Injury - Football Wiretap

Saints Expect Michael Thomas To Be Ready For Camp

May 27, 2022 9:02 AM

Michael Thomas isn't participating in OTAs with the New Orleans Saints, but the team expects him back from his ankle injury in time for training camp.

Dennis Allen added that Thomas is present and rehabbing with the team during the voluntary workout period.

The 29-year-old wide receiver missed the entire 2021 season with the ankle injury after he delayed his first surgery to repair multiple ligaments until June -- then suffered a setback in November that required a follow-up procedure. 

"I think he's doing well in his rehab. He's not ready yet. But he's here, he's rehabbing, he's getting himself better. And we're certainly anxious to get him out here," Allen said. "I know that he's working his tail off to get himself back. And we feel good about where he's at right now."

When asked whether Thomas will be ready for training camp, Allen said, "That's certainly our plan."

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Injury, Misc Rumor

Judge Denies NFL's Motion To Dismiss Jon Gruden's Lawsuit

May 26, 2022 9:23 AM

A Nevada judge has ruled in favor of Jon Gruden on two motions, opening the possibility of a jury trial on his "tortious interference" claim that the NFL selectively leaked Gruden's emails to force his removal as Las Vegas Raiders coach on Oct. 11.

Judge Nancy L. Allf denied the NFL's motion to compel arbitration as well as the league's motion to dismiss the case outright. The suit will now go to trial unless a settlement is reached.

The NFL said in a statement given to multiple media outlets that it would appeal.

"We believe Coach Gruden's claims should have been compelled to arbitration, and we will file an appeal of the Court's determination. The Court's denial of our motion to dismiss is not a determination on the merits of Coach Gruden's lawsuit, which, as we have said from the outset, lacks a basis in law and fact and proceeds from a false premise -- neither the NFL nor the Commissioner leaked Coach Gruden's offensive emails."

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Tags: Las Vegas Raiders, Injury, Legal

Buccaneers Have No Timetable For Chris Godwin's Return

May 19, 2022 9:52 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't have a timetable for Chris Godwin's return from an ACL injury suffered last season.

Godwin signed a three-year, $60 million contract this offseason.

"When he's ready to go, he's ready to go. We don't put a timetable on it," Todd Bowles said. "He's coming along. Obviously, he's better than where he was. But, he's not where he needs to be. He's coming along – he works hard."

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Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Injury

Tarik Cohen Tears Achilles During Instagram Workout

May 18, 2022 8:38 AM

Tarik Cohen suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during a training session being livestreamed on his Instagram account, according to a source.

Cohen was released by the Chicago Bears in March after a series of past injuries.


Tags: Chicago Bears, Injury, Misc Rumor

Dolphins Reach Agreement On Deal With Melvin Ingram

May 16, 2022 9:14 AM

The Miami Dolphins have reached an agreement on a deal with Melvin Ingram, according to a source.

The defensive end adds depth to a pass rush that was one of the NFL's most aggressive last season.

Earlier this month, the Kansas City Chiefs had placed the unrestricted free agent tender on Ingram, meaning his signing with the Dolphins will count against the NFL's compensatory-pick formula.

If Ingram had gone unsigned by July 22, the Chiefs would have retained exclusive negotiating rights to him at 110% of his 2021 salary, which would have been $4.4 million.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Injury, Trade Rumor

Travis Etienne On Track After Missing Rookie Season

Apr 13, 2022 9:28 AM

Travis Etienne is on track in his rehabilitation from a foot injury that caused him to miss his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The running back has found some silver linings in missing the team's 2021 season.

"Just seeing the results, you're definitely like, 'Whew, if there was any year to miss, I missed a great one,'" Etienne said.

He's still limited in some of his weight-room work but is doing "the majority of the stuff" in terms of on-field work and is 85-90% recovered from the Lisfranc injury to his left foot that he suffered during a preseason game last August. He expects to be fully cleared by training camp.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Injury, Misc Rumor

Giants, Daniel Jones Say Neck Injury Is In The Past

Apr 5, 2022 8:35 AM

The New York Giants and Daniel Jones are confident about the quarterback's health, having no doubts that his neck issues are in the past.

"Yeah, I'll be cleared and ready to go," Jones said.

Both Jones and the team have been steadfast about their belief that the neck injury he suffered late last year would not be a long-term problem. 

Jones is preparing to be the team's starting quarterback again this upcoming season, even with a new general manager and coach in place. New York also signed veteran Tyrod Taylor to a two-year contract last month.

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Tags: New York Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jimmy Garoppolo To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Still Likely To Be Traded

Mar 2, 2022 1:25 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo will soon undergo shoulder surgery that will sideline him until this summer. Garoppolo injured his shoulder during the San Francisco 49ers' Wild Card win over the Dallas Cowboys. 

The surgery is not expected to impact Garoppolo's trade status and remains likely to be dealt this month.

Sources say there is "significant interest" in Garoppolo from multiple teams.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Joe Burrow Suffered Knee Sprain, Won't Require Surgery

Feb 16, 2022 8:47 AM

Joe Burrow suffered a knee injury in the second half of Super Bowl LVI, but the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback won't require surgery.

With 11:55 left in the fourth quarter, Burrow was sacked by Von Miller. His facial expression was caught by television cameras and it indicated that he was in serious pain as he clutched his right knee.

He limped off the field under his own power and finished the game.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury

Odell Beckham Tears ACL In Left Knee For Second Time In 16 Months

Feb 16, 2022 8:48 AM

Odell Beckham Jr. is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in his left knee for the second time in 16 months.

Beckham had made a significant first-half impact in the Rams' 23-20 win, catching passes of 35 and 17 yards, including the game's first touchdown, on three targets. 

"There was a moment I was in the back room and they told me I was done, I couldn't play. And I had to come back out there and be a part of this because it's so much bigger than myself," Beckham said, via CBS Sports. "And these boys pulled through and made it happen."

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury

Jalen Hurts Having Left Ankle Surgery

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Derrick Henry Expected To Start Against Bengals

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Derrick Henry Passes Test With Contact Practice

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Matthew Stafford: Toe Won't Be An Issue Against Buccaneers

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Jimmy Garoppolo Has 'Slightly' Sprained Throwing Shoulder

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JuJu Smith-Schuster Activated For Playoff Game Against Chiefs

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Matthew Stafford Says Toe OK, Not Feeling Playoff Pressure

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Alabama's Jameson Williams Suffered Torn ACL In Title Game

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Titans Decline To Activate Derrick Henry For Week 18

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Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon Out For Week 18

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Baker Mayfield Out For Week 18, Will Undergo Surgery Immediately

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Baker Mayfield To Undergo Offseason Surgery On Left Shoulder

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Baker Mayfield To Have Shoulder Surgery

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Derrick Henry Could Return To Practice This Week

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Cowboys Fear Michael Gallup Tore ACL On Touchdown Catch

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Ravens Hope Lamar Jackson Can Play Week 17

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Kirk Cousins Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Week-To-Week With Bruised Shoulder

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Jimmy Garoppolo Could Miss Week 17 With Thumb Injury

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Vikings Place Dalvin Cook On Reserve/COVID-19 List

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