From Wednesday’s ESPN.com article,
Washington Redskins: LB Dallas Sartz (strained hamstring) was sidelined morning Wednesday…
Seattle Seahawks: Backup fullback David Kirtman broke his hand during practice Wednesday morning…Kirtman, a fifth-round draft choice from 2006 out of Southern California, was participating in a running plays drill with backs and linemen when he suddenly walked off the field with a trainer while holding his right arm. By the afternoon, Kirtman was wearing a soft brace over his right hand and wrist. A Seahawks spokesman said Wednesday night that the team has yet to determine a treatment course for Kirtman, so there is no estimate on how long he will be out. Kirtman spent most of last season on the practice squad before being added to the active roster in December…Mack Strong, Seattle’s two-time Pro Bowl fullback who turns 36 in September, said Wednesday that coaches have told him he will be yielding some of his playing time to younger players this season.
And from last Saturday’s LA Times regarding the Carolina Panthers:
The Carolina Panthers signed second-round pick Dwayne Jarrett to a four-year, $3.825 million contract…Jarrett, a receiver from USC, will receive $1.935 million in guaranteed bonuses and incentives, making the deal one of the largest in guaranteed money for a second-round pick. Jarrett, the 45th pick in the draft, is expected to contend for the starting receiver job vacated when Keyshawn Johnson was released in the off-season.
“He’s excited to be a Carolina Panther and looking forward to the opportunity to start opposite Steve Smith,” Jarrett’s agent, Darin Morgan, said.
Jarrett’s signing came hours after fellow second-round pick Ryan Kalil agreed to a four-year deal. Kalil, also from USC, is expected to compete for a starting job on the offensive line.
An injury for Sartz, what else is new? Tough luck for Kirtman though, he was a very soild (and underrated) player at ‘SC. Let’s hope he can get back out there healthy. Best wishes to DJ and Ryan Kalil, they have a damn good chance to start next year.
Good luck in the NFL guys.