Redskins QB Colt McCoy was taken to the locker room after his first series in Sunday's game against the Giants. McCoy, who was questionable because of an aggravated nerve in his neck, was hit hard at the end of a scramble on Washington's opening possession.
Robert Griffin III took over in place of McCoy. RGIII completed 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown Sunday, but it wasn't enough. After the game, coach Jay Gruden said he's not sure who will start against the Eagles on Saturday, according to the story. The article went on to say before naming a starter, Gruden said he wants to watch the film and learn more about the extent of starter Colt McCoy's injury. He wants to see how badly McCoy aggravated the neck injury that caused him to leave the game after the first series.
Giants running back Rashad Jennings received the first snap of the Giants' opening drive on offense, carrying the ball for three yards, and did not play a single snap after that. Jennings originally hurt his ankle two weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and was expected to split carries for the second straight week with backup running back Andre Williams.
Williams replaced Jennings against Washington and figures to get a bulk of the workload going forward if Jennings has to miss more time. At this point, with the season lost, it seems like there's a good chance the Giants will take it easy with Jennings to see more of what they have with the rookie Williams at RB.
Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm
Giants QB Eli Manning (back, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. Manning is good to go for a great matchup against the Redskins.
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Giants Beat: RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) not on injury report, to 'carry more of a full load' in Week 15Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:28pm
Tom Coughlin said RB Rashad Jennings, who is not on the injury report, should be able to carry more of a full load this week.
We're not exactly sure what "more of a full load" means, but the fact that Jennings isn't even on the injury report means that he should be able to resume his role as lead back. However, Andre Williams played very well against the Titans, so he should see at least 8-10 carries if the Giants are able to run the ball against Washington.
The neck injury that knocked Colt McCoy out of the final two minutes of Sunday’s loss to the St. Louis Rams is not believed to be serious, and the possibility remains that the quarterback could play this week, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday morning.
The test results revealed no structural damage. But McCoy’s availability will hinge largely on how quickly the soreness in his neck subsides, and how quickly he regains full range of motion, the story said. The piece added that Washington's coaching staff isn’t expected to have a full idea of whether or not McCoy can or will start until later in the week. At this point, Robert Griffin III or Kirk Cousins could start if McCoy can't go. The Skins play the Giants in Week 15.
Kirk Cousins has been the Redskins’ third-string quarterback ever since Week 9. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to stay there.
The Redskins’ quarterback situation has been in flux ever since Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated ankle early in the team’s second game of the season. It is now as up in the air as it has been all year and Cousins could have a seat at the table.
Colt McCoy, who has risen from third string to starter over the course of the year, suffered a sprained neck late in Redskins’ 24-0 loss to the Rams. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said that Griffin should get the start on Sunday against the Giants if McCoy can’t go.
However, Gruden was not firm about anything involving the quarterbacks and he didn’t rule out Cousins getting another shot at some point during the last three games.
“I could see myself playing with Kirk, no doubt about it.,” said Gruden. “I like Kirk, I think he did some good things when he was in there. Obviously turnovers and third downs have really plagued us pretty hard.”
The Skins QB situation is a bit of a mess. Reports Sunday said it would depend on McCoy's health, and that he would start if possible. Washington actually has some decent matchups starting with the Giants in Week 15, then the Eagles followed by the Cowboys, but just about any Redskin comes with risk in the fantasy playoff season.
Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger left Sunday's game against the Giants early in the fourth quarter after getting blasted by rookie linebacker Devon Kennard, who was on a blitz coming from Mettenberger's blind side. And his last three games of the year are in doubt.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday evening that the Titans believe the signal-caller suffered a more severe AC joint sprain than he sustained in Week 13, per a team source, and his season is likely over.
Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean tweeted later Sunday the fear is Mettenberger is lost for the season. The first-year quarterback was having a rough day, as were the rest of the Titans. Trailing by nearly 30 points, his day finished at 14-of-24 passing for 125 yards and an interception. It looks like Jake Locker will fill in the rest of the way if Mettenberger is indeed out. But, Locker also fumbled during a sack, which was returned for a touchdown by Markus Kuhn. The Titan offense is one to stay away from in your fantasy lineup.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm
Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 14. HC Tom Coughlin wants to see how Jennings responds to the limited practice. Jennings said that he’s not close to 100 percent, so he may be in a timeshare even if he does play. If he can’t go, Andre Williams will be a Sneaky Start against one of the league’s worst rush defenses. The Giants play early on Sunday.
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Giants WR Preston Parker (knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14. Parker is good to go for a nice matchup with the Titans.
The Tennessee Titans already have lost one starting wide receiver this week because of a lacerated spleen. Now another starter has a sore right hand that kept him out of practice Thursday.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Kendall Wright hurt his hand on a route Wednesday, so they gave him the day off to rest his hand. Wright wore a splint on his hand during the open portion of practice, and Whisenhunt says they should know more about the receiver's hand Friday with an X-ray planned.
Rookie Andre Williams is expected to start against the Titans if Rashad Jennings can't play. Fellow rookie Orleans Darkwa would also get some snaps. It sure sounded Thursday as if Darkwa (6-0, 215) was part of the plan. The Tulane product was signed off the Miami Dolphins practice squad last month.
"He is working his way into it, he has been here a little while, he is smart, conscientious, we trust him," offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. "He has a little different flavor back there for us. Next man up."
"He is a shiftier type guy and we like him … stay tuned. We will leave it at that," McAdoo said.
McAdoo noted that Darkwa does have "a good set of hands." With that not being Williams' strength, there is a good chance Darkwa is utilized in passing situations.
It sounds as if Williams may not have the backfield to himself if Jennings can't play. He split reps with Peyton Hillis when Jennings was out, and now it sounds as if Darkwa might fill the passing down role if Jennings can't play. Williams has not shown good hands this season after not catching a single pass as a senior at Boston College.