NFL roundup: Latest league news from Monday, Oct. 25

Miami Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown and defensive back Jason McCourty are headed to injured reserve, coach Brian Flores told reporters Monday.

Brown sustained a quad injury early in Miami's 30-28 loss to the Falcons and was subsequently ruled out. McCourty's exit followed shortly thereafter following a foot injury.

McCourty, 34, may end up needing surgery, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The longtime DB is currently seeking an additional option but he will likely be dealing with the injury long-term. He has appeared in all seven games (four starts) this season and contributed 21 tackles and two passes defensed.

The extent of Brown's injury is still be determined but the 28-year-old will be required to miss a minimum of three games, leaving Salvon Ahmed as Myles Gaskin's only active backup. Brown, who spent his first six seasons with the Rams, has logged 33 carries for 125 yards and a touchdown in seven games played (three starts).

Both veterans joined Miami during the offseason as part of several moves the team made to shore up the roster. Currently sitting at 1-6, the Dolphins' season has fallen well below expectations after the club finished the 2020 campaign 10-6, their best record since 2016.

In a bit of positive news on the injury front, linebacker Jerome Baker is believed to have avoided a major injury after exit early with a knee injury on Sunday, Rapoport reported.

Injuries/COVID-19

  • San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that rookie quarterback Trey Lance (knee) is on pace to return to practice Wednesday, but Jimmy Garoppolo will start on Sunday against the Bears. Shanahan added that safety Jaquiski Tartt (knee) will miss a few weeks. Left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) remains day to day.
  • New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport, wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith and linebacker Kwon Alexander have been activated from IR, making them available to play Monday night against the Seahawks. Saints Pro Bowl guard Andrus Peat left Monday's game with a shoulder injury.
  • The Seattle Seahawks activated running back Rashaad Penny (calf) from injured reserve. Penny had not played since the season opener. Coach Pete Carroll said safety Marquise Blair suffered a "significant" knee injury specifically relating to his patellar in Monday's loss to the Saints.
  • Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders suffered a low-ankle sprain in Week 7, per Rapoport. Coach Nick Sirianni later said Sanders is "week to week."
  • Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured hip in two weeks, per coach Ron Rivera. The team will further evaluate afterwards. Receiver Dyami Brown is believed to have sustained a minor knee injury with no major structural damage against the Packers, Rapoport reported. Brown is set to undergo an MRI today; he will likely miss next week's game.
  • New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh confirmed rookie quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a PCL sprain and will miss 2-4 weeks. Linebacker Jamien Sherwood will miss the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles. Linebacker Blake Cashman (groin) is undergoing an MRI exam, Quincy Williams is in the concussion program, while running back Tevin Coleman has a hamstring injury, per Saleh.
  • Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor will return to practice Wednesday after missing the last five games with a hamstring injury, coach David Culley told reporters. "I don't know if he'll be able to go, but he will practice on Wednesday," Culley said. "We'll just take it day by day.'
  • Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Defensive tackle Kenny Clark (ankle), cornerback Kevin King (shoulder, back) and linebacker Preston Smith (oblique) were limited in Monday's estimated practice report.
  • New York Giants safety Jabrill Peppers is currently dealing with knee and ankle injures, per coach Joe Judge. Peppers is undergoing further testing with team doctors.
  • The Arizona Cardinals removed pass rusher Chandler Jones and defensive lineman Zach Allen from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Linebacker Jordan Hicks (toe), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) and defensive end J.J. Watt (shoulder) were listed as DNPs in Monday's estimated practice report. Linebacker Devon Kennard (shoulder) and linebacker Isaiah Simmons (shoulder) were limited.
  • Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs suffered a chest contusion against Philadelphia, interim coach Rich Bisaccia told reporters, and "should be fine." Tight end Darren Waller (foot/ankle) is day to day. The Raiders placed safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery today, Rapoport reported. Jones was placed on injured reserve last week. Linebacker Harvey Langi suffered an MCL sprain on Sunday, Rapoport reported. Langi is having more tests to determine the severity.
  • The Minnesota Vikings activated cornerback Harrison Hand from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Baltimore Ravens right tackle Patrick Mekari suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Bengals, Rapoport reported. Mekari is seeking more feedback and the team is assessing its options heading into the bye week, he added.
  • The Detroit Lions placed guard Logan Stenberg on injured reserve.
  • The Atlanta Falcons activated offensive tackle Kaleb McGary from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said left tackle Andrew Whitworth injured his knee in Sunday's game and it's something the team will monitor this week.

Roster signings

  • The Las Vegas Raiders signed tight end Daniel Helmand offensive lineman Hroniss Grasu to the practice squad.
  • The New Orleans Saints elevated wide receiver Kevin White from the practice squad.
  • The San Francisco 49ers signed safety Tony Jefferson to the practice squad.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Reid Sinnett off the Dolphins' practice squad.
  • The Chicago Bears activated guard Arlington Hambright from the practice squad.
  • The Seattle Seahawks elevated quarterback Jake Luton to the active roster for Monday Night Football.
  • The New York Giants signed tight end Jake Hausmann to their practice squad.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers signed wide receiver K.J. Hill to their practice squad.
  • The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive back Luther Kirk to their practice squad.
  • The Buffalo Bills signed offensive tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk to their practice squad.

Roster cuts

Trades

Suspensions

  • The San Francisco 49ers activated defensive lineman Jordan Willis from the reserve/suspended list.
  • Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins' has returned to the active roster from the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List.

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