OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore sustained what appeared to be a season-ending injury Sunday in a hard-hitting joint practice with the San Francisco 49ers.
Lewis-Moore was carted off the field, and afterward Ravens coach John Harbaugh called it “a major injury.”
Lewis-Moore missed 2013 after suffering a torn right ACL at the end of his college career at Notre Dame. Baltimore picked him in the sixth round of the 2013 draft, and he was making progress in camp this summer.
The Ravens already lost another defensive end, rookie Brent Urban, earlier in camp with a torn ACL.
CB Milliner hurts ankle, McDougle tears ACL: In Cortland, N.Y., the New York Jets are banged up in a big way at cornerback.
Dee Milliner, a major part of Rex Ryan’s defense in his second season, was helped from the practice field after injuring his left ankle. A half-hour earlier Sunday, rookie Dexter McDougle was carted off after tearing a ligament in his left knee.
“Those things happen and it’s unfortunate, but you’ve got to move on,” Ryan said before the team announced the severity of McDougle’s injury. “Who plays in their place, I’ve got to find out who’s still out there.”
Veteran Dimitri Patterson, projected as a possible starter opposite Milliner, missed practice for the second straight day with ankle and calf injuries — making the Jets’ secondary extremely thin. Their next preseason game is at Cincinnati next Saturday.
Milliner, expected to be the team’s No. 1 cornerback, went down after defending wide receiver Quincy Enunwa on a long pass and writhed in pain on the sideline at SUNY Cortland.
“He came down and rolled his ankle,” Ryan said.
Milliner got up after several minutes, but didn’t put any weight on his leg before being carted to the medical tent.
McDougle was expected to make an immediate impact, either as a backup or potentially as a starter over Patterson. The third-round pick out of Maryland was hurt during a 1-on-1 drill with wide receiver Stephen Hill, who jumped over the cornerback to catch a pass. McDougle went down, tore off his helmet and stayed on his back.
’Thankful’ Joseph rejoins TEAM after shooting: In Mankato, Minn., the first bad-news call of Mike Zimmer’s career as a head coach came late at night but early in his first season with the Minnesota Vikings: Defensive tackle Linval Joseph had been shot in the leg at a downtown bar after the team’s first exhibition game.
To the relief of Zimmer and the rest of the organization, that dreaded, unexpected call could have been a lot worse. Joseph was not part of any altercation, just at the wrong place at the wrong time, and suffered only a minor injury to the area around his calf.
“Oh, my God, and thank God he’s OK,” Zimmer said, recalling his reaction to the news. “He’s a terrific young man. He’s a good, good kid, and we have a lot of good kids on this football team.”
Joseph rejoined the team as training camp resumed Sunday following a scheduled day off, taking part in meetings but not practice.
Panthers QB Newton, RBs Williams, Stewart to play: In Spartanburg, S.C., coach Ron Rivera says help is on the way for the Carolina Panthers’ offense.
Rivera says he expects quarterback Cam Newton and running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to play in the team’s second preseason game Aug. 17 against Kansas City. All three practiced Sunday after missing Carolina’s preseason opener against Buffalo.
That should help an offense that managed just 75 yards in the first half of Carolina’s 20-18 loss to the Bills.
Newton has been practicing since the start of training camp, but Sunday marked the first time the team allowed him to run to the zone read and carry the football.
Stewart practiced for the first time after missing the first two weeks.
with a strained hamstring.
Williams sat out the first game to rest.
Redskins’ Hall bruises back in practice tumble: In Richmond, Va., Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was “just a little sore” with a bruised back after an awkward landing during training camp practice Sunday, while linebacker Darryl Sharpton could be out several weeks with a high ankle sprain.
Coach Jay Gruden also said receiver DeSean Jackson could return to full practice later this week and might be able to play next Monday night in a preseason game against Cleveland. Jackson injured his left ankle in practice last week.
Hall’s injury apparently isn’t as scary as it looked. He somersaulted and landed on his back while defending Andre Roberts in a one-on-one drill.
“He’s walking around a little bit better, just a little sore,” Gruden said. “I can’t imagine it being very long.”