A.J. Brown's latest ailment and resulting examination has produced a positive initial return.
X-rays on the Tennessee Titans WR's chest injury suffered Sunday came back negative, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation. Brown will undergo more tests Monday, which means he's not yet clear of any potential legitimate injury, but the negative X-rays are at least good news for now.
Brown has missed one game this season due to a hamstring injury suffered in Tennessee's Week 3 win over Indianapolis, sitting out of the Titans' Week 4 loss to the New York Jets. He's been available in every other game since then, even fighting off a bout of food poisoning he said he got from a Chipotle burrito ahead of Tennessee's Week 6 win over Buffalo.
Brown is producing at a slightly lesser rate than each of his first two professional seasons, averaging 13.4 yards per reception, but he's still tallied 46 catches for 615 yards and three scores. The first year of the Brown and Julio Jones pairing hasn't lived up to expectations, with Jones playing six games before landing on injured reserve, but the Titans have still found plenty of success. Sunday was a rare instance in which Tennessee flopped, losing to Houston in a rain-soaked affair in Nashville in which Ryan Tannehill threw four interceptions.
With Jones out and Tannehill struggling, the Titans can ill afford losing Brown for significant time. They'll hope his additional tests come back negative.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Ali Marpet (oblique) was ruled out in the second quarter of Monday's game against the New York Giants. The Bucs activated cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting and long snapper Zach Triner from injured reserve.
- New York Giants tight end Kyle Rudolph was ruled out in the second half of Monday night's game with an ankle injury. Rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney suffered a quad contusion in the fourth quarter.
- Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Monday that his understanding is running back Chris Carson, who is set to undergo season-ending neck surgery, has a disc issue that will be fused and Carson should be back somewhere in the late spring.
- The Denver Broncos placed offensive tackle Garett Bolles on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. They also designated pass rusher Bradley Chubb and cornerback Michael Ojemudia to return to practice. Chubb has been out since undergoing ankle surgery in September.
- New York Jets coach Robert Saleh said he plans to decide on a starting quarterback for Week 12 on Wednesday, after rookie Zach Wilson tests his knee on Tuesday. Running back Michael Carter will miss a couple weeks with a high-ankle sprain, Saleh said.
- Houston Texans outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins suffered a PCL sprain and is out about three weeks, Rapoport reported.
- Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur confirmed offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins is out for the season with a torn ACL. LaFleur said quarterback Aaron Rodgers (toe) will play versus the Rams, but offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) is not ready to return.
- New York Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, who hasn't played since Week 6, has been activated from IR ahead of Monday night's game against the Buccaneers.
- Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas, who's been on IR with a hamstring injury since Oct. 6, is expected to practice this week, per Rapoport.
- Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said offensive tackle Jack Conklin (elbow) and running back Kareem Hunt (calf) should return to practice this week.
- Dallas Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones told 105.3 The Fan that the organization feels "really good" about left tackle Tyron Smith playing Thursday against the Raiders. "We feel like he's ready to, barring some unforeseen setback this week," Jones said. Smith has missed the past three games with an ankle injury. He and running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) were listed as limited in Monday's estimated practice report. Wideout CeeDee Lamb (concussion) was a DNP. Coach Mike McCarthy said Lamb was in Monday's meetings and the team is hopeful he'll make it through the protocol in time to play this week. He said safety Donovan Wilson (shoulder/chest) won't play.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars placed wideout Jamal Agnew on IR. He suffered a season-ending hip injury, per Rapoport.
- Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson aggravated his ankle injury against Buffalo, coach Frank Reich told reporters. Nelson will undergo further evaluation to determine the severity of the injury.
- The Detroit Lions listed quarterback Jared Goff (oblique) and running back Jermar Jefferson (ankle, knee) as limited participants in Monday's estimated practice report.
- The Chicago Bears listed quarterback Justin Fields (ribs) as a DNP in Monday's estimated practice report. Coach Matt Nagy told reporters that the team is still "gathering the facts" about Fields' injury. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle), wide receiver Allen Robinson (hamstring) and running back Damien Williams (calf) were also DNP.
- Buffalo Bills wideout Cole Beasley (ribs) was limited in Monday's estimated practice report.
- New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (knee) and offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk (knee) were listed as DNPs in the team's estimated practice report. Offensive tackle Terron Armstead (knee/shoulder), running back Mark Ingram (knee) and wideout Ty Montgomery (hand) were limited.
- The Los Angeles Chargers placed defensive tackle Linval Joseph on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Joseph tested positive for COVID-19, per head coach Brandon Staley.
- The Atlanta Falcons placed punter Dustin Colquitt on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (finger) remains day to day, coach Kyle Shanahan said. Mitchell missed Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
- The Kansas City Chiefs waived tight end Daniel Brown, who the team previously traded offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in exchange for.
- Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said Monday that linebacker Leonard Floyd suffered a concussion in the team's Week 10 loss to the 49ers, but should be cleared to play by Sunday.
- The Denver Broncos agreed to terms with receiver Courtland Sutton on a four-year, $60.8 million extension through 2025 with $34.9 million guaranteed, Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
- The Philadelphia Eagles signed linebacker T.J. Edwards to a one-year extension worth up to $3.2 million, including $2.15 million fully guaranteed, Rapoport reported.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers elevated receiver Breshad Perriman from the practice squad to the active roster.
- The New Orleans Saints have agreed to a contract extension with quarterback/tight end Taysom Hill, per Rapoport. The pact is for four years and worth up to $40 million with $22.5 million guaranteed for injury and $20 million fully guaranteed, Rapoport added. There are also incentives if Hill ever becomes the starting QB.
- The Indianapolis Colts signed cornerbacks Anthony Chesley and Brian Poole to the practice squad and released cornerback Bopete Keyes from the practice squad.
- The Green Bay Packers released safety Will Redmond.