2020 NFL Injury Tracker: Week 5

2020 NFL Injury Tracker: Week 5

by October 12, 2020 1 comment

Whether you’re looking to set your fantasy lineup or merely keep up with your team, it’s important to follow injuries across the league. We’re tracking every ailment that could impact a player’s Week 5 status.

Bye weeks: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers

Sunday, Oct. 11

MNF inactives announced

New Orleans Saints: CB Janoris Jenkins, CB Justin Hardee, WR Deonte Harris, WR Michael Thomas, TE Adam Trautman, OT Ethan Greenidge, DT Malcolm Roach

Los Angeles Chargers: QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jason Moore Jr, WR Joe Reed, S Jahleel Addae, G Trai Turner, T Bryan Bulaga, and DE Joe Gaziano

SNF inactives announced

Minnesota Vikings: DB Kris Boyd, WR K.J. Osborn, CB Holton Hill, DT Hercules Mata’afa, T Olisameka Udoh

Seattle Seahawks: RB Carlos Hyde, S Jamal Adams, S Delano Hill, OLB Jordyn Brooks, G Mike Iupati, G Kyle Fuller

Michael Thomas won’t play on Sunday

The Saints are expected to rule out star wide receiver Michael Thomas for Monday Night Football, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

4:00 p.m. inactives announced

Miami Dolphins: RB/WR Malcom Perry, RB Salvon Ahmed, RB Jordan Howard, DE Jason Strowbridge, TE Durham Smythe, DE Shaq Lawson

San Francisco 49ers: QB Nick Mullens, WR Dante Pettis, DB Emmanuel Moseley, OL Tom Compton, DB Dontae Johnson, TE Daniel Helm

Indianapolis Colts: OL Anthony Castonzo, LB Darius Leonard, QB Jacob Eason, WR Dezmon Patmon, DL Ron’Dell Carter, TE Noah Togiai, DL Eli Ankou

Cleveland Browns: WR Taywan Taylor, CB Greedy Williams, S Karl Joseph, LB Tae Davis, G Evan Brown, DT Larry Ogunjobi

New York Giants: LB T.J. Brunson, OT Jackson Barton, TE Eric Tomlinson, DL R.J. McIntosh

Dallas Cowboys: QB Ben DiNucci, WR Malik Turner, DB Reggie Robinson, S Saivion Smith, LB Rashad Smith

1:00 p.m. inactives announced

Jacksonville JaguarsQB Jake Luton, WR Dede Westbrook, CB Josiah Scott, CB Luq Barcoo, C Brandon Linder, DT Daniel Ekuale

Houston Texans: TE Jordan Akins, CB Cornell Armstrong, WR Keke Coutee, OL Charlie Heck, RB Buddy Howell, LB Peter Kalambayi, LB Benardrick McKinney

Cincinnati Bengals: WR John Ross, CB Mackensie Alexander, LB Markus Bailey, DT Andrew Brown, OL Keaton Sutherland, RB Trayveon Williams, K Austin Seibert

Baltimore Ravens: QB Trace McSorley, RB Justice Hill, WR Chris Moore, C Trystan Colon-Castillo, OL Tyre Phllips, DL Broderick Washington, DL Justin Ellis

Carolina Panthers: QB P.J. Walker, CB Eli Apple, CB Stantley Thomas-Oliver, OG Dennis Daley, OG Michael Schofield

Atlanta Falcons: WR Julio Jones, CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, S Jaylinn Hawkins, OT John Wetzel, DT Deadrin Senat

Las Vegas Raiders: WR Bryan Edwards, DT Maliek Collins, G Patrick Omameh, RT Brandon Parker, S Dallin Leavitt

Kansas City Chiefs: RB DeAndre Washington, LB Darius Harris, DE Demone Harris, OL Yasir Durant, TE Ricky Seals-Jones

Arizona Cardinals: QB Brett Hundley, RB Eno Benjamin, S Chris Banjo, LB Devon Kennard, OL Josh Miles, OL Josh Jones, TE Jordan Thomas

New York Jets: QB Sam Darnold, QB James Morgan, RB Ty Johnson, CB Bless Austin, WR Breshad Perriman, S Marqui Christian, OT Mekhi Becton

Philadelphia Phillies: WR Alshon Jeffery, WR DeSean Jackson, CB Avonte Maddox, RB Jason Huntley, WR Hakeem Butler, QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Casey Toohill

Pittsburgh Steelers: QB Josh Dobbs, LB Marcus Allen, FB Derek Watt, DT Carlos Davis, T Derwin Gray, TE Zach Gentry

Los Angeles Rams: RB Raymond Calais, LB Micah Kiser, OL Bobby Evans, WR Trishton Jackson, TE Brycen Hopkins

Washington Football Team: QB Dwayne Haskins, TE Marcus Baugh, OL Saahdiq Charles, LB Cole Holcomb, LB Jared Norris, CB Greg Stroman

Patriots-Broncos postponed to Week 6

The Patriots’ game against the Broncos this week has been postponed to Week 6 after defensive tackle Byron Cowart became the sixth New England player to test positive for COVID-19. Week 5 will serve as the teams’ byes.

Titans’ facility shuts down

The Titans announced a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The Titans, who are scheduled to play the Bills on Tuesday, will temporarily shut down their facility again.

NFL shuts down Patriots’ facility

In a major turn of events, the NFL has shut down the Patriots’ facility just 36 hours before their home game against the Denver Broncos, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. New England will undergo further testing as they await direction from the NFL.

Chase Young will suit up against Rams

Washington defensive end Chase Young (groin) is expected to return to action this week against the Rams, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Mixon good to go vs. Ravens

Bengals running back Joe Mixon (shin) will be active against the Ravens on Sunday, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Raiders optimistic on Ruggs, Brown

The Raiders have not made a decision on Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring, questionable) but are hopeful that he will suit up on Sunday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The team also remains optimistic that right tackle Trent Brown (calf) can play.

Samuel, Mostert will play Sunday

49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (non-COVID illness) and running back Raheem Mostert (knee) are both expected to be active on Sunday after fetching questionable designations on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jackson, Brown, Andrews among injured stars set to play for Ravens

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (knee/illness, questionable), tight end Mark Andrews (thigh), and wide receiver Marquise Brown (knee) are all expected to play against the Bengals on Sunday. Cornerbacks Marcus Peters (thigh) and Jimmy Smith (knee) and tackle Ronnie Stanley (shoulder/hip) are also expected to suit up, according to Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Julio Jones a gametime decision

The Falcons aren’t expected to make a final decision on wide receiver Julio Jones‘s status until they evaluate him pre-game, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Perriman a no-go for Week 5

Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (ankle, questionable) is expected to be inactive against the Cardinals on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Saturday, Oct. 10

49ers place Ansah, Williams on IR

The 49ers have placed cornerback K’Waun Williams and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah on IR.

Cam Newton could play Monday?

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, it’s still “in the realm of possibility” that quarterback Cam Newton (COVID-19) plays on Monday. Bill Belichick has yet to comment on the former MVP’s status.

Isaiah Wilson activated

The Titans are activating offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson off the COVID-19 list, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The rookie spent 34 days being inactive after his original placement on the list in early September. Practice squad cornerback Greg Mabin was also activated from the COVID-19 list.

Jets officially activate Le’Veon Bell

As expected, the Jets activated running back Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) from IR.

Phillip Lindsay 100 percent for Monday

Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay says his toe is 100 percent. He told reporters, “I feel good … toe is 100 percent, I’m ready to get back out there and get some wins.” Lindsay is on track to suit up against the Patriots on Monday night.

Broncos’ injury report

Out: LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep), RB LeVante Bellamy (knee), TE Noah Fant (ankle), WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring)

Questionable: LB Joseph Jones (knee), QB Drew Lock (right shoulder), DT Mike Purcell (knee)

Did not practice: LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep), RB LeVante Bellamy (knee), TE Noah Fant (ankle), WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring

Limited: LB Joseph Jones (knee), QB Drew Lock (right shoulder), DT Mike Purcell (knee)

Patriots’ injury report

Questionable: DT Adam Butler (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (knee), G Shaquille Mason (calf), S Devin McCourty (not injury related), T Isaiah Wynn (calf)

Did not practice: S Devin McCourty (not injury related)

Limited: DT Adam Butler (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (knee), G Shaquille Mason (calf), T Isaiah Wynn (calf)

Chargers’ injury report

Out: T Bryan Bulaga (back), QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs, chest), G Trai Turner (groin)

Questionable: DE Joey Bosa (triceps, knee), WR Mike Williams (hamstring)

Did not practice: T Bryan Bulaga (back), G Trai Turner (groin)

Limited: DE Joey Bosa (triceps, knee), G Ryan Groy (hip), QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs, chest), WR Mike Williams (hamstring)

Saints’ injury report

Out: CB Justin Hardee (hamstring), WR Deonte Harris (hamstring), CB Janoris Jenkins (shoulder)

Questionable: TE Jared Cook (groin), DE Marcus Davenport (toe), CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring), G Andrus Peat (ankle), DT Sheldon Rankins (thumb), WR Michael Thomas (ankle)

Did not practice: CB Justin Hardee (hamstring), WR Deonte Harris (hamstring), CB Janoris Jenkins (shoulder), DT Sheldon Rankins (thumb)

Limited: TE Jared Cook (groin), DE Marcus Davenport (toe), DE Trey Hendrickson (groin), S Malcolm Jenkins (knee), CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring), G Andrus Peat (ankle), WR Michael Thomas (ankle)

Bills’ injury report

Out: LB Matt Milano (pectoral)

Questionable: WR John Brown (knee), G Cody Ford (groin), QB Jake Fromm (not injury related), RB Zack Moss (toe), LB Del’Shawn Phillips (quadricep), WR Andre Roberts (ankle), CB Tre’Davious White (back), G Brian Winters (knee)

Did not practice: LB Matt Milano (pectoral), CB Tre’Davious White (back)

Limited: WR John Brown (knee), G Cody Ford (groin), QB Jake Fromm (not injury related), WR Andre Roberts (ankle), G Brian Winters (knee)

Titans’ injury report

Questionable: WR A.J. Brown (knee), T Taylor Lewan (shoulder)

Limited: T Taylor Lewan (shoulder)

Jaguars’ Josh Allen downgraded to out

The Jaguars have updated the status of Josh Allen (knee), ruling him out for Week 5 against Houston.

Patriots, Titans returning to practice

Saturday marks a big day for the Patriots and Titans, who both return to practice for the first time this week (or in the Titans’ case, more than one week) after New England had three positive COVID-19 tests and Tennessee had 13 from players.

Browns (knee) activate David Njoku

The Browns are activating tight end David Njoku (knee) ahead of Week 5. While he scored a touchdown on three catches in Week 1 before suffering his injury, he’s not expected to have a major impact in Cleveland immediately upon his return.a

Eagles activate Quez Watkins

The Eagles have activated rookie wide receiver Quez Watkins from IR. Watkins could see snaps right away in a depleted Philadelphia receiving core.

Friday, Oct. 9

Jets receive false positive

The New York Jets announced that they received a presumptive positive COVID-19 test results on Friday that was later deemed to be a false positive. The Jets sent everyone home on Friday when they learned of the positive test but are now good to go for Sunday’s game after extended testing cleared everything up.

Garoppolo good to go for Week 5

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) has been named the team’s starter for their Week 5 game against Miami. Garoppolo ended up missing just two games after suffering a high-ankle sprain in New York back in Week 2.

Cardinals’ injury report

Out: LB Devon Kennard (calf)

Questionable: S Chris Banjo (hamstring), TE Darrell Daniels (thigh), DT Jordan Phillips (illness)

Did not practice: LB Devon Kennard (calf), DT Jordan Phillips (illness)

Limited: S Chris Banjo (hamstring)

Jets’ injury report

Out: QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder)

Doubtful: T Mekhi Becton (shoulder), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle)

Questionable: CB Blessuan Austin (calf), S Ashtyn Davis (groin), DE John Franklin (foot), WR Chris Hogan (ribs, knee), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder, calf)

Did not practice: T Mekhi Becton (shoulder), QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle)

Limited: CB Blessuan Austin (calf), S Ashtyn Davis (groin), DE John Franklin (foot), WR Chris Hogan (ribs, knee), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder, calf)

The Jets did not practice Friday. The Friday practice report is an estimation.

Panthers’ injury report

Out: CB Eli Apple (hamstring)

Did not practice: CB Eli Apple (hamstring)

Falcons’ injury report

Out: S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion)

Questionable: WR Julio Jones (hamstring)

Did not practice: G James Carpenter (not injury related), RB Todd Gurley (not injury related), S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion), WR Julio Jones (hamstring)

Limited: S Ricardo Allen (elbow), DT Marlon Davidson (knee), DT Grady Jarrett (hip), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), S Keanu Neal (hamstring), WR Calvin Ridley (thigh, knee)

Bengals’ injury report

Doubtful: CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), WR John Ross (illness)

Questionable: RB Joe Mixon (shin)

Did not practice: CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), WR John Ross (illness)

Limited: RB Joe Mixon (shin)

Ravens’ injury report

Doubtful: G Tyre Phillips (shoulder)

Questionable: TE Mark Andrews (thigh), TE Nick Boyle (thigh), WR Marquise Brown (knee), QB Lamar Jackson (knee, illness), S Anthony Levine (abdomen), DT Justin Madubuike (knee), WR Chris Moore (thigh, finger), CB Marcus Peters (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), T Ronnie Stanley (shoulder, hip), DT Broderick Washington (illness), DE Derek Wolfe (not injury related, elbow)

Did not practice: G Tyre Phillips (shoulder), DE Derek Wolfe (not injury related, elbow)

Limited: TE Mark Andrews (thigh), S Anthony Levine (abdomen), WR Chris Moore (thigh, finger), CB Marcus Peters (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (knee)

Colts’ injury report

Out: T Anthony Castonzo (rib), LB Darius Leonard (groin)

Questionable: LB Anthony Walker (ankle)

Did not practice: DT Denico Autry (not injury related), T Anthony Castonzo (rib), WR T.Y. Hilton (not injury related), DE Justin Houston (not injury related), LB Darius Leonard (groin), CB Kenny Moore (not injury related)

Limited: LB Anthony Walker (ankle)

Browns’ injury report

Out: LB Tae Davis (elbow), DT Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen), CB Greedy Williams (shoulder)

Questionable: DE Adrian Clayborn (hip), S Karl Joseph (hamstring)

Did not practice: LB Tae Davis (elbow), S Karl Joseph (hamstring), DT Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen)

Limited: DE Adrian Clayborn (hip), C J.C. Tretter (knee), CB Greedy Williams (shoulder)

Jaguars’ injury report

Questionable: DE Josh Allen (knee), DT Daniel Ekuale (ankle), CB C.J. Henderson (shoulder), LB Myles Jack (ankle)

Did not practice: DE Josh Allen (knee), DT Daniel Ekuale (ankle)

Limited: CB C.J. Henderson (shoulder), LB Myles Jack (ankle), T Will Richardson (illness), WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring)

Texans’ injury report

Questionable: TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion), CB Keion Crossen (hamstring), RB Buddy Howell (hamstring), LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring), LB Benardrick McKinney (shoulder)

Did not practice: WR Randall Cobb (not injury related)

Limited: WR Randall Cobb (not injury related)

Raiders’ injury report

Out: WR Bryan Edwards (ankle, foot)

Questionable: T Trenton Brown (calf), DT Maliek Collins (shoulder, illness), WR Rico Gafford (hamstring), WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring)

Did not practice: WR Bryan Edwards (ankle, foot)

Limited: DT Maliek Collins (shoulder, illness), LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral), CB Keisean Nixon (hamstring), TE Darren Waller (knee), T Sam Young (groin, knee)

Chiefs’ injury report

Out: DE Michael Danna (hamstring)

Did not practice: DE Michael Danna (hamstring)

Rams’ injury report

Out: T Bobby Evans (shoulder)

Questionable: CB Troy Hill (ankle), LB Micah Kiser (groin)

Did not practice: T Bobby Evans (shoulder)

Limited: DE Michael Brockers (toe), CB Troy Hill (ankle), LB Micah Kiser (groin)

Washington’s injury report

Out: TE Marcus Baugh (not injury related), CB Greg Stroman (foot)

Questionable: LB Cole Holcomb (knee), C Chase Roullier (knee), G Wes Schweitzer (elbow), DE Chase Young (groin)

Did not practice: TE Marcus Baugh (not injury related), C Chase Roullier (knee), CB Greg Stroman (foot)

Dolphins’ injury report

Out: DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder), TE Durham Smythe (knee)

Questionable: WR Jakeem Grant (illness)

Did not practice: WR Jakeem Grant (illness), TE Durham Smythe (knee)

Limited: DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder)

49ers’ injury report

Out: DE Ezekiel Ansah (biceps), CB Dontae Johnson (groin), CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), CB K’Waun Williams (knee, hip)

Questionable: RB Raheem Mostert (knee), WR Deebo Samuel (illness), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring)

Did not practice: DE Ezekiel Ansah (biceps), DE Arik Armstead (not injury related), CB Dontae Johnson (groin), CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), WR Deebo Samuel (illness), CB K’Waun Williams (knee, hip)

Limited: RB Raheem Mostert (knee), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring)

Vikings’ injury report

Out: WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring)

Questionable: CB Kris Boyd (hamstring), CB Holton Hill (foot)

Did not practice: WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring)

Limited: CB Kris Boyd (hamstring), CB Holton Hill (foot), LB Eric Kendricks (foot)

Seahawks’ injury report

Out: S Jamal Adams (groin)

Questionable: LB Jordyn Brooks (knee), CB Quinton Dunbar (knee), S Delano Hill (back), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (knee, back)

Did not practice: S Jamal Adams (groin), LB Jordyn Brooks (knee), S Delano Hill (back)

Limited: LB Cody Barton (quadricep), T Duane Brown (knee), CB Quinton Dunbar (knee), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (knee)

Giants’ injury report

Out: LB Oshane Ximines (shoulder)

Questionable: S Adrian Colbert (neck), LB Kyler Fackrell (neck), S Jabrill Peppers (ankle)

Did not practice: LB Oshane Ximines (shoulder)

Limited: S Adrian Colbert (neck), LB Kyler Fackrell (neck), S Jabrill Peppers (ankle)

Cowboys’ injury report

Out: C Joe Looney (knee), T Tyron Smith (neck)

Did not practice: C Joe Looney (knee), T Tyron Smith (neck)

Limited: DE Dorance Armstrong (knee), DE Tyrone Crawford (ankle)

Eagles’ injury report

Out: WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (illness, foot), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)

Did not practice: DT Fletcher Cox (not injury related), WR Alshon Jeffery (illness), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)

Limited: WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring)

Steelers’ injury report

Out: LB Marcus Allen (foot), FB Derek Watt (hamstring)

Did not practice: LB Marcus Allen (foot), FB Derek Watt (hamstring)

Broncos’ injury report

Did not practice: RB LeVante Bellamy (knee), LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep), TE Noah Fant (ankle), WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring), DT Mike Purcell (knee)

Limited: LB Joseph Jones (knee), QB Drew Lock (right shoulder)

The Broncos did not practice Friday. The Friday practice report is an estimation

Patriots’ injury report

Limited: DT Adam Butler (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (knee), G Shaquille Mason (calf), T Isaiah Wynn (calf)

The Patriots did not practice Friday. The Friday practice report is an estimation.

Chargers’ injury report

Did not practice: T Bryan Bulaga (back), G Trai Turner (groin)

Limited: DE Joey Bosa (triceps/knee), QB Tyrod Taylor (ribs/chest), WR Mike Williams (hamstring)

Saints’ injury report

Did not practice: CB Justin Hardee (hamstring), WR Deonte Harris (hamstring), CB Janoris Jenkins (shoulder)

Limited: TE Jared Cook (groin), DE Marcus Davenport (toe), DE Trey Hendrickson (groin), S Malcolm Jenkins (knee), CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring), G Andrus Peat (ankle), T Ryan Ramczyk (concussion), WR Michael Thomas (ankle)

Bills’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Matt Milano (pectoral), WR Andre Roberts (ankle), CB Tre’Davious White (back), G Brian Winters (knee)

Limited: WR John Brown (calf), G Cody Ford (groin), QB Jake Fromm (not injury related), RB Zack Moss (toe)

The Bills did not practice Friday. The Friday practice report is an estimation.

Titans’ injury report

Limited: WR A.J. Brown (knee)

The Titans did not practice Friday. The Friday practice report is an estimation.

Austin Ekeler lands on IR

The Chargers have officially placed running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) on IR ahead of his absence. He’s expected to miss at least one month.

Tyron Smith (neck) done for season

Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is out for the season with a neck injury. He’ll undergo surgery to repair the issue next week.

Steven Sims placed on IR

The Washington Football Team has placed wide receiver Steven Sims (toe) on IR. He can return in three games.

Mark Barron suffers pec injury, continues to be absent

Broncos linebacker Mark Barron, who missed the first four weeks of the season with a hamstring injury, recently injured his pec and will continue to miss time, according to Mike Klis of 9News.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Fournette active as emergency option

Leonard Fournette is active for Thursday Night Football but will only be used in an emergency situation against the Bears. Ronald Jones and Ke’Shawn Vaughn will handle the backfield duties.

TNF inactives announced

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, WR Chris Godwin, WR Justin Watson, WR Josh Pearson, RB LeSean McCoy, OG Aaron Stinnie, DL Khalil Davis

Chicago Bears: S Deon Bush, S Sherrick McManis, OL Arlington Hambright, NT Daniel McCullers, WR Riley Ridley, LB Trevis Gipson

NFL alters schedule to change Broncos-Patriots, Bills-Titans, Bills-Chiefs

The NFL has pushed back the Broncos-Patriots game to 5:00 p.m. on Monday after three players tested positive for COVID-19 in less than one week. Bills-Titans was pushed back to Tuesday in the aftermath of the Titans’ outbreak. With the Bills set to play on Tuesday night, their Thursday night clash with the Chiefs was pushed back to Sunday in Week 6.

Cardinals’ injury report

Did not practice: TE Darrell Daniels (thigh), LB Devon Kennard (calf), DE Jordan Phillips

Limited: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (calf), S Chris Banjo (hamstring)

Jets’ injury report

Did not practice: T Mekhi Becton (shoulder), QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle), RB Frank Gore (non-injury)

Limited: S Ashtyn Davis (groin), WR Chris Hogan (ribs, knee), CB Blessuan Austin (calf), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder, calf), DL John Franklin-Myers (foot)

Panthers’ injury report

Did not practice: CB Eli Apple (hamstring)

Limited: TE Chris Manhertz (ankle)

Falcons’ injury report

Did not practice: S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion), WR Julio Jones (hamstring), C Alex Mack (wrist)

Limited: S Ricardo Allen (elbow), DT Marlon Davidson (knee), DT Grady Jarrett (hip), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), S Keanu Neal (hamstring), WR Calvin Ridley (thigh, knee)

Bengals’ injury report

Did not practice: John Ross III (illness)

Limited: CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), DT Geno Atkins (shoulder), LB Markus Bailey (neck), RB Joe Mixon (shin), T Jonah Williams (shoulder)

Ravens’ injury report

Did not practice: QB Lamar Jackson (knee/illness), G Tyre Phillips (shoulder), RB Mark Ingram (non-injury), DT Brandon Williams (non-injury)

Limited: TE Nick Boyle (thigh), CB Marcus Peters (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), S Anthony Levine (abdomen), WR Chris Moore (thigh, finger), T Ronnie Stanley (shoulder), TE Mark Andrews (thigh)

Colts’ injury report

Did not practice: T Anthony Castonzo (rib), LB Darius Leonard (groin), LB Anthony Walker (ankle)

Limited: CB T.J. Carrie (hamstring)

Browns’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Tae Davis (elbow), DT Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen)

Limited: WR Odell Beckham (toe), DE Adrian Clayborn (hip), RB Kareem Hunt (groin), LB Jacob Phillips (knee), C J.C. Tretter (knee), CB Greedy Williams (shoulder), DT Sheldon Richardson (thigh), S Karl Joseph (hamstring)

Jaguars’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Josh Allen (knee), CB D.J. Hayden (hamstring), T Will Richardson (illness), DE Adam Gotsis (not injury related), DT Abry Jones (not injury related), TE James O’Shaughnessy (not injury related)

Limited: DT Daniel Ekuale (ankle), WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring), S Jarrod Wilson (hamstring), TE Tyler Eifert (not injury related), CB C.J. Henderson (shoulder), LB Myles Jack (ankle), T Cam Robinson (knee)

Texans’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring)

Limited: TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion), LB Dylan Cole (knee), DT Brandon Dunn (elbow), RB Buddy Howell (hamstring), LB Benardrick McKinney (shoulder), T Laremy Tunsil (shoulder)

Raiders’ injury report

Did not practice: DT Maliek Collins (shoulder, illness), WR Bryan Edwards (ankle, foot)

Limited: T Trent Brown (calf), WR Rico Gafford (hamstring), CB Lamarcus Joyner (ribs), LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral), CB Nevin Lawson (ankle), CB Keisean Nixon (hamstring), TE Darren Waller (knee), T Sam Young (groin, knee)

Chiefs’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Michael Danna (hamstring)

Rams’ injury report

Did not practice: OL Bobby Evans (shoulder), LB Micah Kiser (groin)

Limited: LB Kenny Young (knee), CB Troy Hill (ankle)

Washington’s injury report

Did not practice: TE Marcus Baugh (not injury related), G Wes Schweitzer (elbow), WR Steven Sims (toe), CB Greg Stroman (foot)

Limited: DE Chase Young (groin), WR Dontrelle Inman (foot), WR Terry McLaurin (thigh)

Dolphins’ injury report

Did not practice: T Austin Jackson (foot), TE Durham Smythe (knee), RB/WR Malcolm Perry (illness)

Limited: DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder)

49ers’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Ezekiel Ansah (biceps), CB Dontae Johnson (groin), CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), CB K’Waun Williams (knee, hip), WR Deebo Samuel (illness)

Limited: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle), LB Dre Greenlaw (quadricep), RB Raheem Mostert (knee), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring)

Vikings’ injury report

Did not practice: CB Holton Hill (foot), LB Eric Kendricks (foot), WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring)

Limited: CB Kris Boyd (hamstring), T Olisaemeka Udoh (finger)

Seahawks’ injury report

Did not practice: S Jamal Adams (groin), LB Jordyn Brooks (knee), S Delano Hill (back), CB Neiko Thorpe (hip)

Limited: LB Cody Barton (quadricep), T Duane Brown (knee), TE Will Dissly (Achilles), CB Quinton Dunbar (knee), CB Shaquill Griffin (shoulder), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (knee), DE Benson Mayowa (groin), LB Bobby Wagner (rib)

Giants’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Oshane Ximines (shoulder)

Limited: S Adrian Colbert (neck), LB Kyler Fackrell (neck), S Jabrill Peppers (ankle)

Cowboys’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Dorance Armstrong (knee), C Joe Looney (knee), T Tyron Smith (neck)

Limited: DE Tyrone Crawford (ankle)

Eagles’ injury report

Did not practice: WR Alshon Jeffery (foot), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)

Limited: WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), T Lane Johnson (ankle), S Rodney McLeod (hamstring)

Steelers’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Marcus Allen (foot), RB Derek Watt (hamstring), LB T.J. Watt (knee)

Broncos’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep), TE Noah Fant (ankle), WR KJ Hamler (hamstring), DT Mike Purcell (knee)

Limited: QB Drew Lock (right shoulder), RB LeVante Bellamy (knee), LB Joe Jones (knee)

Patriots’ injury report

Limited: DT Adam Butler (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (knee), G Shaquille Mason (calf), T Isaiah Wynn (calf)

The Patriots did not practice Thursday. The Thursday practice report is an estimation.

Chargers’ injury report

Did not practice: G Trai Turner (groin), T Bryan Bulaga (back), WR Mike Williams (hamstring), RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring), DE Joey Bosa (triceps/knee)

Limited: QB Tyrod Taylor (chest/rib)

Saints’ injury report

Did not practice: CB Janoris Jenkins (shoulder), CB Justin Hardee (hamstring), WR Deonte Harris (hamstring)

Limited: S Malcolm Jenkins, G Andrus Peat (ankle), TE Jared Cook (groin), DE Marcus Davenport (toe), CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring), T Ryan Ramczyk (concussion), WR Michael Thomas (ankle), DE Trey Hendrickson (groin)

Bills’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Jerry Hughes (not injury related), LB Matt Milano (pectoral), WR Andre Roberts (ankle), CB Levi Wallace (ankle), CB Tre’Davious White (back), DE Mario Addison (rest), G Brian Winters (knee)

Limited: QB Jake Fromm (not injury related), RB Zack Moss (toe), G Cody Ford (groin), WR John Brown (calf)

Titans’ injury report

Limited: WR A.J. Brown (knee)

The Titans did not practice Thursday. The Thursday practice report is an estimation.

Anthony Lynn commits to Justin Herbert

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has officially named rookie quarterback Justin Herbert the team’s starter going forward.

A.J. Terrell removed from COVID-19 list

The Falcons have activated rookie cornerback A.J. Terrell from the COVID-19 lists after he was the first player to test positive for the deadly disease during the season.

Miller to play on TNF, Evans a game-time call

The Buccaneers expect wide receiver Scotty Miller (hip/groin) to play on Thursday night, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. However, Mike Evans‘s status isn’t as clear. He’s expected to work out his ankle during pre-game warmups to determine whether or not he’ll be able to play. The growing sense is that he’ll be active at less than 100 percent, but the official word on his injury remains to be delivered.

Patriots report no new positive COVID tests

The Patriots received a clean slate of negative tests from Wednesday’s analysis, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. As of now, the three Patriots players who tested positive are quarterback Cam Newton, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, and practice squad defensive lineman Bill Murray.

12th, 13th Titans players test positive

The Titans received their 13th positive case of COVID-19 on Thursday morning, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Additionally, the team received word that their 12th positive case was confirmed after originally being deemed inconclusive. The 11 known players to test positive are defensive linemen Jeffery Simmons and DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley, tight end Tommy Hudson, outside linebacker Kamalei Correa, fullback Khari Blasingame, cornerbacks Kristian Fulton and Greg Mabin, wide receivers Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, and Cameron Batson. Expect to receive word on who the two new cases are later today.

Second opinion confirms Ekeler’s injury

Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (hamstring) received a second opinion recently and is still expected to miss at least one month. Joshua Kelley and Justin Jackson will share the backfield workload in the meantime, while the Chargers also hosted free agent Kalen Ballage for a visit.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

49ers hope Sherman can return in Week 6

The 49ers are optimistic and hoping that cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) can return in Week 6, though the team is being cautious, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports.

Breshad Perriman to be inactive?

The Jets are expected to rule out Breshad Perriman (ankle) in Week 5, marking the third straight game for which he is inactive.

Jamal Adams ruled out

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said star safety Jamal Adams (groin) will not play in the team’s Week 5 game against Minnesota. The Seahawks have a bye in Week 6, leaving extra time for him to recover after initially suffering the injury in Week 3.

Corey Davis lands on COVID-19 list

The Titans’ outbreak continues with Corey Davis becoming the third Tennessee receiver to test positive for COVID-19. The team has 11 confirmed cases.

Schultz to play in Week 5?

Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz suffered a bruised thigh late in Sunday’s game against Cleveland but isn’t in danger of missing this week’s battle with the Giants, according to Todd Archer of ESPN.

Fant doubtful, Lock in practice

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said he does not expect Noah Fant (ankle) to play Week 5 in New England, opening the door for rookie tight end Albert Okweugbunam in the passing game. Meanwhile, Lock (shoulder) returned to practice, though his official status remains in doubt.

Broncos rule out K.J. Hamler

Rookie receiver K.J. Hamler won’t take the field this week against New England. The Broncos have already ruled him out for Week 5 with a hamstring injury. DaeSean Hamilton will surely see extra reps alongside Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick amidst Hamler’s absence.

Buccaneers’ injury report

Out: WR Chris Godwin (hamstring), RB LeSean McCoy (ankle), WR Justin Watson (chest)

Doubtful: RB Leonard Fournette (ankle)

Questionable: WR Mike Evans (ankle), WR Scott Miller (hip, groin)

Did not practice: WR Mike Evans (ankle), RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), WR Chris Godwin (hamstring), RB LeSean McCoy (ankle), DT Ndamukong Suh (not injury related), WR Justin Watson (chest)

Limited: WR Scott Miller (hip, groin)

Bears’ injury report

Out: S Deon Bush (hamstring)

Doubtful: S Sherrick McManis (hamstring)

Questionable: WR Darnell Mooney (shoulder)

Did not practice: S Deon Bush (hamstring), S Sherrick McManis (hamstring)

Limited: LB Khalil Mack (knee)

Cardinals’ injury report

Did not practice: S Chris Banjo (hamstring), TE Darrell Daniels (thigh), WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related), WR DeAndre Hopkins (not injury related), LB Devon Kennard (calf), DT Corey Peters (not injury related)

Limited: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (calf)

Jets’ injury report

Did not practice: CB Blessuan Austin (calf), T Mekhi Becton (shoulder), QB Sam Darnold (right shoulder), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder, calf), WR Breshad Perriman (ankle)

Limited: S Ashtyn Davis (groin), WR Chris Hogan (ribs, knee)

Bills’ injury report

Did not practice: WR John Brown (calf), G Cody Ford (groin), DE Jerry Hughes (not injury related), LB Matt Milano (pectoral), WR Andre Roberts (ankle), CB Levi Wallace (ankle), CB Tre’Davious White (back)

Limited: WR Cole Beasley (foot), QB Jake Fromm (not injury related), RB Zack Moss (toe), LB Del’Shawn Phillips (quadricep), G Brian Winters (knee)

Titans’ injury report

Limited: WR A.J. Brown (knee)

The Titans did not practice Wednesday. The Wednesday practice report is an estimation.

Panthers’ injury report

Limited: CB Eli Apple (hamstring), CB Donte Jackson (toe), TE Chris Manhertz (ankle), T Russell Okung (groin)

Falcons’ injury report

Did not practice: S Jaylinn Hawkins (concussion), WR Julio Jones (hamstring)

Limited: S Ricardo Allen (elbow), DT Marlon Davidson (knee), DT Grady Jarrett (hip), DE Takkarist McKinley (groin), S Keanu Neal (hamstring), LB Foyesade Oluokun (oblique), WR Calvin Ridley (thigh, knee)

Bengals’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Carlos Dunlap (not injury related)

Limited: CB Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), DT Geno Atkins (shoulder), CB Darius Phillips (not injury related), T Jonah Williams (shoulder), LB Logan Wilson (concussion)

Ravens’ injury report

Did not practice: TE Nick Boyle (thigh), DT Calais Campbell (not injury related), QB Lamar Jackson (knee), CB Marcus Peters (thigh), G Tyre Phillips (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (knee), DT Broderick Washington (illness)

Limited: WR Marquise Brown (knee), S Anthony Levine (abdomen), WR Chris Moore (thigh, finger), T Ronnie Stanley (shoulder)

Broncos’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Jeremiah Attaochu (quadricep), TE Noah Fant (ankle), WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring), DT Mike Purcell (knee)

Limited: CB Davontae Harris (hamstring), QB Drew Lock (right shoulder)

Patriots’ injury report

Limited: DT Adam Butler (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (knee), G Shaquille Mason (calf), T Isaiah Wynn (calf)

The Patriots did not practice Wednesday. The Wednesday practice report is an estimation.

Colts’ injury report

Did not practice: TE Trey Burton (not injury related), T Anthony Castonzo (rib), LB Darius Leonard (groin), LB Bobby Okereke (thumb)

Limited: CB T.J. Carrie (hamstring), LB E.J. Speed (elbow)

Browns’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Tae Davis (elbow), DT Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen), DT Sheldon Richardson (thigh)

Limited: WR Odell Beckham (toe), DE Adrian Clayborn (hip), RB Kareem Hunt (groin), LB Jacob Phillips (knee), C J.C. Tretter (knee), CB Greedy Williams (shoulder)

Jaguars’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Josh Allen (knee), TE Tyler Eifert (not injury related), CB D.J. Hayden (hamstring), CB C.J. Henderson (shoulder), LB Myles Jack (ankle), T Will Richardson (illness), T Cam Robinson (knee), G Tyler Shatley (not injury related)

Limited: G Brandon Linder (knee), WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring), S Jarrod Wilson (hamstring)

Texans’ injury report

Did not practice: TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion)

Limited: LB Dylan Cole (knee), DT Brandon Dunn (elbow), RB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring), RB Buddy Howell (hamstring), LB Peter Kalambayi (hamstring), LB Benardrick McKinney (shoulder), T Laremy Tunsil (shoulder)

Raiders’ injury report

Did not practice: DT Maliek Collins (shoulder, illness), WR Bryan Edwards (ankle, foot), C Rodney Hudson (not injury related), TE Jason Witten (not injury related)

Limited: T Trenton Brown (calf), WR Rico Gafford (hamstring), DT Johnathan Hankins (eye), CB Lamarcus Joyner (ribs), LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral), CB Nevin Lawson (ankle), CB Keisean Nixon (hamstring), RB Jalen Richard (ankle), WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring), TE Darren Waller (knee), T Sam Young (groin, knee)

Chiefs’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Michael Danna (hamstring)

Limited: DT Chris Jones (groin)

Rams’ injury report

Did not practice: DT Aaron Donald (not injury related), T Bobby Evans (shoulder), LB Micah Kiser (groin), T Andrew Whitworth (not injury related), LB Kenny Young (knee)

Limited: RB Cam Akers (ribs)

Washington’s injury report

Did not practice: TE Marcus Baugh (not injury related), WR Dontrelle Inman (foot), WR Terry McLaurin (thigh), G Wes Schweitzer (elbow), WR Steven Sims (toe), CB Greg Stroman (foot), DE Chase Young (groin)

Limited: DT Jonathan Allen (knee)

Dolphins’ injury report

Did not practice: T Austin Jackson (foot), DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder, illness), TE Durham Smythe (knee)

Limited: CB Byron Jones (groin, Achilles), G Solomon Kindley (foot), WR DeVante Parker (ankle)

49ers’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Ezekiel Ansah (biceps), CB Dontae Johnson (groin), CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion), S Jimmie Ward (wrist), CB K’Waun Williams (knee, hip)

Limited: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle), LB Dre Greenlaw (quadricep), RB Raheem Mostert (knee), WR Dante Pettis (knee), WR Trent Taylor (ankle), CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring)

Vikings’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Eric Kendricks (foot), WR K.J. Osborn (hamstring)

Limited: CB Kris Boyd (hamstring), CB Holton Hill (foot), WR Adam Thielen (shoulder), T Olisaemeka Udoh (finger)

Seahawks’ injury report

Did not practice: S Jamal Adams (groin), LB Jordyn Brooks (knee), T Duane Brown (knee), CB Quinton Dunbar (knee), S Delano Hill (back), CB Neiko Thorpe (hip), LB K.J. Wright (illness)

Limited: LB Cody Barton (quadricep), RB Chris Carson (knee), TE Will Dissly (Achilles), CB Shaquill Griffin (shoulder), RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (knee), G Damien Lewis (ankle), WR Tyler Lockett (load management), DE Benson Mayowa (groin), WR DK Metcalf (load management), TE Greg Olsen (resting veteran)

Giants’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Oshane Ximines (shoulder)

Limited: S Adrian Colbert (neck), LB Kyler Fackrell (neck), S Jabrill Peppers (ankle)

Cowboys’ injury report

Did not practice: DE Dorance Armstrong (knee), DE Tyrone Crawford (ankle), C Joe Looney (knee), T Tyron Smith (neck)

Eagles’ injury report

Did not practice: LB T.J. Edwards (hamstring), S Rudy Ford (hamstring), T Lane Johnson (ankle), CB Avonte Maddox (ankle), S Rodney McLeod (hamstring)

Limited: DT Fletcher Cox (not injury related), S Marcus Epps (rib), G Nate Herbig (groin), WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (foot), C Jason Kelce (hip)

Steelers’ injury report

Did not practice: LB Marcus Allen (foot), CB Joe Haden (illness), WR Diontae Johnson (toe), C Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), DE Stephon Tuitt (not injury related), RB Derek Watt (hamstring)

Le’Veon Bell returning from IR?

The Jets have designated running back Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) to return this week, opening a 21-day window for the veteran to be activated from IR. It remains unclear if Bell will play in Week 5.

Sam Darnold to miss Week 5

The Jets are playing it safe this week as they’ll start Joe Flacco over Sam Darnold (shoulder).

Browns designate David Njoku to return

The Browns have designated tight end David Njoku (MCL sprain) to return from practice this week. He’s on track to be activated ahead of this week’s game.

Budda Baker to play Sunday

The Cardinals expect to have safety Budda Baker back this week after he underwent surgery on a torn thumb ligament.

Dwayne Haskins won’t play in Week 5

While not injury news, Washington has decided to bench quarterback Dwayne Haskins this week. Kyle Allen will start under center, Alex Smith (leg) will be the backup, and Haskins will be inactive.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Buccaneers’ injury report

Did not practice: WR Mike Evans (ankle), RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), WR Chris Godwin (hamstring), RB LeSean McCoy (ankle), WR Scott Miller (hip, groin), LB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), WR Justin Watson (chest)

Limited: TE Rob Gronkowski (shoulder)

Bears’ injury report

Did not practice: S Deon Bush (hamstring), S Sherrick McManis (hamstring)

Limited: LB Khalil Mack (knee)

Panthers place Reggie Bonnafon on IR

The Panthers have placed practice squad running back Reggie Bonnafon on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain. He’s expected to miss at least one month.

Browns place KhaDarel Hodge on IR

The Browns have placed wide receiver and special teams weapon KhaDarel Hodge on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He’ll miss at least three weeks.

Josiah Deguara tears ACL

The Packers’ offense was dealt a painful blow on Monday as an MRI revealed that rookie tight end Josiah Deguara tore his ACL on Monday. He’s done for the year.

Pair of defensive linemen placed on COVID-19 list

Patriots practice squad defensive lineman Bill Murray and Raiders defensive lineman Maurice Hurst Jr. were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning they either tested positive or were in contact with someone who tested positive.

Humphries unlikely to play this week

Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries is expected to be inactive in Week 5 after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.

Fournette to be game-time decision

Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision, though his status is surely in doubt after he did not participate in practice on Monday or Tuesday. The Buccaneers will have to list him as questionable, doubtful, or out by the end of the day Wednesday because they play on Thursday night, leaving Fournette’s status in serious doubt. If he can’t go, Ronald Jones and rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn will see extra involvement in the ground game.

Ezekiel Ansah done for season

Ziggy Ansah‘s time in San Francisco lasted less than two weeks. The defensive end suffered a torn bicep on Sunday and will land on season-ending IR.

Diontae Johnson clears concussion protocol

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson cleared the concussion protocol and is on track to play a significant role in Pittsburgh’s Week 5 game against the Eagles.

Cam Robinson good to go?

Jaguars offensive lineman Cam Robinson received positive news on Tuesday as an MRI determined his knee suffered no serious damage. Robinson exited Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

K’Waun Williams has ACL sprain

49ers cornerback K’Waun Williams is dealing with an ACL sprain. Although he won’t miss the rest of the season, he’s a likely candidate for placement on short-term IR.

Damontae Kazee done for season

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee tore his Achilles on Monday night against Green Bay and is done for the season. This is a devastating blow for a defensive unit that was already one of the league’s worst.

Joe Looney to miss time

The Cowboys expect center Joe Looney (knee) to miss time, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. While he likely won’t be placed on IR, this injury hurts the Cowboys, whose O-line depth is already suffering.

Sam Darnold could miss Week 5

The New York Jets may opt to start Joe Flacco over Sam Darnold (shoulder) against Arizona this week. The organization is being cautious with its franchise hurler and could bench him for the veteran this time around.

Monday, Oct. 5

Buccaneers’ injury report

Did not practice: WR Mike Evans (ankle), RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), WR Chris Godwin (hamstring), TE O.J. Howard (Achilles), RB LeSean McCoy (ankle), WR Scott Miller (hip, groin), WR Justin Watson (chest)

Limited: DE William Gholston (neck), TE Rob Gronkowski (shoulder), LB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee)

Buccaneers’ injury report

Did not practice: S Deon Bush (hamstring), S Sherrick McManis (hamstring)

Limited: LB Khalil Mack (knee)

The Bears did not practice Monday. The Monday practice report is an estimation.

Austin Ekeler to miss at least one month

Chargers running back Austin Ekeler underwent an MRI on Monday. The testing confirmed the offensive weapon suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain, forcing him to miss at least four weeks.

Nick Chubb lands on IR

The Cleveland Browns placed running back Nick Chubb on injured reserve with an MCL injury. He’ll miss roughly six weeks.

Kenyan Drake not injured

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (chest) merely had the wind knocked out of him on Sunday. He was able to avoid a serious injury.

Le’Sean McCoy battling ankle sprain

The Buccaneers’ running back depth has taken a sudden hit with Leonard Fournette and Le’Sean McCoy both battling ankle injuries. Their Week 5 statuses are suddenly in doubt. Wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) is also expected to miss Week 5 after he did not practice on Monday.

Sunday, Oct. 4

Larry Ogunjobi, Nick Chubb to undergo testing on Monday

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski announced that MRIs will be conducted on defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (abdomen) and running back Nick Chubb (knee) on Monday. There is optimism regarding Chubb, though, as the team is optimistic their star running back did not suffer a serious knee injury, according to Pro Football Talk.

Austin Ekeler to miss multiple weeks?

While MRIs have yet to be completed, the Los Angeles Chargers’ initial fear is that running back Austin Ekeler suffered a hamstring strain and hyperextended knee on Sunday against the Buccaneers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. If confirmed, the Chargers would likely place Ekeler on IR, forcing him to miss at least three weeks.

Arians provides updates on Howard, Fournette, Godwin

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians announced that tight end O.J. Howard ruptured his Achilles on Sunday and is done for the season. He added that wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) likely won’t be ready for the team’s Week 5 game on Thursday night while running back Leonard Fournette‘s (ss) status remains up in the air.


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