NFL Week 5 Injury Report For All 32 Teams

If you’re reading this, it means you survived another Thursday night slopfest and are ready for a weekend of actual professional football.

With roughly a quarter of the season in the books, there are injuries to key players in every matchup this week including multiple starting quarterbacks. Keep an eye on this page as the week progresses; it will be updated with every injury report and analysis of every major absence of the weekend.

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

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Giants at Packers

Giants

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cordale Flott
CB Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Kenny Golladay
WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Richie James
WR Ankle DNP LP FP (-)
Julian Love
S Concussion DNP LP FP (-)
Henry Mondeaux
DT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Azeez Ojulari
LB Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Tyrod Taylor
QB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Daniel Jones
QB Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Nick McCloud
CB Hamstring LP LP LP (-)
Fabian Moreau
CB Foot LP LP FP (-)
Evan Neal
OT Neck LP LP FP (-)
Wan’Dale Robinson
WR Knee LP LP DNP Out
Kadarius Toney
WR Hamstring LP DNP DNP Out
Leonard Williams
DE Knee LP LP LP Questionable

Daniel Jones is back after leaving last week’s win early due to an ankle injury. However, Tyrod Taylor will be inactive after suffering a concussion.

With Taylor out, Davis Webb will be elevated from the practice squad to backup Jones. The 2017 third-round pick has never thrown a pass in the NFL, but has been involved in over 55 transactions. So that’s something.

Kadarius Toney, Wan’Dale Robinson and Kenny Golladay will all be absent on Sunday morning.

That leaves David Sills V and Richie James as the top receiving options for the Giants against the Packers.

It’s been a tough year for last year’s prized additions. Toney has been held without a catch in two games and Golladay has just two catches on six targets in four games this season.

Packers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jaire Alexander
CB Groin LP FP FP (-)
Adrian Amos
S Concussion DNP LP LP Questionable
David Bakhtiari
OT Knee LP LP DNP (-)
Tariq Carpenter
S Abdomen LP LP LP Questionable
Elgton Jenkins
G Knee LP LP LP (-)
Allen Lazard
WR Ankle LP LP LP (-)
Josh Myers
C Foot LP LP LP (-)
Devonte Wyatt
DT Quadricep LP DNP DNP Questionable

– The Packers get Jaire Alexander back this week after a one-week absence due to a groin injury he suffered in Week 3.

Alexander will slide back into the starting lineup and Rasul Douglas will kick back into the slot.

Adrian Amos is questionable after spending time in concussion protocol this week. If he’s out on Sunday, special teams ace Rudy Ford could see some defensive snaps.

Ford played 44 snaps last week against the Patriots, earning a 78.9 defensive grade from Pro Football Focus for his efforts.

Steelers at Bills

Steelers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Diontae Johnson
WR Hip (-) LP FP (-)
Cameron Sutton
CB Groin/Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Ahkello Witherspoon
CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Levi Wallace
CB Foot LP LP FP (-)
Terrell Edmunds
S Concussion DNP LP LP Questionable
Minkah Fitzpatrick
S Knee DNP LP FP (-)
Mason Cole
OL Foot (-) LP LP (-)
Chris Wormley
DL Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Cameron Heyward
DT Ankle/Elbow LP LP FP (-)

– The Steelers got some good news on Friday with Minkah Fitzpatrick shedding his injury designations with full participation in practice. However, the rest of the starting secondary is still hurting.

Fitzpatrick’s fellow starting safety Terrell Edmunds is questionable and was replaced by Tre Norwood last week after he went down with a concussion. Norwood had a lot of playing time as a rookie, mostly as a slot corner.

As for starting cornerbacks, Ahkello Witherspoon is out and Cameron Sutton is questionable. Levi Wallace is healthy again and should slide into Witherspoon’s spot. Wallace started last week and allowed three catches for 31 yards on six targets.

James Pierre could also be pressed into action should Sutton sit. The three-year vet made four starts last season and forced three fumbles.

Bills

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Christian Benford
CB Hand DNP DNP DNP Out
Jamison Crowder
WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Gabe Davis
WR Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Tremaine Edmunds
MLB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Dawson Knox
TE Foot/Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jake Kumerow
WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Cam Lewis
CB Forearm/Knee FP FP FP (-)
Isaiah McKenzie
WR Concussion DNP LP LP Questionable
Mitch Morse
C Elbow LP FP FP (-)
Justin Murray
OT Foot LP LP FP (-)
Ed Oliver
DT Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Jordan Phillips
DT Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Jordan Poyer
FS Ribs DNP DNP DNP Out

– The Bills will be without both of their starting safeties again with Jordan Poyer out due to a rib injury. Micah Hyde is already on the IR.

That leaves Damar Hamlin and Jaquan Johnson to start on the back end of their defense. Hamlin notched half a sack in Week 3 and followed up with eight tackles last week.

Johnson got his second-career start two weeks ago for Poyer against the Dolphins and allowed four completions for 75 yards and a touchdown on four targets.

– Offensively, the Bills will rely on Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis to carry the passing game. Rookie Khalil Shakir got his first two catches last week in the win over Baltimore and has 40 snaps played over the past two weeks.

Tommy Sweeney and Quintin Morris will split time at tight end with Dawson Knox expected to be inactive. Morris has three catches this year and Sweeney will factor in blocking situations.

Chargers at Browns

Chargers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Keenan Allen
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Justin Herbert
QB Ribs FP FP FP (-)
Dustin Hopkins
K Right Quadricep LP LP LP Questionable
Zander Horvath
RB Quadricep FP FP FP (-)
Austin Johnson
NT Shoulder FP FP FP (-)
Tre’ McKitty
TE Quadricep FP FP FP (-)
Josh Palmer
WR Ankle LP LP FP Questionable
Donald Parham
TE Hamstring FP FP FP (-)
Kyle Van Noy
MLB Back LP FP LP (-)
Gerald Everett
TE Hamstring (-) LP FP (-)

– The Chargers signed Taylor Bertolet to their practice squad this week as insurance for Dustin Hopkins who is questionable with a groin injury that popped up in practice this week.

The Texas A&M product has bounced around five different practice squads since 2016, but has never kicked in a game. He made 22 of his 31 field goal attempts as an Aggie in 2015 including a career-long 55 yarder.

Keenan Allen will be inactive for the fourth-straight game. Mike Williams has carried the receiving corps, leading the Chargers with 258 yards and 31 targets. DeAndre Carter could see more targets on Sunday, especially if Josh Palmer is inactive as well.

Jason Moore Jr. is the only other healthy Charger receiver, but he has played just four snaps this season and has five catches in four seasons with the team.

Browns

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Joel Bitonio
G Bicep/Rest DNP LP FP (-)
Taven Bryan
DT Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Harrison Bryant
TE Illness DNP LP FP (-)
Jadeveon Clowney
DE Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Jordan Elliott
DT Knee LP LP LP (-)
Myles Garrett
DE Shoulder/Biceps LP LP LP (-)
Joe Haeg
T Concussion LP FP FP (-)
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
LB Groin LP LP LP (-)
Isaiah Thomas
DE Hand FP FP FP (-)
Denzel Ward
CB Back/Ribs LP LP LP (-)

Myles Garrett is expected to play on Sunday after missing just one game due to his car accident last week.

His return is a huge factor going against a Chargers offense that ranks 23rd in the NFL in pass-block win rate. Jadeveon Clowney is still questionable after missing two weeks with an ankle injury.

Alex Wright has started the last two games on the edge and has failed to make an impact as a pass rusher, generating just four pressures and zero hits in 82 snaps.

Texans at Jaguars

Texans

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Blake Cashman
LB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Austin Deculus
OT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jonathan Greenard
DE Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Kurt Hinish
DL Illness DNP FP FP (-)
Brevin Jordan
TE Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Chris Moore
WR Hip DNP DNP DNP Out
Maliek Collins
DT Knee LP FP FP (-)
Derek Stingley Jr.
CB Elbow/Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
Kenyon Green
OT Knee FP FP FP (-)
Tytus Howard
OT Ankle FP FP FP (-)

– With Brevin Jordan out again, OJ Howard could see a lot of action as the Texans’ top tight end.

Last week, Howard played 43 snaps and earned five targets on 26 routes. With slot receiver Chris Moore also ruled out, that target share could go even higher.

The Texans could also feature Brandin Cooks in the slot more this week and use Nico Collins and Phillip Dorsett on the outside against the Jaguars secondary.

Jaguars

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
K’Lavon Chaisson
LB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Foley Fatukasi
DE Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Out
Zay Jones
WR Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Cole Van Lanen
G Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable

– Despite carrying a questionable designation into the weekend, Zay Jones is good to go according to Doug Pederson. Jones missed last week’s loss to the Eagles and Jamal Agnew had a career day, scoring two touchdowns.

Despite missing last week, Jones is still second on the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards.

Adam Gotsis should get his first start of the season with Folorunso Fatukasi ruled out due to a quad injury.

Gotsis earned a sack and another quarterback pressure last week in 18 pass rush snaps against Jalen Hurts.

Bears at Vikings

Bears

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Matthew Adams
OLB Hamstring LP FP FP (-)
Dane Cruikshank
DB Hamstring DNP DNP LP Doubtful
Ryan Griffin
TE Achilles LP LP FP (-)
Jaylon Johnson
CB Quad DNP DNP LP Doubtful
Jaylon Jones
DB Illness DNP FP FP (-)
Justin Jones
DT Hip (-) LP FP (-)
David Montgomery
RB Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable
Sterling Weatherford
LB Illness (-) DNP FP (-)

David Montgomery is trending in the right direction after limited participation in practice on Thursday and Friday.

The Bears turned to Khalil Herbert last week and it could be a committee situation against the Vikings who have held Montgomery to 3.9 yards per carry in his career. Herbert has 39 carries for 234 yards since Montgomery went down.

Kyler Gordon and Jaylon Jones split time last week with Jaylon Johnson out and that could be the strategy this week going against Justin Jefferson and the Vikings receiving corps.

The duo allowed two catches for 20 yards on four targets against the Giants last week.

Vikings

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Andrew Booth
CB Quad LP LP FP Questionable
Za’Darius Smith
OLB Knee LP LP LP (-)
Cameron Dantzler
CB Hip FP LP FP (-)
Ben Ellefson
TE Groin (-) LP DNP Out
Jalen Nailor
WR Hamstring (-) LP LP Questionable

Dalvin Cook wasn’t mentioned on this week’s injury report, which is good news for the running back’s shoulder.

He wore a harness last week and had 20 carries for 76 yards against the Saints, however he split the receiving duties with Alexander Mattison, running 20 routes to Mattison’s 15. It will be interesting to see if a healthier shoulder means a bigger role in the passing game.

Opposing offenses have targeted running backs just 19 times against the Bears this season, second lowest in the NFL.

Seahawks at Saints

Seahawks

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Rashaad Penny
RB Shoulder DNP FP FP (-)
Gabe Jackson
G Knee/Rest DNP LP FP (-)
Darryl Johnson
DE Ankle DNP DNP (-) Moved to IR
Quinton Jefferson
DE Elbow DNP LP FP (-)
Justin Coleman
CB Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Damien Lewis
G Calf LP LP FP (-)
Dareke Young
WR Quadricep LP DNP DNP Out
Marquise Goodwin
WR Knee (-) LP DNP Questionable
Phil Haynes
G Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Kenneth Walker III
RB Shoulder (-) LP LP Questionable

Darrell Taylor will rejoin the starting lineup with Darryl Johnson moved to the IR. Johnson was signed off waivers earlier this year, but impressed and took over the starting end spot from Taylor.

Taylor has managed seven pressures and one sack in 96 pass rushing snaps this season.

– The good news in Seattle is rookie Kenneth Walker III is expected to play despite carrying a questionable designation. He played a career-high 25 snaps last week, carrying the ball eight times for 29 yards.

Unfortunately for Walker, Rashaad Penny is averaging 6.0 yards per carry this season and is firmly entrenched atop the Seahawks depth chart.

Saints

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Calvin Throckmorton
OT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Payton Turner
DE Chest DNP DNP DNP Out
Michael Thomas
WR Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Jameis Winston
QB Back/Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
P.J. Williams
CB Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Out
Ryan Ramczyk
OT Rest LP FP FP (-)
Marcus Maye
S Rib LP LP LP Questionable
Andrus Peat
G Concussion LP FP FP Questionable
Alvin Kamara
RB Rib LP LP LP Questionable
Jarvis Landry
WR Ankle LP LP DNP Questionable
Taysom Hill
TE Rib LP FP FP (-)
Carl Granderson
DE Eye FP FP FP (-)

– Five different offensive starters carry injury designations into the weekend, including Jameis Winston who has already been ruled out by Dennis Allen.

That means it will be Andy Dalton under center for the second-straight week following the Saints’ London loss last Sunday.

Dalton completed 71 percent of his passes last week for 236 yards and a touchdown, averaging 8.4 yards per attempt.

– The Saints’ offensive weapons remain banged up with Michael Thomas already ruled out and Alvin Kamara and Jarvis Landry listed as questionable.

Kamara sat out last week and Mark Ingram split carries with Latavius Murray. However, Murray is now in Denver after being signed off the Saints’ practice squad.

Dwayne Washington is the other running back on the roster, but has never earned more than eight carries in a season since joining the Saints in 2019.

Even if Landry does suit up, he’s been a complete nonfactor for the Saints offense since Week 1, catching eight passes for 54 yards in the last three games.

Lions at Patriots

Lions

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Quintez Cephus
WR Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
D.J. Chark
WR Ankle DNP LP DNP Out
John Cominsky
DE Wrist DNP DNP DNP Out
Charles Harris
DE Groin (-) LP DNP Out
Matt Nelson
OT Calf LP DNP DNP Out
D’Andre Swift
RB Shoulder/Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Kayode Awosika
OT Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Chris Board
LB Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable
Evan Brown
C Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable
Jonah Jackson
G Finger LP LP LP Questionable
Josh Reynolds
WR Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable
Amon-Ra St. Brown
WR Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Taylor Decker
OT Knee LP FP FP (-)
T.J. Hockenson
TE Hip DNP LP FP (-)
Frank Ragnow
C Foot DNP LP FP (-)

– The Lions have the NFL’s top-ranked offense through four weeks, but they are really banged up heading into New England before their bye week. D’Andre Swift, DJ Chark and Quintez Cephus have already been ruled out.

Swift is expected to return after the bye, but for now it’s Jamaal Williams carrying the load in the backfield. Williams leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns this season and ranks ninth in rushing attempts.

At wide receiver, things get even scarier when you consider Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds are both questionable after being limited participants in Friday’s practice. St. Brown was inactive last week.

Against the Seahawks, Jared Goff leaned heavily on TJ Hockenson. The tight end was targeted 12 times, catching eight passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns.

Patriots

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Lawrence Guy
DE Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Brian Hoyer
QB Concussion DNP DNP (-) Moved to IR
DaMarcus Mitchell
DE Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Jonnu Smith
TE Ankle DNP LP LP Doubtful
Kyle Dugger
S Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Mac Jones
QB Ankle LP LP LP Doubtful
Raekwon McMillan
MLB Thumb LP LP LP Questionable
Jakobi Meyers
WR Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Jalen Mills
CB Hamstring LP LP DNP Questionable
Adrian Phillips
DB Ribs LP LP LP Questionable
Isaiah Wynn
OT Hip LP LP LP Questionable

Bailey Zappe will make his first NFL start after coming in to relieve Brian Hoyer last week. Hoyer is on the IR due to the concussion he suffered against the Packers and Mac Jones is still dealing with his high ankle sprain.

Zappe did throw for over 60 touchdowns last season at Western Kentucky (Go Hilltoppers!), but threw the ball just 15 times on 43 snaps in his first NFL action. For the season, the Patriots offense ranks 25th in the NFL in pass attempts.

Expect another conservative approach even against a Lions defense that has allowed at least 27 points in every game this season.

Dolphins at Jets

Dolphins

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Terron Armstead
OT Toe DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Cethan Carter
TE Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Keion Crossen
DB Glute/Shoulder DNP DNP LP Questionable
Xavien Howard
CB Groins DNP DNP LP Questionable
Robert Jones
G Back DNP DNP LP Questionable
Tua Tagovailoa
QB Concussion/Back/Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jaylen Waddle
WR Groin DNP LP LP Questionable
Brandon Jones
S Chest LP LP FP (-)
Zach Sieler
DE Hand LP LP FP (-)
Tanner Conner
TE Knee FP FP FP (-)
Raekwon Davis
DT Knee FP FP FP (-)
Trey Flowers
LB Knee FP FP FP (-)
Greg Little
OT Finger FP FP FP (-)
Hunter Long
TE Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Cedrick Wilson
WR Ribs/Toe FP FP FP (-)
Salvon Ahmed
RB Back (-) LP LP Questionable
Tyreek Hill
WR Quad (-) LP LP Questionable

– The Dolphins ruled Tua Tagovailoa out early this week and will be cautious after his scary concussion last Thursday night. That means it’s Teddy Bridgewater time in South Beach.

Bridgewater averaged 8.4 yards per attempt in relief last week against the Bengals, tossing one touchdown and interception in the loss. One worry could be how the Dolphins deep passing game might suffer with Bridgewater under center.

He was just 4-9 on passes that travelled more than 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage last week, which is stark compared to Tagovailoa completing 30 of his 46 completions that travelled that far.

Jets

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Max Mitchell
OT Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Quincy Williams
ILB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Breece Hall
RB Knee LP LP FP (-)
Marcell Harris
LB Neck LP FP FP Questionable
Zach Wilson
QB Ankle LP FP FP (-)

Max Mitchell is the fourth Jets tackle to go down this year, but Duane Brown could be activated this weekend and immediately start at right tackle for New York. The five-time Pro Bowler was signed in the offseason, but has yet to play after suffering a shoulder injury in training camp.

If Brown isn’t activated, Conor McDermott could play right tackle again with Alijah Vera-Tucker kicking out from guard to man the other tackle spot. Not an ideal scenario when facing the NFL’s second-best pass rush according to pass rush win rate.

Falcons at Buccaneers

Falcons

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Kyle Pitts
TE Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out

Kyle Pitts will be inactive this week, which shouldn’t change the Atlanta offense much if you look at his involvement so far this season. He has just one game with more than two catches or 25 yards and has yet to score a touchdown.

– The loss of Cordarrelle Patterson looms large with Damien Williams still on the IR for at least one more week. Tyler Allgeier and Caleb Huntley each had 10 carries last week with Allgeier busting one for 42  yards and adding 20 yards in the passing game.

The Buccaneers have been the NFL’s best team when it comes to covering running backs in the passing game, they’ve allowed just 48 receiving yards to running backs, nearly half of the next best team.

Buccaneers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Tom Brady
QB Right shoulder/Right finger DNP FP FP (-)
Cameron Brate
TE Concussion DNP DNP LP Out
Carlton Davis
CB Shoulder FP LP FP (-)
Russell Gage
WR Hamstring LP LP LP (-)
Chris Godwin
WR Knee LP LP LP (-)
Akiem Hicks
DE Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Julio Jones
WR Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Breshad Perriman
WR Knee/Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Logan Ryan
DB Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Donovan Smith
OT Elbow LP LP LP (-)
Rakeem Nunez-Roches
DT Illness (-) DNP FP (-)

Cade Otton is expected to be the Buccaneers’ starting tight end with Cameron Brate sidelined with a concussion. The rookie had three catches for 29 yards last week against Kansas City.

Covering tight ends has been an issue for the Falcons defense. So far, they are allowing the second-most receptions and the third-most yards to opposing tight ends through four games.

– The Bucs will be missing Akiem Hicks for the third-straight week on defense. The veteran end is dealing with a foot injury and has been replaced by Rakeem Nunez-Roches.

Nunez-Roches has yet to make an impact, recording just one pressure and one tackle for loss in two games. He hasn’t recorded a sack since 2017.

Titans at Commanders

Titans

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Ola Adeniyi
OLB Neck DNP DNP DNP Out
Treylon Burks
WR Toe DNP DNP DNP Out
Zach Cunningham
ILB Elbow DNP DNP DNP Out
Bud Dupree
OLB Hip DNP DNP DNP Out
Joe Jones
LB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Tory Carter
FB Neck LP LP LP (-)
Amani Hooker
S Concussion LP DNP DNP Out
Ugo Amadi
DB Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Nate Davis
G Knee/Foot (-) DNP LP Questionable
Caleb Farley
CB Knee (-) LP DNP Questionable
Ben Jones
C Back (-) LP LP (-)
Lonnie Johnson
CB Illness (-) (-) DNP Questionable

– Rookie Treylon Burks is going to miss a couple weeks as he recovers from turf toe. His absence creates more targets for Nick Westbrook-Ikhene or Kyle Philips, both of whom have under 10 catches and 100 yards this season.

– On a positive note, the Titans will get slot corner Ugo Amadi back after he missed two games with an ankle injury.

He’s held opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of 56.3 when targeting this year, second best on the team behind safety Amani Hooker.

Amadi will be matched up with Curtis Samuel, who leads the Commanders in targets and receptions this season.

Commanders

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Percy Butler
S Quad DNP DNP DNP Out
Sam Cosmi
OT Finger DNP DNP DNP Out
Jahan Dotson
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Milo Eifler
LB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Curtis Samuel
WR Illness DNP DNP FP (-)
Charles Leno Jr.
OT Shoulder LP LP FP (-)
David Mayo
OLB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
William Jackson
CB Back FP FP FP (-)
Logan Thomas
TE Calf (-) (-) DNP Questionable

– Rookie first-round pick Jahan Dotson will be absent this week after suffering a hamstring injury against the Cowboys. He leads the Commanders with four receiving touchdowns this season.

Cam Sims could slide into the starting lineup, but he has zero catches on the season and just three targets.

– Washington will also be without right tackle Sam Cosmi, who underwent thumb surgery this week. Cornelius Lucas is the next man up at that spot.

The veteran Lucas has earned the second-highest pass blocking grade on the Commanders in just 13 snaps on PFF.

49ers at Panthers

49ers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Arik Armstead
DT Foot/Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Tyrion Davis-Price
RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Javon Kinlaw
DT Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Tyler Kroft
TE Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Colton McKivitz
OT Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Tarvarius Moore
DB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Trent Williams
OT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Ross Dwelley
TE Rib LP LP FP (-)
Jauan Jennings
WR Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Danny Gray
WR Hip FP FP FP (-)

– The interior of the 49ers’ defensive line could be vulnerable this week with both Arik Armstead and Javon Kinlaw ruled out. Christian McCaffrey is averaging over 4.5 yards per carry when running behind center.

It will be Hassan Ridgeway and Kevin Givens tasked with stopping him. Both guys played over 30 snaps against the Rams last week and earned run defense grades over 70 from PFF.

– After a week rotating with Colton McKivitz, Jaylon Moore will step into the left tackle spot full-time with both McKivitiz and Trent Williams ruled out.

Moore allowed a sack and a quarterback in four snaps in Week 3, but recovered and didn’t allow a pressure last week, albeit in just seven snaps.

Panthers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Laviska Shenault Jr.
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Marquis Haynes
DE Knee LP FP FP Questionable
Frankie Luvu
OLB Shoulder LP DNP LP Questionable
Stantley Thomas-Oliver
CB Thigh DNP DNP DNP Out
Xavier Woods
S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Stephen Sullivan
TE Back FP DNP DNP Out
Shaq Thompson
OLB Knee LP FP FP (-)

Laviska Shenault will be inactive this week thanks to two hamstring injuries. His 67-yard touchdown in Week 3 was a pivotal moment for an offense desperate for explosive plays.

Could 2021 second-round pick Terrace Marshall Jr. get some looks this week? He’s played just four snaps all year and has been a healthy scratch for three games.

– The back end of the Panthers defense could be in rough shape if Xavier Woods is inactive. Fellow safety Jeremy Chinn is already on the IR.

Sean Chandler and Myles Hartsfield should split Chinn’s snaps, with Chandler playing more deep safety and Hartsfield playing down in the slot.

The Panthers have Juston Burris on their roster too if they need to fill Woods’s spot.

Eagles at Cardinals

Eagles

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jake Elliott
K Right Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Kyron Johnson
LB Concussion DNP LP FP Questionable
Patrick Johnson
LB Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Avonte Maddox
CB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jordan Mailata
OT Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Boston Scott
RB Rib LP LP LP Questionable
Isaac Seumalo
G Ankle LP LP LP (-)
Darius Slay
CB Forearm FP FP FP (-)

– The Eagles streak of injury luck ran out this week with a number of key players sidelined, starting with kicker Jake Elliott. Philadelphia signed Cameron Dicker to their practice squad and he will be active on game day.

Dicker the Kicker spent last season with the Texas Longhorns, making 13 of his 15 field goal attempts and handling punting duties as well. He will become the first NFL player born in Hong Kong.

– Offensively, the Eagles will be without Pro Bowl left tackle Jordan Mailata, who injured his shoulder last week. Jack Driscoll filled in against the Jaguars and allowed one sack and three additional pressures.

Former first-round pick Andre Dillard could fill in for Mailata, but he’s on the IR recovering from a broken forearm. Dillard was active at practice this week and could be added to the 53-man roster on Saturday afternoon.

Cardinals

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Marquise Brown
WR Foot DNP LP FP (-)
Max Garcia
G Toe DNP DNP DNP Out
Rodney Hudson
C Knee DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Rashard Lawrence
NT Hand DNP DNP DNP Out
Matt Prater
K Right Hip DNP DNP DNP Out
Justin Pugh
G Elbow DNP DNP LP Questionable
Nick Vigil
OLB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Zaven Collins
ILB Shoulder LP LP FP (-)
A.J. Green
WR Knee LP LP FP (-)
D.J. Humphries
OT Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Zeke Turner
LB Ankle LP LP FP (-)
J.J. Watt
DE Calf/Rest LP DNP FP (-)
Rondale Moore
WR Knee (-) LP LP Questionable
Trayvon Mullen
CB Hamstring (-) LP DNP Questionable

– The Cardinals will also be without their kicker as Matt Prater is dealing with a hip injury. The team added former Chief and Jet Matt Ammendola to their practice squad and he will handle the kicking duties on Sunday.

Ammendola struggled in his last game with Kansas City, missing a field goal and an extra point in a 20-17 loss.

– The interior of the Cardinals’ offensive line is banged up with Rodney Hudson listed as doubtful and Justin Pugh carrying a questionable designation into the weekend.

Sean Harlow could fill in for Hudson, but he’s struggled this season with most of his work coming at left guard. Harlow allowed six pressures in an opening week loss to Kansas City.

With fellow backup Max Garcia out, it could be tough finding a replacement for Pugh if he’s unable to go. Not an ideal situation in a week when they’re tasked to block Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave and Jordan Davis.

Cowboys at Rams

Cowboys

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Quinton Bohanna
DT Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Noah Brown
WR Neck FP FP FP (-)
Jake Ferguson
TE Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
Malik Hooker
FS Thumb FP FP FP (-)
Jayron Kearse
S Kne FP FP FP (-)
Jourdan Lewis
CB Groin DNP LP LP Questionable
Connor McGovern
G Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Dak Prescott
QB Right Thumb DNP DNP DNP Out
Dalton Schultz
TE Knee FP FP FP (-)
Donovan Wilson
FS Ankle LP LP LP (-)
CeeDee Lamb
WR Groin (-) DNP LP Questionable
Jason Peters
OT Chest (-) (-) LP Doubtful
Tony Pollard
RB Illness (-) (-) DNP Questionable

Jason Peters’s impending absence means it will be up to Connor McGovern to handle the duties at left guard. The two had been a rotation in weeks prior. McGovern played 40 snaps last week, allowing three pressures and a sack against the Commanders.

Tony Pollard is questionable after missing Friday’s practice due to an illness. He struggled last week against Washington, carrying the ball eight times and earning only six yards.

Ezekiel Elliott is averaging under four yards per carry, but has seen his touches go up every week this season.

Rams

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Brian Allen
C Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Cobie Durant
CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jordan Fuller
DB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Coleman Shelton
C Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
David Edwards
G Concussion LP FP FP (-)
David Long
DB Groin LP LP LP Questionable
Taylor Rapp
S Ribs LP LP LP Questionable

Jeremiah Kolone will start at center for the Rams on Sunday. He got his first NFL action last week against the 49ers and allowed four pressures and earned a 38.6 offensive grade from PFF.

The good news is David Edwards should return to left guard after missing one game due to a concussion. Edwards has been a proficient run blocker, but he struggled in protection back in Week 1, allowing two sacks and six pressures against the Bills.

Bengals at Ravens

Bengals

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Devin Asiasi
TE Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable
Tee Higgins
WR Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Hayden Hurst
TE Groin LP LP DNP Questionable
Evan McPherson
K Groin LP FP FP (-)
Germaine Pratt
LB Knee FP FP FP (-)

– Feels like Tee Higgins has been questionable every week this year, but he has yet to miss a game and has played at least 46 snaps in each of the last four games. At this point, it would be a surprise if he’s inactive based on his history.

Ravens

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Rashod Bateman
WR Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Josh Bynes
ILB Hip FP FP FP (-)
J.K. Dobbins
RB Chest DNP FP FP (-)
Justice Hill
RB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Justin Houston
OLB Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Patrick Mekari
OT Ankle LP FP FP (-)
Marcus Peters
CB Quad (-) LP DNP Questionable
Ronnie Stanley
OT Ankle/Rest FP FP DNP Questionable
Ben Cleveland
G Foot (-) DNP DNP Out

– Could Ronnie Stanley finally make his return to the field after sitting out 20 consecutive games? John Harbaugh told reporters this week that he feels good about the status of the All Pro left tackle and his full participation in practice this week is an encouraging sign.

If Stanley is inactive again, Patrick Mekari is healthy again so he can fill in for one more week.

Devin Duvernay is third on the Ravens in targets this season, although he’s far behind Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman in that category. Still, expect Duvernay to get more involved this week with Bateman sidelined with a foot injury.

After Bateman, only Demarcus Robinson has at least 10 targets, with five catches and 41 yards on his stat sheet this year.

Raiders at Chiefs

Raiders

Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Jayon Brown
ILB Hamstring LP DNP Unspecified
Justin Herron
OT Knee LP (-) Moved to IR
Foster Moreau
TE Knee DNP DNP Unspecified
Denzel Perryman
MLB Concussion LP FP Unspecified
Hunter Renfrow
WR Concussion FP FP Unspecified
Roderic Teamer
SAF Illness DNP FP Unspecified
Darren Waller
TE Shoulder LP FP Unspecified
Sam Webb
CB Hamstring LP LP Unspecified
Rock Ya-Sin
CB Knee LP FP Unspecified

Chiefs

Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Harrison Butker
K Left Ankle DNP DNP Unspecified
Creed Humphrey
C (NIR) Personal DNP (-) Unspecified
Trey Smith
G Pectoral LP LP Unspecified
L’Jarius Sneed
CB Ankle FP FP Unspecified
Michael Danna
DE Calf FP FP Unspecified
Jody Fortson
TE Shoulder FP FP Unspecified
Mecole Hardman
WR Heel FP FP Unspecified
Skyy Moore
WR Ankle FP FP Unspecified
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR Quad FP FP Unspecified
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
WR Abdomen FP FP Unspecified
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