ENUNWA TO MISS SEASON AFTER NECK INJURY
N.J.» The Jets will FLORHAM PARK, be without their top wide receiver for the season.
Quincy Enunwa will be placed on injured reserve with a bulging disk in his neck that will probably require surgery, with a recovery time of 6 to 9 months. Coach Todd Bowles said Monday that Enunwa will seek a second opinion, and the injury is not considered career-threatening.
“They said it wasn’t, but going forward, we’ll see,” Bowles said. “They said he should come out OK.”
Enunwa, projected as the Jets’ No. 1 receiver, was hurt Saturday night during practice at MetLife Stadium. Bowles said the injury initially appeared similar to the one that held Enunwa out during spring workouts.
With Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker cut during the offseason, it appeared Enunwa would be given the opportunity to lead an inexperienced receiving corps. He has 80 career catches for 1,172 yards and four touchdowns over two seasons.
“He was a big part of it,” Bowles said of Enunwa’s role on offense. “Our young guys are just going to have to grow up fast.”
Brock on: Osweiler the starter.
OHIO» Brock Osweiler has BEREA, risen from trade throw-in to preseason starter.
The Browns’ never-ending quarterback saga produced yet another surprise.
Cleveland coach Hue Jackson picked Osweiler over Cody Kessler, rookie DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan to start Thursday’s exhibition opener against the Saints in what will be an important stage in a QB competition that’s midway through its second week, with no end in sight.
Bears’ Kush tears hamstring.
Bears guard Eric Kush will miss the season because of a torn hamstring.
Coach John Fox said Kush tore the hamstring from the bone late last week. Kush was placed on injured reserve and is scheduled for surgery Tuesday.
Kush had been struggling with hamstring pain. But Fox said the tear happened in a different area of the muscle.
Seahawks’ Clark to return.
WASH.» Frank Clark’s RENTON, discipline for punching teammate Germain Ifedi during the Seahawks’ training camp seems to be expiring.
Coach Pete Carroll said Clark is expected to return to practice this week after being sidelined since the fight erupted during practice Thursday. Carroll called the decision to keep the defensive end out of practice “coach’s discretion.”
Murray, Reiff are practicing.
MINN.» Latavius Murray MANKATO, was on the practice field in purple. Riley Reiff was back to work, too.
Murray was activated from the physically unable to perform list and practiced with the Vikings for the first time since he was signed in March.
Reiff, the veteran left offensive tackle signed away from Detroit to shore up one of the team’s biggest weaknesses, had missed most of training camp with a back injury.
Amendola back for more.
The thought of retiring after last season, going out on top with the second Super Bowl championship of his career, never occurred to Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola.
“I still have more to play, man,” Amendola said. “My body feels really good. I feel the best I’ve felt in a long time. So I’m excited to get out there, get some more reps, get some plays into the preseason and go from there.”
The Bills signed free-agent receiver Anquan Boldin. … Former New England and Houston defensive tackle Vince Wilfork officially announced his retirement from the NFL in a barbecue commercial.