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NFL roundup: Latest league news from Tuesday, Oct. 12

Injuries and news we're monitoring around the NFL this Tuesday:

Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow will miss the remainder of the 2021 season following toe surgery, dealing a major blow to an 0-5 team that has struggled offensively.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the news of Ragnow's pending procedure Tuesday. The 2020 Pro Bowler should be fully healthy for 2022, Rapoport added.

Ragnow suffered a turf toe injury in a Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears and was placed on the injured reserve list last week. The Lions' offensive line has been playing short-handed at offensive tackle as well, minus injured starter Taylor Decker.

Ragnow signed a new contract in May that made him the NFL’s highest-paid center, coming off his first Pro Bowl nod in 2020. The deal extended the Lions' 2018 first-round pick through 2026.


  • With a Thursday Night Football date with the Eagles on the horizon, questions about Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady's injured right thumb will linger until game day. According to team reporter Carmen Vitali, Brady said that the thumb is a little sore but he expects to be fine for Week 6. Rapoport reported Monday that the injury shouldn't hamper Brady.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs placed running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on injured reserve. It was reported on Monday that CEH is expected to miss a few weeks with a MCL sprain.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles placed tight end Dallas Goedert on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (knee) was a full participant for Tuesday's practice estimation. Defensive end Derek Barnett (ankle), and center Jason Kelce (foot/rest) were limited, while offensive tackle Lane Johnson (personal reasons) was a DNP.
  • The Miami Dolphins officially designated quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) to return to practice from injured reserve. Coach Brian Flores said Monday that he hopes Tagovailoa will practice this week.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will have shoulder surgery Wednesday and be placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter, per coach Mike Tomlin. Rapoport reported Monday that JuJu will miss the remainder of the season.
  • Chicago Bears linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu suffered a torn pectoral in Week 5 and is out for the season, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
  • New Orleans Saints kicker Cody Parkey, who injured his groin pre-game on Sunday, is going on injured reserve, Rapoport reported. Parkey was later released; he signed with the team on Wednesday.
  • The Cleveland Browns placed offensive lineman Chris Hubbard (triceps), fullback Andy Janovich (hamstring) and safety M.J. Stewart (hamstring) on injured reserve.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars placed offensive lineman Brandon Linder (ankle/knee) on injured reserve.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals placed cornerback Trae Waynes on injured reserve. Waynes suffered a hamstring injury against the Packers on Sunday.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers placed starting guard Oday Aboushi on injured reserve.
  • The Los Angeles Rams activated Tremayne Anchrum off injured reserve and placed defensive back Darious Williams on injured reserve.
  • The Detroit Lions placed wide receiver Quintez Cephus (shoulder) on injured reserve.
  • The Baltimore Ravens have placed offensive lineman Ben Cleveland on injured reserve. Cleveland injured his knee in Monday night's game against the Colts.
  • The Arizona Cardinals activated tight end Darrell Daniels from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Tennessee Titans have placed multi-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said cornerback Xavier Rhodes and safety Andrew Sendejo are in concussion protocol.

Roster signings

  • The Green Bay Packers are signing cornerback Quinton Dunbar, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. He will likely begin on the practice squad.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars signed offensive lineman Rashaad Coward. They also signed running back Kerrith Whyte, offensive lineman Jared Hocker and receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe to the practice squad.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers are signing veteran offensive lineman Senio Kelemete off the 49ers' practice squad, Pelissero reported. Kelemete will reunite with run game coordinator/OL coach Frank Smith, who coached him in New Orleans.
  • The Cleveland Browns added defensive end Joe Jackson and fullback Johnny Stanton IV to the active roster off the team's practice squad.
  • The Denver Broncos signed wide receiver John Brown to join their practice squad, Pelissero reported. Brown signed with the Raiders in March and was released in August; he did not appear in a game for Las Vegas. Denver released WR Josh Malone to make space for the signing.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs signed running back Elijah McGuire to their practice squad, Rapoport reported. McGuire was with the Chiefs in 2019 and 2020 and will provide depth at the position with CEH sidelined.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals are signing running back Elijah Holyfield, son of former heavyweight champion boxer Evander Holyfield, to their practice squad, Rapoport reported. The team later confirmed the move, along with the signing of cornerback Holton Hill.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs activated practice squad running back Derrick Gore and offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho.
  • The Seattle Seahawks officially designated center Ethan Pocic (knee) for return off injured reserve.
  • The Chicago Bears are activating linebacker/defensive lineman Sam Kamara from their practice squad, per Pelissero.
  • The New Orleans Saints signed kicker Brian Johnson off the Bears' practice squad and defensive tackle Christian Ringo.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Tuesday the signing of wide receiver Anthony Miller to the team's practice squad.
  • The Houston Texans signed center Cole Toner to the practice squad, and signed receiver Chris Moore to the active roster. Moore had a career day on Sunday against the Patriots, catching all five of his targets for 109 yards -- the bulk of which came on a 67-yard touchdown.
  • The Detroit Lions re-signed wide receiver Javon McKinley to the practice squad.
  • The Indianapolis Colts signed offensive tackle Greg Senat and defensive tackle Antwaun Woods to the practice squad.
  • The Arizona Cardinals released defensive back Luq Barcoo and receiver Josh Doctson.
  • The Atlanta Falcons released kicker Elliott Fry and linebacker George Obinna.

Roster cuts

  • The Seattle Seahawks are releasing cornerback Tre Flowers, Rapoport reported. Flowers started three games this season for the Seahawks and was in his fourth year with the club. In all, he's racked up 40 starts in four seasons. Rapoport added it was a move Flowers recently requested.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders are releasing quarterback Kyle Sloter, per Pelissero.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars released offensive lineman Austen Pleasants, running back Wendell Smallwood, and receiver Devin Smith from the practice squad.
  • The New Orleans Saints released kicker Cody Parkey, defensive back Brian Poole and cornerback Desmond Trufant.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs waived receiver Daurice Fountain.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals released practice squad punter Drue Chrisman.
  • The Arizona Cardinals released wide receiver Josh Doctson from the practice squad.
  • The Tennessee Titans waived defensive lineman Woodrow Hamilton.
  • The San Francisco 49ers waived running back Jacques Patrick and cornerback Davontae Harris.
  • The Denver Broncos released linebacker Avery Williamson.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers released defensive back Mark Gilbert.


  • The Seattle Seahawks are working out veteran quarterback Blake Bortles, Pelissero reported, per the transaction wire.
  • The New York Jets worked out former starting guard Brandon Fusco , who hasn't played since 2018, Rapoport reported, per the wire.
  • The New York Giants worked out offensive Forrest Lamp, who started last year for the Chargers, per Rapoport, via the wire.


  • The Tennessee Titans have placed offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo on the reserve/retirement list.

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