Twenty-eight things to know about Week 2 injury report

September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Running back Donnel Pumphrey, who tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon. The 5-foot-9 Pumphrey impressed coaches during offseason workouts as a potential weapon in the passing game out of the backfield. The fourth-round rookie struggled in the preseason, however, and was inactive Week 1. The injury could stymie the rookie’s development this season, as…

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Twenty-eight things to know about Week 2 injuries

September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Running back Donnel Pumphrey, who tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon. The 5-foot-9 Pumphrey impressed coaches during offseason workouts as a potential weapon in the passing game out of the backfield. The fourth-round rookie struggled in the preseason, however, and was inactive Week 1. The injury could stymie the rookie’s development this season, as…

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Injuries: Pumphrey suffers torn hamstring in practice

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September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday that fourth-round running back Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The injury will sideline the rookie for an extended period. Pederson added the team hasn’t decided on whether Pumphrey might go on injured reserve. The 5-foot-9 Pumphrey impressed coaches during offseason workouts as a potential…

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Injury roundup: Donnel Pumphrey suffers torn hamstring

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September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday that fourth-round running back Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The injury is set to sideline the rookie for about four to six weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Pederson added the team hasn’t decided on whether Pumphrey might go on injured reserve. The…

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Injuries: Donnel Pumphrey suffers torn hamstring

September 15, 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles lost one piece of its backfield. Coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday that fourth-round running back Donnel Pumphrey tore his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The injury is set to sideline the rookie for about four to six weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Pederson added the team hasn’t decided on whether Pumphrey might go on injured reserve. The…

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Colts planning to start Jacoby Brissett on Sunday

September 15, 2017

Jacoby Brissett has taken over in Indianapolis. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that the former Patriots backup, acquired via trade just ahead of the team’s season-opening loss to the Rams, has forced Week One starter Scott Tolzien to the bench. Tolzien went 9-of-18 for 128 yards and two interceptions last Sunday while Brissett in relief went 2-of-3 for 51 yards. Tolzien was also sacked four times. In fairness…

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Will Jacoby Brissett or Scott Tolzien start for Colts?

September 13, 2017

The Colts have a decision to make at quarterback, but haven’t committed to one just yet. Head coach Chuck Pagano said Wednesday that he’s yet to decide between recently acquired Jacoby Brissett and Week 1 starter Scott Tolzien. Brissett came in toward the end of the Colts‘ 46-9 blowout loss on Sunday and went 2 of 3 for 51 yards. Tolzien was 9 of 18 for 128 yards and two…

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Sean Spence returns to Colts after preseason release

September 13, 2017

Sean Spence is back in Indianapolis. After singing with the Colts in March and getting cut in early September, the former Steelers third-round pick ended up being the corresponding move on Wednesday when the club placed offensive lineman Denzelle Good on injured reserve. Spence was quickly lost in a flurry of linebackers and versatile pass-rushing ends signed by new general manager Chris Ballard this offseason. With the Colts needing professional…

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Injuries: Texans’ C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) on IR

September 12, 2017

The New Orleans Saints‘ offseason plan to construct a sturdy offensive line has taken another hit. Right tackle Zach Strief is expected to miss a few weeks after exiting Monday night’s game with an MCL sprain, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported. Strief will undergo more tests Tuesday to determine the extent of his injury. The 33-year-old left Monday’s 29-19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter after suffering…

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Injuries: Colts rule Andrew Luck out for Week 2

September 11, 2017

The Cowboys will be without their most tenured defensive back for a couple of weeks. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Orlando Scandrick broke his hand in Sunday night’s dominant win over the division-rival Giants and will have surgery. Rapoport noted that Scandrick had plans to play this week against the Broncos in Denver but will “miss one or two games” due to the corrective procedure. Cowboys…

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