Tag:William Hayes
Posted on: September 19, 2010 11:35 am
Edited on: September 19, 2010 12:05 pm

AFC Inactives: Week 2

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Names of people who are ACTIVE include Todd Heap and Lardarius Webb.

Keith Rivers, LB, Bengals: He's been bothered by a bad foot, and that's bad news for the Bengals defense. Rivers might be the best LB on the roster, and Cincinnati's run defense will suffer from his absence. Brandon Johnson will take his place.

Jake Delhomme, QB, Browns:
This is no surprise. He was doubtful coming into the weekend with an ankle injury, and now, it's official. Seneca Wallace, who doesn't have the throwing potential of Delhomme but has good scrambling ability, will get the start.

Jon McGraw, FS, Chiefs:
He was expected to start - especially after being in the lineup in Week 1 - but instead, Kansas City's coaches are going with the youth movement. The Chiefs will start fifth-round pick Kendrick Lewis, who's exceeded expectations in his first season, and together with Eric Berry, that's a very young safeties corps.

William Hayes, DL, Titans: After missing the season-opener last week, it was thought Hayes possibly could play today. Hayes, in fact, said this week that if he was needed, he definitely could go against Pittsburgh. Ultimately, a lack of conditioning might have been the reason he's not playing.

Casey Hampton, NT, Steelers: With Titans RB Chris Johnson coming to town, this isn't great news for Pittsburgh, even though everybody knew this was going to happen. Chris Hoke likely will take his place.

Jared Gaither, OT, Ravens: The right side of Baltimore's offensive line still remains in limbo, because Gaither still hasn't recovered from his back injury. He says he's doing well and recovering, but that hasn't translated into anything on the field. Marshal Yanda gets the start in his place.

Ikaika Alama-Francis, LB, Dolphins:
He missed last week with an illness, and he was scratched about 90 minutes before Miami's win at Buffalo. Apparently, he's still sick, and apparently, Koa Misi, who had a good game last week, has passed him on the depth chart.

Paul Posluszny , LB, Bills: We knew this already. Posluszny is out a couple weeks with a knee injury. But it's worth noting that perhaps the happiest player about this news is Green Bay TE Jermichael Finley. He might be in for a big day.

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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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