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NFL injury updates, latest league news from Monday, Nov. 29

Jack Conklin's return to the field was short-lived and his season is unfortunately over.

The Cleveland Browns tackle suffered a torn patellar tendon in Sunday night's loss to Baltimore, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The injury ends his 2021 season after just seven games played. Head coach Kevin Stefanski later confirmed the ruptured tendon and told reporters that Conklin will need to undergo surgery to repair the injury.

Conklin battled injuries throughout the 2021 campaign, landing on injured reserve with an elbow ailment from which he'd only returned Sunday. He didn't make it to halftime of his first game back from IR, suffering the knee injury on his 10th offensive snap of the game.

Conklin has a history of knee injuries, tearing his ACL in early 2018 and landing on injured reserve near the end of the following season. When healthy, he's been elite, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2016 and 2020. He won't make a repeat appearance in 2021 and is instead headed for a lengthy recovery and rehab process.

The Browns also placed long snapper Charley Hughlett on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.


  • Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic was carted off the field late in Monday night's game and did not return. Replays showed McKissic taking a hard hit that would seem to indicate a possible neck or head injury, but McKissic stood up on his own power and was sitting up when he was carted off. Kicker Joey Slye (hamstring) and center Wes Schweitzer (ankle) each exited Monday night's game early.
  • Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was placed on injured reserve due to an ankle injury suffered Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season. The team announced an MRI on Monday revealed enough damage to McCaffrey's ankle to warrant a second trip to injured reserve. McCaffrey previously was shelved due to a hamstring injury.
  • Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook tore his labrum while dislocating his shoulder against the 49ers, Rapoport reported Monday. Minnesota will rest the RB, but the injury is not considered season-ending.
  • Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said quarterback Jalen Hurts has a "sore" ankle. Sirianni said he'll have an update on Hurts' status for Week 13 on Wednesday, but is hopeful the dual-threat QB will be able to play against the Jets.
  • The Washington Football Team activated tight end Logan Thomas off IR ahead of Monday night's game against the Seahawks. Thomas has missed the past six games with a hamstring injury. He and wideout Curtis Samuel are on track to play tonight, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi was placed on IR.
  • New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (knee) was limited in practice Monday. Offensive tackle Terron Armstead (knee) and defensive end Marcus Davenport (shoulder) did not practice. Quarterback Taysom Hill (foot), who Rapoport reported is in line to start Thursday night, was a full participant, as was running back Mark Ingram (knee).
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has elected to not undergo surgery on his broken toe, per Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The hope is that Rodgers' injured toe will improve during the team's upcoming bye week.
  • San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that wide receiver Deebo Samuel (groin) is expected to miss one to two weeks and linebacker Fred Warner (hamstring) is likely to miss Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Shanahan added that rookie running back Trey Sermon (ankle) could possibly be placed on injured reserve.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Dan Arnold suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain that will sideline him four to six weeks, Rapoport reported.
  • Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy entered the COVID-19 protocols Monday morning and will not coach Thursday's game against the Saints, the team announced. Quarterback Dak Prescott said wideout Amari Cooper, who's missed the past two games after testing positive for COVID-19, did not practice Monday and needs to undergo a conditioning test before being cleared. Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who sat out Week 12 with a concussion, was a full participant Monday and said he expects to play this week. Running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) was also full-go. Wideout Cedric Wilson (ankle) did not practice. Defensive tackle Neville Gallimore was designated to return to practice.
  • New York Jets coach Robert Saleh said tight end Trevon Wesco will miss two to four weeks with an ankle injury. Quarterback Joe Flacco and wideout Denzel Mims both of whom have been on the reserve/COVID-19 list, will practice this week. The Jets announced Monday afternoon they have activated Flacco off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (knee) will do field work this week, but not play against the Eagles.
  • Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said he's "hopeful" quarterback Kyler Murray (ankle) and receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) will play Sunday after missing the last three games. Defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence (calf) has been designated to return from IR.
  • Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia said tight end Darren Waller and defensive end Carl Nassib are both week to week with knee injuries. Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (ankle) could return this week. Cornerback Trayvon Mullen (foot) is expected to be designated for return from IR. Long snapper Trent Sieg was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Tennessee Titans placed safety Kevin Byard on the reserve/COVID-19 list and activated linebacker Joe Jones from the list.
  • The Minnesota Vikings placed cornerback Patrick Peterson on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Detroit Lions activated cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu from injured reserve.
  • The Seattle Seahawks placed defensive back Tre Brown and offensive tackle Jamarco Jones on IR.
  • The New England Patriots placed running back J.J. Taylor on the reserve/COVID-19 list and designated kicker Quinn Nordin to return to practice.
  • The New York Giants placed offensive tackle Kyle Murphy on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Baltimore Ravens defensive back Kevon Seymour was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay said running back Darrell Henderson hurt his quad on Sunday and could be limited in practice.

Roster moves

  • The Detroit Lions re-signed cornerback Parnell Motley to the practice squad.
  • The Washington Football Team elevated center Jon Toth from the practice squad.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran wideout John Brown off their practice squad.
  • The Tennessee Titans released quarterback DeShone Kizer.



  • Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill has been suspended two games without pay by the NFL for his postgame punch in an altercation with Raiders offensive lineman John Simpson last Thursday.

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