NFL IN BRIEF Saints place Bryant on IR
Dez Bryant’s season is over before it had even begun. The New Orleans Saints placed the newly acquired wide receiver on injured reserve Saturday, promoting receiver Keith Kirkwood from the practice squad to the active roster before Sunday’s game at Cincinnati.
Bryant was injured during his second practice with New Orleans on Friday.
A person familiar with the situation says Bryant
Patriots: Star tight end Rob Gronkowski will be sidelined for the third time in four games when the Patriots take on Tennessee on Sunday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported. Gronkowski was limited in practice all week while continuing to deal with lingering back and ankle injuries.
Bills: The Bills ruled out rookie Josh Allen and announced that Matt Barkley is expected to start against the Jets. Barkley gets the nod instead of turnover-prone Nathan Peterman despite having just two weeks of practice experience in Buffalo. Giants: Offensive lineman Patrick Omameh, an offseason acquisition who started the first six games of the season at right guard, was waived. That cleared the way to promote return man Quadree Henderson from the practice squad, four days after he was waived to free up a roster spot for another player.
Jets: The Jets signed quarterback Davis Webb from the practice squad and placed tight end Neal Sterling on season-ending injured reserve.