Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14
As I have maintained, NFL football players find numerous ways to injure themselves away from the confines of practice fields and sold out stadiums.  Now we can add New York Jets giant nose tackle, Kenrick Ellis, to that discussion. Michael J. Fensom of The Star-Ledger reports that the enormous NT injured his back “competing in the weight room” with his teammates.  Ellis missed the Jets’ last preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to back stiffness.  Ellis is out against the Giants in the important third preseason game but should be ready come Week 1. It begs the question.  Why is Ellis “competing” in the weight room when he just missed last week’s preseason game due to back stiffness?  A 5th grader can ascertain that “competing”  against teammates in the weight room means a group of players trying to be bravado boys and out lift each other. If I were head coach Rex Ryan (no relation), I would want Ellis in controlled workouts to alleviate the back stiffness, not in gym games with his pigskin buddies.  To be consistently successful, a head coach in the NFL needs to have all 10 fingers on a million football issues all at once.  Rex Ryan was that person early on in his coaching career with the Gang Green.  However, the years have peeled a few fingers away and Ellis’ weight room mishap is the result.    You can follow me on twitter @TheSoftParade69 Talk football talk cigars talk anything, I know a little about a lot Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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