NFL Week 3 News and Notes

Sterling Shepard carted off

Monday, Sept. 26

Giants’ Sterling Shepard Suffers Serious Injury to End MNF

The final offensive play of Monday Night Football brought more than just a loss for the New York Giants. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard suffered a non-contact injury while running a route, and had to be carted off the field. The team is awaiting results on Tuesday to diagnose the severity of the injury.

Car Accident Sends Browns’ Garrett to Hospital

Following practice on Monday, Browns star Myles Garrett was involved in a single car crash. Garrett sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Garrett crashed his 2021 Porsche while heading home from the Browns’ practice facility around 3 p.m. The flipped over after leaving the road before coming to a rest. A female passenger who was in the vehicle also suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Patriots QB Jones Likely to Miss Multiple Weeks

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones suffered a severe high ankle sprain on Sunday. The general expectation is that Jones will miss multiple games. ESPN noted that many people would generally have surgery for such an injury, but it is unknown if he will do so as of this writing.

Vikings Cook Day-to-Day (Shoulder)

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is day-to-day after suffering a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 28-24 win versus the Lions.

Chargers WR Guyton Out for Season (Knee)

Chargers wide receiver is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday’s 38-10 loss versus the Jaguars.

49ers LT Williams Out (Ankle)

49ers left tackle Trent Williams will miss “some time” with a high ankle sprain, coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Monday.

Cowboys Injury News

The Cowboys will be without at least one offensive weapon—wide receiver Michael Gallup—and could be out another in tight end Dalton Schultz. Meanwhile, star linebacker Micah Parsons will play after a week without practice due to an illness, per NFL Media. The Cowboys take on the Giants in New York on Monday night in primetime, as Week 3 comes to a close.

Chargers Edge Rusher Bosa Suffers Injury

Chargers edge rusher Joey Bosa suffered a groin injury that could potentially be serious, according to NFL Media. The Chargers could now be without Bosa, a four-time Pro Bowler, as they head into a Week 4 contest with the Texans.

Lions’ Swift Could Miss Time

Lions’ dynamic running back D’Andre Swift could miss time due to a shoulder injury suffered in a difficult loss to the Vikings, according to NFL Media.  Lions coach Dan Campbell says Swift may not return to action until their Week 7 matchup against the Cowboys, per sources.

NFL Plans to Replace Pro Bowl

The NFL announced plans on Monday to jettison the full-contact Pro Bowl game in favor of a week-long skills competition and flag football game, according to the Associated Press. The game will be renamed “The Pro Bowl Games,” and the flag football game will take place on Feb. 5, 2023, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Peyton Manning and his production company, Omaha Productions, will reportedly be involved in the game, with Manning expected to participate in a coaching role during the flag football game.

Lions Walker Likely Out for the Year

The Lions will take on the Seahawks next Sunday without one of their starting defensive backs. Detroit Lions safety Tracy Walker is believed to have torn his Achilles on Sunday, according to NFL Media, likely ending the former third-round pick’s 2022 season.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Mac Jones Could Miss Time With Ankle Injury

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, who sustained an ankle injury on the Patriots’ final play of Sunday’s 37-26 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, could miss some time, per ESPN. The team will conduct more tests on Monday to diagnose the severity of the injury.

After throwing an interception on the Patriots’ final play of the game, Jones hopped off the field unable to put weight on his left leg, and went to the locker room.

Bills’ Josh Allen Has X-Ray on Hand

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had X-rays for an apparent right hand injury following the team’s 21-19 loss against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Buffalo News reported. Allen completed 42 passes and threw for 400 yards and two passing touchdowns in the losing effort. He also ran for 47 yards on 8 carries.

Allen left the X-ray room and said he was feeling “fine,” ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg reported.

WATCH MORE: Breaking Down the Bills Loss to the Dolphins

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