Friday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 8

The Atlanta Falcons obtained a modicum of good news following Calvin Ridley's foot injury that knocked him from Thursday night's 25-17 win over the Carolina Panthers.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Ridley is considered day to day after an MRI revealed a mid-foot sprain. Tests didn't show much, with X-rays coming back negative, so there's a chance Ridley returns next week, Rapoport added.

The Falcons have extra rest before playing Week 9 against Denver and then have a Week 10 bye.

Ridley caught three passes for 42 yards Thursday night, suffering the injury on his final snap before hobbling off and being ruled out. In eight games, Ridley has generated 43 catches for 657 yards and six TDs.

The Falcons activated defensive tackle John Cominsky from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Here's other injury and roster news we're tracking on Friday:

  • The Chicago Bears updated their injury report, downgrading wide receiver Allen Robinson (concussion) from questionable to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints. Linebacker Khalil Mack (ankle) is questionable.
  • The Seattle Seahawks plan to sign running back Alex Collins to its practice squad next week, sources tell NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Collins flew into Seattle on Thursday and his signing is expected to be announced once completing COVID-19 testing. Safety Jamal Adams (groin/illness), who's been sidelined since Week 3, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Running backs Chris Carson (foot) and Travis Homer (knee) are also questionable. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion) is out.
  • New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore tweaked his knee Thursday and had an MRI after leaving practice early, per Rapoport. He has been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. The Pats ruled out wide receivers N'Keal Harry (concussion) and Julian Edelman (knee).
  • Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (ankle) returned to practice Friday as a limited participant and coach Kevin Stefanski said he expects the NFL's sack leader to carry his typical workload Sunday against the Raiders. He's officially listed as questionable. Tight end Austin Hooper (abdomen) is out. Running back Kareem Hunt (ribs) was a full participant Friday and does not have a game designation. The Browns claimed linebacker Elijah Lee off waivers from the Lions, Pelissero reported per the wire.
  • Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) and offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz (back) are out for Sunday's game versus the Jets.
  • New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Bears.
  • New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley told NFL Network's Kim Jones he's in LA and having knee surgery Friday. Running back Devonta Freeman (ankle) did not practice for the second day in a row.
  • The Buffalo Bills activated tight end Lee Smith from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Offensive tackle Cody Ford (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday versus the Patriots. Buffalo is hosting veteran cornerback Daryl Worley, who was cut by the Cowboys on Wednesday, Pelissero reported per the wire.
  • Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel ruled out rookie cornerback Kristian Fulton (knee) and safety Dane Cruikshank (groin) for Sunday's road game vs. the Bengals.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (finger) did not practice for the second consecutive day. The team activated offensive lineman John Molchon from the injured reserve.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have signed free agent guard Quinton Spain to its practice squad, as expected. In a corresponding move, the Bengals released defensive end Kendall Futrell from the practice squad.
  • Minnesota Vikings linebacker Todd Davis was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Pelissero reported Davis tested positive for COVID-19. The Vikings also have placed cornerback Mike Hughes on IR and signed safety Curtis Riley.
  • Denver Broncos guard Graham Glasgow tested positive for COVID-19, per Pelissero. The team placed him on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Running back Phillip Lindsay (concussion) and wide receiver Tim Patrick (hamstring) are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
  • The Arizona Cardinals signed cornerback DeVante Bausby.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers placed guard Trey Pipkins on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Guard Trai Turner has been ruled out for Sunday versus the Broncos. Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga (back) is questionable.
  • Las Vegas Raiders activated cornerback Damon Arnette and offensive tackle Trent Brown from the reserve/COVID-19 list, through Arnette remains on injured reserve. Brown was at practice Friday.
  • The Green Bay Packers ruled out running back Aaron Jones (calf) for Sunday's game versus the Vikings. Offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (chest) and kicker Mason Crosby (calf/back) are questionable.
  • Tennessee Titans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) returned to practice Friday and has no game designation.
  • Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (knee) and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (calf) have been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Offensive tackle Lane Johnson (knee/ankle) was a full participant Friday and does not have a game designation. The Eagles placed defensive end Genard Avery and linebacker Nate Gerry on IR. Gerry has been dealing with an Achilles issue for a while and the hope is the injury will settle down with rest, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.
  • Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram, who didn't practice all week because of an ankle injury, is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Steelers. Cornerback Jimmy Smith (Achilles) is questionable.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Mike Hilton (shoulder) and fullback Derek Watt (hamstring) are questionable versus the Ravens.
  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton, who has been in the concussion protocol this week and not practiced, is doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Eagles. The Cowboys are trading for Texans defensive tackle Eli Ankou, Rapoport reported. The fourth-year lineman was waived by the Colts two weeks ago and soon claimed by Houston. He has not appeared in a game this season. The trade will be executed Monday and will net the Texans a seventh-round pick, Rapoport added.
  • New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (concussion) has been ruled for Sunday's game against the Chiefs and wide receiver Jamison Crowder (groin) is doubtful.
  • The Detroit Lions signed running back Jonathan Williams to their active roster off Washington's practice squad, Pelissero reported per the wire. Detroit's trade for defensive end Everson Griffen, who was dealt from the Cowboys in exchange for a future undisclosed draft pick, is official.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars activated running back Chris Thompson from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Los Angeles Rams activated defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson to the 53-man roster. The offseason acquisition has been on the non-football injury list with an undisclosed ailment and has yet to play this season. Tight end Tyler Higbee is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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