Sunday, September 24, will be a huge day on Yahoo Sports. Along with the latest from London ahead of the game, our group of experts will also discuss injury replacements for your fantasy team and debate if Russell Wilson will finally hit his stride in Week 3. Andy Behrens, Brad Evans, Liz Loza, Tank Williams, Nicole Zaloumis and Dr. Greg Horner will tackle all that and much more starting on Sunday at 5 a.m. ET.
Here is a recap of Jay Gruden’s press conference on Wednesday: —The injuries are covered in a separate post here. Jordan Reed was the only non-participant. Gruden said his status is “wait and see.” —Gruden doesn’t see them playing Chris Thompson more than they do now. He noted that in addition to being the third-down back he also returns kicks and comes in on second and long plays. “It’s important for us to keep him healthy,” said Gruden. “He’s not a guy that I personally want to give him 30 carries a game.” —In a year, Matt Ioannidis has gone from being on the practice squad to being a key member of the defensive line. Gruden was impressed with his play against the Rams. “Against the Rams, he
Last season, the former MVP made $21.3 million in the final year of a five-year rookie contract extension, and while injuries had slowed his game he was playing better. LeBron James wants to see his man Rose get paid again, Dave McMenamin of ESPN said on The Jump. Maybe Rose looks great at the mini-camp LeBron is hosting for the Cavs in Santa Barbara, I hope he is, but preseason everybody is “killing it” or “has lost/gained 15 pounds and is in the best shape of his life” or “has worked hard and now has an impressive jump shot.” Rose probably does look great in Cavaliers camp against Jose Calderon, let’s see how he looks once he has to go up against real NBA players.