In other Braves TV news, Paul Byrd has made his season debut as a game analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Chip Caray on the team's current road trip. Byrd filled in for Jeff Francoeur during the weekend series at San Diego and will continue to do so through the series at Milwaukee. Byrd also will join Caray in the booth for two series later this month: July 26-28 at Philadelphia and July 29-31 at Washington.
TODAY’S LEADOFF LINKS
> SEC Media Days, the league's annual preview of football season, will return to downtown Atlanta next year. The much-hyped four-day event will be held at the College Football Hall of Fame in July 2020 for the second time in three years. See story here.
> Meanwhile, this year's SEC Media Days opened Monday in Hoover, Ala. Mark Bradley wrote about quarterback Kelly Bryant, who is gone from Clemson and in limbo at Missouri. Read the column here.
> The Falcons reached agreement with defensive tackle Grady Jarrett on a four-year $68 million contract just before a 4 p.m. deadline Monday. See D. Orlando Ledbetter's report here.