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J.K. Dobbins plays his first game since January 2021; Joey Bosa suffers groin injury: Ohio State NFL roundup

The Plain Dealer  Cleveland logo The Plain Dealer Cleveland 9/26/2022 Tim Bielik, cleveland.com

It has been 20 months since Ravens running back and former Buckeye J.K. Dobbins took the field in an NFL regular season game. Dobbins suffered a torn ACL in Baltimore’s preseason finale in 2021 and didn’t play at all during the season.

Dobbins also missed the first two games of this season as he continued his rehab. But on Sunday in New England, Dobbins returned to the field.

He got seven carries, more than any Raven other than Lamar Jackson, for 23 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Baltimore’s 37-26 win.

“I’m blessed to be out there,” Dobbins told reporters in a postgame interview. “I’m the type of guy that yes, I got back out there, I’m blessed, I’m happy about that. But now it’s time for me to try to do what I do. That’s run for a hundred yards and stuff like that.”

The 55th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Dobbins had 134 carries as a rookie for 805 yards and nine touchdowns. He also caught 18 passes for 120 yards and four TDs that season.

Joey Bosa leaves Sunday’s Chargers game with groin injury

Sunday was a rough day on many fronts for the Los Angeles Chargers. They started Justin Herbert at quarterback despite a rib injury.

The injuries kept piling up from there after defensive end Joey Bosa suffered a right groin injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s 38-10 loss to the Jaguars. He did not return to the game and was spotted on the sideline in street clothes in the second half according to NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano.

Bosa made just one solo tackle in the loss.

Chris Olave racks up the yards for the Saints

Not many members of the Saints had a good afternoon on Sunday when they lost at Carolina to the Panthers, 22-14.

However, it was a good day for rookie receiver Chris Olave.

He was a frequent target of Jameis Winston on the afternoon and rewarded his quarterback with nine receptions for 147 yards on 13 targets. The 147 yards he had surpassed any game he had at Ohio State, with his best being a 140-yard performance vs. Michigan State in 2021.

Michael Thomas had five receptions for 49 yards and Nick Vannett caught a five-yard pass for the Saints. On defense, linebacker Pete Werner had a game-high 11 tackles. Bradley Roby added four tackles, three of which were solos, and a pass breakup.

Justin Fields struggles, but Bears improve to 2-1

Bears quarterback Justin Fields was far from his best on Sunday afternoon against the Texans. He was just 8-for-17 for 106 yards and two interceptions, was sacked five times and fumbled twice, although he didn’t lose either.

Fields did have 47 yards rushing, including a 29-yard gain.

The negatives didn’t impact the outcome much as the Bears won, 23-20, behind 157 yards rushing and two TDs from Khalil Herbert.

Chicago has not thrown the ball much as Fields has just 45 passing attempts in three games. In his last two games, Fields is 15 of 28 passing for 176 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions, and he’s been sacked eight times.

How other former Buckeyes fared in Week 3

Here are how some other former Ohio State players played in Week 3.

* Jerome Baker led the Dolphins with 13 tackles, including one for loss, a half sack and a pass deflection in Miami’s 21-19 win vs. Buffalo.

* Nick Bosa had a sack, but the 49ers lost in Denver to the Broncos, 11-10. Denver defensive end Dre’Mont Jones had two tackles in the win.

* Vonn Bell had eight solo tackles, two of which were for loss, and Sam Hubbard made two tackles in Cincinnati’s 27-12 win at the Jets. New York receiver Garrett Wilson caught six passes for 60 yards in the loss.

* Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin had six catches for 102 yards in a 24-8 loss to the Eagles. Curtis Samuel added 48 yards receiving and 13 yards rushing.

* Browns cornerback Denzel Ward jumped on a loose football in the end zone for a touchdown as time expired in Cleveland’s 29-17 win vs. Pittsburgh. He also had five solo tackles and two pass breakups. On the other end of the matchup, Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward had seven tackles, including one for loss.

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