A man who recently had a robbery- under-arms charge dismissed is now in hot water again, after he was on Monday afternoon caught by Police at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts attempting to smuggle cigarettes and vodka into the Police lockups.Leon Smart, who was visiting a relative at the lockups, was caught with the items — two packs of cigarettes and vodka — hidden in a soda bottle in a black plastic bag.He was quickly handcuffed and escorted to the Brickdam Police Station, and is expected to be charged shortly.In November last, Smart was implicated in an armed robbery along with Kelvin Emper and Nzumi Scipio. However, Emper confessed to the crime, and told City Magistrate Judy Latchman that the other two accused had nothing to do with the crime.As such, Smart had that matter dismissed against him, while Emper was sentenced to 50 months in prison.
Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky – 6-3, 332 lbsMaybe my favorite prospect in the draft, someone I have been coveting to see in Cardinal red since October, Warford didn’t look like an explosive, powerful guard, but more that of a lumbering buffalo.Warford showed a combination of power and short area quickness that is rare for a man of his size and girth on film, but at the combine he put up a modest 28 reps on the bench, and was SLOOOOOOOW in individual drills.I have stayed awake many a night dreaming of a scenario that has Joeckel and Warford lined up on the left side of the Cardinals offensive line for the next decade, so take this “disappointment” from them with that knowledge.Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M – 6-4, 250 lbsAnother Aggie makes the list, but this one I expected… almost.I knew just by watching film that Moore wasn’t an explosive, up-the-field athlete that jarred defenders with power and then finessed his way to the quarterback.That being said, even I expected to see some better numbers coming from one of the better sack men in college football.His 40 time of 4.87 seconds was similar to that of Terrell Suggs in 2003, but he put up seven less reps on the bench than the former Sun Devil standout, only notching 12 reps of 225 pounds. Here are the five prospects that “disappointed” me at the NFL Combine.Luke Joeckel, LT, Texas A&M – 6-6, 306 lbsIt’s not that Joeckel necessarily disappointed, but it more looked like a guy that wasn’t as interested in being at the combine as I would have wanted him to be.Joeckel ran a slower than normal 40 for an elite left tackle prospect, and he is elite, and was pedestrian in the explosion drills.He made up for it a little bit with an excellent three cone time, but outside of that, he didn’t show the elite athleticism that shows up week in and week out on film.That’s why the combine can be a tricky situation. There are sites, multiple sites in fact, that are already knocking Joeckel down not only from the top overall prospect, but from the top left tackle prospect because of his not-so-impressive combine performance.To put it in a better light, Joeckel’s overall performance was similar to that of Brandon Mosley, the fourth round pick of the Giants in 2012, and not that of recent top flight left tackles like Matt Kalil, Russell Okung and others.That’s why it is important to take the combine with a grain of salt, but also to go back and see if the lack of explosion and lateral movement shows on the film. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments Share Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah – 6-3, 311 lbsCan not working out really hurt you that much? Just ask Mr. Lotulelei about that. The only reason Lotulelei makes this list is because I don’t have any idea what his future holds now.He was a contender to be the first overall pick if and when his heart ailment checks out, but until that time, I can’t list him as anything but a guy that I would let go by, and I would not have said that pre-combine.It probably wasn’t fair to have Lotulelei on my list, but the reality is he may fall down to the teens if there are still questions about his heart condition.Even after all this talk of combine disappointment, I would still love to see any combination of four guys — Joeckel and Warford or Lotulelei and Menelik — end up in Cardinal red come draft day. Earlier this week I hit on five performances at the combine that impressed me — of course those weren’t the only good performances — they just were the prospects I was watching with interest for the Arizona Cardinals.That means there has to be another side to the coin: who were the prospects that I was watching that may have disappointed? Disappointed may not be the right word though, it is more like, what five prospects left me with questions still unanswered? Moore is an interesting case where expectation meets reality, and then people start moving him down their boards. I never saw Moore as an elite-level pass rusher but more as a consistent effort-type that will be in the league for a decade plus and get you 6-8 sacks a year.Maybe Moore can prove me wrong like Suggs has done to so many critics.Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State – 6-5, 310 lbsWhile many believed Watson would blow up the combine, myself included, he came in and looked like just another guy.Built like an NFL tackle, Menelik preceded not show the raw athleticism that everyone expected, and instead left team officials scratching their heads.Guys like Ziggy Ansah, Barkevious Mingo, Lane Johnson and Terron Armstead can show that untapped athleticism that goes with their rough around the edges tape. But when Watson doesn’t blow anyone away in any drill (he literally ended up middle of the pack in every drill) it makes you wonder if he’s worth a risk early.There was a growing buzz that Watson could end up as high as the 20th pick to the Chicago Bears, and he was definitely a guy that I had been going back to get film on as a potential second round tackle option. But does the combination of inexperienced technique on film and average athleticism make you salivate? Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact read more
Pugh has played both left guard and right tackle in his time with the Giants. Health, and not his overall performance, has been the biggest question mark associated with Pugh.He ended the 2017 season on injured reserve with a back injury and has missed 13 games over the last two seasons.Originally drafted by the Giants No. 19 overall in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Pugh started at right tackle in his first two seasons. He would go on to play left guard in 2015, receiving high grades from Pro Football Focus in both 2015 and 2016 for his play at the position.At guard, the Cardinals had Mike Iupati, Evan Boehm, Earl Watford, Will Holden and Alex Boone start at one of the two spots in 2017. Boone and Watford were both in-season additions and are both unrestricted free agents, while Iupati agreed to take a pay cut, dropping his base salary from $7.75 to $5 million guaranteed. 8 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals have a need to improve its offensive line, and they are reportedly bringing in one of the bigger names on the offensive line free agent market for a visit.Per the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, New York Giants free agent offensive lineman Justin Pugh visited with the Cardinals on Thursday.UPDATE: March 16, 2018After meeting with the team, Pugh is reportedly weighing an offer from the Cardinals, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Indianapolis Colts are trying to fly out the lineman for a Friday visit. FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, New York Giants guard Justin Pugh (67) gets set at the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboy in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact read more