Morris Claiborne DB DAL 2 days ago

Claiborne (Achilles) expected to play in this Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, DallasCowboys.com reports.

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Morris Claiborne DB DAL 2 months ago

Owner Jerry Jones expects Claiborne (knee) to participate fully once training camp commences in late July, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Claiborne has primarily disappointed since he was selected sixth overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, but injuries have claimed 18 combined games over the past two seasons. Last fall, he only managed four appearances before sustaining a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee, resulting in an abbreviated campaign. Moreover, the current offseason included arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, which has held him out of both individual and team drills in OTAs and minicamp. While Jones is confident that Claiborne will be unhindered once training camp kicks off, it's unclear exactly where the cornerback will fit in the secondary pecking order.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 months ago

Claiborne (knee) was able to take part in some individual drills during Wednesday's OTA, the Dallas Morning News reports. "He's done an excellent job in his rehab," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. "He's done a lot of work on the field, and he's moving around better. He's getting stronger, physically stronger, up top, but also in his lower body. I think he's responding well with that."

The Cowboys still aren't sure if Claiborne will be ready for the start of training camp, or where he'll slot into their secondary when he does get healthy, but so far his rehab from knee surgery is going well.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 3 months ago

Claiborne (knee) won't participate in next week's OTAs, Mickey Spagnola of DallasCowboys.com reports.

He's recovering from surgeries on the patellar tendons in both of his knees, and at this point the Cowboys still aren't entirely sure if Claiborne will be ready for Week 1, much less training camp. If he's not, first round pick Byron Jones' development will become even more important for the team's secondary.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 months ago1 Comment

The Cowboys declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Claiborne's (knee) contract, David Helman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

The option would have been worth about $11 million, and given Claiborne's checkered injury and performance history the team deemed that to be too steep. As a result, he'll be an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 4 months ago

The Cowboys have until Sunday to officially pick up the 2016 option on Claiborne (knee), DallasCowboys.com reports.

The oft-injured Claiborne is expected to miss the beginning of training camp as he recovers from a patellar tendon injury, and the fact that the Cowboys used their first round pick on Byron Jones does cloud Claiborne's future with the team somewhat. Chances are the Cowboys will pick up the option though, in the hopes that Claiborne can finally stay healthy and begin to play up to his potential.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 6 months ago1 Comment

Claiborne (knee) may not be ready for the start of training camp, the Dallas Morning News reports.The Cowboys aren't expecting Claiborne to be involved in any spring OTAs, however, as he recovers from a ruptured patellar tendon. "We are hopeful about [Claiborne returning for] training camp," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "He might be one of those guys who doesn't start right away in training camp. But that's a long way off. That's premature. But I wouldn't anticipate him being too involved in the spring." With Claiborne having been a disappointment so far in his career and Brandon Carr getting older, look for the Cowboys to add more secondary depth in the draft if they can.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 11 months ago

Claiborne (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, officially ending his season, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

This was inevitable, after Claiborne suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee during last Sunday's win over the Saints. Selected No. 6 overall in the 2012 draft, Claiborne was demoted from the starting lineup last week, putting his future with the club beyond this season in question. Sterling Moore is expected to inherit his role as the nickel corner moving forward.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 11 months ago

Claiborne suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee during Sunday's game against the Saints and will now miss the remainder of this season, The Dallas Morning News reports.

Claiborne's injury was confirmed by an MRI on Monday and completes a tumultuous week for the former first-round pick. Prior to Sunday's game, Claiborne was demoted to the Cowboys' No. 3 cornerback, which caused him to skip last Tuesday's practice session while disappointed. Now, Claiborne will be sidelined for the rest of this season, which will limit him to just 14 games played over the past two years. As a result, Sterling Moore is expected to serve as the Cowboys' nickel cornerback moving forward.

Morris Claiborne DB DAL 11 months ago

Claiborne (knee) may have suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's game, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports.

While no diagnosis has been confirmed, owner Jerry Jones revealed that the team fears a torn ACL. If that turns out to be the case, it will finish a tumultuous season for Claiborne, who skipped a Tuesday practice after learning of his demotion from the starting lineup. He was only demoted to nickel corner, meaning he still had an important role in the defense, one that Sterling Moore is now positioned to fill.