- Nicki Jhabvala reports that Broncos OLB Shaq Barrett not expected to require surgery on his injured hip.
- Reports from yesterday said that Barrett could miss between two to three months with this injury. (NFLTR)
Browns HC Hue Jackson told reporters Wednesday that they plan to keep WR Corey Coleman out for a little while after he suffered a “tougher spill than thought.”
“Right now I’m going to keep him out for a little while and again, that was a tough spill for him,” said Jackson, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “A little tougher than I thought but he’s making his way through. You know Corey. He wants to be back out there right now but I just think now is the time if a guy is kind of banged up a little bit to make sure they take care of him so that we get him back for training camp. But we’ll see how it all unfolds here at the end.”
Jets QB Bryce Petty believes gaining some confidence will really help him out this year.
“I have the confidence now that, hey, I can play this game. I think that’s a big thing,” Petty said, via Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News. “Some guys need experience to build that confidence, and I think that’s kind of what I needed to see that, hey, I can see a rush, I can see a defense, I can make throws, I can throw touchdowns.”
Last year, the Jets were willing to give Petty an extended look as their starting quarterback before he went down with an injury.
“It’s tough just because I’m not normally a guy that gets hurt. So I put a lot of that on myself,” Petty explained. “As a quarterback, you got to be out there, and I wanted to be out there.
“You get four starts, which was an opportunity for me to show them kind of what they have and what I can do. And it didn’t work out that way. . . . I learned from it, and (I) just got to get better at protections and get the ball out, that way I stay on the field. . . .
“Just got to stay healthy. I got to stay out there.”
While previous reports have said that Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd‘s career could be in jeopardy (NFLTR) due to a nerve issue in his knee, Floyd told reporters that he’s still optimistic about playing play this year.
“It’s not a matter of if,” Floyd said, via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com. “It’s a matter of when.”