Bradford Out For Season – NFL Roundup
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season.
Bradford, the first overall pick of the 2010 draft, missed the last nine games last season after getting injured at Carolina. Veteran Shaun Hill has been the backup and the Rams also have rookie Garrett Gilbert and Austin Davis on the roster.
In all, five starters were hurt against the Browns.
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson was carted off with a knee injury and three others — guard Rodger Saffold and defensive tackles Kendall Langford and Michael Brockers — left with ankle injuries.
Johnson will be out 4-6 weeks with an MCL tear. But coach Jeff Fisher said Saffold, Langford and Brockers could play if needed in the preseason finale Thursday at Miami.
UNDATED (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs and will miss the team's final preseason game. Rivera says he expects Newton to be ready for the team's Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay. Newton was hit after scrambling from the pocket in Carolina's preseason game Friday night against New England.
Newton has never missed a regular season start in his three seasons with the Panthers.
In other NFL news:
— The lawyer for Denver kicker Matt Prater (PRAY'-tur) says his client has agreed to a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Harvey Steinberg says Prater's suspension was alcohol-related.
— The Denver Broncos have parted ways with 11 players, including nine-year veteran tackle Winston Justice and undrafted rookie running back Brennan Clay of Oklahoma.
— The Chicago Bears have cut Jordan Palmer, making Jimmy Clausen the backup quarterback behind Jay Cutler.