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Favre, Rivers sidelined by injuries

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Concudan, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    There was movement on the AFC Pro Bowl quarterback roster on Tuesday.

    Both the Jets' Brett Favre and the Chargers' Philip Rivers are not going to play in the game because of injuries. Tennessee's Kerry Collins has been named to the roster. Favre was one of three AFC quarterbacks to be named to the Pro Bowl last month. Rivers was the No. 1 alternate. Collins was the No. 2 alternate.

    Favre's absence was long expected. He ended the season with a shoulder injury. He rarely played in the Pro Bowl while with Green Bay. Favre is considering retirement, so he may have played his final game.

    Rivers is not playing because of a sore knee, a Chargers' spokesman said Tuesday night. The spokesman said Rivers is not expected to have surgery. Rivers is not expected to miss any of the Chargers' offseason condition program. Rivers suffered a torn ACL in the 2007 playoffs but played without issue in 2008 and had his best NFL season.

    Collins was a surprise standout for the Titans, who had the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs after going 13-3. Collins, who took over for Vince Young early in the season, threw for 2,678 yards and 12 touchdowns. He will join Peyton Manning of the Colts and Jay Cutler of the Broncos as the AFC's quarterbacks. The game will be played in Honolulu on Feb. 8.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3847848
     
  2. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    So the AFC has two 1-and-done's... and one None-and-done as their QBs.

    Jay Cutler must be breathing a sigh of relief that he doesn't have to compete with Philip for playing time in a meaningless All Star game.
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    still sucks rivers can't play
     
  4. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Only reason I would have wanted him there is to make Cutler as uncomfortable as possible.

    Otherwise... complete waste of time.
     
  5. Showmeyourbolt

    Showmeyourbolt Well-Known Member

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    Good. I hope Gates and Dielman decline due to injury as well. The game is a joke.
     
  6. pure-sol

    pure-sol Well-Known Member

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    I bet Philip is playing up a "sore knee" so he doesn't have to deal with the drama of being on the same island as Cu*tler, let alone dealing with him personally. :lol:
     
  7. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I'm glad Rivers chose not to play after being snubbed. :bolt:
     
  8. boltmanbz

    boltmanbz Well-Known Member

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    im with you cause we all know he should be the starter:tup:
     

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