NFL roundup: Vic Beasley Jr. out with a torn hamstring

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 20: Vic Beasley Jr.
PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 20: Vic Beasley Jr. /

The Atlanta Falcons are off to a 2-0 start to the 2017 NFL season, though they suffered a devastating loss on Sunday night.

On Sunday Night Football, the Atlanta Falcons moved to 2-0 on the NFL season, beating the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of the NFC Championship Game from a year ago. Unfortunately for the Falcons, they suffered the loss of Vic Beasley Jr. in the process, as he tore his hamstring. Beasley led the NFL in sacks last season and is one of the better young defensive players in the NFL.

Garett Bolles earned a starting spot on the Denver Broncos offensive line this Summer, as the first-round pick out of Utah impressed the coaches. After playing every snap in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Bolles was injured against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, though it could have been a lot worse. The tackle suffered a bone bruise, and while it was feared he would be out for the year, he is listed as “week to week.”

Sam Bradford looked very good this preseason and even led the Minnesota Vikings to a solid win in Week 1. However, his balky left knee is beginning to act up, and he was held out of the Vikings loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday. While Bradford will not require surgery, based on his history of injuries, being held out is definitely a cause for concern.

Andrew Luck is another starting quarterback who did not play in Week 2, and that chorus will be repeated in Week 3. The Indianapolis Colts have already ruled Luck out for Week 3, and there is no timetable for his return. The star had surgery on his throwing shoulder in January, and the team is obviously being very cautious as to when, and if he will be back on the field in 2017.

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Greg Olsen suffered a broken foot during the Carolina Panthers win against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 and is now expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks. The star tight end has eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the third season in a row in 2016, making his third consecutive Pro Bowl. Carolina has gotten out to a 2-0 start this season, though it will be hard to replace his production on the offensive side of the ball for the next two months.