NFL News – Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In this Wednesday’s NFL news: Dawson Knox, out indefinitely with broken hand; Giants place Andrew Thomas in IR; the Ravens promote Le’Veon Bell to the roster of 53, and more. Don’t miss the NFL news.

Dawson Knox, out indefinitely with broken hand

Heading into the 2021 NFL Season, the tight end position looked like the weakest in the Bills’ offense, and now maybe it will be. Via Mike Garofolo of NFL Media, on Tuesday it was confirmed that TE Dawson Knox suffered a hand fracture in Buffalo’s Monday Night Football loss to Tennessee, however, the Bills hope Knox “won’t waste too much time.”

At the end of the third quarter, after a score that momentarily put the Bills up 29-24, the team sent a trick play for a two-point conversion in which Knox ended up throwing the ball at QB Josh Allen. However, that was the last participation of the meeting for Knox, who was discarded after, according to Garofolo, having broken a bone in his hand prior to said play.

This 2021, the Mississippi graduate accumulates 21 total receptions for 286 yards and 5 TDs, this last category already his personal best since he arrived in Buffalo in 2019. Finally, although there is no exact date for Knox’s return, it will be It helps that the Bills will rest this Week 7. Will he recover soon or will HC Sean McDermott have to cope without his best tight end?

Giants place Andrew Thomas in IR

Injuries have been the day-to-day for the Giants throughout the 2021 NFL Season, and this time it’s no different. Via Mike Garofolo of NFL MediaOn Tuesday, LT Andrew Thomas was placed on the Injured Reserve with an ankle injury, so he will miss at least the next three New York games.

The Georgia alumnus had previously been absent in Week 5 due to a foot injury, but returned to playing action the previous Sunday against the Rams. However, the pleasure of having him back did not last long for a Giants who accumulate one more injury on offense. In addition, they also placed the WR CJ Board in IR with a broken arm.

Thomas, 22, was the Giants’ No. 4 overall pick in 2020 and has played a total of 20 games so far. After a rookie season where he was not up to the task, this year he has shown some improvement, however, now he will be eligible to return to the field until Week 11 when New York visits Tampa Bay on November 22, this considering that the Giants rest in Week 10. Can they overcome this tough low?

Ravens promote Le’Veon Bell to roster of 53

This Tuesday the Ravens announced a long-awaited move. Baltimore confirmed that they promoted RB Le’Veon Bell to the 53rd roster, who arrived on the team’s practice squad on September 7 when he was hired as a free agent after JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill suffered injuries that resulted in its 2021 season.

Bell has been called up from the practice squad to the active roster in two games, the maximum number of times allowed before the team must decide whether to move the player to the 53 roster, and ultimately, the team decided they want to see more of him. Bell played in Week 4 against the Broncos recording 11 yards on 4 carries, and last weekend against the Chargers he racked up another 18 yards on 8 chances, in addition to getting his first touchdown as a Raven.

Thus, after this move, Bell will continue to be part of the running back rotation that currently includes Latavius ​​Murray, Devonta Freeman and Ty’Son Williams. However, Murray suffered an ankle injury the previous Sunday and it is still unknown if he will miss playing time as a result of the mishap, but if he does, Bell will undoubtedly see an increase in snaps in the near future. Was it a good move for the Ravens to promote Bell to the active roster?

Saints sign Lamar Miller

The Saints confirmed Tuesday that they added depth to their depth chart of runners. With information from Agent Drew Rosenhaus, RB Lamar Miller signed the New Orleans practice squad. This move suits those led by Sean Payton considering that RB Tony Jones is on the Injured Reserve with an ankle mishap.

The 30-year-old Miller is a 10-year NFL veteran, and in his career he has managed to overcome the 1000+ yard barrier twice (2014 and 2016). During his time in the league, he wore the Dolphins jersey from 2012 to 2015, the Texans jersey from 2016 to 2018, and briefly (in one game only) the Bears jersey in 2020.

His loss of play has a reason for being: after having had his best year in 2018, in which he managed to be a Pro Bowler, in 2019 he suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and since then he has hardly stepped on the field. However, this does not prevent him from registering a total of 106 games played, 1,354 carries, 5,864 yards and 32 TDs, in addition to 211 receptions for another 1,571 yards and 8 touchdowns. Will he be able to earn a spot on the Saints offense?

Colts Activate Sam Ehlinger; Jacob Eason to waivers

From potentially starting quarterback to being sent on waivers; that’s the story of QB Jacob Eason with the Colts. This Tuesday Indianapolis confirmed that they activated the QB Sam Ehlinger of the Injured Reserve, reason why, in a consequent movement, Eason was sent to waivers.

Ehlinger has been in IR since the start of the regular season due to a minor ACL injury he sustained in the Colts’ preseason final game. For this reason, Eason claimed the position of QB2, and even, as a result of Carson Wentz’s injuries, he saw action on the field in Week 2 against the Rams, where he completed 2 of 5 shipments for 25 yards and 1 INT. Apparently his poor performance cost him his stay in Indianapolis.

After that game, to serve as a new substitute, the Colts signed QB Brett Hundley and, coupled with the return of Ehlinger, there is no longer a place for Eason on the active roster. Therefore, he is now subject to some team claiming him for waivers, otherwise, he will most likely land in the Indianapolis practice squad. Was it a good decision to keep Ehlinger over Eason?

Raiders sign Desmond Trufant

In more NFL news, this Tuesday it was confirmed that the Raiders strengthened their secondary. Agent Doug Hendrickson announced that his client, 31-year veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant, is a new Las Vegas player.

Trufant came to the NFL as a first-round pick for the Falcons in 2013 and stayed there for seven seasons before signing a 2-year, 21 MDD deal with the Lions in 2020. However, last March he was cut from Detroit, and only three days later, under a one-season contract, he reached the Bears, who likewise discharged his services on August 31.

Later, in September, he signed with the Saints, participating in two regular season games and recording 3 tackles and 1 pass defended. But New Orleans last week cut him off their roster as well, and now Trufant will look to once again bring stability to his career with the Raiders. Was the one made by Las Vegas a good acquisition?

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