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Wednesday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 9

The road to recovery for Odell Beckham begins next week.

Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry told reporters Wednesday that Beckham is slated for surgery early next week to repair the torn ACL in his left knee.

Beckham suffered the torn ACL in the first quarter of the Browns' Week 7 win over the Bengals.

In seven games, Beckham had 23 receptions for 319 yards and three touchdowns. The wideout also had three carries for 72 yards and another score.

Beckham's recovery will likely be monitored closely by teams other than Cleveland. NFL Network Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that there is a "very real possibility" Beckham may have played his last game in Cleveland.

Here are other news items Around The NFL is monitoring on Wednesday:

  • Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (groin) returned to practice on Wednesday in a limited capacity. However, multiple Seahawks starters did not practice: running back Chris Carson (foot), tight end Greg Olsen (foot), guard Mike Iupati (back), offensive tackle Duane Brown (knee), cornerback Quinton Dunbar (knee), defensive end Benson Mayowa (ankle) and cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion/hamstring).
  • New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has a foot injury that isn't considered major, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed. He was limited at practice Wednesday. Quarterback Drew Brees (right shoulder) and wideout Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) were also limited.
  • The Packers have listed left tackle David Bakhtiari (chest) and running back Aaron Jones (calf) as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the 49ers. Cornerback Kevin King (quadriceps), and safeties Will Redmond (shoulder) and Vernon Scott (shoulder) have been ruled out, while tackle Rick Wagner (knee) and safety Raven Greene (oblique) also are questionable.
  • The 49ers have ruled out quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle), tight end George Kittle (foot), running back Tevin Coleman (knee), linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (hamstring) and receiver Deebo Samuel (hamstring). Receiver Richie James (ankle) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (groin) are questionable. San Francisco placed wide receivers Kendrick Bourne, Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and offensive tackle Trent Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list. All four players will be out Thursday, though Samuel was previously ruled out due to his injury.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin was seen at practice with a cast on his left hand. Godwin missed Monday night's game vs. the Giants after having surgery on his finger. According to NFL Network's Sara Walsh, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said he won't know until Friday whether Godwin can actually catch a ball. Bucs defensive end William Gholston tweeted Wednesday that he is self-isolating after being exposed to someone outside the team facility who tested positive for COVID-19. Gholston said he expects to play Sunday night.
  • Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey was back in pads for Wednesday's practice. Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said, "He looked good, sharp. We'll see how his body responds. ... This is his first padded day, we'll see how it responds to the duress," per The Athletic. McCaffery hasn't played since Week 2 when he suffered an ankle injury. Left tackle Russell Okung (calf) was also a full participant while defensive end Zach Kerr (toe) and cornerback Corn Elder were limited.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers guard Stefen Wisniewski has been activated to the 53-man roster. Wisniewski (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve after Week 1 and missed the last six games. In a corresponding move, the Steelers placed linebacker Ulysees Gilbert (back) on IR.
  • Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said guard Trai Turner will return to practice this week. Turner has dealt with a groin injury that has kept him out of all but one game this season. Lynn also said defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Troymaine Pope will remain in concussion protocol.
  • New York Giants coach Joe Judge told reporters that Golden Tate is not with the team for today's walkthrough but they met and talked about what's gone on the past couple days. The veteran wideout has been reportedly displeased with his role in the offense coming off Monday night's loss to the Bucs.
  • Indianapolis Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton (groin) did not participate at practice.
  • Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) and defensive end Aldon Smith (knee) were limited at practice.
  • The Denver Broncos placed defensive lineman Shelby Harris on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The New England Patriots signed defensive lineman Ryan Glasgow and receiver Donte Moncrief to their practice squad.
  • The New York Giants have claimed wideout Dante Pettis off waivers from the 49ers.

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