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Mark Ingram has clean bill of health

Alabama running back Mark Ingram, soon to be a first-round pick in Thursday's NFL draft, does not have any significant knee issues teams should worry about and to prove it, he's offering them a letter from noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews saying as much, according to a source familiar with the letter.

So much for that pre-draft rumor.

Further disproving the talk that the former Heisman Trophy winner should slide -- perhaps all the way out of the first round -- is the fact he was not asked to return to Indianapolis for a medical recheck for any reason, a source said. Potential draftees with medical red flags are often asked to return to the site of the Indianapolis Combine for rechecks so doctors can report the findings to interested teams.

Ingram is in New York since Monday and will be among the 25 players the NFL features on its draft show, which airs on ESPN Thursday evening. Players selected for such duty are typically considered first-round picks.

The clean bill of health is important to the Dolphins. Ingram is prominent on the team's radar because of his obvious talents -- having been named the Heisman winner in 2009 -- and because he would fill a dire need for Miami at the running back spot.

The Dolphins have only two running backs signed to contracts and both of them -- Kory Sheets and Lex Hilliard -- are unproven.

So where did this knee rumor begin? Well, Ingram did miss games early in the 2010 season because of a knee injury suffered in August.

On his way to the Heisman Trophy and a BCS title, he rushed for 1,658 yards and 20 touchdowns as a sophomore. Last season, he missed two games because of the knee injury and rushed for 875 yards and 13 touchdowns.

When he ran a 4.62 time at the Indy Combine, teams wondered if Ingram's knee where the reason. The medical reports apparently say otherwise and Ingram did improve his 40 time during his Pro Day workout when he ran 4.53.

Assuming Ingram does indeed hold a letter from Andrews vouching for his knee, that is a valuable piece of paper because teams general regard him as a credible and highly regarded source for medical information.

When, for example, Dolphins team doctors told Nick Saban that signing Drew Brees was a major risk based on his shoulder injury and subsequent surgery, Andrews sent the team a letter guaranteeing Brees would suffer no ill effects from surgery on his shoulder.

The Dolphins went with the opinion of the doctors over Andrews. Brees went to the New Orleans Saints, suffered no setbacks and has missed no games because of the shoulder, and is today among the NFL's elite quarterbacks.

 

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Aloco,

Hedge funds as well as banks blatantly lie to their clients, encourage them to take a position in the market while they are actively going against that same position. They are recommending something to the client yet betting against them with thier own money, bigger more powerful money...so if they think something is going down and want to short it, they encourage their clients to buy it so they will have someone to sell to before it goes down.

Goldman Sachs only a year ago had to stand before a congressional hearing because they were caught red handed doing it. Hedge funds spit out false information on a routine basis to play the consumer.

CUBEN SOUNDS LIKE A PLUMBER FROM JERSEY.

0X80,

NOW,THE BANKERS AND HEDGE FUNDS WERE TOLD NOT TO SHORT THE MARKET AND THE MARKET KEEPS GOING UP B/C ONLY THEM TRADING,NO MORE INVESTORS OR DAY TRADING GOING ON ...... THE MARKET IS FIXED AND YOU CAN SENSE IT .

FAKE ALoco @ 9;08........

Kris,

The probem is simple. People are gullible, they want to believe in their party, or something. Polical parties are nothing more than charades, they say what ever message they believe their voters want to hear. Its nothing but marketing.

What most people fail to recognize over and over and over again is that they continually keep voting for the enemy.

Guys, That's why it's important to hit the polls next year and vote "DODSWORTH/MENACE 2012"..........

I LONG FOR THE DAY WHEN EVERY THING WAS MADE IN THE USA ..I CAME TO THIS COUNTRY FOR THAT REASON THAT EVERY THING WE ADMIRED WAS MADE IN THE USA ,CLOTH,CARS,AND MANY OTHER THINGS..........TRAGEDY ,NOW WE LEFT ONLY WITH APPLE AND FACEBOOK .................... STILL IT'S THE BEST LAND ON EARTH .

Its funny, you go to the supermarket and there are 101 different brands of shampoo, soap, toothpaste, beer, and mustard but we have only two political parties. But even that is a charade, in the end big business always wins, there is no representation of the public anymore. Corporations spend hundreds of thousands every month on lobbyists that fight for their cause.

In essence, its a one party system disguised as a two party system. Anyone who speaks in terms of Democrats or Republicans are blind to reality, they are both nothng but illusions.

Cuban.....I was just agreeing with you.....my spelling sucks....I think you spelled it right....

bad wording on my part....but I agreed with your post.....

Darryl,

Ireland tries to overcome his little man complex by surpassing the 6-7 Mallet for the 6-9 Nate Solder OT with the 15th pick of the draft.

1. Nate Solder, OT, Colorado - 6'9 - 315

3. Daniel Thomas, RB, - 6'2 - 228

4. Rob Housler TE 6-5 248 4.46

5. Greg McElroy QB Ala 6-2 220

6. Niles Paul WR 6-1 224 4.45

7 A. Zach Hurd OG Connecticut 6-7 316

7 B. Da'Rel Scott RB 5-11 211 4.40

7 C. Chris Hairston OT Clemson 6-6 326

This isn't what I'd do, but watch, by Saturday you guys are going to think I'm Ireland in disguise!

0x80....all of the above post are well said.....when will people wake up.....

I will leave you with this....

What is American Democracy?

2 wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner......

Odin....if we draft a 6-9 OT....Henne will never get the ball past the line of scrimmage......lol

Hedge Funds use an age old trick.

The powers that be learned it while prosecuting bookies associated with the Mafia.

It's the old Bookie/layoff bet routine.

I'd rather blow my money on the Black Jack tables. At least I get a cold drink from a pretty girl wearing a thong!

DB,

Your earlier posts suggesting we should be wary of Marshall's trailer-park-slash-whores, was as funny as it gets.

That was a riot...

Never know which one of his biatchs is gonna snuff him.

Kris,

We've thoroughly anticipated this problem.

Henne will be wearing some custom made high heeled sneakers this season!

Dah da DANT - Dah da DANT - DANT DANT DAH!!!!

FNSR IS A STOK WAS RUNING UP FROM 14 THREE MONTH AGO WHEN THE CEO SAID NI E THING ABOUT THE FUTURE QURTER AND RAISED GUIDENCE ,,,,,SO THE STOCK ENDED UP AT 42 DOLLARS THEN CAME THAT QURTER HE WAS TALKING ABOUT AND THE STOCK TOOK A DIVE TO 17 DOLLARS AFTER HE WARNED HE WAS WRONG .........


IT'S ALL FRUAD .I WISH I SHRTED THAT STOCK THAT DAY BUT I ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM HIGH FLAYERS .

STOCK

LOL....

New blog uo....topic.....Mr. Mandrich....

SAID NICE THINGS ABOUT THE FUTURE

Mr. Mandich......my apologies......new blog

Kris..that's funny and sadly true. I would like Ingram lower first ( trade down for lower second...not sure if that is realistic)...Stanzi lower second or third. I have a feeling he gets nabbed by a competent (not flashy) drafting team...an Aaron Rodgers type move as a replacement down the road for a good QB. He beat Gabbert head to head in a bowl game, plays better under pressure and against better competition, and appears to be the "winner" type not stroked his whole life for his "big gun". In this case, Henne has pressure and a new running back. If Henne doesn't survive, we have a new running back and a new QB. We need to at least have a project QB picked up in this draft.

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