Kicker Josh Lambo is likely over for the season after worsening his gluteus medius muscle, reported Ian Rapoport, an NFL Network insider. It’s a worse version of the injury that has caused him to miss four games this year, Rapoport added.
Lambo was involved in his five field goal attempts in 2020, including a 59-yard dash in last Sunday’s loss to the Texans. The sixth-year veteran has arguably been the league’s most reliable kicker since joining Jacksonville in 2017, logging on 76 of 80 field goals.
With Lambo presumably headed to the injured reserve – he’s been in IR once so a second trip officially ends his season – the Jags need to find a replacement as soon as possible. Free agent Aldrick Rosas, who replaced Lamb against the Bengals in Week 4 and scored four of five field goals, was suspended for four games on October 31 for violating NFL personal conduct policy. The Jaguars have also employed veteran Stephen Hauschka and rookie Jonathan Brown this season, but the pair combined to make just 1 of 4 FGs.
Here’s more news, injuries, and deals we’re tracking Monday:
- Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell suffered from a calf strain that will likely cause him to miss for several weeks, Rapoport reported. The Pro Bowler will undergo more testing, but the injury doesn’t appear to be long-term given there aren’t any structural issues, Rapoport added.
- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford cleared the NFL concussion protocol on Sunday, according to Rapoport.
- Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy said running back David Montgomery was in concussion protocol.
- The Cleveland Browns have named running back Nick Chubb, who has been sidelined for the past five weeks with a knee injury, to return from the IR. The team will be hoping Chubb can play against the Texans on Sunday, Rapoport reported.
- Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich said tight end Jack Doyle was in concussion protocol and was unlikely to be cleared to play against the Titans on Thursday.
- Denver Broncos rookie tight end Albert Okwuegbunam is out for the season after tearing his ACL, NFL Network’s James Palmer reported.
- Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule has said running back Christian McCaffrey has come to light after sustaining a shoulder injury against the Chiefs. The All-Pro could run out of time and his status for Week 10 against the Buccaneers is highly questionable, according to Rapoport.
- Los Angeles Rams have named safety rookie Jordan Fuller (shoulder) for IR return