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LOOK: Giants RB Saquon Barkley Draws Barry Sanders Comparison From Dez Bryant

Free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant took some time away from tweeting about his former team, and instead heaped praise on one of the NFL’s newest stars. During an impressive first half from New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in Week 6, Bryant took to Twitter to show some love.
And the longtime Dallas Cowboys pass-catcher did so by comparing Barkley to legendary NFL running back Barry Sanders.

whenever somebody do comparisons it’s way off.. the Barkley sanders comparison its 100% legit
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 12, 2018

The Barkley-Sanders comparison has certainly been tossed out before, but most are quick to pump the brakes on it. Apparently, Bryant isn’t one of those people. While Barkley has looked exceptional in the Thursday Night Football matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, the same can’t be said about the rest of the team.
At halftime, the Giants trailed 24-6 and Barkley was one of the lone bright spots. He’s totaled 71 rushing yards on nine carries while catching four passes for 78 yards.

Barkley’s Impressive Rookie Season Thus Far
Whenever you pick a running back in the top-five of the NFL draft, there’s plenty of risk involved. The transition from college to playing at the NFL level is incredibly tough for the position. Fortunately, Barkley’s ability to do it all has helped ease the growing pains.
Through the first five games (slightly more now), the Giants rookie has managed to dominate as a pass-catcher whenever he’s unable to get the ground game going. He’s also scored five touchdowns through those first five games as well. It seems Barkley’s transition is going smoothly to this point, aside from his team’s struggles.
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LOOK: Timberwolves G Jeff Teague Calls Out Shams Charania on Twitter

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague has no time for fake news, and he made that known on Thursday. After The Athletic’s Shams Charania broke the news Minnesota held a players-only meeting, Teague took to Twitter to shut that rumor down.

@ShamsCharania it wasn’t no players meeting you just made that up bro y’all gotta relax with this fake news
— Jeff Teague (@Teague0) October 11, 2018

Here’s a look at Charania’s original report on the topic, which points to Jimmy Butler calling the players-only meeting.

Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler called a players-only meeting today, airing his feelings toward situation and management, per league sources. Butler expressed to players he would compete with them, as signs pointing to him staying with the franchise into the regular season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2018

It’s certainly interesting, and it’s also not the first time (in the past two days) we’ve seen Teague seemingly throw some shade on social media. After the news Wednesday of a blowup from Butler at Timberwolves practice, Teague posted a cryptic message on Instagram, which he later deleted.
Fortunately, Rob Perez of The Action Network posted the following screenshot of it:

Latest Rumblings on Jimmy Butler’s Status
It seems the reason for the meeting (whether it was players-only or not) did indeed have to do with Butler addressing playing with the team. The Timberwolves have been unable (or unwilling) to get a deal done, even when one is reportedly close to the finish line.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski detailed the drama at Minnesota’s practice Wednesday, in which Butler “boldly challenging teammates, coaches and front office executives.” Wojnarowski also revealed the All-Star guard told Timberwolves general manager Scott Layden “You f—ing need me, Scott. You can’t win without me.”
To make matters worse, it seems the Timberwolves were nearing a deal which would have sent Butler to the Miami Heat before things fell apart. As Wojnarowski revealed, this happened due to the team asking for more than the originally agreed-upon trade late in the process.
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