The club on Wednesday dropped first-overall pick Myles Garrettinto the league's concussion protocol after the pass-rusher complained Tuesday of concussion-like symptoms, per the team's official website. Head coach Hue Jackson didn't rule out Garrett on Wednesday and said there's still time to decide whether Garrett travels with the team to London.
Flashing speed and dominant strength, Garrett has more than looked the part for Cleveland, a team that desperately needed to strike it rich with their first-round pick.
Other injuries we're tracking on this Wednesday in Week 8:
- Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (ankle), defensive end Andre Branch (groin), left tackleLaremy Tunsil (knee) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (ankle) are questionable for Thursday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Dolphins officially rule out Jay Cutler (ribs) and left guard Anthony Steen (foot).
- The Baltimore Ravens will be without running back Terrance West (calf) and tight end Maxx Williams (ankle) for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins, per the team's injury report. Wide receivers Michael Campanaro (shoulder) and Chris Matthews (thigh), and linebacker Tim Williams (thigh) are doubtful. Safeties Eric Weddle (ankle) and Tony Jefferson (ankle), receivers Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and Breshad Perriman (concussion), cornerback Jimmy Smith (achilles), linebacker Terrell Suggs (knee) and tight end Benjamin Watson (knee) are questionable.
- NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Cardinals quarterbackCarson Palmer is slated to have surgery Wednesday to repair his broken arm, according to a source. The hope in Arizona is that Palmer will be sidelined for less than eight weeks.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday that defensive endNoah Spence has been placed on injured reserve after playing through a shoulder injury since Week 2. He'll likely undergo labrum surgery soon, Rapoport reported.
- In Carolina, Luke Kuechly was a full participant in practice, but still remains in the league's concussion protocol. The Panthers star linebacker will need full clearance to play Sunday against Tampa Bay, but Ron Rivera told reporters Kuechly is trending toward being available for Week 8. Offensive linemen Ryan Kalil (neck) did not practice Wednesday, but guard Trai Turner (knee) and safety Kurt Coleman (knee) were participated fully.
- Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano said the team expects Andrew Luck to play this season. Luck will not practice this week as he continues to rehab from offseason shoulder surgery.
- Steelers wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster was a full participate at practice. He remains in the concussion protocol.
- Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (knee), defensive lineman Malcom Brown (ankle), linebackers Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) and Harvey Langi (back) and defensive back Eric Rowe (groin) did not participate at practice. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle), defensive lineman Lawrence Guy (chest), tight end Jacob Hollister (chest), defensive end Cassius Marsh (shoulder) and linebacker Elandon Roberts (ankle) were limited.
- Los Angeles Chargers tackle Joe Barksdale (foot) did not participate in practice. Tight end Antonio Gates (knee), running back Melvin Gordon (foot), defensive tackle Corey Liuget (back) and kicker Nick Novak (ankle) were limited.