Newton suffered a rare injury during Monday night's game in Denver when he ruptured both of his patellar tendons on the same play. The surgery is just the first step in a long rehab process. He will spend the next several weeks in a wheel chair before progressing to crutches before the next steps in rehab can even be thought about. He is certainly done for the season, but there is a good chance that he could miss most if not all of next season as well.
His status was already up in the air after spraining his ankle in Week 7 but now that he is still in a walking boot four days later, that doesn't help his case. Head Coach Todd Bowles has indicated that based on how he feels on Sunday, he could still go, but in all likelihood, Wesley Johnson will get the spot start for the Jets in the anchor position. That could mean that Matt Forte regresses this week as Mangold is a hard man to follow in the shoes of.
Cotham had surgery to deal with a meniscus issue back in August but is now being added to the 40-man roster ahead of the league year coming to an end. Cotham was supposed to be a big piece in the Reds pen in 2016 but a 7.40 ERA saw an end to that hope pretty early on. Cotham's role is still up in the air but he will have spring training to prove his worth to Cincinnati management.