Oct 16, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins (27) is tackled by New York Giants linebacker Jihad Ward (55) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins to have knee surgery

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is expected to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and be sidelined for four to six weeks, ESPN reported on Friday.

The report surfaced shortly after the Ravens (3-3) officially ruled out Dobbins for Sunday’s game against the visiting Cleveland Browns (2-4).

Dobbins started the team’s last four games following his return from an ACL injury sustained last year. He was limited to just 16 snaps in Baltimore’s 24-20 loss to the New York Giants last Sunday.

Running back Kenyan Drake likely will be in for a larger workload in place of Dobbins, who has 35 carries for 123 yards and one touchdown this season.

Dobbins, 23, has rushed 169 times for 928 yards and 10 touchdowns in 19 career games since being selected by the Ravens in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Tight end Mark Andrews (knee) is listed as questionable to play against the Browns after being a limited participant in Friday’s practice. He sat out both sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wide receiver Rashod Bateman (foot), cornerback Marcus Peters (quad), guard Ben Cleveland (foot), outside linebacker Justin Houston (groin), offensive tackle Morgan Moses (heel) and fullback Patrick Ricard (knee) also are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

Cleveland, in turn, ruled out Pro Bowl right guard Wyatt Teller (calf), two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward (concussion) and offensive tackle Joe Haeg (concussion) for Sunday’s contest.

Fourth-year veteran Hjalte Froholdt is expected to replace Teller and make his first career start.

“I think he’s gotten better from a technical standpoint,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said of Froholdt. “That’s just from him putting in the work. He’s playing next to (center) Ethan Pocic, a guy who also got here in the spring, but has gotten better and has worked hard at it. Part of it is understanding schematically, but also continuing to work on your craft and getting better in your technique.”

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (ankle, knee, elbow) and Isaac Rochell (undisclosed) were listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

–Field Level Media

Aug 20, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake (23) runs against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders to release RB Kenyan Drake

The Las Vegas Raiders plan to release running back Kenyan Drake, multiple reports said Monday.

Drake signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Raiders before the 2021 season. But the team’s new hierarchy of coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler opted to move on from the 28-year-old.

The Raiders’ depth behind starting running back Josh Jacobs also includes Ameer Abdullah, Brandon Bolden and 2022 draft picks Zamir White and Brittain Brown.

In his only season with Las Vegas, Drake carried the ball 63 times for 254 yards and two touchdowns and added 30 receptions for 291 yards and a score in 12 games (two starts).

In six seasons spent with the Miami Dolphins (2016-19), Arizona Cardinals (2019-20) and Raiders, Drake has gained 3,384 yards rushing with 29 touchdowns, and 1,535 yards receiving with seven touchdown catches across 89 games (39 starts).

–Field Level Media

September 13, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) during the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cardinals RB Drake needs MRI on ankle

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake is scheduled for an MRI exam on Monday to determine the extent of his ankle injury after X-rays were negative, NFL Network reported Monday.

Drake was carted off the field in the fourth quarter Sunday night. The Cardinals have a bye in Week 8.

Chase Edmonds replaced Drake on Sunday and had 145 total yards on just 12 touches against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Cardinals could look to the trade market for help at the position. Drake, 26, was acquired from the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 28, 2019, for a conditional draft pick. He is playing on the one-year franchise tender after the sides failed to reach a long-term agreement.

In 15 games with the Cardinals, Drake has 1,155 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

Oct 25, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) leaves the game with an apparent injury during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

NFL injury notebook: Browns’ Beckham suffers knee injury

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and center JC Tretter both suffered apparent leg injuries on the same play early in the first quarter of Sunday’s 37-34 victory at Cincinnati.

On the Browns’ second offensive snap, quarterback Baker Mayfield was intercepted on a deep throw down the right sideline intended for Beckham. Beckham was assisted off the field and taken to the Browns’ locker room.

The NFL Network reported after the game that the injury is feared to be “major” and Beckham is scheduled to have an MRI exam on Monday morning to determine the severity.

After the interception, Tretter was on the turf clutching his right leg and knee area. He was helped off the field and received treatment on the Cleveland sideline before returning to the game during the Browns’ next offensive series.

–Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton left the 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team in the third quarter with a concussion after he absorbed an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit from linebacker Jon Bostic.

The Cowboys confirmed after the game that Dalton will enter the league’s concussion protocol. Dalton was 9 of 19 for 75 yards with an interception.

Bostic was ejected, and Dallas had to use its third quarterback in three games, rookie Ben DiNucci. The seventh-round draft pick out of James Madison tried three passes, completing two for 39 yards.

–Washington safety Landon Collins sustained a season-ending Achilles injury in the loss to the Cowboys, NFL Network reported. Collins is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, per the report.

The 26-year-old three-time Pro Bowl selection was carted off with an injury to his right lower leg in the second quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

–Starting in place of injured Raheem Mostert, San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns in a 33-6 victory over the New England Patriots but he suffered an ankle injury on the last score, a 7-yarder in the third period.

Starting receiver Deebo Samuel also exited with a hamstring injury on a catch in the fourth quarter and Richie James Jr. left with an ankle injury.

Afterward, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated that Wilson likely suffered a high ankle sprain and is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve, where he would miss a minimum of three games. The 49ers’ only healthy running backs on their active roster are rookie JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon.

–Three Patriots suffered injuries in the loss to the 49ers — wide receiver N’Keal Harry (head), guard Joe Thuney (ankle) and offensive tackle Justin Herron (ankle). All three left the game and did not return.

Thuney hadn’t missed an offensive snap since Week 7 of last season, and his injury is believed to be a mild low ankle sprain, according to a report from NFL Media.

–Arizona running back Kenyan Drake was carted off from the sideline with a towel over his head late in the fourth quarter of the Cardinals’ 37-34 OT win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Drake was hurt on a 2-yard run with 4:12 left in regulation, and he needed help off the field.

He was the third Cardinal to leave the contest, following defensive tackle Jordan Phillips, who suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter, and linebacker Isaiah Irving, who suffered a neck injury with 51 seconds left in the first half on a kickoff. Irving was strapped on a backboard and carted off the field.

–Seahawks running back Chris Carson left the OT loss to the Cardinals in the second quarter with a foot injury after rushing five times for 34 yards.

The Seahawks were also without cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who was evaluated for a possible concussion in the third quarter. He was replaced by Tre Flowers.

–Bengals offensive tackle Jonah Williams suffered a neck injury in the second quarter against the Browns and did not return to the game. He handed his helmet to the training staff and initially was tested for a concussion.

–Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for 79 yards on nine carries before leaving late in the first half with a concussion suffered when he was tackled by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Daniel Sorensen.

–Los Angeles Chargers tight end Virgil Green suffered an ankle injury after scoring a 26-yard touchdown in the third quarter of the team’s 39-29 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and did not return.

Right guard Ryan Groy had a biceps injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.

–Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook was carted off the field with a serious leg injury on the final play of the third quarter. His knee appeared to give out as he made a cut, and as he was tackled, a cry could be heard from the field.

Jaguars cornerback Sidney Jones (back) and linebacker Dakota Allen (ankle) also left in the first half.

–New York Jets receiver Breshad Perriman was being evaluated for a concussion after the team’s 18-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

–Field Level Media

Aug 12, 2020; Glendale, AZ, USA;  Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake during training camp at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow/Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK

Cardinals RB Drake in walking boot as ‘precaution’

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake is sidelined by a foot injury and wearing a walking boot, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that the medical footwear is merely a precaution.

Kingsbury would not discuss details of the injury and declined to comment on whether the injury could impact Drake’s status for Week 1 in less than three weeks.

Drake, 26, was retained in the offseason via the franchise tag following his first season with the Cardinals. Arizona acquired Drake via trade from the Miami Dolphins.

He played eight games with the Cardinals last season (and six with the Dolphins), logging 123 carries for 643 yards and eight touchdowns with the Cardinals.

Drake, who added 28 receptions during his time in Arizona, is assured $8.2 million in 2020 under the terms of the franchise tag.

–Field Level Media

Cardinals RB Drake in walking boot as ‘precaution’

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake is sidelined by a foot injury and wearing a walking boot, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that the medical footwear is merely a precaution.

Kingsbury would not discuss details of the injury and declined to comment on whether the injury could impact Drake’s status for Week 1 in less than three weeks.

Drake, 26, was retained in the offseason via the franchise tag following his first season with the Cardinals. Arizona acquired Drake via trade from the Miami Dolphins.

He played eight games with the Cardinals last season (and six with the Dolphins), logging 123 carries for 643 yards and eight touchdowns with the Cardinals.

Drake, who added 28 receptions during his time in Arizona, is assured $8.2 million in 2020 under the terms of the franchise tag.

–Field Level Media