Eager signs with Oilers, Mayers to Chicago


Eager signs with Oilers, Mayers to Chicago

CSNBayArea.com staff

Physical Sharks forward Ben Eager has has agreed to a three-year contract worth 3.3 million with the Edmonton Oilers in a deal first reported by a Canadian television network.

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Scott Reiss confirmed the news Friday morning.

Additionally, it was confirmed that Sharks fourth-line forward Jamal Mayers has signed with Chicago. He signed a one-year deal. He had three goals and 11 assists in 78 games with San Jose in 2011-11.

Eager scored seven goals and recorded 17 points last season. The Sharks traded for him in January, sending Atlanta a fifth-round draft pick. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder appeared in 10 postseason games for the Sharks.

In 323 NHL games Eager has compiled 34 goals, 69 points and 741 penalty minutes.

He may well be remembered by Sharks fans for a disastrous Western Conference Final Game 2, when he spent a total of 20 minutes in the penalty box.

Most notably, his hit from behind on Daniel Sedin, for which he received a two-minute boarding penalty, seemed to spark the Canucks.

He also appeared to taunt Vancouver goalie Robert Luongo after scoring a meaningless goal late in San Jose's 7-3 defeat.

Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in trade talks for Kyrie Irving


Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in trade talks for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving to the Celtics?

Boston and Cleveland are engaged in active trade discussions, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

Kyrie requested a trade back in early July.

He has two more years on his contract -- $18,868,625 next season and $20,099,188 in 2018-19 -- with a $21,329,750 player option in 2019-20.

Thomas will make about $6.26 million next year and will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

The Celtics were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season, and the Cavs were the No. 2 seed.

Cleveland dispatched Boston in five games in the East Finals.

Thomas was sidelined for Games 3, 4 and 5 because of a hip injury.

The two teams face off on Opening Night on Oct. 17...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Former No. 3 overall pick works out for 49ers


Report: Former No. 3 overall pick works out for 49ers

The 49ers appear to have plenty of depth along their front seven, but the team brought in three defensive linemen for workouts on Tuesday, according to a source.

One of those players is reportedly Tyson Jackson, the No. 3 overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. The identities of the other two players were not immediately known.

Jackson has been without a team since the Falcons released him in March with two years and $8.5 million remaining on his contract. His workout with the 49ers was reported by the NFL Network. He also worked out recently with the Los Angeles Rams.

Jackson, 31, spent his first five season in Kansas City before playing three years with the Falcons. He appeared in all 16 games last season, starting seven times, and recorded 13 tackles and no sacks.

The 49ers have an abundance of defensive linemen, or players capable of rushing the passer from a position along the defensive line, such as DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Solomon Thomas, Earl Mitchell, Elvis Dumervil, Aaron Lynch, Chris Jones, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Ronald Blair and D.J. Jones.