New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri is going to be sidelined up to six weeks with a broken right foot.
“I thought Kam was going to be a linebacker,” said former Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan, who was a Seahawks personnel evaluator from 2000 to 2004 and 2010 to 2013. “He was that big, but Johnny [Schneider] and Pete saw it.
Sherman was a former receiver under Jim Harbaugh at Stanford who became one of the great draft steals in the fifth round a year after Thomas and Chancellor came to Seattle. Carroll, familiar with Sherman from their shared time in the old Pac-10 Conference, called Sherman “unique and special” on draft day. He reiterated the team’s commitment to selecting players with unusual traits, especially length. (K.J. Wright was another example that year.)
Three of the players are part of the Toronto system. Right-hander Juan Jimenez and left-hander Naswell Paulino were each suspended for 72 games, and righty Jol Concepcion was banned for 60 games. Jimenez, Paulino and Concepcion tested for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance.
Jimenez and Paulino are on the roster of the rookie-level Dominican Summer League Blue Jays, and Concepcion is on the roster of the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays.
Kansas City minor leaguer Travis Eckert and free-agent lefty Kevin Duchene each tested positive for a drug of abuse. Eckert was suspended for 50 games following a second positive test, and Duchene received a 100-game penalty following a third positive test.
Eckert is on the roster for Class A Lexington of the South Atlantic League.
There have been 79 suspensions under the minor league drug program this year and five under the major league program.