It was another tough week for playoff-hopeful teams, starting on Thursday when Justin Herbert went down with a rib injury.
Unfortunately he wasn’t the last quarterback to suffer an injury in Week 2 and there are a number of key players league-wide who’s seasons are done before the calendar even changed to October.
Also, be sure to bookmark our NFL Injured Reserve Tracker which will be updated weekly throughout the season.
Here’s a team-by-team look at all the major NFL injury news as we turn our attention toward Week 3.
Arizona Cardinals Injuries
James Conner left in the third quarter due to an ankle injury and never returned. He’s currently considered day-to-day by the team.
With Conner out, Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin split time, combining for 90 yards on 16 carries with Williams adding a touchdown.
Atlanta Falcons Injuries
The Falcons placed Damien Williams on the IR prior to their Week 2 loss to the Rams. With Williams out, Cordarrelle Patterson was expected to see an increase in his snaps.
However, Patterson played fewer snaps and received 15 fewer touches than he did in Week 1, splitting time with rookie fifth-round pick Tyler Allgeier.
Baltimore Ravens Injuries
Devin Duvernay has three touchdowns in the first two weeks, but left Sunday early after suffering a concussion. He will have to progress through protocol to be eligible for Week 3 against New England.
Edge rusher Steven Means is done for the year after tearing his Achilles. He’s the Ravens’ second edge rusher to tear his Achilles this season with Vince Biegel already on the IR with the same injury.
With David Ojabo still recovering from his own Achilles injury, Justin Houston and Odafe Oweh are the only healthy edge players on the 53-man roster.
In other news, JK Dobbins is still considered week-to-week as he recovers from his torn ACL from last year. Ravens running backs have just 74 rushing yards on 29 carries this season.
Buffalo Bills Injuries
Gabe Davis suffered an ankle sprain on Saturday’s practice and was inactive for Monday Night Football. However, he was seen walking around the locker room after the Bills win.
There was a scary moment in the first half of the Bills’ blowout win when Dane Jackson was carted off the field due to a neck injury. Jackson was able to move all his limbs and texted some teammates from the hospital.
Carolina Panthers Injuries
Cornerback Donte Jackson left Sunday’s game early with a groin injury, but he considers himself day-to-day. CJ Henderson is the next man up for the Panthers, playing 37 snaps on Sunday and allowing three receptions for 27 yards.
Chicago Bears Injuries
Special teamer Dane Cruikshank left Sunday’s game early due to a hamstring injury.
Other than that, it was a clean week for the Bears, who still have some depth issues at wide receiver with N’Keal Harry on the IR and Velus Jones Jr. still recovering from a hamstring injury.
Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
Drew Sample suffered a knee injury on Sunday, but Zac Taylor didn’t have an update on his tight end’s health.
If Sample is unable to play in Week 3, Mitchell Wilcox would be the Bengals second tight end behind Hayden Hurst. The South Florida product has four catches in 17 career games.
Cleveland Browns Injuries
Jadeveon Clowney has already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Steelers. He suffered an ankle injury in the Browns’ Week 2 loss against the Jets.
Cleveland will be even thinner at edge rusher with Chase Winovich also ruled out. Alex Wright will start opposite Myles Garrett.
Wright has yet to record a pressure in 35 pass-rushing snaps this season.
Dallas Cowboys Injuries
Tight end Dalton Schultz left Sunday’s game with a knee injury, but it’s considered a PCL injury and he isn’t expected to miss much time.
The optimism doesn’t end there either, Cowboys fans, with Michael Gallup’s return expected to be as soon as this week and Dak Prescott expected to return as early as Week 4 or Week 5.
Denver Broncos Injuries
Pat Surtain left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, but after an MRI on Monday, the cornerback isn’t expected to miss much time, if any. He’s currently considered day-to-day.
Damarri Mathis filled in for Surtain on Sunday and allowed 37 yards on six targets.
Jerry Jeudy’s prognosis is also positive after suffering with a rib injury. Courtland Sutton had 11 targets on Sunday, no other receiver had more than three.
Detroit Lions Injuries
D’Andre Swift was limited to 31 snaps and just five carries in the Lions’ win over Washington. He was questionable heading into the game after suffering an ankle injury in Week 1.
Swift still contributed with a 50-yard run and a 22-yard catch. Jamaal Williams led the team with 12 carries for 53 yards.
Green Bay Packers Injuries
David Bakhtiari was inactive against the Bears on Sunday night. The All-Pro left tackle has played in just one game since tearing his ACL prior to the 2020 postseason.
Yosh Nijman didn’t allow a pressure against the Bears, although Elgton Jenkins struggled at right tackle in his return from a torn ACL, allowing three pressures and a sack.
Houston Texans Injuries
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis was carted off the field in the first half after suffering a groin injury. Lovie Smith didn’t have an update on his condition on Monday.
Blake Cashman filled in with 15 snaps against the Broncos.
Absent from Sunday’s game was center Justin Britt, who remains away from the team due to personal reasons. He played well in Week 1, but has been away from the team since and was replace by Scott Quessenberry on Sunday.
Indianapolis Colts Injuries
The Colts were without wide receivers Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce during their loss to Jacksonville.
Indy is confident that Pittman has a chance at returning this week after sitting out due to a quad injury. We’re still waiting on an update on Pierce, but it’s worth noting the rookie went through pregame warmups on Sunday.
Matt Ryan threw three interceptions for the second-straight season in Week 2.
Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries
The Jaguars won their first game under Doug Pederson and remain the healthiest team in the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
Mecole Hardman had five touches on Thursday night, but left with an ankle injury.
As for kicker Harrison Butker, the Chiefs aren’t committing to his availability for Week 3 just yet. Matt Ammendola handled the kicking duties against the Chargers and made two field goals under 40 yards.
Las Vegas Raiders Injuries
Hunter Renfrow was being evaluated for a concussion following the Raiders’ overtime loss to the Cardinals. Josh McDaniels didn’t have an update on the wide receiver’s condition on Monday.
The Raiders have relied heavily on Renfrow and Davante Adams, that duo has been targeted on 40 of Derek Carr’s 74 pass attempts this season.
Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
Justin Herbert is considered day-to-day after Friday’s tests revealed he has fractured rib cartilage. The team is expected to make a decision on his availability for practice on Wednesday, or more specifically, when the week’s first injury report comes out.
Internet-favorite Chase Daniel is the Chargers’ backup quarterback, although they also have Easton Stick on the depth chart as well.
Daniel has made five starts in his 12-year career, but hasn’t thrown a pass since the 2020 season.
Los Angeles Rams Injuries
Tremayne Anchrum Jr. is headed to the IR after fracturing his leg on Sunday against the Falcons. He was making his first-career start, but made it just two snaps before getting hurt.
As a result, AJ Jackson had to fill in at right guard and he earned the second-highest PFF grade on the Rams offense, behind only Cooper Kupp.
When center Brian Allen returns from his own injury, the Rams can slide Coleman Shelton back to right guard.
Miami Dolphins Injuries
Wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Cedrick Wilson both suffered minor injuries on Sunday, with Hill able to return following his bout with cramping. Wilson’s rib injury held him out of the end of the game.
Wilson is currently considered day-to-day after testing revealed no ribs to be broken. Trent Sherfield could see an increase of snaps after catching two passes for nine yards against the Ravens.
Minnesota Vikings Injuries
Harrison Smith left the second half of the Vikings game on Monday night to be evaluated for a concussion. The Pro Bowl safety is currently in protocol, so we won’t know his status for Week 3 until Friday.
New England Patriots Injuries
Jakobi Meyers had nine catches for 95 yards on Sunday, but was absent at the end of the game due to knee soreness. Meyers has been dealing with soreness in his left knee since training camp.
Meyers wasn’t listed on the injury report all week and still led all Patriots receivers in snaps, routes, targets and catches. It doesn’t seem like a major issue, but could be something worth monitoring as the season progresses.
New Orleans Saints Injuries
Jameis Winston played on Sunday despite dealing with four fractures in his back. Expect to see Winston on the injury report for the rest of the season, but he seems pretty confident he can play through this injury.
Andy Dalton is the only other quarterback on the Saints’ roster.
Alvin Kamara was inactive due to the rib injury he suffered in the season opener, but Dennis Allen sounded like he was close to suiting up.
Mark Ingram led the ground attack with Kamara in street clothes, rushing 10 times for 60 yards.
New York Giants Injuries
Leonard Williams suffered a sprained MCL against the Panthers and could miss some time, however that diagnosis is pretty positive given the range of potential outcomes.
Williams was a game-wrecker on Sunday, leading the Giants in pressures and earning the team’s highest defensive grade on Pro Football Focus.
Eight-year vet Nick Williams could slide into the starting lineup after playing 59 snaps in the first two weeks of the season.
New York Jets Injuries
Zach Wilson is expected to ramp up his participation in practice this week, but he still isn’t expected to return anytime soon, according to Robert Saleh.
Joe Flacco will remain the Jets’ starting QB after throwing for four touchdowns in the comeback win over the Browns. It was Flacco’s first four-touchdown performance since December of 2016 which was Wilson’s junior year of high school.
Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
The Eagles made it through Monday Night Football relatively healthy, although Darius Slay sat out the final drive of the game due to an undisclosed injury.
Zech McPhearson filled in for the All-Pro, who did intercept Kirk Cousins twice before exiting.
Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries
Devin Bush was the only Steeler listed on Monday’s injury report prior to Thursday night’s game. The linebacker was limited with a foot injury and could be replaced by Robert Spillane if necessary against the Browns.
Spillane only played nine fewer snaps than Bush against the Patriots in Week 2.
San Francisco 49ers Injuries
Trey Lance has already undergone surgery to fix his broken ankle and will miss the remainder of the season.
The 49ers will now turn back to Jimmy Garoppolo after reworking his contract prior to the regular season. Garoppolo completed 13 of his 21 pass attempts on Sunday for 154 yards and took one sack.
Seattle Seahawks Injuries
Shelby Harris is dealing with a hip strain that could keep him out of Week 3. According to Pete Carroll, the injury hasn’t improved since Sunday.
The long-time Bronco was limited to just three snaps in Week 2.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
The Buccaneers receiving corps will be even thinner in Week 3 with Mike Evans suspended for a game. Julio Jones was a game-time decision on Sunday, but was inactive.
Josh Wells was unable to finish the game after suffering a calf injury in the first half. He was already filling in for Donovan Smith who was inactive due to a hyperextended elbow.
Third-stringer Brandon Walton protected Tom Brady’s blindside and didn’t allow a single pressure.
Tennessee Titans Injuries
Taylor Lewan was carted to the locker room with a knee injury early in Monday’s loss to the Bills.
Dennis Daley filled in for Lewan against Buffalo and expects to be the left tackle should Lewan miss any time, but we won’t know more until he undergoes further testing.
Washington Commanders Injuries
Starting center Chase Roullier could miss the rest of the season after suffering a significant knee injury against the Lions.
The Commanders expect Wes Schweitzer to fill in for Roullier, although Schweitzer was inactive for Week 2 due to a hamstring injury of his own.
With Schweitzer now penciled in at center, Trai Turner will remain at right guard after earning the team’s highest pass-blocking grade from PFF.