The Lions open their rookie minicamp on Friday and their second-round pick will head into it with a newly signed contract.
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Of course, none of that happens without first graduating from Gwinnett. Something that seemed like a mere formality when he got sent down in March, Acuna’s ascension to Atlanta — which becomes official Wednesday and could result in him debuting against the Reds as early as Wednesday night — has become a subject of debate recently thanks to his early struggles with the Stripers.
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You don’t want to call him up just to call him up, says one scout who watched Acuna extensively in April. Then you’re just setting the kid up for failure at [a] big league level, especially if he’s been slumping down here. Says another scout of Acuna’s demotion and subsequent slump: So much of this game is between the ears. Something like that can f— with your head. Of course, the same could be said for a bumpy patch in the big leagues.
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The Raiders waived North Carolina running back Elijah Hood, Northwestern Oklahoma State defensive lineman Joby Saint Fleur and Temple fullback Nick Sharga in corresponding moves.
Hood, a seventh-round pick in 2017, played one game last season.
Matheny: Oh, yeah. With all of our guys. No matter what age they come up, a lot of the attention can be a blessing and a curse all at the same time. But he’s got as many people that I’ve ever seen around a young player. When you bring in a 21-year-old guy, our antenna is up as far as the challenges that come with any player at this level, much less those so young. You just try to keep putting him into positions to succeed on the field — and off.