Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Antonio Brown, Brian Leonard, Doug Martin, Emmanuel Sanders, Peyton Hillis, Pittsburgh Steelers, Plaxico Burress, Robert Griffin III, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
Redskins holding off RG3: For now, it appears that the Washington Redskins are sticking to their plan of holding back QB Robert Griffin III from team drills for the foreseeable future. Coach Mike Shanahan says no date has been set for RG3 getting back to team workouts. The quarterback has made it known that he’s ready to progress from working in 7-on-7 drills, but that’s really no surprise. It’s also no surprise that Washington is going to do everything in its power to make sure its franchise signal-caller is protected. The plan still appears to be to have him ready for the regular season opener, prepare your draft boards accordingly.
Burress tears rotator cuff: It looks like Plaxico Burress‘ career is over. The veteran receiver suffered a torn rotator cuff that is expected to keep him out for the entire season. The injury is certainly a blow to Burress’ comeback attempt, but it also puts a dent into Pittsburgh’s already-suspect wide receiver depth. Beyond Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders, there isn’t a lot there to boost the passing game — and there are still questions as to whether those two are really ready to carry the load. Look for the Steelers to add a free agent in the near future, but that person probably won’t be on many fantasy radars.
Hillis suffers knee injury: A few seasons ago when Peyton Hillis suffered a string of injuries, it was blamed on the Madden curse. Nowadays, it just appears to be the way of things with Hillis. The journeyman rusher left last night’s preseason game with an apparent knee injury, leaving a hole in Tampa Bay’s running back rotation. Hillis was signed to split time as both a fullback and a tailback; now that could be on hold for the moment. It’s not likely that he was going to put a dent into Doug Martin‘s touches this season, but it makes Brian Leonard a little more solid as the appropriate handcuff pick.
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