Saints DT Sheldon Rankins still out in game vs. Rams
Rankins is still trying to return from a torn Achilles tendon suffered last season during the playoffs. Saints right tackle Ryan Ramczyk is active despite a thigh injury. The Rams have two inactives among the nine offensive linemen on their roster.
In Pittsburgh, the Seattle Seahawks are without three defensive starters as they try to win in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1999. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), safety Tedric Thompson (hamstring) and defensive tackle Poona Ford (calf) are all inactive for Sunday’s game. The Seahawks edged Cincinnati last week despite giving up over 400 yards passing.
Brown joined the Patriots on Monday after requesting and receiving his release from the Oakland Raiders. The next day, a lawsuit was filed in Florida accusing him of rape and sexual assault. Brown denied the allegations by his former trainer, and the NFL plans to meet with her Monday, according to a person familiar with the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.
Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, unhappy with how he’s being used and who has requested a trade, is active for the game.
Washington’s offense is missing key tight end Jordan Reed, still recovering from his latest concussion, and running back Derrius Guice, who went on IR after knee surgery. With Guice out, Adrian Peterson got back in action after being a healthy scratch in Week 1.
In Houston, the Texans got WR Keke Coutee back this week against Jacksonville; he missed the opener after hurting his ankle in the first preseason game. The Jaguars have four injured starters out: WR Marquise Lee, CB A.J. Bouye, DE Yannick Ngakoue and OL Cam Robinson.
In Oakland, Kansas City left tackle Eric Fisher is active despite injuring his groin during practice on Friday. Cornerback Gareon Conley is active for the Raiders less than a week after being taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck injury.
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