trading deadline set for 4 p.m. on Oct. 30.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is returning to the team after being out for the past month for a mental health evaluation. The Vikings say Griffen will resume team activities Wednesday. They didn’t say when he would return to game action.
Griffen, a three-time Pro Bowler, left the team in late September after a series of events that included a welfare check at a hospital. ... Denver Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass after a couple reported he came into their suburban house uninvited and sat down on their couch “mumbling incoherently,” according to court records.
General manager John Elway said the team was “very, very disappointed in Chad and the situation he put himself into” and suggested the Broncos were pondering Kelly’s future with the club. Kelly attended a Halloween costume party hosted by Von Miller on Monday night that has long been a tradition for Broncos players and their significant others.
Dunn to miss 4-6 weeks
The Chicago Bulls say point guard Kris Dunn will miss four to six weeks because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Coach Fred Hoiberg said Dunn was injured going for a layup in the second quarter of Monday’s loss at Dallas. Dunn stayed in and finished with nine points and seven assists after missing the first two games of the season for the birth of his first child.
Dunn averaged 13.4 points and 6.0 assists for Chicago last season after struggling as a rookie with Minnesota.
The Bulls were already missing Lauri Markkanen until at least mid-November because of an elbow injury.
And Denzel Valentine has not played because of a sprained left ankle.
Padres manager Andy Green says Mark McGwire won’t return as San Diego’s bench coach next season in order to spend more time with his family. McGwire, who hit 583 home runs during his big league career, spent three seasons on the Padres’ staff. ... A University of Utah student and track athlete who was shot and killed on campus by a former boyfriend had filed a police complaint against him after she learned he was a sex offender and broke off the relationship, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators had been working to build a case after receiving the report from 21-year-old Lauren McCluskey, a senior from Pullman, Wash., university police chief Dale Brophy said. He declined to disclose further details on the report. The victim’s mother, Jill McCluskey, said her daughter had filed a harassment complaint after breaking up with 37-year-old Melvin Rowland.