The Arizona Cardinals say defensive end Calais Campbell will continue to be placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol after being taken out of last Sunday’s game against the New York Giants on a stretcher.
However, the team said Campbell was evaluated Monday and has shown no improvements. The six-time Pro Bowler was injured while the Cardinals were leading 20-10 with seven minutes left in the third quarter.
“Hopefully we can get him out soon and get him moving again and having back to normal activity,” Arizona coach Steve Wilks said.
Campbell wasn’t the only Arizona player hit by Giants punter Brad Wing during the game. Rookie cornerback Tre Boston and safety Justin Bethel also were sidelined for what Wilks described as “medical reasons”. Bethel said after the game that Boston suffered a possible concussion.
“We’ll keep them both back a little bit, to keep them smart,” Wilks said. “They’ve had a lot of injury injuries during their career and hopefully the training staff and the doctors can keep those guys on the right track.”
Boston was signed in free agency as a strong safety to go with Marcus Cooper. The 6ft 4in, 220lb Bethel was drafted in the third round in 2014 out of Western Carolina.
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New York Giants: DE Olivier Vernon was the only Giants player suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The league said Vernon tested positive for a masking agent that was manufactured by a third party supplier and listed the ingredient propamirol as an ingredient, meaning Vernon received a positive test for it.
Vernon has been suspended twice before, once in 2014 and again in 2016.
New York Giants: Cornerback Donte Deayon was cut as part of the team’s roster reduction to 53. Deayon had been a valuable special teams player who was waived from the team in May and did not sign with another NFL team.
Miami Dolphins: Wide receiver Willie Snead was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Snead, one of the top undrafted receivers in this year’s draft, signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Ball State in May and was on Miami’s roster entering Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Miami Dolphins: Cornerback Tony Lippett had shoulder surgery Monday and is expected to miss eight weeks. Lippett has not played this season because of a groin injury he suffered during training camp. The Dolphins originally thought he would miss four weeks.
Buffalo Bills: Offensive tackle Cordy Glenn is not expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday because of a foot injury. Glenn, whom the Bills acquired in a trade with Cincinnati in March, tore a ligament in his left foot during last Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets. Coach Sean McDermott said he is “pleased” that Glenn “exhibited positive movement” on his rehabilitation, but a return to the field for the season is “really questionable”.
Buffalo Bills: Quarterback Nathan Peterman was not cleared to practice Monday because of concussion protocol. McDermott said the rookie is “a little further down in his progression” after being hurt in the second quarter against the Jets on Sunday.
New York Jets: Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who missed Sunday’s win over Buffalo with a lower back injury, is expected to return to practice Wednesday and play against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Head coach Todd Bowles says there’s no update on linebacker Darron Lee, who missed Sunday’s game against the Bills because of a knee injury. Linebacker Demario Davis is expected to miss at least another week with a groin injury.