Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:03pm
Redskins coach Jay Gruden has been impressed with the way quarterback Robert Griffin III has worked to rehab his injured ankle but a little over two weeks after the injury Gruden still doesn’t have a good idea of when Griffin might be able to play again.
“He’s doing a great job. For whatever injury he has, he’s probably going to recover quicker than the normal human being, faster than anyone, probably,” said Gruden. “So it won’t surprise me when he comes back, I’m sure he’ll be quicker than normal. He’s doing everything he can to get right but what that timetable is, I have no idea. Only his body will know and the trainers.”
Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:06pm
Watching the team's 2014 pick work at practice is becoming commonplace around the facility. Beckham warmed up with his team and ran routes at (almost) full speed again on Monday.
There is a chance he could be listed as a full participant once the injury report comes out this afternoon, which has not happened yet this season.
The story goes on to say that Beckham playing would certainly be uplifting for an offense that already appears to be putting things together. Beckham's speed and hands will be a game-changer, though it wouldn't be a surprise to see Ben McAdoo work him back in slowly.
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:59pm
"I love it," Cruz said. "I love the opportunity; I got the ball twice from the backfield already. Just the chance to give me the ball and operate in some space, and do some good things in that area. It is just another way that coach (Ben) McAdoo has been able to give me the ball and be positive."
For Cruz, who currently leads the Giants in targets (32), receiving yards (299) and yards per reception (16.6), the development is obviously welcome. He will start seeing some of the same looks as he did in 2012, back when he wasn't the most important receiver for the defense to key on.
The Giants are trying to find different way to get Cruz the ball but especially free in space, and Cruz coming out of the backfield is the latest wrinkle. Perhaps this whole Giant offense is starting to find its way. The Giants have a couple of nice passing matchups in the next two weeks which will certainly help: Atlanta in Week 5 and then the Eagles in Week 6.
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:26am
In Thursday night’s debacle against the New York Giants, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins reverted to the turnover-prone form that he displayed in limited action during the first two seasons of his career.
Cousins posted a career-worst five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble lost) while throwing for just one touchdown. In 11 game appearances since his rookie year in 2012 – six of them starts – Cousins has recorded 15 interceptions and three lost fumbles to go with 14 touchdown passes. He has thrown multiple interceptions in four of those games.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden called Cousins’ penchant for turning the ball over worrisome, but said the young quarterback was hardly the sole problem in Thursday’s game.
“It’s worrisome, [but] you have to take the game for what it is. We lost the game, he didn’t play very well, he threw four picks, we understand that, and a fumble, but he didn’t have a lot of help, either,” Gruden said. “There weren’t a lot of people – the defense didn’t help him out, the offensive line didn’t help him out, the receivers didn’t help him out. There’s a lot of other factors that we could have had better game, a better outing, if other people were helping more. It’s not just Kirk. Kirk, his mistakes are magnified obviously, but there are other guys who had mistakes that were equally important and devastating to the football game. We just have to continue to work to get better, and we will, but we’re not going to hold Kirk’s head under the water right now. We’re going to keep him composed and getting better, and he’s going to be fine next week.”
Cousins lit up the Eagles defense but coming into a short week had completely different results against an equally bad Giants defense. Things don't get much easier in terms of matchups outside of the Cowboys in Week 8 - the Skins will face four top-half defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to QBs: Seahawks Week 5, Cardinals Week 6, Titans Week 7 and Vikings Week 9 leading up to the Week 10 bye.
Late in the first half of Thursday night’s game, Washington tight end Niles Paul caught a pass and then was crunched between a pair of Giants defenders. A helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Will Demps drew a flag — and also knocked Paul out of the game.
He laid on the ground for several minutes before being walked slowly to the locker room.
Paul was on his way to a nice game, posting 3-60 on four targets before the hit. He'll have to navigate his way through the NFL's concussion protocol, but the benefit of playing in the Thursday night game is that he'll have a few extra days to do so. Jordan Reed is considered questionable for Week 5, so Logan Paulsen is currently holding down the fort at the tight end position.
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:25pm
Foster is dealing with a hamstring injury, which he talked about on Monday.
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said the team will work Foster out Sunday before the game.
We learned in Week 3 that Alfred Blue will get the vast majority of carries with Foster sidelined, so we would expect that to be the case again in Week 4, if Foster can't play.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm
The Skins were concerned about Reed right after the injury, so it's no surprise he hasn't been back by now. It looks like owners will have to wait until at least Week 6 for Reed to get back into fantasy lineups and that's not even a sure thing. Niles Paul will continue to fill in and see a bulk of the targets at the position. All Paul's done is average six catches for 84 yards in three games this year... The Giants and Seahawks are actually very friendly matchups in terms of TE production allowed, so Paul looks like a good play.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2:15pm
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham was a limited participant in practice, which usually isn’t a cause for smiles unless the player has only taken part in two practices since being drafted in the first round four months ago. That’s the case for Beckham, who has been out with a hamstring injury for almost all of his brief Giants career.
As the story sums up, the Giants are playing Thursday, so Beckham is not going to be making his debut in Week Four. Getting in a little practice time now and ramping things up next week could put him in play for the game against the Falcons, but it’s wait and see for a player who has yet to practice two days in a row as a professional.
The Texans running back said he's still "day-to-day" with a hamstring injury that kept him from playing in the Week 3 loss. Foster was listed on the injury report last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as "limited" because of a hamstring injury.
He worked out prior to the game at MetLife Stadium, but was unable to play. He said his hamstring felt "good" on Sunday, but not good enough to suit up against the Giants.
Foster's carried the ball 55 times for 241 yards and a touchdown this season.
The injury comes in the same week the Texans said they wanted to get other RBs involved to keep Foster healthy after he had another big workload in Week 2. In his place against New York, rookie Alfred Blue started and picked up 78 yards on 13 rushing attempts. He broke loose for a 46-yarder in the third quarter. Blue would likely see a lot of work in a good matchup with the Bills should Foster not be able to play this week.
Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:27pm
Maybe he gets to work in a few individual drills this week, as short as it is (Giants play Thursday night). Then he gets more extensive time in practice next week, actually getting in for some full-team drills. Most likely, however, that still would not be enough time for him to make his debut Oct. 5 against the Falcons. Maybe, but probably not.
If there are no setbacks, Beckham gets in another full week of work and – drumroll, please – finally gets to wear a uniform Oct. 12 for a Sunday night showdown with the Eagles in Philadelphia.
It's just one opinion, but it sounds as if the short week this week will push Beckham back at least another week. The Giants rode their starting WRs hard this past week as guys like Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle saw a majority of the snaps, so they could really use some depth at the position.
Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm
Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. Beckham won’t play in Week 3. With Jerrel Jernigan out for the year, Preston Parker and Corey Washington will keep Beckham's spot in the lineup warm until his hamstring fully heals. Washington seems to have more upside, but Parker played ahead of him in Week 2.
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