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Around the NFL: Injuries hit upcoming Bills opponents, Nassib back with Marrone

Here’s a look at stories from around the league on Monday, Sept. 18.

1. Atlanta Falcons LB Vic Beasley Jr. out with hamstring injury

The Buffalo Bills host the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but their opponent the following weekend has been weakened.

The NFC champion Falcons will be without reigning sack leader Vic Beasley Jr. for at least a month due to a slight hamstring tear, according to WSB-TV sports director Zach Klein.

Beasley had a sack in each of the first two games before getting hurt on Sunday night. Brooks Reed, Adrian Clayborn and first-round pick Takk McKinley will be expected to pick up the pass rushing slack.

2. Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension is still on hold

A federal judge on Monday denied the NFL’s request for an emergency stay of the injunction allowing the Dallas Cowboys’ star running back to keep playing while his six-game suspension goes through the courts.

The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant III likely means Elliott will be able to play the entire season while Mazzant reviews an NFLPA petition to dissolve the suspension, reported.

The NFL is still trying to enforce the suspension, however, filing a motion in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and asking for an expedited ruling.

3. Broncos could be without LT Garrett Bolles

Bolles, Denver’s rookie starter, suffered a bone bruise to his lower left leg and is “week to week,” coach Vance Joseph said in a radio interview on Monday.

“We dodged a bullet there, in my opinion,” Joseph said.

Joseph declined to say who would start at left tackle if Bolles can play in Buffalo on Sunday.

4. Miami Dolphins LB Lawrence Timmons will meet with doctors

Timmons is dealing with “a personal matter,” that is not believed to be early onset of CTE, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Timmons went AWOL on Saturday and returned to the Dolphins early Sunday morning but the team determined he should not play.

5. Doug Marrone has reunited with Ryan Nassib

The former Syracuse quarterback who was rumored to be a draft target of the Bills when Marrone was here signed with the Jaguars on Monday.

Nassib, 27, also played for Jaguars executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin in New York.

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