ATLANTA (AP) — LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire may be a long shot to play for the top-ranked Tigers in the Peach Bowl playoff semifinal against No. 4 Oklahoma. Edwards-Helaire has missed practice this week with a hamstring injury, but head coach Ed Orgeron hasn’t given up hope that Edwards-Helaire could be cleared to play. The junior has been a double-threat for the Tigers this season, rushing for 1,290 yards and 16 touchdowns while grabbing 50 passes for 399 yards and a score.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington quarterback Jacob Eason is skipping his final year of college to enter the NFL draft. The transfer from Georgia started 13 games for the Huskies this season, throwing for 3,132 yards and 23 touchdowns in performances that lacked consistency. He chose to play in Washington’s bowl game victory over Boise State rather than follow the path of NFL-bound teammates Hunter Bryant and Trey Adams, who skipped the game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pro Bowl running back Derrick Henry says he’ll play when the Tennessee Titans try to wrap up an AFC playoff berth Sunday against the Houston Texans. The NFL’s No. 3 ground-gainer says his left hamstring is feeling much better after sitting out last Sunday’s loss to New Orleans. Henry practiced fully yesterday, and coach Mike Vrabel said the running back looked great in Tuesday’s session before taking Christmas Day off.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry says he was diagnosed with a fractured bone at the base of his spine early in the summer, limiting his practice time and potentially requiring surgery to correct the problem. The injury has caused him pain in his hip but hasn’t stopped Landry from leading the team with 81 receptions, 1,092 yards receiving and five touchdown catches. Landry hasn’t missed a game on his way to a fifth Pro Bowl selection in six NFL seasons.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defensemen Brent Seabrook and Calvin de Haan are scheduled for season-ending right shoulder surgeries today. The 34-year-old Seabrook also will have surgery on his right hip in January and left hip in February. The last-place Blackhawks placed both players on long-term injured reserve, freeing up significant space under the salary cap.