This morning, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport said the Packers were pessimistic about an arm injury suffered by nose tackle B.J. Raji last night. In his latest tweet, Rapoport reports (via Twitter) the belief is Raji tore his biceps, and tests will determine whether it’s fully or partially torn.
12:29: Raji’s biceps tear is confirmed, per JSOnline’s Tom Silverstein (via Twitter), who says the fear is Raji will be lost for the season.
Here’s some more links derived from last night’s action involving the Packers, Bears and Lions:
- “There’s a good chance that rookie TE Richard Rodgers will be the Green Bay Packers’ starter against the Seattle Seahawks Sept. 4.,” says JSOnline’s Tom Silverstein.
- Casey Hayward is nursing a hamstring injury, and ESPN’s Rob Demovsky wonders if it’s time to worry.
- The Bears were drubbed in Seattle, and ESPN’s Michael C. Wright provided his observations, including the continued struggles of young linebackers Shea McClellin and Jon Bostic.
- Safety Chris Conte saw his first game action since last season. . .and promptly sustained a concussion (confirmed by the team via Twitter), adding yet another question mark to the Bears’ unsettled safety situation.
- Tahir Whitehead‘s strong play is making the Lions’ strong-side linebacker competition a three-horse race, writes Josh Katzenstein in the Detroit News.
- Ndamukong Suh‘s roughing-the-passer penalty drew headlines, but the quantity of Lions penalties is concerning to head coach Jim Caldwell, says MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke.