Saturday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 10
The Minnesota Vikings are moving on from veteran guard Pat Elflein.
Fresh off his activation from injured reserve on Friday, Elflein was released by the Vikings on Saturday and will go on waivers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per source.
Rapoport adds that rookie Ezra Cleveland will be the Vikings’ starting right guard going forward — a role he’s fulfilled since Elflein injured his thumb in practice after Week 1.
Efllein, a third-round selection in 2017, earned a starting job on the Vikings O-line as a rookie and has proven to play at either guard or center. The Ohio State product has 43 career starts.
Now healthy, Elflein could be a valued piece for a team in need of interior offensive line help.
Here’s other injuries and roster news we’re tracking on Saturday:
- The Pittsburgh Steelers have activated Ben Roethlisberger from the reserve/COVID list and will be eligible to play Sunday vs. the Bengals. Linebacker Vince Williams, running back Jaylen Samuels and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins were also activated from the reserve/COVID list and are eligible to play as well. All four Steelers mentioned were placed on the reserve/COVID list in the wake of Vance McDonald’s positive test for COVID-19.
- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross (foot) is ruled out for Sunday vs. the Steelers but the story behind his injury adds to what has been a tortured saga with the team. On Good Morning Football Weekend on Saturday, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that Ross sustained the foot injury while practicing on the defensive side of the football this week. With the Bengals down four cornerbacks, Ross was excited to contribute by practicing at CB but came down with the foot injury on his second play on defense.
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