Geno Smith is still on the NFL’s free agent market, as most expected. While the 26-year-old is still young and has time to develop, he hasn’t shown a lot in his four years as a player that would insipire confidence from most teams.
There are a few teams, however, that have expressed some interest in Smith. Ian Rapoport said Tuesday morning on NFL Network that Smith had a meeting with the Giants over the weekend that went “extremely well.” In addition, Rapoport said Smith has drawn interest from the Chargers and Browns.
Price has had similar issues in spring training in the past, but Farrell told reporters Wednesday the current problem is of “greater intensity.”
Price has been a workhorse since 2010 with the Rays. The 31-year-old shouldered the load for an injury-wracked Red Sox rotation last season, leading the majors with 35 starts and 230 innings. But his 3.99 ERA was his worst since his rookie season with Tampa Bay in 2009, and he surrendered a career-high 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Injury issues are out of the norm for Price, who at most missed about six weeks Cheap Giants Jerseys in the middle of the 2013 season with a strained triceps. Otherwise he’s been dependable, one of the many reasons Boston gave him a seven-year, $217 million contract.
Price won’t have to carry as many innings with Chris Sale now in the fold, but elbow injuries don’t go away overnight. Expect the Red Sox to take their time with the health of their prize investment.