NFL rumors: Week 3 news on injuries, suspensions, more
Week 2 of the NFL season concluded on Monday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears, 29–14.
The injury bug bit several teams hard over the weekend, but the New England Patriots got good news as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's shoulder injury "may not be as severe" as previously thought, according to Doug Kyed of NESN.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a torn meniscus in their win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, reports Justin Gaard of KFAN. There is no timetable for his return, but head coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't rule out Peterson playing against the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.
• Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware will miss 4–5 weeks after having surgery to repair an ulna fracture near his elbow, the team announced.
• San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead is out for the season with a torn ACL, reports Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
• Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler will start for the team on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, head coach Hue Jackson announced. Kessler will be the Browns' third starting quarterback this season due to injuries to Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown.
• The Browns have signed Charlie Whitehurst to be Kessler's backup, according to SportsTrust, the agency that represents him.
• San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly said the team is not considering making a change at quarterback, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
• Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has withdrawn the appeal of his 10-game suspension for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer. Gregory will now be suspended 14 games in full.
• The NFL has taken away a 2017 fifth-round draft pick and fined the Seattle Seahawks $400,000 for violating the league's on-field physical contact rule during an OTA in June. Head coach Pete Carroll was also fined, and the team will forfeit the first week of OTAs next season.