The Browns have ruled QB Tyrod Taylor out for the rest of Thursday night’s game after he suffered a concussion in the 2nd quarter against the Jets. That gives way to Baker Mayfield — possibly for good
Bills RB LeSean McCoy came away from Sunday's loss to the Chargers with multiple rib fractures, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. McCoy plans to try to play through the injury, which players have certainly done in the past. It often comes down to a pain-tolerance issue. We'll see how McCoy progresses through the week. A trip to Minnesota looms in Week 3.
UPDATE: Tests on McCoy' ribs Monday morning revealed no fracture, according to Rapoport. So it sounds like he's just dealing with a bruise. It's an injury McCoy should be able to play through.
The Ravens have announced that LB C.J. Mosley suffered a bone bruise in his right knee and is doubtful to return against the Bengals. Mosley left on the 1st defensive series and didn't return. We'll see about his availability heading into Week 3. Kenny Young filled in.
Patriots RB Rex Burkhead sat out Wednesday's practice because of a concussion, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Burkhead didn't leave Week 1 early, and Wednesday started the practice week. So we're assuming he developed symptoms sometime after the win over Houston. We'll see if Burkhead can pass through the league protocol in time for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Patriots RB Jeremy Hill will miss the rest of the season after suffering a right ACL tear in Sunday's win over the Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hill left the game after handling just 4 carries and blocking a punt on special teams. His injury removes 1 competitor from a crowded fantasy football backfield. Hill turns 26 in late October.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Titans TE Delanie Walker suffered a dislocated right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Walker also suffered an "associated fracture," according to Rapoport. The injuries are expected to end Walker's season, leaving Jonnu Smith as the likely lead TE in Tennessee.
Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin entered the season with his left knee at less than 100%, by his own admission. He sprained the MCL in his right knee in Sunday's loss at Denver, HC Pete Carroll said after the game. Baldwin left in the 2nd quarter and did not return. David Chao -- @ProFootballDoc on Twitter -- said the injury appeared mild and should cost Baldwin only a week "at most." We'll watch for further details from the team.
Falcons S Keanu Neal will miss the rest of the season after tearing his left ACL in Thursday's loss at Philadelphia. Neal initially returned to the game after hurting the knee before leaving for good. HC Dan Quinn said afterward they didn't believe the injury to be serious. We'll keep an eye out for his surgery date and any further updates. Damontae Kazee is expected to take over Neal's starting job.
Seahawks LB K.J. Wright needed arthroscopic knee surgery after suffering an unspecified injury in Friday's game against the Vikings. HC Pete Carroll told reporters Monday that he's not sure if Wright will be ready for Week 1. His absence would likely mean a start for rookie Shaquem Griffin.
Jaguars HC Doug Marrone announced Monday that WR Marqise Lee will have season-ending surgery on his left knee for the injury that knocked him out of Saturday's game. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it's ligament damage, but there's no specific word yet on which ligament. We'll update once that becomes clear.
LB Reuben Foster left the 49ers' Saturday exhibition game against the Colts after suffering a 3rd-quarter concussion. Foster should have plenty of time to get over the issue, though, as he's suspended for the Niners' 1st 2 regular-season games under the league personal-conduct policy.
Giants TE Evan Engram sustained his 2nd career concussion in Friday night's preseason game against the Jets. The 1st came in Week 2 of his rookie season and didn't cost Engram any further games. We'll see how long he takes to move through the league protocol this time around. The Giants open their season Sept. 9 vs. Jacksonville.
Browns QB Tyrod Taylor dislocated his left pinkie in Thursday night's preseason game against the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's Taylor's non-throwing hand. And he returned to the meaningless game. We're not expecting this to be an issue by the time Week 1 rolls around but will keep an eye on Taylor.
Ravens TE Hayden Hurst is undergoing foot surgery on Friday to repair a stress fracture in his foot. He'll have a screw inserted to stabilize the area. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Hurst is expected to miss 3-4 weeks -- but that sounds very optimistic to us. Foot injuries tend to be extremely tricky, and we often see setbacks and/or compensatory issues pop up.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee in the 1st week of August, insider Paul Kuharsky reports. So we finally know what's kept Matthews sidelined all month. A torn meniscus is no minor injury, but Matthews ran routes before Thursday's practice and HC Mike Vrabel said that he's "getting close to coming back." We're curious to see how Matthews looks when he gets back on the field and where he fits in the WR group.
Bears OLB Leonard Floyd had surgery on his right hand Sunday after fracturing it in Saturday's preseason contest. ESPN reports that HC Matt Nagy said the surgery "went well" and that they hope he'll be ready for the regular-season opener against the Packers.
Seahawks RB J.D. McKissic suffered a Jones Fracture in his foot in practice, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Schefter adds that McKissic is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks, but we've seen this injury cause long-term complications.
Niners RB Joe Williams suffered a fractured rib and "deep" hip bruise in Saturday's game against the Texans, NBC Sports Bay Area reports. He's expected to remain sidelined into the regular season, though it's not yet clear how far.
Cowboys FS Xavier Woods is in danger of missing the regular-season opener after suffering a hamstring strain Saturday against the Bengals, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. The team expects Woods to miss 3-4 weeks, and Week 1 sits 22 days from the injury date. We'll see how soon Woods can make it back onto the field and what Dallas does to fill in for him. The Cowboys had listed fellow starter Jeff Heath as Woods' backup.
The Athletic's Jeff Howe reports that Patriots RB Rex Burkhead has a "slight tear" in his knee. "But it’s been deemed a minor injury and something he’ll be able to play through," Howe adds. This remains a murky situation (as usual with the Patriots), and no other media members have reported on Burkhead's injury as of Friday morning. We'll continue to look for updates, but Burkhead obviously comes with plenty of risk in drafts right now. It's completely unclear what's torn in his knee, how effective he'll be playing through it and how long it'll hold up. New England, of course, is still without rookie RB Sony Michel, who had fluid drained from his knee a couple of weeks ago.
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