49ers’ CB Jason Verrett is tired of having to discuss his injury history and wants to put all of the missed games in his past.
“I don’t want to deal with any more injury questions; that’s in the past,” Verrett said, via Jennifer Lee Chan of NBCSportsBayArea.com. “I finished the season out healthy, going into this season healthy, and looking at playing lights out football for this team and win some games.”
Verrett has played in only 39 of 112 possible games since being drafted in 2014, including playing in just six games over the previous four seasons.
“Last year was definitely a good year for me to get acclimated back into the game, being away from it for so long,” Verrett said. “I had fun flying around with those guys. That was a big part of why I wanted to come back. It’s just been good, finished the season healthy, been able to have a healthy offseason. It’s going to be a good thing for me going forward.”
Rams WR Cooper Kupp said after dealing with a difficult knee injury last year, he is fully recovered and ready to move on.
“My knee is doing really well. It was such a weird injury going through the end of last year,” Kupp said, via Rams Wire. “We did everything we could coming into that last game to try to get things back on the field. I think we had 12-15 needles put into my knee that week just trying to figure out – whether it’s numbing the pain or pulling fluid out – all the different things you’re trying to do just to get back on the field. We honestly didn’t call that until the last second in terms of I wasn’t going to be able to go, which was a heartbreaker, but that thing really ended up tearing out for a good portion of the offseason, in terms of the time it took to get that thing going. It was a weekly process getting someone to come out every single day of the offseason, try to work through that so I could get back training again. But it’s feeling great now, no issues with it.”
- According to Brady Henderson of ESPN, while the Seahawks discussed the possibility of trading for Falcons’ WR Julio Jones, one team source said Seattle was simply doing their due diligence.
- Henderson notes that the Seahawks could free up several million dollars in cap space by restructuring the contracts of QB Russell Wilson and LB Bobby Wagner to facilitate a trade for Jones. However, Atlanta agreed to send him to the Titans on Sunday.