You know, for a minute there, I was concerned that we wouldn't have seven actionable stories to discuss in today's 7-on-7. But then Braylon Edwards decided to contribute content:
Edwards, 27, was arrested at 5:15 a.m. and charged with DWI, after cops pulled over his Range Rover at 34th Street and 12th Avenue for having overly-tinted windows. Police said they smelled alcohol and Edwards blew a 0.16 on a Breathalyzer, or double the state's legal limit of 0.08.
Four other passengers were with Edwards but they were not charged. Edwards is currently in police custody, and will be arraigned later today.
Driving while intoxicated is, of course, not funny. But getting yourself pulled over for having overly tinted windows is maybe a little bit funny, so commenters still have something to mock. We don't yet know all the circumstances here, nor do we know what the fallout will be in terms of league or team-imposed penalties. We do know, however, that both the Jets and the league have safe-ride programs in place.
"We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures," said GM Mike Tannenbaum. And so we wait.
• Reggie Bush(notes) exited Monday night's game after suffering a right leg injury. He muffed a punt, dove on the ball, and was hurt in the subsequent pileup. According to the early reports, Bush has a fractured right fibula. The injury is not believed to be a season-ender, though Bush is expected to miss at least six weeks.
This obviously doesn't hurt Pierre Thomas(notes), fantasy-wise, although he already leads the Saints in both rushing (117 yards) and receptions (11). The Saints aren't the sort of team that intends to serve up a workhorse to the fantasy community. But still, Christopher Ivory(notes) (MCL sprain) could be another week away from making his regular season debut and DeShawn Wynn(notes) hasn't yet made a cameo. In Week 3, New Orleans hosts Atlanta, a team that Thomas has owned over the past two seasons. Just check the game logs. In PT's last three games against the Falcons, he's totaled 309 scrimmage yards and four TDs.
• Wade Phillips expects Jason Witten play in Week 3, but medical professionals will obviously have the final say. Witten was concussed late in the Week 2 loss to the Bears, then later insulted by Chicago defenders.
• If you haven't done so already, you can feel free to drop Indianapolis wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez(notes) in most fantasy formats. His ankle injury is reportedly a 4-6 week issue. Austin Collie(notes) has already caught 15 balls for 188 yards and two scores, so it's not like the Colts offense is going to suffer.
• It's probably too early in the week to even consider the Beanie Wells situation, but I enjoyed the following quotes, via the Arizona Republic:
"I can't sit here today and tell you I'm confident he'll play," Whisenhunt said. "I certainly am optimistic he'll play. But he has to show me in practice this week."
Wells, who is recovering from a bruised knee, said he expects to practice on Wednesday but admitted, "I thought that last week, too."
• Dennis Dixon(notes) reportedly has a torn meniscus in his left knee, and the injury will sideline him for 3-5 weeks. There's a chance that the recently released and resigned Byron Leftwich(notes) could get the start at Tampa in Week 3, but he's dealing with a knee injury of his own. Charlie Batch(notes) went 5-for-11 in relief of Dixon on Sunday, passing for just 25 yards and fumbling twice. No matter who starts at quarterback for Pittsburgh, it figures to be a Rashard Mendenhall(notes) day.
• Michael Turner(notes) (groin) is expected to practice on Wednesday, so his owners should dial down the panic. Atlanta travels to New Orleans in Week 3, and the Saints had no answer for the Burner last year (or for any running back so far in 2010). He rushed for 151 yards on 20 carries in the Superdome.
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