Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 9:19am
HC Tom Coughlin, however, said: “I’m not sure about that. I medically do not have that kind of feedback yet.”
We'll see who wins out on this battle. Unfortunately, it could be headed to a game-time call for Bradshaw, and, the Giants play at Baltimore in a late afternoon game. David Wilson would see an increased workload, but newly signed RB Kregg Lumpkin got nine carries last week as well. Seems like the best option would be owning Bradshaw and Wilson heading into this week's games. It would be a pretty decent matchup against a Raven defense that can give up yards on the ground. LB Ray Lewis is expected back, though.
Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:39pm
Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee, foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. We've moved David Wilson up to #11 in standard formats. He's a nice start against a shaky Falcons' rush defense that is currently #23 in aFPA. He'll be in store for a big workload with Kregg Lumpkin as his backup. HC Tom Coughlin expressed confidence in the rookie's stamina.
The Giants have not changed RB Ahmad Bradshaw's status for Sunday, but he missed a second straight practice Thursday and seems unlikely to play against Atlanta. OC Kevin Gilbride said the Giants would lose an emotional leader and a lot of toughness without him on the field. Bradshaw, however, holds out hope of playing. "You listen to him, he's not sure it's lost," Gilbride said. "But we'll see."
The New York Daily News added this: Tom Coughlin refused to rule anything out on Wednesday, and there is still one more day of practice this week, but Bradshaw wasn't even in the fieldhouse when the Giants began practicing on Thursday. He's missed the last two days due to his sprained left knee, and it is believed that rookie David Wilson will end up starting in his place against the Falcons.
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Marshawn Lynch owners need not be nervous. Lumpkin is a backup at best.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 12:53pm
Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount said he was hoping to become more of an every-down back after Earnest Graham went down with a season-ending injury. But that didn’t happen Sunday in New Orleans. The Bucs simply plugged Kregg Lumpkin into Graham’s role on passing downs, and Blount was limited to playing mostly on running downs. Blount hasn’t been able to convince the coaches he’s ready to handle pass protections. If he can’t do that by the midpoint of his second season, it makes you wonder whether he ever will be able to handle that role.
Blount figures to post better numbers in games in which the Bucs don't figure to fall behind early. If Tampa Bay has to go to a pass-heavy attack, Blount's snaps will be cut way back.
Earnest Graham, the veteran backup who became the starter in LeGarrette Blount's absence during the past two games, suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in the loss to the Bears and almost certainly will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
The injury requires surgery and extensive rehab, a tall order for a 31-year-old running back.
The Bucs will be looking to address the position during this much-needed bye week, with Kregg Lumpkin — who struggled in relief of Graham — the only healthy back on the active roster.
On Sunday, Lumpkin gained 15 yards on eight carries, 1.9 yards per carry, and the Bucs rushed for a season-low 30 yards.
The Bucs don't have a lot of options outside of Lumpkin, who is more of a third-down back than anything. Look for the team, who is on a bye this week, to make a move in preparation for their game on Nov. 6. Whomever they sign could end up having at least some fantasy value, especially for Blount owners.
Monday, October 24, 2011, 12:10pm
Buccaneers RB Earnest Graham, who started in place of injured lead back LeGarrette Blount, injured his right ankle and did not return to the game. Erik Lorig, who replaced Graham at fullback, injured his right shoulder.
With Kregg Lumpkin as their only healthy back, the Bucs were forced to throw the ball more than planned.
The Bucs are hopeful he and Blount will play against the Saints in two weeks.
It is being reported the Tampa Bay Bucs have lost running back LeGarrette Blount for at least a few weeks with an MCL sprain in his knee. Blount suffered the injury when he was nailed on his knee against the San Francisco 49ers.
Local radio broadcaster J.P. Peterson first reported Blount had suffered an MCL Grade 2 tear and would be out for four-to-six weeks. Normally Grade 2 tears takes four to six weeks to heal according to UCSF.com.
But here is where it gets interesting: the Bucs released running back Allen Bradford on Thursday. Bradford had been inactive for the team’s first four games before being activated in last Sunday’s contest. Bradford was the team’s sixth-round draft pick in April’s NFL Draft.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 11:40am
The next man up for LeGarrette Blount seems pretty cut and dried. Morris suggested the Bucs would probably lean more on Earnest Graham as their lead ball carrier and on Kregg Lumpkin as their third-down specialist, as well as incorporate rookie Allen Bradford into the offense.
Bucs coach Raheem Morris said, "I don't want to rule (LeGarrette Blount) out, but I'm not looking at him. It is what it is. Next man up. I'd like to get more detailed information on him. I'll call him day-to-day for now."
Blount went down in the third quarter after making a 29 yard catch from Freeman and getting tackled at the knees by D Goldson. He did not return. If Blount can't go, Earnest Graham will get a bulk of the carries. Kregg Lumpkin and Allen Bradford will also get some carries.
Coaches pretty much have to plan that way, but it doesn't sound as if Blount is going to play against the Saints. Fantasy owners should do the same and plan not to have Blount in your lineup this week. We'll keep updating you on the situation.
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