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Latest NFL News & Rumors: Friday, October 7

Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos offensive tackle Garett Bolles (72) is carted off the field in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos LT Garett Bolles out for season

  • Bolles broke his leg in the final minutes of the fourth quarter on Thursday night. 
  • Bolles has been one of the most consistent and durable players for Denver since entering the league as a first-round pick in 2017. He has missed just four games in his career and has earned 72.0-plus PFF grades in each season.
  • Calvin Anderson replaced Bolles and could be the replacement moving forward, but veteran Billy Turner, who has yet to play this season due to a knee injury, could be an option as well.

Denver Broncos CB Ronald Darby tears ACL

  • Darby suffered the injury just before halftime of Thursday night’s game — the second time he has suffered a torn ACL in recent years. 
  • Darby finishes the year with a 71.1 PFF grade.
  • Fifth-round rookie Damarri Mathis played in Darby's spot in the second half and could be the man to take over moving forward. Third-year player Michael Ojemudia could become a possibility as well once the team activates him off injured reserve.

Arizona Cardinals release veteran TE Maxx Williams

  • Williams had a nice season last year with 16 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown in five games before going down with a torn ACL. He earned a 77.9 PFF grade and a 77.6 receiving grade.
  • He re-signed with the team this offseason on a one-year contract, but through four games, he has not done much.
  • Williams has excelled as a run-blocker over the years. His 83.8 PFF run-blocking grade since 2019 ranks first among all tight ends.

Notable injury designations for Sunday

Player Team Status ‘22 PFF grade
QB Daniel Jones New York Giants Ankle/Will Play 64.4
QB Tyrod Taylor New York Giants Concussion/OUT 67.3
WR Kadarius Toney New York Giants Hamstring/OUT 47.3
WR Kenny Golladay New York Giants Knee/OUT 51.7
WR Wan'Dale Robinson New York Giants Knee/OUT 75.4
LB Azeez Ojulari New York Giants Calf/OUT 51.0
DT Leonard Williams New York Giants Knee/Questionable 79.8
S Adrian Amos Green Bay Packers Concussion/Questionable 47.7
WR Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints Foot/OUT 77.2
S Jordan Poyer Buffalo Bills Ribs/OUT 73.8
TE Dawson Knox Buffalo Bills Foot + Hamstring/ OUT 64.0
WR Jake Kumerow Buffalo Bills Ankle/OUT 64.9
CB Christian Benford Buffalo Bills Hand/OUT 56.6
WR Jamison Crowder Buffalo Bills Ankle/OUT 53.2
WR Isaiah McKenzie Buffalo Bills Concussion/Questionable 68.3
WR Diontae Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers Hip/Will Play 74.6
S Minkah Fitzpatrick Pittsburgh Steelers Knee/Will Play 83.8
WR Keenan Allen Los Angeles Chargers Hamstring/OUT 80.6
DE Myles Garrett Cleveland Browns Shoulder + Biceps/Will Play 91.6
DE Jadeveon Clowney Cleveland Browns Ankle/Questionable 89.2
WR Zay Jones Jacksonville Jaguars Ankle/Questionable 75.8
DT Foley Fatukasi Jacksonville Jaguars Quad/OUT 60.0
RB David Montgomery Chicago Bears Ankle/Questionable 60.5
CB Jaylon Johnson Chicago Bears Quad/Questionable 78.8
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown Detroit Lions Ankle/Questionable 78.6
RB D'Andre Swift Detroit Lions Shoulder + Ankle / OUT 69.7
G Jonah Jackson Detroit Lions Finger/Questionable 67.6
WR DJ Chark Detroit Lions Ankle/OUT 61.1
DL Charles Harris Detroit Lions Groin/OUT 56.1
QB Mac Jones New England Patriots Ankle/Doubtful 58.4
WR Jakobi Meyers New England Patriots Knee/Questionable 72.9
TE Jonnu Smith New England Patriots Ankle/Doubtful 63.2
QB Jameis Winston New Orleans Saints Back + Ankle/ Doubtful 65.3
WR Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints Foot/OUT 77.2
WR Jarvis Landry New Orleans Saints Ankle/Questionable 67.6
RB Alvin Kamara New Orleans Saints Rib/Questionable 47.3
G Andrus Peat New Orleans Saints Concussion/OUT 55.2
S Marcus Maye New Orleans Saints Ribs/Questionable 63.4
WR Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins Quad/Questionable 85.1
QB Tua Tagovailoa Miami Dolphins Concussion/OUT 79.7
CB Xavien Howard Miami Dolphins Groin/Questionable 52.7
OT Terron Armstead Miami Dolphins Toe/Questionable 78.1
WR Jaylen Waddle Miami Dolphins Groin/Questionable 79.9
TE Kyle Pitts Atlanta Falcons Hamstring/OUT 72.0
TE Cameron Brate Tampa Bay Bucs Concussion/OUT 58.3
WR Julio Jones Tampa Bay Bucs Knee/Questionable 72.4
WR Breshad Perriman Tampa Bay Bucs Hamstring/Questionable 57.9
DB Logan Ryan Tampa Bay Bucs Foot/OUT 75.2
WR Treylon Burks Tennessee Titans Toe/OUT 65.0
LB Bud Dupree Tennessee Titans Hip/OUT 57.9
WR Jahan Dotson Washington Commanders Hamstring/OUT 63.7
K Jake Elliott Philadelphia Eagles Ankle/OUT N/A
LT Jordan Mailata Philadelphia Eagles Shoulder/Doubtful 60.0
WR Ceedee Lamb Dallas Cowboys Groin/Questionable 73.2
RB Tony Pollard Dallas Cowboys Illness/Questionable 73.2
OL Jason Peters Dallas Cowboys Chest/Doubtful 60.8
WR Rashad Bateman Baltimore Ravens Foot/OUT 62.1
OT Ronnie Stanley Baltimore Ravens Ankle/Questionable N/A
LB Justin Houston Baltimore Ravens Groin/OUT 76.3
WR Tee Higgins Cincinnati Bengals Ankle/Questionable 82.1
TE Hayden Hurst Cincinnati Bengals Groin/Questionable 61.0
WR Marquise Brown Arizona Cardinals Foot/Questionable 70.7
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