Jordan Reed likely out Sunday; Matt Ioannidis to have surgery
The injury news got a little worse for the Redskins on Monday as tight end Jordan Reed will likely be out on Sunday when Washington plays at Seattle, while defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his hand, coach Jay Gruden said.
Elliott previously was granted a preliminary injunction by a federal judge in the District Court of Eastern Texas in September. Judge Amos Mazzano asserted that the NFL’s investigation and disciplinary process was clouded by fundamental unfairness.
A six-game suspension is the NFL’s baseline for a first-time domestic violence offender. Elliott appealed the league’s decision. At the same time, Elliott’s representatives also filed a lawsuit with the District Court of Eastern Texas to vacate the results from the appeal process.
The former Miami coach replaced Jim McElwain on Monday and needed less than a day to make changes.
Shannon opened up the quarterback job, essentially giving former Notre Dame starter Malik Zaire a chance to compete with struggling incumbent Feleipe Franks. He promoted defensive line coach Chris Rumph to defensive coordinator and elevated former Idaho head coach Robb Akey from quality control assistant to defensive line coach.
Dareus had his two best seasons under Marrone, racking up 17.5 sacks in 2013-14 and making the Pro Bowl in both seasons. The move does come with some risk. Dareus has had more than his share of off-field issues — he was benched for being late to a team meeting in 2013, was sent home from a preseason game this year for violating a team rule, was twice suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, and he’s had two offseason arrests — but the Jaguars believe the help the Alabama product can bring the run defense is worth the risk.