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Posted on: November 21, 2010 11:41 am
 

NFC Inactives, Week 11

Posted by Will Brinson

As always, we list the big name ACTIVES up top: Donald Driver, WR, Packers; Bernard Berrian, WR, Vikings, Darnell Dockett, Cardinals; Beanie Wells, RB, Cardinals, Clinton Portis, RB, Redskins

And INACTIVES right here:

Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers -- Stewart's out (concussion) and so is DeAngelo Williams, which means it's the Mike Goodson party against Baltimore. Somehow the Ravens aren't favored by more than two touchdowns yet.

Kevin Smith, RB, Lions -- Smith is actually on IR, so he's done for the year now.

Jimmy Clausen, QB, Panthers -- Clausen also suffered a concussion and won't play. Brian St. Pierre, away!

Brandon LaFell, WR, Panthers -- New Mad Lib game: _____ of the Panthers suffered a concussion Sunday.

LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB/KR, Cardinals: You probably shouldn't be starting their defense on your fantasy team. Unless it's bonuses for negative points.

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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: August 11, 2010 9:07 am
Edited on: August 11, 2010 9:43 am
 

Hot Routes 8.11.10: 'Reppin' the 1's'

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  • Former Panther Julius Peppers is, according to Brad Biggs , 'going to be a heck of a player to watch this season.' So that's great news for Bears' fans, who now only have to watch every other snap on defense to get full enjoyment out of their big free-agent acquisition.
  • DEAR GOD. There appears to be some sort of "rationale thought" going on in Oakland -- Jerry McDonald reports that Nnamdi Asomugha might actually spend time in 2010 shadowing the best wide receiver for the opposition. Instead of, you know, sitting at the right corner spot and guarding whoever opposing teams line up there. All due respect to the late George Steinbrenner, but the Raiders are operating just like the Yankees did once Big Stein was "less involved." I think we need some proof Al Davis is still alive.
  • Sean Weatherspoon could start the Falcons' opener . But he doesn't care whether he does or not. For some reason. I do, because I think he ends up winning Defensive Rookie of the Year (really active linebackers on contending teams just get so much more exposure than anyone else).
  • In news that produces negative emoticons (Cry ) for an NC State alum, Torry Holt might not even make the Patriots roster . He's listed at sixth on the WR depth chart right now -- maybe -- and Pats player personnel fella Nick Caserio won't tie down how many they'll keep. My take? If they cut him, the Panthers should bring him on to mentor their young guys. But I've only been saying that for three years.
 
 
 
 
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