Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez has been out since week one, when he sustained a non-contact knee sprain. Gonzalez had reportedly had a minor clean-up procedure weeks into his rehab, which set him back and made his return before Week 12 unlikely.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Friday, December 11, 2009
The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson could very well be spending his final season in San Diego.
It took Tomlinson and the Bolts half of the off-season to figure out a new contract that would bring him back to San Diego, but it appears the two sides may part ways, after all. Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tags: chargers tomlinson, drew brees, LaDainian Tomlinson, LaDainian Tomlinson done, LT, LT slowing down, New Orleans Saints, san diego chargers, san diego union-tribune, tomlinson done as a charger, tomlinson slowing down, tomlinson to retire, tomlinson's last season
Indianapolis Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Thursday, and appears unlikely to return to the field anytime soon.
The surgery was conducted to clean up the inside of his knee, and to remove loose particles. Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Tags: anthony gonzalez, anthony gonzalez injury, anthony gonzalez return, anthony gonzalez surgery, austin collie, colts injuries, colts receiver, Fantasy Football, fantasy player news, indianapolis colts, Pierre Garcon
He got his deal. He’s learning the offense. And now it’s time for him to shine.
Well, that’s the general idea, anyways. Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
There is a lot of speculation surrounding several bottom-of-the-barrel teams, and for good reason.
The Buffalo Bills are reportedly at least discussing trading Terrell Owens, their one-year free agent splash, while the Browns have had to fight-off rumors about parting ways with former franchise quarterback Brady Quinn, and star return man, Josh Cribbs.
There are nine teams that currently only have one win in 2009, or are still searching for their win. Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Friday, October 16, 2009
Tags: Antonio Bryant, brady quinn, Brodie Croyle, buffalo bills, Carolina Panthers, cleveland browns, Darren McFadden, Josh Cribbs, Josh Johnson, Julius Peppers, kansas city chiefs, Larry Johnson, Lendale White, NFL Rumors, NFL Trade Deadline, oakland raiders, Steven Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, tennessee titans, terrell owens, Trades, trent edwards
No, you read it right. The little 5’8” running back from Chadron State is getting his first real crack at the NFL. That’s right, folks. An active roster spot, actual playing time, and a shot at proving himself with the big boys.
Oh, but this time it will be at receiver.
Woodhead, who impressed in his final pre-season game with over 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns, was signed to the Jets practice squad early in September. Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
These days, the “golden boy” just doesn’t look that golden, anymore.
Last year we saw Brady Quinn’s first go-around as the starter leave the Cleveland faithful with a bittersweet taste in their mouths. They saw what he was capable of in a 239-yard and two touchdown effort against the Denver Broncos.
And then they saw what we’re seeing now.
While much of Quinn’s poor play through the next two games was due to a broken finger, no touchdowns and two interceptions still didn’t sit well with the coach at the time, Romeo Crennel.
Especially when he was trying to keep his job.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Michael Vick to Play For Eagles on Sunday
Don’t get too excited, it won’t be as the quarterback.
Still, the coaching staff is counting on Vick to make plays, projecting him to be involved in somewhere between 10-15 plays.
You can probably even count on more than that. Kevin Kolb is expected to start as it stands, but Vick will likely be deployed in a number of packages.
The problem is, just how effective can he be in his first regular season game in more than two years?
Wes Welker Back at Practice
As inspiring as this is, it still means nothing.
While he did participate in Thursday’s practice, he was limited, opening the door to a possible “target share” with rookie Julian Edelman.
Bill Belichick isn’t foolish. If Welker isn’t 100 percent, he’ll just use him as a decoy and get some production out of Edelman. The rookie clearly has talent, and the Patriots would be doing themselves a disservice to sit him the rest of the way.
Monitor this situation all the way up until their game with the Atlanta Falcons.
Jerry Jones Gives Tony Romo Vote of Confidence
Well, I should sure hope so.
They got rid of Terrell Owens, labeling him as the one and only problem in Dallas. And now the owner raises doubt by saying he’s “backing” Romo after one bad game?
Don’t be like Jones and get too excited. Romo was facing the Giants tough front-four and the Cowboys barely lost the game.
Start Romo with confidence this week in a favorable match-up with the Carolina Panthers.
Saints Running Backs Sharing Reps in Practice
Add Tynell Hamilton to the mix in the Saints backfield.
Who? Well, regardless of not being very well known, Hamilton figures to get some grind with Mike Bell (knee) out this week, and Pierre Thomas being slowly brought back from his own knee injury.
Reggie Bush also factors into the muddled equation, making all three Saints running backs risky starts. And you thought it was difficult to predict their production before.
Chargers Center Nick Hardwick Out Until December
It just keeps getting worse for the San Diego running game.
This doesn’t hurt Daren Sproles’ value that much, as most of his production comes from the passing game and bouncing runs outside.
LaDainian Tomlinson, who is dealing with his own injury, could find it even more difficult to run in the middle when he returns, however.
Hardwick has ankle surgery, and if things continue to work against San Diego, he could end up going on IR.
Jamal Lewis Misses Wednesday’s Practice
Lewis is dealing with a bad hamstring, as well as a horrid performance against the Broncos, rushing for just 38 yards on 14 carries.
If he’s out this week, a suddenly-healthy James David could split carries with Jerome Harrison, making both Cleveland back-ups interesting plays.
Well, they would be, if they weren’t facing the Baltimore Ravens.
Marion Barber Practicing, Wants to Play Monday Night
While this isn’t exactly earth-shattering news, it’s worth noting.
Knock Felix Jones’ value down a bit with Barber practicing, although a hindered Barber ensures at least a few more touches for Jones and Barber’s other back-up, Tashard Choice.
The way the Carolina Panthers rush defense is going, all three backs could field solid numbers on Monday night.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tags: Brian Belichick, cleveland browns, dallas cowboys, Darren Sproles, donovan mcnabb, Fantasy Football, Felix Jones, Jamal Lewis, James Davis, Jerry Jones, Julian Edelman, Kevin Kolb, LaDainian Tomlinson, Marion Barber, michael vick, Mike Bell, Monday Night Football, new england patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL Injuries, Nick Hardwick, philadelphia eagles, Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, san diego chargers, Tashard Choice, tony romo, Tynell Hamilton, Wes Welker
Reports have T-Jax bringing back Minnesota nothing more than a mid-round pick in next year’s draft, and with little-to-no leverage, they’ll be lucky if they get that.
Jackson is still a young, athletic passer with a good amount of potential, but there doesn’t appear to be a clear front-runner for his services in 2009.
Just know that he won’t be wearing purple.
Tennessee Titans Work-out Receiver Matt Jones
The ex-Jaguar is getting his first official look from an NFL club, even after a humbling interview on ESPN about a month ago.
Jones still has outstanding size and speed, and even though he knows nothing of Tennessee’s offense, he could still emerge as their top receiver if signed.
As it stands, he’d probably step in behind Justin Gauge and Kenny Britt, while surpassing the injured Nate Washington.
The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys, both in need of an impact receiver, are reportedly keeping a close watch on the situation.
No Progress in Brandon Marshall Trade Talks
The heat is on Josh McDanies and the Broncos, as they have heard plenty of interest from the New York Jets, but still have a hefty asking price on the table.
The reported offer has been Marshall for a New York first round pick, along with veteran linebacker, David Harris.
If Denver doesn’t budge on either Harris or the pick, the reportedly won’t happen.
Bengals’ Carson Palmer Expected to be Ready for Opener
Isn’t this the same news we got all of last season?
Palmer was apparently at full health heading into pre-season, but then arm questions again emerged.
This time the concern is over his ankle, but with soid practices lately, head coach Marvin Lewis is holding him out of the final pre-season game, merely as a precaution.
Brett Favre to Sit for Minnesota’s Final Pre-season Game
This isn’t news, but since it’s Favre, it still makes headlines.
Add the arm surgery, his age, and the reported cracked rib all together, and you’ve got a concerned Brad Childress.
Besides, they may want to give Tarvaris Jackson the full stage as they try to up his value in the wake of trade rumors.
Favre will be more than ready to go for the season opener at Cleveland.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009
Categories: Breaking News/Transactions
Tags: Adam Schefter, Brad Childress, Brandon Marshall, brett favre, carson palmer, cincinnati bengals, denver broncos, ESPN, Injury Updates, Jeff Jagodzinski, matt jones, michael vick, Minnesota Vikings, new york jets, NFL News, philadelphia eagles, Roger Goodell, Sage Rosenfels, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tarvaris Jackson, tennessee titans
(Brandon Marshall is praying for a way out of Denver.)
Well, sort of.
The Broncos’ initial asking price was said to be a first round draft pick (at the minimum), and considering their apparent distaste with their defensive depth (especially at linebacker), they are interested in acquiring defensive help.
Unfortunately for the Jets, that “help” is turning out to be quality linebacker, David Harris.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Broncos appear to be willing to make the swap, but only if Rex Ryan and the Jets defense can handle losing one of their best defenders.
While the Broncos are not content with Andra’ Davis on the inside, the Jets are fairly thin at the position themselves, as second-year man Vernon Gholston is being thrust into the line-up while Calvin Pace serves a suspension to start the season.
Still, talks remain on-going, even despite “tampering” rumors that surfaced within the past 24 hours.
Brandon Marshall has done his best to follow former Denver quarterback Jay Cutler out of town, citing contractual issues, a downgrade at quarterback, as well as a sketchy rehab situation with Denver’s personal trainers and doctors.
Denver’s new head coach, Josh McDaniels, actually made a horrible situation with Cutler into a victory, by addressing defense and adding a stud running back (Knowshon Moreno), as well as a supposedly capable starting quarterback (Kyle Orton) through the trade, as well as through the NFL Draft.
Still, losing Brandon Marshall, regardless of the picks or players obtained in return, could send McDaniels and his staff into a downward spiral; one that could only be stopped by a successful season.
The Jets, on the other hand, have an aggressive scheme that could make-up for the loss of Harris (potentially), while landing Brandon Marshall would give them a truly elite number one receiver for the first time since Santana Moss or Keyshawn Johnson.
ESPN broke the report, stating that the talks are still hot, while also noting that if Denver’s asking price continues to be both Harris and the first round draft pick, the deal could be dead.