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Bears guard Kyle Long was slated to have two surgeries after going on injured reserve last November, but one of those surgeries won’t happen so that Long can concentrate on ankle rehab. Long went on injured reserve as a result of ligament damage in his right ankle and he’s had surgery to...
Posted 5 hours ago by Josh Alper
Running back Chris Johnson got off to a great start in 2015 by running for 814 yards on 196 carries in the Cardinals’ first 11 games, but a leg injury sent him to injured reserve. That opened the door for then-rookie David Johnson to take on a bigger role and it proved to be a… ...
Posted 8 hours ago by Josh Alper
The Dallas Cowboys certainly had some optimism that Jaylon Smith would eventually be able to play for them when they used a second-round draft pick to select him last year. Smith missed his entire rookie season while recovering from a significant knee injury that left him with nerve damage and an un...
Posted 16 hours ago by Curtis Crabtree
Green Bay Packers impending unrestricted free-agent running back Eddie Lacy would like to return to Green Bay, and he said the Packers have indicated to him and his agent that they are interested in a reunion, too. He played in just five games in 2016 due to a left ankle injury he suffered on Oct......
Posted 1 day ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
Running back Eddie Lacy’s 2016 season came to an end after five games due to an ankle injury that required surgery and left him with limited recent results to use in a pitch to prospective suitors in free agency. Lacy averaged 5.1 yards per carry in those five games, but the combination of his...
Posted 1 day ago by Josh Alper
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (knee) is expected to be cleared from his injury in two weeks, according to sources. Anderson has yet to play a full season in his four years or top the 1,000-yard mark, but he's been pretty productive over the last few years when healthy. The Broncos are mo...
Posted 2 days ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expected to be released within the next two weeks. Dallas can free up $5.1 million against the salary cap by trading or releasing Romo, and they can save $14 million in space this year if they designate him a post-June 1 cut. The soon-to-be 37-year-old is a bi...
Posted 2 days ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
Exclusive tag prevents RB from signing offer with other teamsThe Pittsburgh Steelers have placed the franchise tag on star running back Le'Veon Bell, the team announced Monday. Bell received the exclusive tender, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. With that designation, Bell can negotiate only wit...
Posted 2 days ago by
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets on Saturday released Nick Mangold, the longest-tenured member of the team. ...
Posted 4 days ago by
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson knows a lot of people doubt he can ever return to his past greatness, but he doesn’t understand why. Peterson told Josina Anderson of ESPN he’s perplexed by that talk. Peterson notes that he has previously recovered from a serious knee injury to have ...
Posted 5 days ago by Michael David Smith
Josh Doctson missed much of the 2016 season with an Achilles tendon injury. He showed progress of a recovery on Friday as he posted videos of himself doing football drills on his social media. ...
Posted 5 days ago by Patra, Kevin
Josh Doctson missed much of the 2016 season with an Achilles injury. He showed progress of a recovery on Friday as he posted videos of himself doing football drills on his social media. ...
Posted 5 days ago by Patra, Kevin
In a late January update on wide receiver Josh Doctson’s recovery from an Achilles injury, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that the 2016 first-round pick had “not really” made significant progress and that February would be an important month for him on the rehab front. It looks lik...
Posted 5 days ago by Josh Alper
The New York Giants are planning on being aggressive in bringing impending free-agent defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul back. JPP may demand a big deal like defensive tackle Olivier Vernon, though. Pierre-Paul was having a solid season with seven sacks until he suffered a season-ending injury and miss...
Posted 6 days ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
Still working to get his knee back to "functional"Though it's still unclear when Teddy Bridgewater will return, his diagnosis doesn't sound promising. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman discussed Bridgewater's recovery on Thursday, saying he hasn't done any football activities yet and is still wo...
Posted 6 days ago by
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is still considering whether he wants to play another season in the league if he's left without an attractive home this offseason. However, he's been working out getting ready for the 2017 season, and his recovery from labrum surgery is going well. Not only is Cu...
Posted 6 days ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
Browns former first-round pick Danny Shelton was one of the lone bright spots for Cleveland last year. He underwent the knife to repair a nagging wrist injury and is all good for next year. ...
Posted 6 days ago by Orr, Conor
Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter avoided felony charges last month when the local prosecutor decided that the evidence didn’t support a conclusion that Porter “attempt[ed] by physical menace to put [a police officer] while in the performance of duty, in fear of imminent serious bod...
Posted 6 days ago by Mike Florio
After the Steelers were knocked out of the playoffs by the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, running back Le’Veon Bell said he was consulting with doctors about whether he needed to have surgery to address the groin injury that knocked him out of that contest. It looks like Bell is going ...
Posted 7 days ago by Josh Alper
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr suffered a broken fibula less than two months ago, but teammate Donald Penn said his team leader told him he's 'almost 100 percent' recovered from the injury. ...
Posted 1 week ago by Orr, Conor
The Jaguars cut defensive lineman Jared Odrick this week, just two years into what was billed as a five-year, $42.5 million deal. An injury that limited him to just six games last year was one reason, but Odrick’s off-field interests may have been another. Odrick is his own man, as detailed la...
Posted 1 week ago by Michael David Smith
The Minnesota Vikings offense floundered in 2016 for a myriad of reasons. Adrian Peterson missed most of the season to injury, Norv Turner resigned as offensive coordinator midseason, Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the year in the preseason and an offensive line that only resembled blockers far too ...
Posted 1 week ago by Curtis Crabtree
Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn worker compensation benefits until they are 67 years old, like other workers, even if their athletic careers normally would have ended more than 30 years earlier? The Bears are leading other Chicago sports franchises in backing a measure that would red...
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Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent running back Darren McFadden, who said he still feels very fresh after playing in only three regular season games in 2016, feels that the Cowboys wouldn't mind re-signing him. McFadden ran 24 times for 87 yards (3.6 yards per carry) after a lost season due to inju...
Posted 1 week ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
One week after the Seahawks admitted that they hid cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury, the Steelers admitted that they hid running back Le’Veon Bell’s groin injury. With the NFL inexplicably choosing to give the Seahawks a pass as to Sherman nearly a week ago, the question be...
Posted 1 week ago by Mike Florio
The Miami Dolphins have signed defensive end Cameron Wake to a two-year contract extension. The 35-year-old Wake is coming off a Pro Bowl season, one year removed from an Achilles injury. The Dolphins were 9-2 after Wake was added to the starting lineup, and he became just the third player to regi...
Posted 2 weeks ago by
Former NFL running back Zac Stacy announced that he has retired from playing football after three seasons in the pros, a career cut short by a broken ankle in 2015. In a post on Instagram on Thursday that he titled ''Thank You Football,'' Stacy says playing football was ''a life changer'' for him a...
Posted 2 weeks ago by
When Jets center Nick Mangold was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury in December, he and coach Todd Bowles both said that there was a possibility that surgery would be required to repair the problem. It’s been a couple of months since Mangold went on I.R. and he hasn’t gone i...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Josh Alper
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is expecting to be released, and not traded, this offseason, according to a source. Romo thinks he's still a starting-caliber NFL quarterback for at least another two to three years despite his injury history and the fact he'll be 37 years old in 2017. Romo certa...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
Ryan Clady's tenure with the New York Jets lasted just one injury-shortened season. The left tackle was released Wednesday when the Jets declined to pick up a $1 million roster bonus, according to a person with direct knowledge of the team's plans. Clady was due $10 million next season, making his...
Posted 2 weeks ago by
The Chiefs turned to Nick Foles after starting quarterback Alex Smith suffered a head injury during Week Eight of the 2016 season and Foles turned in a strong outing by going 16-of-22 for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Foles got a start the next week amid some confusing injury reporting from the Chie...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Josh Alper
At a time when the Seahawks reportedly faced the loss of a second-round draft pick for hiding cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury, the NFL shocked everyone by imposing a punishment of nothing. Well, not completely nothing. They got off with a warning. A wagging finger and a “don&rsq...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Mike Florio
The Seahawks reportedly could have lost a second-round pick for violating the injury-reporting rules by not disclosing cornerback Richard Sherman’s knee injury. Ultimately, they lost not a thing. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the league issued a warning to the Seahawks for failing to...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Mike Florio
Cardinals wide receiver John Brown only missed one game during the 2016 season, but he was a frequent presence on the team’s injury report. Brown was listed with a hamstring injury, although the issue actually stemmed from a sickle cell trait in his blood that caused the leg issues. Brown was ...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Josh Alper
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that the Seahawks were issued a warning by the league on Monday for violating the NFL's injury-reporting policy on Richard Sherman. ...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Sessler, Marc
Sources: NFL warns Seahawks for injury report ...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates recently underwent surgery on his groin. The young receiver also had surgery on his finger shortly after the season ended. Coates exploded out of the gates in 2016 but then faded significantly after he suffered a finger injury and wound up with a disap...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
NaVorro Bowman suffered a torn left Achilles on a non-contact play this season. Yet, to the 49ers LB, the recovery doesn't compare this time around to the severe knee injury he suffered in 2014. ...
Posted 2 weeks ago by NFL.com
Two of the biggest names at quarterback since 2006 likely will be available in 2017, via trade or otherwise. Between Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Romo widely is regarded as the more risky option from an injury standpoint. As John “Moon” Mullin recently ...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Mike Florio
Wide receiver Victor Cruz made it back to the Giants lineup in 2016 after two seasons lost to injury, but the team will be moving on without him in 2017. According to multiple reports, the Giants will release Cruz on Monday. The move creates $7.5 million in cap space for the Giants. Cruz said r...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Josh Alper
Thanks to an ankle injury, cornerback K’Waun Williams’ 2016 season ended before it got started. Williams and the Browns argued over the best course of treatment for the injury, leading to a suspension from the team and a grievance from Williams contending that the team should pay for the...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Josh Alper
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent running back Eddie Lacy is unlikely to have a robust market for his services in free agency, as teams are aware of his weight problems. He's also coming off an ankle injury that needed surgery and caused him to miss 11 games in 2016. There's a good chance he'll...
Posted 2 weeks ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts have released 33-year-old linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, a move that will save the Colts about $5.5 million under the salary cap. ...
Posted 3 weeks ago by
The Cowboys knew when they drafted linebacker Jaylon Smith last year it was a long-term investment. But he’s showing signs that he may be close to providing a return. Via Todd Archer of ESPN.com, the former Notre Dame linebacker posted some workout videos that show some good progress from the ...
Posted 3 weeks ago by Darin Gantt
The Giants cut a former starting middle linebacker. Sort of. Via James Kratch of  NJ.com, the Giants waived linebacker Uani ‘Unga, who missed all of last season with an undisclosed injury. ‘Unga made the team as a 27-year-old undrafted rookie in 2015, and ended up in the s...
Posted 3 weeks ago by Darin Gantt
The Green Bay Packers have released cornerback Sam Shields, who was never cleared from the concussion protocol after getting hurt in the season opener. A seven-year veteran, Shields joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Miami in 2010. ...
Posted 3 weeks ago by
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller said he's on schedule in his recover from a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot last November. He expects to be fine and ready to go for offseason workouts in the spring. Despite playing in just 10 games last year, he set career highs in catches (47), targets (65)...
Posted 3 weeks ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed exclusive rights free-agent tight end Xavier Grimble to a one-year, $540,000 deal Wednesday. Grimble had 11 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games in his rookie season in 2016. Even with the injury prone Ladarius Green a big question mark for next year...
Posted 3 weeks ago by Keith Hernandez - RotoBaller
Panthers linebacker Ben Jacobs was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, but he and the team struck an agreement to avoid that process. The Panthers announced Wednesday that Jacobs has signed a two-year deal with the team. No financial terms were announced. Jacobs was waived by the P...
Posted 3 weeks ago by Josh Alper
The Green Bay Packers have released James Starks, a seven-year veteran who struggled this season and didn't play after Week 14 following a car accident. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Tuesday. Starks was released with a non-football injury designation. ...
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