Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) is looked at by trainers and personnel while participating in an organized team activity Monday, June 6, 2022 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

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Report: Jags QB C.J. Beathard (groin) won’t need surgery

Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback C.J. Beathard does not need surgery for his groin injury, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Beathard remained down on the ground for several minutes before being carted off during Monday’s voluntary organized team activities.

NFL Network said the results of an MRI revealed the injury is not “overly serious” as initially feared.

Second-year player Trevor Lawrence is embedded as the starter, but Beathard is expected to be the Jaguars’ No. 2 in 2022. Behind him on the roster are Jake Luton, who started three games in 2020 for the Jaguars, and EJ Perry, an undrafted free agent from Brown.

Beathard, 28, signed a two-year deal before the 2021 season with the Jaguars. Last season, he completed both of his pass attempts for 33 yards.

A third-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2017, he started 12 games over three seasons with the 49ers, posting a 2-10 record. In his career, he has completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 3,502 yards with 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

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Nov 28, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) warms up before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars QB C.J. Beathard carted off practice field

Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback C.J. Beathard was carted off the field following an unspecified injury sustained during voluntary organized team activities on Monday.

Multiple reporters on site reported the injury and said Beathard was on the field for several minutes before the cart was summoned.

Second-year player Trevor Lawrence is embedded as the starter, but Beathard was expected to be the Jaguars’ No. 2 in 2022. Behind him on the roster are Jake Luton, who started three games in 2020 for the Jaguars, and EJ Perry, an undrafted free agent from Brown.

Beathard, 28, signed a two-year deal before the 2021 season with the Jaguars. Last season, he completed both of his pass attempts for 33 yards.

A third-round draft pick by San Francisco in 2017, he started 12 games over three seasons with the 49ers, posting a 2-10 record. In his career, he has completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 3,502 yards with 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

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Jun 9, 2021; Lake Forest, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears Tarik Cohen walks on the field during organized team activities at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

RB Tarik Cohen suffers injury during livestreamed workout

Free agent running back Tarik Cohen appeared to suffer an injury while livestreaming a workout on Instagram Tuesday.

Cohen, who last played in the NFL in 2020, was doing a footwork drill. While backpedaling, he suddenly went to the ground and held his right foot and ankle area before a friend turned off the livestream.

Cohen, 26, starred for the Chicago Bears for three-plus seasons before an ACL injury early in 2020 caused him to miss the rest of that campaign, plus all of 2021. It was later revealed that he had also torn his MCL and fractured his tibial plateau, leading to a longer comeback timeline.

The Bears, who had drafted Cohen in the fourth round of in 2017, gave him a three-year, $17.25 million contract extension shortly before that injury. They released him in March of this year.

In 51 career games, Cohen racked up 1,101 rushing yards with five touchdowns along with 1,575 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 209 catches. He was a Pro Bowl selection and a first-team All-Pro in 2018 as a punt returner, when he led the league with 411 punt-return yards.

Cohen is also coping with both of his brothers passing away, which he recently wrote about in a Players’ Tribune article. His twin brother, Tyrell, died last year after running away from a car accident and being electrocuted at a nearby electrical substation. His younger brother, Dante, who was paralyzed from a gunshot, was lost in a fatal car accident in April.

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Ohio State Buckeyes running back Marcus Crowley (24) runs upfield during Ohio State's first football practice of fall camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.

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Ohio State RB Marcus Crowley to ‘medically retire’

Another major injury pushed Ohio State running back Marcus Crowley to opt for “medical retirement.”

Ohio State coach Ryan Day said Friday that Crowley will no longer play but plans to stay close to the program as he finishes his degree in communications. Crowley is entering his senior season.

Day said the latest injury was “significant” but did not disclose additional details.

A four-star recruit from Jacksonville, Fla., Crowley went down with a torn ACL as a freshman and extended rehab from the injury sidelined him for part of his sophmore season.

As a junior in 2021, Crowley had 20 carries for 103 yards.

The Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida in 2018, Crowley put up massive numbers during his senior season with over 2,000 yards, averaging more than 10 yards per carry and 150 yards per game.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) heads for a touchdown against Kansas City Chief during the AFC Wild Card game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 6, 2018.

Reports: Derrick Henry won’t be on snap count vs. Bengals

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who is coming off a broken foot, won’t be on a snap count in Saturday’s AFC divisional round playoff game against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals, multiple outlets reported.

Henry, 28, has not played since breaking his foot on Oct. 31 during a 34-31 overtime win at the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans activated the two-time NFL rushing champion on Friday.

The 2020 All-Pro had a steel plate inserted into his foot during surgery on Nov. 2. Henry is also expected to face Cincinnati with a metal plate in his shoe, similar to those worn by players who have turf toe, NFL Network reported.

Henry was the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2020, when he rushed for a league-leading 2,027 yards and 17 scores. In eight games this season, Henry ran for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns, both team bests.

After Henry won the 2015 Heisman Trophy with Alabama, the Titans selected him with 45th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. In 86 regular-season games with Tennessee, Henry has rushed for 6,797 yards and 65 touchdowns.

In six career playoff games with the Titans, Henry has run for 670 yards and three touchdowns.

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Jan 2, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker (3) tackles Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals’ Budda Baker wheeled off field after helmet-to-helmet hit

Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker was taken off the field on a stretcher in the third quarter of Monday’s NFC wild-card game against the Los Angeles Rams at Inglewood, Calif.

With 1:45 remaining in the third quarter, Baker lowered his head to make an open-field tackle on Rams running back Cam Akers, who also lowered his head. After the players’ helmets collided on the play, Baker did not get up from the turf and had limited movement as players gathered around him.

The fifth-year player, whom the Cardinals drafted in the second round in 2017, briefly raised his right hand to acknowledge the crowd before he was taken off the field.

The Cardinals announced about midway through the fourth quarter that Baker was being evaluated for a concussion and had movement in all of his extremities.

The Rams were in control with a 28-8 lead at the time of Baker’s injury. The 26-year-old began the night with 98 tackles and three interceptions this season and has 539 tackles with five interceptions in 78 career games (68 starts) with the Cardinals.

Baker has been named to the Pro Bowl four times, including this season, and has been an All-Pro selection two times.

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Dec 9, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) in action against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers RB Najee Harris (elbow) expected to face Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris has been removed from the injured list and is expected to face the host Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday night’s AFC wild-card game.

Harris, 23, injured his elbow in last Sunday’s 16-13 overtime victory over the host Baltimore Ravens. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice and the team listed him as questionable for Sunday’s game.

“It was sore for a couple of days but it’s feeling better,” Harris said after Friday’s practice.

The 24th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Alabama product finished fourth in the league with 1,200 rushing yards, which led all rookies this season. In addition to seven rushing touchdowns, Harris has 74 receptions for 367 yards and three more scores.

In the Steelers’ 36-10 loss at Kansas City on Dec. 26, Harris rushed for a game-high 93 yards on 19 carries. He also had five catches for 17 yards.

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Sep 26, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Darius Philon (96) celebrates in the second half against the Miami Dolphinsat Allegiant Stadium.The Raiders defeated the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders DT Darius Philon (knee) out for season

Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Darius Philon is out for the season with a knee injury, ESPN reported.

Philon tore his patellar tendon during Sunday night’s playoff-clinching 35-32 overtime win against the Los Angeles Chargers.

He will miss Saturday’s wild-card game at Cincinnati and could potentially be sidelined through the start of training camp in late July, based on the injury’s typical recovery period.

Philon, who turns 28 this month, will be a free agent in March. He played on a one-year, $990,000 deal this season.

He registered 27 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries in 11 games (two starts) in 2021. He has 11.5 sacks in 65 career games (21 starts) with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-18) and Raiders.

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Nov 28, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Giants QB Daniel Jones (neck) won’t play vs. Cowboys

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will miss Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys as he continues to battle a neck injury, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

An evaluation by a spine specialist on Monday led to the decision, and his status continues to be week-to-week, per reports. He has not been cleared for contact.

Jones has missed the past two games since sustaining the injury in a 13-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 28. Veteran Mike Glennon is expected to start Sunday for the Giants (4-9) against the Cowboys in East Rutherford, N.J.

Jones, 24, is in his third season with New York, which selected him No. 6 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. On the season, he has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,428 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Since replacing Eli Manning as the starting quarterback, he has a 12-25 career record. In 38 career games (37 starts), Jones has thrown for 8,398 yards with 45 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

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Dec 12, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws the ball against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson (ankle) exits on cart vs. Browns

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson left Sunday’s game at the Cleveland Browns with a right ankle injury early in the second quarter.

Jackson, who was deemed questionable to return, was taken down on a blitz from Cleveland linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. Jackson got the throw off but showed discomfort after the tackle attempt and limped off the field.

Jackson was carted to the locker room after moving to the sideline under his own power.

Backup Tyler Huntley took over quarterback duties for the Ravens. Jackson was 4-for-4 for 17 yards and had two carries for five yards before exiting.

The injury was the latest of several in the early going.

Baltimore defensive tackle Calais Campbell left the game on the second series with a right leg injury and was listed as questionable to return. Cleveland running back Kareem Hunt suffered an ankle injury late in the first quarter and was also questionable to return.

The Browns led the Ravens 10-0 at the time of Jackson’s injury.

–Field Level Media