There has been a lot of changes in the NFL, and a good number of them have been safety related. If you watch a game from the ’70s or ’80s you see a much more violent game than what you’ll find now. Those safety changes have included a lot less physical contact during practice and a lot less practice overall. And where this could all be good, there also seems to be an increasing number of injuries happening in training camp or early in the season. Is this a sign that more changes need to be made or that some of those changes have gone too far?
An MRI has confirmed that Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Dominique Easley tore his ACL and will be out for the rest of 2017. The 25-year old has had a history of injuries, tearing his ACL in college and ending both the 2014 and 2015 season on injured reserve.
New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was taken off the practice field by a cart today after suffering an ankle injury, but early reports are that it’s just a sprain and will be day-to-day.
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller broke his collar bone and will be out indefinitely, which is there way of saying, “for a while”. The injury occurred after Fuller jumped to make a catch then came down hard on his shoulder.
And word out of Los Angeles is that Chargers rookie Forrest Lamp suffered a right leg injury on a run play and had to be carted off the field. This is the teams second round pick from the draft, the first round pick Mike Williams is continuing to rehab from his back injury and remains on the physically unable to perform or PUP list.