Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR Panthers add Cotchery
The Panthers have signed WR Jerricho Cotchery. He immediately jumps to the top of the weakest WR depth chart in the league. Cotchery flukily scored 10 TDs on just 46 catches last year. He totaled just 7 scores in the previous 4 seasons. Cotchery turns 32 in June and has the ability of a #3 WR at this point of his career. Carolina isn't done at the WR position yet. Even if Cotchery opens the season as a starter, he'll be no better than a WR4 in fantasy football.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR re-signs with Steelers
The Steelers have re-signed WR Jerricho Cotchery to a 2-year deal. He appeared in 13 games for Pittsburgh last year, registering 30 targets, 16 catches, 237 yards, and 2 TDs. With WR Hines Ward's departure, Cotchery figures to move up to #4 on the depth chart this season. He still won't be a fantasy factor though.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR joins the Steelers
The Steelers have signed WR Jerricho Cotchery to a 1-year deal. Coming off back surgery, Cotchery didn't draw much interest on the open market after being released by the Jets. In Pittsburgh, he'll likely slot in as the 4th WR behind Mike Wallace, Hines Ward, and Emmanuel Sanders. Antonio Brown could even push Cotchery down to #5 on the depth chart. He's unlikely to be a fantasy factor.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR released
The Jets have released WR Jerricho Cotchery. They were looking to trade him, but were never going to find a taker for a 29-year-old coming off back surgery. Cotch will likely need to settle for a 1-year, prove-it deal and is unlikely to be a fantasy factor this year. Meanwhile, we've heard that the Jets are closing in on signing free-agent WR Derrick Mason.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR on the trade block
NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reports that Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery is on the trade block. It's possible that New York is looking to free up some cap space to bring in WR Randy Moss. Regardless, it's clear that Cotchery, coming off February back surgery, isn't slated to play a big part in the Jets offense this season. Plaxico Burress seems to have a good grasp on the team's #2 WR spot. That could change if Moss is brought in though.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR medically-cleared
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery has been medically-cleared to resume football activities after undergoing back surgery this past February. He recently worked out with QB Mark Sanchez. “It felt good to be able to go out there and make cuts and not think about anything,” Cotch said. With the Jets likely to lose at least one of Santonio Holmes or Braylon Edwards, there’s a good chance that Cotchery moves back into the team’s starting lineup in 2011.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR should be ready for training camp
Updating a previous item, Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery expects to be ready for training camp after undergoing back surgery in February. He's currently rehabbing near his home in New Jersey. Any type of back injury can continue to nag a player, so we'll continue to monitor Cotchery's rehab.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR had back surgery
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery revealed that he underwent surgery back in early February to repair a herniated disc in his back. Cotchery reportedly played through the entire season with the injury, which caused shooting pain down his leg and foot. "It wasn't a good feeling," Cotchery said. "It was pretty painful." But his rehab is going well. "My back is feeling good and I'm progressing really well," he said. "I can't wait to get back on the field." Cotchery will begin running again in 3 to 4 weeks and is expected to be ready for training camp. After being 3rd on New York's WR depth chart in 2010, there's a good chance he'll move back into the starting lineup this season. WRs Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards are both free agents, and the Jets will likely only be able to bring one of them back.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR expected back for Week 13
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) is expected back for Monday night's showdown with the Patriots. He's missed the past 2 games and has clearly fallen behind WRs Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards in the pecking order. His return is good news for QB Mark Sanchez, but Cotchery isn't a fantasy option.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR inactive
As expected, Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) is inactive for tonight's game against the Bengals. WRs Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards are both strong starts against an extremely banged-up secondary.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR misses practice Tuesday
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) did not practice on Tuesday. He hasn't been ruled out yet, but he's a long shot to play against the Bengals Thursday night.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR ruled out for Week 11
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) has officially been ruled out for Week 11. WRs Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards should both see a nice bump in targets in an ultra-favorable matchup against the Texans.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR expected to miss at least 2 games
An MRI on Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery's injured groin revealed a slight tear. Beat writer Rich Cimini passes along that Cotch won't need surgery but is expected to miss at least 2 games. He'd already been replaced by WR Santonio Holmes in the starting lineup, but this should mean even more targets for the Super Bowl XLIII MVP. Holmes is shaping up as a solid WR2 the rest of the way.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR has groin injury
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery suffered a groin injury late in Sunday's win over the Browns. He'll undergo an MRI on Monday.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR likely to play in the slot
The Newark Star-Ledger calls Jets WR Jericho Cotchery “a natural candidate to work on the slot position.” We agree. When Santonio Holmes returns from his suspension in Week 5, Cotch will kick inside to play the slot. The addition of Holmes – and the Jets run-first approach -- makes him a long-shot for fantasy value after Week 4.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR Jerricho Cotchery limited in practice
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (hip) was limited in practice on Tuesday. No cause for concern. The Jets #1 WR is all but certain to suit up and play on Saturday against the Bengals.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR Jerricho Cotchery active
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) will play against the Dolphins today. It's a favorable matchup, but these hamstrings can flare up at anytime. Cotch is a risky WR2 play.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR Jerricho Cotchery officially out
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) has been ruled out for this weekend's game against the Raiders. "We think it's best he stays here and rehab and we get him 100 percent for next week," HC Rex Ryan said. "We don't want this to be a thing that happens all the time." With WR Brad Smith also out, WR David Clowney gets another start. He's nowhere near a fantasy option though.
Jerricho CotcheryCAR -WR Jerricho Cotchery back at practice
Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) put in a full workout on Wednesday. Beat writer Dave Hutchinson commented that Cotch "looked sharp." Barring a setback, he'll be out there on Sunday in a favorable matchup against the Dolphins.
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