Redskins Fantasy News
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 5:31pm
However, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier declined to say definitively whether Simpson will be available. Frazier acknowledged that Simpson’s guilty plea to a felony drug charge in Kentucky before Simpson joined the Vikings will “definitely factor in to what happens going forward” in terms of a possible additional punishment by the NFL and/or team.
“We’ll have further clarification as we learn more from the league as well as what we’re going to do internally,” Frazier said. “But from my standpoint there isn’t a whole lot more that I can add regarding his situation as we are continuing to gather more information.”
The Vikings returned to work Monday after a three-day break following their 34-27 victory against the Washington Redskins on Thursday. Simpson addressed reporters for about two minutes after a short practice.
“I sincerely apologize for the attention that I have brought to the fans, our community and myself,” he said.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 5:26pm
Vick has missed the last two games after he re-aggravated his hamstring in the first quarter of the N.Y. Giants game. In his place, Nick Foles has bounced back from a disappointing performance against the Cowboys and led the Eagles to back-to-back victories.
While Chip Kelly has not deemed Foles his starter, he did intimate on Monday that he planned to stick with the hot hand. But until Vick is 100 percent, there has been no reason for him to name his starter. Vick was limited at practice on Tuesday and isn't expected to be ready for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 9:53am
Ponder also said he expects to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, provided his shoulder keeps improving throughout the week.
Ponder dislocated his shoulder while diving for the end zone on a 13-yard run last Thursday against the Washington Redskins, but an MRI showed no further damage to his shoulder.
A final decision is expected later this week. Either way, it's not a great matchup to have Ponder in your lineup. The Seahawks are the toughest aFPA matchup for quarterbacks. Ponder may not even hold QB2 value when our rankings come out later today.
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 8:49pm
Initial tests, done at Soldier Field, came back negative, according to Bears coach Marc Trestman.
Cutler returned to action Sunday exactly 21 days after tearing a muscle in his left groin on Oct. 20 against the Washington Redskins.
Cutler said he sprained the ankle just before halftime. He left the game with 2:17 remaining.
Perhaps the good news for Cutler is he seemed to survive the groin injury that kept him out the last few weeks, but the team won't know more about the ankle until Monday. Josh McCown replaced Cutler late in the game, and if Cutler were to miss time, McCown would start. McCown's played pretty well in place of Cutler when given the chance.
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 9:43am
Rapoport said we should know by Wednesday of next week. Ponder played pretty well against the Redskins on Thursday and is showing signs of improving but is still too inconsistent for lineups outside of a low-end QB2. It seems the team wants go back to him despite Matt Cassel looking good in his limited work and trading for Josh Freeman.
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:08pm
Injury Report for TNF: Redskins @ Vikings
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:21pm
RB Chris Thompson (shoulder)
DT Letroy Guion (chest, knee), G Charlie Johnson (elbow)
TE Rhett Ellison (ankle)
LB Chad Greenway (wrist), CB Xavier Rhodes (shoulder), CB Josh Robinson (chest)
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 10:00am
Washington wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has a hamstring injury but Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday he expects [him] to be “fine” as the Skins prepare to make a quick turnaround for a game Thursday night at Minnesota.
“Hankerson is gonna be fine,” Shanahan said Monday at Redskins Park.
Hankerson had five catches for 55 yards in Sunday’s overtime triumph over the San Diego Chargers. Despite a great start to the year with two TDs against the Eagles, Hankerson is far from a safe option in typical leagues because the 'Z' receiver in this scheme doesn't always see a lot of work. The 5/55 line is his best since Week 1.
Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:58am
It appears the Minnesota Vikings will have the same quarterback for the third straight game for just the second time this year when they face the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. And both times the Vikings have had that much consistency at quarterback, the starter has been Christian Ponder.
Coach Leslie Frazier said after Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys that "I don't see why we would make a change" before Thursday's game. Ponder went 25-for-37 for 236 yards on Sunday, throwing a 31-yard touchdown to Kyle Rudolph and running for another one, posting his highest QB Rating of the year (70.3). But he was hit as he threw a fourth-quarter interception, fumbled in the end zone as he was sacked and missed Greg Jennings on a deep shot after A.J. Jefferson intercepted Tony Romo with 4:29 left.
HC Leslie Frazier said he didn't see why he would make a change away from Ponder. The Vikes play Thursday night this week. Ponder was 25-for-37 for 236 yards with a passing and running TD. As the story points out, he also threw a pick, fumbled in the end zone and missed Greg Jennings on a deep ball late in the game.
Bears optimistic about early return for Jay Cutler
Sunday, November 3, 2013, 9:41pm
Cutler tore a groin muscle in the first half against the Redskins and was expected to miss a minimum of four weeks, the team announced. But Cutler said on Tuesday that his goal is to return to action before the four-week timetable.