Saturday, Dec. 10
Jackson Could Miss Next Two Games
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson could miss the next two games, ESPN reported. Jackson is recovering from a sprained PCL suffered last week in a win against the Broncos. He is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s matchup with Pittsburgh, and it looks likely he’ll miss next week’s game against the Browns as well.
Tyler Huntley, who played the final three quarters against Denver, after Jackson exited, is expected to get the start against the Steelers with Anthony Brown as his backup. Brown was activated to the 53-man roster from their practice squad on Saturday.
NFL Fines Saints More Than $500k
The NFL fined the New Orleans Saints organization, head coach Dennis Allen, co-defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen, and defensive end Cameron Jordan more than $500,000 faking an injury in the team’s Monday night loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN reported.
The Saints were fined $350,000, Allen and Nielsen received fines of $100,000 and $50,000, respectively, and Jordan was fined an additional $50,000 for their roles in delaying the fourth quarter of Monday’s game.
The Saints released a statement on Saturday denying all wrongdoing and gave further context to Jordan’s injury. The Saints claim their pass rusher “felt foot pain following a third-down play” and added he was diagnosed with an acute mid-foot sprain, which has been receiving treatment for this week.
According to ESPN, all fined parties are planning to file appeals.
Steelers’ Watt, Johnson, Reed Off Injury Report
Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers T.J. Watt (ribs) and Malik Reed (back) along with wide receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) had their injury status’ upgraded and are cleared to play Sunday against the Ravens, ESPN reported.
All three players were listed as questionable for Week 14 when the team’s injury report came out on Friday.
Ravens Activate Dobbins Off IR
Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) is being activated off of injured reserve and will be available for Sunday’s game against the Steelers, ESPN reported.
Dobbins has been out since Week 6 of the season due to surgery on the same knee he tore his ACL in during the 2021 season.
James Washington Set To Make Cowboys Debut
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver James Washington (foot) has been activated off of injured reserve and will be active for Week 14, NFL Media reported.
Washington injured his foot during training camp this summer after signing with the Cowboys in March. He played the previous four years with the Steelers after being a 2nd round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.