Monday, July 29, 2013

One Man's Ankle Injury Is The Other's Way To Move Up The Depth Charts

Posted By on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 12:38 PM

If you follow the NFL beyond just the 17 Sundays in the fall — a necessity if you played fantasy football — you're probably aware that the first few days of preseason training camp has been akin to a maiming field. Several high-profile players have been injured already, some so bad they'll miss the entire season.

And preseason games don't begin for another week.

But for every freak injury that could have been avoided if NFL owners weren't so greedy that they had to have a preseason schedule equivalent to one-quarter of the regular season, there's a player who benefits from a teammate's malady by moving up the depth chart.

Former Arizona quarterback Matt Scott might be the latest benefactor.

According to a beat writer covering the Jacksonville Jaguars, likely starting QB Blaine Gabbert was carted off the field today with what looked like a pretty severe ankle injury.

Scott, who went undrafted after his senior year but signed a deal with Jacksonville minutes after the three-day draft ended in April, is one of a handful of quarterbacks that move up the charts with Gabbert's injury. Veteran Chad Henne is still ahead of Scott, though that all could change the way this preseason is going.

Though he's yet to set foot in a professional game, this ancillary news still means it's time for another look at the awesome Matt-Scott-vomiting-rainbows GIF that won the Weekly's GIF contest earlier this year.

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