Megatron tested out his ankle pregame, running on the field at Wembley Stadium in London, where the Lionswill take on the Atlanta Falcons, but the wide receiver was unable to play. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Lions' hope was to get Johnson a full month of rest, per a source informed of the Lions' decision.
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Saturday, Sept. 30
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Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle; doubtful) considered a game-time decision vs. Seahawks
New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll told reporters on Saturday that Barkley (ankle) has a chance at playing in Week 4 but the running back will be a game-time decision versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) doubtful to play Sunday; would miss third game in a row
Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (ankle) is doubtful for Los Angeles' Week 4 meeting with the Las Vegas Raiders, per the team's official injury report.
Niners WR Deebo Samuel questionable for Sunday vs. Cardinals
Niners wide receiver Deebo Samuel (rib/knee) is questionable for San Francisco's Week 4 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Bills DB Damar Hamlin expected to be active Sunday for first time since suffering cardiac arrest
Damar Hamlin's comeback story is closing in on its latest and greatest chapter, yet. Hamlin is expected to make his 2023 season debut on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
NFL reinstating Lions WR Jameson Williams, Titans OL Nicholas Petit-Frere effective Monday due to gambling policy changes
Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams and Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere will be reinstated from their suspensions on Monday due to changes to the NFL's gambling policy, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero and NFL.com Senior National Columnist Judy Battista reported.
Rams sign TE Tyler Higbee to two-year, $27M contract extension through 2025 season
Ahead of Sunday's trip to Indianapolis for Week 4, Rams TE Tyler Higbee received another pay day. Higbee and the club agreed to a two-year contract extension worth a base value of $27 million with $17 million guaranteed.
Las Vegas Raiders DE Chandler Jones arrested on two counts of violation of domestic violence protection order
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones was arrested late Thursday night and charged on two counts of violation of a domestic violence protection order, according to a Clark County (Nevada) Detention Center inmate status report.
Browns QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) questionable to play vs. Ravens on Sunday
Deshaun Watson's status for a key divisional game is up in the air entering the weekend. Watson is questionable to play in Cleveland's Week 4 game against the Ravens due to a shoulder injury.
Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo questionable for Sunday, remains in concussion protocol
Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's status for Sunday against the Chargers remains in limbo heading into the weekend. Despite getting in a limited session on Thursday, the quarterback remains in concussion protocol.
Colts QB Anthony Richardson clears concussion protocol, will play vs. Rams
Anthony Richardson will be back in the saddle Sunday when the Indianapolis Colts host the Los Angeles Rams. Richardson cleared concussion protocol Friday and will start Week 4, coach Shane Steichen said.