May 31, 2011
We hope you all had a great holiday weekend, but we are ready to get back at it here at the Fantasy Guru Global Headquarters in what has become an increasingly warm Southern New Jersey. Today we’ll update you on an old QB riding into the sunset (no not him), the rehab of some important receivers, and a couple of young QBs holding workouts.
Collins may not return to Titans … as many, including us, expected he would. Titan OG Jake Scott was on Sirius/XM NFL Radio last week and said he didn’t think Collins would return to “be a nursemaid to a young kid” referring to rookie QB and major developmental project Jake Locker. Scott said money is not an issue for Collins, whom he believes could “ride off into the sunset.” With Vince Young not returning, the Titans are very thin at the QB position and don’t have anyone on the roster with significant playing experience. Rusty Smith and Brett Ratliff are the team’s top options right now, so if Collins doesn’t return, they’ll have to find a suitable veteran option to start the year.
Collie not thinking about concussions … as he continues to participate in passing sessions with QB Peyton Manning. Collie said he’s had “no problem” in his comeback from the three concussion-related incidents he dealt with last season, although team vice chairman Bill Polian admitted that while the situation looks positive, the true test won’t come until Collie takes some hits. While it was speculated that Collie could retire at 25, he dismissed the notion that the idea seriously thought about. The former BYU Cougar has been very productive over his first two seasons in Indianapolis, pulling in 118 catches for 1325 yards and 15 TDs in just 25 games.
Knee rehab on schedule for Steven Smith … according to the receiver, who’s spent his entire four-year career with the Giants. Smith, who was given a second-round tender as a possible RFA, has been working out in Los Angeles, but would like to return to the team and wants to participate in player-organized workouts in New Jersey that are scheduled to be held next month. Smith underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee in December after being injured earlier in the month in a game against the Vikings. His current rehab has him running in the pool and doing a lot of strength exercises, which he says have gone “pretty good.”
- Charger LT Marcus McNeill revealed he had a minor surgery on his knee in February, but is fully recovered. The veteran missed the first five games of the 2010 season due to a holdout, but signed a five-year extension last October.
- The player-led workouts continue this week, as Viking QB Christian Ponder and 10-15 of his teammates will gather in Bradenton, FL for a three-day “minicamp” at the IMG Madden Football Academy, which will be under the supervision of director of operations and former NFL QB Chris Weinke.
- In other workout news, Bronco QB Tim Tebow reportedly flew teammates Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, and Britt Davis into Jacksonville for his own organized practices last week. The group is soon expected to meet again in Arizona for two more weeks of workouts.