Four Draft Picks Have Yet To Sign Their Rookie Contracts – Here’s Who

first_imgSam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans scrambles out of the pocket during the second quarter against the UCLA Bruins.LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 18: Sam Darnold #14 of the USC Trojans scrambles out of the pocket during the second quarter against the UCLA Bruins at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The 2018 NFL Draft concluded three months ago. However, four picks from that draft have yet to sign their rookie contracts.The No. 1 overall pick, quarterback Baker Mayfield, signed his contract on Tuesday night. He was quickly followed up by Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen, who signed Wednesday morning.That left four players from the 2018 draft who have not signed.Here are the four, via Field Yates:Sam Darnold, QB – New York JetsDenzel Ward, CB – Cleveland BrownsRoquan Smith, LB – Chicago BearsDante Pettis, WR – San Francisco 49ersAll four are likely to sign this week. Rookies from around the country are entering their rookie training camps this week, while the veterans will report soon after.Dante Pettis reportedly attended 49ers camp today and will likely sign in the near future. A rookie holdout is unlikely, but they have happened in the past.Two years ago, former Ohio State star and current Los Angeles Charger Joey Bosa held out until August. We’ll have to wait and see if any of the 2018 picks enter a holdout. UPDATE: The Browns have now signed Denzel Ward.Browns GM John Dorsey announces team has agreed to terms with DB Denzel Ward. 2018 class all sewed up.— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) July 25, 2018That leaves three players from the 2018 draft unsigned.last_img read more

Hondas quarterly profit jumps 61 per cent on improved sales despite strong

by News Staff Posted Apr 27, 2012 5:18 am MDT Honda’s quarterly profit jumps 61 per cent on improved sales despite strong yen TOKYO – Honda’s January-March profit jumped 61 per cent as the Japanese automaker sold more cars and motorcycles in a turnaround from a disaster-battered 2011. It forecast record global sales of 4.3 million vehicles for this fiscal year.Honda Motor Co., which makes the Accord sedan, Fit subcompact and Asimo robot, reported net profit of 71.5 billion yen ($882.7 million) for the fiscal fourth quarter, up from 44.5 billion yen a year earlier.The results underline a recovery at all Japanese automakers from the sales plunge that hit last year after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disrupted the supply of auto parts from northeastern Japan.Tokyo-based Honda’s quarterly sales improved 8.7 per cent to 2.41 trillion yen ($29.7 billion), mainly because of rising sales in Japan and North America.It achieved record quarterly sales of motorcycles at 3.5 million bikes, up nearly 18 per cent from a year earlier, with demand especially robust in Asia and South America.Demand for its auto models was also strong, including the Odyssey minivan, the remodeled CR-V sport-utility vehicle as well as hybrid models.For the fiscal year ended March 31, Honda’s profit fell 60 per cent to 211.4 billion yen due to the disruptions to production from the tsunami disaster in Japan and last year’s flooding in Thailand where Honda has assembly lines.The automaker has also been hurt by an unfavourable exchange rate. A strong yen erodes the overseas earnings of Japanese exporters such as Honda. The dollar been trading near 80 yen compared with 86 yen the previous year.But Honda is confident of a rebound, forecasting record global vehicle sales and an annual net profit of 470 billion yen — more than double what it earned last fiscal year.It sold 3.1 million vehicles worldwide for the fiscal year ended March 31.The recovery tale is likely to be repeated at other Japanese automakers. Japan’s No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. reports earnings May 9. Nissan Motor Co., the nation’s No. 2 automaker, reports earnings May 11.Not so upbeat were the results at Mazda Motor Corp., whose January-March profit slipped to 5.1 billion yen ($63 million) from 9.9 billion yen a year earlier.For the fiscal year ended March, Mazda’s losses ballooned from 60 billion yen to 107 billion yen ($1.3 billion) as vehicle sales declined across all regions except for North America.Mazda, based in the southwestern city of Hiroshima, plans a return to the black with a 10 billion yen ($123 million) profit for the fiscal year through March 2013.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more