Johnny Manziel is officially a MARRIED MAN — tying the knot with Bre Tiesi in a very quiet private ceremony, TMZ Sports has learned.
Manziel had popped the question to Tiesi in March 2017. The 25-year-old has credited Bre with turning his life around and getting him cleaned up after years of craziness.
This is a full-circle move for Robinson, who was a first-round pick of the Saints in 2010. Re-emerging as one of the NFL’s best slot cornerbacks, Robinson now gives New Orleans a stellar option with Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley manning the outside spots. Philadelphia, meanwhile, has other options waiting in the wings with second-year cornerbacks Sidney Jones and Rasul Douglas.
Julius Peppers will return for a 17th NFL season and re-sign with the Panthers, per The Charlotte Observer.
Peppers just turned 38 but is coming off yet another strong season (11 sacks) and is certainly still a force as a pass-rushing specialist. With six more sacks he will pass Hall of Famer Kevin Greene, who has 160, for third place in NFL history.
Hideki Kuriyama, who was Ohtani’s manager with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan, watched from near the backstop (his Fighters are finishing up a spring training trip of their own, up the road in Scottsdale). The list of important, happy people went on and on.
That unpredictable weather Wednesday seems like a fitting beginning to a season that figures to be full of unpredictability for Ohtani and the Angels. It’s not that anyone doubts Ohtani’s baseball talents. His right arm is a thunderbolt on the mound. The baseball jumps off his bat at the plate. These things are undeniable.
Only two other times have proven veteran quarterbacks become free agents in the salary-cap era: in 2006, when Drew Brees transitioned from the Chargers to the Saints, and again in 2012, when Peyton Manning signed with the Denver Broncos.
Brees became a free agent months after he suffered a serious shoulder injury.