Montee Ball: Arrested Friday
Montee Ball was arrested on Friday morning for allegedly battering his girlfriend at a Madison, WI hotel, Wisconsin State Journal reports.
After the Broncos released the running back on the cusp of the regular season, Ball was in football limbo until he joined the Patriots' practice squad in mid-December. He stayed on through the team's playoff push, but his services weren't retained in the form of a reserve/future contract once the season concluded with a loss in the AFC championship game. Friday's brush with the law won't necessarily put a halt to his NFL pursuits. Rather, his performance, or lack thereof, this past season was likely enough to steer interested parties in other directions.
Rams' Todd Gurley: 'All is well' with foot
Todd Gurley (turf toe) told Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com on Thursday that "all is well" with his foot.
Gurley was sidelined in the season finale with turf toe, yet he had no problem racking up 1,106 yards in just 13 games on the backs of five 100-yard efforts. While he put in impressive work on the ground, the running back boasts the skill set to contribute as a receiver, as evidenced by an 81% catch percentage (or 21 receptions on 26 targets).
Panthers' Thomas Davis: Will start in Super Bowl
Davis broke his forearm in the NFC championship game and underwent surgery last Monday to repair it. He has been a participant in practice all week, and it appears he'll be on the field with the first-string defense Sunday. He still could see his minutes monitored during the game.
Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Rehab 'going well'
Melvin Gordon (knee) said Thursday that his rehabilitation is "going well" and believes he'll be healthy in "two months," the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Gordon missed the final two games of his rookie campaign due to a knee injury, which was remedied via surgery with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Jan. 5. While neither the nature of the ailment nor the procedure were revealed, Gordon is on pace to be ready for the opening of the offseason program in April. Once the fall arrives, he'll be aiming to bounce back from a subpar season in which he posted 184 rushes for 641 yards (3.5 YPC), 33 catches (on 37 targets) for 192 yards, and no touchdowns.
Browns' Johnny Manziel: Won't be charged
Manziel's exit from NFL circles seems to be more assured by the week, especially after details emerged from his most recent brush with the law. On Saturday, an argument with an ex-girlfriend turned into a harrowing experience in which he allegedly "restrained" and struck her multiple times across two jurisdictions. Eventually, he ran from her residence, but not before police were called and a helicopter dispatched in search of the quarterback. Although he has avoided criminal charges, the NFL is investigating the matter to determine whether discipline is in order.
Broncos' T.J. Ward: Practices in full Thursday
Tagging along since he was sidelined from Weeks 13 through 15, an ankle issue doesn't seem as if it will stand in the way of Ward taking the field Sunday versus the Panthers. However, the final injury report of the week will clarify his potential to play.
Broncos' Darian Stewart: Practices fully Thursday
Darian Stewart (knee) practiced fully Thursday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
Stewart appears poised to brush off a sprained MCL suffered in the AFC championship game, though Friday's injury report will likely provide final passage to availability in Super Bowl 50.
Panthers' Jared Allen: Full practice Thursday
Jared Allen (foot) was a full practice participant Thursday, Max Henson of the Carolina Panthers ' official site reports.
Allen sidestepped the first injury report in advance of the Super Bowl, yet he landed on this week's version due to his healing foot, which forced a limited showing Wednesday. However, his return in a full capacity Thursday implies that he's in line to play Sunday against the Broncos. If he suits up, he'll be seeking his second career sack of Peyton Manning.
Giants' Victor Cruz: Recovering from torn fascia in calf
After sustaining the ailment in mid-August, it was initially reported that Cruz was dealing with a sprain, but recurring inflammation forced the
Packers' Randall Cobb: Suffered punctured lung in playoffs
Randall Cobb suffered a punctured lung during the Green Bay Packers ' divisional round loss at Arizona, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
During a spot Wednesday at Super Bowl 50's Radio Row, Cobb revealed the nature of the lung injury that knocked him out of the playoffs, relaying "I punctured my lung." Because he avoided a rib fracture in the process of landing on his back, he speculated that the fact he was miked up played a role in the injury, which left the Packers reeling at wideout in the eventual defeat. Nevertheless, with Jordy Nelson ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL, Aaron Rodgers is poised to have his entire arsenal of weapons healthy at the outset of next season.
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