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Monday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 3

Malik Hooker's fourth professional season is over.

The Colts safety tore his Achilles in Sunday's 28-11 win over the Minnesota Vikings, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.

Hooker's injury is the latest in what has become somewhat of a trying career for him. After a stellar start to his rookie campaign, the former first-round pick out of Ohio State suffered a torn ACL and MCL in 2017, ending his first season after just seven games. He hasn't returned to such promising form in the seasons that followed, leading the Colts to decline his fifth-year option in the spring.

Hooker will again be tasked with overcoming a significant injury with free agency awaiting him in 2021.

Wide receiver Parris Campbell suffered a serious injury as well, just not the season-ending variety. He sprained his MCL and PCL, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Campbell's timetable isn't clear yet but he'll be out a awhile.

Elsewhere in the Indianapolis secondary, cornerback Rock Ya-Sin was released from the hospital Monday after being admitted prior to gametime Sunday.

Here's other news, injuries and transactions we're tracking on Monday:

  • The New Orleans Saints activated receiver Bennie Fowler and defensive lineman Margus Hunt ahead of Monday night's game.
  • Las Vegas Raiders rookie receiver Henry Ruggs III (knee) was activated for Monday night's game after being listed as questionable. The team announced during the second quarter that guard Richie Incognito was questionable to return with an Achilles injury. He was eventually ruled out. Pelissero reported postgame that Incognito has been managing issues with his Achilles since camp and noted that the tendon is still intact, according to an informed source.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said wide receiver Chris Godwin has passed the concussion protocol and will play Week 3 against the Broncos. Godwin sat out the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Panthers. The Bucs waived cornerback Mazzi Wilkins.
  • New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's loss in Chicago, the team confirmed Monday. Rapoport reported the Giants are bringing in free agent Devonta Freeman this week for a workout. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard is believed to be dealing with turf toe, Rapoport reported. A week after tying for the team lead in receptions, the veteran exited Sunday's loss to the Bears early. He's scheduled to have an MRI on Monday for an injury that normally sidelines a wideout for some time, Rapoport added.
  • Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will be out 4-6 weeks after suffering a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, Rapoport reported.
  • Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr suffered a torn pec in Sunday's loss to the Colts, coach Mike Zimmer told reporters. Barr is out for the remainder of the season and is heading to injured reserve.
  • Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Kaleb McGary has a minor MCL sprain and should only miss a week, Pelissero reported.
  • Green Bay Packers center Corey Linsley left Sunday's win against the Lions after spraining the thumb on his snapping hand, per Pelissero. He's expected to be fine moving forward.
  • The San Francisco 49ers will play the rest of the 2020 season without defensive end Nick Bosa and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas; both players suffered a torn ACL in Week 2. In response to these losses, the 49ers agreed to terms with pass rusher*Ezekiel Ansah* on a one-year deal worth $3 million, per Rapoport. It becomes official after he goes through COVID-19 testing, Rapoport added.
  • Washington Football Team guard Brandon Scherff suffered a sprained MCL against Arizona and is expected to miss 3-5 weeks, Rapoport reported, per a source.
  • An MRI revealed Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton suffered a torn ACL, Rapoport and NFL Network's James Palmer reported. Quarterback Drew Lock will miss 3-5 weeks after suffering a rotator cuff strain, Pelissero and Rapoport reported. Defensive end Dre'Mont Jones is expected to miss 4-6 weeks because of a PCL strain and bone bruise in his knee, per Pelissero.
  • New York Jets wide receiver Chris Hogan didn't suffer a break in the rib injury that knocked him out Sunday's loss to the 49ers, Pelissero reported. He's expected to be OK moving forward. Jets coach Adam Gase said wide receiver Breshad Perriman "may miss a game or two" with a sprained ankle. Cornerback Quincy Wilson is in the concussion protocol. Center Connor McGovern is week to week with a hamstring injury.
  • Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters that running back Malcolm Brown is available after dealing with a pinky fracture, guard Joe Noteboom has a grade 2 calf strain and is out this week and may go on IR and rookie RB Cam Akers has separated some rib cartilage but should be OK.
  • Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters guard Isaac Seumalo (knee) is "going to miss some time" and will be placed on injured reserve.
  • An MRI revealed Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin tore his ACL and is out for the season, Rapoport reported, per a source. Defensive back Marquise Blair is expected to miss the rest of the season with the knee injury he suffered Sunday night, Pelissero reported. Safety Quandre Diggs won't face a suspension for the hit that got him ejected in Sunday night's win over the Patriots, per reported. The play will be reviewed for a possible fine.
  • Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed cornerback Tavon Young suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Texans.
  • The Dallas Cowboys had a $2.5 million offer on the table for veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, who opted to retire instead, Pelissero reported.
  • The Arizona Cardinals activated receiver KeeSean Johnson from the reserve/COVID-19 list and placed tight end Maxx Williams on injured reserve.
  • An MRI showed Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga's ligaments are intact after he left Sunday's game with a knee injury, Pelissero reported. The belief is he has a bone bruise, Pelissero added, while coach Anthony Lynn categorized Bulaga as day to day.
  • The Houston Texans signed free-agent wide receivers Dwayne Harris and Devin Smith to their practice squad and released wideout Tyler Simmons from their practice squad.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars signed rookie cornerback Josh Nurse to the practice squad and released first-year running back Craig Reynolds from the practice squad. The team also listed receiver D.J. Chark (chest), safety Brandon Watson (illness) and tight end Tyler Davis (knee) on the injury report.

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