Cards’ RB out of play for awhile
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals lost way more than a game in their season opener in Detroit.
Star running back David Johnson dislocated a wrist, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, and probably will require surgery.
Arians said Johnson is seeking a second opinion. If the original prognosis is confirmed, the injury is the same as the one that sidelined rookie T.J. Logan in the preseason.
While he didn’t give a timetable for Johnson, Arians said Logan is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks.
David Johnson likely is headed for injured reserve, not necessarily for the season but maybe for most of it. NFL rules allow up to two players to be brought back from IR.
NFL trying for reverse
FRISCO, Texas — The NFL moved quickly Monday in hopes of reversing a federal judge’s decision that has blocked the league’s six-game suspension of star Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott over a domestic violence case in Ohio.
The league asked the judge who ruled in Elliott’s favor to stop the preliminary injunction that cleared last year’s NFL rushing leader to play while the case is in court. A notice of appeal was also filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Robinson out for year
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have confirmed that receiver Allen Robinson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Robinson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the season opener at Houston on Sunday.
Coach Doug Marrone says “it’s obviously a blow.”
Robinson landed awkwardly on his left knee while making a catch in the first quarter of a 29-7 victory against the Texans.
Robinson, who made the Pro Bowl in 2015 following a 1,400-yard, 14-touchdown campaign, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and looking for a long-term deal. A second-round pick from Penn State in 2014, Robinson has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns.
n Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White suffered a broken collarbone against the Atlanta Falcons and will go on injured reserve for the third straight season.
n The Denver Broncos have agreed to a four-year deal with kicker Brandon McManus, who set an NFL record by making all 10 of his field goal attempts in the playoffs two years ago.
The Broncos also beefed up their depleted defensive line by signing rookie nose tackle Tyrique “Pot Roast Jr.” Jarrett to their active roster and waiving Kyle Peko.
n The Eagles lost starting cornerback Ronald Darby and kicker Caleb Sturgis for several weeks in Sunday’s 30-17 win at Washington.
n The Carolina Panthers reached injury settlements and cut ties with WR Brenton Bersin, C-G Gino Gradkowski, OG Chris Scott and S LJ McCray on Monday. All four had been on injured reserve.
n Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano may consider making a quarterback change this week but acknowledges it would be a tough learning curve for backup Jacoby Brissett.
n Starting Buffalo Bills CB E.J. Gaines sustained a bruised left shoulder, McDermott said. Gaines did not return after being hurt in the fourth quarter against the Jets.
n Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey said starting safety Johnathan Cyprien will miss a “few” weeks with an injured hamstring.
n The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Nick Bellore to the active roster and defensive tackle Daniel Ross to the practice squad.
The Lions also announced Monday they have waived offensive tackle Storm Norton.
n The New England Patriots are replacing their artificial turf field after just one regular-season game.
A Patriots spokesman says the field wasn’t up to the team’s standards, even though it met the safety requirements for both the NFL and Major League Soccer. Spokesman Stacey James says it was the first chance to replace it because the field won’t be used for two weeks.
ESPN first reported the decision, noting that several players had complained the field was too soft.