It looks like we will be getting another week of mystery about the Pittsburgh Steelers and their outside linebacker position. The team released their official game report for Sunday against the Chicago Bears and rookie linebacker T.J. Watt is officially out for the game with a groin injury. Watt was injured early in the team’s Week Two game against the Minnesota Vikings and was replaced in the lineup by Anthony Chickillo. This week, with Watt out it, will be interesting to see if Chickillo gets all the reps on the right side of will James Harrison find himself in the rotation after sitting out last week. Watt’s NFL debut was strong with two sacks and an interception but it isn’t clear how long
ESPN.com news services Tests on Sam Bradford's injured left knee did not reveal any structural damage, and the Vikings now believe the quarterback's status will be week to week, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bradford, seeking a second opinion, met on Friday with orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews, who performed ACL repairs in 2013 and 2014 on the same knee, which has troubled Bradford since last week and caused him to miss Friday's practice, team and league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. On Friday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ruled Bradford out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Bradford reported Friday morning to the team's medical personnel that he was feeling fairly pronounced
This is a story about a basketball team -- a professional basketball team, and one with tons of promise and excitement surrounding it -- but I'm going to start with a story about a football team that just a couple years ago had a lot of promise and excitement too. It was Jan. 10, 2016, and the Minnesota Vikings were playing the Seattle Seahawks in a wild-card matchup. Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings had the game in their hands when, with 22 seconds left, Blair Walsh lined up for a 27-yard field goal that would have put the Vikings up 12-10: The type of kick that sails through the uprights more than 95 percent of the time. You know how this story ends: Walsh missed, hooking it wide right and turning into another Minnesota sports goat.