Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul did not attend Buccaneers OTAs after being traded to the team by the Giants in March Deadrin Senat Jersey
, but he did report for the first mandatory work of the year on Tuesday.
Pierre-Paul said it “has been hectic” since being traded, which led him to miss out on a $250,000 workout bonus because of the move down to Florida and need to make sure he and his family were well situated. He said he wasn’t worried about catching up on anything he’s missed as he’s been in touch with coaches and studying what his teammates have been working on.
“Can you make up? Of course,” Pierre-Paul said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “Like I said LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey
, I’m a pro. Even though I wasn’t here, I was home studying and making sure I know the calls and the installs. Keep working out. Every [day] I woke up at 6 a.m. and got out of there at 8 a.m. Stuff I’ve been doing. I’ve been keeping up. It was a situation I had to take care of and I took care of it and now I’m going to be here and go hard for three days.”
Hectic as it may have been over the last few months, Pierre-Paul said he’s “blessed” to be back in the city he was in for college for his ninth NFL season.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 years in the NBA.
The 37-year-old Collison announced his decision Thursday through the team. The Thunder said Collison is among five NBA players to have spent the past 15 or more seasons all with one franchise.
”My goal was always to make a career out of basketball and I was blessed to be in the NBA for 15 seasons,” Collison said in a statement.
The 6-foot-10 Collison did not give a reason for his retirement. He played in just 15 games this past season. His best season came in 2007-08, when he averaged 9.8 points and 9.4 rebounds in the last year before the Seattle SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City.
Collison was selected No. 12 overall out of Kansas by the Seattle Supersonics in 2003.
Thunder executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti said Collison was a player who set the course for the team at home in Oklahoma City. ”Nick has helped define the standards we work by on a day-to-day basis Solomon Thomas Jersey
, on and off the court,” Presti said. ”He has become synonymous with the Thunder shield.”
Thunder chairman Clayton I. Bennett said that after purchasing the SuperSonics, the first thing he saw in the gym was Collison practicing his jump shot. That moment stuck with Bennett, who thanked Collison for being the same person today as he was then. ”The Thunder will forever be a better organization because he was here,” Bennett said.
Collison started 177 of his 910 career regular-season games Riley Dixon Jersey
, averaging 5.9 points and 5.2 rebounds. He and Russell Westbrook are the only two players to spend the first 10 years of the relocated franchise in Oklahoma City.
Collison thanked family, friends, teammates, coaches and fans for his career. ”It would not have been possible to do it on my own,” he said.
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