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News: Injury

Two more Panthers need surgery

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:50 PM EDT
Carolina Panthers DE Charles X. Johnson (back) underwent surgery on his injured back Tuesday, March 21. WR Damiere Byrd (knee) will have surgery on his injured left knee Thursday, March 23. Both players will not participate in the Panthers' offseason program, but they are expected to be ready for training camp.
Panthers.com - Max Henson

Junior Galette targeting training camp

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:34 AM EDT
Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette (Achilles') has been training 'in hopes of taking the field with his teammates by the start of training camp, if not sooner,' according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. He hasn't played a single down since the 2014 season.
The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Kiko Alonso close to full health

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:03 PM EDT
Miami Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso (thumb) said his injured thumb is progressing and he's closer to being 100 percent.
Sun-Sentinel - Omar Kelly

Fabian Moreau injured

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:27 PM EDT
UCLA CB Fabian Moreau (pectoral) injured his pectoral while bench pressing at UCLA's pro day Tuesday, March 21. The full extent of the injury is not yet clear.
NFL Network - Courtney Fallon

Cam Newton to have surgery

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:38 PM EDT
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (shoulder) will undergo surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff Thursday, March 30. The procedure is expected to sideline Newton for about four months.
ESPN - Adam Schefter

Sidney Jones has surgery

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:32 PM EDT
Washington CB Sidney Jones (Achilles') underwent surgery on his torn Achilles' tendon Tuesday, March 21. He is expected to begin running in four months.
ESPN - Adam Schefter

Keenan Allen still not 100 percent

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:43 PM EDT - updated
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen (knee) is still not 100 percent and he won't be a full participant when the Chargers begin organized team activities April 3. However, Allen did say he's doing 'almost everything,' including running and cutting, and expects to be ready for the start of training camp in July.
Los Angeles Times - Dan Woike

Ryan Nassib finished with NYG?

Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:07 PM EDT
Free-agent QB Ryan Nassib (elbow) is still rehabbing his elbow injury, and beat writer Brent Axe believes Nassib won't be re-signed by the New York Giants.
Syracuse.com - Brent Axe

Doug Martin out of rehab

Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:33 PM EDT - updated
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin completed his stay at an undisclosed rehab center in February, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Rick Stroud. He will still miss the first three games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy in December.
Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud

Sylvester Williams financials

Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:37 AM EDT
Tennessee Titans DT Sylvester Williams has a three-year deal worth $17.5 million. The deal includes a $3 million signing bonus. Williams is due a $2 million base salary and a $2 million roster bonus (which was already paid) in 2017. His base salaries will eventually increase to $5 million in 2018 and $5.5 million in 2019. $2.5 million of his 2018 salary is now guaranteed for injury.
ESPN.com - Paul Kuharsky

Tyler Lockett ahead of schedule

Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:48 PM EDT
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett (leg) is ahead of schedule with his recovery from a broken leg and is expected to ready for Week 1 of the 2017 season.
ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Tyrone Crawford questionable for OTAs

Saturday, March 18, 2017 6:23 PM EDT
Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford (shoulder) is still regaining strength in his surgically repaired shoulder, and he or the team has yet to put a timeline on his recovery. 'I'm still limited in my upper body. I can't put a bar over my head or put a bar on the bench press yet,' Crawford said.
The Dallas Morning News - Kate Hairopoulos

Tyrone Crawford rehab update

Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:29 AM EDT
Dallas Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford (shoulder) remains limited in his upper body movement following left shoulder surgery nearly two months ago. He has not put a timeline on his recovery timetable, so his status for organized team activities remains up in the air.
The Dallas Morning News - Kate Hairopoulos

Ladarius Green plans to be at workouts

Friday, March 17, 2017 6:52 PM EDT
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) said he expects to participate in the offseason workouts and is excited to return.
ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Geoff Swaim had surgery

Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:28 PM EDT
Dallas Cowboys TE Geoff Swaim (foot) underwent foot surgery this week and will likely be out until training camp, according to sources. A screw was inserted into the injured foot to help secure the bones. Swaim was injured earlier this week during informal workouts.
ESPNDallas.com - Todd Archer

Cecil Shorts' rehab could take two years

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:36 PM EDT
Free-agent WR Cecil Shorts (Buccaneers) has had two knee surgeries and will require at least one more after tearing the ACL, MCL and PCL in his right knee, as well as dislocating his kneecap, during Week 13 this past season. He's three months into a rehab process that is expected to last between 18 and 24 months, and there's no guarantee Shorts will be able to play football again.
Columbus Monthly - Joe Scalzo

Jaron Brown making progress

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:54 PM EDT
Arizona Cardinals WR Jaron Brown (knee) said he's 'starting to see some gains' four months removed from surgery.
Twitter

Earl Thomas ahead of schedule

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:44 PM EDT
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shin) is 'way ahead of schedule' in his recovery from a fractured tibia, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Seahawks.com - John Boyle

Le'Veon Bell has surgery

Monday, March 13, 2017 2:26 PM EDT - updated
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (groin) had surgery Monday, March 13, to repair a core muscle. Recovery time is generally in six weeks.
NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Ricky Wagner financial details

Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:43 AM EDT
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions OT Ricky Wagner's five-year, $47.5 million contract includes just $17.5 million in guaranteed money. He received a $14.5 million signing bonus and will make a base salary of $3 million in 2017. He will also earn $3 million during the 2018 season and make $9 million annually from 2019 through 2021. Wagner's 2018 and 2019 base salaries are guaranteed for injury.
Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Ronald Leary financial details

Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:22 AM EDT
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos OG Ronald Leary's four-year, $36 million contract includes $18.75 million of guaranteed money. For the 2017 season, he will receive a $3.5 million signing bonus, $5 million roster bonus and $2.5 million base salary. His $7.65 million salary for the 2018 season is also fully guaranteed but he could wind up making an additional $350,000 if he plays in all 16 games. Leary is scheduled to make a base salary of $8.15 million, along with $250,000 in per game roster bonuses and $100,000 workout bonuses for each of the final two years of his deal but only his 2019 salary is guaranteed against injury.
9News.com - Mike Klis

Sidney Jones suffers torn Achilles'

Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:54 PM EST
Updating a previous report, Washington CB Sidney Jones (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during his pro day Saturday, March 11, according to a source.
Yahoo! Sports - Eric Edholm

David Johnson healthy

Saturday, March 11, 2017 4:34 PM EST
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson (knee) said he has completely recovered from the knee injury he suffered near the end of the season.
AZCardinals.com - Darren Urban

Sidney Jones injured during pro day

Saturday, March 11, 2017 3:22 PM EST
Washington CB Sidney Jones (leg) suffered an undisclosed leg injury during his pro day Saturday, March 11, and had to be helped off the field.
ESPN.com - Sheil Kapadia

Markus Wheaton expects to be healthy soon

Saturday, March 11, 2017 10:07 AM EST - updated
Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (shoulder) said he expects to be fully recovered from his shoulder surgery by April.
ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

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