Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Alfonso Smith, Andre Ellington, Arizona Cardinals, Geno Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars, Mark Sanchez, Maurice Jones-Drew, New York Jets, rashard mendenhall, Ryan Williams, Stepfan Taylor
Sanchez listed as day-to-day: In the latest episode of “As the Jets QBs Turn”, Mark Sanchez won’t suit up for the fourth preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles, after injuring his shoulder in Saturday’s win over the Giants. The good news is that the injury doesn’t appear to be season-ending. The bad news is that is throws an already uncertain quarterback situation into an even further lurch. As long as Sanchez is on the shelf, it should be Geno Smith’s job. Either way, this bodes well for the fantasy future of Chris Ivory.
Jags concerned about MJD: All offseason, Maurice Jones-Drew has been proclaiming that he’s on track for the start of the regular season, that road might have hit a speed bump. The Jaguars have used their veteran rusher quite sparingly during the preseason — giving him just 10 carries in two appearances. Most likely, this is just head coach Gus Bradley’s way of making sure Jones-Drew gets to Week 1 without taking too much unnecessary punishment. However, fantasy owners would certainly like to see a touch more of a player that enters the season with some questions marks around him.
Cards shopping Williams?: Apparently it doesn’t matter that Rashard Mendenhall is dealing with “looseness” in his right knee, the Arizona Cardinals could look to move backup running back Ryan Williams. Injuries have all but halted the still-budding career of the former Virginia Tech standout. In two seasons, Williams has played in just five games and logged 58 carries. His potential departure from Arizona clears the way for a trio of backs to be Mendenhall’s understudy — Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington. Although head coach Bruce Arians says he would like to find one three-down back, Mendenhall’s recent injury issues could force the Cardinals to change their plans.
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