NFL news-Trades, injuries, and some future props
It’s frequently to see NFL teams trading players during the offseason. Any team looking to make a trade could ensure they have their new player in time for training camp. Most of the players that have been traded are due to contract issues, a change in philosophy or the existence of another player at their position.
That was the case of the Colts, who stated they have traded center A.Q. Shipley to the Ravens for a 2014 conditional draft pick, letting Baltimore to add depth to a position that will miss the retired Matt Birk next season. Shipley, who started five games in Indianapolis last season, will fight with Gino Gradkowski and Ryan Jensen as the Ravens’ starting center.
Also, apparently new Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce traded the true fullback, Anthony Sherman, to Kansas City in exchange for Chiefs cornerback Javier Arenas. In two seasons with the Cardinals, Sherman started a total of 11 games and caught 12 passes for 111 yards. On the other hand, Arenas played for Kansas City in a total of 47 games since being drafted by the Chiefs in 2010. Coach Bruce expected a great season for this new Cardinal addition.
Similarly the St. Louis Rams signed eight free agents comprising the defensive back from Miami Ray-Ray Armstrong and LA Tech Guard Kevin Saia. Whereas, the Buffalo Bills continue to hire more reasonable wide receiving players for their new quarterback E.J. Manuel. The latest addition is the Stony Brook New Yorker Kevin Norrell.
Here is a list of some more transactions, cuts and signed draft choices on May 18 and May 20th:
Despite the trades, transaction and signing draft players, there is also a big issue for most of the teams to have success. Though training camp has yet to begin for the 2013 NFL season, and there are some projections of injured players that will be ready and some that won’t for this period.
The first to mention is Dallas Cowboy Barry Church, who is fully recovered from last season’s Achilles tear, and is possibly to be ready for Dallas training camp. However, that’s not the case of Cowboy Mackenzy Bandeau, who still having problems with his shoulder and is not even sure to be ready for the season.
On the other hand, Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill underwent minor surgery on his left foot recently and is wearing a walking boot, it’s for sure he won’t be ready for training camp. Whereas, Desmond Bishop the SB Green Bay Packers, torn is hamstring but is confident that he’ll be up to speed in time for training camp.
Houston Texans LB Briana Cushing expects to be ready for training camp after undergoing offseason surgery to repair a torn ACL. Nevertheless that’s not the case for DeVier Posey , who is doubtful to start training camp and questionable to start regular season
For the Jacksonville Jaguars Ace Sanders returned from an abs injury much earlier than expected and will ready for training camp. Cleveland Browns Josh Cribbs is no ready yet for training camp due to a knee injury.
Meanwhile, the New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski would require about 10 weeks recovering from back surgery if the procedure is necessary. We know Gronkowski is not going to be ready for training camp but the Patriots are hoping to have him ready for regular season.
Last but not least, the San Francisco 49ers Marcus Lattimore is doubtful to be ready for the 2013 NFL season due to a knee injury, as well as Greg Scruggs from the Seahawks and Steelers DL Sean Spence, who also have a knee injury.
As any NFL fans can acknowledge, a lot is expected for this NFL season, and these trades as well as injuries would make a difference on each team. For now there a lot going on but is great to know what is also happening in the NFL betting world. There are some interesting future props such as who is going to win the Super Bowl, and in the case at gamblerspalace.com they have Arizona Cardinals with +13000, follow by the Atlanta Falcons +1500 and Baltimore Raven with +2500.
There are also a whole bunch of nice player props out there, and considering some of these are new. For example, the favorite for most passing yards in the regular season is Drew Brees as well as Tom Brady, with the same odds. Brady and Brees are also tied as favorites for most touchdown passes at +300. On the other hand, the most regular season receiving touchdowns favorite is, without a doubt, the Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson at +300, followed by Rob Gronkowski with +500 and Jimmy Graham with +600. Also, the most regular season yards favorite is, once again Johnson with +475.
As you can see there are many surprises to come this season in the NFL, so check the latest news and be ready for this 2013 NFL season.