Ahmad Bradshaw Discusses His Neck Injury, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 28, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08:  Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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It's never great when an injury involves a disk, right?

"They can't do anything, just let it heal," Ahmad Bradshaw said of what kept him out in Week 3, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. "It is pretty much like an inflamed disk. And it is just sitting right on the spinal cord I guess, and the swelling went down and I feel fine now. There are no setbacks, no problems."

Youngmisuk notes that the Giants don't have a good history with disk-related injuries. A herniated disk led to Antonio Pierce's retirement and a cervical disk herniation caused Mathias Kiwanuka to miss most of the 2010 season.

Bradshaw will start Sunday, though, so maybe Big Blue got lucky this time. Time will tell.


Here's what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division:

Dallas Cowboys

Josh Ellis of DallasCowboys.com points out that the team's insistence on keeping Mike Jenkins around is already paying dividends.

From Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News: Gerald Sensabaugh says this is the best defense he's ever been a part of.


New York Giants 

Still no Antrel Rolle at Giants' practice, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger writes how Andre Brown has altered the pecking order in the run game.


Philadelphia Eagles

From Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Marty Mornhinweg attempting to explain the team's ridiculous pass-run ratio. It's crazy how often we've already heard coaches say "in hindsight" this season.

While he admits they've been very good, CSN Philly's Reuben Frank suggests that the Eagles' defense hasn't been dominant yet.


Washington Redskins

Rich Campbell of the Washington Times examines the problems Washington's secondary is having.

Rich Tandler of CSN Washington sheds some light on Ryan Kerrigan's hot start.