Steve Painter

Steve Painter

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Ronald Acuna prepared to start season in minors photo
Ronald Acuna says he understands the likelihood of starting 2018 in the minors, that it would be wise of the Braves if he spends a few weeks at Triple-A Gwinnett before his debut, he gets all that, he just says he wants to earn a spot on the roster.
Freddie Freeman indicates left wrist is strong photo
Freddie Freeman had surgery on his fractured left wrist last May, returned to play, and then experienced fatigue in that wrist in the final weeks of the season. He said that the wrist has regained full strength and that he started his off-season hitting drills early and has not experienced any problems. Freeman made the comments at the Braves' Chop Fest event Saturday in Atlanta.
Cam Newton suffered knee injury in Wild Card game photo
Cam Newton suffered ligament and cartilage damage to his knee in the Wild Card loss to the Saints. An MRI revealed the extent of the injury and no surgery is planned. Dr. David Chao writes, "This may be cause for some long-term concern. The team has said no surgery is required. It is true that some ligaments may heal with time, and swelling can improve. But cartilage damage to the meniscus or articular surface is often permanent. Depending on the location and extent, it is something to keep an eye on."
Josh McCown plans on playing in '18 photo
Josh McCown plans on playing in '18
Josh McCown announced he plans on playing in 2018 and enjoys playing for Todd Bowles and the Jets organization, this after every decision-maker with the team has expressed their desire to see the 39-year old McCown return.
4 wks ago
Adam Thielen (back) questionable for NFC Championship photo
Adam Thielen (back) questionable for NFC Championship
Adam Thielen (back) is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Eagles. He has been limited all week after tweaking his lower back at some point. He did play a full game in the Divisional Round last week and is expected to play this week.
Sat, Jan 20
Leonard Fournette (ankle) removed from injury report Friday photo
Leonard Fournette (ankle) removed from injury report Friday
Leonard Fournette (ankle) was removed from the injury report Friday and is good to go for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots.
Sat, Jan 20
Adam Thielen (back) misses practice Wednesday photo
Adam Thielen (back) misses practice Wednesday
Adam Thielen (back) missed Wednesday's practice ahead of Sunday's tilt with the Eagles. Thielen made it through the Divisional Round fine, playing 75-of-79 snaps so the injury is somewhat of a mystery.
Thu, Jan 18
Leonard Fournette (ankle) limited at Wednesday's practice photo
Leonard Fournette (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.
Antonio Brown (questionable, illness/calf) expected to play Sunday photo
Antonio Brown (questionable, illness/calf) expected to play Sunday
Antonio Brown (questionable, illness/calf) was present and looked ready to play at Saturday's team walkthrough ahead of Sunday's Divisional Round showdown with Jacksonville.
Sat, Jan 13
Antonio Brown reportedly a game-time decision photo
Antonio Brown will reportedly be a game-time decision, according to Pro Football Talk. The report indicated that Brown's calf is still an issue despite his full participation in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Brown was sent home from practice on Friday with an illness.
Antonio Brown (illness) misses practice Friday photo
Antonio Brown (illness) misses practice Friday
Antonio Brown (illness) was sent home from practice Friday with an illness but the team fully expects him to play Sunday and no other information was released by the Steelers.
Fri, Jan 12
Rex Burkhead (knee) questionable for Saturday photo
Rex Burkhead (knee) questionable for Saturday
Rex Burkhead (knee) is questionable for Saturday's Divisional Round tilt against the Titans.
Fri, Jan 12