With the NFL preseason wrapped up, be sure to bookmark our NFL Injury Report & Injured Reserve Tracker for daily player injury updates across all 32 teams.
We are just over a month away from the start of the 2022 NFL season and player availability in training camp is even more important ahead of the 18-week regular season.
This article will keep you up to date on all today’s NFL injury news, plus every day of training camp, concerning starters and key players from across the league as teams get ready for the upcoming 2022 season.
Top NFL Players with Preseason Injuries:
- Drake London, Falcons: The 2022 first-round pick hasn’t practiced since injuring his knee in the Falcons’ preseason opener.
- Tyron Smith, Cowboys: The left tackle is out indefinitely with a torn hamstring.
- David Bakhtiari, Packers: He was removed from the PUP list on August 21st, but his status for Week 1 remains questionable.
- Mekhi Becton, Jets: The former first round pick is expected to miss all of 2022 after suffering another knee injury.
- Harold Landry, Titans: Landry tore his ACL in practice and will miss all of 2022.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: September 1
–Linebacker Deion Jones was placed on the Falcons IR, ruling him out for the first three weeks. The former Pro Bowler underwent offseason shoulder surgery and spent much of training camp on the PUP list.
– David Ojabo was moved to the IR as the Ravens await the return of their rookie pass rusher. John Harbaugh told reporters he expects Ojabo to be on the field by midseason.
– Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenize’s availability for Week 1 is in question after he left practice earlier in the week with an undisclosed injury.
– The Panthers added Sam Darnold to the IR. The quarterback suffered a high ankle sprain during the team’s preseason finale last week.
– Bears wide receivers N’Keal Harry (ankle) and Tajae Sharpe (ribs) were added to the IR. Sharpe has already been ruled out for the season while Harry’s high ankle isn’t expected to cost him the entire regular season.
– Shaquille Leonard has rejoined the Colts at practice this week. The All Pro linebacker has been recovering from offseason back surgery and claims he is pain-free for the first time since his rookie season.
– Jaylen Waddle is dealing with a lower body injury, but Mike McDaniel told reporters he’s “very, very confident” the receiver will be ready to go for Week 1.
– Also expected to play Week 1 is Michael Thomas who has been dealing with a hamstring injury.
– Miles Sanders returned to Eagles practice for the first time in two weeks since suffering a hamstring injury.
– Bad news in Philadelphia though as left tackle Andre Dillard broke his forearm in Thursday’s practice. An IR stint is likely, although Mike Garafolo reports Dillard will be available for the majority of the season.
– Deebo Samuel sat out the 49ers’ practice on Thursday due to a knee bruise.
– Titans edge rusher Harold Landry suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday and will miss all of 2022. Landry made his first Pro Bowl last season and recently signed a lucrative contract extension.
– Commanders rookie Brian Robinson was added to the Non-Football Injury list after suffering multiple gunshot wounds last week. He’s out for the next four weeks at least.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 31
– The Bills placed Tre’Davious White on the PUP list. He will sit out the first four games as he continues to recover from the torn ACL he suffered on Thanksgiving.
– Kicker Zane Gonzalez was placed on the IR by the Panthers, ending his 2022 season. Gonzalez sustained a groin injury during Carolina’s final preseason game.
– Tavon Young was moved to the season-ending IR on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury. The former Raven was expected to be Chicago’s slot corner this season.
– Jerry Jones told reporters he expects Tyler Smith to take over at left tackle, once he recovers from the high ankle sprain that has sidelined him for the past few weeks.
– The Packers removed Mason Crosby from the PUP list and the kicker is expected to be ready for Week 1. He missed all of training camp after having offseason surgery on his right knee.
– Shaquille Leonard will start the season on the active roster. However, the Colts are still unsure if Leonard will be ready to play Week 1 and mainly want him on the practice field as soon as he’s healthy enough.
– Cornerback Byron Jones was moved to the PUP list. He will be inactive for at least the first four games of the season. The Dolphins were hopeful Jones would be ready for Week 1 after having leg surgery in the offseason, but he never participated in team drills during training camp.
– Mike Tomlin is optimistic that Diontae Johnson will be ready for Week 1 after he suffered a shoulder injury during the Steelers’ preseason finale.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 30
– Drake London still hasn’t returned to practice since injuring his knee in the Falcons preseason opener.
– Ravens cornerback Kevon Seymour will miss a couple weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain.
– Jordan Poyer expects to be ready for Week 1, provided there are no setbacks in his recovery from a hyperextended elbow.
– The Panther expect center Bradley Bozeman to be ready for Week 1 after returning to practice on Monday. He’s sat out the last couple weeks due to an ankle injury.
– Browns guard Wyatt Teller left the team’s preseason finale early, but Kevin Stefanski told reporters the move was precautionary.
– Cowboys rookie Tyler Green is returning to practice after missing time with an ankle injury. He’s expected to take over at left tackle for Tyron Smith.
– The Packers are unsure if Robert Tonyan will be ready to go for Week 1.
– Brian Daboll is hopeful Kadarius Toney is healthy for Week 1.
– There is no timetable for Brian Robinson’s recovery from gunshot wounds, but he is expected to start the season on the Commanders’ active roster.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 29
– The Panthers lost Sam Darnold in their preseason finale to an ankle injury. He’s expected to miss some time and will start the regular season on the IR.
– Roquan Smith was held out of the Bears final preseason game due to tightness he experienced during pregame warm-ups. Smith missed the previous preseason games due to his trade request.
– Browns linebacker Chris Odom will miss the 2022 season after tearing his ACL. The former USFL standout was a long shot to make their roster.
– David Bakhtiari remains questionable for Week 1. The All Pro left tackle has been participating in individual drills since being activated from the PUP list last week.
– The Colts remain unsure whether Shaquille Leonard will start the 2022 season on the active roster. The linebacker underwent back surgery early in training camp and has yet to rejoin the team on the practice field.
– Cam Akers still hasn’t participated in a “full-speed workout” according to Sean McVay. However, Darrell Henderson was able to workout on Saturday.
– Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton underwent surgery on his broken clavicle and will miss the next 6-8 weeks.
– Saints rookie left tackle Trevor Penning is out indefinitely following foot surgery. His backup, James Hurst, is also dealing with a foot injury. However, his return is expected soon.
– Tyrod Taylor is expected to be fine after suffering a back injury during the Giants’ preseason finale. According to Brian Daboll, Taylor is just sore.
– Reigning Defensive Player of the Year TJ Watt suffered a knee injury during the Steelers’ preseason game on Sunday. However, Mike Tomlin told reporters after the game that he isn’t worried about Watt’s status for Week 1.
– Trent Williams sat out the 49ers’ practice on Sunday due to a non-COVID illness. Meanwhile, Deebo Samuel was inactive due to a knee contusion.
– The Buccaneers will place Ryan Jensen on the IR this week, ending his 2022 season.
– Treylon Burks suffered a wrist injury during the Titans’ preseason finale. However, the rookie returned later and caught a touchdown pass.
– Commanders rookie Brian Robinson is in stable condition after being shot during an attempted robbery on Sunday evening.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 26
– Ravens rookie Jalyn Armour-Davis has been out of practice for a week now due to a head injury.
– Eli Apple has missed the last two Bengals’ practices with a quad injury. He’s currently considered day-to-day.
– Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith will undergo surgery on Friday and his earliest possible return is expected to be December.
– Neither Robert Tonyan (knee) nor Christian Watson (knee) suited up for the Packers’ preseason finale. Watson didn’t play a single snap during the preseason.
– James Robinson is still working his way back from an Achilles tear, but he told reporters this week he still hopes to be ready for Week 1.
– Chiefs rookie Trent McDuffie suffered a head injury in the team’s preseason finale. He’s currently being evaluated for a concussion, according to Andy Reid.
– The Dolphins cancelled their joint practice with the Eagles on Thursday due to a team-wide non-COVID illness.
– Patriots running back Damien Harris left Wednesday’s practice with an undisclosed injury and is now doubtful for the team’s final preseason game.
– 49ers defensive back Jimmie Ward will start the season on the IR, forcing him to miss the first four games of the season. He was initially injured in practice early last week.
– Rashaad Penny has been ruled out of the Seahawks preseason finale after testing positive for COVID-19.
– Tristan Wirfs is still sitting out of practice due to his oblique injury, but his availability for Week 1 isn’t being questioned by the team just yet.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 25
– Falcons linebacker Deion Jones was activated off the PUP list on Wednesday. He’s been out since having shoulder surgery earlier in the offseason.
– Robbie Anderson participated in Panthers practice for the first time in a week after sitting out with a quad injury.
– Joe Burrow is officially back and joined the Bengals practice with zero limitations on Wednesday, less than a month after having appendix surgery.
– Tyron Smith tore his hamstring in practice on Wednesday in practice and is out indefinitely.
– Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn will sit out the team’s preseason finale, but his injury is considered short-term.
– Kwity Paye suffered a knee injury at Colts practice on Wednesday. Despite the scare, it seems the young edge rusher is just dealing with a bone bruise.
– Sticking in Indy for a moment, punter Rigoberto Sanchez is done for the season after tearing his Achilles. Former Bill Matt Haack will assume the punting and holding duties.
– Darren Waller has been missing time due to an undisclosed issue, but Josh McDaniels isn’t worried about his long-term health. The tight end missed most of training camp with a hamstring injury before returning last week.
– Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. participated in individual drills on Wednesday. He recently underwent thumb surgery, but is expected to be ready for Week 1.
– Giants rookie Collin Johnson was placed on the Injured Reserve Wednesday with a torn Achilles.
– However, the team did activate Sterling Shepard from the PUP list. He is recovering from an Achilles injury of his own.
– Ron Rivera told reporters Logan Thomas could return as early as Week 1 after the tight end participated in 7-on-7 drills Wednesday.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 24
– Gus Edwards will miss the first four games of 2022 after being moved to the reserve/PUP list on Tuesday. He missed all of 2021 with a knee injury, but has been a participant during training camp.
– The Panthers placed rookie Matt Corral on the IR, ending his season. The quarterback suffered a Lisfranc injury during the team’s last preseason game.
– Good news for Cowboys receivers as CeeDee Lamb (foot) participated in practice on Tuesday and Michael Gallup (knee) was not moved to the reserve/PUP list, indicating the team thinks he’s close to returning.
– Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler was active during Tuesday’s team drills as he works his way back from a torn ACL. He might even see some snaps in the team’s preseason finale.
– Packers rookie Christian Watson hasn’t been ruled out for the team’s preseason finale, but he is still dealing with a knee issue, so his status is firmly in question.
– The Texans placed rookie receiver John Metchie III on the NFI list. He was seen at practice this week, but is currently away from team as he receives treatment for Leukemia.
– Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez is undergoing tests after possibly injuring his Achilles at the end of Tuesday’s practice.
– The Chiefs expect Juju Smith-Schuster to be ready for Week 1. He previously missed a week of practices with a knee injury, but has “turned the corner,” according to Andy Reid.
– JC Jackson underwent ankle surgery and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. His status for Week 1 is now in question.
– Dolphins cornerback Mackensie Alexander was placed on the IR with a groin injury, ending his 2022 season.
– It will be another lost season for former seventh-overall pick Kevin White. He was placed on the Saints’ IR on Tuesday. After being drafted in 2016, he’s played just 23 games.
– Kayvon Thibodeaux will visit Dr. James Andrews to get a second opinion on his injured MCL.
– The Eagles placed tight end Tyree Jackson on the reserve/PUP list. He wasn’t expected to start the season with the team after tearing his ACL in the final week of 2021.
– 49ers defensive back Jason Verrett was added to the reserve/PUP list. He will miss the first four weeks of the regular season.
– There still isn’t a firm prognosis on Ryan Jensen, but his earliest return is now expected to be the postseason.
– Chase Young will miss the first four games of the season after being placed on the reserve/PUP list. He’s still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered last year.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 23
– Zach Ertz is still dealing with a calf injury.
– Falcons rookie Drake London sat out the team’s second preseason game due to the knee injury he suffered last week.
– Jordan Poyer has been missing time due to a hyperextended elbow, but still isn’t ready to return just yet.
– Robbie Anderson’s quad injury still has him sidelined at Panthers’ training camp.
– Broncos guard Tom Compton is expected to start the regular season on the PUP list. He will be forced to miss the first six games of the season if that is the case.
– Robert Tonyan has yet to be cleared for participation in team drills.
– Chargers rookie Isaiah Spiller is considered week-to-week after suffering an ankle injury over the weekend.
– While Jameis Winston participated fully in the Saints’ Monday practice, Michael Thomas sat on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.
– Kayvon Thibodeaux is expected to miss a couple weeks after tests revealed his knee injury is in fact a sprained MCL.
– Steelers tackle Joe Haeg is in concussion protocol.
– Chris Godwin has returned to team drills in Buccaneers camp, albeit with a non-contact jersey on.
– The Washington Commanders activated Logan Thomas from the PUP list.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 22
– After testing positive for COVID-19, JJ Watt was ruled out for the rest of the Cardinals’ preseason.
– Panthers rookie quarterback Matt Corral suffered a Lisfranc injury in his left foot and will miss a significant amount of time. It remains to be seen if he will be shut down for the entire season.
– The Bears placed wide receiver David Moore on the IR with a lower leg injury, ending his 2022 season. He hadn’t practice in nearly two weeks since initially injuring that leg.
– Browns cornerback AJ Green suffered a concussion in Sunday’s preseason clash with the Eagles. He’s been getting more reps in recent days with Greg Newsome sidelined.
– There was some concern Will Grier aggravated his groin injury during the Cowboys’ second preseason game, but the QB told reporters it was just fatigue.
– Broncos cornerback Michael Ojemudia left their second preseason game early due to an elbow injury. He is expected to miss a couple weeks after Mike McDaniel compared it to Jonas Griffith’s dislocated elbow.
– David Bakhtiari was activated off the Packers PUP list and participated in individual drills during Sunday’s practice. The All Pro left tackle is hoping to return by the start of the regular season.
– The Texans placed Chester Rodgers on the IR due to an undisclosed injury.
– Shaquille Leonard is healing from back surgery, but the Colts are hopeful their All Pro linebacker will be ready by Week 1. However, despite the optimism, Frank Reich conceded Leonard may not be at full strength when he returns.
– Chargers rookie Isaiah Spiller suffered an ankle injury against the Cowboys on Saturday night. Despite not knowing the full diagnosis, Brandon Staley said the injury isn’t significant.
– Jameis Winston returned to Saints practice on Sunday after missing some time with a foot injury. However, Michael Thomas was absent due to a hamstring issue.
– Kayvon Thibodeaux suffered a scary-looking knee injury on Sunday night against the Bengals. However, the prognosis seems to be positive and he shouldn’t miss much–if any–time.
– Eagles running back Miles Sanders hasn’t practiced since last week, but the team still expects him to be over his hamstring injury by Week 1.
– Ken Walker III had surgery to repair a hernia last week, but the Seahawks do not have a timetable for his return just yet.
– Commanders running back JD McKissic sat out Saturday’s preseason game due to a groin injury.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 19
– Falcons linebacker Deion Jones is getting close to returning from the PUP list. He’s still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.
– Jackson Carman tested positive from COVID-19 and will miss the next five days of Bengals practice.
– Cornerback Jourdan Lewis will miss the rest of the preseason after suffering a hamstring injury in the Cowboys’ Wednesday practice.
– The Colts placed rookie tight end Andrew Ogletree on the IR, ending his season. The sixth-round pick tore his ACL on Wednesday.
– Doug Pederson expects Jaguars running back James Robinson to be ready to go for the start of the regular season.
– The Chiefs are without both Juju Smith-Schuster (knee) and Mecole Hardman (groin) at the moment. However, Andy Reid told reporters he expects Smith-Schuster to return to practice next week.
– Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. is expected to be ready for Week 1. He missed all of last season and underwent thumb surgery a few years ago.
– Sterling Shepard is running routes and ramping up his workload as he recovers from a torn Achilles.
– James Bradberry (groin) didn’t participate in the Eagles joint practice with the Browns, but Marcus Epps did return.
– Steelers interior defensive lineman Cameron Heyward left Thursday’s practice early after suffering a left foot injury. However, he did return to the field and observed the rest of practice in street clothes.
– Tristan Wirfs suffered an oblique injury during Thursday’s practice. The Buccaneers offensive line has already been dealt a tough blow with the loss of Ryan Jensen.
– Titans rookie Treylon Burks was limited in Thursday’s practice after missing two days with an undisclosed injury.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 18
– The Ravens are still unsure if JK Dobbins will be ready for Week 1. Gus Edwards is still on the PUP list and has yet to return to the practice field.
– Panthers center Bradley Bozeman is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after suffering an ankle injury in Tuesday’s practice.
Additionally, Robbie Anderson has been missing practice recently due to a groin injury.
– Joe Burrow rejoined the Bengals in 11-on-11 for the first time since undergoing appendix surgery. However, he is hoping to add more weight before returning to live action.
– CeeDee Lamb is dealing with a foot injury, but it isn’t considered serious. His return will be highly-anticipated given the state of the Cowboys receiving corps.
– Texans cornerback Tavierre Thomas is out indefinitely after pulling his quad during Wednesday’s practice.
– Mecole Hardman suffered a groin injury during practice on Wednesday and was carted off the field.
Defensive star Chris Jones also left the session early due to back soreness.
– Darren Waller returned to practice for the first time since July. He’s been dealing with a hamstring injury.
– Chargers tight end Donald Parham is still considered week-to-week with his hamstring injury, despite the injury occurring all the way back on August 6th.
– The Dolphins are classifying Jaylen Waddle as day-to-day while he deals with a minor undisclosed injury.
– Jameis Winston will sit out the Saints second preseason game as he recovers from the foot injury he suffered last week in practice.
– Eagles safety Marcus Epps sat out Wednesday’s practice due to a back injury.
– Ken Walker III underwent surgery on Wednesday to fix a hernia issue. The rookie is still expected to be ready for the regular season.
– Bucs safety Keanu Neal will miss the remainder of the preseason after suffering an undisclosed injury on Wednesday.
– Speaking of undisclosed injuries, Titans rookie Treylon Burks left Wednesday’s practice early with one of his own.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 17
– Cardinals wide receiver Antoine Wesley could miss 1-2 weeks due to a hip injury. Depth at that position is at a premium for Arizona with DeAndre Hopkins’ suspension looming.
– Drake London has yet to suit up this week, but that is expected after he suffered a knee injury during the preseason opener.
– Bills edge rusher Von Miller has missed both practices this week, but the team says it isn’t injury-related and his absence is due to a personal matter.
– Panthers center Bradley Bozeman was carted off the practice field after he suffered a leg injury. Veteran Pat Elflein is the other starting option for Carolina at center.
– The Browns placed Dawson Deaton and Nick Harris on the IR, officially ending their seasons.
– KJ Hamler didn’t participate in the Broncos’ practice on Tuesday. He was working on a side field as he works his way back from a torn ACL.
– Elgton Jenkins returned to practice, but Matt LaFleur won’t commit to him being the right tackle to start the season, which says more about David Bakhtiari’s health than it does Jenkins at this point.
– Chiefs receiver Juju Smith-Schuster sat out Tuesday’s practice due to knee soreness. This isn’t expected to be an injury that lingers.
– Matthew Stafford was a full participant in practice for the second-straight day. His elbow injury seems to be a thing of the past.
– The Patriots placed Malcolm Butler on the IR, ending his season. The veteran cornerback played 23 snaps in the preseason opener after sitting out 2021.
– Despite expecting zero participation from Kadarius Toney this week, the second-year wide receiver has been working in individual drills during Giants practice.
– Mekhi Becton’s season is officially over after he was placed on the Jets’ IR. He suffered a knee injury earlier in training camp.
– Eagles running back Miles Sanders sat out Tuesday’s practice due to a hamstring injury. He’s spent some time on the sidelines earlier this week due to “leg soreness.”
– Drew Lock will have to sit out the Seahawks second preseason game after testing positive for COVID-19. Geno Smith will start against the Bears on Thursday night.
– Chris Godwin is participating in 7-on-7 drills as his rehab from a torn ACL progresses.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 16
– Both Kyler Murray and Marquise Brown were on the practice for the first time this year in Cardinals training camp. The quarterback has missed time due to COVID-19 and a sore wrist. Brown is working his way back from some hamstring tightness.
– The Ravens activated cornerback Marcus Peters off the PUP list. He missed all of 2021 after tearing his ACL before the start of the season.
– One day after losing Nick Harris for the season, the Browns backup center Dawson Deaton tore his ACL and will miss the rest of 2022.
– Randy Gregory and Billy Turner were both activated off the Broncos’ PUP list on Monday. While Gregory expects to be ready for Week 1, Turner didn’t sound as sure.
– Former third-overall draft pick Jeff Okudah returned to action for the first time this weekend after tearing his Achilles in Week 1 of last year.
– Jaguars running back James Robinson ran routes during 7-on-7 drills on Monday. He’s working his way back from a torn Achilles.
– Matthew Stafford returned to practice for the Rams, but Sean McVay doesn’t know when running backs Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson will join him in the backfield.
– Zach Wilson will undergo surgery on his injured knee on Tuesday. There will be a clearer timeline of recovery once that is finished. The Jets quarterback is dealing with a torn meniscus and a bone bruise.
– Jimmie Ward might miss the start of the regular season after suffering a “pretty bad” hamstring injury on Sunday.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 15
– Rookie first-round pick Drake London suffered a knee injury in Friday’s preseason game. He is expected to sit out practice this week, but will return before the start of the regular season.
– Joe Burrow returned to Bengals practice on Sunday, participating in 7-on-7 for the first time since undergoing appendix surgery less than three weeks ago.
– Browns center Nick Harris suffered a knee injury on the second snap of the preseason and likely needs season-ending surgery. Former Saint Ethan Pocic is the next man up.
– Tyron Smith sat out the Cowboys’ preseason opener after suffering an ankle injury in Thursday’s practice. The injury isn’t expected to linger into the regular season, but Smith hasn’t played more than 13 games in a season since 2015.
– Linebacker Jonas Griffith is expected to miss the next four to six weeks after suffering a dislocated elbow. Former Eagle Alex Singleton was signed in the offseason and could be elevated to the starting lineup after making 19 starts in the last two years.
– Elgton Jenkins was activated off the Packers PUP list on Sunday and returned to practice for the first time since he tore his ACL last season. He is expected to be the team’s right tackle after filling in at left tackle in 2021.
– Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers left Saturday’s preseason game with a concussion. However, he tweeted after the game that he is feeling better.
– Tight end Blake Bell was carted to the locker room in Kansas City’s preseason opener after suffering a hip injury. Andy Reid didn’t have an update on his condition.
– Darren Waller has been missing practice due to a hamstring injury, according to Adam Schefter. The Raiders’ tight end’s injury was previously unknown. The good news is the injury isn’t expected to be serious.
– Kirk Cousins sat out the Vikings preseason game on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19. He previously left Thursday’s practice due to an unknown illness.
– The Giants expect Kadarius Toney to sit out practice all week due to the hamstring injury he suffered last week. Toney played just 10 games during his rookie season.
– Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury against the Eagles on Friday night. While he isn’t expected to miss the season, Wilson’s status for Week 1 is in question as he deals with a meniscus tear and bone bruise.
– Eagles guard Landon Dickerson sat out the team’s preseason opener due to a sore foot. His status for Week 1 isn’t expected to be in question and he’s currently considered day-to-day.
– Mike McGlinchey is expected to sit out 49ers practice this week. He played eight snaps in the preseason opener and is working his way back from a torn ACL.
– The Seahawks held Rashaad Penny out of Saturday’s game, but his groin injury is considered minor. Rookie Kenneth Walker III carried the ball five times for 19 yards in Penny’s absence.
– There still isn’t a complete prognosis on Ryan Jensen, despite his injury occurring weeks ago. The Buccaneers are waiting for the swelling to go down on their center’s knee before they make a decision on his future, however Todd Bowles still isn’t ruling out a return this season.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 12
– Ravens wide receiver James Proche will miss the next two weeks due to a soft tissue injury. He is competing with Devin Duvernay for the WR2 spot on Baltimore’s depth chart.
– Jordan Poyer doesn’t have a timetable for his return from a hyperextended elbow, however Sean McDermott noted his All Pro safety is “trending in the right direction.”
– The Bears will be without wide receiver N’Keal Harry for up to eight weeks after he had surgery on his injured ankle.
– Melvin Gordon’s foot injury is just a contusion and the Broncos expect their running back to return to the field relatively soon.
– While the Lions are pleased with rookie Jameson Williams’ progress, he isn’t expected to be ready for Week 1. The first-round pick is returning from a torn ACL he suffered in the NCAA Championship Game.
– Kirk Cousins was sent home from Vikings practice on Thursday due to an illness. His status for the preseason opener on Sunday remains cloudy.
– The Giants held Kadarius Toney out of their preseason opener due to a hamstring injury. Brian Daboll is hopeful Toney will return to the practice field this week.
– Rashaad Penny sat out practice due to a minor groin injury, but has yet to be ruled out of the Seahawks’ preseason opener on Sunday. Seattle does have rookie Kenneth Walker III in the fold.
– The Buccaneers are still waiting on an exact prognosis on Ryan Jensen’s knee, but the center is expected to miss at least a couple of months according to Todd Bowles.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 11
– Panthers tight end Ian Thomas is expected to miss 1-2 weeks due to a rib injury. He signed a three-year, $16.9 million contract in the offseason.
– Zac Taylor expects Tee Higgins to return to team drills next week as he rehabs from labrum surgery.
– Taylor also ruled out Joe Burrow from the Bengals preseason opener. The quarterback is still working his way back from appendix surgery.
– Melvin Gordon was absent from Broncos practice on Wednesday due to a foot injury. However, the Broncos don’t seem too concerned about it affecting his status for Week 1.
– Packers GM Brian Gutekunst is optimistic in the recovery of his starting tackles, saying both Elgton Jenkins and David Bakhtiari are “progressing very well” as they both work their way back from serious knee injuries.
– Rookie first-round pick Kenyon Green has missed five practices in a row. The Texans guard is dealing with an undisclosed injury at the moment.
– Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith is day-to-day after suffering a groin injury last week. Just like Green, he’s missed five practices in a row.
– Kyle Shanahan told reporters that Arik Armstead could return to practice next week when the 49ers host joint sessions with the Vikings.
– Shanahan wasn’t as positive when it came to Charvarius Ward. The cornerback will miss a couple weeks due to a muscle strain. In a related move, the 49ers signed former Saint Ken Crawley.
– Buccaneers center Robert Hainsey was carted off the field on Wednesday, but it was later confirmed he only suffered a leg cramp. Hainsey has been thrust into the starting lineup after the injury to Ryan Jensen.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 10
– Kyler Murray will be limited in practice this week due to a sore wrist. He missed practice last week after testing positive for COVID-19.
– Ravens running back JK Dobbins made his practice debut, but was limited to individual drills as he recovers from a torn ACL.
– Tee Higgins has returned to one-on-one drills for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder.
– Browns return specialist Jakeem Grant is expected to be out for the season after tearing his Achilles in practice.
– Three-time All Pro linebacker Shaquille Leonard still doesn’t have a timetable for his return to the practice field after undergoing back surgery. However, there is still optimism he will be ready for Week 1.
– Matthew Stafford is participating in individual drills as he works his way back from elbow soreness. The reigning Super Bowl champion seems to think the injury speculation is nonsense.
– Jameis Winston is considered day-to-day after rolling his ankle in practice on Monday. He will miss the Saints’ first preseason game.
–Jets tackle Mekhi Becton is expected to miss 2022, but is getting a second opinion on his injured knee.
– All Pro Jason Kelce underwent elbow surgery on Tuesday, but is expected to be ready for Week 1. He’s started 122 consecutive games.
– Steeles interior defensive lineman Montravius Adams left Tuesday’s practice early due to an ankle injury.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 9
– Ravens special teamer Vince Biegel is done for the season after being placed on the IR. He tore his Achilles in practice last week.
– The Ravens also activated JK Dobbins from the PUP list and expect him to be ready to go when the regular season starts next month.
– Joe Burrow continues to progress from his appendix surgery and was seen doing some light throwing on the side at the Bengals’ Monday practice.
– Michael Gallup is still on the PUP list, but was seen running routes on the side of Cowboys practice. He’s working his way back from a torn ACL in Week 17 of last year.
– Darnell Savage is expected to sit out this week according to Matt LaFleur. The Packers safety is currently dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered on Saturday.
– The Colts held Parris Campbell out of Monday’s practice due to a tight hamstring. However, the receiver expects to be back on the field by Wednesday.
– Jameis Winston rolled his ankle during Monday’s practice. He is currently undergoing further evaluation, but Andy Dalton finished the practice running the first-team offense.
– Jets tackle Mekhi Becton suffered a knee injury and was carted off the practice field. Despite initial optimism that the injury wasn’t significant, later reports suggest it could be a season-ending injury.
Becton’s backup, Conor McDermott, did not participate in team drills due to an ankle injury.
– Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool was a full participant in Monday’s practice after sitting out due to a shoulder injury.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 8
– Rodney Hudson is currently dealing with a knee injury. The Cardinals center had his 2021 season derailed by a rib injury, but this knee issue is considered minor and he should return to the practice field soon.
– Tyler Linderbaum is expected to miss 1-2 weeks after suffering a foot injury in practice last week. The Ravens’ first-round pick is expected to take over as starting center with Bradley Bozeman moving on to Carolina.
– The Bears receiving corps took a couple hits this weekend with Byron Pringle suffering a quad injury that should keep him out for a few weeks and N’Keal Harry has a high ankle sprain.
Equanimeous St. Brown and rookie Velus Jones Jr. are the next guys up on the depth chart to slide in next to WR1 Darnell Mooney.
– Joe Burrow has been present at Bengals practice and meetings, but has yet to participate on the field after undergoing appendix surgery two weeks ago. He’s now considered day-to-day.
– The Cowboys placed recently-signed linebacker Anthony Barr on the PUP list Friday afternoon.
This is expected to be a temporary move to help the four-time Pro Bowler work on his conditioning before joining the team on the practice field.
– Texans rookie Kenyon Green is expected to miss “a period of time” according to Lovie Smith after suffering an undisclosed injury.
While that prognosis is intentionally vague, the Texans head coach later noted Green is expected to be back on the field “shortly.”
– Jaguars linebacker Devin Lloyd is considered day-to-day as he recovers from an undisclosed injury. The rookie first-round pick should return to the field sometime later this week.
– Eagles interior defensive lineman Javon Hargrave didn’t practice on Sunday due to a groin injury. It remains to be seen how severe this injury is, but Philadelphia has Fletcher Cox and rookie Jordan Davis should Hargrave miss any time.
– Arik Armstead is working his way back from a knee sprain and was seen running on the side of practice this weekend. He is still expected to be out for a few weeks.
– Chris Godwin has been running full-speed routes at practice as he progresses in his rehab from a torn ACL. Elsewhere in the Buccaneers receiving corps, Mike Evans is considered day-to-day after suffering a hamstring injury last week.
– Robert Woods hasn’t been a full participant in practice this season, but he has been working in individual and some 7-on-7 drills. The former Rams receiver and current Titan is working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last November.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 5
– Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz left Thursday’s practice early due to a calf injury. However, his backup Maxx Williams was activated from the PUP list.
– Gus Edwards is “a little further behind” in his rehab according to John Harbaugh. The Ravens running back tore his ACL last September before the start of the season.
– Bengals tight end Drew Sample was carted off the field on Thursday after suffering a leg injury. There’s still no update on his prognosis.
– The Jaguars held out a number of players in the Hall of Fame Game, including running backs James Robinson and Travis Etienne. The former is recovering from a torn Achilles and the latter suffered a Lisfranc injury prior to last season.
– Things aren’t trending well for Matthew Stafford’s elbow after Sean McVay called the injury “abnormal for a quarterback.” The Rams still don’t expect Stafford to participate in team drills for a bit, but he has been throwing in 7-on-7 and individual drills.
– Saints tight end Taysom Hill practiced for the first time since suffering a rib injury last week. However, he mostly worked on his own and didn’t participate in team drills.
– The Eagles lost both of their left tackles to concussions. Jordan Mailata and Andre Dillard are both expected to miss some time after going through protocol. Le’Raven Clark is the only other reserve tackle on the current depth chart.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 4
– Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay has yet to practice this week as he deals with a thigh bruise. With the departures of Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins, Duvernay is expected to start for Baltimore this season.
– Tim Patrick’s season is officially over after the Broncos placed him on the Injured Reserve. He tore his ACL in practice earlier this week. He was Denver’s second-leading receiver last season, catching 53 passes for 734 yards.
– Quintez Cephus suffered a leg injury in Lions practice, but Dan Campbell doesn’t expect him to miss too much time. He’s firmly on the roster bubble with the additions of Jameson Williams and DJ Chark.
– David Bakhtiari still isn’t practicing in Green Bay, even though his ACL is completely healed. According to Matt Schneidman on the Pat McAfee Show, the All Pro left tackle has no timetable for his return.
– Rookie cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. has impressed in Texans’ training camp, looking healthy after recovering from a Lisfranc injury.
– Matthew Stafford is expected to sit out of team drills for the next week, according to Sean McVay. The Rams quarterback has been dealing with soreness in his throwing elbow.
– Sticking in LA, Van Jefferson had knee surgery this week and could miss the start of the season.
– James White has no timetable to return to practice as he recovers from a hip injury. He’s still on the PUP list and could remain there at the start of the season.
– Greg Zuerlein sat out of Wednesday’s practice due to a toe injury. The former All Pro kicker is considered day-to-day, but hasn’t missed a game since 2018.
– Levi Wallace didn’t participate in the Steelers’ practice on Wednesday, but that was due to an illness, not an injury. He should be back on the field soon.
– Former wide receiver and current 49ers tight end Jordan Matthews suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday and will be placed on the Injured Reserve. Tyler Kroft remains George Kittle’s top backup on the depth chart.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 3
– Marquise Brown was removed from the Cardinals’ non-football injury list, but isn’t expected to be a full participant in practice just yet. His hamstring will keep him limited until possibly next week, according to Kliff Kingsbury.
– Falcons defensive tackle Vincent Taylor will miss the entire season after rupturing his Achilles tendon. Atlanta will still be anchored by Grady Jarrett and Marlon Davidson on their defensive line.
– All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer hyperextended his elbow during practice on Tuesday. He will miss a couple of weeks and his status for Week 1 is in question. Fellow safety Micah Hyde injured his hip last week, but returned to practice on Monday.
– Amari Cooper didn’t return to practice on Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury, but Kevin Stefanski thinks his wide receiver should be back in the fold soon.
– Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick tore his ACL on Tuesday, ending his 2022 season. KJ Hamler could see more snaps in Patrick’s absence this season one year after tearing his own ACL.
– Travis Etienne is among the Jaguars starters ruled out of this week’s Hall of Fame Game. The 2021 first-round pick missed his entire rookie season with a foot injury. Elsewhere in the backfield, James Robinson was running routes during practice this week as he works his way back from an Achilles injury.
– Chiefs’ rookie Skyy Moore left Tuesday’s practice early due to a hip injury. However, based on his Instagram activity, he seems to be doing alright.
– The Vikings are dealing with a litany of hand injuries after both Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison left Tuesday’s practice early with hand and finger injuries respectively. On a more positive note, Irv Smith seems to be on-track to play in Week 1 after undergoing thumb surgery.
– Saints rookie Smoke Monday suffered a knee injury during Tuesday’s practice. The injury is considered to be significant and the undrafted rookie’s season is in jeopardy.
– Jets running back Michael Carter is dealing with an ankle injury, however it’s considered minor at the moment. He’s sitting out of team drills at the moment.
– Chase Claypool (shoulder) and Minkah Fitzpatrick (wrist) are still sidelined at Steelers training camp. While Claypool’s return is imminent, Fitzpatrick remains on the NFI list after suffering his injury on a bike during a summer vacation.
NFL Injury Tracker, Preseason: August 2
– Kyler Murray will miss the next five days of practice after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
– The Panthers removed Jaycee Horn from the PUP list, but will be limited in the next few days as he continues to recover from his foot injury.
– Cowboys wide receiver James Washington was carted off the field with a foot injury. He is expected to miss 6-10 weeks after undergoing surgery on Tuesday.
– Micah Kiser will miss all of 2022 after being placed on the Injured Reserve by the Las Vegas Raiders.
– While Derwin James remains out due to a contract dispute, Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquil has missed two straight practices due to a groin injury.
– Van Jefferson’s availability for Week 1 remains “up in the air” according to Sean McVay. The Rams wide receiver will undergo surgery after suffering a minor injury to the same knee he injured at the end of last season. Matthew Stafford is also sitting out of team drills right now due to pain in his throwing elbow.
– The Saints have been missing Tyrann Mathieu for the past five days as he deals with a family matter. There is still no timetable for his return.
– The 49ers placed interior defensive lineman Maurice Hurst on the IR due to a torn biceps, ending his 2022 season. He was replaced by Akeem Spence on the roster.
– Tampa Bay center Ryan Jensen’s injured knee is still be evaluated and his status for the season remains in question.