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NFL Injury Tracker: Major injuries hampering some contending teams

As major injuries are reported as teams begin padded practices, they will be updated here.

New York Giants v Chicago Bears Photo by Rob Leiter/Getty Images

Success in the NFL often comes down to a team’s ability to stay healthy and for some, the bad luck has already started. The Ravens, 49ers and Cowboys each suffered major losses over the weekend.


Jalen Hurd, WR San Francisco 49ers

Wide receiver Jalen Hurd is undergoing an MRI today to determine if he tore his ACL in practice on Monday. Hurd was a 3rd round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 NFL Draft but missed his entire rookie season with a back injury.


Gerald McCoy, DT Dallas Cowboys

Cowboy’s veteran defensive tackle Gerald McCoy’s season is over after rupturing a quad tendon on Monday in practice. McCoy spent nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and last season with the Carolina Panthers and has recorded 334 tackles and 59.5 sacks in his career.


Iman Marshall, CB Baltimore Ravens

Iman Marshall suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice over the weekend. Marshall is a fourth round pick in 2019 who spent most of his rookie season on injured reserved but made an appearance in three games. He was competing for depth at the cornerback position.


Alex Brown, CB Kansas City Chiefs

Cheifs’ cornerback Alex Brown was signed to their practice squad at the beginning of the 2019 season after spending time with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Jets after going undrafted out of South Carolina State. Brown appeared in three regular season games and all three postseason contests for the Cheifs, primarily on special teams. Brown’s hope of finding a bigger role with the Super Bowl champions will have to wait as a torn ACL has landed him on injured reserve.


Artie Burns, CB Chicago Bears

Burns fell out of favor in Pittsburgh to a point to where he wasn’t active on game day to finish the 2019 season. The former first-round selection from the 2016 NFL draft was obviously not given a 5th-year option and moved on to the Chicago Bears for a minimum contract. But on Tuesday, an ACL injury has reportedly ended his 2020 season.


Grant Delpit, S Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns Safety Grant Delpit’s season is over after he tore his ACL in practice on Tuesday. He was the 44th overall pick in the 2020 draft out of LSU where he played for three season recording 199 tackles, seven sacks and eight interceptions. A major blow for the Browns secondary.


Xavier McKinney, S; David Mayo, LB New York Giants

The New York Giants suffered two major injuries to their defense on Wednesday. Safety Xavier McKinney was the 36th overall pick in the 2020 draft after three years at the University of Alabama where he recorded 175 tackles, six sacks and five interceptions. There is hope that he will be able to play at some point this season. He is set to undergo surgery in Manhattan on Wednesday

Linebacker David Mayo was set to begin his second year in New York after starting his career for four year in Carolina. He has recorded 144 tackles in his career and two sacks. He is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday and the team hopes to have him back soon. He played a pivotal role in their defense last season while starting 13 games.


David Montgomery, RB Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears Running Back David Montgomery strained his groin at practice on Wednesday after slipping attempting to take a hand-off. Montgomery was a third round selection of the Bears last season from Iowa State. He rushed for 889 yards and six touchdowns last season while also catching 25 receptions and one touchdown for 185 yards.

Per Larry Mayer ChicagoBears.com

“We don’t know the severity,” coach Matt Nagy told reporters during a video call. “He ended up doing it in an individual drill. It just slipped out from him on that. So that’s where he’s at. We don’t know anything else from that.”


Stay tuned as more injuries are reported around the NFL as they will be updated here.