49ers cornerback Richard Sherman‘s recovery from last year’s torn Achilles has taken a step forward.
Sherman told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he jogged on a field for the first time since his injury on Wednesday after previously being limited to working on a treadmill. Sherman said his Achilles “felt great” after the new work and that he anticipates being fully ready to go when training camp starts this summer.
“Larry knows his job,” said Clarkson. “He’s going to screen, he’s going to roll, he’s going to get rebounds and he’s going to defend. I think his time is coming in this series.”
Nance came into the postseason as the Cavs’ backup center behind Kevin Love. Needing more toughness and experience in the lineup, Lue made Tristan Thompson the starting 5, shifting Love to the 4 and cutting Nance’s playing time.
But Boston’s size has since given the 6-foot-9, 230-pound Nance a second look.
The key takeaways are: 1. The kicking team must line up within one yard of the line where the ball is kicked (typically the 35-yard line), and must have five players on each side of the kicker. That changes the rule that allowed players to line up five yards behind the spot where the ball is kicked to get a running start. Now the kicker will be able to get a running start, but everyone else will get one step at best.
At least eight of the 11 players on the receiving team must line up within 15 yards of their restraining line, which would typically mean between the kicking team’s 45-yard line and the receiving team’s 40-yard line.
3. At least two players must be lined up outside the numbers, and two players between the numbers and the hashmark. 4. Until the ball is touched or hits the ground, players on the receiving team can’t cross the restraining line (typically the 45), or initiate a block within 15 yards of the line where the ball is kicked. 5. Wedge blocks will be eliminated. Past rule changes have limited wedge blocks to two players, but now even the two-man wedge will be banned.