C.J. Spiller had arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason, Washingtin is running out of healthy tight ends and more from the NFL on Saturday.
according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Spiller is now expected to miss the remainder of the preseason, but the team does expect him back for the regular season opener against the on Sept. 13.running back underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday,
Spiller did limited work in training camp earlier in the week, missed a scrimmage on Friday and did not participate in the team’s preseason opener against the. Spiller joined the Saints this season after five seasons with the , who took him with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2010 .
A solid runner who can also contribute in the passing game, Spiller didn’t quite work out as a feature back in Buffalo, but seems to fit a lot better as a supplemental piece in a Drew Brees-led offense.is the starter in New Orleans, and Spiller figures to be a big part of the offense in both the running and passing game. He just needs to get healthy first.
Here are some other notes from around the league on Saturday:
Washington is running out of tight ends
Heading into Thursday’s preseason game against the, Washington had as the starting tight end, a hamstring injury hampering backup and an uncertain future for due to a toe injury. There were also a couple backups, including .
Unfortunately, Paul sustained an fractured ankle in the game, and will miss the entire 2015 season. After the game, Washington announced that Paulsen will require surgery on his toe and will also miss the entire season. Hamm sustained an injury during the aforementioned game as well, though his is less serious. So for now, the top tight ends are Reed and Hamm, and neither are 100 percent healthy at this stage. It’s rough being a tight end in D.C.
safeties also have it rough
The New York Giants had a tenuous safety position heading into Friday’s preseason game, and coming out of it things were even worse. Rookie Landon Collins left the game with an injury, and on Saturday, head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed he has an MCL sprain and will need to miss some time, as reported by NFL.com. It seems like a mild sprain, but it’s possible he won’t play again this preseason.
Then there’s, who left the game with an Achilles injury. Coughlin also confirmed that Thompson’s injury was more serious, and that he’ll miss the entirety of the regular season. New York’s secondary was already a big question mark, and now it’s even worse. In addition to the safeties, cornerbacks and sustained injuries in the game. Neither injury seems long-term but they could miss some time.
Cobb will get times with starters
via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN. Whisenhunt said that Cobb deserves it, and that he just needed to get in shape before getting the opportunity. It’s hard to argue with the fact that he deserves it after an impressive showing in the preseason opener on Friday.running back will get work with the first team in the preseason, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said on Saturday,
Starter Bishop Sankey carried the ball eight times, but only managed 15 yards, a per-carry average of 1.9 yards. Cobb had 11 carries, and managed 53 yards, an average of 4.8 yards per carry. Of course, Cobb was going against a defense that was primarily made up of second- and third-string players, while Sankey played against the bulk of Atlanta’s starters. Still, Cobb is one of the more exciting running backs to come out of this year’s draft.
Dallas looking for RB help
The according to ESPN’s Todd Archer. All three players are running backs, the position Dallas needs help at the most. The Cowboys had last season, but when he left in free agency the team signed , who promptly got injured.are set to work out , and ,
McFadden did return to training camp on Saturday, but the team also is dealing with injuries toand , along with undrafted free agent Gus Johnson. Johnson sustained a separated shoulder in Thursday’s preseason game against the . While the Cowboys still need to figure out who will be the starter, one of Malena, Hill or Bauman would provide some much-needed depth for the preseason.