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Posted on: November 27, 2010 11:43 am
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Week 12 injury news and analysis, part I

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Jaguars at Giants

Two of Jacksonville’s most important offensive players, WR Mike Sims-Walker and RB Maurice Jones-Drew, are questionable because of an ankle and an abdomen, respectively. Sims-Walker didn’t play last week because of his high ankle sprain, so it’s a bit surprising that he practiced at all this week (high ankle sprains tend to keep players out at least three to four weeks). Sims-Walker was limited Thursday and Friday, which tells us one of two things – either he’s an unbelievably fast healer or coach Jack Del Rio is using a bit of gamesmanship to keep New York guessing.

Jones-Drew has been on fire recently – he’s accumulated 368 yards and three touchdowns in his past three games (he’s also added 123 receiving yards) – and he’s more likely to play than not. If not, look for Rashad Jennings to get more opportunities.

Though he’s been awfully entertaining on his Twitter account since he was admitted to the hospital with back pain (he was released from the hospital Saturday morning), New York G Shawn Andrews is doubtful (Will Beatty will take his place). CB Will Blackmon is questionable with a chest injury.

Steelers at Bills


Once again, LB Shawne Merriman (who still hasn’t played a game since signing with Buffalo) is out with an Achilles tendon injury. RB C.J. Spiller is questionable, but considering Fred Jackson (249 yards, three touchdowns) has been so good the past two games, Spiller’s absence shouldn’t have a huge impact on the offense (special teams might be a different story, though). The team doesn’t want to play Spiller until he’s 100 percent healthy, which he almost surely is not.

Pittsburgh only has four players on the injury report – WR Antonio Brown and DE Aaron Smith are out, TE Matt Spaeth (concussion) is doubtful and S Troy Polamalu (ankle) is questionable. Polamalu most likely will play. He played last week despite the injury, and the Steelers plan was to rest him early in the week and let him play Sunday (he was limited Wednesday and Thursday but had full participation in practice Friday).

Titans at Texans

If you formed a flag football team just out of the players that are listed as probable on Houston’s injury report, you’d have a pretty good chance to win an intramural title. Those players include QB Matt Schaub, WR Andre Johnson, LB Brian Cushing and DE Mario Williams. Unfortunately for your beer-league dream team, all will be playing NFL football Sunday.

For Tennessee, Randy Moss still isn’t listed on the injury report, which confuses me. If he’s active and playing, how come nobody is throwing him the ball? If he was hurt, then it would make sense. Speaking of players who don’t throw the ball to Moss, backup QB Kerry Collins – who will be the starter once again at some point – is questionable. But rookie Rusty Smith still is slated to the start at QB.

Also for the Titans, DT Jason Jones is questionable with a knee injury. DT Tony Brown (knee) also is questionable, but he’s more likely to play.

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Posted on: August 12, 2010 12:03 pm
 

Injuries hindering Titans defensive line

Posted by Andy Benoit

We may find out this preseason if the Titans defensive line is really as deep as everyone says it is. Starting defensive end William Hayes is out with a sprained MCL. (As defensive tackle Tony Brown said, according to our Titans Rapid Reporter yesterday, “If there’s every gonna be a CL involved – you don’t want neither – but we’re definitely glad it’s not the ACL.” Good point.). Hayes should be back for the regular season, though MCL injuries can sometimes pose unexpected complications (ask Troy Polamalu).

Brown himself isn’t healthy either. He’s been on PUP with a bum knee. Brown had surgery on the knee at the end of last season. He isn’t sure when he’ll return, though he expects to be on the field come Week 1. The Titans were confident enough in Brown’s long-term outlook to give him a three-year, $17 million contract extension this past offseason.

“I don’t know (when I’ll be back), but I am doing everything they ask me to do,” Brown told Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. “Whenever the boss tells me to go out there, that’s when I am going to be out there. Until then, I am going to keep getting my conditioning right and get my knee stronger, take care of everything else.”

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