NFL roundup: Latest league news from Wednesday, Sept. 29

Lamar Jackson already leads the NFL in yards per completion. Now he's getting a pair of pass-catchers back from injured reserve.

The Baltimore Ravens activated receivers Rashod Bateman and Miles Boykin from injured reserve Wednesday, the team announced.

Bateman has been out of action since suffering a groin injury on Aug. 10, undergoing surgery with the goal of preventing further aggravation and promoting a full recovery before returning to continue his rookie campaign. It's been an interesting one already, with Bateman stealing the show in minicamp and leaving many to believe this was the year Baltimore finally found run-pass balance, with Bateman figuring into the equation as a key player.

Bateman's groin injury had other plans. No matter for the Ravens, who are 2-1 and -- surprise -- again lead the league in rushing. Thanks to the efforts of Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Marquise Brown and others, Baltimore ranks 18th in passing yards per game, too. The return of Bateman and Boykin should only help them in their continued pursuit of success.

Jackson did not practice Wednesday due to a back injury.

The Ravens activated defensive linemen Brandon Williams and Justin Madubuike and linebacker Justin Houston off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he has no timetable for the return of defensive end Derek Wolfe (back/hip), who's yet to play this season after suffering injuries in a joint practice with the Panthers during training camp.

Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) will continue to rehab instead of undergoing surgery with hopes of returning sooner rather than later, Rapoport reported Wednesday.

Injuries/COVID-19

  • New York Jets safety Marcus Maye is expected to miss three to four weeks with an ankle injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Maye has 23 tackles, one sack and one pass defended in his three starts this year. Jets receiver Jeff Smith was in a car crash heading to the facility this morning, Rapoport reported. Smith and wide receiver Elijah Moore (concussion), along with Maye, were listed as did not participate on the team injury report. Wideout Jamison Crowder (groin) was a limited participant.
  • Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who missed Week 3 with an ankle injury, told reporters Wednesday in regard to his availability for Week 4 against the Browns, "We’ll see how this week plays out and how I respond." Cook said he's attacking rehab and confident in the process. Cook was listed as limited in Wednesday's injury report.
  • The Seattle Seahawks have placed tight end Gerald Everett on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett (hip) was limited in practice.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday. Running back Giovani Bernard (knee) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) were also non-participants. The team also placed receiver Scott Miller (turf toe) on injured reserve.
  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (shoulder) and safety Jessie Bates (neck) have been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Texans. Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (groin) and guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) are doubtful. Cornerback Trae Waynes does not have a game status designation, so he's cleared to make his debut with the Bengals after missing all of the 2020 season.
  • San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said cornerback Josh Norman (lung), tight end George Kittle (calf), cornerback K'Waun Williams (calf) and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee) won't practice Wednesday. Shanahan added that there's not a concern about Kittle playing Sunday versus the Seahawks.
  • The Arizona Cardinals placed safety Charles Washington on injured reserve and designated linebacker Dennis Gardeck (hand) to return from IR.
  • The New York Giants announced wide receiver John Ross is returning to practice after being removed from injured reserve.
  • The Tennessee Titans removed wide receiver Marcus Johnson and defensive back Brady Breeze from injured reserve. Wide receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown did not practice Wednesday due to hamstring injury and outside linebacker Bud Dupree (knee), cornerback Caleb Farley (shoulder) and offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (toe) were also DNPs. Guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder) was limited.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Zach Banner was designated to return from injured reserve. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral) and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) did not practice Wednesday, while wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee) and linebackers T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith (groin) were limited.
  • Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio said guards Graham Glasgow (knee) and Dalton Risner (foot) will not practice Wednesday and are questionable for Sunday. Denver designated running back Mike Boone to return from injured reserve.
  • Washington Football Team wide receiver Curtis Samuel, who's yet to play this season because of a groin injury was designated to return from IR. Coach Ron Rivera said Samuel was full-go in practice Wednesday and "looked good." Guard Brandon Scherff (chest) did not participate Wednesday and defensive tackle Matthew Ioannidis (knee) was limited.
  • Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Marlon Davidson (ankle) and wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Cornerback A.J. Terrell (concussion) was a full participant.
  • Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jordan Mailata (knee), who missed Monday night's Week 3 game, did not practice on Wednesday, while offensive linemen Jason Kelce (foot/rest), Landon Dickerson (hip) and Lane Johnson (ankle) were each limited.
  • Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (back), linebacker Darius Leonard (ankle), guard Quenton Nelson (ankle/knee), defensive end Kwity Paye (hamstring) and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) were all DNPs on Wednesday. Quarterback Carson Wentz (ankles) and running back Jonathan Taylor (knee) were each limited.
  • Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (not injury related) did not practice once again on Wednesday.
  • Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (groin) was limited in practice.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo and defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle) have been ruled out for Thursday night's game against the Bengals.
  • New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown (calf), kicker Nick Folk (knee), linebacker Kyle Van Noy (groin) and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn (knee) were limited.
  • Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (thumb) was full-go in practice, quarterback Andy Dalton (knee) was limited and linebacker Khalil Mack (foot) didn't practice.
  • Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King (concussion), linebacker Krys Barnes (concussion), guard Elgton Jenkins (ankle) and wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Running back Aaron Jones (ankle) was limited.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs saw limited work from offensive tackle Orlando Brown (groin), defensive end Chris Jones (wrist) and defensive end Frank Clark (hamstring).
  • Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, while linebacker Leonard Floyd (ankle) did not practice.
  • Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) did not practice Wednesday.

Roster signings

Roster cuts

  • The Arizona Cardinals released cornerback Mazzi Wilkins from the practice squad.

Suspensions

  • Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Gerald McCoy, who's out for the season with an injury, was suspended today per the transaction wire. McCoy released a statement regarding the suspension on social media, stating the suspension was due to taking a banned substance.

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