Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Big news from around the NFL
Wow...one week you hear Steve Slaton's arm is tingling, the next he's on IR with a potentially serious spine injury. If you have Chris Brown, don't drop him. If he's available, go get him. Ryan Moats is a desperation play only.
Also joining Slaton on IR this week is Clinton Portis, which comes as less of a shock. Good news for the long-term value of Rock Cartwright, though he's stuck in a committee arrangement. Still like his chances against the terrible Raiders run defense this week.
All signs point to DeSean Jackson returning to action in Week 14 after sitting out last week due to his concussion. Brian Westbrook actually returned to practice today too, but don't count on him playing any time soon.
Kurt Warner hurt his hip on the last play of the game Sunday night -- begging the question "Why was Warner in so late in a blowout?" -- but it doesn't look like it's going to be an issue for Week 14. That said, it figures that Warner is playing Monday night, so you'll have to take your chances if you want to start him.
Matt Schaub dislocated his non-throwing shoulder on Sunday, but he's not expected to miss this week's start against Seattle. Still, he comes with some measure of risk.
Looks like Hines Ward will be a game-time decision on Thursday night. I'm guessing he sits out against the Browns, making Mike Wallace a viable fill-in for this sweet matchup.
Shaun Suisham is out, Graham Gano is in as Redskins K. Just reporting the news, folks.
New Orleans should pick him up just to say thank you.