Houston's Watt re-injures back, could miss entire season (Yahoo Sports)
J.J. Watt has re-injured his back, according to a person familiar with his condition, and the Houston Texans expect the star defensive end to be sidelined until at least December, and possibly the entire season. Watt missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back. It's unclear if the injury will require surgery, but the person familiar with his condition told the AP he could be placed on injured reserve as early as Wednesday.
Garoppolo, Brissett on field as Patriots return to practice (Yahoo Sports)
Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett were both in uniform as the Patriots went back to the practice field on Tuesday. Which one of them will be at quarterback when New England hosts Buffalo on Sunday remains a mystery at this point. Garoppolo missed last week's game against Houston with a throwing shoulder injury that occurred during the second quarter of the New England's win over the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 18.
Bengals think they're better with volatile Burfict back (Yahoo Sports)
Burfict sat out the first three games for his repeated illegal hits, including one during the Bengals' latest first-round playoff loss. The Bengals (1-2) had their defense shredded during a 29-17 loss to Denver on Sunday, with Trevor Siemian throwing a career-high four touchdown passes. Cincinnati hosts the Dolphins (1-2) on Thursday night needing something - or somebody - to get the defense turned around.
Panthers sign S Griffin, DT Love to 1-year contracts (Yahoo Sports)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have signed safety Michael Griffin and defensive tackle Kyle Love to one-year contracts.
Redskins put C Kory Lichtensteiger on IR, sign John Sullivan (Yahoo Sports)
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have put center Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve with an injured calf and signed free agent center John Sullivan.
Jaguars' Beachum cleared from NFL's concussion protocol (Yahoo Sports)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Kelvin Beachum has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and will practice Wednesday.
Indianapolis puts linebacker Trent Cole on injured reserve (Yahoo Sports)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts put outside linebacker Trent Cole on injured reserve Tuesday.
Bears sign RB Bell, place CB Fuller on injured reserve (Yahoo Sports)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have signed running back Joique Bell and placed cornerback Kyle Fuller on injured reserve.
Lions bring back Dobson, add Gooden to practice squad (Yahoo Sports)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Aaron Dobson again after waiving him last week.
Carroll: Russell Wilson has MCL sprain, but "feeling great" (Yahoo Sports)
As of Monday afternoon, Pete Carroll's expectation was that Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson will be the starter on Sunday when the Seahawks face the New York Jets despite a sprained MCL in his left knee. ''What he has, a lot of guys play with,'' Carroll said on Monday afternoon. For the second time in three weeks, Wilson's health was the primary topic the day after a Seahawks victory.