4 BITS: Bostic, Evans, Hernandez, Calathes, Noah

By Adam Silverstein
October 11, 2013

1 » A pair of season-ending injuries have resulted in big-time opportunities for a couple of former Florida Gators defenders as Chicago Bears linebacker Jon Bostic and Jacksonville Jaguars safety Josh Evans appear to be in line to start the remainder of the season for their respective teams. Bostic, who was expected to push veteran D.J. Williams for playing time and the starting role this season, will replace him on the first string after Williams suffered what head coach Marc Trestman said Friday is likely a torn pectoral muscle. Evans will be stepping into the starting safety job in place of Dwight Lowery, who was placed on injured reserve after suffering a severe concussion. He has already started two games for Jacksonville and should fill the role for the remainder of the season if not indefinitely.

2 » Aaron Hernandez remains in custody and charged with first-degree murder for the death of Odin Lloyd, but investigators have continued to seek separate charges for Hernandez stemming from a July 2012 double murder that has been connected to him and his associates. According to FOX 25 out of Boston, MA, an eyewitness to the 2012 drive-by shooting has fingered Hernandez as one of multiple men that pulled the trigger that night. The man claims to have been sitting in the middle of the back seat of the car that was shot upon. “Things happened so fast. I was just trying to defend myself,” the witness told the station. “They were shooting everywhere inside the car, front to back. They just came to kill. That’s it.” He said he realized one of the shooters was Hernandez after recognizing his face from it being plastered all over television recently. “When I see his face, I just recognize his face,” he said. “Compare his face that night to his face now. It’s that face I remember.”

Check out two more BITS of Florida Gators news…after the break!

3 » 24-year-old rookie point guard Nick Calathes has looked like a true NBA-caliber player through his first two preseason games with the Memphis Grizzlies. In the team’s presesaon opener on Monday, Calathes finished 3-for-6 with nine points to go along with a team-high eight assists and two rebounds. Two days later, he posted 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting with three dimes, five boards and two steals. Calathes is currently coming off the bench as Memphis’s No. 3 point guard as the Grizzlies start two ball-handlers. He signed a two-year deal with Memphis, with a club option for 2014-15, in August after spending four seasons playing overseas.

4 » One of these Chiago Bulls preseason basketball game entrances is not like the others. Guess who? Center Joakim Noah, of course.

One Comment

  1. Michael Jones says:

    Good for Calathes! And Noah is my boy!!

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