Sep 11, 2022; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders defensive end Chase Young (99) looks on after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Commanders activate DE Chase Young from PUP to 53-man roster

The Washington Commanders activated defensive end Chase Young from the physically unable to perform list on Monday.

The return of the former No. 2 overall draft pick has been in the works for some time. Young has not played in more than a year — since injuring his right knee (torn ACL and MCL) on Nov. 14, 2021.

Young was designated to return to practice on Nov. 2, opening a 21-day window for his return to the active roster. There were hopes he would be able to play in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles or Week 11 against the Houston Texans, but the Commanders held off before adding him to the 53-man roster.

Wednesday would have marked the end of the 21-day window, after which Young would have had to move onto season-ending injured reserve.

Coach Ron Rivera did not go as far as to say that Young will play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

“We will work him with the intent that he’s ready to play,” Rivera said. “If he’s not, then we’ll wait another week. He’s ready to go as far as being activated.”

Rivera said the most important thing is to see Young consistently and confidently “cut it loose” during practice.

“We want to make sure he’s confident, no hesitation,” Rivera said. “… You start to see it, especially when he’s not thinking about it. I watch it very closely and every now and then check to make sure it’s fine. We want to make sure because the last thing we want is for him to get back out there and hurt it again.”

Young recorded nine sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 70 total tackles in 24 career games (all starts) over his first two seasons. He was the 2020 Defensive Rookie of the Year after putting up 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and three recoveries.

The Commanders (6-5) are coming off back-to-back wins against the Eagles and Texans and are in the thick of the NFC playoff race entering Sunday’s home game against the Falcons (5-6).

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Oct 9, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (4) during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: 49ers CB Emmanuel Moseley (ACL) out for season

An MRI confirmed that San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley suffered a torn ACL and he will miss the rest of the season, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Moseley returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of Sunday’s 37-15 victory against the Carolina Panthers.

He sustained a knee injury in the fourth quarter and head coach Kyle Shanahan said the team feared the worst.

“It was tough at the end,” Shanahan told reporters after the game in Charlotte. “It was a weird feeling watching E-man. It definitely took away a little from the excitement.”

Moseley, 26, started the first five games this season and registered 21 tackles, five passes defensed and a pick. He has 161 tackles and four interceptions in 45 games (33 starts) since joining the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

San Francisco safety Jimmie Ward suffered a broken hand in the game. Defensive end Nick Bosa (groin) and kicker Robbie Gould (knee) also sustained injuries and will have further tests Monday.

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Sep 26, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA;  New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (3) leaves on a cart after injuring himself during the second half against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Giants WR Sterling Shepard tears ACL, out for season

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard tore his left ACL in Monday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season, head coach Brian Daboll confirmed Tuesday.

The non-contact injury occurred during New York’s final offensive play of the game. Shepard was running a pattern straight down the field and suddenly pulled up and grabbed at his left knee. He fell to the ground and was treated by the training staff before leaving on the cart.

Shepard had five receptions for 49 yards in the 23-16 loss. In three games this season, he had 13 catches for a team-leading 154 yards and one touchdown.

Shepard saw his 2021 season end when he tore his left Achilles in a game against Dallas on Dec. 19.

The 29-year-old has 362 catches for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns in 75 games (72 starts) over seven NFL seasons, all with New York.

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Chris Odom (61) is carted off the field during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Browns lose DE Chris Odom, USFL star, to torn ACL

Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Odom sustained a season-ending ACL injury in Saturday’s preseason finale against the Chicago Bears, coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed Sunday.

The Browns signed Odom on Aug. 5 following an outstanding season with the USFL’s Houston Gamblers.

He was the 2022 USFL Defensive Player of the Year with 12.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and four blocked kicks.

Odom, 27, previously played in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers (2017) and Washington (2019). He registered 16 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble in 11 games.

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May 14, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA;  New Orleans Saints safety Smoke Monday (28) during rookie camp at the New Orleans Saints Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Saints rookie S Smoke Monday confirms torn ACL

New Orleans Saints safety Smoke Monday confirmed he will miss the 2022 season with a torn ACL.

The 22-year-old undrafted rookie from Auburn injured his knee in practice on Tuesday.

“First of all, let me just say that I’d want to thank the Saints organization for providing me the chance of a lifetime to come and showcase my godly ability,” Monday wrote Friday on Instagram. “I just want to set the record straight for anyone who might have any concerns about my knee. I have suffered a torn ACL and will miss the season, but I want everyone to know I’m doing great and in good spirits, and will be having surgery very soon.

“I’m planning to use this time to get healthier and continue to learn the system inside out. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has called to check up on me about my injury. Trust that I’ll be 10 times stronger when I return. God only gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers and I am unquestionably one of them.”

Monday returned three of his five interceptions for touchdowns and added 171 tackles and six sacks in 44 games at Auburn from 2018-21.

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Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) grabs his left knee in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham Jr. says torn ACL didn’t occur during Super Bowl

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was believed to have torn his left anterior cruciate ligament during Super Bowl LVI.

Only the free agent doesn’t believe it.

Beckham, who joined the world champion Los Angeles Rams from the Cleveland Browns midway through the 2021 season, tweeted Saturday night that the injury occurred before the big game.

“Krazy thought … really played the whole back half of the season without an acl, and won a super bowl! God doesn’t misss, i swea,” he wrote.

Beckham tore the ACL in the same knee in October 2020 with the Browns, had surgery and returned for the 2021 season. On Nov. 12, the Rams signed him to a one-year deal, a week after he was released by Cleveland amid a deteriorating relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield.

He left the Rams’ 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13 with what was believed to be a new injury.

During the second quarter, Beckham went to catch a pass but dropped it after jamming his left knee awkwardly. He grabbed at his knee and went down to the turf, with the Rams’ training staff quickly attending to him on the field.

He caught a touchdown in the first quarter for the first score of the game and finished with two catches for 52 yards.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection had 305 receiving yards and five touchdowns for the Rams in eight regular-season games.

He has 531 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 games (91 starts) with the New York Giants (2014-18), Browns (2019-21) and Rams.

Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff told The Athletic last month that the Rams and Beckham, 29, would like to work out a deal for him to return in 2022.

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Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. celebrates on the field after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Torn ACL feared for Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr.

NFL Network reports that Los Angeles Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tore his left ACL in Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Beckham, who is entering free agency, would face a lengthy recovery time that could stretch into the 2022 season if the prognosis is confirmed.

Beckham, 29, tore the ACL in the same knee while playing for the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 25, 2020 — also against the Bengals.

During the second quarter of Sunday’s 23-20 win in Inglewood, Calif., Beckham went to catch a pass but dropped it after jamming his left knee awkwardly. He grabbed at his knee and went down to the turf, with Rams training staff quickly attending to him on the field.

He caught a touchdown in the first quarter for the first score of the game and finished with two catches for 52 yards.

“Thank u all for the love and support,” Beckham tweeted after the game. “God always got me. He’s always had a plan. He made me a world champion ! Im so grateful!”

Beckham joined the Rams in November after being waived by the Browns. The three-time Pro Bowler had 305 receiving yards and five touchdowns for the Rams in eight regular-season games, plus 236 yards and a touchdown in three playoff games prior to Sunday.

He has 531 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 games (91 starts) with the New York Giants (2014-18), Browns (2019-21) and Rams.

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Jan 2, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) is helped off the field after an injury in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (ACL) feared out for season

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters that the team believes wide receiver Michael Gallup tore his left ACL Sunday and will be out for the rest of the season.

Gallup will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the extent of his injury.

Gallup twisted around to catch a 21-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of the Cowboys’ 25-22 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It was clear that he was in pain after the play, and he did not return.

The fourth-year receiver finished the game with three catches for 36 yards and the score, upping his season totals to 35 receptions, 445 yards and two touchdowns.

Gallup suffered a calf injury in Week 1 and missed the first half of the season before returning in Week 10.

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Oct 3, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White (27) walks the field prior to the game against the Houston Texans at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Bills star CB Tre’Davious White (ACL) out for season

Buffalo Bills All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL, the team confirmed Friday.

He was injured in the second quarter of Thursday night’s 31-6 win over the New Orleans Saints and did not return. Dane Jackson replaced him.

White was an All-Pro selection in 2019. This season, he has 41 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.

“I know all the guys in the locker room are praying for him and hurting with him,” quarterback Josh Allen said, per ESPN. “You can’t say a single bad thing about that man.”

The Bills selected White in the first round (No. 27 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 26-year-old has played in 72 games (all starts) for Buffalo and has 279 tackles, 16 interceptions, three sacks, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in his career.

Jackson, who turns 25 next week, was a seventh-round draft pick by the Bills in 2020. He has made 16 appearances (two starts) for Buffalo with 29 tackles, an interception, a fumble recovery and five passes defensed.

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Nov 7, 2021; East Rutherford, N.J., USA;  
Las Vegas Raiders fullback Alec Ingold (45) hurdles over New York Giants cornerback Adoree' Jackson (22) for yards in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders FB Alec Ingold (ACL) done for season

Las Vegas Raiders fullback and special teams captain Alec Ingold sustained a torn ACL and is done for the season, NFL Network reported Monday.

Ingold was carted off the field in the second quarter of the Raiders’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. An MRI on Monday confirmed the team’s fears.

Ingold, 25, has played in every game for the Raiders since joining the team as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 draft.

Ingold had 10 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown this season. He also played in 58 percent of the Raiders’ special teams snaps.

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