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Monday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 4

The undefeated Seattle Seahawks got some positive news regarding top running back Chris Carson.

An MRI confirmed Carson's ligaments are intact as he suffered just a minor knee sprain, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The prognosis gives him a chance to be ready for this week's game at Miami, as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport previously intimated.

Carson injured his leg late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-31 victory over the Cowboys when defensive lineman Trysten Hill appeared to twist the running back's leg as he rolled over to make the tackle during a 2-yard run. The action appeared unnecessary and could cost Hill's pocketbook.

Rapoport noted that Hill will likely be fined, but not suspended for the egregious tackle.

"I was really pissed about that one," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on 710ESPNSeattle, per Jessamyn McIntyre. "... He really hurt him."

Carson led the Seahawks with 64 yards rushing on 14 totes Sunday, and has three receiving scores on the young season. If the Seattle starter misses any time, Carlos Hyde would see his role increase and Travis Homer would move up the depth chart in an offense that would have even more reason to Let Russ Cook sans Carson.

Elsewhere in Seahawks injuries, rookie linebacker Jordyn Brooks is dealing with an MCL sprain and will likely miss a couple of weeks, Pelissero added. Carroll said safety Jamal Adams, who exited Sunday's contest with a groin strain, is day to day.

Other injury news we're tracking Monday:

  • Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters that defensive tackle Chris Jones tweaked his groin near the end of the team's matchup against the Ravens on Monday Night Football. Rookie corner L'Jarius Sneed did not return to the game after sustaining a collarbone injury in the first half. Receiver Sammy Watkins (concussion/neck) was activated for the game after previously being listed as questionable. Guard Andrew Wylie was a late scratch after complaining of stomach pain shortly after arriving at the stadium around 6 p.m., Pelissero reported per an informed source. After being sent to the hospital to undergo a battery of tests, Wylie was determined to not have appendicitis, which the club initially believed he was dealing with, or any other serious conditions. He was later released after further evaluation. Pelissero also reported that no other members of the organization are ill, and there was no concern that Wylie's condition is COVID-related.
  • The Baltimore Ravens placed cornerback Tavon Young on injured reserve and activated safety Jordan Richards has been activated to the 53-man roster. Young tore his ACL last week.
  • Denver Broncos defensive tackle Jurrell Casey has suffered a biceps tear and will miss the rest of the season, per Rapoport. Head coach Vic Fangio later confirmed the injury. The Denver defense had already lost linebacker Von Miller for the year, while cornerback A.J. Bouye, linebackers Mark Barron and Justin Strnad and defensive end Dre'Mont Jones are currently on injured reserve. Fangio said running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is "trending in the right direction" to play Thursday versus the Jets. He would be on a play count after missing the past two games.
  • Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Chris Harris suffered a foot injury in the team's loss to the Panthers on Sunday that is expected to keep him out at least a month and potentially 6 weeks, Rapoport reported.
  • The Houston Texans are bringing in safety Earl Thomas for a workout, Rapoport and Pelissero reported, per the transaction wire. Houston is looking to check out where the former All-Pro is physically and mentally, Rapoport added. He also noted that the team plans to bring in other safeties, along with Thomas, for a visit and tryout to give themselves a few options to examine. Thomas was abruptly released by the Ravens in August for detrimental conduct. The Texans activated running back C.J. Prosise from their practice squad, placed safety A.J. Moore (hamstring) on injured reserve and signed defensive tackles Ryan Glasgow and Corey Liuget get to their practice squad.
  • Green Bay Packers linebacker Christian Kirksey has a pec injury that, following the MRI, does not need surgery, Rapoport reported per an informed source. Rapoport added that Kirksey will miss the Packers' MNF matchup against the Falcons in Week 5. The hope is that he'll return after the bye the following week.
  • San Francisco 49ers Kyle Shanahan told reporters that injured defensive end Dee Ford is not going to play against the Eagles and the team plans to decide in the next few days whether or not to put him on short-term IR. Ford has missed the last two games with a back injury.
  • The Washington Football Team appears to have dodged a major injury to star rookie pass rusher Chase Young. Rapoport reported that Young's groin injury is not believed to be serious. The No. 2 overall pick was injured early in Washington's loss to Cleveland and was quickly ruled out. The speed at which Young was ruled out conjured thoughts of a bad injury. Monday's news is much more positive. Young will have further tests today to confirm the injury wasn't a major one that could wipe out the bulk of this rookie season. Elsewhere on the defensive line, Matthew Ioannidis is done for the season after suffering a torn biceps, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
  • Indianapolis Colts rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. underwent surgery Sunday night for compartment leg syndrome in his calf. Rapoport reports that Pittman likely will return after the team's Week 7 bye.
  • The initial diagnosis on New Orleans Saints guard Andrus Peat is a high ankle injury, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source. Peat, who left Sunday night's loss to Green Bay early, will have more tests today.
  • New York Jets rookie offensive tackle Mekhi Becton(shoulder) has a chance to play Thursday vs. the Broncos after his MRI exam came back better than expected.
  • New York Giants safety Jabrill Peppers is believed to have suffered a low-ankle sprain, Rapoport reported.
  • Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson is believed to have suffered a minor hamstring strain, Garafolo reported. Jackson is still undergoing tests, and his status for Philly's game against San Francisco is TBD. Tight end Dallas Goedert will miss some time with a high-ankle sprain, coach Doug Pederson told reporters.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Derek Watt suffered a Grade 2 hamstring pull against Houston, Rapoport reported. Watt will miss a couple games.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin is getting an MRI on his hamstring Monday. He was knocked out of Tampa Bay's win over Denver.
  • Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy confirmed running back Tarik Cohen did tear his ACL and will be placed on IR for the remainder of the season.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing veteran kicker Stephen Hauschka, per Pelissero. Jacksonville is also signing former Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas to its practice squad, Pelissero added.
  • Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo is expected to miss time with a groin strain and could land on short-term injured reserve, per Pelissero. Atlanta added defensive back Jordan Miller to its active roster and moved cornerback Tyler Hall, defenisve back Delrick Abrams and linebacker Edmond Robinson to its practice squad.
  • The Arizona Cardinals are bringing in veteran safety T.J. Ward for a tryout, Pelissero reported, per the wire.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders signed wide receiver Robert Davis to their practice squad.

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