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NFL News & Rumors: Monday 9/9

We’ll have more updates throughout the day, so check back.


  • DL Demarcus Dobbs reinstated from reserve/suspended list today. (Matt Maiocco)


  • The concerns regarding WR Brandon Marshall’s hip were “overblown.” (ESPN Chicago)
  • Bears re-signed OT Jonathan Scott.
  • Bears signed QB Jerrod Johnson to their practice squad.


  • LT Andrew Whitworth “has a chance” to return in Week 2. (Geoff Hobson)
  • Bengals are working out free agent OLB Michael Boley. (Adam Schefter)


  • Jairus Byrd said he won’t play until his plantar fasciitis injury is 100 percent. (
  • WR Marquise Goodwin is having hand surgery for a fracture and will be out indefinitely. (Chris Brown)
  • CB Ron Brooks will undergo surgery and miss “some time.” (Bills)


  •  TE Rob Housler is expected to remain sidelined for the Cardinals Week 2 matchup against the Lions. (Darren Urban)


  • TE Dwayne Allen mentioned that his previous injured hip came out of Sunday’s game fine. (Indianapolis Star)


  • X-rays on Tony Romo’s ribs came back negative on Monday. (NFLTR)
  • CB Morris Claiborne is expected to wear a harness to stabilize his dislocated shoulder. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
  • WR Dwayne Harris has been playing as the team’s fourth receiver. (ESPN Dallas)


  • CB Devin Smith announced that he signed with the Miami Dolphins today.



  • Giants will bring in veteran RBs Brandon Jacobs, Joe McKnight and Willis McGahee for workouts on Tuesday. (NFLTR)
  • The Giants reportedly don’t believe seventh-round pick RB Michael Cox is ready to contribute. (New York Daily News)
  • Giants waived DE Adewale Ojomo.


  • QB Blaine Gabbert needed 15 stitches to close a cut on his throwing hand. (Florida Times Union)
  • Rookie CB Dwayne Gratz was seen sporting a walking boot after Sunday’s game. (Florida Times Union)
  • G Will Rackley left Sunday’s game due to a knee injury and did not return. (Florida Times Union)


  • HC Rex Ryan confirmed that Geno Smith will start Thursday’s game against the Patriots.
  • Jets re-signed QB Brady Quinn. (NFLTR)


  • DT Ndamukong Suh is facing discipline from the NFL for diving at the knees of Vikings C John Sullivan. (
  • HC Jim Schwartz told reporters that WR Ryan Broyles is “ahead of schedule,” even though he didn’t play against in Week 1. (Tim Twentyman)


  • HC Coach Ron Rivera mentioned that their passing game plan was too conservative. (Joe Person)
  • G Amini Silatolu mentioned that G Garry Williams has a torn ACL and MCL. (Joe Person)
  • RB Mike Tolbert saw a limited number of snaps in Week 1 because of his nagging hamstring issue. (Charlotte Observer)


  • RB Shane Vereen will undergoing wrist surgery on Monday and is expected to miss “a few weeks.” (NFLTR)
  • TE Zach Sudfeld pulled a hamstring in Sunday’s win over the Bills. (Ben Volin)
  • OC Josh McDaniels told reporters that no decisions have been made regarding their starting running back for Thursday’s game against the Jets. (Boston Globe)


  • Veteran TE Matthew Mulligan worked out for the Ravens on Monday. (Doug Kyed)
  • Ravens re-signed WR Tandon Doss. (NFLTR)
  • Ravens waived LB Robert James.


  • CB Patrick Robinson’s foot injury isn’t believed to be serious. (Ian Rapoport)


  • HC Pete Carroll mentioned the believe DE Cliff Avril has a “great chance” of playing against the 49ers. (John Boyle)


  • Steelers have reached an agreement with former Titans C/G Fernando Velasco. (NFLTR)
  • Steelers re-sign RB Jonathan Dwyer. (NFLTR)
  • Steelers placed LB Larry Foote, C Maurkice Pouncey and RB La’Rod Stephens-Howling on injured reserve.
  • Steelers signed K Shayne Graham.


  • FS Ed Reed made the trip to San Diego with the Texans, but is expected to be inactive for Monday night’s game. (Ian Rapoport)


  • HC Mike Munchak confirmed that RB Shonn Greene’s knee injury isn’t serious, and is hopeful he can play next week. (Jim Wyatt)


  • LB Desmond Bishop didn’t play a single snap against the Lions. (Chip Scoggins)
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