Sep 23, 2023; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Tyler Shough (12) gestures as he is carted off the field after an injury during the first quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough (leg) out 6-8 weeks

Texas Tech starting quarterback Tyler Shough will miss most, if not all, of this season after coach Joey McGuire said Shough suffered a fractured left fibula last Saturday during his team’s 20-13 defeat at West Virginia.

McGuire said Monday he expects Shough, who was injured in the first quarter, to miss up to two months. He said Shough will have surgery on Tuesday.

Shough began his college career with two seasons at Oregon – leading the Ducks to a Pac-12 conference title in 2020 – before transferring to Texas Tech for the past three seasons.

He has completed 355 of 564 passing attempts (62.9 percent) for 4,625 yards with 36 touchdown passes, 17 interceptions and 10 rushing touchdowns.

Redshirt sophomore Behren Morton, who was 13 for 37 passing for 158 yards and a touchdown in relief of Shough against West Virginia, will start at quarterback Saturday when the Red Raiders (1-3) host Houston in Big 12 play.

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Sep 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) is taken from the field on a cart after suffering an apparent injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Nick Chubb out for season, but injury not career-threatening

Tests show that Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb’s gruesome injury is not as bad as initially feared, and though he will be out for the rest of this season, the injury is now not considered career-threatening, according to ESPN.

Initial indications were that Chubb, 27, sustained a torn left anterior crucial ligament, but doctors now reportedly believe that although he stretched the ACL on the play, it was not a complete tear.

Chubb is now believed to have torn only his medial collateral ligament, which is not considered a career-ending injury, per ESPN. He is still expected to need six to eight months to recover.

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski had announced Tuesday that Chubb would undergo season-ending surgery, which reportedly is expected to take place this week.

In Cleveland’s 26-22 loss to the host Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night, Chubb rushed up the middle for a gain of 5 yards with 14:14 left in the second quarter and was in the process of being tackled by Pittsburgh linebacker Cole Holcomb when safety Minkah Fitzpatrick dropped his shoulder and ran directly into Chubb’s left knee.

The hit by Fitzpatrick caused Chubb’s leg to bend, and Chubb sat up and grabbed his knee and could be heard yelling in anguish through the field microphones.

Chubb rushed for 64 yards on 10 carries before exiting. He has 170 yards on 28 carries this season.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection topped 1,000 rushing yards in each of the past four seasons, gaining a career-high 1,525 last season. Chubb had 996 yards as a rookie in 2018 before beginning his streak of 1,000-yard seasons.

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Sep 18, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams (21) runs against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints place RB Jamaal Williams on IR

New Orleans Saints running back Jamaal Williams was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

Williams, 28, left Monday night’s win against the Carolina Panthers late in the first half with a hamstring injury and missed Wednesday’s practice. He is required to miss at least four games.

Drafted out of BYU in the fourth round (134th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by Green Bay, Williams spent four seasons with the Packers before signing with the Detroit Lions for two years, where he scored 17 rushing touchdowns in 2022, a career- and league-high mark.

This offseason, he signed a three-year deal with the Saints worth $12 million.

He started both games this season, finishing with 74 yards on 27 carries, including 29 yards on nine carries before leaving Monday’s game.

When the Saints face Williams’ old team, the Packers, on Sunday in Green Bay, they’ll still be without running back Alvin Kamara, who will miss one more game on a suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

Tony Jones Jr. and Kendre Miller are expected to be the running backs on Sunday.

The team also announced that cornerback Paulson Adebo (hamstring) and tight end Foster Moreau (ankle) have been downgraded to out for Sunday’s game. Safety Johnathan Abram and defensive back Cameron Dantzler Sr. were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.

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Sep 17, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) runs with the ball against Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson (55) in the first half at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens WR Odell Beckham Jr. injures ankle vs. Bengals, ruled out

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was ruled out in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering an ankle injury.

Beckham appeared to sustain the injury on the game’s opening drive, after which he left the game to receive medical attention on the bench.

He returned to the game, notching three catches for 29 yards, before being pulled in the third quarter.

The Ravens already entered Week 2 minus five starters, with running back J.K. Dobbins (Achilles) on injured reserve and safety Marcus Williams (pectoral), offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee), center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot) all inactive.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Beckham has recorded 536 catches for 7,433 yards and 56 touchdowns in 98 career games (93 starts) with the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens. He exceeded 1,000 receiving yards in five of his first six seasons.

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Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (29) makes a catch during the warm-up period before a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles fear torn pec for CB Avonte Maddox

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox is feared to have sustained a torn pectoral muscle in Thursday night’s win against the Minnesota Vikings, ESPN reported.

Maddox, 27, is seeking a second opinion but his season likely would be over if the injury is confirmed.

He exited in the second quarter of the 34-28 win against the Vikings with what was called a shoulder injury after posting two tackles and forcing a fumble.

Maddox is in his sixth season with the Eagles, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2018. He has recorded 246 tackles, eight forced fumbles and four interceptions in 62 games (37 starts).

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Sep 11, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) warms up before the game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Jets QB Aaron Rodgers injured on first drive of season

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers departed his franchise debut four plays into the first quarter on Monday night against the visiting Buffalo Bills.

The Jets said Rodgers was questionable to return with an ankle injury.

Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd beat Jets left tackle Duane Brown and got to Rodgers untouched for a 10-yard sack with 11:15 left in the first quarter.

Rodgers initially stood up before sitting back on the turf, with trainers running out to check on him.

A cart was waiting by the team’s medical tent while Rodgers was being examined. He eventually got on the cart but then stepped off and walked into the locker room.

Wearing a boot on his left foot, Rodgers went for X-rays and then returned to the locker room.

“He’s dealing with an ankle right now. We’re getting him checked out and we’ll know a little bit more later,” Jets coach Robert Saleh told ESPN in an interview after the first quarter.

Rodgers, 39, was acquired by the Jets from the Green Bay Packers in the offseason. The four-time NFL MVP is entering his 19th season and has stated he expects New York to compete for a Super Bowl.

Zach Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in 2021, replaced Rodgers. Wilson had previously bombed as the starter, prompting the trade for Rodgers.

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Sep 10, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) gets support from his teammates following an injury during the first half at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Browns RT Jack Conklin (knee) out for season

Cleveland Browns starting right tackle Jack Conklin will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, ESPN reported Monday.

The two-time All-Pro was injured midway though the second quarter of Sunday’s season-opening 24-3 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals.

Conklin, 29, was pass blocking and Cincinnati edge rusher Trey Hendrickson was in pursuit of quarterback Deshaun Watson when Hendrickson fell and rolled up on Conklin. He was carted off and ruled out moments later.

Conklin was replaced by 2023 fourth-round draft pick Dawand Jones out of Ohio State.

A first-round pick (eighth overall) by Tennessee in 2016, Conklin has played in 94 games (all starts) with the Titans (2016-19) and Browns.

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August 19, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Denver Broncos safety Caden Sterns (30) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Broncos S Caden Sterns (knee) out for season

Denver Broncos safety Caden Sterns will miss the rest of the season with a torn patellar tendon, NFL Network reported Monday.

Sterns left Sunday’s season-opening 17-16 loss to the visiting Las Vegas Raiders in the second quarter with an injury to his left knee.

The backup to starting strong safety Kareem Jackson, Sterns played two snaps on defense and three more on special teams before the injury.

A fifth-round pick by Denver in 2021, Sterns has recorded 49 tackles, four interceptions and two sacks in 21 career games (five starts).

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Nov 3, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA;  Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nakobe Dean (17) looks on the field prior to the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles LB Nakobe Dean (foot) out multiple weeks

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nakobe Dean will miss “multiple” weeks with a foot injury, NFL Network reported.

The injury sustained during Sunday’s season opener at New England will not require surgery but could lead to a stint on injured reserve, per the report.

Dean, 22, started and recorded seven tackles before exiting in the third quarter of Philadelphia’s 25-20 victory over the Patriots.

A third-round pick out of Georgia in 2022, Dean played in all 17 games as a rookie and registered 13 tackles while mostly playing on special teams.

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Aug 26, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (9) suffers an apparent injury on a kickoff return against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Browns’ Jakeem Grant carted off field vs. Chiefs

Cleveland Browns wide receiver/returner Jakeem Grant was carted off the field with a knee injury following the opening kickoff of Saturday’s preseason game against the host Kansas City Chiefs.

Per reports, Grant’s right leg was placed in an air cast prior to his departure from the field. He immediately was ruled out for the remainder of the game by the Browns.

Grant, 30, had worked his way back to action after sustaining a ruptured Achilles last summer.

He has 100 catches for 1,140 yards and seven touchdowns in 81 career games with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. He also averages 24.5 yards per kick return and 10.3 yards per punt return in his career.

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