The Texas school superintendent who made a racially charged comment about Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned, a Houston television station reported Saturday.
The Onalaska Independent School District’s Board of Trustees accepted a letter of resignation from Lynn Redden after a meeting Saturday morning, according to ABC 13.
Redden came under fire for a comment posted on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page following the Texans’ Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans. “You can’t count on a black quarterback,” he wrote.
“The OISD does not condone negative comments or actions toward any race,” the school board said in a statement earlier this week. “The District values every individual and therefore the District will take the appropriate measures to address the situation expeditiously and completely.”
–Four days after signing with the Washington Redskins, wide receiver Breshad Perriman has been released.
Washington promoted running back Kapri Bibbs to the 53-man roster in his place. Running back Rob Kelley recently went on injured reserve with an injured toe.
Perriman, 25, was the 26th player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After missing his rookie season due to injury, he made his debut in 2016, appearing in all 16 games and catching 33 passes for 499 yards and three touchdowns.
–Tennessee Titans linebacker Kamalei Correa will not play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars because of a back injury.
Correa, tied for the team lead with two sacks, had been listed as questionable but was downgraded on Saturday. Correa, 24, was acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens in August for a 2019 sixth-round pick.
The Titans also said safety Kendrick Lewis will miss his third straight game with a foot injury. He has not played in a regular season game since 2016 with Baltimore.
–The San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Terence Garvin and promoted defensive back Tyvis Powell to the 53-man roster, the team announced.
Garvin saw action in one game this season for San Francisco. The 27-year-old has played 75 games (four starts) in six NFL seasons, including stints with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2013-15), Washington Redskins (2016) and Seattle Seahawks (2017).
Powell, 24, played in three games for San Francisco last season and has three defensive tackles and two special teams’ stops. He also played in eight games for the Seahawks in 2016.
–Tight end Erik Swoope was promoted to the Indianapolis Colts’ 53-man roster from the practice squad as fellow tight end Jack Doyle is considered week to week with a hip injury.
Swoope, who played basketball at the University of Miami, has been on and off the Colts’ roster since signing as an undrafted rookie in 2014. He was also active for Week 1. He has 16 career receptions in 18 games over five seasons. The Colts waived cornerback Lenzy Pipkins to make room for Swoope on the roster and signed quarterback Phillip Walker to the practice squad.
–Field Level Media