Josh Jacobs grabbed his ankle following a third-quarter fumble that ended his day prematurely in the Las Vegas Raiders' 43-6 blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Jacobs suffered an ankle sprain, per a source informed of the situation. Tests later Monday confirmed the diagnosis. Jacobs has a chance to play Week 13 against the New York Jets, Rapoport added.
Before his early exit Sunday, Jacobs touched the ball just 10 times, taking seven carries for 27 yards and catching three passes for 17 yards. The Raiders' offense couldn't get on track as the blowout widened. Matt Ryan made the score 30-6 on the play preceding Jacob's injury. Vegas turned the ball over five times, with four fumbles and an INT. Four of the five turnovers came from QB Derek Carr.
Jacobs, who sat out three games as a rookie, has yet to miss a contest in 2020. His 27 rushing yards Sunday were his second-lowest total of the season.
Here's other news, injuries and transactions we're tracking on Monday:
- Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will not be activated off injured reserve before Monday night's game against the Seahawks, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Ertz, who's missed four games with an ankle injury, could come off IR prior to Philly's Week 13 game versus the Packers. The Eagles activated defensive end Genard Avery from IR and elevated tight end Caleb Wilson and defensive tackle T.Y. McGill from the practice squad ahead of Monday night's game against the Seahawks.
- Seattle Seahawks defensiv end Carlos Dunlap exited Monday night's win against the Eagles late with what coach Pete Carroll characterized after the game as a "sprained something or other" in his foot, per The Associated Press' Tim Booth.
- New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones received positive news on his hurt hamstring as it is not considered to be a major injury based on Monday's testing, Rapoport reported. Jones has an outside chance of playing this coming weekend, per Rapoport, but the Giants will know more about his availability as the week progresses.
- The New England Patriots placed receiver Julian Edelman, who was placed on injured reserve since Week 7, on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Pats also signed defensive back J.T. Hassell and offensive lineman Ross Reynolds to the practice squad.
- Green Bay Packers center Corey Linsley suffered an MCL sprain and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source. He added that Linsley should be back before the playoffs. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported earlier that Linsley was scheduled for an MRI, per a source informed. The Packers are signing veteran wide receiver Tavon Austin, Garafolo reported.
- Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio said running back Phillip Lindsay sustained a minor knee injury Sunday against the Saints but he could be available to play in Week 13 versus the Chiefs. Fangio said cornerback Bryce Callahan (foot) will miss time but it's too soon to say whether he's done for the season.
- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Matthew Adams could be fined but won't be suspended for the punches that led to his ejection Sunday against the Titans, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Coach Frank Reich confirmed it is an MCL sprain for left tackle Anthony Castonzo and it's "too early to tell" how much time he will miss.
- Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said defensive end Myles Garrett is on track to be cleared by Wednesday. Garrett has missed the past two games after testing positive for COVID-19. Cleveland activated fullback Andy Janovich from the reserve/COVID-19 list and claimed safety Tedric Thompson via waivers.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars activated kicker Chase McLaughlin from the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced. Wide receiver Trey Quinn (hamstring) was placed on the practice squad/injured list.
- Carolina Panthers defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Coach Matt Rhule said wideoutD.J. Moore had X-rays on his ankle but does not know how serious it is. "I would not rule him out against Denver," he told reporters.
- The Baltimore Ravens placed tight end Mark Andrews, outside linebacker Matt Judon, wideout Willie Snead and cornerback Terrell Bonds on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Baltimore also activated LB Jaylon Ferguson, guard D.J. Fluker, defensive back Iman Marshall and defensive tackle Broderick Washington off the list.
- Former Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills cleared waivers and is free to sign with any team, per Garafolo. In other Texans related news, the team activated guard Hjalte Froholdt from the Exempt/Commissioner Permission list. Cornerback Bradley Roby and WR Will Fuller each received six-game suspensions for violating the NFL's PED policy.
- The Tennessee Titans waived long snapper Matthew Orzech from the active roster.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers elevated defensive back Antoine Brooks from the practice squad (COVID-19 replacement) and activated defensive end Isaiah Buggs off the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers reciever Jaydon Mickens has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- The New York Jets signed running back Pete Guerriero to their practice squad.