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Behind the Steel Curtain

Stephon Tuitt admits to playing the 2017 season with torn biceps tendon

The Steelers’ defensive tackle played hampered throughout the 2017 season. In the National Hockey League, teams and coaches use terms like “upper body injury” or “lower body injury” when talking about players’ ailments. When the playoffs start, no injuries are disclosed, and every player is almost always considered “day to day”. Once the season ends, injuries become public and fans typically have a “so THAT’s why they played so poorly!” response to the news. As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, you might possibly have the same reaction regarding Stephon Tuitt’s mediocre...

ClutchPoints

Chargers TE Hunter Henry suffers season-ending knee injury during OTAs

The Los Angeles Chargers have suffered a major blow to their hopes of being one of the best offenses in the NFL during the 2018 campaign. During a drill during OTAs for the Chargers, up-and-coming tight end Hunter Henry went down with a non-contact injury. As non-contact injuries usually are, it has turned out to […] The post Chargers TE Hunter Henry suffers season-ending knee injury during OTAs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Jon Gruden says ‘special’ Gareon Conley fully participated in OTAs

While former college teammate Marshon Lattimore was winning Defensive Rookie of the Year, Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley was sitting out most of his rookie year due to a shin injury. The first-round pick ended up playing just two games before having to undergo surgery and going on injured reserve. But Conley is back to […] The post Jon Gruden says ‘special’ Gareon Conley fully participated in OTAs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bolt Beat

5 tight ends Chargers could sign following Henry’s season-ending injury

Fans of the Los Angeles Chargers have heard this before. A key player has been lost for the season due to injury. This time, the month of June hadn’t even started before the team received catastrophic news. On Tuesday, the Chargers received word that Hunter Henry tore an ACL during a drill at OTAs and […] 5 tight ends Chargers could sign following Henry’s season-ending injury - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Palm Beach Post

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: Notes on first open practice since knee injury

DAVIE—The Dolphins got quarterback Ryan Tannehill back on the field Tuesday for his first practice since last summer’s season-ending knee injury, and he was out there again this morning working in the first open ...

Bucs Nation

The Crow’s Nest: OTAs, major rule change, and Gruden doing Gruden things.

Web links on the Bucs and the rest of the NFL. Dirk Koetter Talks "Huge Load Off My Plate" - JoeBucsFan.comKoetter takes us inside Todd Monken's new assignments. HBO: Ex-Buc Scot Brantley battling Alzheimer’s, claim denied by NFLFormer Bucs linebacker Scot Brantley is battling Alzheimer's Disease and has had his concussion settlement claim rejected by the NFL, according to HBO. Rule Changes Will Challenge Bucs Lines - JoeBucsFan.comOh boy. This will certainly screw things up in the trenches. Photos: Bucs open OTA practices | Tampa Bay TimesPictures of Bucs OTAs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

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After lost 2017 season, Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi looks to improve every day

FOXBORO — Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi understood he was a hard hit away from a career-ending injury when he signed on as a rookie free agent in 2017. But the injury that ended Langi’s rookie season occurred off the field and he never saw it coming.Langi and his wife Cassidy ware waiting at a red light to make a left turn onto Commercial Street in Foxboro on Oct. 13, when their car was struck from behind by another vehicle.A Jeep Grand Cherokee allegedly traveling 50 mph slammed into the Langi’s Mazda, pinning his car between the Jeep and the stationary car in front. Langi...

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Experience, maturity make Anna a key component for IronPigs

Dean Anna was in the visiting dugout at Tampa’s Tropicana Field on April 19, 2014, for a game the Yankees and their fans would just as soon forget. The host Rays were waxing the Bronx Bombers in the later innings, when Anna was asked by pitching coach Larry Rothschild if he had any experience on...

ClutchPoints

Texans QB Deshaun Watson says knee ‘feels comfortable’ after first OTA

It has nearly seven months since Houston Texans second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL, which has continued on the path toward full recovery. This has put in place much optimism that he will be ready to go for the season opener this upcoming season. Watson took another encouraging step forward […] The post Texans QB Deshaun Watson says knee ‘feels comfortable’ after first OTA appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Fox Sports

Rodgers, Packers to welcome new faces, schemes after busy offseason

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are back on the field for OTAs, one year after an injury-riddled season ended in a 7-9 record.

Stripe Hype

John Ross continues to impress in OTA’s

The Cincinnati Bengals began the first part of their OTA programs on Tuesday and second-year wide receiver John Ross has continued to impress. The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Washington wide receiver John Ross at ninth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, injuries kept him off of the field almost his entire rookie season. Given the […] John Ross continues to impress in OTA’s - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - A Cincinnati Bengals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Palm Beach Post

LIVE REPORT: first open Miami Dolphins OTA of 2018

DAVIE — The first Miami Dolphins organized team activity practice open to media is today. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, linebacker Raekwon McMillan and cornerback Tony Lippett are among the players who are on the field, returning from injury. Every ...

Silver And Black Pride

Chargers tight end Hunter Henry likely lost for the season with torn ACL

When preparing for the Raiders usual struggles covering tight ends, the two names that comes to mind most are Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Chargers tight end Hunter Henry. Kelce is an All Pro while Henry has had all the making of a future Pro Bowler as the replacement for former future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates. Henry was about to set out for his first season out of Gates’s shadow, but those hopes may have come crashing down Tuesday with the team announcing Henry tore his ACL in the first OTA practice of the offseason. The injury is likely to have him out all of the 2018 season as...

Predominantly Orange

Shane Ray doesn’t blame the Broncos for not picking up his option

Former first-round pick Shane Ray said he doesn’t blame the Denver Broncos for not picking up his option after his injury last season… Denver Broncos outside linebacker and former first-round pick Shane Ray was the team’s top breakout candidate a season ago, and now he may very well be entering his final season with the […] Shane Ray doesn’t blame the Broncos for not picking up his option - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Inside the Iggles

Eagles LB Paul Worrilow tears his ACL, ruled out for the season

Philadelphia Eagles new linebacker Paul Worrilow suffered a season-ending injury at OTAs on Tuesday. The injury-filled season for the Philadelphia Eagles just keeps on getting worse. Before OTAs began on Tuesday, the Eagles were without a few key players due to injuries. Defensive end Brandon Graham remains in a cast from his ankle surgery. Wide […] Eagles LB Paul Worrilow tears his ACL, ruled out for the season - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - A Philadelphia Eagles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Acme Packing Company

Packers cautious in first public OTA practice as Davante Adams & others sit

The Packers had a total of ten players not participating in the year’s first public practice. The Green Bay Packers practiced for the second time in 2018 and for the first time this year in front of the public on Tuesday, but there were a number of notable players not participating fully in the team’s drills. A handful of starters were sitting out with injuries — some due to rehab from injuries or surgery from last season and others with some issues that they are working through at present. Among the most notable players not practicing is wide receiver Davante Adams, who was held out...

ClutchPoints

Jets WR Terrelle Pryor dealing with another ankle injury

The 2017 NFL season was undoubtedly a forgettable one for New York Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor. Unfortunately, he has not had much better luck getting prepared this offseason. Pryor had suffered multiple ankle injuries during his lone season with the Washington Redskins. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the issue has carried over into […] The post Jets WR Terrelle Pryor dealing with another ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Niner Nation

49ers depth chart uncertain due to injury absences

Plenty will change once training camp arrives. The San Francisco 49ers had their second day of OTAs on Tuesday, and it marked the first session open to the media. This meant we finally got some insight into the depth chart, but the information was limited due to injuries. Nobody got hurt in today’s practice, but various prior injuries meant several players were sidelined on Tuesday. #49ers who did not practice today:Richard ShermanTrent TaylorJeremy McNicholsJonathan CooperBrock CoyleMax McCaffreyChancellor JamesArik Armstead (foot) went through the full practice.— Matt Barrows...

Fox Sports

Wentz back on the practice field less than six months after knee surgery

Carson Wentz was back on the field throwing passes less than six months after knee surgery ended his season.

Bucs Beat | Tampa Bay Times

HBO: Ex-Buc Scot Brantley battling Alzheimer's, claim denied by NFL

Former Gators and Bucs linebacker Scot Brantley, also once a popular sports radio host in Tampa, is battling Alzheimer's Disease and has been rejected from the NFL's concussion settlement, according to tonight's episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."Brantley, 60, played

Fox Sports

Jags begin on-field work with Bortles ‘ahead of everyone’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Between wrist surgery, signing a $54 million contract and nearly getting robbed, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had quite the start to the offseason.

Houston Chronicle

Texans excited about healthy return of speedy Will Fuller

The healthy return of Will Fuller from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery means the Texans have the fastest player on their roster back in the starting lineup. The former first-round draft pick from Notre Dame runs the 40-yard dash in 4.28 seconds.

Houston Chronicle

Texans' Brandon Dunn hopes to build off his progress

The Texans defensive line had its share of injuries in 2017 but that gave tackle Brandon Dunn a chance to get some playing time and earn the attention of the team's coaches.

Fox Sports

Raiders counting on rebound season from Amari Cooper

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Amari Cooper's upward career trajectory took a major detour last season when a combination of drops, injuries and overall poor play plagued him all season.

New York Daily News

Terrelle Pryor misses start of Jets OTAs due to ankle injury

One of the Jets' marquee free-agent acquisitions is already sidelined.

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Jags begin on-field work with Bortles 'ahead of everyone'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Between wrist surgery, signing a $54 million contract and nearly getting robbed, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had quite the start to the offseason.His next phase probably wont create as much buzz, but its much more important to the teams success in 2018.Bortles opened organized team activities Tuesday behind a revamped offensive line and with three new passing targets — all part of a plan to improve an offense that featured the leagues top rushing attack last season.I have always believed that when your quarterback is ahead of everyone, and the rest...

NFL Spin Zone

Cincinnati Bengals: Early 2018 game-by-game season predictions

An early look at how the Cincinnati Bengals will fare record-wise in the 2018 NFL season. We’re at the slow time of the year, ladies and gents. The draft concluded weeks ago. Free agency, barring some new cuts, has essentially seen every signing of substance occur long ago. Beyond injuries, any news you hear will […] Cincinnati Bengals: Early 2018 game-by-game season predictions - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Silver And Black Pride

Gareon Conley full go for Raiders but draft classmate Obi Melifonwu ‘doesn’t look close’ to being ready

This year it’s supposed to be like the Raiders have two extra draft picks with 2017 top pick cornerback Gareon Conley finally returning from his lengthy absence with a shin injury and second round safety Obi Melifonwu also returning to the field after two stints on injured reserve his rookie campaign. One of the two has returned. After seeing limited duty through much of the team’s offseason program, Conley was on the field with the first team defense. “It was great to see Conley out there. We’re counting on him, we need him. But to see Rashaan Melvin and Conley and [Daryl] Worley...

Brandin Cooks Leaves Game After Hit from Malcolm Jenkins | Eagles vs. Patriots | Super Bowl LII News

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks leaves the field after a head injury during Super Bowl LII. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342 Sign up for Fantasy Football! http://www.nfl.c

Patriots smart to play coy with Gronk's injury

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was limited in practice due to a concussion he suffered against the Jaguars, but it would be shocking if he didn't play in Super Bowl LII.

Bill Belichick's AFC Championship Postgame Presser, "It wasn't open heart surgery" | NFL

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick's postgame presser following their AFC Championship win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342 Sign up for Fantasy F