Harvey’s tumultuous run with the Mets appeared to come to end Friday when Sandy Alderson, their general manager, told reporters the team would soon designate Harvey for assignment after Harvey refused a minor-league assignment.
A team could claim Harvey and the rest of his $5.6-million salary for 2018 off waivers or trade for him, but both scenarios seem highly unlikely.
A fourth-round pick in 2015, Petty started seven career games for the Jets over the past two seasons (1-6 record), completing just 53.1 percent of his passes for a total of 1,353 yards with four touchdowns to 10 interceptions.
Steve Wilks had a sign posted for his defensive backs when he coached in Carolina, a sign Josh Norman remembers to this day. Hands, feet, eyes, hips are going to be the key on every play, the current Washington cornerback recalled, whether you make it or not. Wilks is a head coach now, but he got here in large part by the way he guided defensive backs through his career. The draft brought Wilks a quarterback of the future with Josh Rosen, and a veteran to quarterback now in Sam Bradford. The draft also gave him a wide receiver in Christian Kirk to pair with Larry Fitzgerald, and more help on the offensive line with third-round pick Mason Cole.
The truth is, as one Patriots player told me this week and another former player confirmed, there have been issues—both players called them minor—between Brady and Belichick for at least five years. They just haven’t entered the public sphere. Or kept the Patriots from winning their division every year or going to the Super Bowl three of the past four.
The issues Brady and Belichick have are typical for any two people who have had a highly productive relationship but have been around each other as much as they have. The edges are frayed.
Belichick is the opposite. He’s an android. Cold and calculating. This isn’t a bad thing. In many ways, it’s what a coach should be.
But the emotional quarterback and the man with the positronic brain are bound to irritate each other over time.