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2021 NFL season: Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 2 games

Injuries and news we're monitoring around the NFL on this Week 2 Sunday:

  • Baltimore Ravens safety DeShon Elliott was ruled out of Sunday night's game with a concussion.
  • Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham left the team's loss to San Francisco with an ankle injury. The initial diagnosis from the team is a torn Achilles, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Graham will undergo an MRI on Monday morning to confirm. Coach Nick Sirianni said the team was "fearful" Graham suffered a serious injury. Guard Brandon Brooks exited with a chest injury. Rapoport reported it is believed to be a pec injury and Brooks will undergo an MRI.
  • Cleveland Browns receiver Jarvis Landry suffered a knee injury in the first quarter and did not return against the Texans. Coach Kevin Stefanski said after the game that Landry has an MCL injury and will undergo an MRI. Quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters after the game that his left shoulder "popped in and out" after making a tackle following an interception. Mayfield went to the locker room briefly before finishing the game and didn't miss a snap.
  • Denver Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter of Sunday's win over the Jaguars and did not return. Linebacker Josey Jewell (shoulder) was also ruled out.
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa exited the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Bills with a rib injury and was ruled out.
  • Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook limped off the field in the fourth quarter but managed to return for the team's final drive. Coach Mike Zimmer said it was an ankle sprain but didn't seem too concerned with its severity.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers star linebacker T.J. Watt (groin) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Nose tackle Tyson Alualu suffered a fractured ankle and will undergo more tests tomorrow, Rapoport reported. Offensive lineman Trai Turner was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct. Coach Mike Tomlin told reporters after the game that "somebody spit in [Turner's] face," and that Turner's uncharacteristically strong reaction was why Tomlin argued vehemently with officials about the ejection. Receiver Diontae Johnson suffered a knee injury at the very end of the game and there was no further update from Tomlin.
  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (ankle) didn't return after being declared questionable. Cornerback A.J. Terrell (concussion) was ruled out of the game.
  • Dallas Cowboys wideout Amari Cooper momentarily left the field during the Cowboys' game-winning drive but managed to make a return. Coach Mike McCarthy said after the game that Cooper was hit in the ribs but had no further diagnosis.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers wideout Jaydon Mickens (hip) was ruled out in their win over Atlanta.
  • Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton suffered a knee injury in the first half of Sunday's win over the Bengals and did not return.
  • Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (ribs) and outside linebacker Justin Lawler (hand) exited early against Indianapolis. Linebacker Kenny Young was ejected after making contact with an official in the second half of Sunday's game against the Colts.
  • Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz exited in the fourth quarter of Indy's loss with an apparent ankle injury. Wentz did not return and Jacob Eason finished the game.
  • Las Vegas Raiders rookie offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood (oblique) was ruled out against the Steelers.
  • San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Kevin Givens suffered an ankle injury against the Eagles and did not return. Running backs Trey Sermon (concussion), Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and JaMycal Hasty (ankle) all left with injuries and did not return.
  • Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor was ruled out against the Browns after injuring his hamstring during a touchdown run. Rapoport reported that Taylor is not expected to play Thursday vs. the Panthers, and the team will know more about his status following an MRI exam. He was replaced by rookie Davis Mills. Wide receivers Nico Collins (shoulder) and Danny Amendola (hamstring) and tight end Antony Auclair (eye) were also ruled out. Defensive back Eric Murray was evaluated for a concussion and did not return.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars tight end James O'Shaughnessy (ankle), guard A.J. Cann (hamstring) and cornerback C.J. Henderson (hip) exited early against Denver.
  • Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks after injuring his knee in pregame warmups, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder) did not return after exiting late in the game.
  • Carolina Panthers left guard Pat Elflein (hamstring) was ruled out against the Saints.
  • Buffalo Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (cramping) did not return after being deemed questionable.

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