Brandon Marshall is frustrated as he recovers from offseason hip surgery, and he says he’s not as ready for the regular season as he would like to be.
“It’s one of those things where I’m just trying to get healthy for Week 1,” Marshall said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “So you’ve got to have a game plan coming off surgery, a third hip surgery. So yeah, I’m not where I want to be right now. It’s a little frustrating. But we’ll see.”
Marshall has been playing during the preseason, but he suggested that he’s feeling pressure to play.
“Some people might think I need to be farther on than where I am, so it’s a little frustrating not being where I want to be right now and maybe being pushed a little bit,” Marshall said.
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff says the team is "hoping" Roddy White (ankle) will be ready for Week 1.
It's likely just an exercise in executive-speak, but it's interesting Dimitroff didn't speak in more emphatic terms. White's ankle sprain was deemed as "minor" and "low" when he suffered it in Atlanta's second preseason game, but it wouldn't be the first time a team tried to conceal a high-ankle sprain
Victor Cruz (heel) is unsure whether he will practice on Monday, but expressed optimism about his Opening Day availability.
"In my mind, I am," he said of playing in Week 1.
49ers RB LaMichael James has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL.
Kendall Hunter was always going to be their #2 back behind Gore. What does an injury to their 3rd string running back have to do with him being a must add?
John Kuhn is expected to open the season as the Packers' primary third-down back.
Venerable beat reporter Bob McGinn confirms Eddie Lacy will be the Packers' "feature back" and will play plenty on third downs in hurry-up packages, but Kuhn will be Green Bay's go-to pass protector.