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Detroit Lions place rookie TE T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve

Detroit Lions place rookie TE T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve

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Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions placed rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on season-ending injured reserve with a right ankle injury, the team announced Monday. Hockenson sustained the ankle injury during the fourth quarter of the Lions' loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day. He was taken to the locker room following the injury and didn't return to the contest. Lions head coach Matt Patricia said he doesn't know yet whether Hockenson will require surgery. "Certainly, I think a guy that was consistent from Day 1," Patricia told reporters Monday. "Someone that worked really hard. I think he improved as the spring, training camp and season came along. "He worked really hard at his task and understanding some of the differences between the college game and pro game, and some differen...
Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie likely out for playoffs with broken collarbone

Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie likely out for playoffs with broken collarbone

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April 21 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie underwent successful surgery on a fractured right clavicle, the team announced Sunday. The team said Oshie is out indefinitely due to the injury. Sources told the Washington Post that Oshie is "almost certain" to miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup playoffs after he had surgery Friday. Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele boarded Oshie during the third period of Game 4 in the first-round series Thursday. Oshie remained on the ice for several minutes after the hit. He eventually went to the locker room, clutching his right arm. Foegele received a minor penalty for the hit. Oshie didn't play during the Capitals' 6-0 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. He had two points (one goal, one assist) in the series. "He's back home an...
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates hopes to be better this week

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates hopes to be better this week

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HOUSTON -- For Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates, the starting job that eluded him for years is firmly within his grasp. Yates will start his second consecutive game Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien affirmed that Yates will remain the starter. He didn't officially rule out quarterback Tom Savage for the remainder of the regular season, but emphasized that he's a "ways off" in terms of being cleared under the NFL concussion protocol. Yates is hoping to upgrade his performance and production significantly after the entire offense struggled during a 45-7 road loss last Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first start in two years, Yates was sacked four times and hit nine times overall as he completed just 12 of 31 passes for 128 yards with one t...
Arizona Cardinals: Rookie T.J. Logan out 12 weeks

Arizona Cardinals: Rookie T.J. Logan out 12 weeks

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals rookie running back T.J. Logan will undergo surgery to repair a dislocated wrist and will be placed on injured reserve. The fifth-round pick out of North Carolina was injured during Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys. He will miss at least 12 weeks. Coach Bruce Arians said the team would like to activate Logan off injured reserve when he is eligible. That would be at or around Week 8 of the regular season. The injury is a big blow to the Cardinals, as Arians said he saw enough in just one exhibition game from Logan to be ready to declare the rookie as his primary kickoff and punt returner. Logan returned two kicks for 71 yards against Dallas, including one he broke for a 43-yard gain. He also returned one punt for 10 yards and...
Carolina Panthers sign WR T.J. Graham, waive Charles Johnson

Carolina Panthers sign WR T.J. Graham, waive Charles Johnson

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July 25 (UPI) -- The Carolina Panthers have made some changes on their depth chart at wide receiver after signing T.J. Graham and waiving Charles Johnson.Carolina signed Graham on Monday. The 27-year-old was a third round pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2012 NFL Draft. Graham played two seasons in Buffalo before signing with the New York Jets in 2014. He suited up for the New Orleans Saints in 2015.Graham has 794 yards and four touchdowns on 61 career receptions. He played collegiately at North Carolina State. He played last season for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Graham's best shot at making the final roster is likely through special teams.Carolina waived defensive end Ryan Delaire Tuesday with a failed physical designation. Johnson was waived/injured after hav...