NFL News – Tuesday, November 2, 2021

In the NFL news this Tuesday: Danielle Hunter, Jabril Cox, out the rest of the season; Malik Harrison is hit by a bullet; the eventual return of Christian McCaffrey more. Don’t miss the NFL news.

Danielle Hunter, out the rest of the season

Bad news for the Vikings. DE Danielle Hunter, who was ruled out last Sunday Night Football against the Cowboys due to a chest mishap, will miss the rest of the 2021 NFL Season with a ruptured pectoral muscle, Minnesota head coach Mike confirmed Monday. Zimmer.

This is certainly a brutal loss for the team as Hunter is an extremely talented player, but he has not managed to stay healthy. In 2020 he also missed the entire season after suffering a neck injury, and this year his campaign is cut short after just eight weeks, having accumulated a total of 6 sacks and 38 tackles in 7 games played.

The LSU graduate came to the Vikings as a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and since then has recorded 309 total tackles, 60.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 4 recovered, and was named All-Pro in 2018. Nonetheless , Minnesota must now entrust you with its pass rush Everson Griffen, DJ Wonnum and Kenny Willekes. Will the Vikings get over this tough loss?

Matt Rhule on McCaffrey: “hopefully he’ll play this week”

The Panthers hit the ground running for a highly anticipated comeback. RB Christian McCaffrey has not played since suffering a hamstring injury against the Texans in Week 3, but all indications are that he should be back on the field this Sunday, head coach Matt Rhule said in a conference call. from press this Monday:

“Hopefully we get Christian back soon. Hopefully, it will be this week. If not this week, then next week, ”Rhule said. “Obviously he is one of the best football players. I hope you practice on Wednesday. If you practice on Wednesday and you are doing well, then we will see how you are doing on Thursday and take you into the game. He hasn’t practiced yet (…) but nobody works harder than Christian McCaffrey. When he returns, he will be fit and ready to play. So hopefully we have it. We will know more as the week progresses. “

Following his injury against the Texans, McCaffrey was not immediately designated to the Injured Reserve, but was placed on IR on October 16, closing his opportunity to practice for an additional three weeks, and if he began training this Wednesday, the window would start. Carolina’s 21 days to decide whether to activate McCaffrey from the Reserve or ultimately decide if he would miss the remainder of the season; which does not appear to be the case.

Finally, it should be noted that since Rhule took over as head coach in 2020, McCaffrey has played in just six games due to various injuries. In the last two seasons, he only accumulates 426 total yards and 6 TDs in 111 carries. Will we see McCaffrey back in Week 9 against the Patriots?

Jack Conklin, out multiple weeks

The Browns will have to face the following weeks of the 2021 NFL Season without their starting right tackle. This Monday, HC Kevin Stefanski, noted that RT Jack Conklin will be out “multiple weeks” due to a dislocated elbow. However, Stefanski is still unsure whether or not Conklin will require eventual surgery, but it is a good sign that the team has not yet decided to place him on Injured Reserve.

The Michigan State graduate suffered the mishap during the Browns’ loss to the Steelers on Sunday, and OT Blake Hance, who replaced Conklin in Week 8 after the injury, is expected to remain in the league. position in the short term future.

Conklin, 27, came to the NFL as a first-round pick for the Titans in 2016, where he held for four seasons before coming to Cleveland in 2020. He has played 77 career games, all as a starter, and was named All-Pro in both 2016 and 2019, so this will undoubtedly be a painful casualty for the Browns. Can Stefanski and company overcome this brutal loss?

Jabril Cox, out the rest of the season

In more NFL news, the Cowboys announced Monday that LB Jabril Cox suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in Dallas’ 20-16 win over Minnesota the previous Sunday. At the end of the game, Cox left US Bank Stadium on crutches, and this Monday he was examined confirming the devastating news.

LSU graduate Cox was a fourth-round pick for the Cowboys last April, and for the first seven games of the season he played mostly on special teams, with just nine defensive snaps appearances: “I just hate to see that for Jabril. ”Commented HC Mike McCarthy. “I think he was playing very well for us on special teams. It was exactly what you’re looking for in a newbie: challenging, competitive. Sad to have seen that last night (Sunday) ”.

Thus, the Cowboys will have an open spot on the 53rd roster when Cox is officially moved to the Injured Reserve. Players such as WR Michael Gallup (IR), TE Sean McKeon (IR) or DT Trysten Hill (PUP) have already started their 21-day practice window to eventually return to the active roster, so they could occupy this new space. available. How relevant will Cox’s removal be for the rest of 2021?

Malik Harrison shot in the leg

The Ravens had their bye week last Sunday, but that doesn’t stop them from making a headline in the news. On Monday the team announced that LB Malik Harrison was hit by a bullet in the left calf while outside a nightclub in Cleveland on Sunday night.

Fortunately for Baltimore, the mishap does not seem to have passed to major: “I do not think it is anything severe,” said HC John Harbaugh on Monday. “I am optimistic that everything will be fine. Happy and very grateful that he is well and that he has not been hurt worse. Anything can happen. It is a difficult situation”.

According to a Cleveland police report obtained by The Associated Press, several officers were arresting four men involved in a shooting outside the nightclub when a fight broke out. Harrison told police that security removed people from the compound, and that he was outside with a group of people when they saw someone with a firearm. Harrison said everyone started running and he heard gunshots.

Some details of the incident, as well as the linebacker’s medical information, were written up in the official report, but to reassure the NFL world, Harrison issued a statement, through his social networks, thanking everyone who approached him and to the medical staff who treated him: “Although today has been very overwhelming, I am excited to be back on the football field very soon, playing the game that I love,” Harrison wrote Monday.

This season Harrison started the first five games for the Ravens, but recently his playing time decreased, to such an extent that in the last three games he has only played 20% of Baltimore’s defensive snaps and, thus far , he ranks ninth on the team with 22 tackles so far this year. Will we see him return to the field soon?

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NFL News – Tuesday, November 2, 2021