Tag:Brody Eldridge
Posted on: November 27, 2010 10:40 pm
 

Week 12 injury news and analysis, part IV

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Rams at Broncos

Denver LB D.J. Williams, who’s not had such a great past few weeks, is questionable to play with a concussion. Following his arrest on a DUI charge two weeks ago, he was knocked out of Monday’s game after a blow to the head. But he returned to practice two days later, so it looks like he’ll probably play. LB Robert Ayers is probable to play.

Three of the four St. Louis players on the injury list are probable. That leaves only WR Danario Alexander as questionable. Apparently, he had a great practice Wednesday, and it looks like he’s ready to make his first game appearance since Oct. 24.

Chargers at Colts


The biggest star for San Diego, TE Antonio Gates, is questionable with plantar fasciitis, but it seems highly unlikely he’ll play, because he’s still in a significant amount of pain. WR Malcom Floyd is questionable with a hamstring problem, but Chargers QB Philip Rivers will be happy to welcome back WR Vincent Jackson to the team. Also, WR Legedu Naanee, who hasn’t played since Oct. 3, is probable.

The Colts list seven players as questionable. Since TE Brody Eldridge, LB Gary Brackett and LB Clint Session didn’t practice all week, we’ll just assume those three won’t play.

49ers at Cardinals


K Joe Nedney is doubtful with a knee injury, and he’ll likely miss his second-straight game. San Francisco signed Shane Andrus to replace him Nov. 17, but since the 49ers were shut out last week, he wasn’t needed. It’s likely that won’t happen two games in a row.

For Arizona, DE Calais Campbell is questionable with a bad ankle, and he’ll be a gametime decision for Monday Night Football. Though LB Clark Haggans hasn’t played since Week 7 and is questionable, it sounds like he’ll be ready to play. As will RB LaRod Stephens-Howling, who also is questionable and very well could play.

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Posted on: October 22, 2010 11:58 am
Edited on: October 22, 2010 12:14 pm
 

Season over for Dallas Clark

Posted by Andy BenoitD. Clark (US Presswire)

Dallas Clark did not get good news on his injured wrist Thursday. The Indianapolis Colts have announced that the Pro Bowl tight end’s season is over. Clark, hurt Sunday night at Washington, is on Injured Reserve and will undergo surgery.

Needless to say, this is a major blow for the Colts offense. Clark was the driving force behind the passing attack’s versatility. His ability to line up in the slot or on the line of scrimmage dictated mismatches and often prevented defenses from disguising coverages.

Before getting hurt, Clark had 37 catches for 347 yards and three touchdowns, all of which put him in the top five of NFL tight ends on the season.

Jacob Tamme is Indy’s No. 2 tight end, though that’s almost irrelevant given his skill set is so vastly different from Clark’s. Fifth-round rookie Brody Eldridge could become more of a factor.

Regardless of who replaces Clark at tight end, expect the Colts to use more three- and four-wide receiver sets. Austin Collie is on the mend recovering from thumb surgery, so former first-round pick Anthony Gonzalez now has a chance to step into the primary slot role.

The Colts have a bye this week then face the Texans on Monday Night in Week 8.


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Posted on: October 20, 2010 6:07 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2010 6:13 pm
 

Colts TE Dallas Clark out indefinitely

Posted by Andy Benoit

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Colts tight end Dallas Clark is out indefinitely with a hand/wrist injury. Clark is going to get a second and third opinion on the injury to determine how long he’ll be shelved. D. Clark (US Presswire)

Clark suffered the injury in the Indy’s Week 6 win at Washington. It’s tough to gauge exactly what “out indefinitely” means at this point, given that the Colts treat injury news as TS classified information.

Clark is the propagator to the versatility of the Colt passing attack. His ability to line up in the slot or on the line of scrimmage is key in dictating mismatches and forcing defenses to tip their hand presnap. The Pro Bowl veteran has 37 catches for 347 yards and three scores on the season.

If Clark is unavailable, the Colts will likely utilize more four-wide receiver sets. Jacob Tamme is the team’s No. 2 tight end, though that’s almost irrelevant given his skill set is so vastly different from Clark’s. Fifth-round rookie Brody Eldridge could become more of a factor.
The Colts have a bye before facing the Texans on Monday Night in Week 8.

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