Archive for September, 2009

Wednesday injury reports: Tomlinson back at practice

The first official injury reports have the week were released Wednesday. While the Chargers finally got RB LaDainian Tomlinson back, a number of other key players — Willie Parker, Marc Bulger, Vince Wilfork and Cedric Benson — were unable to practice.

Buccaneers becoming a fantasy wasteland in 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently have exactly two viable fantasy starters, and neither of them is very reliable.

Random thoughts and worthless picks

I’m in Cajun country today but I’m not asking “Who Dat?” I’m ready to talk about those Bengal Tigers from well north of Baton Rouge.

GM: Bucs won’t release demoted QB Leftwich

Although the Buccaneers demoted QB Byron Leftwich in favor of second-year pro Josh Johnson, the team won’t release the veteran, general manager Mark Dominik said.

Hasselbeck progressing, not ruled out for Sunday

While Seahawks coach Jim Mora says Matt Hasselbeck is making progress from a broken rib, the quarterback is still suffering effects from the Week 2 hit that forced him to miss last week’s game against Chicago.

Playbook picks: Can Packers top Vikings?

There are a number of high-profile games this week, with the New York Jets at New Orleans and Green Bay at Minnesota. See who the NFL Network’s Playbook analysts think will win.

Mangini names Anderson starter over Quinn

Browns coach Eric Mangini has named Derek Anderson his starter for Sunday against Cincinnati.

Rams release veteran DT Thomas

The St. Louis Rams released 14-year veteran DT Hollis Thomas on Tuesday, a league source confirmed to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.

Chiefs sign former Cardinals TE Pope

The Chiefs signed former Cardinals TE Leonard Pope to a one-year contract, a source with knowledge of the deal confirmed.

Explaining the Wildcat

The Wildcat has left more than just NFL defenders confused and frustrated. In fact, just about everyone I talk to seems to have their own concept about what the Wildcat offense actually is. But here’s a breakdown of the offense that has become an answer to the Zone Blitz.

Cowboys RB Jones hurts knee, add Choice

Cowboys RB Felix Jones sprained a ligament in his left knee against the Panthers on Monday night, meaning that there could be a big hole in the Cowboys backfield. That also means that you need to add Tashard Choice to your fantasy back field right now.

Rams LB Vobora suspended four games

Linebacker David Vobora of the St. Louis Rams has been suspended without pay for the team’s next four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Saints place LT Brown on injured reserve

The season of Saints LT Jammal Brown is officially over. The Saints announced Tuesday the team placed Brown on the reserve/injured list and re-signed offensive lineman Nick Leckey.

NFL, players association have ‘positive meeting’

Representatives from the NFLPA met with NFL management representatives on Tuesday in New York. League spokesperson Greg Aiello termed it “a positive meeting,” adding, “we look forward to more constructive discussions.”

Eagles release QB Garcia, add veteran LB Trotter

The Philadelphia Eagles have confirmed that they have re-signed former middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter to a one-year deal and that they’ve cleared space for him on the active roster by cutting veteran quarterback Jeff Garcia.

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