ROOKIE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ROOKIE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL: 6-foot-2 LB Kirksey shrunk to 14 inches by video game glitch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58369124-77/kirksey-nfl-game-video.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58369124-77/kirksey-nfl-game-video.html.csp">NFL: 6-foot-2 LB Kirksey shrunk to 14 inches by video game glitch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WITHERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T22:51:04.305-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berea, Ohio • Browns rookie linebacker Chris Kirksey has shrunk — incredibly. A glitch in the popular Madden 15 video game has reduced Kirksey from a 6-foot-2, 235-pounder to a 14-inch player, running around on the field among giants. Kirksey has always played the video game with his brothers and friends and he’s taken the mistake — and attention he’s gotten from it — in stride. Kirksey posted “No matter how small you are, have big dreams, and live big!” on his Twitter account. The Browns drafte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583691242014-09-03T22:51:04.305-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T22:51:04.305-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58369124@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:51:04 MDT NFL: Bills rookie WR Watkins looks to shine in Hall of Fame game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58253729-77/watkins-bills-buffalo-fame.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58253729-77/watkins-bills-buffalo-fame.html.csp">NFL: Bills rookie WR Watkins looks to shine in Hall of Fame game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN WAWROW</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T23:10:14.092-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Canton, Ohio • It’s approaching show time for Buffalo Bills rookie receiver Sammy Watkins. After dazzling teammates and fans during the first two weeks of training camp, the rookie receiver is awaiting the chance to kick off the preseason before a national TV audience against the New York Giants in the annual Hall of Fame game on Sunday night. It’s not lost on Watkins that Andre Reed will be on hand at Fawcett Stadium, a day after the former Bills star receiver’s induction into the Pro Football ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582537292014-08-02T23:10:14.092-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-02T23:10:14.092-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58253729@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:10:14 MDT Utah Jazz have plenty of cap space, decisions ahead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58247739-87/million-deal-jazz-guaranteed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58247739-87/million-deal-jazz-guaranteed.html.csp">Utah Jazz have plenty of cap space, decisions ahead</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:30:29.639-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">They put up big bucks last fall to lock up Derrick Favors, their defensive anchor. It cost even more to bring back Gordon Hayward. And now the Utah Jazz front office is once again faced with key decisions regarding the futures of two fourth-year players, as they begin extension talks with shooting guard Alec Burks and big man Enes Kanter. This is the reality of life in the lottery, where the Jazz have made five picks in the last five seasons, while acquiring a sixth (Favors) via a trade. There i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247739@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:30:29 MDT NFL Notes: Packers sign receiver Jordy Nelson to four-year contract extension http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227713-77/hunter-season-ballard-rookie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58227713-77/hunter-season-ballard-rookie.html.csp">NFL Notes: Packers sign receiver Jordy Nelson to four-year contract extension</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T23:33:12.492-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Green Bay, Wis. • The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years. Green Bay announced the deal Saturday after the first practice of training camp. Terms of the contract were not announced by the team, and NFL.com reported it was a four-year, $39 million deal with an $11.5 million signing bonus. Nelson was a second-round pick in 2008 who posted career-highs of 85 catches an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227713@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:33:12 MDT NFL’s top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207564-77/manziel-jersey-league-cleveland.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58207564-77/manziel-jersey-league-cleveland.html.csp">NFL’s top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WITHERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.849-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cleveland • Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland’s depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL’s top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback’s No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is followed on the list by three quarterbacks: Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick and Denver’s Peyton Manning. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is fifth followed by St. Louis rookie Michael Sam, the league’s first openly gay player. The lea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582075642014-07-22T17:36:25.849-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T17:36:25.849-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207564@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT Utah Jazz: Team falls short against the Spurs in summer league http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58196606-87/jazz-league-summer-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/58196606-87/jazz-league-summer-points.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Team falls short against the Spurs in summer league</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:02.44-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • The San Antonio Spurs of the regular season are so consistent. They grind you down, they keep coming at you, and before you know it, you’re 10 points behind and on your way to a loss. On Thursday afternoon, that description applied to the Spurs of summer league as well. The Utah Jazz suffered an 86-77 loss at the hands of San Antonio in the second round of the playoff format at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Jazz played well in spurts, but the Spurs were better down the stretch when i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196606@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:02 MDT Jabari Parker embracing ‘the process’ in Vegas summer league http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190973-77/parker-league-summer-jabari.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190973-77/parker-league-summer-jabari.html.csp">Jabari Parker embracing ‘the process’ in Vegas summer league</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:13.695-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • As expected, Jabari Parker’s scoring ability has converted smoothly from the college game to NBA summer league basketball. Over five days, his vast array of offense has been on display in the Las Vegas Summer League. The post moves, the step back jumpers, the ability to take it hard to the basket, or drop in feathery 3-pointers. He’s done all of that. But it’s come in spurts. That’s the hard part of summer league for most rookies — being consistent. And the No. 2 pick in the draft — ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190973@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 MDT