Preseason Casualties

casualties-augustThe joy we all feel when the NFL returns every summer is bittersweet. The thrill of seeing our favorite team take to the field to begin its quest for glory is overshadowed by an impending sense of doom. A doom that comes in the form of injuries. Cracked bones, ripped ligaments, strained muscles, and bashed craniums are an inevitable and ghastly truth in football. The list of players to be sidelined for some or all of the 2015 season thus far includes:

  • Arian Foster
  • Shaun Suisham
  • Geno Smith (LOL)
  • Niles Paul
  • Kevin White
  • Phil Loadholt
  • E.J. Gaines
  • Demar Dotson
  • Louis Delmas
  • Kelvin Benjamin
  • Corey Peters
  • Mike Iupati
  • Adam Hayward

Then there are guys like Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy, and Robert Griffin III who might be back for Week 1, or not. In the case of RG III, well, he had a rough night on Thursday against the Lions.

Did head coach (???) Jay Gruden pull his “starting” quarterback after the poor bastard absorbed these brutal shots? Of course not. Instead, he left Griffin out there to suffer a concussion and dinged shoulder. Well done, Jay Gruden.

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