With absolutely nothing going on with the Pittsburgh Steelers right now as they have time off before the start of training camp, I thought I would pass along some unfortunate news about a former player to you.
Kicker Swayze Waters, who was with the Steelers last offseason in training camp and the preseason, suffered a groin injury during the second half kickoff of the Toronto Argonauts 39-34 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Friday night. Waters, as you can see in the animated gif below, immediately fell to the ground after kicking the ball and was unable to kick for the rest of the game.
In case you forgot, and I\’m pretty sure you did, Waters was four of six in his field-goal attempts last preseason. He was released during the final wave of cuts just before the start of the 2012 regular season.
Because I know you can\’t get enough CFL news at this point of the offseason, I thought I would also let you know that the Steelers former second-round draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, cornerback Ricardo Colclough, who now plays for the Tiger-Cats, was beaten for a 50-yard reception in the game. Because I know you want to see that, I have also included an animated gif of that below.
So why post this garbage? It\’s either this or the useless power rankings that Elliot Harrison of NFL.com posted this past week. Besides, I needed to brush up on my animated gif skills for the start of the season anyway. You can thank me in the comment section.
Thank God that training camp is less than a month away and we seriously do hope that Waters will be OK, as he is a good kid.