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News: Injury

Geno Smith open to being a backup

Monday, February 27, 2017 7:11 PM EST
New York Jets impending free-agent QB Geno Smith (knee) said he is open to being a backup for a team but believes he can still be a starter. He should be a full participant once training camp starts because he is in the fifth month of his recovery from knee surgery and was expected to be sidelined for six to eight months.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

C.J. Anderson should be cleared soon

Monday, February 27, 2017 4:35 PM EST
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson (knee) is expected to be cleared from his knee surgery in two weeks, according to sources.
104.3 The Fan - Cecil Lammey

Josh Doctson nearing full health

Monday, February 27, 2017 3:32 PM EST - updated
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') is expected to be 100 percent by the end of March.
106.7 The Fan - Brian McNally

Kendell Beckwith won't work out

Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:23 AM EST
Louisiana State LB Kendell Beckwith (knee) will not work out at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine because he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
BleacherReport.com - Matt Miller

Ryan Ramczyk won't work out

Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:18 AM EST
Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramczyk (hip) will not work out at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine because he is recovering from postseason surgery on a torn labrum in his right hip.
BleacherReport.com - Matt Miller

Jarrad Davis won't work out

Sunday, February 26, 2017 9:52 AM EST
Florida LB Jarrad Davis (ankle) will not participate in drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine due to an ankle injury which also caused him to miss four games during the 2016 season. However, Davis will attend the combine to meet with interested teams and will do a full workout on Florida's pro day.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jack Mewhort on the mend

Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:26 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts OG Jack Mewhort (knee) said he has 'come a long way' since his surgery and is ready to go for next season.
Colts.com - Andrew Walker

Trevor Siemian optimistic

Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:26 AM EST
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is out of his sling and is optimistic he will be ready for OTAs, but an exam next month will help determine an exact timetable for his return.
Denver7 Sports - Troy Renck

Ryan Tannehill healthy

Friday, February 24, 2017 4:06 PM EST - updated
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will be able to participate in all of the Dolphins' offseason activities. He will not undergo reconstructive surgery on his severely sprained knee. Weeks ago, Tannehill passed a battery of tests that determined the functionality and stability of his knees. Furthermore, Tannehill will not be more susceptible to future anterior cruciate ligament injuries in his left knee. Tannehill's rigorous rehabilitation program, including adult stem cell treatment, brought just as good results as surgery would have, according to team doctors and athletic trainers. Tannehill will play the 2017 season with a brace on the knee.
The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Jay Cutler considering retirement

Friday, February 24, 2017 4:06 PM EST - updated
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) is still considering whether he wants to continue playing in 2017, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Rob Gronkowski confident in Week 1 return

Friday, February 24, 2017 4:06 PM EST - updated
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) told ESPN's Cari Champion on Friday, Feb. 24, he has 'no doubt' he will be ready for the start of the 2017 season.
ESPN.com

Trevor Siemian likely out until camp

Friday, February 24, 2017 4:06 PM EST - updated
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian (shoulder) is unlikely to practice fully until training camp as he recovers left shoulder surgery, according to Brandon Stokley of 104.3 The Fan.
104.3 The Fan - Brandon Stokley

Eddie Lacy progressing well in recovery

Friday, February 24, 2017 4:06 PM EST - updated
Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) ran publicly for the first time -- albeit in a pool during a rehab session at the University of Alabama -- since having ankle surgery a few months ago Thursday, Feb. 23.
ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

No timetable for Teddy Bridgewater

Friday, February 24, 2017 4:06 PM EST - updated
Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) still has no timetable for his return, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman added that it would be 'unfair' to give Bridgewater an ultimatum after suffering multiple serious injuries. Bridgewater is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a dislocated knee.
USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Derek Newton likely out for season

Friday, February 24, 2017 11:35 AM EST
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (knees) is unlikely to play in 2017 after tearing patellar tendons in both knees.
ESPN.com - Sarah Barshop

Josh Doctson running drills

Friday, February 24, 2017 11:35 AM EST
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') was doing drills at the team's facility Friday, Feb. 24.
The Washington Post - Master Tesfatsion

Danny Shelton had wrist surgery

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:53 PM EST
Cleveland Browns DT Danny Shelton (wrist) pronounced himself 'all good' after undergoing a small cleanup surgery on his left wrist recently. Shelton told reporters he will begin working out next week and be fine well in advance of next season.
Akron Beacon Journal - Nate Ulrich

Marcus Mariota recovering

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:20 PM EST
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) is 'doing very well' in his rehab from a broken fibula, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.
TitansOnline.com - Jim Wyatt

Derek Newton making progress

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:50 PM EST
Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (knees) is making solid progress in his recovery from two torn patellar tendons and is upbeat about his situation, according to OT Duane Brown. It is not known when Newton will be able to return to the field.
Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

No surgery for Le'Veon Bell

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:52 PM EST
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) is not scheduled to undergo groin surgery at this time even though he met with doctors after the season, according to a source. Bell probably would have had surgery by now if it was necessary.
NFL.com - Ian Rapoport

Derek Carr close to full health

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:35 PM EST
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) said he is close to fully recovered from the fractured fibula he suffered during the regular season, according to OT Donald Penn.
NFL.com - Conor Orr

Kyle Fuller expected to stay

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:51 AM EST
Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller (knee) is expected to remain with the team so they can fully assess what he can do at full health, in the opinion of beat writer Brad Biggs.
Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Jay Cutler likely cleared in March

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:45 AM EST
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) has been rehabbing and working out following shoulder surgery, and he's expected to receive medical clearance by March.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Tyrod Taylor cleared

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:51 AM EST
Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (groin) was medically cleared following last month's groin surgery, according to a team source. He has a $27.5 million option bonus due March 11.
ESPN - Adam Schefter

T.J. Lang still recovering from injuries

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:11 PM EST
Green Bay Packers OG T.J. Lang (foot, hip) is still recovering from a pair of injuries that he sustained during this past season -- a broken left foot that he reinjured in the team's NFC Championship Game loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and hip surgery that he had on Jan. 30. He remains on crutches following the latter procedure.
Wisconsin State Journal - Jason Wilde

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