Buccaneers Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen to miss at least 'a couple of months' with left knee injury
The news only gets worse as it pertains to the status of Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting center and 2021 Pro Bowl selection Ryan Jensen, who was carted off the field during Thursday's training camp practice because of a left knee injury. © Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen (66) could miss the entire 2022 NFL season because of the setback. Reports surfaced later on Thursday claiming Jensen had suffered a serious knee injury, and it was said on Friday morning that it is feared the 31-year-old could miss the entire 2022 NFL season because of the setback.
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New York Jets linebacker Quincy Williams put a dirty late hit on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts in NFL preseason action on Friday night.
Hurts was clearly out of bounds before Williams delivered a hard hit early in the first quarter.
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was quite unhappy about the cheap shot on his starting quarterback.
It turns out that the Jets‘ head coach was displeased with the hit too.
Robert Saleh told the media in his postgame press conference that the Williams late hit on Hurts was “egregiously awful.”
When an NFL head coach says that about a play from one of their own players, you know it’s really bad.
There’s just no place in the game for that, and *especially* in exhibition games. Teams are already concerned enough about playing starting quarterbacks in preseason games due to injury risk (Jets quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury in this same game, for example).
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NFL futures, odds: Philadelphia Eagles' offseason hype is strongThe questions surrounding the Eagles are obvious. Did they improve that much over the second half of the season? Or was it just a Charmin-soft schedule that they took advantage of? It's likely a combination of both, but that question will be answered this upcoming season. The biggest question for the Eagles entering the season might just be how good Jalen Hurts can be. He's shown flashes of game changing ability and he's improved as his career has progressed. However, not everyone is sold on the former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback.
Thankfully, Hurts was able to keep playing- and flawlessly. Hurts completed 6-of-6 passes for 80 yards, one touchdown, and a 158.3 passer rating.
Williams, 25, was a third-round selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was claimed off waivers by the Jets in 2021 and went on to play in all 16 games (starting 13) for New York.
The Jets won Friday night’s game 24-21.
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Robert Saleh: Zach Wilson’s ACL is “supposed to be intact” but waiting for MRI .
It didn’t look good, and Zach Wilson obviously didn’t feel good. But Jets coach Robert Saleh didn’t want to provide an update on Wilson’s right knee injury after the 24-21 victory over the Eagles on Friday night. “We’re going to wait on the MRI,” Saleh said in video from SNY. “I’m 0-fer, guys, with trying [more]But Jets coach Robert Saleh didn’t want to provide an update on Wilson’s right knee injury after the 24-21 victory over the Eagles on Friday night.