2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Jets' Kerley improving, but doubtful vs. Ravens

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. - AP Sports Writer
    2013-11-22 16:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Jeremy Kerley has watched the video of his gruesome injury over and over.

The New York Jets wide receiver's left elbow went in a direction, well, it's not supposed to go when it was rolled into by New Orleans Saints linebacker David Hawthorne on Nov. 3.

''I've seen it, and I love watching it,'' Kerley said.

Wait. He loves seeing his left elbow get dislocated?

''I mean, it happened to me, so I watch it all the time,'' he said in his first comments since being injured. ''It's something I don't want to ever happen again. It was the worst pain I've ever felt.''

Kerley is doubtful to play against the Ravens at Baltimore on Sunday, which means he'll be sitting out. Kerley was limited in practice Friday, as he has been all week, while wearing a red no-contact jersey and catching passes in receiver drills with his right hand. He has also been wearing a brace over his left elbow.

''It's kind of hard to say where he is, but the young man, to his credit, he wants to be out there in the worst way,'' coach Rex Ryan said. ''He's showing it during the week, he's practicing. But again, we'll see how it goes. He's already way further along than I think what people were assuming.''

That's because when you watch the video of the play, it's not difficult to think it would be a season-ending type of injury. Kerley had been blocking when he ended up sitting on the ground after a running play in the second quarter, with his arms behind him. Hawthorne hit into Kerley's left arm, which rolled awkwardly under the linebacker's shoulder.

Kerley immediately grabbed at his arm, was checked by trainers on the sideline and then headed to the locker room.

''It was ugly, there's no question,'' Ryan said. ''I don't know how else to describe it, but like a horrific-looking injury. There haven't been a whole lot of receivers that have had this injury, like three in the last 10 years or something.''

Kerley said that Hawthorne, a former teammate at TCU, was ''broken up about it a little bit'' for injuring him, but later assured his friend it was ''just a freak accident.''

The receiver, who leads the team with 28 receptions, expected the worst, though, as soon as the pain shot up his arm.

''I thought it was broken or something, but it's a slight dislocation,'' he said. ''Nothing major. Definitely going to recover from it and definitely looking forward to jumping back on the field.''

He added that he would be able to play with a brace on the elbow if and when he's cleared. But he'll have to wait at least another week for that. Greg Salas will likely again help fill Kerley's role as a slot-type receiver.

''It's not 100 (percent), but it's all right, though,'' Kerley said. ''It's a lot better than it was two weeks ago. The arm's getting stronger, so I'm feeling more confident in it.''

Linebacker Garrett McIntyre (knee) is also doubtful and will not play. Newly signed Jermaine Cunningham, a second-round pick of New England in 2010, could see some snaps at McIntyre's spot at backup outside linebacker.

Wide receiver Santonio Holmes (hamstring) and tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee) were limited at practice, but listed as probable and are expected to play at Baltimore.

NOTES: RB Mike Goodson posted a picture of QB Mark Sanchez wearing his hair in cornrows that went viral on Twitter and elsewhere on the Internet - on the one-year anniversary of the infamous ''Butt Fumble'' against the Patriots. Sanchez also posted a photo on Instagram saying the new hairstyle was a result of losing a bet and hanging out at teammate ''Willie Colon's house too long.'' ... Ryan said he is encouraged by struggling rookie QB Geno Smith's performance at practice this week. ''No. 1, he's been throwing the ball with great accuracy during the week,'' Ryan said. ''If it's not there, he's been taking off with it, so I think that's good also. He sees certain coverages and knows that he can make some plays with his legs as well.'' Smith has one TD and eight INTs in his last five games.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Drew StantonDec 17 07:33p

Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) said this injury is different from any other he's ever had, and he said it's too soon to know if he could return [ More ]

Carlos HydeDec 17 07:03p

San Francisco 49ers RBs Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Jay CutlerDec 17 06:43p

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will be benched in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

Jimmy ClausenDec 17 06:43p

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler will be benched in favor of QB Jimmy Clausen in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

Philip RiversDec 17 06:13p

San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers (chest, back) took part in a walkthrough Wednesday, Dec. 17, but didn't take part in practice, but he fully expects to play in [ More ]

Carlos HydeDec 17 05:43p

San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (knee, back) received good news from his MRI results, but he said it would take a miracle for him to play in Week [ More ]

Robbie GouldDec 17 04:53p

Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Cam NewtonDec 17 04:13p

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Frank GoreDec 17 03:13p

San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) visited with a doctor at the team's facility Tuesday, Dec. 16, as part of the NFL's concussion protocol. Gore did not participate [ More ]

Ryan MathewsDec 17 02:33p

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

C.J. SpillerDec 17 02:13p

Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Blake BortlesDec 17 01:53p

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Julio JonesDec 17 01:43p

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) is not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Dec. 17.

DeMarco MurrayDec 17 01:33p

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) wasn't expected to do a lot at practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, but he took first-team snaps at running back [ More ]

Cam NewtonDec 17 01:23p

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, and he worked with the second-team offense in the portion of practice open to the media. QB [ More ]

DeMarco MurrayDec 17 12:43p

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) is participating in individual drills during practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

T Y HiltonDec 17 12:23p

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) is not participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Rashad JenningsDec 17 11:23a

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (ankle) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Keenan AllenDec 17 11:03a

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (collarbone, ankle) said he is taking his injuries 'week to week.'

Denard RobinsonDec 17 10:13a

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson (foot) has a partially torn ligament in his foot, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Recovery time is six to eight weeks, but he [ More ]

Marc TrestmanDec 16 09:33p

The Chicago Bears are expected to fire head coach Marc Trestman, according to a source. The team's ownership met Tuesday, Dec. 16, after the team's Week 15 loss against [ More ]

Julio JonesDec 16 09:33p

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) is expected to be ready to play in Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints. However, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter indicated the possibility [ More ]

Zach MettenbergerDec 16 06:43p

Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger (shoulder) missed practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Dec. 16.

DeMarco MurrayDec 16 05:53p

Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hand) will likely be a game-time decision against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16, according to owner Jerry Jones. Jones said the team is [ More ]

Julius ThomasDec 16 05:33p

Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green continued to lead the team's tight ends in snaps with 50 in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, even with TE Julius Thomas [ More ]

Aaron RodgersDec 16 05:23p

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 0-2 with a 35.6 total quarterback rating at Tampa Bay in his career. He threw three interceptions in each of those games.

Blake BortlesDec 16 04:23p

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) was jogging, throwing and moving around well while being limited at practice Thursday, Dec. 16. He showed no signs of being limited by [ More ]

Colt McCoyDec 16 04:23p

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) was told by doctors that he only needs two to three weeks for the aggravated nerve in his neck [ More ]

Keenan AllenDec 16 04:13p

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (collarbone) could be placed on Reserve/Injured if the team is eliminated from playoff contention. Allen will not play this [ More ]

Ryan MathewsDec 16 02:43p

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Colt McCoyDec 16 02:33p

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Keenan AllenDec 16 02:33p

San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen (collarbone) suffered a broken collarbone in Week 15 and is not expected to play this week. Surgery is not planned at this point [ More ]

RSS Feeds

NFL News:
 
Player Notes:
 
Forum Posts:
 

© 2014 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group