CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Bears played most of Sunday’s 20-17 win vs. the Bengals without starting quarterback Andy Dalton, who left with a knee injury.

The good news for Chicago is it seems as if Dalton has avoided serious injury. Matt Nagy told reporters including Chris Emma of 670 The Score in Chicago on Monday that Dalton does not have a torn ACL, but is still undergoing further testing.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network added that Dalton’s injury is a bone bruise.

But the question now is whether Dalton will start on Sunday in Cleveland against the Browns or if rookie Justin Fields will get the nod. Nagy didn’t say who will start when he spoke on Monday, but the team clarified after his press conference that if Dalton is healthy, he will start.

In relief of Dalton, Fields completed six of 13 passes for 60 yards and an interception.

Tua Tagovailoa reportedly avoids major rib injury

Sunday was a rough day across the NFL with quite a few big names leaving games with injuries. Among them was Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who had to be carted off the field in the first quarter of the Dolphins’ 35-0 blowout loss at home to the Bills.

But according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the news isn’t too bad for Tagovailoa. Pelissero reported that Tagovailoa’s chest X-rays were negative and there is no further damage beyond bruised ribs.

Whether he plays in Week 3 vs. the Raiders will come down to how well he tolerates the pain.

TJ Watt might be able to play Week 3 game vs. Bengals despite groin injury

The Steelers fell to 1-1 on Sunday with a 26-17 loss at home vs. the Raiders. In the loss, TJ Watt was forced to leave due to a groin injury he suffered in the first half of the game.

Ian Rapoport reported that the injury isn’t thought to be serious and that Watt could play when they host the Bengals in Week 3.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network also reported that receiver Diontae Johnson, who was injured on the final play of the game, avoided serious injury as well.

Watt had a sack and a forced fumble before he was forced to leave the game. Johnson finished with nine receptions for a team-high 105 yards.

Buccaneers reach out to Richard Sherman

Tampa Bay improved to 2-0 with a 48-25 win against Atlanta on Sunday. However, the Buccaneers may be looking for defensive help, especially in the secondary where they lost corner Sean Murphy-Bunting indefinitely to a dislocated elbow.

Bruce Arians told reporters including Jenna Laine of ESPN that the team has reached out to free agent corner Richard Sherman about possibly joining the team.

Sherman is still a free agent. The 33-year-old corner played in just five games for the 49ers last season.

The Buccaneers have given up 684 yards passing in their two games, which is the third-most in the NFL. Only the Ravens (752) and Cowboys (692) have allowed more passing yards.

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