New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The addition of former Bears TE Daniel Brown, who agreed to terms Monday night, is a move designed to help the special teams. Brown played in 223 special-teams snaps last season for the Bears (only 23 on offense). After losing some of their core special teamers in free agency, the Jets have made a concerted effort to address it, acquiring players such and Brown and Josh Bellamy, another ex-Bear. Brown also could fill the role of TE2 or TE3. Right now, the only tight ends are Chris Herndon and Jordan Leggett. Brown, 26, has never had more than 16 catches in a season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson has tied Patrick Ewing for the Knicks' franchise rookie record for consecutive games with a block. Robinson, the Knicks' 2018 second-round pick, has blocked a shot in 28 straight games.

Hezonja soars over Raptors' D for slam (0:17)
Trier beats the buzzer with double-clutch triple (0:26)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale said in Toronto that LeBron James spoke to Kevin Knox for about ten minutes after Sunday's Knicks-Lakers game, per the New York Post. A nice gesture from James after what must have been a disappointing loss to the Knicks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Dennis Smith Jr. and Noah Vonleh remain out due to injury, per reports from Toronto. Frank Ntilikina will miss Monday's game against Toronto and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday, David Fizdale told reporters.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets addressed their offensive-line depth by signing former Vikings LG Tom Compton, who started 14 games last season. He can play every position except left tackle and center, so he checks the "versatile" box. He struggled in pass protection last season, grading out as 47th among guards, per Pro Football Focus. Compton, who will be 30 on opening day, has played for four different teams with a total of 30 career starts. He can back up LG Kelechi Osemele and RG Brian Winters. On Tuesday, the Jets will host C/G Stefen Wisniewski on a free-agent visit. They still haven't adequately addressed the center position.

Conforto smacks 2-run HR to left (0:32)
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Yanks OF Ellsbury 'headed in the right direction'

Jacoby Ellsbury is moving closer to playing for the Yankees for the first time since October 2017. Ellsbury has been recovering from hip, oblique and foot injuries and on Sunday made his first appearance around the full squad in about a year.

10 TO GO

For the majority of the teams in the NHL, there are 10 games left in the regular season. Don La Greca and E.J. Hradek discuss the race to the finish.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacoby Ellsbury says he's happy to finally be in Yankees camp. He isn't ready to give a timeline for his possible return to games, but he's beginning baseball activity. After getting surgery on his hip he "almost feels like I have a new leg." He adds the plantar fascia issue with his right foot is one he's played with for years.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees will be bringing some star power to Orlando for this evening's game vs. the Braves: CF Gardner RF Judge LF Stanton 1B Voit 2B LeMahieu C Romine SS Wade 3B Urshela DH Lavarnway SP Tanaka

St. John's just drew a bad matchup (0:32)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Gettleman on the Odell Beckham Jr. trade said it was because it was in the best interest of the New York Giants. Specified it was a "football decision." Nothing more to it. Gettleman also said Giants only called out to Bills. The 49ers and Browns called them to make offers.

BBTN: Hinch's Gripes, Doolittle, Cards' Issues

Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran safety Antoine Bethea's deal is for two years and $6.5 million. He has $3.225 million guaranteed, which is essentially the first year. Then 2020 is considered an option year.

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