West QB Jordan Fillmore Injured in Scrimmage
West starting quarterback Jordan Fillmore suffered an undisclosed injury during the Warriors’ scrimmage last Friday night at La Grange. Head coach Courtney Boyce declined to comment on the injury, saying Fillmore is listed as day-to-day and there were no further specifics the school was able to provide.
Fillmore, a senior, started the last six games at quarterback for the Warriors as a sophomore in 2016. In his junior year, he started two games under center but played mostly at wide receiver before coming in to quarterback the second half of the Warriors’ area playoff loss to Kerrville Tivy. West football opens up its regular season on the road at Calhoun this Friday at 7:30 pm.
AP source: Beckham Jr agrees to 5-year deal with Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr. is now the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver. A person familiar with the negotiations has told The Associated Press the New York Giants have agreed to a five-year contract extension with the three-time Pro Bowler.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Giants have not announced the deal, which comes less than two weeks before the season opener against Jacksonville.
While terms were not disclosed, the deal with the 25-year-old, 2014 first-rounder is worth about $95 million with $65 million guaranteed. Beckham’s $19 million average salary would top the $17 million earned by Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. His $95 million deal also tops the $82.5 million deal receiver Mike Evans has with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Beckham, who missed most of last season with a broken left ankle, was scheduled to make $8.4 million in the final year of his rookie contract. In his first four seasons, Beckham has caught 313 passes for 4,424 yards and 38 touchdowns.