NFL Camp Roundup: Broncos lose leading tackler to injury

NFL Camp Roundup: Broncos lose leading tackler to injury
August 12, 2014, 10:45 pm
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Scott Krinch

Along with comprehensive coverage of the 2014 Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, will bring you "around the NFL" updates throughout the duration of camp.


  • The Denver Broncos will go into the 2014 season without their leading tackler from a year ago. The Broncos announced on Tuesday that starting weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan will miss six-to-eight weeks with a medial tibial impaction fracture in his left knee. However, he will not undergo surgery. The 24-year-old Trevathan had a team-high 124 tackles in 2013 with two sacks, three interceptions and four forced fumbles. The team expects Trevathan to return in time for a Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Head coach John Fox indicated that Brandon Marshall, Lamin Barrow and Corey Nelson will compete for the starting WLB in Trevathan's absence.
  • The New England Patriots could start the season without their most dynamic weapon on offense. According to, the chance of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski playing in Week 1 still sits at 50-50. Gronkowski missed the first few weeks of the 2013 season with a broken arm, taking the cautious route back and not risking any further damage. The two-time All-Pro tight end could lean in that same direction this year, easing his way back into the lineup after suffering a torn ACL late last season.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals were the latest NFL team to be hit by the injury bug over the weekend. No. 2 wide receiver Marvin Jones underwent foot surgery, and according to he will miss the first three weeks of the regular season. The Bengals have a bye in Week 4 so it's likely Jones will make his 2014 debut against the Patriots the following week. The third-year wide receiver out of the University of California had a breakout season in 2013, hauling in 51 receptions for 712 yards and 10 touchdowns.  

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  • Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has had very few "misses" in recent drafts. He parted ways with one of them on Tuesday. The Packers traded defensive lineman Jerel Worthy to the the Patriots, according to Worthy's agent Chafie Fields. The trade is contingent on Worthy passing a physical with New England.'s Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots will send the Packers a conditional late-round pick. Worthy, the No. 51 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Michigan State, missed all but three games in 2013 after suffering an ACL tear late in his rookie season. In 16 career games, Worthy has recorded 15 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
  • He's back. Nearly eight months after undergoing back surgery that ended his 2013 season, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo announced that he will make his preseason debut against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night. "I think you have to play in the preseason," Romo said. "Obviously, some people can't, but I do know from my perspective, this game is not just something where you can show up and think that you can do it." Romo sat out last Thursday's preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers as a precautionary measure.