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Injury roundup: Bears' Alshon Jeffery has calf injury

It didn't take long for the injury bug to hit the New Orleans Saints.

Cornerback Brandon Browner was carted off to the locker room at the end of Baltimore's 16-play, 80-yard scoring drive to open Thursday night's preseason tilt between the two teams.

Browner appeared to suffer the injury at the end of the drive when his lower leg was hit by the helmet of Saints linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha. The Ravens went on to win the game, 30-27.

Browner tweeted late Thursday night that he wasn't too concerned about the injury.

It's unclear how long he will be out.

Browner signed with the Saints after winning a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots last season. He's being counted on to help anchor coordinator Rob Ryan secondary, so losing Browner for any amount of time would be an unexpected nuisance for New Orleans.

Here are other injuries we are monitoring:

  1. Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery injured his calf during practice earlier in the week, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. Jeffery, who did not play in the team's preseason win Thursday over the Miami Dolphins, was seen wearing a protective boot after the game. He is day-to-day, coach John Fox said.
  1. Redskins tight end Niles Paulsuffered a season-ending left ankle fracture dislocation, Washington coach Jay Gruden said after the game. Paul was carted off the field after suffering the injury in the first quarter.
  1. Redskins running back Silas Redd suffered a possible anterior cruciate ligament/medial collateral ligament injury, Gruden said. Redd, who suffered the injury in the second half, is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  1. Other Redskins injuries of note: Safety Duke Ihenacho suffered a right arm contusion, and did not return. Running back Matt Jones was evaluated for a concussion.
  1. Patriots rookie defensive end Trey Flowers left the game with an apparent injury. Flowers went to the locker room for further examination and did not return to the field. During his brief time on the field, Flowers sacked Aaron Rodgers.
  1. Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson suffered a knee injury and did not return.
  1. Jets linebacker Erin Henderson, who signed with the team in April, suffered a knee injury. He did not return to the game. Tight end Jace Amaro left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return.
  1. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said running back Gus Johnson sustained an AC joint separation in his shoulder against the Chargers.
  1. Browns wide receiver Marlon Moore sustained a rib injury.
  1. Chargers guard Johnnie Troutman suffered a right arm injury during the first half, and did not return. TV cameras showed him wearing a sling while standing on the sideline during the second half.
  1. Chargers linebacker Tourek Williamsbroke his foot and needs surgery, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported via a source close to the situation.

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