Please, no preseason injuries!
Most of the big-name players will sit out from the game as both teams still have four other preseason games to play before the first regular-season Sunday arrives on Sept. 9. Don’t expect to see Joe Flacco or even Mitchell Trubisky. Instead, it’ll be the young guys and those fighting for their roster lives out on the field. It’ll be a lot like the fourth preseason games of the year, but with even less playing time for the starters.
But regardless of who plays and who doesn’t, let’s just hope there are no injuries. Before any games have been played, at least seven NFL players have already suffered a torn ACL this offseason and more have endured season-ending injuries. On Wednesday the Patriots placed Jordan Matthews on IR and it was confirmed that Packers linebacker Jake Ryan tore his ACL.
It's August 1st and at least seven players have already torn their ACL this offseason:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 1, 2018
* Packers LB Jake Ryan
* Chargers TE Hunter Henry
* Eagles LB Paul Worrilow
* Panthers RB Fozzy Whitaker
* Rams DE Morgan Fox
* Bengals G Rod Taylor
* Lions FB Nick Bawden https://t.co/3bFvmym2kF
Injuries are an inevitable part of football. They happen in practice (as Deshaun Watson and Teddy Bridgewater know all too well) and they happen in games — both meaningless and meaningful. Tonight’s game is as meaningless as they get and it would be nice to see everyone come away healthy.
And beyond tonight, let’s hope we see no (OK, as few as possible) injuries this preseason. Please, injury gods!
Detroit’s gone out of its way to make the ground game an equal partner in the offense this year.
“If we were all as tough as you, we’d probably win a bunch of Super Bowls,” Andrew Luck told Ella Whistler.
It’s DEFINITELY one of these nice things.
“If I’d played against Jay Cutler more, I’d be in the Hall of Fame,” he said.
Leon Lett, Dan Orlovsky, and Griff Whalen are a part of NFL history for the wrong reasons.
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The #Browns just practiced throwing balls high and deep out of bounds. That is not a mis-tweet.— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) August 1, 2018
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