Here are other transactions we’re monitoring from Friday:
1. The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Eagles defensive back Jaylen Watkins. Watkins is expected to play safety for the Chargers.
2. The Chicago Bears re-signed veteran defensive back Marcus Cooper to a one-year contract.
3. The Oakland Raiders re-signed veteran safety Reggie Nelson. He started all 16 games for the Raiders last season and his 60 tackles were third-most in his 11-year career.
4. The Kansas City Chiefs signed backup quarterback Matt McGloin and wide receiver Nelson Spruce, the team announced.
There are certainly several teams that could use an upgrade at a backup quarterback. Manziel might just fit the bill in some situations. Among the more prominent of clubs out there that met with Manziel at his most recent pro day were the New England Patriots.
Coincidentally enough, they are in the market for depth beyond Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer.
He just beat them instead.
Townes, who grew up in Edison, is a big reason why Loyola-Chicago has crashed the party in San Antonio, busting a million brackets as an 11-seed that nobody thought had a chance. They’ll be underdogs again in a national semifinals that includes powerhouses Michigan, Kansas and Villanova.
But this team is more than just a nice story with its telegenic 98-year-old nun and decades-long tournament drought. Baldwin is picking the Ramblers to stun Michigan and then cut down the nets on Monday night, and not just because his friend is on the team.