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  • Washington Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    04/27/16DBDavid BrutonLegPROBABLEWashington and Bruton agreed to a contract Monday, Stephen Czarda of the team's official site reports.

    The veteran safety primarily served on special teams during his seven-year stint with the Broncos, but eight starts litter his 104 career games. Last season, he received three nods in 13 appearances before suffering a season-ending broken right fibula in Week 15, finishing with 49 tackles (37 solo), two interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack. Although he missed Denver's run to Super Bowl glory, he'll have the opportunity to lock down the first regular starting gig as a professional with Washington.

    (Updated 03/15/2016)
    04/27/16TEDerek CarrierKneePROBABLECarrier (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington reports.

    Carrier tore his ACL and MCL this past Sunday , which forcast his placement on IR. Washington's tight-end ranks include Je'ron Hamm and Alex Smith behind clear No. 1 option Jordan Reed.

    (Updated 12/15/2015)
    04/27/16DBChris CulliverKneeQUESTIONABLECulliver was released by the Redskins on Monday.

    Culliver signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Redskins just last offseason, but made only six appearances for Washington prior to suffering a torn ACL and MCL during a November practice. Not only is Culliver a high-priced veteran coming off an injury, but the Redskins also drafted cornerback Kendall Fuller in the third round, and made a huge splash by adding All-Pro corner Josh Norman recently as well. Given those considerations, the 27-year-old Culliver was made expendable and will now look to land elsewhere prior to the season.

    (Updated 05/02/2016)
    04/27/16LBAdam HaywardKneeQUESTIONABLERedskins linebacker and special teams standout Adam Hayward sustained a season-ending knee injury in the second quarter of a preseason game Thursday against Detroit, a source has told ESPN.
    04/27/16RBMatt JonesGroinPROBABLEJones is expected to be 100 percent healthy when the Redskins' offseason program begins next month, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

    Jones had a minor hip procedure in January, forcing him to miss the Redskins' final two regular season games and their playoff loss as well. However, after having a couple months to recover, Jones is expected to be ready to assume Washington's starting running back position this season, beginning with his participation in next month's offseason program. Although coach Jay Gruden admitted the Redskins were gambling a bit in prioritizing Jones over recently-departed tailback Alfred Morris, the rising second-year player's size and explosiveness give him intriguing upside heading into the upcoming campaign.

    (Updated 03/28/2016)
    04/27/16TENiles PaulAnklePROBABLEPaul is treading a fine line as he recovers from a dislocated left ankle, combining weight work and cardio at Washington's facility, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the team's official site reports.

    Paul entered training camp last summer as the No. 1 tight end in Washington, only to sustain a season-ending ankle injury in the first preseason game. The stars were aligned for Jordan Reed's breakout campaign following Logan Paulsen's (toe) placement on injured reserve within a week of Paul's malady. Further straining his standing within the TE corps was the recent acquisition of Vernon Davis, but Paul's ability to log snaps at an open position (fullback) should help him find a place in the offense next season.

    (Updated 04/04/2016)
    04/27/16TELogan PaulsenToePROBABLEPaulsen is signing a one-year contract to remain with the Redskins, ESPN's Adam Caplin reports.

    Paulsen has spent his entire six-year career with the Redskins, but missed all of last season after having toe surgery in August. A backup tight end, Paulsen will hope for a healthy 2016 campaign, but his fantasy stock is minuscule at best.

    (Updated 03/11/2016)
    04/27/16RBSilas ReddSuspensionSUSPENDThe NFL has suspended Redd indefinitely for a violation of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Bans of this variety are due to continued positive tests, which is evident as Redd has yet to serve a four-gamer for a similar violation due to his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. Once healthy enough to return to the field, he'll have to bide his time and do his due diligence considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in charge of any reinstatement effort.

    (Updated 04/12/2016)
    04/27/16LBPerry RileyFootPROBABLERiley (foot) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.

    Riley, who is recovering from surgery on his right foot, made his return to practice this past week, suggesting that he could be ready to go by next weekend should Washington advance to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

    (Updated 01/10/2016)
    04/27/16WRAndre RobertsKneePROBABLERoberts is slated for season-ending knee surgery, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

    The procedure will repair a torn meniscus, which spurred three consecutive absences. Now on injured reserve, he'll end a dismal season with just 11 catches (on 21 targets) for 135 yards, though he did return one of seven kickoffs for a touchdown.

    (Updated 12/21/2015)
    04/27/16RBChris ThompsonShoulderPROBABLEThompson, who has signed his exclusive rights tender with Washington, could experience an expanded role in 2016 following the departure of Alfred Morris to the Cowboys.

    Bit by the injury bug throughout his first three seasons, Thompson finally made his presence felt on the field in 2015, totaling 35 carries for 216 yards, 35 receptions (on 48 targets) for 240 yards, and two touchdown grabs in 13 games. However, he required surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on Jan. 27, which is poised to impact his availability throughout the offseason program. Although he may lack for reps in May and June, Thompson is expected to serve as a change-of-pace option to Matt Jones at the start of training camp, assuming no more additions to the backfield.

    (Updated 03/29/2016)
    07/09/14DBTanard JacksonSuspensionSUSPEND (Updated 12/31/1969)
    Carolina Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    04/27/16WRKelvin BenjaminKneePROBABLEBenjamin (knee) expects to be a full participant in training camp this season, The Associated Press reports.

    Benjamin is still working his way back from the torn ACL he suffered in training camp last year, but seems poised to be 100 percent by the time camp rolls around this year. Although he's still limited in some of his offseason workouts, Benjamin expects to be a full participant this summer, which would enable the Panthers to fully incorporate their No. 1 wideout back into their offense.

    (Updated 04/25/2016)
    04/27/16DBBene' BenwikereLegPROBABLEBenwikere suffered a lower leg fracture during Sunday's game against the Falcons, ruling him out for the remainder of this season.

    Benwikere's injury raises a significant concern for the Panthers' secondary, as he not only started Carolina's past four games at outside cornerback, but he's also proven to be an excellent nickelback. With such versatility, the second-year Benwikere registered 59 tackles, nine passes defended and one sack this season. With veteran Charles Tillman (knee) sidelined recently, the Panthers may be in the market for further help to their secondary this week.

    (Updated 12/14/2015)
    04/27/16WRCorey BrownConcussionPROBABLEBrown left the Super Bowl with a concussion and will not return, according to CBS' broadcast of the game.

    Brown suffered his injury in the third quarter and was ruled out for good early in the fourth. He finished with four catches for 80 yards on seven targets, highlighted by an impressive 42-yard reception over two defenders. Brown's absence leaves the team with just three wide receivers -- Ted Ginn, Devin Funchess and Jerricho Cotchery.

    (Updated 02/07/2016)
    04/27/16LBThomas DavisArmPROBABLEDavis' broken arm is healing well, ESPN.com reports.

    Davis broke his right forearm during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory, but had surgery the next day and played through the subsequent pain just two weeks later in the Super Bowl. While Davis still has a metal plate in his arm and is unable to lift weights at the moment, he's been progressing well in his recovery, which has seen the pain in his arm subside. Although Davis still has to temper his offseason preparations, it appears he's on track to make a full recovery ahead of training camp.

    (Updated 04/25/2016)
    04/27/16WRStephen HillKneeQUESTIONABLEThe Panthers have re-signed Hill (knee) to a one-year deal.

    Hill, who would have become a restricted free agent otherwise, will now look to make his mark in the Carolina passing offense in 2016, but first he'll need to re-prove his health after missing last season after having suffered a torn ACL in training camp.

    (Updated 03/07/2016)
    04/27/16LBLuke KuechlyShoulderPROBABLEKuechly is on pace for a return after getting rid of the sling that aided in the immediate recovery from surgery on the partially torn labrum in his left shoulder, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. "It's going to be a gradual process," Kuechly said. "Once everybody gets back I'll be able to do some stuff, but they are going to alter and modify what I can do. We have time so we might as well use the time."

    Kuechly suffered the ailment in the regular season finale but missed no time thereafter, whether it was practice or in game, and he proceeded to make history, returning an interception for a touchdown in back-to-back playoff games. In addition to the game-breaking plays against the Seahawks and Cardinals, he totaled 29 tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery during the Panthers' three-game postseason run. As he proceeds through rehabilitation, Kuechly noted that he's avoiding weight-bearing exercises in favor of more cardio, namely "bike stuff and lower body stuff."

    (Updated 04/03/2016)
 
 
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