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Latest NFL News & Rumors: Friday, September 23

Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. (5) is carted off the field after injuring his leg against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns lose LB Anthony Walker for the season

  • Walker was carted off in the third quarter of last night’s game and tests confirmed a torn quad tendon.
  • One of the leaders on Cleveland’s defense, Walker had a team-leading 113 tackles in 13 games last season. He earned a 69.1 PFF grade and 78.2 coverage grade.
  • He was once again off to a strong start this season, earning an 82.7 PFF grade and 90.0 in coverage.
  • Jacob Phillips is likely to take over for Walker as the Browns' starting inside linebacker. He recorded seven tackles and a sack last night, earning a 55.3 PFF grade.

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle set to make season debut

  • After missing the first two weeks with a groin injury, Kittle is finally off the injury report and will play on Sunday Night against Denver.
  • Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters there will be no restrictions and he’s good to go.
  • Kittle returns to the lineup the same week as Jimmy Garoppolo makes his first start of the season after Trey Lance’s season-ending ankle injury.
  • Still one of the best in the league, Kittle was the highest graded receiving tight end last season with a 91.4 PFF grade. 


Player Team Status ‘22 PFF grade
WR Gabriel Davis Buffalo Bills Ankle/Questionable 66.8
TE Dawson Knox Buffalo Bills Foot/Questionable 61.2
S Jordan Poyer Buffalo Bills Foot/Questionable 70.5
C Mitch Morse Buffalo Bills Elbow/Questionable 57.2
S Micah Hyde Buffalo Bills Neck/OUT 68.4
DT Ed Oliver Buffalo Bills Ankle/OUT 63.5
DT Jordan Phillips Buffalo Bills Hamstring/OUT 70.3
CB Dane Jackson Buffalo Bills Neck/OUT 60.4
CB Xavien Howard Miami Dolphins Groin/Questionable 48.1
OT Terron Armstead Miami Dolphins Toe/Questionable 79.3
RB Alvin Kamara New Orleans Saints Rib/Questionable 54.2
QB Jameis Winston New Orleans Saints Back + Ankle/ Questionable 62.7
OT Ryan Ramczyk New Orleans Saints Elbow/Questionable  72.4
TE Taysom Hill New Orleans Saints Rib/Questionable 65.0
S Marcus Maye New Orleans Saints Rib/Questionable 63.4
RB Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers Ankle/Will Play 81.7
QB Justin Herbert Los Angeles Chargers Ribs/Questionable 73.3
WR Keenan Allen Los Angeles Chargers Hamstring/Questionable 80.6
C Corey Linsley Los Angeles Chargers Knee/Doubtful 67.6
CB JC Jackson Los Angeles Chargers Ankle/Doubtful 40.1
OT Trey Pipkins Los Angeles Chargers Foot/Questionable 49.9
OLB Bud Dupree Tennessee Titans Hip/OUT 52.4
OT Taylor Lewan Tennessee Titans Knee/OUT 67.3
WR Kyle Phillips Tennessee Titans Knee/Doubtful 68.8
WR Hunter Renfrow Las Vegas Raiders Concussion/OUT 54.3
RB Josh Jacobs Las Vegas Raiders Illness/Questionable 73.8
WR Sammy Watkins Green Bay Packers Hamstring/OUT 69.9
WR Allen Lazard Green Bay Packers Ankle/Will Play 62.2
OT David Bakhtiari Green Bay Packers Knee/Questionable N/A
WR Christian Watson Green Bay Packers Hamstring/Questionable 51.3
WR Randall Cobb Green Bay Packers Illness/Questionable 71.0
WR Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Bucs Hamstring/OUT 64.6
OT Donovan Smith Tampa Bay Bucs Elbow/Doubtful 62.9
WR Julio Jones Tampa Bay Bucs Knee/Questionable 77.2
LB Shaquille Leonard Indianapolis Colts Back/OUT N/A
WR Michael Pittman Jr. Indianapolis Colts Quad/Will Play 77.5
WR Jakobi Meyers New England Patriots Knee/Questionable 72.9
RB JK Dobbins Baltimore Ravens Knee/Questionable N/A
CB Marcus Peters Baltimore Ravens Knee/Questionable 44.5
CB Marlon Humphrey Baltimore Ravens Groin/Questionable 61.2
LT Ronnie Stanley Baltimore Ravens Ankle/Doubtful N/A
LB Roquan Smith Chicago Bears Quad/Questionable 29.3
CB Jaylon Johnson Chicago Bears Hip/Questionable 78.8
WR Velus Jones Jr. Chicago Bears Hamstring/Doubtful N/A
S Harrison Smith Minnesota Vikings Concussion/OUT 64.9
LB Eric Kendricks Minnesota Vikings Toe/Questionable 65.4
DE Aidan Hutchinson Detroit Lions Thigh/Questionable 58.2
RB D’Andre Swift Detroit Lions Ankle/Questionable 76.8
TE TJ Hockenson Detroit Lions Hip/Questionable 59.7
C Frank Ragnow Detroit Lions Foot/Questionable 48.0
G Jonah Jackson Detroit Lions Finger/OUT 67.6
TE CJ Uzomah New York Jets Hamstring/Questionable N/A
WR Corey Davis New York Jets Knee/Questionable 71.1
OT La’El Collins Cincinnati Bengals Back/Questionable 61.6
TE Hayden Hurst Cincinnati Bengals Groin/Questionable 60.7
WR Rondale Moore Arizona Cardinals Hamstring/OUT N/A
WR Jerry Jeudy Denver Broncos Knee + Hip/Questionable 67.7
CB Patrick Surtain Denver Broncos Shoulder/Questionable 57.7
TE George Kittle San Francisco 49ers Groin/Will Play N/A

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