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49ers place Ben Garland on IR

The 49ers announced they placed offensive lineman Ben Garland on injured reserve Tuesday. Garland strained his calf after playing 66 of 73 snaps. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that Garland would be “out for a while.” Hroniss Grasu will replace Garland with starting center Weston Richburg still out. Richburg remains on the physically unable to [more]

Mark Ingram’s ankle injury “isn’t considered severe”

Ravens running back Mark Ingram had an MRI on his injured left ankle. It revealed a “mid-to high-ankle sprain that isn’t considered severe,” Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The Ravens are on their off week this week, and coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Ingram “probably” will dress for their game against the Steelers [more]

Ravens will spend bye week working to clean up passing game

The Ravens are 5-1 as they head into their bye week, but there’s one area of their game they’d like to sharpen up before returning to action against the Steelers in Week Eight. Quarterback Lamar Jackson’s completion percentage, yards per attempt and passer rating are all down from last season and he’s been sacked 15 [more]

Raiders designate Marcus Mariota to return, add David Irving to practice squad

Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota is ready to return as Derek Carr‘s backup. Mariota has been designated for return from the Raiders’ practice squad. He’ll presumably move ahead of Nathan Peterman on the depth chart as the No. 2 quarterback in Las Vegas. The Raiders also officially signed defensive lineman David Irving to their practice squad. [more]

Jets place Frankie Luvu on injured reserve

The Jets placed outside linebacker Frankie Luvu on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. Luvu injured his groin against the Dolphins on Sunday. He will have to spend at least three weeks on IR before becoming eligible to return. Luvu has seven tackles this season and has played 119 snaps on special teams (71.3 percent). [more]

MyCole Pruitt, Breon Borders off Titans’ COVID-19 list

It took some time, but the Titans have cleared out their reserve/COVID-19 list. The team announced on Tuesday that tight end MyCole Pruitt and practice squad defensive back Breon Borders have been activated from the list. Pruitt has three catches for 17 yards and a touchdown this season. Both players were part of the outbreak [more]

Mike Tomlin: We have a great deal of confidence in Robert Spillane

Steelers linebacker Devin Bush tore his ACL during the team’s win over the Browns in Week Six and his loss has opened up an opportunity for rookie Robert Spillane. Spillane entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Titans in 2018 and played one defensive snap while filling a special teams role with [more]

Report: Raiders signing David Irving

Free agent defensive lineman David Irving is getting a second (third?) chance in the NFL. Irving, who has not played since 2018, is signing with the Raiders, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The NFL reinstated Irving on Oct. 16, and he visited the Raiders soon after. He will rejoin Raiders defensive line coach [more]

Bears sign Manti Te’o to practice squad

The Bears signed veteran linebacker Manti Te'o to their practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. He takes the roster spot of kicker Kai Forbath, whom the Rams signed to their active roster Tuesday. Te’o has appeared in 62 games with 48 starts over seven NFL seasons. He has played with the Chargers (2013-16) and Saints [more]

Maurice Hurst off reserve/COVID-19 list

Raiders defensive tackle Maurice Hurst is back. The team activated him off the reserve/COVID-19 list. He landed on the list Oct. 6. Hurst had 13 tackles and a half-sack while playing 107 defensive snaps the first four weeks. Hurst, 25, joined the Raiders as a fifth-round choice in 2018. He played 13 games with 10 [more]

Steelers expect David DeCastro, Diontae Johnson to practice Wednesday

The Steelers have a big game on tap in Week Seven as they will take their 5-0 record on the road for a matchup with the 5-0 Titans. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin provided some hope that Pittsburgh will have two key offensive players back in the lineup for that game. He said [more]

Bucs announce Steve McLendon trade, activate John Hurst from IR

The Buccaneers agreed to a trade for defensive lineman Steve McLendon on Sunday and the deal became official on Tuesday. The team announced that they have sent a 2020 sixth-round pick to the Jets for McLendon and a 2023 seventh-round pick. McLendon will not be formally added to the 53-man roster until he clears COVID-19 [more]

Mike Tomlin: Derrick Henry’s size, speed “really astounding”

Mike Tomlin was coaching the Steelers against the Browns while Derrick Henry was running through and over the Texans in Tennessee’s overtime win on Sunday, but he’s seen the tape of that performance and plenty of other ones from Henry over the last few years. The most recent outing featured a 94-yard run that made [more]

Patriots brace for diverse 49ers running game

The Patriots are reeling. The 49ers were reeling. When the two teams meet this weekend, the 49ers will be running. Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows what’s coming, and he offered up from praise for the San Francisco ground game on Tuesday. “Yeah, they get everybody involved in the running game,” Belichick said. “They hand it [more]

Tua Tagovailoa to start for Dolphins

The Dolphins gave rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa a taste of playing time in Sunday’s blowout win over the Jets. Now they think he’s ready to take over. Tagovailoa will start for the Dolphins in Week Eight against the Rams, following the Dolphins’ bye this week. Ryan Fitzpatrick will now be Tagovailoa’s backup. Fitzpatrick has played [more]

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