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Ravens’ Edwards, Peters may have torn ACLs


BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens listed running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters as limited in practice Thursday after ESPN reported the team feared each player has a torn ACL.

ESPN cited an unidentifi­ed source in each report. Losing Edwards would be another major blow to Baltimore’s backfield after the Ravens lost running back J.K. Dobbins to a season-ending knee injury in their final preseason game. Running back Justice Hill went on injured reserve this week.

The team’s next media availabili­ty is Friday, but Edwards and Peters were on the injury report with knee injuries. Veteran running back Devonta Freeman is joining Baltimore’s practice squad, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Baltimore opens its season Monday night at Las Vegas.

The Ravens led the NFL in rushing last season, when Dobbins and Edwards combined for 1,528 yards on the ground. Baltimore signed running back Le’Veon Bell to the practice squad this week and signed Trenton Cannon to the active roster.

It’s possible that Baltimore’s top running back for Monday’s game could be Ty’Son Williams, who was on the practice squad last year and has never had a carry in a regular-season game.

Chubb still iffy for Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Von

Miller-Bradley Chubb reunion is still on for Sunday, but it sure is starting to feel like it could be delayed.

Chubb is dealing with a sprained right ankle that isn’t coming along as quickly as hoped, putting his status for the game against the New York Giants in jeopardy.

Bradley was limited at practice Thursday, an improvemen­t from earlier in the week when he participat­ed in the team stretch and then worked off to the side on his own.

If Bradley does play Sunday, it’ll mark the first regular season game playing alongside Miller in 715 days.

The pass rush partners who combined for 26½ sacks in 2018 have only played four games together since then and none since Sept. 29, 2019.

That’s the day Chubb tore his right ACL in a game against Jacksonvil­le, although he stayed in the game and didn’t realize the extent of his injury until the following day.

He missed the rest of that season and Miller finished with eight sacks, down from 14½ the year before, when Chubb’s dozen sacks establishe­d a franchise rookie record.

Bears’ Goldman still hobbling

The availabili­ty of nose tackle Eddie Goldman remains in question three days before the Chicago Bears kick off their season against the Los Angeles Rams.

He appeared on the team’s injury

report Wednesday with a knee/ankle injury after missing practice.

“He’s going to be day-to-day, literally,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said. “We’ll just continue to see where that’s at. We’ll see where he’s at tomorrow.”

Bilal Nichols got ample time playing on the interior last season when Goldman opted out because of COVID-19, so it’s not as if defensive coordinato­r Sean Desai lacks an experience­d option to plug in if Goldman misses the game. But Goldman, when he last played in 2019, was an elite run stuffer and the Bears would surely rather line Nichols up elsewhere.

Goldman missed eight days of practice early in training camp as a result of a false positive COVID-19 test after revealing that, at least at the time, he was not vaccinated. After returning, a back injury sidelined him for a short period of time. He started the preseason finale at Tennessee and got 10 snaps in the game.

Chiefs look to add to September streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The game the Kansas City Chiefs want to win more than any other happens to be the only one in February.

That doesn’t mean they don’t like winning in September.

In fact, it has been nearly five years since the two-time defending AFC champions have lost a game in the opening month of the NFL season. It’s a remarkable streak of perfection predating quarterbac­k Patrick Mahomes, defensive coordinato­r Steve Spagnuolo and a multitude of players who hope to usher the Chiefs to a third consecutiv­e Super Bowl.

The Browns, their season-opening opponent Sunday, can put the Chiefs’ remarkable September streak in perspectiv­e. They have lost an NFL-record 16 straight openers are are 1-20-1 in Week 1 since returning to Cleveland prior to the 1999 season.

HOFers to receive rings

CANTON, Ohio — Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Steve Hutchinson, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, will receive their rings of excellence in a pair of celebratio­ns each this season.

All 19 living members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be part of such ceremonies, with Manning the focal point in Indianapol­is on Sept. 19 when the Colts host the Rams, and on Oct. 31 when the Broncos host Washington. Manning won Super Bowls with Indianapol­is and Denver.

Woodson’s ring will be presented first on Nov. 14 when Las Vegas hosts Kansas City. He also will be recognized two weeks later in Green Bay when the Rams visit. Woodson won a Super Bowl with the Packers.

 ?? AP FILE PHOTO ?? Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards is tackled by Carolina Panthers cornerback Rashaan Melvin during their Aug. 21 preseason game.
AP FILE PHOTO Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards is tackled by Carolina Panthers cornerback Rashaan Melvin during their Aug. 21 preseason game.

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