*THE CARDINALS WERE REPORTEDLY SET TO DEAL THE 16TH PICK BEFORE THE PATRIOTS SELECTED MAC JONES: The Cardinals had agreed to deal with the Saints, according to Michael Lombardi of The Athletic and ViSN.
*THE CARDINALS MIGHT NOT BE DONE FACING RICHARD SHERMAN: The still free agent corner recently had discussions with the 49ers and Seahawks, according to the Sacramento Bee.
*ANOTHER LAS VEGAS CASINO HAS ADJUSTED FOR PROTECTION IF AARON RODGERS GETS TRADED TO DENVER: The Broncos pre-draft 2021-win total at the South Point was 7½. The number on Saturday was up to 8½.
*THE DIAMONDBACKS TRADED MAX SCHERZER ON DECEMBER 8, 2009 BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE HE COULD BE A STARTING PITCHER LONG TERM: On Saturday at Yankee Stadium, Scherzer struck out 14 to become the 5th pitcher ever with 100+ double-digit strikeout games.
*ALBERT PUJOLS MAY HAVE ACCELERATED HIS RELEASE: The Angels said during the Thursday press conference it was a move they were considering for weeks, but the final straw likely was Wednesday night when Pujols complained after not getting any at bats against Rays lefthanded pitcher Ryan Yarbrough.
*FROM THE NBA DRAFT: The Timberwolves are going to be under enormous pressure to draft Minnesota high school product Jalen Suggs, if he is still on the board.