Lasco, a 6 foot 1 inch, 205 pound running back out of California, was the Saints’ seventh round selection (237th overall). The Woodlands, Texas native played in 41 career games with 15 starts for California and finished with 2,395 career all purpose yards, including 1,872 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground to rank tenth on the school’s all time list. Lasco was voted as a team captain for the second straight year and rushed for 331 yards and three touchdowns on 65 carries in nine games with three starts as he missed four games with several injuries.

Detroit Lions: Head coach Jim Caldwell’s future is still up in the air as Lions ownership says the organization’s next general manager will ultimately decide his fate. Caldwell is 18 14 in two seasons in Detroit and boasts a late season surge, in which the Lions won six of their final eight games to finish with a 7 9 record. That strong second half might just buy Caldwell another season..

“Heather Hannah was chief of staff to former First Lady Dianne Bentley. She was, according to the report released Friday by lawyers for the House impeachment committee, the person who helped Mrs. Bentley create the damning and disturbing recordings of the governor’s lovey dovey phone conversations with his aide Rebekah Caldwell Mason..

Prosecutors say Hernandez tried to silence Bradley by shooting him in the face in 2013 because he was worried Bradley might implicate him. Bradley survived but lost his right eye.But Baez countered in his opening statements that police did almost nothing to investigate the killings of de Abreu and Furtado until they zeroed in on Hernandez, whom they saw as a “notch in their belt.”Earlier Wednesday, a juror in Hernandez’s case was dismissed after a police officer scheduled to testify told the court they had once coached a football team together.Hernandez’s lawyers were allowed to use a peremptory challenge to dismiss the juror. The case is now being heard by 15 people 12 regular jurors and three alternates.Hernandez, now 27, grew up in Connecticut and played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012.

I think it s just the playbook, he said of the hardest part of the transition. I think I m athletic enough to play the position. There are a lot of things coming at me right now. I don think it very fundamentally sound, but it definitely works for you. I not going to screw you up but I not going to coach it that way, either. (But) I rather you do it the way you been doing it as long as you can do it effectively.