NFL roundup: Latest league news from Saturday, Oct. 9

The Cincinnati Bengals may have their lead running back versus Green Bay after all.

Joe Mixon (ankle) was put through a workout this morning and is trending toward playing "in some capacity" on Sunday against the Packers, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Good Morning Football Weekend on Saturday.

Officially listed as questionable, the Bengals RB did not practice all week due to his ankle injury. Zac Taylor announced on Friday that Mixon's availability would be determined on how Saturday's practice went. Mixon sustained the injury in last Thursday night's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mixon has 353 rushing yards and two touchdowns through four games this season, averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Veteran backup Samaje Perine and third-string rookie Chris Evans could see more action should Mixon be limited or unavailable for Week 5.

In other Bengals news, safety Ricardo Allen (hand) was activated from injured reserve while guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) was placed on IR.

Injuries/COVID-19

  • The San Francisco 49ers placed tight end George Kittle on injured reserve.
  • Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Saturday that linebacker Jaylon Ferguson remains on the reserve/COVID because he's still experiencing symptoms. The Ravens LB won't be available for Monday night's game versus Indianapolis.
  • Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters Saturday that tackle Braden Smith, rookie pass rusher Kwity Paye, cornerback Rock Ya-Sin and running back Jordan Wilkins will be out Monday night versus Baltimore.
  • Cleveland Browns tackle Jedrick Wills (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's road game versus the Chargers, the team announced. The Browns activated linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. from injured reserve.
  • Las Vegas Raiders tight end Derek Carrier is headed to injured reserve with a season-ending torn pectoral suffered last week against the Chargers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The team later announced the move, as well as the placement of cornerbacks Damon Arnette and Trayvon Mullen on IR. Running back Jalen Richard and activated CB Keisean Nixon from IR.
  • The Denver Broncos activated cornerback Ronald Darby from injured reserve and placed tight end Albert Okwuegbunam (hamstring) on IR.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated linebacker Cam Gill from injured reserve.
  • The New England Patriots placed offensive tackle Trent Brown (calf) on injured reserve, per NFL Network's Mike Giardi. The team also updated the game status of defensive back Justin Bethel (hamstring), who is now questionable versus Houston, and downgraded defensive end Ronnie Perkins (ankle) and defensive back Jalen Mills (hamstring) to out.
  • The New York Jets activated linebacker Blake Cashman (hamstring) from injured reserve.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers activated cornerback Ryan Smith from injured reserve.
  • Tennessee Titans linebacker Bud Dupree (knee) and tackle Ty Sambrailo (foot) have been downgraded to out versus the Jaguars, the team announced. The Titans also activated wideout Marcus Johnson from injured reserve.
  • Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, who is expected to miss 3-5 weeks with a knee injury, was officially placed on injured reserve. The team also announced defensive tackle Akiem Hicks did not travel with the team and has been downgraded to out versus Las Vegas while linebacker Danny Trevathan was activated from IR to the active roster.
  • Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve and will miss at least three games. The team also activated defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster from the reserve/COVID list.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs activated linebacker Willie Gay Jr. from injured reserve. Gay is questionable for Week 5 with a toe injury.
  • The Miami Dolphins activated defensive tackle Raekwon Davis from injured reserve.
  • The New York Giants announced that offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison recently suffered an Achilles injury.
  • The Atlanta Falcons activated cornerback Kendall Sheffield from injured reserve.
  • The Houston Texans placed offensive lineman Marcus Cannon on injured reserve.

Roster signings/elevations

  • The Buffalo Bills and cornerback Taron Johnson have agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract extension, Rapoport reported.
  • The Tennessee Titans activated linebacker John Simon from the practice squad to the active roster. The team also elevated defensive tackle Caraun Reid and defensive back Jamal Carter from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • The New England Patriots elevated defensive back Myles Bryant and offensive linemen James Ferentz, Alex Redmond and Will Sherman to the active roster.
  • The Cleveland Browns signed defensive end Joe Jackson to the practice squad and elevated him to the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Chargers. Safety Jovante Moffatt was also elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs activated defensive end Demone Harris from the practice squad.
  • The Green Bay Packers elevated wideout Equanimeous St. Brown and guard Ben Braden from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • The Miami Dolphins elevated wide receiver Isaiah Ford and defensive end Jabaal Sheard from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed receiver Cody White to the 53-man roster and elevated safety Karl Joseph to the Active/Inactive roster from the practice squad.
  • The Detroit Lions elevated tight end Shane Zylstra from the practice squad to the active/inactive list.
  • The New York Jets elevated tight end Kenny Yeboah and safety Jarrod Wilson to the active roster.
  • The New York Giants elevated tackle Korey Cunningham from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • The Minnesota Vikings elevated cornerback Tye Smith from the practice squad, and activated guard Dakota Dozier and CB Parry Nickerson via COVID-19 replacement.
  • The Houston Texans elevated quarterback Jeff Driskel and receiver Chris Moore to the active roster from the practice squad. Driskel is a COVID-19 replacement.
  • The Denver Broncos elevated practice squad receiver Tyrie Cleveland.
  • The Arizona Cardinals elevated offensive lineman Danny Isidora, tight end Ross Travis and cornerback Jace Whittaker to the active roster from the practice squad. Whittaker is a COVID-19 replacement.
  • The Atlanta Falcons elevated receiver Juwan Green and cornerback Chris Williamson from the practice squad.

Fines

  • Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa was fined $28,917 or unsportsmanlike conduct after confronting officials about an uncalled holding infraction Monday night against the Raiders, per Rapoport. Bosa proceeded to criticize the officials after the game.
  • Baltimore Ravens rookie pass rusher Odafe Oweh was fined $11,457 for a high hit on Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater last week, per Pelissero. Bridgewater suffered a concussion as a result of the hit, but Oweh maintained there was "no ill intent" on the play.

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