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The status of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery may be the focus of the biggest injury story today, but there sure are many names to track this morning -- Jordan Cameron, Carson Palmer, DeAngelo Williams, Toby Gerhart, Cecil Shorts and more. For the latest on all of today's banged-up NFL'ers, refresh this post consistently starting at 11:30 a.m. Eastern when the active/inactives reports officially come out.
While much ink has been spilled regarding Andre Ellington's health, perhaps more attention should be paid to the man in front of him on most plays, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer.
Palmer didn't throw much during the practice week because of what head coach Bruce Arians described as a "nerve thing" in his throwing shoulder. However, Arians did add that he thinks Palmer will be ready to play Sunday. He is officially listed as questionable for the game at the Giants. His backup is Drew Stanton.
Andre Ellington's foot injury cannot be made worse from playing on it. That's what head Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday. Ellington has a partially torn peroneus longus, a foot muscle that assists in flexing the foot. Playing with the injury on Monday Night Football, Ellington took 18 touches for 80 total yards. Ellington was in a walking boot after the game to assist with the pain. He likely won't practice until Thursday or Friday.
Despite a slightly torn tendon in his left foot, Cardinals running back Andre Ellington is active for tonight's game against the Chargers. He isn't expected to receive a full workload and will likely share carries with Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor.
On the Chargers' side, tight end Antonio Gates is also active despite being limited by a hamstring injury.
And this story on Andre Ellington takes another hard turn in the opposite direction. Following Friday's reports that Ellington could miss a month or more due to a foot injury, Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Saturday he is optimistic that his dynamic runner will play Monday night versus the Chargers. He is considered a game-time decision. Ellington actually went through limited practice today after not practicing at all Friday.
According to Cardinals reporter Mike Jurecki, Ellington consulted with three foot and ankle specialists, all of whom said he does not need surgery right now. He is reportedly dealing with some sort of muscle injury in his left foot.
The Seattle Seahawks' offensive domination of the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football began with RB Marshawn Lynch and ended with Lynch. He ran tough, fast and smart. Lynch carried the ball 20 times, rushing for 110 yards and two TDs. He remains a key piece of the offense and looked in midseason form.
If you drafted Lynch as your RB1, he certainly looks like he'll live up to those expectations. The Packers' defense didn't look great at all, but Lynch was clearly dominant in the running game, regularly breaking tackles while running tough up the middle. He is a must-start in all formats and has another juicy matchup against the San Diego Chargers in Week 2.
Cardinals running back Andre Ellington underwent an MRI on his left foot Thursday. The second-year running back was reportedly "dealing with some discomfort" in the foot during this week's preparation for Monday's opener against the Chargers and aggravated the foot on Thursday. The Cardinals' official injury report will be released on Saturday. Jonathan Dwyer will likely get the start if Ellington is unable to play.
No official decision has been made on Andre Ellington's Week 1 status, but according to Cardinals reporter Mike Jurecki, Ellington could be out an "extended period of time" because of a foot injury. On Thursday, Ellington aggravated his foot injury, which required an MRI.
As an update to what was posted earlier today, Cardinals reporter Mike Jurecki now says running back Andre Ellington may miss 4-6 weeks or more because of his foot injury. It all depends on how quickly he heals.
The exact nature of the injury is becoming a little clearer but not yet known. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Friday that Ellington has a muscle injury in his left foot, but his MRI results were still pending. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Ellington won't need surgery, just rest.
Ellington aggravated the ailment during Thursday's practice and obviously didn't practice Friday. Jonathan Dwyer will likely start in his place Monday night against the Chargers.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch will "let it rip" in tonight's season opener against the Packers. Since ending his holdout early in training camp, Lynch "hasn't missed a snap or practice, hasn't missed anything," Carroll added. Lynch, who is coming off a 1,200-yard, 12-touchdown season, will face a Packers defense that ranked 25th in rushing defense last year and will be without DT B.J. Raji for the entire season.