Haskins has uneven opening
Dwayne Haskins got off to a bit of a rocky start to his NFL career last night. In his first action, starting off the second quarter for Washington in their preseason matchup last night with the Browns, Haskins began hot, completing two nice passes, including a pretty 27 yarder on the run, but quickly followed that up with two interceptions on bad throws into coverage.
Haskins did respond, missing only four more passes on the night on his way to an 8-of-14, 117 yard showing, along with two runs for 17 yards, but it was a bit of a tough showing for the former Buckeye quarterback. He showed off his arm talent, but also flashed some inexperience, and looked lost at times. He’ll be back in action next Thurday against the Bengals.
Haskins wasn’t the only Buckeye to make an impact in preseason this week. Dre’Mont Jones had three tackles including one for a loss against the Falcons but didn’t put up any stats in his second preseason game last night. Kendall Sheffield had five tackles in that matchup, and three more, along with a PBU against the Dolphins last night. Johnnie Dixon had two catches for 28 yards for the Texans.
Those four are the only Buckeye rookies to put up any stats to this point, but a few other familiar faces have put up numbers as well. Malik Hooker had one tackle against the Bills, John Simon had one against the Lions, Braxton Miller racked up seven yards for one catch against the Titans, Bradley Roby picked up three tackles for the Texans, and Cardale Jones went 4-6 for 47 yards for the Chargers.
There's also potential for another Buckeye to see action this preseason: Michael Jordan is expected to suit up for the Bengals against the Chiefs tomorrow.
It’s not a big surprise, but Tracy Sprinkle’s tenure with the Browns has ended after just a few days, as he was waived earlier today.
#Browns made the following transactions:— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) August 9, 2019
Signed DT Brandin Bryant (Florida Atlantic)
Signed T Travis Vornkahl (West Texas A&M)
Both players recently played in the CFL
Waived C John Yarbrough & DT Tracy Sprinkle
Sprinkle did play for the Browns last night. He had little to no impact, but he did register an assisted tackle. He was always considered to be a long shot to make the team with so much depth up front already, but encouraging reports about him from practice indicate that he could at least find a home in the CFL or perhaps the XFL.
It was a good summer semester for the Ohio State softball team, per a tweet from the official account of the team. An impressive 10 members of the group finished the semester with a 4.0 GPA, which you’ve got to imagine makes head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly pretty happy.
Coming off a very solid 2019 campaign, the softball team is set to start their 2020 season in a little under six months, early next February. It should be another great team with a chance to make a long run in the postseason, just as they’ve done for the last in the last four seasons.