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Sean Payton expresses frustration that Michael Thomas’ surgery wasn’t done sooner

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas had an injury-plagued 2020 season. He played in just seven games with five starts, and the team was hoping he’d bounce back and play a full, productive season. That won’t be the case, as Thomas underwent ankle surgery in June and will miss the start of the regular season.

Many, including Saints head coach Sean Payton, wondered why Thomas didn’t opt for surgery earlier in the offseason. Payton expressed frustration Wednesday night over that fact, but declined to elaborate why he waited to have the procedure.

“Well, look, it appears we’re gonna have to spend some time without him. It’s disappointing,” Payton said during his opening training camp videoconference before the Saints’ first practice Thursday, via ESPN. “And we’ll work through it with the other players that are here. But the surgery took place, and obviously we would’ve

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A Handy-Dandy Timeline of Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker’s Relationship

Photo credit: Instagram

Photo credit: Instagram

Who is Kendall Jenner dating in 2021, you ask? It may seem like people are always trying to pair her off with someone new (and famous), but this time, it isn’t fake news—Kendall is indeed dating very tall and very cute Phoenix Suns basketball player Devin Booker! The pair recently went Instagram official on Valentine’s Day 2021—which is a big deal because Kendall is pretty private about her dating life—but the rumors about these two have circled since 2020.

There’s plenty of ground to cover in Kendall and Devin’s droolworthy relationship, so join me on the short but sweet journey of their love story, below. Editor’s note: This timeline is in reverse chronological order, so the ~freshest~ deets are smack-dab at the top. Enjoy!

July 17, 2021

Kendall keeps her support of Devin going strong as the Phoenix Suns reach game five of the NBA

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New England Patriots QB Cam Newton says Mac Jones is ‘cool’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Cam Newton said he is still getting to know rookie Mac Jones as they compete for the New England Patriots starting quarterback job, but in sharing his first impression, he cited a phrase made famous by late ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott.

“Cool, like the other side of the pillow,” Newton said Friday. “You never know when he’s really down on himself. You don’t really necessarily know when he’s up, either. He’s real cool.”

Newton, 32, said that Jones has even surprised him with his knowledge of hip-hop.

All of which had Jones, 22, laughing after practice.

“That’s a nice compliment. I’d say the same about Cam,” said Jones, the Patriots’ first-round draft pick from the University of Alabama

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Kirk Herbstreit seems less than excited about SEC expansion with Texas and Oklahoma

Former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit is one of the most prominent personalities in college football. Not only is he a former Buckeye, but he’s on the A-team of ESPN college football broadcasts and has a presence in the media that many pay attention to.

Of course, we pay attention a little more to Herbie as OSU fans, but generally speaking, when he talks, people listen. He very rarely dives into a pool of controversy, but when he does speak out, you feel like it’s a little more meaningful. Despite the polarizing view many have among Buckeye Nation, he is still well respected in the college football community.

And now, Herbstreit has spoken out about Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC and what it might mean for college football. And based on his comments, it appears as though Herbie isn’t exactly excited about the landscape of college football changing again.

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