Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Titans tight end Craig Stevens retires after eight seasons

Most of the out-of-the-blue retirements happen before training camp, and involve guys who don’t have a job.
But this one is from a guy who was actually employed.
According to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, Titans tight end Craig Stevens has decided to call it a career after eight seasons.
A solid blocker throughout his stint in the league, Stevens was part of an aging depth chart for the Titans, with Delanie Walker and Anthony Fasano. He re-signed with Tennessee this offseason on a one-year deal.
He started 11 games last year and had 12 catches. In his career, the former third-rounder caught 60 passes for 724 yards and six touchdowns.

Source: PFT.com
Author: Darin Gantt
Photo from Tennessee Titans via Twitter

Friday, August 19, 2016

Report: Texans unsure J.J. Watt will make the first two regular season games

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was careful not to put a specific date on when he’d return from back surgery.
And it appears that date is going to be at some point after the beginning of the regular season.
According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Texans coach Bill O’Brien was encouraged by the latest check on his star’s back, but was still unsure he was going to be able to play the first two regular season games.
He had a procedure to clean up a herniated disc, or as he put it to remove “a whole bunch of crap out of my back.”
Watt has dealt with a number of injury issues in the past but has never missed a regular season game, but having back surgery a month ago makes this one a bit different than some of the others.

Source: PFT.com
Author: Darin Gantt
Photo by Scott Halleran, Getty Images

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jordy Nelson passes physical, cleared to return to practice

Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson passed his physical Wednesday and has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.
Nelson, who missed all of last season after tearing his right ACL in a preseason game, felt some discomfort in his knee while preparing for training camp and was placed on PUP. The Packers are expected to still limit Nelson’s on-field activity over the next few weeks, but his activation clears the way for Nelson to be ready to play in the Sept. 11 season opener.
Nelson insisted this new injury was minor and wouldn’t slow him for long.
The Packers offense wasn’t the same without Nelson last year, and eventually getting him back to full strength will be a big boost for Aaron Rodgers and Company.

Source: PFT
Author: Zac JacksonAP
Photo Ann Heisenfelt

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Carson Wentz suffers hairline fracture in ribs

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will miss some time with an injury suffered in the preseason opener.
The Eagles have announced that Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs on Thursday night against the Buccaneers, although the statement from the team indicates that he could be back in as little as a couple of weeks.
“Carson felt some discomfort and soreness as we began this morning’s practice,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said. “We decided to limit him throughout the remainder of practice and, as a precaution, sent him for a CT scan after practice. The scan revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs. We do not know an exact timetable for his return, but we hope to have him back before the end of the preseason.”
The Eagles were hoping to use the preseason to get Wentz some live game experience, something he is not expected to get much of during the regular season. With Sam Bradford slated to start and Chase Daniel backing him up, Wentz may be inactive on Sundays in the fall.

Source: PFT.com
Author: Michael David Smith
Photo by Mitchell Leff, Getty Images

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