Injury - Football Wiretap

Marcus Mariota Unlikely To Play In Week 17

Dec 30, 2018 12:10 PM

Marcus Mariota is not expected to play in the Tennessee Titans' pivotal Week 17 game against the Colts with a playoff berth on the line. 

Mariota is dealing with a nerve issue that is putting his overall playing status in jeopardy.

Mariota is officially listed as questionable and reportedly will test his arm in pregame warm-ups. But one source told ESPN that an independent spine specialist has warned the Titans that further damage would put Mariota's ability to throw the football at significant risk beyond this weekend.

Blaine Gabbert will start in place of Mariota.

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Injury

Todd Gurley Felt Similar Knee Issues After Week 1

Dec 28, 2018 10:16 AM

Todd Gurley had the same type of knee issues he has now following Week 1 when he rushed for 108 yards and caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. 

"It was a similar situation," Sean McVay said.

Gurley said Thursday that he, "Felt like s---" after the Monday night game in Week 1.

"It was bad," Gurley said. "I was contemplating on giving the Rams back their money and everything. It was bad. It was real bad."

Gurley's knee, however, felt better a few days after Week 1, which is not the case currently. 

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury

Frank Gore Won't Need Surgery, Hopes To Play In 2019

Dec 21, 2018 12:49 PM

Frank Gore will not need surgery on his sprained foot and wants to return for the 2019 season.

An unrestricted free agent this offseason, Gore would like to return to the Dolphins if the two sides can work out a deal.

In 14 games this season, Gore led the Dolphins with 722 rushing yards and an average of 4.6 yards per carry. 

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

Todd Gurley Doesn't Practice, Thinks He'll 'Be Fine'

Dec 21, 2018 8:26 AM

Todd Gurley hasn't practiced due to inflammation in his left knee, but thinks he'll be able to play on Sunday.

The Los Angeles Rams are preparing for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16.

"I think I'll be fine (to play Sunday)," Gurley said. "Just taking it day by day, recovering, resting, trying to feel better."

The Rams (11-3) have clinched the NFC West, but a first-round bye in the playoffs is still up for grabs.

"We got a game and I'm pretty sure me being out there, if I can be out there, I would put this team in a good position to help them win," Gurley said. "So why wouldn't I be out there if I can play in this situation? We just lost two, trying to get a first-round bye, like, that's what we are trying to do. We're trying to win."

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury, Misc Rumor

James Conner Doesn't Expect To Play Week 16

Dec 20, 2018 3:09 PM

James Conner does not expect to play in Week 16. 

Conner has missed the past two games for the Pittsburgh Steelers with an ankle injury.

"I'm trying," Conner said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's day by day. These high-ankle sprains are deceiving. I can walk around fine, I'm not limping around, but when I'm out there on the field, cutting and stuff, I'm just not ready yet."

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Fantasy, Injury

Keenan Allen Expected To Play Against Ravens

Dec 20, 2018 8:29 AM

Keenan Allen, who left last Thursday's Los Angeles Chargers-Kansas City Chiefs game with a hip pointer, is expected to play on Saturday night, according to a source.

Allen has looked improved and ready at practice this week as the Chargers prepare for the Baltimore Ravens.

He has 88 receptions for 1,074 yards and six touchdowns this season.


Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cam Newton Done For 2018 With Sore Shoulder

Dec 19, 2018 4:19 PM

The Carolina Panthers will sit Cam Newton for the final two games of the season as he deals with a sore throwing shoulder.

Marty Hurney confirmed Wednesday that Newton will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons. 

Newton has been battling soreness in his right shoulder since throwing 22 passes in the fourth quarter of a comeback victory against Philadelphia on Oct. 21.

Newton said nothing he has tried, from acupuncture to massage, has worked.

"You can't rub magic dust on it, go to this or that person, have the placebo things done where you think certain things are what they are -- and you come out and you're still the same,'' Newton said at the time. "Over the past couple of weeks, nothing has really changed.''

David Newton/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

Devonta Freeman 'Won't Make It Back' This Season

Dec 19, 2018 9:46 AM

Dan Quinn admitted during his weekly radio spot that Devonta Freeman won't return to the Atlanta Falcons this season.

Quinn said Freeman "won't make it back" with just two games left.

Freeman suffered a hamstring injury in Atlanta's season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. He returned in Week 5, but hasn't played since.

Jared Dubin/CBS Sports

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Injury, Misc Rumor

Eagles To Start Nick Foles In Week 16, Leave Carson Wentz Off IR

Dec 17, 2018 1:07 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles will stick with Nick Foles as their starting quarterback for Week 16.

The Eagles will not place Carson Wentz on injured reserve at this time.

Sunday's win by the Eagles and the loss by the Cowboys leaves Philadelphia in the playoff picture.

Wentz is facing a three-month recovery for his back injury.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

Alex Smith Released From Hospital With Encouraging Prognosis

Dec 16, 2018 10:25 AM

Alex Smith has been released from the hospital with an encourage prognosis after multiple surgeries on his broken leg.

There is some level of optimism that Smith may be able to return to the NFL.

The priority for now is simply recovering from a spiral leg fracture that became infected after multiple surgeries.

If Smith were unable to play, Washington would have to eat $20.4 million worth of salary-cap space next season and $21.4 million in 2020.

A financial scenario such as this would place Washington back into the same position they were in during the 2012 season when they were docked $36 million worth of cap space for illegally structuring contracts in 2010.

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Injury, Misc Rumor

Odell Beckham Jr. Ruled Out For Week 15 With Quad Injury
Odell Beckham didn't practice Thursday and went off-site for further evaluation.


Carson Wentz Facing Three-Month Recovery Time For Stress Fracture
Carson Wentz is unlikely to play again this season.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Carson Wentz Has Fractured Vertebra
Nick Foles will start in place of Carson Wentz.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Carson Wentz Unlikely To Play Against Rams
Nick Foles has been told to be ready to face the Rams.


Melvin Gordon Will Be Game-Time Decision Against Chiefs
Melvin Gordon has missed the last two games with a sprained right knee.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Out For Week 14 With Quad Injury
Odell Beckham was downgraded on Saturday, and he did not travel with the team.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Sammy Watkins Out 4-6 Weeks With Foot Injury
The Chiefs recently signed Kelvin Benjamin to give the team more depth at wide receiver.

Sam Mellinger/Kansas City Star

Alex Smith Suffering From Post-Op Infection In Leg
Alex Smith will likely need to undergo further procedures to treat the infection.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Cam Newton's Repaired Shoulder Still Bothering Him
Cam Newton is still experiencing pain in his right shoulder a year and a half after it was surgically repaired.

David Newton/ESPN

Emmanuel Sanders Out For Season With Torn Achilles Tendon
Emmanuel Sanders leads the Broncos in catches (71), receiving yards (868) and receiving touchdowns (four).

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

A.J. Green Done For Season With Toe Surgery
A.J. Green suffered a toe injury in Game 8 and missed Games 9-11.

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Steelers Rule Out James Conner For Week 14
Jaylen Samuels will likely lead Pittsburgh's rushing attack with James Conner sidelined.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Colt McCoy Done For Season With Fractured Fibula
The Redskins have lost another quarterback after Colt McCoy suffered a season-ending injury on Monday night.

John Keim/ESPN

James Conner Suffers Leg Contusion In Loss
James Conner suffered a lower right leg contusion in the Steelers' 33-30 loss to the Chargers on Sunday night.

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