AFC South Blog
Wide receiver Reggie Wayne of the Indianapolis Colts returned to practice in full Friday and is on track to play Monday night versus the New York Giants. Wayne missed the team's Week 8 game against Pittsburgh due to an elbow injury. Wayne is second on the team in receptions (38) and yards (434). He has one touchdown on the year.
Are you enjoying your breakfast football? If you started Matt Ryan, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" [UPDATE: Second half, not so much.] If you are facing Ryan, don't fear; there is still plenty of time to forge a comeback today. To that end, we'll be here to give you the latest on this morning's injured stars. There aren't many game-time decisions to track in the early games -- A.J. Green, Shane Vereen and Vincent Jackson are about it -- but keep refreshing this post until those 1 p.m. Eastern kickoffs as we pass along anything worth noting.
Colts running back Trent Richardson (hamstring) has not practiced all week and is a likely game-time decision for the team's Week 8 game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. If Richardson is unable to play, RB Ahmad Bradshaw would see the bulk of the work at running back, with Dan Herron serving as his backup.
Tennessee Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt reports that running back Shonn Greene was arrested Friday night for refusing to stop for a police officer. The officer was issuing Greene a ticket for parking in a handicap parking spot, and Greene got in his car and left the scene. He was later arrested, booked and photographed for his mug shot.
The Tennessee Titans are moving to their third quarterback of the season in Week 8. Rookie Zach Mettenberger will be under center for Tennessee when the Titans face off with the Houston Texans Sunday. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt made the announcement Thursday. "We're going with Zach," Whisenhunt emphasized, "and we're going to stay with Zach."
Mike Chappell of ABC 6 in Indianapolis has been told by a knowledgeable source that wide receiver Reggie Wayne could be out for a week or two because of his elbow injury. Wayne suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Cincinnati. He played through it and ended up catching four passes but for only 15 yards and he dropped at least two other targets. On Monday, Wayne underwent an MRI on the elbow, the results of which have not been revealed.
If Wayne misses the next two games, he won't play until after the Colts' bye in Week 10.
It's Week 7 -- the halfway point of the fantasy regular season for most leagues. Is your team living up to expectations? Have you been plagued by injuries and underperforming players? Either way, remember that seven weeks still remain until the fantasy playoffs. A lot will change between now and then. Your fate is far from sealed.
As usual, we'll be here all morning long giving you the latest info on the injured stars in today's early games. Names we're watching include Jimmy Graham, Kelvin Benjamin and Jake Locker along with many more. Keep refreshing this post from 11:30 a.m. Eastern until the early kickoffs.
With RB Toby Gerhart still sidelined, Jacksonville's much-maligned running game got a huge effort from RB Denard Robinson in Week 7, as the Jaguars got their first win of the season in a lop-sided 24-6 home win over the Cleveland Browns. On the day, Robinson ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. In true Michigan fashion, the former Wolverine didn't pass on the opportunity to take a jab at his college rival Buckeyes. When asked about his career day, Robinson joked, "Good to do it against an Ohio team."