Seahawks WR Paul Richardson suffered a sprain to the A/C joint in his right shoulder in Sunday night's preseason opener against the Chargers. The Seattle Times reports that HC Pete Carroll wouldn't put a timetable on the injury after the game but said, "It's going to be a bit." Richardson has been working as a starter ahead of Jermaine Kearse. The team also has Tyler Lockett working back from the broken fibula that ended his 2016 season in December.
Bears WR Markus Wheaton fractured his left pinkie during Sunday's practice, HC John Fox said. He fractured the same finger back in 2013, had surgery and missed 4 games. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined this time -- or if he'll simply play through it. Wheaton was limited in spring workouts coming off shoulder surgery and missed the first couple of weeks of training camp after undergoing an appendectomy. Our model gives him a 20% chance of injury this season.
Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is out of the concussion protocol, HC Adam Gase announced on Sunday. The concussion -- the 1st of his career -- is worth filing away in case he sustains another, but it's a non-factor for his 2017 fantasy football value now.
Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette was held out of Sunday's training-camp practice with a foot injury. “It’s been something that has been growing,” HC Doug Marrone said. “It’s just one of those nagging things. The other day, it was sore so we said, ‘Hey, let’s not take any chances. Let’s take cautionary measures so it can’t be something worse.’” Marrone also insinuated that Fournette will likely be held out of this coming Thursday's preseason game. We'll keep a close eye on the rookie going forward. He was bothered by an ankle injury all last season and has a 31.1% chance of injury this year, according to our model.
Ravens WR Breshad Perriman has been sidelined since August 1 with a hamstring injury. There's no timetable for his return. It's the latest issue in what's been an injury-ravaged start to Perriman's NFL career. He tore his PCL in 2015 and his ACL last year.
Broncos WR Carlos Henderson will undergo thumb surgery on Sunday, reports the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala. We don't have a timetable for the rookie's return yet, but he'll be hard-pressed to be ready by Week 1. Henderson was battling for the #3 WR job behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) was back participating in individual drills on Sunday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. Ajayi remains in the concussion protocol, Salguero notes, but he's moving in the right direction again after possibly suffering a setback. There's still no reason to believe that Ajayi won't be fully cleared ahead of Week 1, but we'll continue to track the situation.
Broncos DE Derek Wolfe left Saturday's practice on a cart with what turned out to be a "really bad sprain," ESPN's Josina Anderson reported. Wolfe also said he suffered a ligament tear but reportedly hopes to be back to full strength by Week 1. Denver could use a relatively quick recovery after losing OLB Shane Ray to wrist surgery and DE Billy Winn to an ACL tear.
Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) did not practice on Saturday after taking part in individual drills earlier this week. "That likely means he suffered a setback in stage 3 of the concussion protocol program," the Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly tweeted. It's more of an educated guess than a report from Kelly, but it's certainly concerning that Ajayi still hasn't been cleared nearly 2 weeks after sustaining the concussion.
Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a concussion in Friday night's exhibition opener against the Giants. HC Mike Tomlin announced after the game that the rookie wideout had entered the league's concussion protocol after Smith-Schuster left the game for evaluation. We'll see how long he takes to recover.
Dolphins rookie LB Raekwon McMillan tore the ACL in his right knee in Thursday night's preseason opener against Atlanta. He had been working as the team's starter in the middle but will now obviously miss the 2017 season. The Miami Herald reports that Mike Hull will get the 1st shot to replace McMillan this year.
The Niners lost DT DeForest Buckner to an ankle injury in Friday night's preseason game at Kansas City. There's no initial word on the severity of the injury, but the team quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game. We'll pass along further details as they become available.
Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has decided to have his left ACL repaired and will miss the entire season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's not a surprising result, given that Miami paid QB Jay Cutler $10 million shortly after Tannehill re-injured the ligament earlier this month. Tannehill will have more than a year to recover from the surgery before the 2018 season. Cap numbers could leave Miami deciding whether to release the former #1 pick in the offseason, though.
The Lions got TE Eric Ebron back at practice Friday for the 1st time since he suffered a hamstring injury July 30, according to the Detroit News. He reportedly didn't spend the entire practice on the field, but there's no indication he suffered a setback with the hamstring. As long as Ebron continues to participate, he'll continue to represent upside in fantasy football drafts.
Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell missed Thursday night's preseason opener with a thigh injury. It's the 1st we've heard of it, but insider Chris Tomasson reports that Treadwell "missed more than a week of practice" with the issue. It's certainly not what he needs after a disappointing rookie season that included a broken finger, pulled hamstring and sprained ankle. Our model gives him a 66.2% chance of injury in 2017.
Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is dealing with a hamstring injury, according to insider Jeff Howe. He was also reportedly bothered by the hammy in OTAs. It's alarming considering his history. Gillislee missed all of 2014 after pulling a hammy and sat out 1 game last season with a hamstring issue. Our model gives him a 78.3% chance of missing time this year.
Redskins WR Josh Doctson is "day-to-day" with a "slight pull" of his hamstring, HC Jay Gruden said Monday. This doesn't sound like anything significant, but Doctson needs to stay on the field after missing most of his rookie season with Achilles trouble. We'll see how long the hammy keeps him sidelined. Our model gives Doctson a 34.3% chance of injury this year.
Rams WR Tavon Austin has missed the past 5 training-camp practices with a hamstring injury, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. Austin also missed spring workouts after undergoing wrist surgery. HC Sean McVay labeled him "day-to-day," but the missed time is not ideal for a guy trying to learn a brand new offense with a young QB. Austin has missed 5 games through 4 NFL seasons and has a 52.4% chance of injury this season, according to our model.
The Jets have placed WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) on IR, ending his 2017 season. We still don't know much about the neck injury that he dealt with this spring and evidently aggravated on Sunday. But any issue with that part of the body is worrisome. We'll update his condition when we learn more.
Update: HC Todd Bowles said Monday afternoon that Enunwa has a bulging disk in his neck and is expected to be out 6-9 months. It's a big blow to a guy who's set to hit free agency next offseason.
Jets WR Quincy Enunwa exited Saturday's practice with a neck injury. "I know it's the same thing he hurt in the spring when he fell on it," HC Todd Bowles said afterward. "He hit his head [on Saturday] or he hit his neck or something went wrong when he fell." Enunwa reportedly fell to the turf after dropping a pass and stumbled when he tried to get up. He was eventually able to walk off the field under his own power. "[Trainers] didn't give me the nature of it," Bowles continued. "They just said it's the same thing he had in the spring. It wasn't severe, but it held him out a little while. I'll see the severity of it [this time] when I go inside [and speak to the trainers more]." We'll keep an eye on this one. Enunwa is in line to serve as New York's #1 WR this season. Our model currently gives him a just a 6.6% chance of injury.
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