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NFL News & Rumors: Monday 9/23


  • OLB Aldon Smith‘s leave of absence will be for “at least a few weeks,” according to Adam Schefter.
  • HC Jim Harbaugh said there’s a chance they could activate WR Jon Baldwin Thursday. (Matt Barrows)


  • DT Henry Melton is out for the season after it was determined that he has a torn left ACL. (NFLTR)
  • HC Marc Trestman mentioned that Michael Bush will be the Bears’ goal-line back going forward. (Rich Campbell)



  • Speculative Trade Options for WR Josh Gordon. (NFLTR)
  • HC Rob Chudzinski declined to name his starting quarterback for Week 4 on Monday. (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • The Dolphins have not contacted the Browns regarding a possible trade for LT Joe Thomas. (Miami Herald)
  • HC Rob Chudzinski denied reports that they are shopping WR Josh Gordon. (NFLTR)


  • HC Greg Schiano said Josh Freeman will remain their starting quarterback Monday. (Rick Stroud)
  • HC Greg Schiano told reporters that he never considered benching Josh Freeman during Sunday’s game. (Tampa Bay Times)
  • WR Vincent Jackson‘s rib injury is “not considered serious,” and that he’s day to day. (Adam Schefter)
  • Buccaneers placed TE Luke Stocker on season-ending injured reserve.
  • Buccaneers activate RB Jeff Demps from the exempt list.
  • Buccaneers brought in punters Jacob Schum and Tress Way and LS Patrick Scales for tryouts.





  • DE Cameron Wake has been diagnosed with a “mild” MCL sprain. (Jason La Canfora)
  • The Dolphins the contract of GM Jeff Ireland through the 2014 season. (NFLTR)
  • The Dolphins have not contacted the Browns regarding a possible trade for LT Joe Thomas. (Miami Herald)


  • Eagles released CB Brandon Hughes from the Injured Reserve list with an injury settlement.


  • HC Gus Bradley announced that Blaine Gabbert will be their starter in Week 4.
  • RB Maurice Jones-Drew said that his his ankle held up fine. (Florida Times Union)
  • The Jaguars will consider scrapping their zone-blocking scheme. (ESPN.com)
  • TE Marcedes Lewis is expected to return for Week 4. (Mark Long)
  • FS Dwight Lowery has been diagnosed with a concussion. (Mark Long)
  • Jaguars waived WR Jeremy Ebert and re-signed G Jacques McClendon. (Mark Long)





  • The Raiders have rookie LB Sio Moore is listed as questionable for Monday night’s game after he suffered a concussion Sunday morning. (CSN Bay Area)
  • Raiders promote G Lamar Mady to their active roster and placed TE David Ausberry placed on IR.


  • Rams brought in P Brad Wing, TE Darren Fells and FB Brad Smelley for tryouts. (Aaron Wilson)


  • WR/KR Jacoby Jones reportedly suffered a head injury after he was struck in the head by a champagne bottle late Sunday. (TMZ.com)
  • Ravens claim S Jeromy Miles off waivers from the Bengals. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Ravens cut rookie S Brydnen Trawick. (Aaron Wilson)



  • Seahawks are re-signing DT Sealver Siliga after working out today in Kansas City. (Josina Anderson)


  • WR Andre Johnson is considered day-to-day with a shin bruise.



  • Vikings placed FB Zach Line on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.

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