Ex-Bulldog Mohamed Massaquoi sent home by Browns

Browns starting receiver Mohamed Massaquoi was sent home to rest, one day after feeling “woozy” during Cleveland’s loss at Houston.


The former Georgia Bulldogs star sustained a concussion in the Browns’ Oct. 23 game against Seattle and missed last week’s game at San Francisco. It was his second concussion in 13 months.

He sat out one day of practice last week but started Sunday before he was taken out late in the third quarter. Browns coach Pat Shurmur said the team’s medical staff is closely monitoring Massaquoi’s health.

Also, Shurmur said running back Peyton Hillis, who reinjured his left hamstring in practice Friday, will miss his fourth consecutive game this week. Shurmur said there are no immediate plans to put Hillis on injured reserve.

49ERS: Running back Frank Gore injured his left ankle Sunday and had X-rays, which were negative. He was clearly sore and needed help getting off the postgame podium in Washington.

Gore, who has five straight 100-yard games, said he expects to practice this week and play against the New York Giants.

BUCCANEERS: Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season.

McCoy, chosen third in the 2010 draft, tore his right biceps Sunday during the opening quarter of a 27-16 defeat to New Orleans. McCoy had just returned to the lineup after sitting out the previous two games because of an ankle sprain.

It’s the second straight year his season ended prematurely because of an arm injury. McCoy missed the final three games of his rookie year with a torn left biceps.

RAMS: Wide receiver Greg Salas will undergo surgery for a broken right leg and is done for the year.

The rookie leads the team with 27 receptions. He was injured when a tackler rolled on him after a 5-yard catch in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s overtime loss at Arizona.

BILLS: Injuries are piling up for Buffalo, which is searching for a kicker and risk losing starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams for the rest of the season.

Coach Chan Gailey described the injury to kicker Rian Lindell’s right shoulder as “not good.” Without being definitive, Gailey said Lindell either broke something or nearly had his shoulder pop out a day earlier in a 27-11 loss to the New York Jets.

Gailey said the player will visit a specialist this week to examine a nagging left foot injury that’s forced him to miss the past three games.

COLTS: Tight ends Dallas Clark and Brody Eldridge are expected to miss more than a week with what their coach calls “significant” injuries.

Clark injured his lower left leg when he tried to make a sliding catch in the second quarter of Sunday’s 31-7 loss to Atlanta. Eldridge left early in the first quarter to have X-rays on his hand. Neither returned to the game.

LIONS: Detroit signed guard Leonard Davis and is bringing back running back Kevin Smith.

The team announced the one-year deals Monday. Detroit released running back Eldra Buckley and cornerback Anthony Madison.

The 33-year-old Davis has started all 155 games he’s played in during his career, but was cut by Dallas before this season, part of a handful of moves that saved the Cowboys room under the salary cap.

TITANS: Tennessee wide recevier Nate Washington has a sore right hip and might be limited at practice early in the week.


Sun, 08/20/2017 - 01:40