NFL Review 8/8-8/14

By LaDonna Williams

It’s a new week, that means it’s time for a new weekly review. This week’s NFL review there have been several severe injuries and a few that have been just a scare. There also have been, somewhat were they thinking moments.

Injuries

Lions, TE, Eric Ebron, hurt his lower leg in practice this past weekend. Different sources saying it was devastating, but others are saying it’s not as serious as it seems. Lions organization still hasn’t released a statement about his injury.

Buccaneers, DE, George Johnson, fractured his hip on Thursday at practice, he has been placed on the IR this past Saturday.

August 8, 2016

Dolphins, CB, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, tore his ACL in practice. He tore his other  ACL while playing at Oregon. Dolphins released him afterwards.

Bears, C, Hroniss Grasu, tore his ACL and he is out for the season

August 9, 2016

Patriots, DE, Rob Ninkovich, tore his triceps, return to be announced.

Patriots, WR, Julian Edelman, went down at practice today and needed help to get off the field. Later on sources stated the injury isn’t as bad as originally thought.

Giants, WR, Victor Cruz, left practice due to groin tightness. This isn’t good for Cruz because he just got off the injured reserved from last year’s injury. Can Cruz get 100% healthy this year?

Update on Stevie Johnson status as of  August 11th, he will be out for the rest of the year.

On Thursday, during the Eagles vs Tampa Bay game Carson Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs. He will miss a few weeks, the team thinks he will be back by week one. In the Steelers camp tight end Ladarius Green was sidelined not for an ankle injury, but for reoccurring headaches. At this point Steelers may want to look at another option at tight end.

On Saturday, Bills OLB IK Enemkpali tore his right ACL in the team’s preseason opener vs the Colts. He will be out the whole season.

Things that make you go hmm?

Eagles, OT, Lane Johnson facing 10-game suspension for PED violation. He is denying the report. He states what he took that triggered the violation isn’t on the NFL PED banned list.

On Aug 8th, RGIII was named starter by the Cleveland Browns. Was there another option?

Not really football related, but Tim Tebow has decided he wants to be a baseball player. Will he be a better baseball player than he was a quarterback? Good Luck Tim!

Did Jeff Fisher cut Deon Long for bringing a woman to his camp dorm room? The answer to that is YES! Long was cut July 31st but the reasons of why weren’t disclosed. It was until the Tuesday debut of Hard Knocks came on and it came out that evening.

Josh Norman is already causing issues with the Redskins. He decided (without notifying any of his coaches) to sign a deal with Fox to be a part of their NFL coverage. Yes, there are other players doing this, but I am pretty sure they spoke to their coaches before they signed the contract.

 Farewell

Wide receiver Lance Moore who just got signed by the Atlanta Falcons, announced his retirement. He has played in the NFL for 10 years.

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