All things painful
It was a nasty Monday, all things considered. Rapoport tweeted that Carolina DB Ross Cockrell did indeed make the correct self-diagnosis of a broken leg. It was later reported that he will have a "rodding" surgery, which sounds just awful. Silver lining here is that it's July and he should be fully recovered for next year.
Losing a serviceable, veteran CB in a division that includes Julio Jones, Mike Evans, and Michael Thomas isn't a great way to start training camp. Cockrell had just signed a two year deal with the Panthers in March.
There were a trio of defensive injuries in Green Bay today, with Mike Daniels, Kentrell Brice and Jake Ryan getting hurt this morning, Brice and Ryan had to be carted off. While Daniels injury appears to be minor, not much is known about the severity of Brice's and Ryan's is feared to be a season-ending ACL tear. This was a bottom half of the league defense from last year that can't afford to lose pieces like this if they want to help take the pressure off of Rodgers.
In some good news, Tyler Eifert passed his physical and was taken off the PUP list. This should be a huge boost to an offense that will be finding its way under second year play caller Bill Lazor.
Lastly, as a further testament to head athletic trainer, Eric Sugarman, another Vikings RB looks like a goddamn new man coming off an ACL injury. If history is any indication, Dalvin Cook should have around 2,000 yards rushing this season.