According to ESPN Stats & Information, In the previous 11 years before his injury-shortened 2013 season, Freeney ranked fourth in the NFL with 107.5 sacks, trailing only Jared Allen, Julius Peppers and DeMarcus Ware. I’m interested to see if Freeney can get back to that type of production in 2014.
Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that Lissemore should be back for San Diego’s Week 1 contest against Arizona.
ESPN NFL Nation Cardinals beat writer Josh Weinfuss reports that Arizona defensive lineman Darnell Docket suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice on Monday, tearing the anterior interior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Although unfortunate, that news should help the Chargers, who face Arizona in the season opener on Sept. 8.
It’s another devastating blow to Arizona’s defense, which lost glue guy linebacker Karlos Dansby in free agency, and also linebacker Daryl Washington due to a yearlong suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
However, the Cardinals did receive a bit of good news on Monday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that defensive back Tyrann Mathieu will come off the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday, and could be healthy enough to play against the Chargers in the regular-season opener.