- 49ers LB Azeez Al-Shaair has an MCL sprain that is similar to RB Elijah Mitchell‘s. No surgery is required. Mitchell’s injury was expected to keep him out for around eight weeks. (Matt Maiocco)
- 49ers LT Trent Williams has a high-ankle sprain that is expected to keep him out around four to six weeks, according to HC Kyle Shanahan. The team will have a more concrete timetable after the swelling goes down. (Nick Wagoner)
- Shanahan said the initial plan to replace Williams is to go with OT Colton McKivitz. (Wagoner)
- Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said DL Rashard Lawrence had surgery on his hand and will miss time. (Darren Urban)
- Kingsbury added that WR A.J. Green has a bone bruise and could miss a week, while LB Zaven Collins has a shoulder injury but “should be OK.”
- Rams sixth-round CB Derion Kendrick is still in the concussion protocol, according to HC Sean McVay. (Jourdan Rodrigue)
- McVay confirmed WR Van Jefferson‘s IR stint will be short-term and expects him to be “ready to roll” after the team’s bye in Week 7. (Rodrigue)
The Seahawks have said they’re not for sale yet but it seems to be only a matter of time, as Colts owner Jim Irsay let the cat out of the bag when asked what the next NFL team for sale would be.
“There’s going to be a few,” Irsay said via Bloomberg’s Kameron Leech and Scarlet Fu. “Seattle — with Paul Allen my friend unfortunately passing away and that team is in a trust — is going to become available I’d imagine in the 2024 range.”
The reason for that timing is there’s a law in Washington mandating 10 percent of the proceeds for any sale of the team go to the state if done before May of 2024. The Broncos just sold for $4.65 billion, so that’d be a hefty chunk for the trust to fork over. Prices are expected to balloon even more in the future.
“You’ll never regret the price you paid for the team,” Irsay said. “Anyone that got [the Broncos] for under $8 billion, they got them for a heck of a deal.”