=== News Summaries from The Sports Network - Saturday, August 23 ===
=== Oakland RB Sheets out for year ===
Alameda, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former CFL standout Kory Sheets will miss
the 2014 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in Friday's game
against Green Bay.
Sheets was competing for a backup running back and kick returner position on
the Raiders, but on his Twitter account he stated: "A dream deferred....out
for the year."
The 29-year-old signed a contract with Oakland in the offseason after a
successful two-year run with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian
Football League. He set a Grey Cup-record with 197 yards and added two
touchdowns en route to earning MVP honors in last November's CFL title game.
He finished second in the league with 1,598 rushing yards during the regular
season while recording 37 catches for 264 yards.
Sheets signed with the Roughriders in 2012 and racked up 1,277 rushing yards
while scoring 13 touchdowns (11 rushing, 2 receiving) that season. He added
517 yards on 49 receptions.
The Purdue product played two games for Miami in 2009 and spent the entire
2010 campaign on the Dolphins' injured reserve list after a right Achilles
injury. He was waived by Miami the following year.
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