Per today’s report, Simonson becomes the sixth tight end to join the Giants – he joins Evan Engram, Rhett Ellison, Jerell Adams, Kyle Carter, Garrett Dickerson and Ryan O’Malley on the current roster.
Simonson, who has competed for both the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders, has appeared in 18 regular season games, as well as a trio of postseason contests, including Super Bowl 50. He began his career as a rookie free agent in 2014 with the Raiders where he saw action in four games before appearing in nine games the following season for the Panthers. His recorded his first-ever start on September 8, 2016 when the Panthers faced the Denver Broncos in the NFL’s 2016 season-opener.
Unfortunately, he did not play a single snap last season due to a back injury that put him on the Panthers’ injured reserve list.
Prior to competing for the Raiders in 2014, Simonson appeared in 36 games for the Greyhounds’ football team, making 31 starts. He concluded his career with 104 receptions for 1,537 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook was tabbed the NBA’s Most Valuable Player on Tuesday evening. (PHOTO CREDIT: Bleacher Report)
By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)
It’s Tuesday – let’s dance!
Welcome into a brand new edition – well, technically a Tuesday edition – of the Daily Noontime on NoontimeSports.com.
Let’s get you ready for a great day, beginning with some news and notes from around the sports and entertainment world.
We begin with Russell Westbrook, who was named the NBA’s most valuable player last night at the league’s inaugural award show. Westbrook enjoyed an amazing and historic season by tallying 42 triple-doubles.
After Russell received the special honor, he announced (jokingly!) that he would ‘kick your ass’ to the following players: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning and David Robinson.
I am not the biggest comic book guy, but did enjoy the Spider-Man movies from a few years ago – you know, the ones with Tobey Maguire, but I do plan on seeing this film when it opens on Friday, July 7th.
Courtesy of the Springfield College sports information department, below is this afternoon’s release about three alums that’ll be represented in the Super Bowl on Sunday:
Three Springfield College alums will be representing the Pride on Sunday at Super Bowl XLVIII. (Photo Credit: Springfield College Athletics)
Springfield, Mass. – January 27, 2014 – When Super Bowl XLVIII takes place this Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., there will be several Springfield College alums who will be involved, whether it be on the field, in the stadium, or in the television studio.
Dave Magazu ‘80 is in his third season as the Denver Broncos offensive line coach —a position in which he owns six years of NFL experience and 29 years overall. Denver’s offense has put together a record-setting year thanks to the efforts of quarterback Peyton Manning, as the Broncos set new NFL records for offensive points in a season, passing touchdowns, and passing yards gained. Under Magazu’s watch, the offensive line has allowed the fewest sacks (20) and the third-fewest quarterback hurries (54) among the 32 NFL teams. Magazu earned a degree in Physical Education and was a four-year starter as a defensive tackle and a member of both the 1976 and 1978 teams that allowed the fewest points (128) in the past 45 years of Springfield College football program.
Jessamyn McIntyre ‘04 has a multitude of media roles dealing directly with the Seattle Seahawks. In addition to being an Executive Producer at 710 ESPN Seattle, McIntyre is a co-host of the Fone Zone at Northwest Cable News. The ‘Fone Zone’ is a popular Seahawks post-game call-in show and airs directly after the Seahawks network broadcast. McIntyre graduated with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism and was a four-year member of the women’s volleyball program at Springfield College.
Ron VanDeVeen ’89 is the current Senior Vice President of Events for MetLife Stadium, which is set to host the first-ever Super Bowl in the New York metropolitan area. VanDeVeen graduated from Springfield with a degree in Business.
Rajon Rondo recored a critical steal with approximately nine seconds left in regulation, but didn’t help the Celtics win, as the Hawks won Game No. 5! (Photo Credit: USA Today)
Happy “Hump Day” to everyone, and welcome into yet another outstanding edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines to jumpstart this gloomy day thus far!
* The word “gloomy” is a good way to describe both the Boston Celtics and Red Sox games from Tuesday, as both teams watched their current winning streaks get snapped.
* Atlanta halted a 7-0 run by Boston, and swarmed Rajon Rondofollowing a steal with approximately nine seconds remaining in regulation to earn an 87-86 win. Boston still leads, 3-2, and will attempt to punch their ticket to round two on Thursday when both squads return to the hardwood.
* After Tuesday’s game concluded, Pierce downplayed his knee injury by saying, “I don’t think it bothered me too much.” Boston’s captain finished the contest 7 of 17, and recorded six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
* Kansas City ended Boston’s one-game winning streak on Tuesday, as they defeated the Red Sox, 6-4. David Ortizrecorded his 13th double, while Kelly Shoppachand Dustin Pedroiaeach registered an RBI in the loss.
* After their second contest against the Royals, Will Middlebrookstold reporters that he hopes to be in the lineup on Wednesday despite tightness in his left hamstring.
* Finally, the New England Patriots inked former Denver Broncos tight end Daniel Fellsto a contract for the upcoming 2012 season. Fells, who was really close to signing with the Patriots in 2010, ended up joining the Broncos for the past two seasons. Although, once the free agency period began this year, he realized that joining New England would be the right thing.