— The injury-riddled Denver Broncos have acquired the Los Angeles Rams’ second-leading tackler. The Rams are sending inside linebacker Kenny Young and a seventh-round draft pick in 2024 to the Broncos for a sixth-round selection in the 2024 NFL draft. Young is in the midst of a breakout fourth NFL season and goes from a 6-1 team to a 3-4 Broncos squad that has been hit hard by injuries at linebacker. The Broncos lost both of their starters and two backups and have lost four straight after a 3-0 start.
— The Green Bay Packers likely will have to face the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals without 2020 All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and defensive coordinator Joe Barry. General manager Brian Gutekunst announced Monday that the team has placed Adams on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That announcement came just over an hour after coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that Barry had tested positive.
— The Atlanta Falcons have activated offensive lineman Kaleb McGary from the COVID-19 reserve list. McGary missed a 30-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins after starting the first five games for the 3-3 Falcons. Jason Spriggs got the start at right tackle. Cornerback T.J. Green has been released to make room for McGary.
— Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield remains out with a left shoulder injury that could sideline him for this week’s game against Pittsburgh. Mayfield was not on the practice field during the portion of practice open to reporters. He didn’t play against Denver on Thursday, when it was disclosed he also has a fracture in his non-throwing shoulder along with a completely torn labrum.
— A person with direct knowledge of the diagnosis says an MRI confirmed that New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will be sidelined at least two weeks. Wilson was injured in the second quarter of New York’s 54-13 loss to New England on Sunday.
— Carl Madsen, who worked as an NFL on-field umpire and then as a replay official, has died. He was 71. The league confirmed Monday that Madsen died on his way home after working the Kansas City-Tennessee game.. Madsen joined the NFL officiating staff as an umpire in 1997 and worked on the field through the 2008 season. He worked in replay from 2009.