Watt, the NFL's reigning Defensive Player of the Year, suffered the injury in the final seconds of the fourth quarter and told team trainers “I tore it” upon leaving the field.
If doctors determine Watt needs surgery, his season would likely be over. A no-surgery approach would sideline him for roughly six weeks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watt is getting second and third medical opinions.
Watt was playing like his usual self prior to the injury, earning an 84.6 overall grade. He finished the game with six tackles, a sack, two total pressures and an interception.
The second-year quarterback was seen getting X-rays after Sunday’s loss to Miami, and his usual postgame press conference was canceled.
Tests came back negative and Jones spoke to reporters on Monday and said, “I think I’ll be fine.” Jones suffered the injury on a hit from Dolphins safety Jevon Holland early in the fourth quarter that drew a roughing-the-passer penalty.
Jones finished the game 21-of-30 for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He earned a 66.2 PFF grade.
The Patriots are set to play the Steelers in Pittsburgh this week. Jones said he expects to practice Wednesday and go through his “normal routine.” Veteran Brian Hoyer is his backup.
Godwin was active for the first time since tearing his ACL late last season on December 19th. He left the game in the first half after pulling up and grabbing his hamstring.
Head coach Todd Bowles said on Monday the injury appears to be less significant than the team initially feared. The expectation is Godwin will miss some time – and it’s fair to assume the team will take a slow approach with his return.
Godwin had three catches for 35 yards before exiting the game, earning a 64.6 grade.
The Bucs will be on the road once again in Week 2 as they travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints. Expect Russell Gage to have a more significant role with Godwin sidelined.
Fuller, a two-time Pro Bower, signed with Baltimore this offseason on a one-year deal and started Sunday’s game with Marcus Peters sidelined.
The injury happened with about a minute left in the game. Brandon Stephens, a third-round pick last year, would be the next man up alongside Marlon Humphrey. Peters is still not 100% back from his ACL tear last year, but the belief is he's getting close.
James started for Baltimore on Sunday in place of the injured Ronnie Stanley. It was his first game back from a 2020 Achilles tear from when he was still with the Denver Broncos.
He played 24 snaps, earning a strong 86.0 pass-blocking grade and 65.3 overall. Patrick Mekari filled in for the rest of the game. Stanley was listed as doubtful for the game, but the expectation is he’ll be back sooner than later.