Tag:Ellis Hobbs
Posted on: November 28, 2010 12:10 pm

Report: 'Good chance' Eagles Ellis Hobbs retires

Posted by Will Brinson

Ellis Hobbs recently suffered a scary neck injury (in a helmet-to-helmet injury, natch) against the New York Giants, as Philadelphia rolled to a 27-17 win over the G-men last Sunday night.

That was the last play of his 2010 season as the injury landed him on injured reserve -- turns out it might have been the final play of his career, as Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Hobbs is "likely" to retire from the NFL.

"There's a good chance of that happening," Schefter's source told him Saturday.

Hobbs will undergo neck surgery soon, and it's second such surgery in the last year, which has to be endlessly frustrating and, more importantly, concerning for his long-term health.

Schefter's sources did note that if Hobbs had to decide today, retirement was the likely option, but there's a chance he could change his mind in the offseason.

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Posted on: November 22, 2010 2:29 pm

Report: Ellis Hobbs out for the season

Posted by Andy Benoit

Ellis Hobbs gave everyone a scare Sunday night when he had tE. Hobbso be taken off the field on a stretcher after a vicious hit on a kick return. The Eagles said Hobbs had a neck injury.

Fortunately, Hobbs was not seriously injured in a life-altering sense (he was able to walk around less than an hour after the hit), but as it turns out, he was seriously injured in a football sense. CSNPhilly’s Derrick Gunn reports that the veteran corner will miss the remainder of the season.

X-rays were negative, but Hobbs’ Monday morning MRI revealed a disc injury. Hobbs missed the final eight games last season with a career-threatening disc injury that required neck surgery. This injury, according to Andy Reid, involves a different disc.

The loss of Hobbs hurts most in the return game. As a corner, Hobbs struggled through a hip flexor for a few weeks and lost his job to bourgeoning star Dimitri Patterson. Hobbs could have provided defensive depth, though the Eagles already have an experienced nickel corner in Joselio Hanson.

Moving forward, the question is whether the 27-year-old can continue on with his football career.

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Posted on: November 21, 2010 10:26 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2010 10:56 pm

Hobbs gives thumbs up

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Eagles CB Ellis Hobbs collapsed to the turf after running back the opening kickoff of the second half when Giants DE Dave Tollefson collided with Hobbs in a sickening helmet-to-helmet hit. Hobbs took the hit and immediately fell motionless to the ground.

Trainers worked with him for about 10 minutes on the field, and though Hobbs tried to push himself up, he was eventually strapped to a backboard and wheeled off the field.

In a great sign, Hobbs gave the double thumbs up as he was being taken off the field.

According to NBC, Hobbs has a neck injury.

UPDATE (10:38 p.m.):
According to various reports, Hobbs has full use of his extremities. We're waiting to hear the results of his X-rays.

UPDATE (10:52 p.m.): According to NBC, Hobbs' X-rays came back negative, and he walked out of the X-ray room with a neck brace. But the fact he was walking is heart-warming.

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Posted on: November 6, 2010 11:50 pm

Week 9 injury report analysis Part IV

Posted by Andy Benoit

Colts @ Eagles
D. Jackson (US Presswire)
These days, it’s almost easier to list which Colts players are NOT injured. Actually, there’s only one that needs to be mentioned: Peyton Manning. He’s fine, so the Colts are fine.

Though if you MUST know more details, Anthony Gonzalez went on IR with a knee, but Austin Collie (finger) could be back this week, so it’s all a wash. Joseph Addai (shoulder) is doubtful; Mike Hart is unavaila nble after not practicing on a bad ankle all week. Cornerbacks Jerraud Powers and Justin Tryon did not practice either, due to foot injuries (or would it be feet injury?). LB Clint Session, who deserves serious Pro Bowl consideration, was hoping he could fight through a dislocated elbow and fractured forearm, but he’s out Sunday.

The Eagles have Michael Vick 100 percent healthy now that his rib injury has healed. The hope is that Vick’s favorite target, DeSean Jackson, will be able to return from his Week 6 concussion. Jackson practiced and is probable. LT King Dunlap is out with a knee, but fortunately, the man Dunlap was filling in for, Jason Peters, is back from his own knee injury. No Ellis Hobbs (hip) for Philly, which is crucial because he has always killed the Colts as a return man.

Chiefs @ Raiders

Dexter McCluster was limited in practice for the Chiefs with a high ankle sprain. The rookie did not play last week and it would probably behoove the team to be safe and sit him one more game.

Speaking of ankle sprains, Raiders superstar Nnamdi Asomugha has one. He sat out practice all week and is doubtful. It’s actually amazing Asomugha’s status is even that hopeful; on Monday, speculation was he’d miss about a month. Tight end Zach Miller was on crutches during the week and is doubtful (i.e. 99 percent certain to be out) with a foot injury.

Wideouts Louis Murphy (chest) and Chaz Schilens (knee) remain sidelined. Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski’s shoulder is still not 100 percent, which is why Jason Campbell gets the nod. Most people believe the hot-handed Campbell should keep the job anyway. This gives us a chance to pass along this tidbit from Mike Tanier, arguably the funniest football expert in the biz:

“Of course, leave it to Oakland to get stage fright after a two-game winning streak: the team was considering benching Jason Campbell in favor of Bruce Gradkowski, generating a quarterback controversy for its own sake. The Raiders ultimately decided to go with Campbell, but have said Gradkowski will return as the starter when healthy. With decisions like these, they’ll be back to punchline status by Thanksgiving.”

Cowboys @ Packers

Does anyone care who plays and doesn’t play for the Cowboys at this point? (Included in that “anyone” are the 53 Cowboys themselves.) Out of principle, we’re going to skip right ahead to the Packers.

For only the second time in a little over six years, the Packers will take the field without wide receiver Donald Driver. The veteran was ineffective the past two games trying to fight through a quad injury. Defensive lineman Ryan Pickett will once again test his injured ankle. RT Mark Tauscher remains questionable with a shoulder injury (first-round rookie Bryan Bulaga has started in place of him the past four weeks). Both starting linemen on the left side, T Chad Clifton (hamstring) and G Daryn Colledge (back), are probable. Despite constantly battling for his job, Colledge actually has a 72-game consecutive starts streak that he’s continuing to build on.

Steelers @ Bengals

DE Aaron Smith (out, triceps) is the only Steeler listed on the injury report. The Bengals’ injury report reads like the first string of the defensive depth chart. S Roy Williams, CB Johnathan Joseph, DT Tank Johnson, LB Keith Rivers, S Chinedum Ndukwe, DE Jonathan Fanene and DE Frostee Rucker are all banged up. Their status for Monday night has not yet been declared.

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Posted on: November 4, 2010 8:35 am

Hot Routes 11.04.10 bumps and bruises, no Moss

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

It’s not often that Donald Driver misses a game, but the veteran receiver has been ineffective the past two weeks fighting through a quad injury. He’s going to sit out against a Cowboys defense that must be suffering from quad injuries across the board.

Ryan Pickett (ankle) also missed practice Wednesday and is unlikely to play.

Raheem Morris keeps talking up his Bucs

The Ravens had some interest in Merriman

If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you could know more about what Alan Faneca is like away from the field, here’s your chance.

 Normally something like a starting quarterback change would get its own post, but in the case of the Cardinals, what’s the point? If you still care, they’ve given the job back to Derek Anderson.

The Bills placed ailing right tackle Cornell Green on IR Wednesday. (No link, but trust us…)

DeAngelo Williams missed last week’s game with a sprained foot and missed Wednesday’s practice with a “still-sprained” foot.

And, to prove we don’t favor big name running backs over small-to-medium-sized named cornerbacks, we’ll tell you that Chicago’s Zack Bowman is also still battling a sprained foot

Forget Moss, can we start cranking up the Mangini-Belichick drama this week, PLEASE? They’re now in separate divisions, folks. These chances aren’t going to come around often.

With this being their bye, the Broncos have been sent on vacation…even though they took one two weeks ago against the Raiders

Some props for a Lions defensive line that is really coming alive.

Two interceptions and a touchdown got Aqib Talib NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

For the second time in three years, the Chargers have placed wide receiver Craig “Buster” Davis on IR. It doesn’t bode well that he’s a former first-round pick and yet hardly anyone has noticed this move. (It actually happened Tuesday!)

Rolando McClain is willing to talk to the media if fans can give the Raiders a home sellout. How the media and fans’ ticket purchases are related is hard to say, but that’s McClain’s offer – take it or leave it. 

Ellis Hobbs’ struggles may be due to a hip injury. You have to love the cornerback’s attitude about the whole thing (seriously).

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