In this Friday’s NFL news: Richard Sherman, injured at TNF; Marcus Maye could get out of the Jets; Rashod Bateman could debut this next Sunday; and more. Don’t miss the NFL news.
Richard Sherman, injured at TNF
So far this 2021 NFL season for the Buccaneers it has been impossible to keep their secondary healthy. In yesterday’s Thursday Night Football 28-22 win over Philadelphia, Tampa Bay suffered the injury of CB Richard Sherman, who was completely ruled out of the game after sustaining a hamstring injury early in the first quarter.
This Friday morning, via Ian Rapoport from NFL Media, it was announced that Sherman is to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his injury. The initial diagnosis does not appear to be a mishap that will leave him out for the rest of the season, however, “it looks like he will be out for a couple of weeks,” says Rapoport.
Sherman’s injury occurred yesterday on the Eagles’ first drive, more precisely, after a 23-yard reception from Quez Watkins after a pass from Jalen Hurts. Sherman ran to Watkins to touch him and call it quits, but then he limped off the field and headed for the locker room immediately, never to return.
Thus, the Buccaneers suffer an injury to more than one of their defensive backs. Coming into this game, five of his players in high school have missed 11 games combined so far this season. CB Sean Murphy-Bunting dislocated his elbow in Week 1; S Jordan Whitehead missed the first game of the year with a hamstring injury; CB Jamel Dean missed a match with a knee injury; S Antoine Winfield Jr. missed his second straight game yesterday with a concussion; and CB Carlton Davis is on Injured Reserve with a quadriceps injury.
Finally, at TNF the Buccaneers replaced Sherman with Dee Delaney, who committed a 45-yard pass interference that laid the first score of the night for the Eagles. And now, we only have to wait for future reports to know exactly the seriousness of Sherman’s mishap. How long will you be absent?
Buccaneers’ CB Richard Sherman is out for rest of game with a hamstring injury.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2021
Marcus Maye could leave the Jets
Earlier, when safety Jamal Adams traded from New York to Seattle, it was clear the Jets had trouble keeping their best player from the secondary on the roster. Now, facing the deadline for trades in 2021, agreed for Tuesday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. Central Mexico (Week 9), history could repeat itself.
As reported by Jeremy Fowler from ESPN, S Marcus Maye, who has been away for two weeks due to an ankle injury, would welcome leaving the organization: “[El GM de los Jets] Joe Douglas doesn’t prioritize safeties the way he does the offensive and defensive line, and that was shown in the negotiations, ”Fowler wrote. “Maye felt undervalued.”
This 2021 Maye is playing under a franchise tag $ 10 million, however, like Adams at the time, he is looking for a long-term deal that will make him one of the best paid players of his position within the NFL, but reports indicate that so far Maye is disappointed with the direction finances are taking on the Jets’ defense, who extended a 4-year, $ 55 million dollar loan to DE John Franklin-Myers a week ago.
Finally, Fowler added that both the Buccaneers and the Rams could be interested in acquiring Maye’s services. Current Tampa Bay DC Todd Bowles served as New York HC from 2015 to 2018, so he knows Maye well enough and could make the Jets’ star safety, who is currently facing charges for driving under the use of prohibited substances, head for Tampa Bay. Should the Jets try to renew Maye at all costs?
– Jets X-Factor (@jetsxfactor) October 13, 2021
Bears place Damien Williams in COVID-19 Reserve
Just a week ago the Bears lost their starting running back David Montgomery 4-5 weeks to a knee injury, and now a second casualty has been made official for their backfield. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, this Thursday it was confirmed that Chicago placed RB2 Damien Williams in the COVID-19 Reserve due to a positive test.
This means that Williams will most likely miss next Sunday’s game against the Packers. The only way you can get there on time is if you are vaccinated and give two negative tests both this Friday and Saturday, however, it is unlikely, and if you are not vaccinated, you would have to go into quarantine for a minimum of 10 days, so he could even miss the Week 7 game against the Buccaneers.
Therefore, this Sunday against Green Bay, the running attack of those led by Matt Nagy will fall into the hands of his RB3, the sixth-round rookie from Virginia Tech, Khalil Herbert, who last week against the Raiders carried the ball in 18 times for a total of 75 yards. Additionally, Chicago also has RB Ryan Nall on the active roster. How will Williams ‘loss affect the Bears’ offense?
Bears put Damien Williams on COVID-19 list. https://t.co/YVQrNanPwR
– ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 14, 2021
Rashod Bateman could debut this next Sunday
WR Rashod Bateman was the 27th overall pick in the Ravens’ 2021 NFL Draft, however, after starting the season on the Injured Reserve due to a groin injury, he was barely eligible again on September 29, and Although he has failed to make his professional debut to date, this could change very soon, said Greg Roman, Baltimore’s offensive coordinator:
“He finished his procedure and he looks good. Has a good aspect. I think as it progresses, it shouldn’t do anything but get better, ”Roman noted, via Jonas Shaffer from the Baltimore Sun. “His temperament, his attitude, everything has been outstanding. I don’t think we’re going to throw it into the fire with every play. I think we will gradually integrate it week by week into the plan [de juego]. Rashod is going to have a long and fruitful career, this is just the first step. So we will integrate it into the plan when the time is right. “
Bateman, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, finished his collegiate career with 147 total receptions for 2,395 yards and 19 TDs. Now 21, he will try to bring his college production to the NFL to help the Ravens offense led by a Lamar Jackson who has been devoid of aerial weapons for most of his career. Will Bateman become a key player in the Baltimore attack?
Rashod Bateman has a “chance” to make NFL debut Sunday. https://t.co/8QBs45IyUt
– ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 14, 2021
Bengals claim waivers from Tre Flowers
In more NFL news, this Thursday it was confirmed that the Bengals improved their secondary. Through social networks, Cincinnati made official the acquisition of CB Tre Flowers, who last Wednesday was sent to waivers by the Seahawks. This decision by the Bengals means that they will also have to pay Flowers the rest of his contract, which rises to a guaranteed 2.1 million dollars this 2021.
The Oklahoma State graduate’s season this year has been somewhat uneven; He started the first three games of the season, but was later relegated to special teams in the last two Seahawks games, for which he asked the team to place him on waivers; request to which Seattle agreed.
Since coming to the NFL as a fifth-round pick in 2018, Flowers has appeared in 47 games, recording 16 passes defended, 5 forced fumbles, 3 recovered and 2 sacks. Also, the Bengals needed some depth in the depth chart from his high school after he designated Trae Waynes (hamstring) to the Injury Reserve earlier this week. Can Flowers make an impact on Zac Taylor’s defense?
– Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 14, 2021
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