The Washington Post Sunday
Injury benches Beckham for clash with Redskins
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Redskins with a quadriceps injury. He did not travel to Washington with the team.
Beckham appeared on the team’s injury report Friday with a bruised quadriceps and practiced on a limited basis. He was downgraded to out Saturday.
Beckham threw one touchdown pass and caught another last week in the Giants’ 30-27 overtime victory over the Chicago Bears.
The Giants have won three of their past four games to get to 4-8. The Redskins are 6-6.
BROWNS: Cleveland cornerback Terrance Mitchell was activated from injured reserve after missing eight games with a broken right wrist.
Cleveland made the move Saturday, enabling Mitchell to be available for Sunday’s game against Carolina. The Browns need Mitchell because rookie cornerback Denzel Ward is out with a concussion suffered last week at Houston.
The 26-year-old Mitchell broke his wrist making a tackle Sept. 30 against Oakland. He started Cleveland’s first four games opposite Ward before getting hurt.
The Browns placed tight end Pharaoh Brown on injured reserve to open a roster spot for Mitchell, who signed with Cleveland as a free agent in March after two seasons with Kansas City.
Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi is expected to play Sunday despite a biceps injury that initially appeared serious.
FINES: Buffalo defensive end Jerry Hughes was fined $53,482 by the NFL for confronting an official in the tunnel after the Bills-Dolphins game last weekend. Hughes accused the official of calling him a vulgar name.
“I’ll catch you. I’ll catch you, guaranteed,” Hughes shouted, waving his index finger as he was pulled away by Bills officials. Hughes later declined to elaborate on the reason for his anger, saying, “I lost the game, so I am supposed to be angry.”
The league also fined Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan $26,739 for yelling at referee Jerome Boger and his crew after the Jets-Titans game.
Fines of $26,739 for unnecessary roughness were levied against Dallas’s Jaylon Smith (helmet-to-helmet hit) and Jatavis Brown of the Chargers.