Week 1 of the NFL season gave fans and experts a lot to tell. There were fantastic placements, questionable calls (or no calls) and even mixed reality occurred during the opening week! Injuries are part of the game, however, and teams need to figure out which players can and cannot play in Week 2.
Some teams have already received unfortunate diagnoses for key players in their squads. The Washington Football team will do without a quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for at least eight weeks because of a hip subluxation injury he had against the Los Angeles chargers. the Dallas Cowboys learned the defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will be absent for six to eight weeks with a broken foot. the Baltimore Ravens Injury concerns continue as they found cornerback Chris Westry with an external meniscus tear will fail for at least a month. That’s just the beginning of the injuries coming this weekend.
The teams are finalizing their injury reports on Friday, and our NFL reporters have provided you with some notable players with injuries that could affect their availability in Week 2 – and possibly beyond.
It would be a surprise if Stanley played on Sunday night because he wasn’t training all week. When Stanley fails, a struggling one Alexander Villanueva would switch to the left tackle to protect himself Lamar Jacksons blind side. Stanley would be the eighth major offensive player to be out of action for Baltimore this season. When asked about Stanley’s availability after Friday’s practice, coach John Harbaugh said, “My thoughts are that I won’t be making comments on injuries for the rest of the season. So you can keep asking, but these are my thoughts on that.” – Jamison Hensley
Wills, quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s blindside protector, injured his ankle at the start of last weekend and was unable to train for the whole week. His replacement, Chris Hubbard, has to do with his own injury (triceps), which means beginner James Hudson III could start at the left tackle on Sunday if Wills, who is in question, can’t leave. – Jake Trotter
Kazee collided with an offensive player in training on Wednesday and was restricted on Thursday and not trained on Friday. There is hope that he can play, but the bigger problem is the security point in general.
Donovan Wilson didn’t train this week because of a groin strain. If the cowboys are without both fuses, that’s not good against a passing offensive that likes to shoot shots across the field. Malik hookerwho was inactive in week 1 becomes active and could switch to a starting role. – Todd Archer
Chubb missed the season opener last week with an ankle injury and was restricted in training on both Wednesday and Thursday. But he worked on defense about 12 games in Wednesday’s practice and was on schedule in Thursday’s practice. If he doesn’t have any more problems after his work on Thursday, he would be well on his way to playing the Jaguars in Jacksonville on Sunday. In Chubb’s absence in the opener, From Miller had two sacks and three tackles for the loss. – Jeff Legwold
The two-time pro bowler tried to play through the injury in the opener and took 18 snaps, but it did his battered back a disservice. The coaches considered keeping him on the active squad and putting him in a similar role, but decided to put him on the injured reserve instead. That means he’ll be out for at least three games. “Why don’t you try to get him as healthy as possible so that we can hopefully have him more readily available?” That’s what Packers trainer Matt LaFleur said. For now, Preston Smith and Rashan Gary takes most of the snapshots on the edge with the help of Jonathan Garvin and Chauncey Rivers. – Rob Demovsky
Clark missed the game against the Browns last week but is good for Sunday night against the Ravens. How effective he will be and how much he will play after missing part of training camp and all of preseason is a different matter. The chiefs that save Chris Jones struggled to rush the passer-by last week, could use Clark’s help on Sunday evening. – Adam Teicher
Injury: Toe, ankle
Without Jacobs – he’s missed training all week with toe and ankle injuries – the raiders’ burden should fall on the youngest signer Peyton Barber Shopwho came to Las Vegas on September 4th with Kenyan Drake remains in its role of catching passports. Raiders manager Jon Gruden said it was an “opportunity” for Barber against the Steelers. “We really like Barber – we think he’s a goddamn spinal marker,” said Gruden. “I like the way he walks and catches and picks up lightning. … We appreciate this opportunity to see what we have.” – Paul Gutierrez
The Vikings will be without Anthony Barr (knee) for a second straight week. – Courtney Cronin
Minnesota will already do without Barr and is unsure if Kendricks, struggling with a quad injury, will be available for Sunday’s game in Arizona. Kendricks first appeared in the injury report on Thursday and is questionable for the Cardinals game. If Minnesota is in the top two linebackers, Nick Vigil, Blake Lynch and Troy dye are next. – Courtney Cronin
The Vikings will do without Passrusher Griffen, who was involved in a car accident and is on the log of a concussion. – Courtney Cronin
The Patriots downgraded the start with the right tackle Trent Brown (right calf load) for the street game on Sunday against the Jets. Brown, who sustained the injury on the first drive of the season opener when he was kicked out of the game, was listed as questionable in the injury report. He hadn’t exercised Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited extent on Friday. Yasir Durant, a sophomore from the University of Missouri, is a top candidate to fill the void. – Mike Reiss
Lattimore has a surprisingly good chance of playing on Sunday despite having a thumb surgery earlier this week. Lattimore made limited training returns on Thursday and Friday and coach Sean Payton said it will likely be a “game-time decision”. Obviously, Lattimore is crucial – especially against Carolina’s dynamic duo of DJ Moore and Robby Anderson. But the Saints have a decent depth with veterans Bradley Roby makes his Saints debut after a trade last week and is a rookie Paulson Adebo Proven as a starter last week. – Mike Triplet
Davenport was put in injured reserve on Friday, which means he will miss at least three games. That’s a huge loss to New Orleans, considering Davenport was on the verge of having a breakout year and the Saints were counting on him after they let it Trey Hendrickson go to the free agency. It doesn’t help that veterans backup Tanoh Kpassagnon is also questionable for the game on Sunday at Carolina. But the Saints still have a decent amount of depth on the position with the perennial Pro Bowler Cameron Jordan, Fuse Carl Granderson and rookie first-round pick Payton Turner. – Mike Triplet
Alexander was placed in the injured reserve on Friday, which means he will miss at least three games. That’s a shame considering Alexander looked so good this summer and week 1, just nine months after his Achilles tendon ruptured. The Saints still have a solid starting trio of All-Pros Demario Davis and aspiring young players Zack Baun and Kaden Elliss. But they’re facing one of the NFL’s toughest matchups in the Carolinas Christian McCaffrey, and their depth will be a problem with backups Peter Werner and Chase Hansen also excluded. – Mike Triplet
McCoy is missing as he has become one of the NFL’s top youth centers. But the Saints line remained surprisingly dominant against Green Bay last week without him. The saints have a good alternative in Cesar Ruiz, her pick for the 2020 first round, which played at Michigan Center before moving to the NFL. But that means they’ll have to replace Ruiz with reinforcements at the right guard. – Mike Triplet
Bush was one of three players included in the Steelers’ injury report on Friday who was restricted in the final practice session of the week. Both Bush and Joe Haden Have groin injuries while tight end Zach Gentry has an ankle injury. Bush’s status is most worrying as it will be part of an effort to slow down Raiders Tight End Darren Waller. – Brooke Pryor
The Seahawks consider Penny dubious due to the calf injury he sustained in their opener. That could mean an opportunity for Alex Collins to see the field behind the starter Chris Carson. Collins was inactive in the opener, but if Penny is out he would be better suited than DeeJay Dallas or Travis Homer to spell Carson on early downs. – Brady Henderson
Kinlaw’s absence last week was felt early on as the Lions repeatedly slashed the Niners down the middle for big runs, ending the day averaging 4.8 yards per carry. But Kinlaw made a limited return to training on Thursday and Friday and is considered questionable for Sunday against the Eagles. Given Philadelphia rushed 173 yards last week, averaging 5.6 yards per try, Kinlaw’s return would be a welcome development for the Niners. – Nick Wagoner
After missing a large part of training camp and preseason, Whitehead is set to “take off” this week, according to coach Bruce Arians. Whitehead is an Enforcer among them, and his return also gives the Bucs more flexibility in filling out Sean Murphy-Bunting‘s now free Nickelback role with Mike Edwards or Antoine Winfield, in addition to Ross Cockrell. – Jenna Laine