The Redskins have suffered a number of injuries this season, but Thompson’s could arguably be the biggest because of his productivity and the fact that he’ll be difficult to replace. Marshall offers quickness and played some receiver in college, but Thompson’s ability to pass protect has made him invaluable.
After joining fellow owners in May in unanimously authorizing the compensation committee to work on a contract extension with Goodell, Jones last month at owners meetings in New York called Goodell’s proposed new contract “the most one-sided deal ever,” according to OTL, which noted that Goodell has earned more than $200 million since he was elected commissioner in August 2006.
Lockhart on Thursday said he expects Goodell’s contract extension to be wrapped up soon but couldn’t give an exact timeline.
James needed stitches in the third quarter to close a gash above his lip that drew blood. He punched back at the Nets in the fourth and finished with 33 points.
With the Cavs up 100-99, James began his one-man show with a pair of free throws. He dropped in a couple left-handed shots and then drained two 3-pointers — the last a step-back with 55 seconds left to give Cleveland a 118-107 lead.
James’ solo performance enabled the Cavs to avenge a 112-107 loss in Brooklyn last month.
“There was more structure in our game at the beginning of the season,” Lewis said. “We have to go home and regroup.”