NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans quarterback Zach Metenberger finished a second straight game sidelined by a sprained right shoulder, and he’ll spend Monday the same way he did a week ago with another MRI.
Mettenberger started Sunday against the New York Giants despite spraining his throwing shoulder a week ago in a loss at Houston. He reinjured his shoulder when sacked by linebacker Devon Kennard for the second time. Mettenberger stayed down for a few minutes before heading to the sideline and then the locker room.
“It doesn’t feel good right now, but honestly I can’t tell you,” Mettenberger said when asked if his shoulder feels worse than a week ago. “We’ll see tomorrow with the MRI.”
Jack Locker replaced Mettenberger for a second straight week. He was sacked on his second play as the Titans turned over the ball on downs. The Giants won 36-7 and finished with eight sacks.
Titans cornerbacK Blidi Wreh-Wilson also dislocated a shoulder in the first quarter, while safety Daimion Stafford was being evaluated for a concussion.
tackle Reitz injures leg, carted off: In Cleveland, Indianapolis Colts starting right guard Joe Reitz was carted off the field with an injured ankle in the second half against the Browns.
Reitz started Sunday in place of injured guard Hugh Thornton (knee). Reitz was hurt on a running play in the third quarter and then taken to the locker room for further evaluation and X-rays. As he lay on the ground.
Reitz is the second Colts lineman to go down. Earlier, rookie center Jonotthan Harrison left with a neck injury and didn’t return.
Browns cornerback K’Waun Williams sustained a hamstring injury in the first half.
running back McKinnon put on injured reserve: In Eden Prairie, Minn., the Minnesota Vikings placed running back Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve, ending his rookie season.
McKinnon hurt his lower back and missed the last game against Carolina. He was already ruled out for Sunday, when the Vikings host the New York Jets.
McKinnon rushed for 531 yards over his last eight games and averaged 4.8 yards per attempt for the season, becoming the primary ball carrier after Adrian Peterson had his off-field issues.
Shields questionable for Falcons: In Green Bay, Wis., Sam Shields’ availability for Green Bay’s game Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons is in question with the Packers cornerback yet to be cleared from a concussion.
Coach Mike McCarthy said he would give Shields “every opportunity” to play against the Falcons.
Shields was listed as questionable Saturday on the Packers’ final injury report. The five-year veteran got hurt during last week’s win over New England.
McCarthy said that once Shields is cleared, the coaching staff must still determine if he’s ready.
The Packers are deep at cornerback, though they wouldn’t mind having Shields back after Atlanta gained 500 yards against Arizona last week.
The Falcons might also get veteran wideout Roddy White back from a sore ankle. He returned to practice on a limited basis Saturday.