MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino will return for his eighth season with the program, according to a person knowledge of the situation. The 37-year-old Pitino has a 127-108 record with the Gophers. That includes a 48-82 mark in Big Ten regular-season play. They finished 12th in the 14-team league in 2019-20. They won their first-round game in the conference tournament on Wednesday before the Big Ten canceled the remainder of the event out of precaution for the coronavirus pandemic.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears re-signed veteran inside linebacker Danny Trevathan to a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season. Trevathan has 327 tackles in four seasons with Bears and 602 overall in eight years with Chicago and Denver. He played on a Super Bowl champion with the Broncos. The Bears value his leadership and production. But he has missed 18 of 64 games for Chicago, including seven last season because of a gruesome elbow injury.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have released tight end Jimmy Graham after the 33-year-old veteran spent two seasons with the franchise. The move creates about $8 million in cap space for the Packers. Graham caught 38 passes for 447 yards and three touchdowns last season. He had 55 receptions for 636 yards and two scores in 2018. The five-time Pro Bowl selection previously played with New Orleans (2010-14) and Seattle (2015-17). Graham has 649 catches for 7,883 yards and 74 touchdowns in 153 career games with 111 starts.
UNDATED (AP) — The Washington Redskins have placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl guard and former Iowa Hawkeye great Brandon Scherff as they attempt to keep him in the fold next season. The team didn’t designate the exclusive, franchise tag on Scherff, meaning he can still talk to other teams. Washington would have the right to match another offer or receive two first-round picks as compensation. The 28-year-old Scherff was the fifth overall pick in the 2015 draft and has been a force for Washington when healthy.