[caption id="attachment_17425" align="aligncenter" width="585"] Jason Bridge / US Presswire[/caption] Welcome to Down Under Digest, NFL Down Under’s weekly news recap article. Every Sunday we’ll bring your attention to some of the biggest events of the past week in helpful, easily digestible bite-sized chunks. Enjoy!
THIS WEEK IN THE NFL Bucs Lose Joseph for Season The Tampa Bay Bucs have lost two-time Pro Bowl Guard Davin Joseph to a patella tendon injury in his right knee. The injury is a big blow for a team who made some big name free agent signings in the offseason, Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright, and were looking to improve on last seasons disappointing run. Steelers Another Team To Lose A Linemen The Pittsburgh Steelers are sweating on the health of their top draft pick, Guard David DeCastro. DeCastro injured his knee in the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills after being hit by Marcell Dareus and they are awaiting an MRI scan to find out more about the injury. Unheralded Hard Knocks Star Cut The little known Tight End Les Brown was one of the Miami Dolphins players being followed on Hard Knocks as he tried to make the team. Unfortunately for the hard working Brown, he was caught up in the latest roster cuts. What's even more disappointing is that it means we wont get to see his lovely significant other any more either. Britt Verdict Coming Soon The Tennessee Titans are awaiting a decision by Roger Goodell on whether or not Kenny Britt will be punished for his eighth indiscretion in three years, after getting charged with a DUI in July. While it seems he should get a lengthy punishment, there is a catch: it's only his first DUI and the punishment for a first time DUI offence is a two game fine. So while the league may not come down on him hard, the team is surely running out of patience with the troublesome receiver. Maybe Kickers Should Just Stick To Kicking The Oakland Raiders Kicker, Sebastian Janikowski injured his groin in the preseason game against the Detroit Lions while trying to chase down Justin Miller on a 79 yard kickoff return. Now I have to applaud his effort as it's not often that kickers make more than a token attempt to bring down a returner (or maybe they just get their ankles broken easily,) but it just adds more fuel to the pokes, prods and jests made at a kickers expense. Redskins Backfield Newcomer Making a Splash Coming into this season, Washington Redskins fans would be looking towards Tim Hightower and Roy Helu to be the two mainstays in the backfield. But sixth round pick Alfred Morris is making noise with 107 yards and a touchdown from just 14 carries in the Redskins' win preseason win over the Colts. This will only serve to frustrate any fantasy leaguers who are trying to pick which player will get the bulk of the carries in the 'Skins backfield, as Mike Shanahan, who frequently switches starting running backs, will have another shiny, new toy to play with. TWEET OF THE WEEK Don't ever change, Jim.