Entries in Torn MCL and ACL (2)


RB Stevan Ridley Signs with Jets

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Running back Stevan Ridley has left the New England Patriots and signed with their rival, the New York Jets.

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, it's a one-year deal.

The 26-year-old Ridley ran for 340 yards in six games for the Patriots last year before tearing his ACL and MCL, officially ending his season.

Since being drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Patriots, Ridley has rushed for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns. His best season was in 2012, when he ran for 1,263 yards and 12 scores.

While in New England, Ridley was known as a between-the-tackles runner who often had trouble holding onto the ball.

Ridley also met with the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins.

The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Ridley joins a Jets backfield that includes Bilal Powell and bruiser Chris Ivory.

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Steelers Lose Pouncey and Foote in Loss to Titans

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and linebacker Larry Foote both suffered possible season-ending injuries in the team's loss to the Tennessee Titans Sunday.

Pouncey tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee when teammate David DeCastro fell on his leg during a running play in the first quarter.

"You never like to see a guy get hurt, regardless of who it is," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "(Pouncey) is our captain and our leader, and obviously a very good friend. It's tough."

Meanwhile, Foote, who led the team in tackles last season, ruptured a bicep midway through the fourth quarter.

"I hope Larry recovers, that's a good friend of mine," Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley said. "But we've got to get ready for a game next week, so the guy behind him needs to be ready to step up this week and play."

When Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if the injuries to Pouncey and Foote were season-ending he replied, "I would assume so, but that’s an assumption at this point."

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