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Ziggy Ansah has groin strain
Seahawks defensive end Ziggy Ansah is dealing with another injury. Pete Carroll said Friday that Seattle’s offseason acquisition suffered a minor groin strain earlier this week.
Ansah played just seven games last season with the Lions because of a shoulder injury.
Avery Williamson tears ACL
Jets middle linebacker Avery Williamson has reportedly suffered a torn ACL. Williamson led New York with 120 tackles in 2018.
Source confirms that Avery Williamson tore his ACL. He led the Jets in tackles last year. Big loss.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) August 16, 2019
Williamson started all 16 games for the Jets last year after coming over from the Titans, who drafted him in the fifth round in 2014.
Derwin James sidelined in a walking boot
Chargers strong safety Derwin James was spotted on the sidelines of Friday’s practice in a walking boot, per the Athletic. He is expected to miss ‘significant time.’
Derwin James is not practicing today. He has a boot on his right ankle. #Chargers— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) August 16, 2019
James started all 16 games of his rookie season in 2018, tallying 105 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three interceptions. He assisted on one tackle in the Chargers’ preseason opener against the Cardinals on Aug. 8.
Le’Veon Bell may sit out entire preseason
After missing the entire 2018 season, new Jets RB Le’Veon Bell might remain on the sidelines for a little while longer. He’s already missed New York’s first two preseason games, and head coach Adam Gase reportedly indicated that Bell’s debut could be now postponed until Week 1.
Adam Gase: Jets RB Le’Veon Bell might not play at all in the preseason:— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 16, 2019
“If he has a good week of practice and it’s not worth it for us to get him out there, then he won’t.”
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The Jets obviously don’t want to risk injury with their offseason prize, but it’s unclear how much rust Bell will need to shake off during an actual game.
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