Week 2 of the NFL season kicked off with an AFC West heavyweight showdown and unfortunately for the Chargers, a body shot might have sidelined their franchise quarterback.

With that in mind, it’s important to keep an eye on these practice reports to see what key NFL players might be missing or limited in this weekend’s action due to injuries.

Also, be sure to bookmark our NFL Injured Reserve Tracker which will be updated weekly throughout the season.

Jets at Browns

Jets

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
George Fant
OT Knee DNP LP FP Questionable
John Franklin-Myers
DE Toe DNP LP FP Questionable
Jordan Whitehead
FS Ankle DNP LP FP Questionable
Braxton Berrios
WR Heel LP FP FP Questionable
Braden Mann
P Back LP LP FP Questionable
Zach Wilson
QB Knee LP LP LP Out
C.J. Uzomah
TE Hamstring (-) LP DNP Doubtful

– The Jets will stick with Joe Flacco for another week at quarterback with Zach Wilson still out due to a knee injury.

There was some speculation that Robert Saleh would turn to Mike White after Flacco’s abysmal Week 1, but that is not the case.

– Luckily for Flacco, George Fant should be protecting his blindeside after a full day of practice on Friday.

Although Fant does carry a questionable designation into the weekend and allowed four pressures last week against the Ravens.

Browns

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jack Conklin
OT Knee LP DNP LP Questionable
Chris Hubbard
OT Elbow/Illness FP DNP DNP Out
Isaiah Thomas
DE Hand FP FP FP (-)
Mike Woods
WR Illness DNP FP FP (-)
David Njoku
TE Personal DNP FP (-)

– Starting right tackle Jack Conklin is questionable after missing Week 1 and his backup, Chris Hubbard, is out due to an elbow injury.

With Cleveland slated to play on Thursday Night Football in Week 3, we could see the Browns be conservative with Conklin and save him from the short turnaround.

If that’s the case, James Hudson will make another start. Hudson was impressive in Week 1, allowing just one hurry. Save for one disastrous performance last year against TJ Watt–three sacks allowed–Hudson has allowed zero QB hits and just six pressures in his five career starts.

Commanders at Lions

Commanders

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Wes Schweitzer
G Hamstring DNP DNP LP Questionable
Jonathan Allen
DT Groin LP LP FP (-)
Kamren Curl
S Thumb LP LP LP Questionable
Cole Holcomb
LB Quad LP LP (-)
Trai Turner
G Quad LP LP FP (-)
Cole Turner
TE Hamstring FP FP FP (-)

Kam Curl is questionable as he recovers from the thumb injury he suffered in the preseason.

Last week, Darrick Forrest got his first-career start with Curl sidelined and did not disappoint, intercepting one pass and earning Pro Football Focus’s top coverage grade among safeties.

Lions

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jonah Jackson
G Finger LP DNP DNP Questionable
Frank Ragnow
C Groin/Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
D’Andre Swift
RB Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Michael Brockers
DT Knee DNP LP FP (-)
Taylor Decker
OT Calf DNP LP FP (-)
Ifeatu Melifonwu
SAF Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Amani Oruwariye
CB Back (-) LP DNP Questionable
Julian Okwara
LB Hamstring FP FP FP (-)

Frank Ragnow is out this week after playing every snap against the Eagles in Week 1. The depth on the Lions offensive line is already thin with Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Tommy Kraemer already on the IR.

Evan Brown will step in after making 12 starts at center for Detroit last season. He allowed just one sack and eight total pressures in those contests.

D’Andre Swift joining practice on Friday is a step in the right direction, but he’s still questionable heading into Sunday. He played 46 snaps and had 18 touches in Week 1.

Even if Swift does suit up, Jamaal Williams could get more touches in a complementary role after scoring two touchdowns against the Eagles. Williams did have 12 touches in Week 1, but gained only 30 yards from scrimmage.

Colts at Jaguars

Colts

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
DeForest Buckner
DT Hip DNP DNP FP Questionable
Alec Pierce
WR Concussion DNP LP DNP Out
Kenny Moore II
CB Hip LP DNP FP Questionable
Michael Pittman
WR Quad LP DNP DNP Questionable
Shaquille Leonard
OLB Back FP FP FP Out

– The Colts will go another week without Shaquille Leonard as he recovers from back surgery, although his full participation in practice all week is a good sign he’s close to returning.

Matt Ryan may have a hard time throwing the ball downfield on Sunday, especially if Michael Pittman is unable to suit up. Fellow starting wide receiver Alec Pierce has already been ruled out due to a concussion.

Ashton Dulin and Parris Campbell combined for six catches on 10 targets last week, with Campbell mainly working out of the slot.

Former seventh-round pick Mike Strachan added two catches last week, despite playing only 11 offensive snaps.

Jaguars

No injuries to report.

Buccaneers at Saints

Buccaneers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Mike Evans
WR Calf LP DNP LP Questionable
Leonard Fournette
RB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Russell Gage
WR Hamstring DNP LP LP Questionable
Chris Godwin
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Julio Jones
WR Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Zyon McCollum
CB Hamstring DNP LP LP Doubtful
Breshad Perriman
WR Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Donovan Smith
OT Elbow DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Tristan Wirfs
OT Abdomen LP LP LP Questionable

– The bad luck on the offensive line continues for the Buccaneers, who will likely be without Donovan Smith on Sunday as he deals with a hyperextended elbow.

Eight-year veteran Josh Wells will be protecting Tom Brady’s blindside after allowing a sack and two pressures in 19 snaps against the Cowboys last week.

Since joining the Buccaneers, Brady has been sacked 13 times in four games against the Saints, including four times in a 9-0 loss last December.

– Brady will also be without his favorite receiver with Chris Godwin sidelined after suffering a hamstring injury last week.

Godwin’s injury led to Julio Jones catching three passes for 69 yards on five targets and adding 17 yards on two carries.

However, not only does Jones appear as questionable, so do three other wide receivers who currently top the Bucs’ depth chart: Mike Evans, Russell Gage and Breshad Perriman.

Saints

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cameron Jordan
DE Hip LP LP FP (-)
Alvin Kamara
RB Rib LP DNP DNP Questionable
Marcus Maye
S Ankle LP FP FP (-)
Tre’Quan Smith
WR Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Dwayne Washington
RB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Jameis Winston
QB Back LP LP LP Questionable
Landon Young
OT Hip LP LP FP (-)
Mark Ingram
RB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Calvin Throckmorton
OT Illness LP FP (-) (-)
Alontae Taylor
CB Hip LP LP LP Questionable
Paulson Adebo
CB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out

– There are a lot of question marks in the Saints’ backfield with Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram all listed as questionable heading into the weekend.

Winston and Ingram have been limited in practice all week, and there should be little doubt they’re suiting up on Sunday.

Kamara is an interesting case considering he’s sat out practice the past two days. The Saints even signed Latavius Murray to their practice squad earlier in the week as insurance.

Murray spent 2019 and 2020 with New Orleans, averaging 4.4 yards per carry and over nine attempts per game.

Panthers at Giants

Panthers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Marquis Haynes
DE Hip DNP LP FP (-)
Frankie Luvu
OLB Shoulder LP LP FP (-)
Taylor Moton
OT Knee LP LP FP (-)
Brandon Smith
LB Thigh LP LP DNP Doubtful
Shi Smith
WR Groin (-) (-) DNP Questionable

– The Panthers placed returner Andre Roberts on the IR this week, with the hopes that Shi Smith would take over those duties.

Unfortunately, Smith is currently questionable after sitting out Friday’s practice with a groin injury. It could be up to Chuba Hubbard to return kicks against the Giants if Smith is inactive.

Giants

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Nick McCloud
CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Aaron Robinson
CB Appendicitis DNP DNP DNP Out
Wan’Dale Robinson
WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Jon Feliciano
C Lower Leg LP LP FP (-)
Azeez Ojulari
LB Calf LP LP LP Doubtful
Jason Pinnock
CB Shoulder LP LP LP Out
Kayvon Thibodeaux
LB Knee LP LP LP Doubtful
Dane Belton
DB Clavicle FP FP FP (-)
Devery Hamilton
OT Illness DNP LP (-)
Kadarius Toney
WR Hamstring LP LP Questionable

– The depth in the Giants’ secondary is very thin with Nick McCloud, Aaron Robinson and Jason Pinnock all ruled out.

Darnay Holmes could start opposite Adoree’ Jackson while Robinson recovers from his appendectomy, however Holmes led the Giants in slot corner snaps last week.

Practice squadder Fabian Moreau would be a fit as well. The six-year vet has 34 career starts under his belt, including 16 for Atlanta last season.

Patriots at Steelers

Patriots

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Ja’Whaun Bentley
OLB Toe DNP LP FP (-)
Joshuah Bledsoe
S Groin LP LP LP Questionable
Adrian Phillips
DB Ribs LP LP LP Questionable
Shaun Wade
CB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Mac Jones
QB Back/Illness FP DNP FP (-)
Pierre Strong
RB Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Trent Brown
OT Ankle (-) LP LP Questionable
Raekwon McMillan
MLB Thumb (-) (-) LP Questionable

– Left tackle Trent Brown is questionable after being limited in practice with an ankle injury. He played every snap in Week 1 and should still start on Sunday, but his status is worth monitoring.

Isaiah Wynn could flip from right tackle to left tackle if Brown is inactive, or Bill Belichick could elevate Yodny Cajuste into the starting lineup.

Cajuste has two career starts, both coming at right tackle, and 91 snaps of NFL experience.

Steelers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Najee Harris
RB Foot LP FP FP (-)
Levi Wallace
DB Ankle LP FP FP (-)
Robert Spillane
LB Eye FP FP FP (-)
Mason Cole
C Ankle LP LP FP (-)

– The Steelers’ injury report is fairly clean, although they did add TJ Watt to the Injured Reserve this week, ruling him out for the next four games.

Recently-acquired Malik Reed should assume the edge rusher spot vacated by Watt opposite Alex Highsmith.

Reed had 13 sacks and 25 quarterback hits for the Broncos over the past two seasons in 26 starts.

Dolphins at Ravens

Dolphins

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Salvon Ahmed
RB Heel DNP LP LP Questionable
Terron Armstead
OT Toe DNP LP LP Questionable
Cethan Carter
TE Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Cedrick Wilson
WR Toe DNP LP LP Questionable
Tanner Conner
TE Knee LP LP FP (-)
Eric Rowe
CB Pectoral LP LP FP (-)
Greg Little
OT Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Xavien Howard
CB Rest (-) LP (-) Questionable
Brandon Jones
S Hip (-) LP FP (-)
Christian Wilkins
DE Back (-) LP LP Questionable
Hunter Long
TE Ankle (-) (-) LP Questionable

– Miami could be without both of its starting tackles this week with Austin Jackson already on the IR and Terron Armstead questionable with a toe injury.

However, Armstead told reporters on Friday that he is “trying to play every game, every snap,” indicating his availability.

That’s good news, considering the Dolphins top reserve tackle, Greg Little, is already starting at right tackle. Little played 45 snaps in Week 1 and allowed three pressures.

Ravens

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
J.K. Dobbins
RB Knee FP FP FP Questionable
Travis Jones
DT Knee LP FP FP Questionable
Marcus Peters
CB Knee LP FP LP Questionable
James Proche
WR Groin LP DNP DNP Doubtful
Patrick Ricard
FB Calf DNP DNP LP Questionable
Ronnie Stanley
OT Ankle LP DNP LP Doubtful
Brandon Stephens
CB Quad LP DNP DNP Questionable
Marlon Humphrey
CB Groin (-) LP DNP Questionable

– With Ronnie Stanley listed as questionable and Ja’Wuan James on the IR, Baltimore will turn to third-stringer Patrick Mekari to block Lamar Jackson’s blindside.

Mekari made 12 starts at right tackle in 2021, but Sunday will be the first start at left tackle in his NFL career. He earned the second-lowest pass blocking grade on the Ravens in Week 1, ahead of only rookie Tyler Linderbaum.

JK Dobbins could make his first appearance since 2020 after telling reporters he feels “great” this week. He averaged 6.0 yards per carry as a rookie.

Dobbins return would be a welcome sight for a Ravens offense that struggled to move the ball on the ground in Week 1. Kenyan Drake led the way with 31 yards on 11 carries against the Jets.

Falcons at Rams

Falcons

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Damien Williams
RB Ribs DNP DNP DNP Out

Damien Williams’ absence is good news for Cordarrelle Patterson fans. Patterson set a career-high in touches last week after Williams went down, playing 49 snaps and carrying the ball 22 times.

Rookie Tyler Allgeier should make his NFL debut as Patterson’s top backup, but Avery Williams could also snaps after getting two carries in Week 1.

Rams

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Brian Allen
C Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Van Jefferson
WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Joe Noteboom
OT Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
Matthew Orzech
LS Calf DNP DNP LP Questionable
Leonard Floyd
OLB Knee LP DNP DNP Questionable

Brian Allen will be inactive on Sunday after playing every snap in Week 1.

Coleman Shelton will slide in from right guard to replace Allen with Tremayne Anchrum Jr. making his first NFL start at right guard.

Last year, the Rams rushed for 376 yards in the three games Shelton played at center. Anchrum has jut three snaps of NFL experience under his belt.

Seahawks at 49ers

Seahawks

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jamal Adams
S Knee DNP (-) (-) Moved to IR
Artie Burns
CB Groin DNP DNP LP Questionable
Shelby Harris
DE Back DNP DNP FP (-)
Quandre Diggs
FS Knee DNP FP (-) (-)
Jake Curhan
OT Elbow FP (-) (-) (-)
Damien Lewis
G Knee/Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Kenneth Walker III
RB Hernia FP LP FP (-)
Cody Barton
ILB Hip FP (-) (-) (-)
Ryan Neal
DB Ankle FP (-) (-) (-)
Uchenna Nwosu
OLB Ankle FP FP (-) (-)
Tariq Woolen
CB Neck FP (-) (-) (-)
Justin Coleman
CB Calf (-) LP DNP Questionable
Joey Blount
S Hamstring (-) (-) DNP Doubtful

– The Seahawks moved Jamal Adams to the IR and he could be done for the season after suffering a torn quadriceps tendon in Week 1.

Josh Jones filled in for Adams against the Broncos and had an uneven night, missing three tackles in the win.

The Seahawks could also use Ryan Neal in Adams’ spot like they did in 2020 for four games when Adams was sidelined. Neal played only two snaps against Denver.

49ers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Daniel Brunskill
OT Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
George Kittle
TE Groin DNP DNP LP Questionable
Dre Greenlaw
LB Elbow LP LP FP (-)

George Kittle is a game-time decision after getting some limited work in practice for the first time in two weeks on Friday.

With Kittle out in Week 1, Tyler Kroft and Ross Dwelley each caught one pass from Trey Lance in the loss to Chicago.

Last season, Kittle was targeted by Lance four times, catching one pass for 29 yards.

Bengals at Cowboys

Bengals

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Trent Taylor
WR Hamstring DNP LP LP (-)
Josh Tupou
DT Shin DNP LP FP Questionable
Devin Asiasi
TE Quad LP LP LP Questionable
Alex Cappa
G Knee FP FP FP (-)
Tre Flowers
CB Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Trey Hendrickson
DE Back FP FP FP (-)
Hayden Hurst
TE Groin FP FP FP (-)
Cordell Volson
G Hip FP FP FP (-)
Tee Higgins
WR Concusson/Personal LP DNP FP Questionable

Tee Higgins should be active on Sunday after progressing through concussion protocol this week.

His return is big news for the Bengals offense. Tyler Boyd was targeted seven times last week, but earned just 33 yards on his four receptions.

Cowboys

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Tarell Basham
DE Thigh DNP DNP DNP Out
Michael Gallup
WR Knee LP LP LP Out
Jayron Kearse
S Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Connor McGovern
G Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Dak Prescott
QB Right Thumb DNP DNP DNP Out

Cooper Rush will make his second-career start with Dak Prescott out due to a thumb injury. Rush won his first-career start last season over the Minnesota Vikings, throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions on 40 pass attempts.

– Unfortunately for Rush, he will be without left guard Connor McGovern who is out with an ankle injury. Matt Farniok filled in after McGovern went down early in Week 1 and will get to make his first NFL start on Sunday.

His 26.7 pass-blocking grade was a team-worst against Tampa Bay.

Texans at Broncos

Texans

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Justin Britt
C NIR/Personal DNP DNP DNP Out
Maliek Collins
DT Knee DNP LP FP (-)
Rasheem Green
DE Thigh LP FP FP (-)
Brevin Jordan
TE Ankle LP DNP LP Questionable
Isaac Yiadom
CB Abdomen LP FP FP (-)

Broncos

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Randy Gregory
OLB Shoulder/Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
KJ Hamler
WR Knee/Hip DNP DNP DNP Out
Josey Jewell
ILB Calf DNP DNP LP Questionable
Quinn Meinerz
G/C Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
DeShawn Williams
DL Back DNP LP LP Questionable
K’Waun Williams
CB Wrist LP LP FP Questionable
Billy Turner
OL Knee FP FP FP Questionable

Billy Turner was a full participant in practice all week, but it will be Cam Fleming starting at right tackle for the second-straight week. Nathaniel Hackett told reporters this week he wants to ease Turner in as he recovers from a knee injury.

Fleming allowed a team-high three pressures in Week 1, but hasn’t allowed a sack in 200 pass-blocking snaps since joining the Broncos prior to 2021.

Cardinals at Raiders

Cardinals

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Zach Ertz
TE Calf DNP FP FP (-)
Andy Isabella
WR Back DNP DNP DNP Out
Rondale Moore
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jalen Thompson
FS Toe DNP DNP LP Questionable
J.J. Watt
DE Calf DNP LP LP Questionable
Trayvon Mullen
CB Toe LP LP LP Questionable
Justin Pugh
G Neck LP LP LP Questionable
Marco Wilson
CB Ankle FP FP FP (-)

– The Cardinals will be thin at wide receiver this week with Rondale Moore and Andy Isabella out. DeAndre Hopkins is also inactive as he serves his suspension.

In Week 1, Greg Dortch led Arizona in targets, catches and receiving yards. He will continue to work out of the slot with Marquise Brown and AJ Green starting on the outside.

Raiders

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Brandon Bolden
RB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Nate Hobbs
CB Back FP FP FP (-)
Andre James
C Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Tre’von Moehrig
FS Hip DNP DNP DNP Out
Denzel Perryman
MLB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Sam Webb
CB Ankle (-) LP FP (-)

– Rookie third-round pick Dylan Parham is expected to start at center with Andre James out due to a concussion. Parham split time with Lester Cotton at right tackle last week against the Chargers.

Tre’von Moehrig will sit out Sunday’s game due to a hip injury he suffered in Week 1. 10-year veteran Duron Harmon will get the start in Week 2.

Bears at Packers

Bears

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Velus Jones Jr.
WR Hamstring LP DNP DNP Doubtful
Riley Reiff
OL Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
Khari Blasingame
RB NIR – Personal (-) DNP FP (-)

Packers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
David Bakhtiari
OT Knee LP DNP LP Questionable
Jake Hanson
G Shoulder FP FP FP (-)
Elgton Jenkins
G Knee LP LP FP Questionable
Allen Lazard
WR Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Keisean Nixon
DB Shoulder FP FP FP (-)
Jon Runyan
G Concussion DNP DNP LP Questionable
Quay Walker
ILB Shoulder FP FP FP (-)

– The Packers have three starting offensive linemen listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game: David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins and Jon Runyan, Jr.

The two tackles sat out Week 1, while Runyan bowed out after suffering a concussion midgame. Jenkins fully participated in practice for the first time this season on Friday.

If Bakhtiari can’t go, it will be Yosh Nijman blocking Aaron Rodgers’ blindside. Nijman earned the Packers’ highest pass-blocking grade in Week 1.

– Also questionable is Allen Lazard who missed Week 1 with an ankle injury. The Packers passing offense struggled in Week 1, ranking 24th in the NFL in net yards per pass attempt.

Romeo Doubs led the receivers in targets last week, catching four passes for 37 yards.

Vikings at Eagles (Mon.)

Vikings

Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Andrew Booth
CB Quad DNP DNP Unspecified
Jonathan Bullard
DE Biceps FP FP Unspecified
Lewis Cine
DB Knee FP FP Unspecified
D.J. Wonnum
LB Foot (-) LP Unspecified

Eagles

Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Jack Stoll
TE Ankle LP FP Unspecified