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Monday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 8

Kenyan Drake might end up on injured reserve after hurting his ankle in Sunday night's victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

An MRI revealed a high-ankle sprain that is expected to sideline the Cardinals running back a few weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.

Drake was carted off in the fourth quarter of the comeback win. The running back looked distraught, which suggested a potential long-term injury. Instead, he'll return with plenty of time in the season, Rapoport added.

In the meantime, Chase Edmonds will handle most of the running back duties for the 5-2 Cardinals. On Sunday night, Edmonds generated a season-high 145 scrimmage yards on just 12 touches.

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

  • Los Angeles Rams rookie safety Terrell Burgess did not return to Monday Night Football after suffering an ankle injury in the fourth quarter.
  • Chicago Bears offensive lineman Cody Whitehair (calf) did not return to MNF after getting injured in the second half. Receiver Allen Robinson was removed from the game late to be evaluated for a concussion.
  • San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring strain) will be out this week and most likely against Green Bay in Week 9. Running back Jeff Wilson (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve later this week and likely miss a month, he added. Wilson rushed for a career-high 112 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in Sunday's 33-6 win against the Patriots.
  • The Dallas Cowboys might start third-stringer Ben DiNucci this week with Andy Dalton currently in the NFL's concussion protocol. They're also unlikely to sign another quarterback, per Rapoport. Dallas has Garrett Gilbert on its roster as well, and with the COVID-19 waiting time to join a team, it might not make sense to add a QB before Sunday's game against the Eagles. Coach Mike McCarthy said Dalton was in the team facility to see trainers Monday but did not attend meetings. Former XFL punter Hunter Niswander was signed to Dallas' practice squad.
  • Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson will likely miss time after an MRI showed he suffered a mid-foot sprain Sunday night against the Cardinals, Rapoport reported. Pete Carroll later confirmed Carson is week-to-week. Carroll also said the team is unsure if safety Jamal Adams (groin) will practice Wednesday, RB Travis Homer has a bruised knee but has a chance to practice this week an update and RB Carlos Hyde is dealing with hamstring tightness. Cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who suffered a concussion in Week 7 and is also dealing with a hamstring issue, won't be known until at least Thursday, Carroll added.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars fear that wide receiver Dede Westbrook tore his ACL in Sunday's loss to the Chargers, per Rapoport. He'll have an MRI to confirm the injury that would knock him out for the season. The Jags placed him on injured reserve Monday and activated veteran linebacker Aaron Lynch from the Commissioner's Exempt List.
  • Denver Broncos defensive tackle Mike Purcell will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury, coach Vic Fangio said.
  • Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham suffered a torn ACL on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season. Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters Nick Chubb remains on schedule in his rehab from his inured MCL, but the running back is not expected to be available in Week 8. The Browns announced they signed tackle Alex Taylor to their practice squad. They released defensive end Jalen Jelks from the practice squad.
  • Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is considered a long-shot to play Thursday versus the Falcons, Rapoport reported. The All-Pro is pushing to play and the plan is for him to work his way back into practice to see if he can make enough progress. Left tackle Russell Okung (calf) and guard John Miller (ankle) did not practice Monday while cornerback Eli Apple was a full participant. The Panthers released wideout Seth Roberts, and CB Josh Hawkins from the practice squad
  • New York Jets coach Adam Gase said defensive end Kyle Phillips (ankle) will have surgery and miss the remainder of the season. Linebacker Jordan Jenkins (ribs) will miss practice time this week but could play Sunday versus the Chiefs. Wide receiver Breshad Perriman is in the concussion protocol, and wide receiver Jamison Crowder (groin) and kicker Sam Ficken (groin) will be further evaluated after sitting out Week 7. The team also claimed defensive end Daeshon Hall.
  • Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams, who left this past Sunday's game with a neck injury, will undergo further testing but early indications are it's not overly serious, per Rapoport. The second-year lineman might miss Week 8 but there is some optimism that he could return after the Bengals go on bye next week. Coach Zac Taylor said right tackle Bobby Hart has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans. He suffered a knee injury late in the game yesterday.
  • The Atlanta Falcons announced that rookie defensive tackle Marlon Davidson has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Atlanta did not practice but did list the following players as questionable for Thursday night's game against Carolina: receivers Russell Gage (knee) and Julio Jones (hip); center Alex Mack (knee), offensive tackle Kaleb McGary (elbow) and DE Takkarist McKinley (groin).
  • The Philadelphia Eagles placed wideout DeSean Jackson and defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway on injured reserve.
  • Los Angeles Chargers tight end Virgil Green, who exited yesterday right after scoring a TD, is a candidate for injured reserve after suffering a lateral ankle sprain, Rapoport reported, per a source informed. X-Rays were negative, but Green will miss several weeks, Rapoport added.
  • The Green Bay Packers promoted linebacker James Burgess to the active roster.
  • The Minnesota Vikings designated linebacker Troy Dye and guard Pat Elflein for return from IR, signed cornerback Mark Fields from their practice squad and claimed cornerback Chris Jones off waivers.
  • The Tennessee Titans waived linebacker Will Compton from their 53-man roster.
  • The San Francisco 49ers waived defensive lineman Alex Barrett and cornerback Parnell Motley.
  • The New England Patriots reverted defensive linemen Tashawn Bower Nick Thurman to their practice squad.
  • The Houston Texans activated defensive tackle Eli Ankou Commissioner's Exempt List and released running back C.J. Prosise from the active roster.

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