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When will they be full strength? Breaking down the 49ers (lengthy) injury situation

The early story of the 49ers’ offseason program was the slew of injuries facing coach Kyle Shanahan and his revamped training staff, headlined by new player head of player health …

New York Daily News

LIRR train bound for Montauk derails, no injuries but service delays at start of Memorial Day weekend

An LIRR train bound for Montauk derailed in the early morning hours Saturday after sideswiping a train that was out of service east of Speonk, causing some major delays as the long Memorial Day weekend got underway, the railroad said. There were no injuries, the railroad said. The accident occurred...

Florida Times-Union

Gene Frenette: Tight spirals aside, Foles has leadership traits Jaguars need

 One component to the Jaguars’ 2018 debacle that usually gets the most attention is injuries, particularly along the offensive line. Front-office czar Tom Coughlin is quick to bring that up, but what too often gets downplayed is the season had already taken a wrong turn by Week 10 when the O-line attrition began seriously kicking in.What didn’t get lost on head coach Doug Marrone was something else that sabotaged the magic from the previous AFC South [...]

New York Daily News

Is there Hope for the U.S. without Solo in goal? Alyssa Naeher brings a new personality to the American World Cup squad

When the U.S. women’s national team defends its World Cup title next month in France, one reboot will stand out above all others: The Americans are no longer flying Solo. Alyssa Naeher will start in goal at the final tuneup on Sunday afternoon against Mexico at Red Bull Arena. Barring injury, she...

Niner Nation

Golden Nuggets: Should Tarvarius Moore play Safety?

San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, May 25, 2019 With Jimmie Ward back on the wagon (off the wagon?) with a broken collarbone, the Niners are already back to the Adrian Colbert/Antone Exum Jr. combo of 2018. And while there may still be plenty of potential there with Colbert, he didn’t perform well when healthy last year, and he has a bit of an injury history of his own. Another option might be DJ Reed who filled in at FS for a couple of games last year, but both he and the coaches seem to be more comfortable with him playing in the slot. And so, barring a late free agent pick up,...

Big Cat Country

Josh Allen likely to miss remainder of OTAs with knee injury

The Jaguars completed their first week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Friday, and while you can expect to likely hear more about the team’s major off season acquisition on offense in quarterback Nick Foles, don’t expect to hear much else regarding their biggest defensive addition, as first-round pick Josh Allen likely will be on the sidelines. Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Jaguars will be keeping the seventh overall pick out of any drill work the remainder of the spring practices following a knee bruise he suffered on day one of team workouts. "They just have to get...

12th Man Rising

A guess at who the Seahawks keep at receiver in 2019

The Seahawks lost Doug Baldwin this offseason due to injury. Besides Tyler Lockett, which other receivers will stick with Seattle in 2019? In 2018, the Seahawks mostly had five receivers active for game days. I do not expect 2019 to be any different, though the reason they might have six active is because Doug Baldwin […] A guess at who the Seahawks keep at receiver in 2019 - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Predominantly Orange

How Courtland Sutton takes a huge leap in his second season

The Denver Broncos are going to be relying on Courtland Sutton to give them more in his second NFL season. Here’s what he needs to do. The Denver Broncos are expecting wide receiver Courtland Sutton to make huge strides in year two. With Emmanuel Sanders making his way back from an Achilles injury, Sutton became […] How Courtland Sutton takes a huge leap in his second season - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

ClutchPoints

Cowboys rookie Mike Weber back at practice after knee injury

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Mike Weber has returned to practice. The team’s official website (via Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper) confirmed the news on May 23. Rookie running back Mike Weber hurt his knee at the Cowboys’ rookie minicamp earlier this month and had an MRI that showed rest rather than surgery was needed […] The post Cowboys rookie Mike Weber back at practice after knee injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Eagles’ Carson Wentz has learned to curb competitiveness after injuries

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is a competitor but after suffering injuries each of the last two seasons, he is learning to balance that competitiveness with staying healthy. Wentz has always been one to take extra reps and not take days off, but he knows staying healthy is most important, which is a learning curve for him. […] The post Eagles’ Carson Wentz has learned to curb competitiveness after injuries appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Field Gulls

What are some major changes a new CBA could bring to the NFL?

With NFL teams like the Seattle Seahawks in the middle of their OTAs, the 2019 NFL Draft now nearly a month in the past and the frenzy of free agency long since forgotten, the news cycle for the NFL is entering the slowest portion of the year. However, that does not mean that NFL news will be completely going away over the next couple of months, as there will certainly be reports of various new injuries suffered by players, as well as updates on how players who suffered serious injuries during the 2018 season are progressing. And, of course, there will be the annual parade of reports on...

Niner Nation

Jimmie Ward to undergo surgery, be ready for training camp

The 49ers took a huge hit on Thursday with Jimmie Ward going down with a broken clavicle. He’ll be ready for training camp. San Francisco 49ers free safety Jimmie Ward went down with a broken collarbone, Thursday but he should be back by training camp. The 49ers oft-injured safety went down Thursday while diving for a ball and almost immediately reports surfaced that it was his collarbone. Per Ian Rapoport, Ward will go into surgery on Friday and should be out 8-12 weeks. And so, Ward’s time for OTAs comes to an end. Given the timeline, that should get him into training camp. At the...

Lombardi Ave

Packers: Three players who need to stay healthy in 2019

Which three players need to stay healthy for the Green Bay Packers in 2019? Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game, and often Super Bowl-winning teams are not only talented, but also get lucky with injuries. There are exceptions, of course, but you only have to look back to last season’s Super Bowl to […] Packers: Three players who need to stay healthy in 2019 - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

FOX Sports

49ers S Jimmie Ward, DE Nick Bosa injured in practice

Two key San Francisco 49ers defensive players are sidelined from injuries during the offseason program

Riggo's Rag

Redskins UDFA Spotlight: Can BJ Blunt make the roster after Reuben Foster’s injury?

The Washington Redskins suddenly have questions at linebacker and may have an extra spot for one. Could BJ Blunt take advantage of that opening? When Reuben Foster went down with a torn ACL in Redskins OTAs, fans were devastated immediately. Foster was supposed to help solidify the linebacker position and give the team a true […] Redskins UDFA Spotlight: Can BJ Blunt make the roster after Reuben Foster’s injury? - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Julio Jones may need to take heat of holdout to get Falcons deal he wants

Falcons star Julio Jones didn’t show up for voluntary organized team activities this week. I don’t blame him. Look at the players who suffered serious injuries during the NFL’s silly spring, including teammate Steven Means.

ClutchPoints

3 main X-factors for the Atlanta Falcons in 2019

The Atlanta Falcons are coming off a rough 2018 campaign in which they won just seven games, two years after making the Super Bowl. Last season also marked the first time they missed the playoffs since 2015. Yet, with a talented offense and some pieces returning from injuries, the Falcons could be a sleeper contender […] The post 3 main X-factors for the Atlanta Falcons in 2019 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Big Cat Country

Cedric Ogbuehi singled out when talking OL depth

The Jacksonville Jaguars had a lot of injuries last year, especially on the offensive line. By the end of the season there was only one Week 1 starter left on the active game day roster, recently re-signed right guard A.J. Cann, and the rest were back ups of backups. As stated, it was simply a mess. That’s why adding quality depth to the offensive line was a priority in both free agency and the NFL Draft — selecting Jawaan Taylor as the right tackle of the future was a big deal, but if you ask new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo he’ll pull Cedric Ogbuehi’s name out of a hat as...

ClutchPoints

Jaguars OC John DeFilippo says Leonard Fournette needs to be big part of offense

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL this past season, as injuries limited in to eight games and he finished with just 439 yards and five touchdowns while averaging a meager 3.3 yards per carry. Still, the Jaguars have hope that he will rebound in 2019, and […] The post Jaguars OC John DeFilippo says Leonard Fournette needs to be big part of offense appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars not focused on the past

The Jacksonville Jaguars did not exactly have a great season in 2018, and running back Leonard Fournette was one of the players who labored most. Limited to just eight games due to injuries, Fournette rushed for just 439 yards and five touchdowns while averaging a meager 3.3 yards per carry, one season after he racked […] The post Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars not focused on the past appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman says it feels good to be back ‘having fun’ on the field

Last season wasn’t fun for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman who couldn’t overcome injuries and ultimately ended up on the injured reserve. This offseason, Freeman is healthy, and he is excited to be back on the field having fun. “It felt good just to be out here running around and having fun,” Freeman said […] The post Falcons RB Devonta Freeman says it feels good to be back ‘having fun’ on the field appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Eagles news: ESPN predicts the 2019 season for wide receiver Alshon Jeffery

When fully healthy, Alshon Jeffery is one of the most dynamic and talented wide receivers the NFL. Unfortunately, a variety of injuries to both himself and the quarterbacks of the Philadelphia Eagles have kept him from ever truly breaking out. According to projections from ESPN’s fantasy football site, we can expect more of the same […] The post Eagles news: ESPN predicts the 2019 season for wide receiver Alshon Jeffery appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Daily Norseman

Hercules Mata’afa is, apparently, in the mix at defensive tackle

Or, at least, we can infer that from a tweet It was a little less than a year ago that Hercules Mata’afa tore his ACL during Organized Team Activities with the Minnesota Vikings. He was on track to become one of the more intriguing stories of the preseason for the purple, largely because nobody knew where, exactly, the team was going to play him. He started off OTAs working with the linebackers, but at the time of his injury had been shifted to work with the defensive line. Now, if we can infer anything from a tweet that he sent out earlier on Friday, the Vikings might have a different...

Niner Nation

2 trade options at free safety for the 49ers

There are two names out there that might intrigue the Niners There was always going to be risk involved with bringing back safety Jimmie Ward. The former 2014 first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers has ended up on the injured reserve four out of five seasons. On Thursday, Ward reportedly broke his collarbone. You can look at this from a couple of perspectives. On the one hand, the injury is out of the way now, and Ward should be ready by the time the preseason rolls around. On the other hand, if it happened now diving after a football, why won’t it happen again with his...

Daily Norseman

Dalvin Cook: He Can Shine - But Can He Stay On The Field?

He’s had his share of injury problems in his first two seasons In the second in an occasional series on Vikings key veterans, I take a look at running back Dalvin Cook. It’s been two seasons now since Dalvin Cook was drafted to be the Vikings new feature back. So far, he’s done pretty well with the carries he’s had, but the problem has been that he’s not had enough of them to really make much of a difference. Dynamic, Deadly... But Can He Be Durable? Dalvin Cook has averaged 4.7 yards per carry over the past two seasons, which is right there with top running backs Ezekiel...

Niner Nation

Golden Nuggets: The sky is falling

San Francisco 49ers links for Friday, May 24, 2019 Nick Bosa has a hamstring strain and Jimmy Ward broke his collarbone. Did anyone really think the 49ers were going to be able to rely on Ward being around to play free safety this season even before he broke his collarbone? The chances of either Ward or Jason Verrett making it all of the way through the 2019 season have always been pretty slim and the chances of both of them making it are pretty astronomical based on their past injury history. I have a hard time panicking over Ward breaking his collarbone when I never thought we could...

Cincy Jungle

A.J. Green has sky-high expectations for Bengals offense

Green believes in the Zac Taylor-led offense. After a full recovery from a season-ending toe injury, the Bengals star receiver, A.J. Green, has high expectations for the Zac Taylor-led offense. Per Bengals.com, Green explained why his expectations for the offense is almost unreasonably high. “The sky’s the limit for this offense,” Green said. “I feel like this offense mirrors a lot when we had Jay. A lot of deep shots and a lot of stuff like that. It could be big. It could be a big year.” Hearing “a lot of deep shots” is music to the ears of Cincinnati fans who haven’t seen...

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