NFL News – Friday, October 8, 2021

In this Friday’s NFL news: Russell Wilson, injured at TNF; Jimmy Garoppolo still doesn’t train; John Franklin-Myers signs extension with the Jets, and more. Don’t miss the NFL news.

Russell Wilson, injured at TNF

Bad news for the Seahawks, who not only lost in TNF to the Rams this Thursday, but also suffered the loss of QB Russell Wilson, who had to leave the game after suffering a middle finger injury during the third quarter produced after of hitting Aaron Donald’s hand.

For this reason, QB2 Geno Smith had to come in to command Seattle’s offense for the remainder of the game, as almost immediately after the mishap, Wilson was designated questionable to return. At first, his finger appeared dislocated, and had to be returned to its place with the help of a team member of staff.

At the end of the game, after the Seahawks’ 26-17 loss, HC Pete Carroll told reporters that Wilson has a “severely sprained finger” and that they still need to further evaluate the injury to determine if he will be lost. or no playtime.

Therefore, the question now is whether the quarterback will be able to play in 10 days, when Seattle faces Pittsburgh in the SNF of Week 6. It should be noted that Wilson has never missed a single league game since he began his professional career in 2012, however, this could change soon.

Furthermore, this is not the only bad news facing those led by Carroll. For this Thursday’s match, RB Chris Carson was not available, and via Michael Fabiano from Sports IllustratedCarson has a long-term chronic neck injury, so the Seahawks should prepare for the worst: facing much of the rest of the season without two of their best players on offense. Will they be able to overcome it?

Garoppolo still does not train, but is not ruled out for Week 5

Derived from a right calf injury sustained in the Week 4 game, San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has not practiced once this week. However, HC Kyle Shanahan noted that Garoppolo wants to put his calf strain to the test in training this Friday to see if he can play against the Cardinals on Sunday:

“Jimmy told me he wants to give it a try, so we’ll see him on the practice field tomorrow. [hoy]”, Shanahan commented on Thursday in KNBR, through David Bonilla of “If it looks good, then it will have a chance. If it can’t, we will discard it. “

If Garoppolo’s absence is confirmed, North Dakota State rookie QB Trey Lance will make his first NFL starter appearance this coming Sunday. Finally, at the moment, the only player ruled out for the game against the Cardinals is CB K’Waun Williams, whom Jimmy G could be accompanying if his injury persists. Which QB should the 49ers start in Week 5?

John Franklin-Myers signs Jets extension

Via DJ Bien-Aime del New York Daily NewsOn Thursday, it was reported that DE John Franklin-Myers signed a 4-year, $ 55 million extension with the Jets. Thus, with this announcement it is confirmed that Myers, a rising star in New York’s defense, will be tied to the team until the 2025 NFL Season.

The contract extension of Myers, who this 2021 has a base salary of $ 920,000 in his last year of contract, is the product of the great start to the season he has had to date, where he has registered 17 pressures on the quarterback, 3 sacks, 3 tackled for loss and 1 force fumble, based on Pro Football Focus.

Stephen Austin’s graduate was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Rams, and even appeared in Super Bowl LIII, making a sack, but Los Angeles decided to send him on waivers at the end of the 2019 training camp, and the Jets they claimed it in September of the same year. However, he fell into the Injured Reserve and saw no action that season.

During 35 games played throughout his career, Myers accumulated 8 total sacks, 44 tackles, 3 fumbles recovered and 2 forced. However, this 2021 is his first season where he is awarded the starting position within the NFL, and apparently, this will be at least four more years. Was it a good decision for the Jets to renew Myers?

Tampa Bay places Carlton Davis in IR

The Buccaneers secondary suffered a serious loss. This Thursday it was confirmed that the team placed CB Carlton Davis in the Injured Reserve due to a quadriceps injury he suffered when Tampa Bay faced New England in the SNF of Week 4. Last Wednesday the HC Bruce Arians had already indicated that he did not expect Davis to return “soon”, and now, with this designation, Davis’ absence for at least three weeks is confirmed.

The Auburn graduate started each of the Buccaneers’ first four games in 2021, adding 15 tackles, 1 INT and 5 passes defended, leading the team in the latter category. Additionally, since the 2019 NFL Season, Davis also leads all defenders in the league with 42 passes defended, so it’s easy to say that his absence will be conspicuous.

Finally, this loss joins that of CB Sean Murphy-Bunting who has been on the Injured Reserve since he dislocated his elbow in the first game of the season against the Cowboys. This means the Buccaneers will now have to play without their two expected starting cornerbacks earlier in the season, and the only redeemable side is that the recently acquired CB Richard Sherman will see an increase in his defensive snaps.

Penei Sewell would miss Week 5

Injuries on the offensive line continue to hold the Lions at rest. Heading into the Week 5 game against the Vikings, Detroit offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said at a press conference Thursday that the team is planning to play without OT Penei Sewell next Sunday due to an ankle injury. , although there are still hopes of recovering it in time:

“Right now, we’re planning to play without him, but if he’s ready, that would be great,” said Lynn, via Dave Birkett of Detroit Free Press. “The idea is that he plays only if he can (…), but we’ll see.”

If Sewell’s dismissal for the Minnesota game were to become official, in a corresponding move the Lions could have OG Halapoulivaati Vaitai, who has significant experience at left tackle, replace Sewell. While Logan Stenberg, the 2020 NFL Draft fourth-round pick, could take the job as guard.

However, come as it happens, Sewell’s discharge would join left tackle Taylor Decker and center Frank Ragnow, who are already on Injured Reserve. Will the Lions win a game in the near future considering the recent casualties to their offensive line?

This is today’s NFL news.

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