SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have added another piece to their offensive line and a potential starting right tackle after agreeing to an $11 million, two-year deal with Brandon Shell. That’s according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Shell started 25 games over the past two seasons for the Jets and played almost exclusively at right tackle. The 28-year-old was benched briefly last season, but started the final five games of the season. There’s also word that the Seahawks are bringing back former first-round pick Bruce Irvin, who would be a boost to Seattle’s pass rush.
CLEVELAND (AP) — According to a person familiar with the negotiations, the Cleveland Browns have a contract agreement with free agent linebacker B.J. Goodson. He could replace Joe Schobert, who was allowed to walk away by the Browns and agreed to a five-year, $53 million deal with Jacksonville on Tuesday.
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame from Greece is set to arrive in Japan even as the opening of the Tokyo Games is in doubt. More voices are suggesting the games, scheduled to start July 24, should to be postponed or canceled because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The flame will touch down Friday in northern Japan aboard a white aircraft painted with the inscription “Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay” along its side.
UNDATED (AP) — The NBA is considering an idea that would have some players be quarantined or isolated for purposes of being able to compete against one another and provide basketball fans with some sort of diversion from the coronavirus pandemic. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed that notion as one of several items under consideration by the league during the shutdown caused by the pandemic. Silver made the comments in a televised interview on ESPN.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguer Connor Joe has revealed on social media that he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The 27-year-old infielder-outfielder left spring training three weeks ago to visit doctors and have tests. Joe said on Instagram that his cancer was caught early and cases like his “are very curable.” Joe said he had surgery and is recovering. At Triple-A Oklahoma City last year he hit .300, with 15 home runs and 68 RBI.