Sep 25, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) warms up before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bucs WR Mike Evans to have MRI on hamstring

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans will have an MRI to determine the severity of a hamstring injury he sustained Sunday in a win over the New Orleans Saints, ESPN reported Tuesday.

It is believed to be a mild hamstring injury, per the report.

In four games this season, Evans has 20 catches for 337 yards and three touchdowns.

The Buccaneers have a Week 5 bye before returning to play on Oct. 15 against the Detroit Lions. Having the week off could bolster Evans’ chance of playing, especially if the injury is mild as believed.

Evans, 30, was the No. 7 overall draft pick in 2014. In his first nine seasons with the Bucs, he has nine straight 1,000-yard seasons — the most ever to start a career. Only Pro Football Hall of Fame member Jerry Rice has more with 11 (1986-96).

Evans is a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

–Field Level Media

Sep 10, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (7) forces a fumble by New York Giants wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins (18) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs on crutches after practice

Dallas Cowboys star cornerback Trevon Diggs sustained an apparent knee injury during a 1-on-1 portion of practice on Thursday and was spotted on crutches after the session, multiple media outlets reported.

Diggs was set to undergo an MRI, per The Dallas Morning News.

“I’m not gonna speculate, way too early,” Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott said. “I saw him leaving the field. Prayers and hoping for the best, simple as that.”

Signed to a five-year, $97 million contract extension this summer, Diggs has recorded four tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in two games this season.

Diggs, 25, led the NFL with 11 interceptions in 2021. The two-time Pro Bowl selection has 18 picks — including two returned for touchdowns — to go along with 173 tackles in 47 career games (46 starts) since being selected by Dallas in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

Aug 21, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs after a catch during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Commanders WR Terry McLaurin (toe) to have MRI

Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin will have an MRI on his injured toe, NFL Network reported on Tuesday.

McLaurin sustained the injury during Washington’s 29-28 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in a preseason game on Monday.

X-rays were negative, but the Commanders seek to rule out any other injuries to his foot. The injury is not expected to be overly serious, per the report.

McLaurin, 27, had three catches for 39 yards before exiting the game.

A Pro Bowl selection in 2022, McLaurin had 77 receptions for 1,191 yards and five touchdowns in 17 games last season.

McLaurin totaled 299 catches for 4,281 yards with 21 touchdowns in 63 career games since being selected by Washington with a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.

–Field Level Media

Jul 29, 2023; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Mazi Smith (58) wears a Guardian helmet cap during training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: MRI for Cowboys’ first-round DT Mazi Smith (knee)

Dallas Cowboys first-round pick Mazi Smith will have a precautionary MRI on his knee, NFL Network reported.

The defensive tackle did not practice Tuesday in Oxnard, Calif., and has been battling tendinitis in training camp.

The 6-foot-3, 337-pound Smith was the 26th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft out of Michigan.

Smith, 22, recorded 88 tackles (six for losses) and one fumble recovery in 30 games with the Wolverines.

Smith was listed as a backup to starter Johnathan Hankins on the Cowboys’ first depth chart released Monday.

Dallas opens the preseason at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday.

–Field Level Media

Nov 24, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16) scrambles away from Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller (40) in the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: No ACL tear, no timeline for Bills LB Von Miller

Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller did not sustain a torn ACL in the Thanksgiving Day win over the Detroit Lions, however the extent of the injury on his right knee is yet to be known, multiple outlets reported Friday.

NFL Network reported there is concern about the lateral meniscus of Miller, who underwent an MRI on Friday.

Miller likely will miss at least one to two weeks while weighing his options and could be sidelined for the rest of the season, per reports.

He tore his ACL in the same knee in 2013.

Miller, 33, sustained a knee injury while getting rolled up on with less than three minutes remaining in the second quarter of the Bills’ 28-25 win in Detroit.

The eight-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl 50 MVP was ushered to the medical tent on the visitors’ sideline before he was carted to the locker room. He quickly was ruled out for the rest of the game.

Miller, who won Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams, has recorded eight sacks and 21 tackles in 11 games (all starts) this season.

He has totaled 123.5 sacks, 561 tackles, 27 forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries in 161 career games (all starts) with the Broncos, Rams and Bills.

The Bills (8-3) next play Thursday on the road against division rival New England.

–Field Level Media

Sep 29, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou (68) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) in the second quarter at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati. Tagovailoa sustained a head injury on the play and left the game for treatment. Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa set for MRI after hard hit

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will have an MRI after sustaining neck and head injuries in Thursday night’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

CBS Sports reported Tagovailoa traveled back to Miami with his team while wearing a neck brace. Initial scans performed at a Cincinnati hospital were negative. The Dolphins said he sustained a concussion, and NFL Network reported Friday that Tagovailoa has entered the league’s concussion protocol.

Tagovailoa was sacked by Cincinnati’s Josh Tupou and swung to the ground violently with 5:43 remaining in the first half. His head and upper back hit the turf hard and his fingers spasmed in an odd manner. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurologist, said Friday that the movement of his fingers indicated a neurological issue.

Tagovailoa, 24, was down on the field for approximately 10 minutes before being taken off the field and taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

According to the Dolphins, Tagovailoa remained conscious throughout the night and had full movement in his extremities.

The injury came four days after Tagovailoa briefly left Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills and returned after passing the concussion protocol. Earlier in the week, the NFL Players Association indicated it would conduct an investigation into the quarterback being allowed to return to the field.

“Player health and safety is at the core of the union’s mission,” the union tweeted Thursday night. “Our concern tonight is for Tua and we hope for a full and speedy recovery. Our investigation into the potential protocol violation is ongoing.”

–Field Level Media

May 25, 2022; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (9) catches a pass during organized team activities at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns place WR/KR Jakeem Grant (torn Achilles) on IR

The Cleveland Browns placed Jakeem Grant on injured reserve Wednesday after an MRI confirmed a torn left Achilles for the wide receiver and return specialist.

Grant, 29, was carted off the practice field after being injured during one-on-one drills Tuesday at the team’s training camp in Berea, Ohio.

Coming off a 2021 Pro Bowl nod as a punt returner, Grant signed a three-year deal with the Browns in free agency that is worth up to $13.8 million.

Grant split the 2021 season between the Dolphins and Bears, with Miami trading him to Chicago in October for a 2023 sixth-round pick. He returned one punt for a touchdown and averaged 11.9 yards per punt return and 23.4 yards per kick return.

Grant entered the league with the Dolphins in 2016 and spent his first five-plus seasons in Miami. He has returned two kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns in his career. He also has 100 career receptions for 1,140 yards and seven touchdowns, along with one rushing touchdown.

–Field Level Media

Jun 14, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer (21) looks on during minicamp at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bills S Jordan Poyer to have MRI on elbow

Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer will undergo an MRI on his left elbow after sustaining the injury during practice on Tuesday, NFL Network reported.

Poyer, 31, was injured after making contact with rookie running back James Cook during an 11-on-11 drill. He walked off the field with a trainer and eventually was carted to the locker room.

Poyer, who is a free agent after this season, is coming off the best campaign of his career. He was named an All-Pro after tying a career high with five interceptions to go along with 93 tackles and three sacks.

He has 643 tackles, 20 interceptions and 11 sacks in 127 career games (89 starts) with the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Bills.

–Field Level Media

Nov 8, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) runs after a catch against Chicago Bears outside linebacker Robert Quinn (94) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 29-27.  Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Steelers’ Chase Claypool week-to-week with toe injury

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool is considered week-to-week with a toe injury, NFL Network reported on Wednesday.

The news likely can be construed as positive considering there was speculation that the injury could have sidelined Claypool for the rest of the season.

Claypool underwent an MRI on his toe on Tuesday, one day after sustaining the injury during Pittsburgh’s 29-27 victory over the Chicago Bears.

Claypool, 23, has 29 catches for 433 yards and one touchdown in seven games (six starts). He hauled in nine TD catches last season as a rookie.

The Steelers (5-3) host the Detroit Lions (0-8) on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Jan 9, 2021; Landover, Maryland, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) runs with the ball as Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) and Washington Football Team free safety Jeremy Reaves (39) chase in the second quarter at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs WR Antonio Brown to get MRI on ailing knee

Tampa Bay wideout Antonio Brown will have an MRI on his ailing knee, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said Monday.

Brown played just 29 snaps in Sunday’s divisional playoff win over the New Orleans Saints. He caught one pass for 10 yards and was targeted three times. Brown played just 33 snaps in the wild-card round against Washington, catching two passes – one for a touchdown – for 49 yards.

Brown’s best game of the season came in Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons, when he hauled in 11 catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bucs play at Green Bay this Sunday in the NFC Championship.

–Field Level Media