Washington defensive end Chase Young will miss the rest of the season with a right knee injury. Mark Tenally/Associated Press

Chase Young will not play the rest of this season after injuring his right leg and is scheduled to underdog surgery.

Washington Coach Ron Rivera confirmed the prognosis for Young on Monday in the wake of the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year going down during the first half of an upset of defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.

Rivera did not reveal whether Young tore the ACL in his right knee and did not specify what the surgery is for. Washington said Sunday that Young left the game with a knee injury, and Rivera said it was possibly an ACL tear.

The 2020 No. 2 pick finishes his second NFL season with 1 1/2 sacks. Rookie Shaka Toney is among the pass rushers who will fill in for Young at Carolina and the rest of the year.

“We’re going to rely on some young guys to step up and get opportunities,” Rivera said.

Young got hurt Sunday while trying to get past left tackle Donovan Smith in order to pressure Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. He ended up on the grass, wincing and writhing around on the ground for a bit, all the while keeping his right leg straight.


BROWNS: Banged-up quarterback Baker Mayfield is day-to-day after bruising his right knee in Sunday’s blowout loss at New England – his latest injury.

Mayfield, who has been playing with a damaged left shoulder for several weeks, had to leave in the third quarter after being hit by blitzing Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon. Mayfield struggled to stand before being assessed in the sideline medical tent.

Browns backup quarterback Case Keenum replaced Mayfield and finished the game.

On Monday, Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t provide much information on Mayfield other than to say he was “feeling good about where he is.”

Stefanski said the team’s medical staff has ruled out any structural damage for Mayfield.

• Cornerback Troy Hill was released from a Boston-area hospital after being treated for a neck sprain suffered in Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots.


A team spokesman said Hill is traveling back to Cleveland on Monday following the scary moment in the closing minutes of the blowout loss.

Hill was injured while trying to tackle Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, who broke away and scored an 11-yard touchdown with 4:13 left. Hill’s facemask was removed from his helmet, he was immobilized and carried off the field on a backboard before being taken to a hospital.

The Browns said he always had movement in his extremities.

CHIEFS: The Chiefs were downright awful on defense. Patrick Mahomes was supposedly broken. Injuries had mounted. The rest of the league had caught up to them. Their window for competing for championships had already closed.

Well, look at them now.

Mahomes threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns without an interception, and the Chiefs piled up 516 yards, during a 41-14 romp over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday night that should serve notice to the rest of the NFL: The two-time defending AFC champs aren’t going away without putting up a fight.


“I think the whole team got that swag back,” Mahomes said, “and we got on a roll. We have to keep that thing rolling.”

That’s because for all their problems the first eight weeks of the season, the Chiefs (6-4) have suddenly won three straight and 4 of 5 to take over first place in their division. And after they face the resurgent Cowboys on Sunday, they have the benefit of a late-season bye to catch their breath and prepare for what they hope is a strong finish.

PANTHERS: Cam Newton proved he can provide the Carolina Panthers with a jolt off the bench playing in certain goal-line and short-yard packages.

Now it becomes a matter of can Newton be as productive as an every-down quarterback when the Panthers return home on Sunday to face his former head coach Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team. Newton is 7-16 in his last 23 starts, including eight straight losses as Carolina’s starter.

Panthers Coach Matt Rhule hasn’t officially named a starting quarterback, but said Newton will get the majority of reps this week in practice.

“If he’s ready to start, great. If he’s not quite ready to do everything then P.J. Walker is available,” Rhule said.


But Rhule made it clear after Carolina’s lopsided 34-10 win Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals, saying “We brought Cam here to play, there’s no doubt about that.”

Rhule said the Panthers’ plan with Newton is right on schedule. Newton didn’t sign with Carolina until Thursday night, so he had limited time to digest the playbook. He knew about 15 plays going into the game and Newton played 12% (9 of 75) of the offensive plays.

P.J. Walker started against Arizona, but even he knew his time as a starter would be brief.

“I understand what’s going on,” said Walker, 2-0 as an NFL starter. “I understand the game. I understand the business of it.”

Newton scored touchdowns the first two times he touched the ball against Arizona, first on a tackle-breaking 2-yard run and then on a 2-yard pass to Robby Anderson. He ran for 14 yards on three carries and was 3 of 4 passing for 8 yards.

PACKERS: Any Green Bay Packers fans wanting to invest a personal stake in their favorite team has a chance to do so this week.


The NFL’s only community-owned team is opening the sixth stock offering in franchise history Tuesday morning. The price per share is $300 and is limited to people in the United States as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Potential investors should keep in mind that owning stock in the Packers doesn’t constitute an investment in the common usage of the term.

The team has no obligation to repay the amount a buyer pays to purchase Packers stock. The Packers say anyone considering whether to buy stock in the team shouldn’t make the purchase in the interest of making a profit or receiving a dividend or tax deduction.

The last such offering was in 2011-12.

Shares can be purchased online with credit cards, debit cards or electronic bank transfers. They’re also available by mail with a personal check or cashier’s check.

Packers officials said they’d provide more information at www.packers.com on Tuesday.


AWARDS: NFL Honors, the prime-time television program during which The Associated Press individual league awards are revealed, will be held on a Thursday for the first time, and will be broadcast live by ABC.

The show on Feb. 10 will originate from the YouTube Theater at the SoFi Entertainment District in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California, and also will be available on NFL Network and ESPN+.

In addition to the AP’s awards for MVP, Coach of the Year, Comeback Player, Offensive Player and Offensive Rookie, Defensive Player and Defensive Rookie, and Assistant Coach of the Year, the program will feature the league’s Walter Payton Man of the Year announcement.

The 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame class also will be revealed during the telecast, which begins at 9 p.m.

Other awards presented will include the Salute to Service; the Deacon Jones Award to the NFL sacks leader; and the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.

ABC and ESPN+, under the Disney umbrella, replace NBC as the broadcaster. NBC, which will have the game, also is televising the Winter Olympics from Beijing in February.

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