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It’s not often the ability of an NFL player to move his pinky toe up and down is a noteworthy event. When it comes to Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith, however, the small mobility is a notable stepping stone.

A lengthy feature on Smith by Jeff Sullivan posted on the team’s official website, notes that in the “last few weeks” the linebacker has progressed to being able to move his little toe up and down, which is a sign of positive nerve regeneration in his left leg. The tiny movement came after he reached the bigger mark of flexing his other toes and lifting his foot in April.

These seemingly normal movements are notable for Smith, who suffered nerve damage, which created drop foot, when he tore his ACL playing for Notre Dame in a bowl game on Jan. 1, 2016.

The road to recovery has been long and grueling, but it appears after hitting the field some this offseason that Smith is ready to make more strides in the coming weeks.

Smith told David Heldman of the team’s official website, in an interview previously shot and posted on Monday, he’s getting back to normal.

“Man, it’s been great,” Smith said of offseason workouts. “Whenever I’m out there, I’m full-go. I’m full throttle, and I’m feeling like myself again. So it’s a great feeling.”

Rookies report to Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, Calif., on July 19 with veterans arriving July 22. The “opening ceremony” for Cowboys camp is July 24. When camp begins, most eyes will be on Smith.

“To be able to compete at a high level,” Smith said when asked of his expectations for training camp. “That’s something that I’m really looking forward to, back in Oxnard, Calif., being able to be on the field again and running and competing with my guys is something that I’m looking forward to. I’m looking forward to being out there.”

The Cowboys will likely ease Smith into camp workouts. Coach Jason Garrett indicated earlier in the offseason that the linebacker likely wouldn’t practice back-to-back days.

Smith is practicing with a “custom-made Richie Brace, with plastic, bendable, hinged sides, much like an air-cast for a high-ankle sprain,” per the team’s official website. The hope is the mobility allowed by the brace will allow the linebacker to regain most of his speed and change-of-direction.

“I’ve heard some doctors and trainers, who haven’t ever seen Jaylon, say that there’s no way he could play in the NFL with an AFO brace, and they’re right,” Cowboys associate athletic trainer/director of rehabilitation Britt Brown said. “With the brace he is wearing, Jaylon can take his natural linebacker stance and come off the ball the same way he would without the brace.”

A Cowboys defense that lost several pieces this offseason, and had several more suspended to start the season, desperately needs Smith to get as close to 100 percent as possible.

When Dallas opens the regular season versus the New York Giants, it will be more than 20 months since Smith played in a meaningful football game. The question the Cowboys hope is answered during training camp and preseason is that Smith shows signs he can be the athlete he was before the injury.

“I’m not going to say no… We have to go through contact,” Brown said when asked could ever get back to his pre-injury ability. “We also have more seasons ahead. The nerve could regenerate more after this coming season. No one can predict that. We’re in a good place right now.”

The hope is that good place turns into an even better one in the coming weeks.

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A.J. Green and his Cincinnati Bengals suffered professional setbacks in 2016.

One year after being one drive away from their first postseason win since 1991, the Bengals missed the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Green didn’t even make it to the end of year after suffering a season-ending hamstring injury in Week 11.

But following an offseason of rehab and retooling, for Green and the Bengals, respectively, the wide receiver has his eyes back on the ultimate prize and is using his long-time rival as motivation.

“Look at the year Julio Jones had,” Green told Geoff Hobson of the team’s website. “He was coming off an 1,800-yard season and he had what last year? [1,409.] That’s because they put all the weapons around him.
“He still made the same plays he made when he had the 1,800 yards, but when they double-teamed him they had [Mohamed Sanu] and [Taylor] Gabriel. They’ve got to respect those guys. They went to the Super Bowl and Julio had [1,400] yards. It’s all about what you want. That’s the ultimate goal is to win the championship.”

Aside from being two of the top five receivers in the game today, Green and Jones are quite familiar with one another. The two came up through the recruiting trail together and both attended SEC powerhouses (Green to Georgia, Jones to Alabama). In the historic 2011 draft — 12 of the first 16 picks have been named to the Pro Bowl — Green and Jones went fourth and sixth, respectively.

So it’s hard to blame Green for looking over his shoulder, or rather straight ahead, at Jones as the Falcons receiver reached the Super Bowl while Green was rehabbing.

But what Green wishes to emulate about Jones’ 2016 campaign isn’t necessarily statistical in nature. The Bengals wideout would welcome a reduction in targets, as long as Cincinnati’s young toys (John Ross, Joe Mixon) are contributing toward another playoff run.

“That’s not who I am,” Green continued. “I know what I’m capable of doing. Never a doubt in my mind. Last year, I had opportunities and just took advantage of them. In 2015, I felt like I had a good season, but we had all the weapons. I didn’t have that many targets, but I still had good yardage.

“This year it’s just not me and Brandon [LaFell] and four young guys. Everything doesn’t have to be forced to me, which I like.”

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The close of minicamp on Thursday officially ended the Chargers’ time in San Diego.

Despite the announced move to Los Angeles five months ago, the Chargers still conducted offseason workouts in their San Diego facility.

Philip Rivers was the last man off the field he’s known since being drafted in 2004.

“I had sweaty hands and was nervous before practice,” Rivers said, via the team’s official website. “I was like, ‘What is wrong with me?!’ I’m going into the last minicamp practice in year 14, and here I am nervous before going out there. It was a little bit ridiculous. But it was because of that.”

With the end of minicamp, the Chargers will move up Interstate 5 to Los Angeles, where they will play at StubHub Stadium in Carson, California, until the new stadium is ready in Inglewood.

The Chargers had been in San Diego since 1961. For Rivers, it’s the only professional home he’s known, but he can only look forward to the new scenery, noting all things “come to an end at some point”

“It is only right for me to be fired up to go up there, and know that everyone up there [in L.A.] is going to get the same guy that I’ve been here for the last 13 years,” he said.

The elongated departure is another reminder how much the move stinks for San Diego fans, especially those who continue to support a team moving out of town.

“The fans have been so supportive since I’ve been here,” Rivers said, via the L.A. Daily News. “I’m going to miss the place.”

The Chargers will hold training camp in Costa Mesa. Dates in late July have yet to be announced.

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Now that coaches are talking again during this week’s swath of mandatory minicamps, we’re finding out about all sorts of injury updates across the league.

That applies to Tennessee, where Titans coach Mike Mularkey broke news on a pair of key offensive players, running back DeMarco Murray and second-year receiver Tajae Sharpe.
Murray recently underwent a hand procedure on a minor, nagging injury, but should be out of a cast by Monday, per Mularkey. The 29-year-old runner will be “fine” for training camp.

“You know, like I said [it’s] just a little lingering issue that, you know, [we] thought, might as well just get it done now,” said Murray, who added that he initially suffered the injury during Week 2 of the 2016 season.

Sharpe also went under the knife and is currently recovering from foot surgery. Like Murray, last year’s fifth-round draft pick is expected to be ready for camp.

We could spend another five paragraphs telling you what this means for the Titans, but it ultimately means nothing if both players are ready to roll come July.

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Andrew Luck is one step closer to returning to action.

The Colts quarterback practiced Monday after missing the team’s Thanksgiving night loss to the Steelers with a concussion.
Donning a red non-contact jersey, Luck was seen throwing the ball during the session. Coach Chuck Pagano later confirmed that Luck remains in the concussion protocol, but said he anticipates the star quarterback suiting up against the New York Jets next Monday night.

The quarterback offered an equally hopeful message after practice, saying: “I feel great; 100 percent and ready to go.”

“There’s a protocol … and I’m in it,” said Luck said, who noted that he “felt good toward the end of (last) week.”

Luck suffered the head injury in a Week 11 win over the Titans. Reporters weren’t told of the concussion until the following day, a setback that came as an unwelcome surprise in the lead-up to the Steelers tilt.

The Colts were a semi-disaster on offense without Luck on the field. Now sitting a game behind the Titans and Texans in the AFC South, Indy (5-6) cannot afford another missed start from their most valuable player.

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Green Bay has, as head coach Mike McCarthy said after the Packers’ latest loss, its “ass against the wall.” The sixth defeat on the season was the Packers’ fourth straight, and also the second consecutive dreadful performance in the secondary.

The Packers have allowed 670 yards and seven touchdowns through the air in their last two games, surrendering 89 points to opponents in two road defeats. It’s a far cry from Packers teams of past years that put up plenty of points on offense and relied on veterans such as Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams to lock it down on defense. Instead, they’re too often left watching various defensive backs end up chasing opponents in vain or with their faces full of turf as the other team finishes in the end zone.

So what’s going on in Green Bay’s injury-riddled secondary? We took a closer look at the last two games to see just how other teams are treating the Packers like the Swiss cheese hats their fans wear in the stands.

Against Tennessee, Green Bay relied heavily on Cover 1 schemes that lean on tight man coverage. It exposed what is perhaps Green Bay’s most glaring weakness, as multiple targets found open field and pay dirt against the coverage. The Titans’ Tajae Sharpe, Rishard Matthews, Kendall Wright and Anthony Fasano all scored touchdowns against man coverage, either in Cover 1 or Cover Zero blitz calls.
Too often, Packers defensive backs get caught peeking in the backfield, losing track of their man in the secondary. It happened to Quinten Rollins on Sharpe’s touchdown, and to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on a play-action fake that resulted in Fasano’s score. In other scenarios, Green Bay decided to pressure quarterback Marcus Mariota with blitzes, leaving defensive backs in one-on-one situations that they ultimately lost. Micah Hyde wasn’t able to keep Matthews from scoring on a route up the seam of the field, and couldn’t stop Wright from scoring on a deep out route, catching the ball and reaching out across the pylon to score for Tennessee.
Green Bay blitzed on 31 percent of pass plays against Tennessee (10th highest in the NFL), allowing Mariota to complete 7 of 8 passes for 109 yards, two touchdowns and a perfect passer rating. The Packers ditched the blitz the following week, sending pressure on just 12.5 percent of pass plays (eighth lowest in the league), and even then, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins still completed all four of his attempts on these downs for 53 yards and a passer rating of 118.8 (tied for 10th highest in the league in Week 11).

It wasn’t until it was too late that Green Bay discovered it struggled mightily in man coverage, switching to a mix of Cover 1 and Cover 2 zone later in the loss to Tennessee. The Packers attempted to cut down on the mistakes in the following week against Washington, all but ditching Cover 1 in favor of Cover 2 and 3 looks. It worked early, limiting Cousins to shorter completions, but a return to Cover 1 man late in the opening drive left Hyde again stunned after DeSean Jackson torched him on a deftly run post route down the middle of the field, 12.91 yards away from any semblance of help from Clinton-Dix, for a score.
The Redskins didn’t take long to notice the switch in coverage, calling a heavier dose of routes down the deep middle of the field in the open area against Cover 2. Jordan Reed caught the first pass late in the second quarter against Cover 2 on a delayed post route for 26 yards, and was open again in the third after Hyde’s momentary peek in the backfield left Reed open over the middle for a gain of 28. Cousins feasted on the middle third of the field, throwing for 291 yards and finishing with a 157.9 passer rating on passes in that area.

Green Bay opted to mix Cover 2 with man coverage underneath, but against the speedy Jamison Crowder, Rollins was no match. Crowder ran a streak down the middle of the field, splitting the safeties each covering half of the field and burning Rollins (Crowder hit a top speed of 19.33 mph to best Rollins, who was running 18.70 mph at the same time), who was playing man coverage, to haul in a 44-yard pass from Cousins for a touchdown.
Even in situations in which Green Bay deployed four defensive backs deep in Cover 4, the Packers couldn’t execute the golden rule of safety play: don’t let anyone get behind you. Pierre Garcon sped past Rollins, who took one instinctive step toward his quarter of the field and spent a half-second too much off Garcon’s pace, which allowed the receiver to sprint ahead of the defender and catch a lob from Cousins that traveled a league-best 49.4 yards in the air on a 70-yard touchdown that again left the Packers flummoxed.
There were also the moments when Green Bay was flat-out caught out of position, or in an mismatch that only spelled doom. There was the switching of man coverage between safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker Joe Thomas on Reed and Crowder, leaving the linebacker to attempt to blanket the speedster — a battle he’d lose 99 times out of 100 when guarding a streak — which resulted in a 53-yard completion from Cousins to Crowder that landed the Redskins at Green Bay’s 1-yard line.

Then, on a play that ended in a sack of Cousins for a 4-yard loss, two Packers defensive backs could be found in the same quadrant of the end zone, leaving three-fourths of the field clear for Jackson, who was wide open but out of sight of Cousins. The nearest defender, cornerback LaDarius Gunter, was 9.7 yards away, covering Reed at the 11. It was harmless miscommunication at best, and a concrete, glaring example of Green Bay’s issues at its worst.

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Packers’ defensive problems include leaving wide open spaces in coverage in multiple games. This ended in a sack, but really, what is this?
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The resulting conclusion is simple and disheartening for Packers fans. Green Bay doesn’t just struggle in man coverage — it can’t execute. Whether it’s Hyde, Rollins, Gunter, Burnett, Demetri Goodson or even Clinton-Dix, it just isn’t consistent enough to be viewed as a reliable tactic. And even in zone coverages, miscommunication or confusion too often results in blown coverages, leaving wide sections of the field open for opposing receivers to frolic.

Without Damarious Randall, the Packers are down to just three healthy corners and have been forced to use safeties (such as Hyde and Burnett) as Nickel and Dime corners. Players are playing out of their usual position, being forced to pick up different assignments on the fly, and it shows in coverage mistakes, both massive and minor, and these ugly numbers.

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Packers’ coverage has been ugly as of late. These numbers (via Next Gen Stats) are, somehow, uglier.
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To say the Packers miss Randall would be an understatement. Green Bay needs help all over its secondary, and with six weeks left in the regular season, there isn’t any in sight.

Other notes from Week 11 in Next Gen Stats:

1. Before we move forward, here are a few more nuggets on Cousins, who was near the top of almost every quarterback category this week. Cousins led the league in Week 11 in average air distance per completion (25.4 yards), longest completed pass (49.4 yards in air distance), average air yards to sticks on all downs (+4.1), and average air yards to sticks on third down (+10.4).

2. The Dolphins’ DeVante Parker caught all eight of his receptions when lined up wide for 79 yards, which accounted for 90 percent of Miami’s pass plays in the comeback win. Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans accounted for the most yards when lined up wide with 105 on six catches (84 percent of pass plays). Cincinnati’s Tyler Boyd led all receivers lined up in the slot with six catches for 54 yards (88 percent of pass plays).

3. Xavier Rhodes flipped the Vikings’ game against the Cardinals on its side when he intercepted Carson Palmer and took it 100 yards for a touchdown. On the return, Rhodes traveled a true distance of 121 yards and reached a max speed of 22.4 mph, besting any other top speed on a scoring play and ranking as the second-fastest ballcarrier of the year. It was also the longest distance traveled on a scoring play, until teammate Cordarrelle Patterson broke that record later in the game with his kickoff return for a touchdown that covered a total distance of 135 yards.
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Next Gen Stats: Week 11 QB and receiver charts
Russell Wilson threw for one touchdown and caught another in his win over the Eagles. Take a look at the pass and route charts from key players in Week 11.
Oh, and the Vikings are pretty fast. Rhodes (22.4 mph) and Patterson (21.48 mph) join Stefon Diggs (22.5 mph) among the fastest ball carriers in the league this season.

4. The Rams handcuffed Jared Goff in his pro debut, as the rookie’s average air yards per completion was fourth-lowest in the league in Week 11 at 4.1 yards. Goff also only had five attempts of 10-plus air yards.

5. The Titans led the league in blitzing percentage, sending five or more rushers on 43.3 percent of defensive downs, resulting in just one sack. New Orleans ranked second at 40 percent, but managed to take down Cam Newton twice.

6. New week, new fancy route and passing charts. My personal favorite is Russell Wilson’s route chart, but I like oddities. Take a look.

7. Ezekiel Elliott entered the Cowboys’ record books Sunday, but what might be even more impressive is how he did it. Close to half (40) of Elliott’s 97 rushing yards came against eight-plus defenders in the box. Elliott had the most non-red-zone carries (nine) against a stacked box in Week 11. Throw everything at him — it’s still difficult to stop Zeke.