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Posted on: November 20, 2010 2:13 pm
 

Week 11 injury report analysis Part I

Posted by Andy Benoit

Ravens @ Panthers
M. Schaub (US Presswire)
Ravens guard Chris Chester is questionable with a skin infection. If he’s unable to go, utility backup Tony Moll would fill-in. That would be a downgrade in terms of run-blocking mobility, though Baltimore would survive.

The Panthers are without pretty much any offensive player worth watching. QB Jimmy Clausen is out (concussion). RB Jonathan Stewart is also concussed and won’t play. Same goes for rookie WR Brandon LaFell. RB DeAngelo Williams is done for the season with a foot injury. With backup RB Tyrell Sutton also out (ankle), the run game will fall on the shoulders of Mike Goodson. Against this Ravens defense it will be tough for the second-year pro to match his 100-yard output of a week ago.

Texans @ Jets

Matt Schaub is expected to play after being hospitalized midweek with a bursa sac problem. Schaub won’t have Owen Daniels (hamstring) to throw to, though.

The Jets are in a similar situation. QB Mark Sanchez (calf) was less than 100 percent all week but will play. But he won’t have arguably his favorite inside target, WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin). Expect TE Dustin Keller to play a more prominent role, especially given that Houston has no safeties who are adept in coverage and two linebackers who are questionable (Zach Diles, illness; Xavier Adibi, hamstring).

The only other injury of note here is Jets cornerback Dwight Lowery, who is out with a head injury.

Bills @ Bengals

No C.J. Spiller (hamstring) for the Bills, which means they’ll have to find someone else to dance along the outside running lanes and distrust the run-blocking. Hamstring injuries struck Buffalo’s defensive line, with Spencer Johnson out and Kyle Williams having been limited in practice this week.

The Bengals could list half their team as questionable with a bad attitude, but that would only be an admission of their failed personnel moves. Thus, they’ll stick to listing traditional injuries. Included in those injuries are both starting defensive ends being on the shelf (Antwan Odom, wrist; Jonathan Fanene, hamstring), backup DE Frostee Rucker likely joining them (knee, no practice all week) and DT Tank Johnson very doubtful with a bum knee. Slot CB Morgan Trent also has a bum knee and won’t play. If that’s not enough, LB Rey Maualuga (thigh) and S Chris Crocker (calf) were limited in practice and are both questionable.

Of course, we’re talking about two teams with a combined three wins, so really, besides Bills’ and Bengals’ friends and family, is anyone really that concerned about who takes the field Sunday?

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Posted on: November 19, 2010 5:24 pm
 

Hot Routes: 11.19.10: Mocking Brady's rant

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit and Will Brinson

Titans tight end Craig Stevens will miss a few weeks after having his knee scoped. G. Jackson (US Presswire)


The Jets will be without wideout Jerricho Cotchery (groin) this week .


Maurice Clarett has completed his first full football season since 2002 when he was a superstar at Ohio State


An arrest warrant has been issued for former NFL defensive tackle Grady Jackson. Authorities believe he has a $50,000 watch that he shouldn’t have. Jackson says it’s all a misunderstanding .


Want to see an unbelievably hysterical Tom Brady rant mock video ?


DeAngelo Williams' contract situation .


Marion Barber won't be benched in Dallas.


Ravens not underestimating Brian St. Pierre. In unrelated news, they won the award for "Most Cliche Gamespeak of 2010 ".


The Chiefs may be without sensational rookie tight end Tony Moeaki this week (he suffered a head injury late against the Broncos).

Joey Galloway is getting dumped on in Washington . He’s had a very solid career, but is it a surprise that the 38-year-old who couldn’t stick on the Steelers or Patriots rosters last season is struggling now?


Rams punter Donnie Jones is getting some love .


Linebacker Mark Simoneau has retired after his short-lived comeback effort in Kansas City resulted in him going on Injured Reserve .


As expected, Rob Ryan’s name is starting to be tossed around in head coaching discussions.


The Broncos brought back running back Andre Brown. He was with the Giants in training camp, the Broncos early in the season, then the Jags for a few weeks, then the Colts and now the Broncos again. So is he extremely wanted or extremely unwanted ?


The Packers are giving Sam Shields another crack at punt returns .


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Posted on: November 17, 2010 12:15 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2010 1:16 pm
 

DeAngelo Williams to IR, Pike to start Sunday?

Posted by Will Brinson

Any hope for (immediate) future success from the Panthers could take a hit as early as today, with Pro Bowl running back DeAngelo Williams possibly heading to injured reserve, thereby ending his season.

According to Adam Schefter at ESPN, the Panthers are "strongly considering" putting Williams on IR with a "strained arch."

Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer also believes that we've "probably" seen DeAngelo's last game as a Panther this year.

At some point, The Onion is going to release a spoof about the Panthers putting everyone on IR, but this is a move that makes sense for Carolina.

Because they're not competitive (at all) this season, and even though Williams is in the last year of his deal, if the team wants to re-sign him past this year (which they've indicated they do), putting additional workload on an injured back in meaningless games is a fruitless exercise.

Update (1:10): DeAngelo Williams was officially placed on injured reserve Wednesday, ending the running back's season with the Panthers (and, possibly, his career in Charlotte, but more on that once it becomes an issue.) Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton didn't practice Wednesday, meaning Mike Goodson should get the, um, panther's share of carries for Carolina on Sunday.

Jimmy Clausen also missed practice on Wednesday, meaning Tony Pike projects as the likely starter for the Panthers Sunday.

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Posted on: November 14, 2010 12:17 pm
 

NFC Inactives, Week 10

Posted by Will Brinson

Per usual, we list the big name ACTIVES up top:

And then the INACTIVES below: Kellen Winslow, TE, Buccaneers,

- Jonathan Stewart, Tyrelle Sutton/DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers: You probably knew this already, but just as a reminder, the Panthers are starting both Jimmy Clausen and Mike Goodson this week. And Brinson is lucky enough to tweet about this game too! Watch out, it's a scorcher.

- Armanti Edwards, WR, Panthers: He's actually listed as the third quarterback, but you won't be seeing any Wild Mountaineer Sunday unless it's total desperation.

- Sidney Rice, WR, Vikings: Rice wasn't removed from the PUP list and as a result won't play for Minnesota.

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Posted on: November 13, 2010 10:33 pm
 

Week 10 injury news and analysis, part IV

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Panthers at Buccaneers

Tampa Bay center Jeff Faine, who’s missed the past four games, badly wants to get back into action after dealing with a quadriceps injury, while T Jeremy Trueblood (out the past two contests with a knee) looks to return as well. Both are questionable and game-time decisions.

Faine had full participation in all three practices this week, while Trueblood was full-go for two of them, but Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris wants to see how they look in pregame warmups before giving them the go-ahead.

For Carolina, RBs Jonathan Stewart (concussion) and DeAngelo Williams (foot) are out and won’t play. So that’s, you know, not a great sign for the Panthers. LB Nic Harris, meanwhile, is probable.

Lions at Bills

It looks like QB Shaun Hill will get the chance to replace the injured Matthew Stafford for the second time this season. Hill, who broke his forearm the first time he took over the Detroit offense this year, is probable to make his return to the game. Among the questionables for the Lions: DE Cliff Avril, S C.C. Brown, CB Chris Houston and CB Alphonso Smith.

Also, K Jason Hanson is out, and in response this week, Detroit signed Dave Rayner. Which is unfortunate, because I think all of us would have liked to see Ndamukong Suh take another crack at kicking point after attempts and field goals.

Three players Buffalo really could use this week are out, including LB Andra Davis, LB Shawne Merriman, and WR Roscoe Parrish.

Eagles at Redskins

There are seven Washington players on the injury report. All of them are questionable. They include OT Stephon Heyer, S LaRon Landry  QB Donovan McNabb, LB Brian Orakpo, WR Brandon Banks, RB Clinton Portis, and RB Ryan Torain.

Of those seven, Portis won’t play but Torain will, along with McNabb. A decision about Banks will be made gametime. The Redskins would like to have him back, because he’s been so good as a return specialist.

Eagles G Max Jean-Gilles, who’s been feeling the effects of a concussion, was cleared to play today. He remains questionable, though, on the injury report. Meanwhile, G Nick Cole is probable, and coach Andy Reid hasn’t determined who will start between the two of them.

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Posted on: November 10, 2010 2:25 pm
 

Clausen, Goodson starting for Panthers

Posted by Will Brinson

Because you didn't get enough about the Panthers in the awesome column about their coaching situation from earlier, here's something for you: Jimmy Clausen and Mike Goodson will start for Carolina on Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Clausen is kind of expected, as Matt Moore is done for the year and his only competition is Tony Pike, the rookie out of Cincinnati. If Clausen struggles, though, don't be surprised to see John Fox give Pike some run.

Goodson is the backup to the backup to the backup in Carolina (and you could even argue one more backup there with Tyrell Sutton in play), but because of injuries to Jonathan Stewart (concussion), DeAngelo Williams (foot sprain) and Sutton (ankle), Goodson could get the majority of touches for the Panthers.

In fact, he's one out of that group who practiced Wednesday, and so Fox went ahead and named him the starter.

There's still a chance that Williams, who's day-to-day, could play in Week 10, but considering the Panthers only have pride left to play for, they're certainly not going to force the franchise's best player onto the field if he's not ready to go.

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Posted on: November 9, 2010 10:44 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2010 10:45 pm
 

Otah to IR, 'Cats grab Brown, Williams to play?

Posted by Will Brinson

We can probably put the Carolina Panthers season to bed -- officially anyway -- today, as the 'Cats put tackle Jeff Otah on injured reserve, ending his season. 

Otah might not seem like the key to a franchise resurrection, but his season-long absence has been a tremendous hinderance to a typically powerful ground game. Missing Otah meant moving Geoff Schwartz from his natural right guard to right tackle, and an overall weakening of the line.

Now, DeAngelo Williams' injury doesn't exactly help things, and as things stand right now, the Panthers might be rolling with just Mike Goodson on Sunday against the Buccaneers -- which is why they claimed Andre Brown (a local product who attended Rose in Greenville, NC, and then NC State) off of waivers when the Colts dropped him.

Although Darin Gantt of the Rock Hill Herald pointed out Tuesday night that Williams was spotted "walking without a boot or limp Monday." So maybe, given the likelihood that Stewart will miss time, Williams can go against Tampa's weak run defense.

Brown might see some burn as a backup to the backup (five times over) if Williams can't play on against Tampa, but he probably won't spur a Panthers winning streak.

Not that any one player, outside of an MVP-caliber quarterback, really could this point.

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Posted on: November 7, 2010 1:42 pm
 

Jonathan Stewart carted off field after fumble

Posted by Will Brinson

With DeAngelo Williams already out, the Panthers were leaning on Jonathan Stewart early. Now it appears they might have to dig deep in the their running back depth chart, as Stewart was carte off following a fumble against the Saints.

It's hard to say exactly what the extent of Stewart's injury was -- a possible concussion after getting drilled by Saints' safety Darren Sharper seems like the logical conclusion, but it could also be one of those injuries where we hear he's "questionable to return with a neck injury."

For now, expect to see Mike Goodson get the majority of the carries for the rest of the game against New Orleans.

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