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Former Cardinals first-round pick running back Beanie Wells has been released by the Cardinals.
Wells was due a roster bonus of $ 1.3 this spring and scheduled to make $ 1.157 million in salary.
A first-round pick in 2009, Wells never lived up to expectations. Over four years, he played in 51 games (23 starts) and gained 2,471 yards and scored 24 touchdowns.
He was hampered by injuries for much of those four seasons, starting with a high ankle sprain suffered in his first training camp practice as a rookie.
Wells played in eight games last season, including seven starts. Former coach Ken Whisenhunt didn’t play Wells in the season finale, which came days after Wells questioned his future with the organization.
Cardinals officials were not available for comment. Via twitter, Wells wrote “the best has yet to come?”
The Arizona Cardinals have released running back Beanie Wells on Monday, the 2009 first-round pick out of Ohio State announced on Twitter.
“Just been informed that I’ll be released today. Would like to thank the Cardinals organization for give me a chance to live out my Dreams”, Wells wrote on Twitter.
Wells has struggled with injuries throughout his four seasons with the Cardinals, carrying the ball 625 times for 2,471 yards with 24 touchdowns in 51 games. Wells appeared to be on the path towards living up to his first-round draft status in 2011, rushing for 1,047 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Wells suffered a toe injury that landed him on the “Injured Reserve-Designated to Return” list during the 2012 season. In eight games in 2012, Wells ran for 234 yards and five touchdowns, averaging a career-low 2.7 yards per carry.
The 24-year-old Wells was entering the fifth and final season of his $ 9.6 million rookie contract and was scheduled to earn $ 1,407,500 in base salary with a $ 50,000 workout bonus this season. Releasing Wells saves $ 1.4575 million in cap space this season for the Cardinals, who will now see 2011 second-round pick Ryan Williams ascend to the top of the depth chart.
All indications are running back Reggie Bush will not be back with the Fins in 2013.
A source very close to Bush told Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, said three teams have been talking to Bush’s agent Joel Segal and that money involved in those talks is significant.
The source would provide no details of the money or name the teams but it is clear the interest in Bush isn’t just making-a-call variety.
The source is saying the Dolphins are not one of those teams.
Indeed, the source is saying Bush categorically will not be back in Miami. Segal has not been available for comment.
When we put our mitts on the official BlackBerry Q10 design in January, it carried a “glass weave” back that was meant to convey a premium feel, not to mention give Bold 9900 series owners a sense of continuity. The crew at Genk have snagged a pre-production example that teases what could have been. Their black device has the same grippy, rubberized back as the Z10, suggesting that BlackBerry was at least experimenting with using the same extra-practical (if less refined) material up until the unveiling. What else do we learn? While we wouldn’t want to judge the user experience from a prototype, the look reminds us that there should be a 2,100mAh battery inside — a big boost over the Z10′s 1,800mAh pack, especially when there’s a smaller screen involved. If only we didn’t have to wait until later in spring to try the finished product.
Source: Genk (translated)
A look back at all the Madden football video games through the years.
MetroPCS has moved the date of its shareholders meeting back to April 12th. The special meeting will allow MetroPCS stockholders to vote for the pending T-Mobile merger. Following the meeting and the votes, MetroPCS believes that its merger with T-Mobile will be completed shortly after. MetroPCS encourages all of its shareholders to vote in favor of the proposal using their GREEN proxy card.
The MetroPCS/T-Mobile merger has been negatively perceived by many of MetroPCS’s shareholders. They believe that the merger will only land them more in debt, and that there isn’t enough value in it for MetroPCS. P. Schoenfeld Asset Management, an investment adviser that owns 2% of MetroPCS’s shares, believes that the company should stay a stand-alone company and wait for a better offer to arrive.
Paulson & Co., MetroPCS’s biggest shareholder with 8.7% of the company’s shares, stated that it’s going to withhold its vote until it sees the final proxy statement, which will be submitted by MetroPCS at the meeting. Paulson & Co. also echoes the concerns of P. Schoenfeld Asset Management, and says that the merger would result in too high of a debt for MetroPCS, and that the company should explore alternative options.
T-Mobile is gunning for this merger with MetroPCS because doing so will help it expand its 4G LTE network. This would also make them the best, cost-friendly service providers in America, with both companies offering unlimited 4G data, and T-Mobile soon to be offering contract-less service plans like MetroPCS. The two companies will continue to operate as separate entities, but they will combine to make a fierce, value-oriented competitor to the other 3 major carriers.
MetroPCS moves back shareholders meeting to April 12th is written by Brian Sin & originally posted on SlashGear.
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When HTC dissolved Dashwire’s original service just months after acquisition, many wrote off the smaller company; it all but disappeared from the limelight, even with its early cloud sync service still in action. Rather than relegate Dashwire to the oblivion traditionally associated with takeovers, though, HTC is staging a comeback. It’s relaunching Dashwire to help carriers get customers up and running on a new smartphone, including contacts and a customized look. Details are short, but the revived service won’t be HTC-exclusive: Dashwire will support “leading” Android device makers. While the company’s return to form will depend on successful sales pitches at Mobile World Congress, it at least stands a chance of being more than just a footnote.
Apple has finally restocked its supply of iPad Minis in its online store. The device is listed as “in stock” in many countries including the United States, Canada, and many others. Customers in Europe are still being waitlisted, with the Apple’s website telling them that there is still a 1-3 day wait time. Due to supply constraints, Apple was only able to ship out 60% of its 10 million iPad Mini orders in Q4 2012.
The supply constraints were due to a conflict with the production of panels used in the iPad Mini. Not only that, the production company that provided the backlight module for the iPad Mini also reported that it had shortages. With these shortages, Apple wasn’t able to meet its shipment estimate in Q4 2012, and the effect had carried on over to 2013.
It’s better late than never for Apple to get its shipments of iPad Minis in order. Hey, at least it wasn’t as bad as the whole Nexus 4 debacle between LG and Google. The iPad Mini features a 7.9-inch 1024 x 768 resolution IPS LCD display, 1GHz dual-core A5 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 5MP rear-facing camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera, and iOS 6. It’s not the best tablet around, but it should please many Apple product lovers who want prefer smaller tablets.
With the iPad Mini, you’ll have access to the 300,000 apps that are optimized for the iPad. It’s also been speculated that Apple may have an announcement in the coming months that should be centered around the upcoming iPads. If you’re willing to wait a little while longer before getting your iPad, it’s something worth checking out.
Look, far be it for any of us to cast aspersions on Jacoby Jones. The man scored two of the most amazing touchdowns in Super Bowl history within just a few minutes of each other: the 56-yard double-juke of two 49ers defenders and the 108-yard runback to start the second half. So the man, who has a solid claim to the MVP over Joe Flacco, can do whatever the heck he wants to celebrate his victory.
Well, he did, and he did this:
Yeah, that’s … well, that’s a Raven, I guess, and the Lombardi Trophy, and what appears to be the Superdome through heavy fog or something. It’s accurate, yes, but, well, not exactly in the same league as Colin Kaepernick’s body art.
Still, it’s Jacoby’s back, and he can do what he wants, right? At least the tattoo has the correct number on the Super Bowl. There’s that.
[Via Black Sports Online]