Monday NFL Notes

Jamaal Charles: The Kansas City speedster was carted off the field Monday with a strained foot. Fortunately for Charles, X-rays came back negative, so it seems he avoided a serious setback. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid did not lie out a timetable for his starting running back’s return, but he did not seem overly concerned about Charles’ future availability. More information regarding the injury is sure to surface in the coming days, so be sure to monitor accordingly.

Plaxico Burress: Burress underwent season-ending rotator cuff surgery Monday, a procedure that could spell the end of his career. At 36-years-old, Burress was competing for a reserve wideout spot with the Steelers and was expected to have minor fantasy value this season, but his injury eliminates him from consideration. After losing Mike Wallace in free agency and Health Miller (knee) to injury, Pittsburgh-s primary pass-catchers this season should shape up to be Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, and rookie Markus Wheaton.

Malcom Floyd: Floyd suffered an apparent right knee injury in Monday’s practice and had to be carted off the field. While the severity of the injury is unknown at this point, the Chargers will surely be hoping for the absolute best after losing Danario Alexander (knee) for the season last week. If healthy, Floyd should be San Diego’s No. 1 receiver this season, but if he is forced to miss time, the Bolts are left with Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal, and rookie Keenan Allen as their top three wideouts.

Ahmad Bradshaw: The former Giant was activated from Indianapolis’ PUP list on Monday after offseason foot surgery delayed the beginning of his season. Bradshaw is the most experienced of the Colts’ running backs and will likely secure the team’s starting role if healthy, with Vick Ballard serving as his backup.

DuJuan Harris: Harris was removed from Green Bay’s PUP list on Monday and practiced for the first time this season. The running back completed some individual drills, but will be given more time before he participates in team drills. While head coach Mike McCarthy has lauded Harris as the early leader to be the Packers’ starting back, competition from rookies Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin, along with veterans James Starks and Alex Green, make McCarthy’s view questionable. Ultimately, Harris could likely serve as a change-of-pace option while Lacy shoulders most of the load.