Nov 7, 2021; East Rutherford, N.J., USA;  
Las Vegas Raiders fullback Alec Ingold (45) hurdles over New York Giants cornerback Adoree' Jackson (22) for yards in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders FB Alec Ingold (ACL) done for season

Las Vegas Raiders fullback and special teams captain Alec Ingold sustained a torn ACL and is done for the season, NFL Network reported Monday.

Ingold was carted off the field in the second quarter of the Raiders’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. An MRI on Monday confirmed the team’s fears.

Ingold, 25, has played in every game for the Raiders since joining the team as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 draft.

Ingold had 10 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown this season. He also played in 58 percent of the Raiders’ special teams snaps.

–Field Level Media

Oct 24, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  
New York Giants free safety Jabrill Peppers (21) is injured in the second half against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Giants S Jabrill Peppers (ACL) done for season

New York Giants safety Jabrill Peppers ruptured his ACL and is done for the season.

Peppers, 26, injured his knee — and suffered a high ankle sprain — in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers. He was hurt in the third quarter.

Peppers is the third of the Giants’ seven captains to suffer a season-ending injury, joining Nick Gates and Blake Martinez.

Peppers has 30 tackles in six games (five starts) this season. He’s also returned nine punts for an average of 7.1 yards per return on the season.

He has four career interceptions in 61 games (59 starts) with the Cleveland Browns (2017-18) and Giants. Peppers was part of the trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr. to Cleveland.

Peppers was taken No. 25 overall by the Browns in the 2017 draft.

Also Tuesday, the Giants waived cornerback Josh Jackson and wide receiver David Sills. The team also signed defensive back J.R. Reed from the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad. He will join the active roster Wednesday.

The Giants also released defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton from the practice squad.

–Field Level Media

Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley (3) is helped up after he was injured at Nissan Stadium Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

Report: Titans rookie CB Caleb Farley (ACL) out for season

Tennessee Titans first-round rookie cornerback Caleb Farley sustained a torn ACL in Monday night’s win over the Buffalo Bills and will miss the rest of the season, ESPN said.

An MRI confirmed the diagnosis, per the report. The injury occurred in the second quarter when he collided with teammate Kevin Byard as he attempted to tackle Buffalo receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

This is the latest injury woe for Farley. While at Virginia Tech, he torn an ACL in 2017, then had two back surgeries before being selected No. 22 overall in the draft in April.

He missed three game with the Titans after suffering a shoulder injury before the Week 2 overtime win against the Seattle Seahawks.

The 22-year-old ends his season with four tackles.

The Titans (4-2) host the Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Aug 28, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) looks on as team medical personnel help Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (27) after being injured against the Washington Football Team in the first quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Torn ACL feared for Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins

The Baltimore Ravens fear running back J.K. Dobbins suffered a season-ending ACL tear during Saturday night’s preseason finale against the Washington Football Team, NFL Network reported.

The second-year back was scheduled to have an MRI on his left knee Sunday to confirm the initial diagnosis.

Dobbins, 22, was carted to the locker room after sustaining the injury on the opening drive. He was sandwiched by multiple defenders after catching a screen pass and his left leg appeared to get bent backward. He wasn’t able to put any pressure on it and needed help to the sideline.

A second-round pick in 2020, Dobbins rushed for 805 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 games (one start) as a rookie.

He also caught 18 passes for 120 yards out of the backfield. He averaged 6.0 yards per carry, the second-highest clip by a rookie over the past 20 seasons, per ESPN. The Saints’ Alvin Kamara averaged 6.1 in his rookie season in 2017.

Gus Edwards is Baltimore’s No. 2 running back and would likely become the Week 1 starter if Dobbins is ruled out for the season.

–Field Level Media

Oct 25, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven (55) (R) and fullback Nick Bellore (44) (L) prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks LB Ben Burr-Kirven (ACL) out for season

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven will miss the upcoming season after sustaining a torn ACL, NFL Network reported Monday.

Burr-Kirven was carted off the field after landing awkwardly on his left leg during the opening kickoff of Saturday’s 30-3 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos. The kick actually sailed deep into the end zone for a touchback.

“You just hate to see it anytime, especially on a play that’s a touchback like that in the preseason,” said fullback/linebacker Nick Bellore, Seattle’s special teams captain.

“It’s rough to see, and someone that’s a cornerstone of the special teams and a great linebacker in his own right. It’s awful to see something like that.”

Burr-Kirven, 23, has appeared in all 32 games since being selected by Seattle in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has recorded 16 tackles and one forced fumble.

–Field Level Media

Sep 20, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) lays on the field during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.  Barkley would suffer an injury on the previous play and be taken off the field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Giants RB Saquon Barkley to open camp on PUP list

Saquon Barkley will open New York Giants training camp on the physically unable to perform list as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL.

Barkley was one of six players the Giants placed on the active/PUP list Thursday. The team’s first full-squad training camp practice is next Wednesday.

Barkley tore the ACL last September during Week 2 of the 2020 season. He told the New York Post this week he didn’t know when he would be medically cleared to return to practice.

“Yeah, I’ve been asked a lot,” Barkley said. “I guess that’s the theme of the summer, going to be when I’ll be back. But no, I don’t have that answer, to be honest. … It’s a fun process, but it’s a tough process at the same time. Just have to continue to listen to my body, listen to my trainers, listen to the coaches and take it day-by-day.”

The No. 2 overall draft pick in 2018, Barkley won Offensive Rookie of the Year that season but has struggled to stay healthy since. In 31 games over three seasons, Barkley has amassed 2,344 rushing yards for 17 touchdowns on 4.7 yards per attempt, plus 149 receptions for 1,219 yards and six scores.

New York picked up Barkley’s fifth-year option for the 2022 season, guaranteeing him $7.217 million.

Newly-signed tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot), third-round draft pick and cornerback Aaron Robinson (core muscle), center Jonotthan Harrison (hamstring), tackle Matt Peart (back) and linebacker Oshane Ximines (hamstring) were also placed on the active/PUP list.

In addition, first-round wide receiver Kadarius Toney was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list because of a positive test. The rookie was the Giants’ No. 20 overall pick in April’s draft.

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) hands off to  running back Saquon Barkley (26) during the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Judge: Saquon Barkley attacking return; no timetable

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley continues to recover from a torn ACL he suffered last September, and coach Joe Judge likes where Barkley stands in the process.

Judge declined to provide a timetable for Barkley’s return to action, but his overall reviews of Barkley’s rehab were positive.

“He comes in every day, he attacks every day from a rehab standpoint,” Judge said. “He’s had a phenomenal attitude and great motivation; he’s been tremendously positive.”

Judge added that the Giants are taking pains to facilitate Barkley’s rehab at “the correct rate for his individual body and injury,” but that he “couldn’t be happier” with how Barkley is approaching the rehab.

Barkley, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2018, saw his third NFL season cut short after tearing his ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 31 career games, Barkley has gained 2,344 yards on 4.7 yards per carry with 17 rushing touchdowns and six receiving scores.

Quarterback Daniel Jones added that Barkley is doing all he can to be ready for Week 1 of the 2021 season.

“That’s the type of person he is and the type of worker he is,” Jones said. “Certainly, we’ve got his back and (are) supporting him and I know he’s working his tail off, everything he can do and doing what the trainers are asking him to do. He’s had that mindset since … he went down and it’s been fun to watch him work.”

–Field Level Media

Sep 22, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles free safety Rodney McLeod (23) before action against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles S McLeod out for season with torn ACL

Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL sustained in Sunday’s upset of the New Orleans Saints.

Head coach Doug Pederson confirmed the extent of McLeod’s knee injury on Monday.

McLeod, 30, started all 13 games this season. He leads the team with seven passes defensed, ranks second with 66 tackles, and has one interception and two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown.

Undrafted out of Virginia, McLeod has collected 535 tackles, 14 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries in 126 games (110 starts) with the then-St. Louis Rams (2012-15) and Eagles.

McLeod, who missed most of the 2018 season with a knee injury, is signed for next season with a guaranteed base salary of $3.75 million.

–Field Level Media

Sep 14, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers as offensive guard Kevin Zeitler (70) blocks during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Giants RB Barkley: ‘No doubt’ about full recovery

Running back Saquon Barkley said his goal is to get “one percent better” every day as he rehabilitates from a knee injury that ended his season with the New York Giants on Sept. 20.

In his first news conference since the injury, Barkley said Thursday that he has “no doubt” he will return to form next season for the Giants. He tore his right anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and strained his medial collaterate ligament.

He had surgery on Oct. 30, and the delay allowed the MCL to heal.

“The likelihood of me coming back to 100 percent, what they’re saying is it’s kind of all on how you attack it,” Barkley, 23, said. “You have to be smart with the first six or seven weeks, obviously because of the meniscus repair. I’m continuing to be smart with it. At the end of the day, they say when you do a ACL reconstruction, the ACL becomes ten times stronger.”

The Giants took Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he had a stellar rookie season that culminated in a Pro Bowl selection. He led the NFL with 2,208 yards from scrimmage and chipped in 15 touchdowns.

Limited to 13 games last season because of a high-ankle sprain, he ran for 1,003 yards and added 438 receiving yards, scoring eight touchdowns.

“I’m just going to continue to attack every day, continue to put my body in shape for however long I continue to play for to have a successful season. Hopefully it works out for me that way,” Barkley said. “I had an injury last year, I was able to overcome that and I had an injury this year. This is another challenge in the way that I have to be ready to face.”

Barkley said the days after this season’s injury included some “dark places” but things have been brightened by watching his teammates lately. After a 1-7 start, the Giants are 4-7 and tied with the Washington Football Team for first place in the NFC East.

“When we win, you still feel that joy even though I’m not on the field. It’s also that sitting on the couch watching and you feel helpless. You can’t do anything, you can’t help your team at all,” he said. “I would say Sundays are the toughest days, but the last three weeks they have been pretty good.”

The Giants will face a tough test on the road Sunday when they meet the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks (8-3).

–Field Level Media

Dec 2, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (35) carries the ball against Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree (48) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Steelers LB Dupree has torn ACL

An MRI confirmed that Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament in the team’s win over the Baltimore Ravens, NFL Network reported Thursday.

He will miss the rest of the season.

The noncontact injury occurred in the second half of Wednesday afternoon’s game in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers used their franchise tag this season on Dupree, who is earning $15.8 million. He becomes the second Pittsburgh linebacker to be lost to a torn ACL, following Devin Bush, who suffered the injury on Oct. 18 in a game against the Cleveland Browns.

Dupree, 27, emerged as a pass-rushing force last season with 11 1/2 sacks, and he had eight this season. He had two tackles for loss but no sacks on Wednesday.

The Kentucky product is in his sixth season, all with the Steelers, after he was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) in 2015.

In 81 games, 66 starts, he has 39 1/2 sacks, 231 tackles, 54 tackles for loss. He also has one interception, which he brought back for a touchdown in 2018, eight forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

The Steelers (11-0) are scheduled to host the Washington Football Team on Monday.

–Field Level Media