NFL roundup: Latest league news from Tuesday, Sept. 14
Two days after his eventful Sunday afternoon, Marshon Lattimore is set for surgery.
The Saints’ big-money cornerback will undergo a procedure today to repair a chipped bone in his thumb, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source familiar with the situation.
Lattimore, who suffered the injury during Sunday’s win over the Packers, will be considered week-to-week moving forward.
The 25-year-old standout signed a five-year, $97.6 million contract extension hours before New Orleans’ clash with Green Bay. He went on to record three tackles and one pass defensed in a 38-3 victory.
The Saints’ offensive line is also dealing with a notable injury involving starting center Erik McCoy. The three-year veteran is expected to miss some time with a calf strain, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday.
The Saints have a Week 6 bye and there’s chance McCoy could be out until then, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
With McCoy’s status in question, the club flew former Chiefs lineman Austin Reiter in for a workout Tuesday morning, Pelissero noted.
- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 FM The Fan that defensive end Randy Gregory, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, is doing things to give him the best chance of a negative test, NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported. Jones added that Gregory symptoms are “not serious.” Gregory is vaccinated but still needs two negative tests within 24 hours before Sunday.
- When asked if tight end Evan Engram (calf) has a chance to play on Thursday night, New York Giants coach Joe Judge replied, “Hope so.” Engram, who was inactive for Week 1, has been dealing with the injury since late August.
- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced Terence Steele will be their starting right tackle with Zack Martin, returning from a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, will continue to play right guard, per Slater.
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