AFC West Tuesday Blitz
- Updated: August 13, 2013
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady returned to full team drills on a part-time basis on Sunday, the Denver Post reported. He had been limited to lineman drills after suffering a shoulder injury. “We’re obviously taking that slow and trying to be as smart as possible, but still get Ryan ready for the season opener,” coach John Fox said. “At this stage, I think everything’s on target.” The Denver Broncos got back to work Monday morning after having Sunday off. The team looked healthier than it had in the past week with Tony Carter and Jacob Tamme back in full pads. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was in full pads and participated in team drills as opposed to being limited to individual drills like he was at the end of last week. Left tackle Ryan Clady was in shoulder pads again, but was limited in team drills. Even tight end Joel Dreessen was back on the sideline watching after having a “clean up” arthroscopic knee surgery last Monday. Present injuries or no, Denver should be the class of the AFC in 2013.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that Jamaal Charles, who strained his right foot in practice Monday, might practice Tuesday. X-rays came back negative. “He left the field more for precautionary reasons than anything else,” ESPN’s Ed Werder said. It’s a big relief to the Chiefs, who according to some reports feared their do-it-all back might be out for a while. Now it appears Charles will return this week, if not Tuesday. The Kansas City Chiefs are concerned with the injury to Jamaal Charles. Although it is only diagnosed as a foot strain, there is growing concern that it could be an injury that lingers throughout the year. Possibly linger throughout the year like it did with Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden. McFadden had to deal with a similar injury a couple of seasons ago and it kept him out of multiple games and he didn’t have the same burst that we were used to seeing out of him. KC’s coaching staff should be worried.
Sitting on a patio in Napa, surrounded by wine and wine lovers; this is not your typical setting for a hardcore football discussion. But it’s the Oakland Raiders’ reality — and they wouldn’t want it any other way. Tucked inside a Napa Marriott, with practice fields right outside the window and anything they need a few steps away, the Raiders have gone to summer camp. It’s where, they hope, the rebuilding process accelerates toward the 2013 season. General Manager Reggie McKenzie believes the team is coming together: “Personalities are meshing.” NAPA, Calif. (AP) Two long catches and a touchdown in his NFL exhibition debut earned Raiders receiver Brice Butler plenty of congratulatory messages from friends and family. His response: Ignore it. Because as a seventh-round pick with little college pedigree, Butler knows that he is just one bad practice or game from transforming from summertime revelation to struggling to make the 53-man roster. “I don’t try to let it get to me,” Butler said. “It’s just one game. I just have to keep working. If I play terrible nobody will remember last week. I just have to keep working. WR was seen as an especially weak unit in Oakland, but it appears to be getting deeper, at least.
Can the San Diego Chargers rebuild on the fly? That’s really the question facing Mike McCoy, as he begins his first season as the team’s head coach. Despite missing the playoffs in each of the past three seasons and posting a combined 15-17 mark over 2011-12, the Chargers never really hit the reset button. Instead, they were convinced that making a few tweaks around Philip Rivers could set them back on course, returning them to their spot as the class of the AFC West. The franchise again will try to find its footing this season, with many of the same cast members that flopped in 2012. But the changes they have made appear to be significant, with a mix of rookies and veterans jumping into the fray. Will 2013 be a turning point for the Chargers? Or will McCoy have to rework even more of the roster heading into 2014? Chargers wideout Malcom Floyd crumpled to the grass near the goal line after running a route in Monday’s practice, reports the Union-Tribune. Trainers worked on Floyd’s right leg while teammates surrounded him and prayed. The paper said it looked like a right knee injury, and that Floyd was being taken for an MRI. The long list of injuries in SD is deeply troubling.
joegtheog71 - MC, I'm reading "Shakey" right now.....a Neil Young biography. Good shit.
Agreed. Very good. I had a friend that played in a Neil tribute band and he gave me a copy. Some live Neil is mega essential.
Worst rappers list?
Ying Yang Twins
Just saw that Kuper has redone his contract to make less money. That works for both sides. Now he can stay on a good team and focus on getting healthy without worry of being cut. And Denver can have a good backup for their interior line.
Just got done with Olympus Has Fallen.
Lots of plot holes
@FiRv NoRv no. I am seriously thinking about getting a twitter. Seems like the fastest way to get updates. But then, fuck me, I would have to stop making fun of people with twitter.
@R8Rnation81 heard he was soar a while ago had mri, nothing showed up but the soarness hasnt gone away so getting another one
Welcome to the party! Alright alright.....I'll move him up to the most mediocre.
Who cares at least we don't have to wait until Sunday. I can't wait to see Cutler throw an interception or fumble against our defense.
You need to get right with your Helpless Homer self.
Crosby Stills and Nash wrote that shit.
@joegtheog71 Well Pitbull had some good songs before he made shitty remixs. Paul Wall can sometimes go in. I like Lil Jon.
^^^ Listens to Vanilla Ice every fucking night.
@FiRv NoRv His arms are probably sore from having to carry around all those muscles!
@xxboltsfan32 The last time I was at the Rio the Penn and Teller show played there. It was fucking hilarious. They dragged me (ok, I raised my hand and when they motioned toward me I jumped) on stage and they threw knives at my head. It was fun.
@xxboltsfan32 Did he get hurt in practice?
@xxboltsfan32 how much have you lost? lol
MC, I'm reading "Shakey" right now.....a Neil Young biography. Good shit.
GO NINJA GO NINJA GO!
--DJ Fluker's head
The MRI is delayed because they can't find one big enough.
Alex Barron practiced Tuesday at left tackle for the Oakland Raiders in place of Jared Veldheer, who has an arm injury. Barron entered camp as a long shot to make the team, but he has had a good camp and could even start at right tackle. Veldheer is getting an MRI on his triceps. He is one of the Raiders’ better players. They need him to be healthy. -BW
I have no clue. I was just reading below me.
So far only about $20 I'm here for bidness purposes but I also have a nice paid for room at the rio so I'm hoping to find a tempoary roomate lol. And its hot as ballsacks here.
@xxboltsfan32 ya i heard it looked bad. i thought forsure it was a torn acl. was extremely pleasently surprised