Giants punter 'Scottish Hammer' Gillan pays tribute to HBCU
New York Giants punter Jamie Gillan — whose nickname is the “Scottish Hammer” — took an unusual route to the NFL. Before he celebrates a homecoming when the Giants face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in London, he wanted to pay tribute to his alma mater, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. It's a historically Black university — an HBCU — and Gillan had no idea what that meant when he accepted its scholarship offer.news.yahoo.com
Oh, snap: Browns punter Gillan 'devastated' by fumble in KC
Browns punter Jamie Gillan spent the summer catching footballs fired at him from a machine during practice. Gillan failed to catch a snap in the fourth quarter of the opener at Kansas City, and then made matters worse when he tried to run for a first down and was tackled, sending the Browns to a 33-29 loss to the Chiefs. Browns special teams coordinator Mike Priefer was at a loss to explain what happened.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Bills send their rookies home
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Buffalo Bills became the NFLs first team to send their rookies home and hold training camp remotely after two more players tested positive for COVID-19. Defensive backs Siran Neal and Dane Jackson both tested positive Thursday, upping the teams total to five since rookies reported on July 21. The Bills did not provide a timeline as to how long rookies would continue working remotely. Gillan is the third player placed on the list, joining running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt. ___The Phillies have received the results of Wednesdays testing, and while no players tested positive for COVID-19 two staff members did test positive.