Early-Offseason Injuries Sure to Impact the 2016 NFL Season

May 23, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Now that we've turned the page on the 2016 draft, the NFL is officially steaming toward a new season. This is an exciting time for teams, players and fans, as the next few months will lay the foundation for the 2016 season.
Unfortunately, this can also be a stressful time of year because impactful injuries aren't just limited to the regular season. Just look back to last offseason, when third overall draft pick Dante Fowler Jr. tore his ACL on the first day of rookie minicamp and missed his entire 2015 campaign. His injury ultimately left the Jacksonville Jaguars without the prominent pass-rushing presence the team was counting on.
We've already seen a few potentially significant injuries occur this offseason. Some of them are sure to affect the product we see on the field in 2016—either by keeping players off it or by seriously impacting preparation during training camp and the preseason. These are the injuries we are going to examine here.
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