Detroit Lions punter Kasey Redfern tore the ACL, MCL and part of the patellar tendon in his kicking leg Sunday in the team’s 35-23 win over Arizona, according to a source.
The news was first reported by the Detroit Free Press.
“He was not able to be at the walk-through that we had at the end of (Tuesday’s practice), but he’s really been at everything else,” Garrett said. “Last week, when he went up to New York prior to the Houston game that we were supposed to play, he missed those days, but other than that he’s been here and doing everything we’ve asked him to do, and he’s done an excellent job in his preparation.”
As for Payton, he also downplayed the altercation and denied any implications that the conversation was built on anger.
“Listen, I’ll tell you if we were in a heated exchange,” Payton said. “… None that I can recall, and I am being honest.”
Peterson’s return to Minnesota was spoiled as his former team held him to just 18 yards on six carries. He had also expected a warm welcome by Vikings fans, but instead received more boos than applause.
In comparison, roughly one-third of the league’s head coaches (10 of 32) are in either their second or third go-arounds. Fourteen of the previous 20 Super Bowl winners were coached by somebody who falls under that category, including the past four champions in New England (Belichick), Denver (Gary Kubiak) and Seattle (Pete Carroll).
The only multi-time general manager in that 20-season span with final say over personnel moves was Bill Polian with the 2006 Colts.