So the Browns are already a team that has struggled for such a long time, but now two of their building blocks for the future are unlikely to make a contribution in the early part of the season.
First we found out that Trent Richardson who "tweaked" his knee will not only miss this Friday's game in Detroit, but now we hear that Richardson is on his way to visit Dr. James Andrews, which is never a good sign.
To make matters worse, word has come down from the league office that their best defensive player, cornerback Joe Haden, is facing a four-game suspension for a failed drug test for the banned substance Adderall.
Haden has been informed of the suspension, but is yet to file an appeal, according to PFT.
Early indication point to the Browns securing a top 5 pick for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 8, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT
The best player in the Lions’ secondary has had a setback in his recovery from last season’s knee injury.
Safety Louis Delmas visited Dr. James Andrews for a surgical procedure on his knee, the team has announced.
Already a weakness for the Lions heading into the offseason, Detroit’s secondary has taken multiple hits during the offseason: Eric Wright, who started all 16 games at cornerback last year, left for Tampa Bay in free agency, and Aaron Berry, who was slated to replace Wright in the starting lineup, was released after his second arrest of the offseason. There’s no word on how long Delmas will be out after this latest procedure, but the injury has to be a concern, in a secondary that was already concerning to Lions fans.
UPDATE: The Lions initially said this surgery was related to the injury Delmas suffered in last season’s Thanksgiving game. The team later corrected that and said this surgery is unrelated to Delmas’s previous injury.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 2:16 PM
Posted by Mike Florio on August 8, 2012, 6:29 AM EDT
38-year-old receiver Terrell Owens has yet to officially arrive at Seahawks camp. But that hasn’t stopped 23-year-old receiver Doug Baldwin from raving about his new teammate.
“Terrell Owens is an unbelievable talent,” Baldwin said, via Mike Sando of ESPN.com. “They brought him in because that’s what Pete Carroll believes in is competition. He’s going to come in immediately and compete for a job, and that’s what we’re all about here.”
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 8:04 AM
Posted by Mike Florio on August 7, 2012, 11:29 PM EDT
Raiders running back Mike Goodson left practice Tuesday via ambulance, after suffering a neck injury on a helmet-to-helmet hit with linebacker Phillip Wheeler.
The Raiders have announced that the team received “encouraging news” from doctors.
“Goodson’s CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test were negative,” the team said in a statement released Tuesday night. “He has returned to the team’s training-camp headquarters at the Napa Valley Marriott.”
We wish Mike a quick recovery.
Posted by Tiger Hebert at 8:02 AM