Palmer’s first major knee injury happened during the Bengals ‘ first playoff game in 15 years.

In the years since, it has become a huge what if? for Cincinnati fans — not because it was the beginning of a demise for Palmer, but because it ruined a chance at postseason glory.
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The recovery for Palmer was impressive, considering the injury was Benson Mayowa Authentic Jersey serious enough that his surgeon called it potentially career-ending.

Palmer’s rehab was a huge story in the 2006 offseason after he had established himself in 2005 as one of the NFL’s most promising young passers. He returned for the Bengals’ third preseason game, less than eight months after suffering his injury.

In his return year, many of Palmer’s numbers dropped, but he was still a Pro Bowler and topped 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career.

On Thursday, asked for the obligatory Luck update, Reich nearly blurted something silly.

Really excit- … Reich said, almost automatically, before deciding that perhaps really excited or really exciting isn’t the way to describe a franchise quarterback in Luck’s spot. Just continuing to make great progress. Not good progress — great progress, in every way. When you see him every day, when you see what we’re doing as a team in meeting rooms, every aspect, (I’m) very encouraged.

Cleveland’s aggressive makeover – The Browns held our attention in 2017, but only because it’s hard to look away from an 0-16 train wreck. But new general manager John Dorsey has directed an aggressive offseason, which included the acquisition and extension of wide receiver Jarvis Landry and trades for quarterback Tyrod Taylor and defensive back Damarious Randall. In the draft, they landed players they hope to be future cornerstones in Baker Mayfield (No. 1 overall) and cornerback Denzel Ward (No. 4). The Browns appear to have the pieces in place to improve — a must for Hue Jackson after going 1-31 in the last two seasons.

NFC West shake-up – On the heels of the Womens Stefon Diggs Jersey Rams’ division-winning campaign, general manager Les Snead remained aggressive by adding a cadre of stars in cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, wide receiver Brandin Cooks and also defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The 49ers also look to be on the rise after signing Jimmy Garoppolo to a long-term deal and adding cornerback Richard Sherman. The Seahawks, meanwhile, find themselves in a rebuild with Sherman, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Jimmy Graham all gone. Pete Carroll’s crew will have to embrace change as the team tries to capitalize on Russell Wilson’s prime years.