Did anyone watch the US Open final round yesterday? Pretty amazing stuff. Tiger v. Rocco today at 11 a.m. CST starting on ESPN should be worth a watch if you get the chance. I will be keeping up with the 18-hole playoff via The Big Lead.
For it being the NFL offseason, yesterday was a pretty big sports day. Fittingly, since it was Father’s Day and all. In addition to the thrilling Open, the College World Series played a couple of games and the NBA Finals tipped off in the night cap, with the Lakers forcing a game six in Boston.
Back to football, though. Only a couple updates in the MMR today, but all big names. Hit the jump to read the latest.
Donovan McNabb [QB, Eagles]
A day after Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb downplayed the condition of a shoulder that, per media reports, left him “very limited” in minicamp practice, the Eagles have shut him down for the balance of the week, due to tendonitis (or, as the case may be, tendinitis) in his shoulder.
McNabb later said in another interview that he is tired of all the talk about his health. Every season, this guy finds himself in the headlines in a less-than-positive way. I think he is uber-talented as a quarterback, but the windows of opportunity are coming less and less frequently for D-Nice.
Hopefully, this injury will not affect his ability to practice once training camp comes along. Otherwise, the media are going to eat this up, just like every other McNabb story in the past.
Ronnie Brown [RB, Dolphins]
Brown had been practicing on a limited basis during his recovery from knee surgery eight months ago — until this week when he participated in 11-on-11 team drills for the first time. It’s an optimistic sign that he will hit his target date and be ready to play in the season opener against the Jets on Sept. 7.
I know you might be getting tired of hearing about how well Ronnie Brown is doing, particularly if you do not own him in a keeper or dynasty league.
But I own him. And I think these are vindicating updates. So bear with me, for the sake of Ronnie Brown owners everywhere.
Cadillac Williams [RB, Buccaneers]
From the St. Petersburg Times:
You can’t spend a day at One Buc Place lately without getting a glimpse of running back Cadillac Williams pushing himself through another workout as he attempts to come back from a devastating knee injury.
As training camp nears, the idea of his 2008 return is gaining momentum.
“What he’s done is nothing short of miraculous,” Gruden said. “He has worked his tail off. He’s got a chance to be ready to play football again this season. The amount of work he’s put forth has really excited our players, and he’s really done a great job.”
Well, it would be nothing short of a miracle is right. If Caddy makes it back to the field for training camp, even. Amazing stuff here.
I was big on Caddy coming out of college. Thought he might have been the best of the bunch that year, and it looked good early. Hopefully he can regain some semblance of his former self and be a productive ball-carrier again.
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