Week 2 of the NFL season was thrilling, as there was a sport for each form of fan. There have been defensive slugfests, high-scoring affairs and chaotic endings. Nevertheless, regardless of the entertaining motion that captivated followers this previous week, accidents additionally occurred — and there have been plenty of them.
Sadly, some groups have realized that they are going to be with out sure star-caliber gamers in the meanwhile. The Cleveland Browns‘ depth at extensive receiver shrinks, as they put Jarvis Landry on the injured reserve record due to a medial collateral ligament sprain. The Houston Texans put quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the IR because of a hamstring injury — and we noticed how that impacted them Thursday evening in opposition to the Carolina Panthers.
The San Francisco 49ers‘ working again room is banged up, with each ball provider having some form of harm. Let’s not neglect the Philadelphia Eagles, who put offensive lineman Brandon Brooks (pectoral) and defensive finish Brandon Graham (ruptured Achilles) on IR as effectively.
That’s solely the start of the injury news heading into the weekend. Our NFL group reporters are again to provide the largest names on the harm report and their standing coming into Week 3.
It is possible — very possible, in reality — that Hopkins performs Sunday in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars, however not practising all week does trigger a little bit of concern for his game-day standing. Coach Kliff Kingsbury stated the following 48 hours are essential however that Hopkins will probably be a game-time choice. — Josh Weinfuss
Gage bought harm final week in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is taken into account “week-to-week.” The Falcons can substitute him in a mess of the way, from lining working again Cordarrelle Patterson or tight ends Kyle Pitts or Hayden Hurst exterior to utilizing Olamide Zaccheaus or Tajae Sharpe in a bigger function. The wager, in coach Arthur Smith’s offense, is that they do a mixture of all of it reverse Calvin Ridley. — Michael Rothstein
Terrell, Atlanta’s prime cornerback, did not follow all week and is out Sunday in opposition to the New York Giants. It might trigger Atlanta issues attempting to cowl Kenny Golladay, a tall receiver who would not typically get separation. The Falcons will use T.J. Green, who transformed from security within the offseason, to interchange Terrell within the lineup.
Coach Sean McDermott described Wallace as “trending in the fitting path” Friday, and he absolutely practiced to shut out the week. Nevertheless, he was listed on the ultimate harm report as questionable. Wallace missed many of the Week 2 sport vs. the Miami Dolphins due to cramping. Fellow cornerback Dane Jackson can be questionable for the sport with a knee harm. Wallace seems extra more likely to play vs. Washington in Week 3 than not, however two questionable gamers at any place are value maintaining a tally of. — Alaina Getzenberg
Dalton is out for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Cleveland Browns due to a left knee harm. That opens the door for Bears rookie Justin Fields to make his first career NFL regular-season start. Bears coach Matt Nagy stated he doesn’t envision Dalton happening injured reserve and that when wholesome, Dalton continues to be Chicago’s beginning quarterback. — Jeff Dickerson
Higgins was formally listed as uncertain for Sunday’s AFC North battle in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nevertheless, he did follow on Friday after not collaborating earlier within the week. Regardless of the ominous designation, it is an encouraging signal for the second-year receiver. Bengals coach Zac Taylor stated the group will wait so long as attainable earlier than making a ultimate choice on Higgins’ sport standing. This one will probably be value watching proper as much as kickoff — and it would not be stunning if he finally ends up enjoying. — Ben Child
Cooper was restricted within the first two practices of the week due to a rib harm that first cropped up within the opener and was aggravated late in final week’s win on the Los Angeles Chargers. He was a full participant for Friday’s follow, nonetheless. Head coach Mike McCarthy expressed confidence that Cooper will probably be obtainable in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles, however the receiver has not at all times put up massive numbers when banged up. Nevertheless, since it’s the Eagles, maybe that may change. He has extra catches (33) and yards (614) in his profession in opposition to Philadelphia than in opposition to every other group. He additionally has three 100-yard video games vs. the Eagles since becoming a member of the Cowboys. — Todd Archer
Patrick, who has turned eight targets into seven receptions and two touchdowns this season, was restricted in follow Wednesday and Thursday. Until he has an sudden setback, he’s more likely to play Sunday in opposition to the New York Jets. One other Denver wideout, Courtland Sutton (hip), was additionally restricted in Wednesday’s follow however practiced absolutely on Thursday. — Jeff Legwold
The Lions positioned Williams on the reserve/injured record Thursday. He’ll miss his second straight week with a concussion stemming from a tough hit he took in the course of the Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Williams was anticipated to be the Lions’ prime receiver coming into this season, however in his absence, Quintez Cephus has emerged as a strong choice within the offense with extra targets from Jared Goff. — Eric Woodyard
If Jenkins cannot play, the Packers can be right down to their third choice defending Aaron Rodgers’ blindside Sunday evening in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers. Coach Matt LaFleur listed Jenkins as uncertain. The Professional Bowl left guard has been filling in at left deal with for All-Professional David Bakhtiari, who began the season on the bodily unable to carry out record whereas recovering from ACL surgical procedure in January. Jenkins suffered an ankle harm late in Monday evening’s win over the Detroit Lions however managed to complete the sport. — Rob Demovsky
Jacobs handled turf toe in coaching camp, was sick coming into Week 1 and has not practiced in two weeks after struggling an ankle harm within the opener. He is formally listed as uncertain to play in opposition to the Miami Dolphins. In any occasion, Las Vegas, which has the third-worst working assault within the NFL regardless of having the top-ranked whole offense, must be extra balanced in opposition to Miami. This implies Las Vegas’ continually reshuffled O-line and working backs Peyton Barber and Kenyan Drake should step up. “We have got to get them some higher appears within the working sport,” stated Raiders coach Jon Gruden. “We misfired on some assignments … we have got to dam higher. We have got to name higher performs. We have got to execute higher. Operating the ball these first couple of weeks has been, clearly, not ok.” — Paul Gutierrez
Bosa is listed as questionable in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, however figuring out how robust he’s, I wager he performs. — Shelley Smith
Jones is listed as uncertain due to a calf harm.
Jones, a veteran presence within the Chargers’ secondary, is out of Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Chiefs.
Rams coach Sean McVay says Henderson will probably be a game-time choice as he continues to take care of a rib cartilage harm that he suffered within the fourth quarter of a Week 2 win over the Indianapolis Colts. “It is a pain-tolerance factor,” McVay stated Friday. “We need to use as a lot time as we’ve, however we have got contingency plans in place.” If Henderson is unable to play, look ahead to Sony Michel to begin and for rookie Jake Funk to additionally play some snaps. — Lindsey Thiry
Harm: Fractured ribs
Dolphins coach Brian Flores ruled Tagovailoa out early within the week, paving the way in which for Jacoby Brissett to make his first begin because the 2019 season finale. Flores known as Tagovailoa “day-to-day,” so his availability shifting ahead is but to be decided. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
After being sidelined Wednesday and Thursday, Cook dinner bought somewhat work finished at follow on Friday and is listed as questionable for the Vikings’ contest in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks. Earlier within the week, coach Mike Zimmer indicated that Cook dinner would actually have to be hurting to be dominated out of the sport, so it is attainable this choice will probably be made after the working again goes by means of a exercise pregame to find out whether or not he can go. Requested whether or not he feels working again is a place wherein a participant can sit off form for every week and be able to go on sport day, Zimmer stated, “If you happen to’re asking about Dalvin, I feel Dalvin can.” — Courtney Cronin
The Patriots’ No. 1 rusher was restricted all week in follow and wore white gloves throughout temporary media-access-viewing intervals, which was uncommon for him. The excellent news is that he was taken off the harm report Friday and must be able to go on Sunday. — Mike Reiss
McCoy has been dominated out for the second straight week with a calf harm, which is clearly related contemplating how badly the Saints struggled with safety and communication points final week whereas gaining simply 128 yards at Carolina. Nevertheless, we noticed them dominate Inexperienced Bay in Week 1 even after McCoy bought harm on the opening drive, with second-year guard (and former school heart) Cesar Ruiz sliding over to interchange McCoy. The Saints have insisted they’ll clear up the communication points after specializing in all of them week in follow. The Patriots will certainly put that to the check Sunday by attempting to confuse and overwhelm New Orleans up entrance. — Mike Triplett
Engram is more likely to make his first look of the season. His debut is simply in time for the Atlanta Falcons, who’ve once more struggled in opposition to opposing tight ends. Atlanta has allowed 12 receptions for 144 yards and three touchdowns to tight ends already this season. Engram has been restricted in follow this week and is formally listed as questionable for Sunday’s sport. — Jordan Raanan
Roethlisberger, who was restricted in follow Thursday because of a pectoral injury, participated in full on Friday. He would not have an harm designation for Sunday. — Brooke Pryor
Watt stated he did sufficient work in the course of the week that the “door is open” for him to play Sunday, and he is listed as questionable. That is not the case for fellow OLB Alex Highsmith, who missed follow all week with a lingering groin harm and was dominated out for Sunday. Watt declined to say simply how a lot the door is open, however on the very least, the skin linebacker depth will probably be decreased. The following man up is former undrafted free-agent Jamir Jones, who might have an expanded function on Sunday.
Johnson, who injured a knee on the final play of Sunday’s loss to the Raiders, can be out for Sunday.
That is as a lot concerning the working again place as a complete as it’s Mitchell. He didn’t follow a lot this week and is listed as uncertain for Sunday in opposition to the Packers. However coach Kyle Shanahan is holding out hope that Mitchell will have the ability to play, partially as a result of the Niners do not have many confirmed choices on the place. One again who will probably be obtainable is fellow rookie Trey Sermon, who cleared concussion protocol and is the possible starter simply two weeks after he was a wholesome scratch. With Raheem Mostert gone for the season and JaMycal Hasty out with a excessive left ankle sprain, it will be excellent news for the Niners to have Sermon and Mitchell obtainable in opposition to the Packers. The opposite choices? Trenton Cannon, Jacques Patrick and attainable follow squad call-ups Kerryon Johnson and Chris Thompson, all of whom might determine into the combo, relying on Mitchell’s availability. — Nick Wagoner
Dupree is listed as questionable after not practising on Wednesday and Friday, and he was a restricted participant on Thursday. He’s now 9 months faraway from tearing an ACL. That time-frame is sufficient distance from the harm to anticipate him to be recovered. Coach Mike Vrabel stated the story with Dupree comes right down to how the knee responds to the pounding it takes on sport day. Dupree performed 75% of the defensive snaps in opposition to the Seattle Seahawks final week and 68% of the snaps within the season opener. — Turron Davenport
Ioannidis performs a key function in Washington’s inside move rush, which will probably be essential vs. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen. Ioannidis harm the knee within the Sept. 17 win over the New York Giants however returned to play within the sport. Nevertheless, the knee tightened up later and he was unable to follow this week. He is listed as questionable. Washington can win with out him, however its inside rotation is significantly better with him. — John Keim