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Cam Newton Hid Extent Of Foot Injury

Sep 28, 2019 10:44 AM

Cam Newton said he was hiding how much his left foot sprain was bothering him before the season. Newton won't return to the field until he is 100 percent healed.

The Panthers have called the injury a midfoot sprain, which technically is a Lisfranc sprain.

"I've decided I will take time away from the game," Newton, 30, said in his first public comments since reinjuring the foot. "This is me being the bigger person and being real with myself and saying, 'Look, what's the ultimate goal you're trying to accomplish? Win the Super Bowl. OK, if you want to win the Super Bowl, this is the step you've got to take.'

"It could very well be a week. Or two weeks. It could be three weeks, it could be four weeks, it could be six weeks. But I have to understand and know if it takes that time, I trust in this team that they will -- we will -- still be in a great situation by the time I get back."

Newton admitted he probably shouldn't have even played in Week 1.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Fantasy, Injury

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Davante Adams Not Expected To Miss Significant Time With Toe Injury

Sep 27, 2019 4:41 PM

The toe injury suffered by Davante Adams in the Green Bay Packers' Week 4 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles is not believed to be serious.

Adams underwent an MRI on Friday.

Adams is not expected to miss significant time with the injury.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Injury

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Saquon Barley Advised Not To Undergo Surgery On Ankle

Sep 26, 2019 8:27 AM

Saquon Barkley has received a recommendation not to undergo surgery on his high-ankle sprain.

Barkley was evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay.

There had been a consideration for Barkley to undergo tightrope surgery.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: New York Giants, Fantasy, Injury

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Melvin Gordon To Report To Chargers On Thursday

Sep 25, 2019 8:50 PM

Melvin Gordon plans to report to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday.

Gordon has been holding out since the start of training camp.

The Chargers stopped negotiating with Gordon on a long-term deal, which negated any advantage he might have in continuing his holdout.

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Tags: Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Saquon Barkley Out 4-6 Weeks With High-Ankle Sprain

Sep 23, 2019 11:51 AM

Saquon Barkley is expected to miss the next four to six weeks with a high-ankle sprain.

Barkley suffered the injury during the New York Giants' Week 3 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Barkley was on the sideline in a walking boot and crutches during the game.

Barkley has rushed 37 times for 237 yards so far this season.

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Tags: New York Giants, Fantasy, Injury

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Patriots 'Looking Into Some Things' On Antonio Brown

Sep 20, 2019 3:31 PM

Bill Belichick stopped his news conference short after fielding several questions on the topic of Antonio Brown's off-the-field issues.

"I know there are questions about Antonio. We take all the situations with our team very seriously," Belichick said at the end of an opening statement that began with his thoughts on Sunday's opponent, the New York Jets. "There are some things that we're looking into, but I'm not going to have any comment on any of the off-the-field situations or questions on that. Anything on football, I'm happy to answer."

Belichick was then asked how he balances off-field issues with Brown.

"When we work on football, we work on football," Belichick said.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Cam Newton Ruled Out For Week 3, Kyle Allen To Start For Panthers

Sep 20, 2019 3:11 PM

Cam Newton has been ruled out of the Carolina Panthers' Week 3 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Kyle Allen will start for the Panthers at quarterback.

Newton aggravated a sprained left foot in his last game.

"He's actually coming along well," Ron Rivera said Friday on a conference call. "The unfortunate part was last week he was playing on a short week and the foot didn't have time to come back, as far as I understand it. It was pretty sore. It was just one of those things where we have to wait it out and see where it is [next week].

"The one thing we don't want to do is have another setback."


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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Fantasy, Injury

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Ben Roethlisberger Out For Season With Elbow Surgery

Sep 16, 2019 12:00 PM

Ben Roethlisberger will miss the remainder of the 2019 season with an elbow injury.

Roethlisberger will undergo surgery this week.

Roethlisberger underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed the extent of the injury.

Mason Rudolph will assume starting quarterback duties for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Fantasy, Injury

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Drew Brees Out Six Weeks With Thumb Surgery

Sep 16, 2019 10:54 AM

Drew Brees will undergo surgery on his thumb and will miss approximately six weeks.

Brees suffered the injury in the first quarter when hitting the hand of Aaron Donald at the end of an incomplete pass.

Brees has missed only one start because of injury since high school.

Teddy Bridgewater will start for the Saints in the absence of Brees.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Fantasy, Injury

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Ben Roethlisberger May Need Elbow Surgery

Sep 16, 2019 8:28 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers will make a decision about whether Ben Roethlisberger needs elbow surgery on Monday.

Roethlisberger wants to avoid surgery.

Roethlisberger exited late in the second quarter of Pittsburgh's Week 2 loss.

Mason Rudolph played well for the Steelers in place of Roethlisberger.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Fantasy, Injury

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NFL Won't Place Antonio Brown On Exempt List

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Derrius Guice Out 6-8 Weeks With Meniscus Surgery

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Sam Darnold Out Indefinitely With Mono

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Antonio Brown Sued For Sexual Assault By Former Trainer

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Antonio Brown Asked Social Media Experts For Advice On Getting Release

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Tyreek Hill Out Several Weeks With Collarbone Injury

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Melvin Gordon Prepared To Holdout Until Late November

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Raiders Release Antonio Brown

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'No Way' Antonio Brown Will Play For Raiders After Losing Guarantees

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Antonio Brown Issues 'Emotional Apology' During Team Meeting

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Chargers Break Off Extension Talks With Melvin Gordon

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