The Seattle Times reports backup RB Leonard Weaver suffered a high ankle sprain in last night's exhibition victory against the Raiders. The injury will likely cost Weaver a hefty chunk of time -- if not a roster spot altogether, given the way Ruskell dispatched injured tryouts with due speed in the preseason. We should be hearing about the final roster cuts sometime during the holiday weekend.
And, as phildopip first reported in his diary entry, the Boston Herald reports both the Seahawks and the Jets have come to tentative agreements with Patriots WR Deion Branch, the MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX who's been holding out of camp for a deal this preseason:
|Opening a Branch at Qwest?
? Boston Herald
The amount of the Seahawks' hypothetical deal makes me wonder how the receiving order would be reshuffled. I'd expect neither Jackson nor Nate Burleson would be happy about being bumped to No. 3, or that Branch would necessarily be happy there either. It'll be interesting to say the least.
Update [2006-9-1 17:41:3 by Shrug]: As mentioned within the comments, the Patriots have rejected the trades offered by both Seattle and the Jets. Branch has filed a grievance with the NFLPA, charging that the Patriots promised to trade him if the deal was good enough, and that Seattle's and New York's offers both met that minimum. If you're inclined, you can probably follow this issue at SB Nation's Patriots blog, but the Seattle aspect of this story appears to be finito.