Wednesday is hump day, and this particular Wednesday brings us further concerns from different teams, as well as some entertaining news from an ex QB.
Ninkovich tears Tricep –
The Patriots will be starting their season without their lead defensive end, as he walked away from practice with a confirmed torn tricep muscle. This is relatively good news, as a torn tendon would have required surgery and probably have put him out for the entire season. Unfortunately, this will require work on the depth chart for the Pats, but hopefully Ninkovich will be back on the field sooner rather than later.
Broncos to start with Sanchez –
Thursday will see the Broncos face off against the Bears, and Denver have confirmed that Mark Sanchez will be opening the snaps for the season. The veteran QB has been confirmed to throw the whole 1st quarter, before handing off to Siemian for the second. Paxton Lynch is down to throw for the whole second half, assuming that the Broncos are far enough ahead. How much of this plan will survive contact with the Bears defence, we will have to wait and see.
Tebow to MLB? –
Tim Tebow has expressed interest in playing Baseball. The ex-college player feels that he still has the skills to compete in the game, and his agents have been hyping up his abilities, opening up invites to luminaries in an open practice session. He won’t be the first player to step across, the question is, will he be able to live up to the hype, or slide into mediocrity? Here’s hoping his MLB career is better than his QB one.
Edelman shaky returning from PUP –
Julian Edelman appears to still be suffering from his injury after he left the field yesterday, frustrated by his foot. A full inspection declared he was still fit, and he had no further injury, but the Patriots will be taking it slow with Edelman if they want him to return to form this season.
Are Cruz’s days numbered? –
Victor Cruz left the Giants practice yesterday with a light groin strain, and this has forced the injury prone receiver down the depth chart, behind exciting new Rookie Sterling Shepard. Is it possible that this could be the beginning of the end for Cruz in New York?
Palmer at Arizona for life –
After last years performance, the Cardinals have signed Carson Palmer down for another 2 years. He confirmed yesterday that the Cardinals was where he intended to finish his career. The question is, can he finish it on high?
Lane Johnson out for 10 –
The Eagles suffered a major blow, as their Offensive Tackle, Lane Johnson was handed a ten game ban for breaching the Performance enhancing substances. This is his second ban, and so he has taken a heavier hit this time, after a four game ban was doled out in 2014. There is an appeal running from Johnson’s camp, but we all know how those go.