Florida dismisses troubled Huggins
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida defensive back John Huggins has been dismissed from the football program.
A team spokesman declined to say what prompted the sophomore’s dismissal. Huggins had missed all of preseason camp while dealing with what the Gators called a “family issue.”
According to a police report released earlier this week, a 19-year-old University of Florida student accused Huggins of choking her during a tutoring session last October. Huggins was upset because the tutor took his phone in hopes of ensuring he would stay for the entire session, the report said.
The woman had previously been uncomfortable because Huggins pulled her hair in another session, the report said. She did not pursue a criminal case, and no charges were filed from the battery complaint.
Alabama freshman RB out indefinitely
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban says freshman running back Trey Sanders is “out indefinitely” with a foot injury.
Saban said Saturday the injury will require surgery.
Saban says defensive tackle DJ Dale will likely miss about a week with a sprained knee. Linebacker Joshua McMillon also sustained “a potential knee injury.”
Sanders was rated the nation’s No. 6 overall prospect and top running back in the 247Sports composite rankings.
Bills sign Munnerlyn, place Gaines on IR
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have shuffled cornerbacks by signing veteran Captain Munnerlyn and placing E.J. Gaines on injured reserve.
Munnerlyn is a 10-year veteran who spent the past two seasons in Carolina, where he had five starts in 30 games. He also is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Jags’ Robinson, Lee unlikely for opener
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t expect left tackle Cam Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee to be ready for the season opener.
Coach Doug Marrone provided an update on the two starters Saturday, saying “we just can’t get them over the hump.”
Robinson, a second-round draft pick in 2017, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last September — during a Week 2 win against New England.
Lee, who led the team in receptions in 2017, tore several ligaments in his left knee when Atlanta cornerback Damontae Kazee delivered a helmet-first hit to his knee in a preseason game last August.
Boston’s Price: Wrist feeling better
BOSTON — Red Sox left-hander David Price says he’s feeling better, just days after getting a cortisone shot to treat a cyst in his left wrist.
Price was placed on the injured list on Thursday after an MRI revealed the cyst. Price is 7-5 with a 4.36 ERA over 21 starts this season.
He said the discomfort in his wrist started “about three or four starts ago” and was affecting his hand strength and ability to execute his pitches — particularly his cutter and change-up. It caused pitches to come out of his hand about a split-second too early, he said.
Eagles injuries piling up
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles’ backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld was back at practice Saturday wearing an arm sling, one day after surgery to repair a broken left wrist.
Two other players joined him on the Philadelphia sideline.
Two-time Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson and second-year tight end Dallas Goedert are listed as week-to-week with injuries that aren’t expected to force them to miss the season opener. Johnson has a knee injury and Goedert hurt his calf.
WVU adds ex-LSU punter
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia has added former LSU punter Josh Growden as a graduate transfer.