Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams out indefinitely
Adams was knocked out in the second quarter of Seattle’s win over Denver.
Head coach Pete Carroll said it was a serious quadriceps tendon injury and he later added that Adams would need surgery.
Adams has dealt with a number of injuries since arriving in Seattle two years ago via trade. He missed four games in 2020 and five games in 2021 and also missed time during camp this summer after undergoing finger surgery.
Adams had three tackles and a pass breakup in limited action Monday night, earning an 87.0 PFF rating. Josh Jones replaced him for the rest of the game and scored 42.3.
Pittsburgh Steelers get good news on TJ Watt
Doctors determined that Watt would not need surgery on his torn pectoral, so he will miss about six weeks. Surgery would likely have ruled out the reigning Defensive Player of the Year for the season.
Watt tweeted a GIF today of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator character saying, “I’ll be back.”
Watt was playing as usual before Sunday’s injury, earning an overall rating of 84.6. He finished the game with six tackles, one sack, two total pressures and one interception.
Malik Reed, who was acquired before the start of the season in a trade with Denver, will have to step in alongside Alex Highsmith with Watt sidelined. The Steelers also signed former Washington second-round pick Ryan Anderson to their practice squad on Tuesday.
Kansas City Chiefs place CB Trent McDuffie on IR
The rookie first-round pick suffered a hamstring injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Arizona and will now miss a minimum of four games.
McDuffie had 21 cover snaps in the game and did not allow any passes in his coverage. He earned an overall score of 69.8.
Speaking to reporters, head coach Andy Reid said the injury was likely turf-related in Arizona: “It was a bit loose. That’s what happens sometimes when you re-sod,” Reid said. “It’s part of Butker’s injury and McDuffie’s injury, and that’s unfortunate. The turf has picked up, and I’ll tell you it has something to do with it.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker suffered an ankle injury during the game and the team has since signed kicker Matt Ammendola to the practice squad with a game scheduled for Thursday night.
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen likely won’t play Thursday night
Allen left Sunday’s win over the Las Vegas Raiders in the first half with a hamstring injury and did not return.
The injury isn’t considered serious, but a quick turnaround isn’t helping Allen’s cause.
Allen had four receptions for 66 yards before leaving the game. He earned a rating of 82.1 PFF.
Josh Palmer plans to see more targets alongside Mike Williams. Another name to watch is Deandre Carter, who had 64 receiving yards and a 90.4 PFF rating on Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys won’t place QB Dak Prescott on IR
Owner Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan that “we want him to be a consideration to play for us over the next four games”.
Jones said the report they received post-surgery was more favorable than the initial six to eight week turnaround that was reported.
In this scenario, Prescott could be back for Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams if things go perfectly in his recovery. Prescott is also eligible to practice anytime, which he wouldn’t have been able to do if he had gone to IR.
The Cowboys will go with Cooper Rush and Will Grier for now and should add a third quarterback in the near future.
Indianapolis Colts waive kicker Rodrigo Blankenship
Blankenship had a tough Week 1, missing a potential winner from 42 yards in overtime and also starting two kickoffs out of bounds.
Blankenship, who originally signed with Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent in Georgia, had a successful rookie season, converting 32 of 37 attempts. hip.
The Colts have signed kickers Chase McLaughlin and Lucas Havrisik to the practice squad, and they will square off this week to determine who gets high on the active roster for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.
Las Vegas Raiders sign veteran center Billy Price to train with team
Price, a former Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick, spent last season with the New York Giants and started 15 games. He played a career-high 985 snaps and earned a career-best 62.3 PFF rating.
Starting center Andre James suffered a concussion in the final play of Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. He was taken to a local hospital for further observation, but was back in the building on Monday.
Dylan Parham served as their backup center, but he played at right guard in Sunday’s game.