Ex-Raven Hartwell likely out for rest of season


Nfl Gameday

Week 5

October 10, 2005

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Ed Hartwell may be lost for the season after injuring his right Achilles' tendon yesterday.

Hartwell, a former Raven, was helped off the field late in the third quarter, slamming his helmet down when he got to the sideline. He was carted to the locker room, his right foot dangling from the side.

The most prominent of Atlanta's free-agent signings during the offseason, Hartwell returned to the sideline midway through the fourth quarter, walking on crutches with his foot in a brace.

Browns -- Rookie wide receiver Braylon Edwards remained hospitalized yesterday after surgery to treat an infection in his right arm. Edwards practiced all week and was not listed on the team's injury report. Browns coach Romeo Crennel said the first-round draft pick took part in the team's walk-through Saturday. Afterward, Edwards, who had cuts and scrapes on his arm, noticed that it was swollen and showed team doctors, who admitted him to the Cleveland Clinic. Edwards underwent a surgical procedure Saturday night to have the infection cleaned out, Crennel said.

Packers -- Najeh Davenport, in his second career start, broke his right ankle after being dragged down from behind by New Orleans linebacker Courtney Watson on a 2-yard reception with 2:40 left in the first half. Davenport's ankle was pinned underneath, and he didn't put any weight on his right leg when he was helped off the field. "More than likely, the seriousness of this would take away his season this year," Packers coach Mike Sherman said.

Jets -- Backup running back Derrick Blaylock is out for the year after breaking his foot against Tampa Bay.

Buccaneers -- Cornerback Ronde Barber inadvertently punched umpire Butch Hannah in the eye when he swung at Jets center Kevin Mawae during an altercation in the second quarter.

Seahawks -- Strong safety Michael Boulware was removed from the field on a stretcher midway through the second quarter against St. Louis after hurting his lower back. He was taken to a hospital for precautionary X-rays. "The scans and X-rays were negative," coach Mike Holmgren said.

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