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Fantasy football: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce top Week 9 tight end rankings

Fantasy football: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce top Week 9 tight end rankings

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Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, Noah Fant, Evan Engram and Darren Waller lead my Week 9 fantasy football tight end rankings for 2020. Mark Andrews, Jared Cook, Eric Ebron, Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki round out my Top 10 options at the position. Greg Olsen and Irv Smith Jr. are among my favorite sleepers this week. Advertisement Monitor the status for each of your players' games this week as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the NFL schedule. Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals players should be removed from all starting lineups, as those teams have Week 9 byes. Check out my weekly waiver wire article for candidates to add to your roster before your Week 9 matchup. Here are some of my favorite players in this week's Top...
San Francisco 49ers sign WR Travis Benjamin, OL Tom Compton

San Francisco 49ers sign WR Travis Benjamin, OL Tom Compton

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April 3 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers signed veteran wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton, the team announced Friday. Both Benjamin and Compton inked one-year deals, according to the team. The 49ers didn't disclose financial terms of the agreements. Benjamin, who is entering his ninth season in the NFL, spent the past four years with the Los Angeles Chargers. He recorded six receptions for 30 yards in five games last season before being placed on injured reserve with a thigh injury. The Cleveland Browns selected Benjamin in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Miami. He played four seasons in Cleveland before signing with the Chargers in free agency. In 101 career games, Benjamin has notched 208 catches for 3,143 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has also...
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick steps down from board

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick steps down from board

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Uber's co-founder Travis Kalanick is to step down from its board at the end of the year.The 43-year-old ousted the ride-hailing firm's original chief executive within a year of its creation, but was himself forced to stand down six-and-a-half years later in 2017 after a number of scandals.He had, however, remained involved as one of its nine directors.Mr Kalanick also recently sold off most of his shares in the company.In the past two months he has liquidated about $ 2.5bn (£1.9bn) worth of stock, representing more than 90% of his earlier stake in the business."At the close of the decade, and with the company now public, it seems like the right moment for me to focus on my current business and philanthropic pursuits," said Mr Kalanick in a statement issue...
Dallas Cowboys C Travis Frederick getting second opinion on spine

Dallas Cowboys C Travis Frederick getting second opinion on spine

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Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick has been seeking more medical options to resolve the repeated stingers he has suffered in practice. Frederick met with a spine specialist prior to the Cowboys' preseason game over the weekend to determine if rest is the best course of treatment, the Dallas Morning News reported. One option that has not been ruled out, sources told the newspaper, is surgery. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, in his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan, expressed hope that rest will allow Frederick's nerve irritation to subside. Frederick had contacted neck and spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles to make sure he was not dealing with a more severe injury. The four-time Pro Bowl center told ESPN that Watkins confirmed there were no additional issues and that ...