Archive for the ‘Inactives’ Category

In a space where sadness and elation are usually greeted equally with a warm embrace, it’s mostly depth options and key defensive players among the notable early-game inactives/actives.

You know the drill: I write, you read, I write some more and update this post with more inactives/actives, and you read some more. It’s quite the innovative system.

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Here’s your daily “How bad have things gotten for the New York Jets moment”: Drew Stanton is taking shots at them! Stanton claims that he was promised a chance to play if QB Mark Sanchez struggled. Yes, the New York Jets are so bad on offense that they considered giving Drew Stanton a chance. Stanton was since released to make room for Tim Tebow. This begs the question, if Stanton was promised playing time, surely Tebow was given the same promise?

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AJ Green (CIN) – Green practiced in full on Friday and is listed as probable. This means that barring an unexpected setback, he is good to go. The bad news for Green owners is this: Read the rest of this entry »

Those who added Domenik Hixon this week could be about to experience emotions that lead to fist pumps and body bumps with complete strangers.

All the early game inactives have been posted, and we’re going through the impact of the most notable absences/surprise actives. Let the bodies hit the floor.

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So far this morning we’ve learned that Rob Gronkowski is capable of walking (good news), Kenny Britt is still quite combustible (utterly expected news), and Mikel Leshoure is healthy, and is therefore now the flex play for everyone everywhere.

So welcome to the early game inactives post, kids, a wondrous place where dreams are shattered. We’ll keep updating this as the official inactives start to trickle out in about 30 minutes, because feverish typing is my favorite Sunday activity next to sitting and eating a copious amount of double stuffed Oreos dipped in chocolate milk.

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Ryan Mathews headlines the late-game actives as he returns from a broken clavicle. Mathews figures to be a feature back this year as Mike Tolbert will no longer be leaching his touchdowns.

Mathews has the reputation of being somewhat injury prone, so his ability to stay on the field will be an intriguing storyline going forward. Meanwhile, John Skelton is out again, which is bad news for Larry Fitzgerald owners. Kevin Kolb has been far less friendly to Fitz, opting instead to use Larry as a decoy. And it appears as though Knowshon Moreno’s tenure in Denver may be reaching an end. The highly touted 25-year old has never fulfilled his potential and today the Broncos made him a healthy scratch.

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News of the day comes from Detroit where Mikel Leshoure was announced as the starting running back in place of Kevin Smith. Leshoure has yet to play a snap of professional football, as he tore his Achilles tendon last season before playing a game. The Illinois product is a power running back at 230 lbs and given the success of Kevin Smith, who was working as a personal trainer just over a year ago, Leshoure should be able to produce solid numbers as the new feature back against a Titans run defense that’s given up 310 yards over the first two weeks.

Run, don’t walk to see if Leshoure is available.

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