Archive for the ‘Position Battles’ Category

WR Blair White, an undrafted free agent who was signed off the Colts practice squad, has turned into a prized gem. White has been great since his debut in Week 3 against Denver and over that time he has recorded 14 receptions for 150 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Not bad for someone who didn’t even play [...]

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QB Jake Delhomme is expected to start Sunday for the Cleveland Browns due to a high ankle sprain injury to QB Colt McCoy.  Delhomme has been inactive for the past 8 games due to a similiar injury.  Delhomme will make his return against his old team the Carolina Panthers.  We don’t expect much impact out of [...]

Clinton Portis is done for the season after tearing a muscle in his lower abdomen. He is safe to drop now. Ryan Torain is expected to miss another start as he recovers from a hamstring injury. The Redskins will be relying heavily on Keilan Williams, with James Davis and Andre Brown backing him up. share: [...]

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Brandon Jacobs will be the starting running back for the Giants this Sunday.  According to New Yorks head coach, Tom Coughlin this is an attempt to “stop beating ourselves.”  Jacobs will take over for Ahmad Bradshaw who has had some trouble hanging on to the ball lately. Fumbling the ball 6 times in his first 11 games. Jacobs is [...]

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BEREA, Ohio (AP)—Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy is not practicing because of a high ankle sprain that may keep him out of Sunday’s game against Carolina. McCoy suffered the sprain in Sunday’s loss at Jacksonville. Browns coach Eric Mangini said the team is not at the point of ruling McCoy out this week, but [...]

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The Indianapolis Colts said Tuesday that they will hold Austin Collie out of this weekend’s game against the San Diego Chargers “as a precautionary measure” while the wide receiver deals with post-concussion symptoms. The team released a statement, saying Collie “encountered symptoms from his previous injury” — a concussion he sustained during a Nov. 7 [...]

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Vikings WR Percy Harvin had an injury to his ankle and the return of Sidney Rice to deal with in Week 11 against Green Bay. Throw in the inaccuracy of quarterback Brett Favre and the turbulent coaching situation that ended up with Brad Childress being fired following the game, and Harvin has an excuse for [...]

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Desperate to fill many voids at wide receiver, the New York Giants will sign former Buccaneers wideout Michael Clayton to a one-year deal on Tuesday, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Clayton signed with the United Football League on Oct. 25 after Tampa Bay cut him in September. But he was a first-round [...]

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Tennessee QB Vince Young injured his thumb on his throwing hand in the Week 11 overtime loss to the Redskins and may have lost his starting job as well. Young left before the end of the third quarter. Young emerged from the locker room with tape on his thumb and he attempted to warm up [...]

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The Gaston Gazette reports that Panthers coach John Fox said Monday that rookie QB Jimmy Clausen will start in Week 12 against Cleveland if he’s healthy. Clausen missed Week 11 against Baltimore with a concussion and was replaced by Brian St. Pierre. Fox won’t know until Tuesday or Wednesday if Clausen will be cleared to [...]