Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts suffered a dislocated left shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Shorts was injured at the end of the game, after Nate Washington (hamstring) had already left. Shorts' injury initially appears to be the more serious of the two, and he had a sling on his arm after Sunday's game, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. With a game against the Colts coming up Thursday, the Texans may need the likes of Keith Mumphery and Jaelen Strong to step up as complementary options alongside target-monster DeAndre Hopkins.
Lions running back Joique Bell (ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Bell has been incredibly underwhelming thus far, averaging just 2.5 yards per touch and 1.1 yard per rush. Rookie Ameer Abdullah and third-down back Theo Riddick should get increased touches against a tough Seahawks rush defense Monday in Bell's absence.
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) is doubtful for Monday's game, DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman reports.
He returned to practice this week, but he is apparently not yet ready to return to game action. This will be the fourth straight game that the All-Pro linebacker misses due to the hip injury. Josh Bynes will start Monday in Levy's place.
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Although he was able to do some running off to the side of Friday's practice, Pettigrew will have to wait at least another week to make his return to game action. Eric Ebron will continue to play the majority of offensive snaps as a pass-catcher and in-line blocker in Pettigrew's absence.