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Posted on: November 13, 2010 7:54 pm
 

Week 10 injury news and analysis, part III

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Bengals at Colts


Combined, these two teams have a stunning 28 players on their injury lists.

For the Colts, RB Joseph Addai is doubtful with a neck, and though his replacement, Mike Hart, has performed well, he also is on the injury report – questionable with an ankle (he didn’t participate in practice at all this week). He probably won’t play either. Which means that Donald Brown likely will start and get some help from Javarris James.

Another potential problem for Indianapolis is that starting LBs Clint Session and Gary Brackett (toe) are listed as questionable. Session dislocated his elbow a couple weeks ago, but somehow he found a way to play through the rest of the game. Which was pretty amazing. Of course, he hasn’t been seen since, but still.

The Bengals secondary, meanwhile, won’t have much depth. Starting FS Chris Crocker is doubtful with a bad calf, and nickel back Morgan Trent (knee), who originally was listed as questionable, was downgraded today to out. QB Carson Palmer, who didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, is listed as probable with a right shoulder injury.

Texans at Jaguars

Houston WR Andre Johnson, who was listed as questionable and who seems to be fighting injuries every week, apparently will start. Which is nice of him, one supposes. But TE Owen Daniels, battling a bad hamstring, will miss his second-straight game. To replace him, look for Joel Dreessen (five catches for 67 yards last week) to get the start.

For the Jaguars, losing DE Aaron Kampman, who tore his ACL, will give Jacksonville a big void on the defensive line, but other than him, Jacksonville should be relatively healthy. LB Daryl Smith, DE Jeremy Mincey, RB Greg Jones and DT Tyson Alualu are probable.

Vikings at Bears


Now that the Sidney Rice question has been answered – he’s still not recovered from hip surgery and will NOT be active Sunday – we can look to the other two Vikings WRs on the injury list. Namely Percy Harvin, who’s been bothered by migraine headaches this week, and Bernard Berrian, who has a groin issue. Both are listed as questionable. Will Brett Favre have anybody to whom he can throw?

The Vikings secondary doesn’t seem much healthier. CB Asher Allen and S Jamarca Sanford are doubtful, while CB Lito Sheppard (hamstring) and CB Frank Walker (hand) are probable.

Bears C Olin Kreutz is questionable to play with a bad hamstring. He didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he’s expected to play anyway. And Chicago will need him. Minnesota recorded six sacks last week, and the Vikings will be looking to take down Favre as much as possible.

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Posted on: August 2, 2010 12:07 pm
Edited on: August 2, 2010 12:12 pm
 

Colts sign Jerry Hughes, Jags sign Tyson Aluala

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Colts and first-rounder Jerry Hughes have agreed on a five-year contract.

Hughes, a TCU linebacker-turned-speed-rusher, is expected to immediately join Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis in a potent three-man rotation at defensive end. Hughes will take the practice field with his teammates this afternoon. The Colts now have all of their rookies signed.

Sticking in the AFC South, the Jaguars finally have their first-round pick under contract. Jay Glazer reports that defensive tackle Tyson Alualu got a five-year deal worth $28 million, with $17.5 million guaranteed. Aluala was the surprising 10th overall selection in the draft. He's being counted on to start right away on Jacksonville's gap-attack four-man line.   


--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: August 1, 2010 11:18 pm
 

Russell Okung, Seahawks 'not even close'

The majority of the first-rounders from the 2010 NFL Draft have signed with their respective teams -- only six selections from the first round remain uninked after Tyson Alualu reportedly agreed to terms with the Jags .

Jermain Gresham, Dan Williams and Jerry Hughes will all likely get signed pretty quickly. Count Seattle's sixth overall selection as one of those that may take a while to get on board -- Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported on Sunday that the two sides are "not even close."
Per a league source, Okung and the Seahawks are "not even close" on a deal for the sixth overall pick in the draft. Now, it would SEEM easy to lock Okung in. After all, in theory, Seattle could just find a number that's somewhere between the deals given to Eric Berry (5th overall) and Joe Haden (7th), right?

One big problem is that Okung is prospective franchise tackle, which makes him substantially more valuable than Berry or Haden (in theory). Particularly for a team that just lost Walter Jones.

Additionally, it's almost certain that Okung is staring up at Trent Williams' deal with the Redskins and wondering just how close he can get to matching that.

-- Will Brinson

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Posted on: August 1, 2010 10:56 pm
 

Tyson Alualu and Jags verbally agree on deal

Tyson Alualu, the Jacksonville Jaguars' 10th overall NFL Draft selection, was one of seven remining unsigned first round draft picks (and one of the three left from the top 10).

But the Jags announced today that Alualu, who is currently in his home state of Hawaii, has verbally agreed to end his four-day holdout.

However, Alualu, according to his agent Rich Zuckerman, hasn't yet agreed to accept the deal, which seems fairly odd. Apparently, the Jags brought a new five-year deal to the rookie on Sunday, and that pushed up the pace of negotiations.
“By this morning there were 24 deals done and still three in front of us that weren’t done. Things happened very fast. This one made too much sense. We’re so happy to have him here," [GM Gene] Smith said.

“Once we got into pads, that’s when you’d really like them to be here and they’d like to be here. I know Tyson’s makeup. He’s got a lot of pride and wants to be with his teammates," he said.
Jacksonville.com has estimates for the deal are $28 million total with something along the lines of $18 million guaranteed.

Jack Del Rio and Smith expect Alualu to hop on a red-eye out of Hawaii and make Monday's practice in J-ville, which should mean he won't be grouchy at all. Fortunately, becoming a multi-millionaire should help curb any jet lag.

-- Will Brinson

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Posted on: August 1, 2010 3:36 pm
 

Only seven to go

And now they’re down to seven. Seven unsigned first-round draft picks, of course.

Now that, as the San Diego Union-Tribune reports this afternoon, No. 12 pick RB Ryan Mathews has signed a five-year, $26.65 million deal ($15 million of which is guaranteed) with the Chargers, 25 of the 32 first-round selections are officially members of their respective squads.

Those missing in action (or, more accurately, those who haven’t come to terms): No. 2 DT Ndamukong Suh of Detroit; No. 6 OT Russell Okung of Seattle; No. 9 RB C.J. Spiller of Buffalo; No. 10 DT Tyson Alualu of Jacksonville; No. 21 TE Jermaine Greshman of Cincinnati; No. 26 NT Dan Williams of Arizona and No. 31 DE Jerry Hughes of Indianapolis.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 27, 2010 2:42 pm
 

A look at the Jaguars offseason

The Florida Times-Union has a lengthy look at the Jaguars players and who performed well and who didn’t perform up to snuff during Jacksonville’s abbreviated offseason workouts.

Here are a couple of samples of who is on the rise and whose stock is falling, all from the keyboard of Vito Stellino .

Those whose have impressed:


QB David Garrard , who’s coming off a mediocre season in which he somehow found himself on the Pro Bowl roster (the reason that happened was because Peyton Manning played in the Super Bowl and three other QBs were injured and unable to play). All-time, Garrard is 31-31 as a starter, but apparently this offseason, he worked hard on his rhythm and timing.

RBs Rashad Jennings and Deji Karim : Jennings is coming off a rookie season in which he gained 202 yards, and Karim is a rookie taken in the sixth round of this year’s draft. In a battle to see who will back up starter Maurice Jones-Drew, Stellino writes both have shown good hands and both could add a dimension to the passing game.

DT Tyson Alualu , the surprising first-round pick of the Jaguars, “made an immediate impression,” before he missed the final week of workouts with an injured back.

Those who have not:

WR Troy Williamson: It’s been a somewhat-surprising fall for Williamson, the 2005 first-round pick (No. 7 overall) by the Vikings who seemed to have so much potential but who has caught just eight combined passes in 11 games during the past two seasons because of injuries. Stellino writes Williamson might not make the team.

LG Vince Manuwai , who’s started 94 of the 95 games he’s played at LG. Although he started all 16 contests last year, he apparently still hasn’t fully recovered from his ACL tear suffered in 2008. According to Stellino, he was the biggest disappointment of the offense.


--Josh Katzowitz

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