Gabe Kapler has been named the new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com.
The problem with Manning is that he’s owed $22.2 million on the cap next year, including a $5 million roster bonus and a $10 million base salary. The roster bonus makes it likely the Giants will have to make a decision on Manning in March, before they’re even sure they’ll end up with a young quarterback in the draft. The Giants could clear out $16 million in cap space by designating Manning as a post-June 1 release, which is money they’ll need if they want to re-sign Justin Pugh and Weston Richburg before looking at that enormous Odell Beckham Jr. extension.
Davis returned to practice Monday, on a limited basis, for the first time since Week 2, when he suffered a hamstring injury that caused him to miss five games.
“I’m feeling the best I’ve felt. I’m feeling real confident this week,” said Davis, the No. 5 overall pick out of Western Michigan, noting he’ll “definitely” be 100 percent if he’s out there this week. “It’s been tough on me, but the main thing is me staying positive.”
Tight end Delanie Walker did not practice with a right ankle bone bruise, but Mularkey noted it was mostly due to the fact the Titans had an extra day of practice this week.
Safety Johnathan Cyprien returned to practice on a limited basis for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 1. Mularkey said Cyprien’s practice reps were plentiful, similar to Davis, leading to a decent chance he’ll push to play Sunday as well.
The Detroit Pistons, after beating the LA Clippers the evening prior in Southern California, stole a huge road win on Sunday by defeating the defending champs 115-107 at Oracle Arena.