(The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago Bears announced a change at quarterback on Monday and will start rookie Mitchell Trubisky for next Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Bears coach John Fox will bench Mike Glennon and turn to No. 2 overall pick Trubisky. The quarterback change has been expected after Glennon turned over the ball four times in the 35-14 loss last Thursday night at the Green Bay Packers.
—Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will be sidelined for two to six weeks with a transverse process fracture in his back, coach Jack Del Rio announced.
Quarterback EJ Manuel will be behind center in the absence of Carr, who sustained the injury while being sacked during third quarter of Oakland’s 16-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. He was taken down by Adam Gotsis and received an inadvertent knee to the back from fellow defensive end Shelby Harris.
Minnesota rookie running back Dalvin Cook sustained a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season, coach Mike Zimmer announced.
Cook was injured during the third quarter of Sunday’s 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions. Zimmer said the 22-year-old Cook will undergo surgery and is expected to return next season.
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden was placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a torn ACL, the team announced.
Golden was injured during Sunday’s 18-15 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers. An MRI revealed the extent of the injury for Golden, who will have surgery after the swelling subsides.
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is not expected to miss any playing time after sustaining a hip flexor injury, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, citing a source.
Fellow wideout Mohamed Sanu is not as fortunate as he is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks with a hamstring injury, according to multiple reports. Jones and Sanu sustained their respective injuries during Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated running back Doug Martin from the NFL’s reserve suspended list, the team announced.
Tight end Alan Cross was waived to open the roster spot for Martin, who was suspended for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy last season. Martin served the first contest of his four-game suspension in 2016 before sitting out Tampa Bay’s first three games this season.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews and linebacker Ramon Humber are both expected to undergo thumb surgery and will be out indefinitely, coach Sean McDermott announced.
While McDermott did not elaborate on the length of either player’s absence, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Matthews is expected to miss about one month.
Seattle Seahawks left tackle Rees Odhiambo was taken to the hospital Sunday night after he experienced trouble breathing and rookie running back Chris Carson suffered a “significant” ankle injury during the 46-18 win against the Indianapolis Colts.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Odhiambo took a hard hit to the chest on an interception in the third quarter and needed medical attention in the locker room after the game when he suddenly had trouble breathing. Odhiambo, a third-round pick in 2016 out of Boise State, remained in the hospital overnight.