As NFL teams prepare for Week 3, injuries have caused adjustments to their depth charts.
It would be the San Francisco 49ers without a quarterback Tree Lance for the rest of the season after successful ankle surgery on Monday. He suffered a fibula fracture and ligament disorder in week two against the Seattle Seahawks. to support Jimmy Garoppolowho led the team to the NFC Championship game last season, will take charge under the center.
Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Justin Herbert He was suffering from a meniscus injury he suffered late in last week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Brandon Staley said his caller was “feeling more comfortable” ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The New Orleans Saints have two major attacking players with injuries. quarterback James Winston (Back) and back Alvin Camara (rib) was Limited in practice on Thursday. Camara’s illness made him miss last week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Winston said Wednesday that he is preparing to start against the Carolina Panthers.
NFL Nation reporters have more updates on the key players entering the weekend:
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Dobbins has been fully involved in training for the past two weeks, but it doesn’t look like he’ll make his 2022 debut on Sunday in New England. “We’ve got certain benchmarks to look forward to,” Ravens coach John Harbo said on Friday. “It won’t be very long.” If Dobbins goes out again, it’s uncertain how Baltimore will split the backcourt touches. Judge Hillwho received Harbaugh’s vote of confidence earlier in the week, could see a growing role Kenyan Drake And the Mike Davis.
– Jamison Hensley
Smith injured his hip during the Green Bay game and did not train at all which led to Chicago’s third week match against Houston. The Bears hope Smith can play because his assistant Matt Adams has been left out with a hamstring injury. It could mean a long time to play UDFA Jack Sanborn. “We look at all the groups because if you have two players at the professional level, it’s not always good,” said coach Matt Ebervlos. “We’re working through it now but we’ll have all the combos.”
– Courtney Cronin
Gallup is looking into his first appearance of the 2022 season against the Giants on Monday after suffering a rupture in the AFC Champions League in January. He had a second pad practice on Friday and signs point to him as he plays. It won’t be a complete customization of shots but it may be enough to affect the game. It brings the deep ball element to attack and a better option than what the Cowboys had in their first two games. The narrow end Dalton Schultz (knee), availability will likely not be known until pre-game warm-ups. If he can’t go, Sean McCune They will be summoned from the training squad as beginners Jake Ferguson And the Peyton Hendershot Get more work.
– Todd Archer
It’s not just that Watkins, who leads the Packers receivers in both arenas and holds two games, is out on Sunday with a hamstring injury. It’s that two other receivers. Christian Watson (hamstrings) and Randall Cope (illness) – questionable. Should mean more work to come Romeo Dobbswhose coach Matt LaFleur said Friday “will likely take a little more load this week.”
– Rob Damofsky
Bateman’s injury continued late last week, leading the Colts to rule him out for a second week before they left for Jacksonville. This week, Bateman is “ready to go,” according to coach Frank Reich. Bateman is one of the main focal points of the Colts crime – a fact made painfully clear in his absence against the Jaguar.
Leonard will miss his third game in a row after being disqualified on Friday. Reich said that while Leonard has trained over the past three weeks, the All-Pro streaker hasn’t progressed to a level where he can play anywhere near his previous levels. Reich said Leonard’s self-evaluation is also under great interest, and the player does not yet feel ready to return.
Pierce took a heavy blow during a Colts’ Week 1 game against the Texans and developed concussion symptoms the next day, which the team self-reported. Symptoms persisted to the point that the Colts ruled him out due to a loss last week in Jacksonville. But Pierce removed the concussion protocol on Thursday and will return to the squad. Colts that are up for an offensive challenge can use the help.
The Colts’ signature gear is questionable after he picked up a backache this week, but look for him to play Sunday against the Chiefs. The Colts have not been able to consistently press quarterbacks so far this season, but that job is gaining more importance with the Kansas City side. Patrick Mahomes Coming to town.
– Stephen Holder
Griffin was added to the injury report on Friday. He was restricted to light exercise and was listed as questionable. Since it was an injury late in the week, there’s more to worry about, especially if the chargers get hit Kenan Allen Back in full force. If Griffin can’t play, Jaguars can move Darius Williams From the aperture to the outside and have Trey Herndon Line up inside.
– Michael de Rocco
Renfrew took hits to the head in back-to-back plays on Sunday, floundering in the last play. That led to a stunning 59-yard win with ball and score, and he’s been in concussion protocol ever since. He was disqualified on Friday. With Renfrow, the Pro Bowl slot receiver who had 103 assists last season unable to play, the Raiders have options. Everyone is professional Davant Adams Show that he can move inside while Kelan Kol Technically it is a backup for Renfrow. Coach Josh McDaniels said depth is key throughout the roster, and should be tested at the slot receiver in Nashville.
– Paul Gutierrez
Herbert, who fractured his rib cartilage in the second week of losing the President, did not train on Friday and is in question ahead of Sunday’s game against Jaguar. Herbert said on Friday that he was feeling “good” and had not trained as part of his recovery plan, which included throwing in on Thursday. Herbert’s decision will be the time of the match, and if he is unable to play, Chase Daniel will start.
– Lindsey Terry
The Rams’ No. 3 receiver still hasn’t practiced since undergoing knee surgery during training camp. Rams coach Sean McVeigh said Jefferson had not dealt with any setbacks and was “on the right track” in his rehabilitation. McVeigh said Jefferson will not play on Sunday against the Cardinals.
– Sarah Barshop
Smith is one of the NFL’s best and most versatile safety, and he will miss his Sunday appearance against the Lions. A strong central player, a good blitzer and a sure attacker, Smith will be replaced by a combination of Josh Metellus And the Louis Cinemabased on the progress of the match, according to the coach Kevin O’Connell.
– Kevin Seifert
The Patriots’ leading receiver had been hoping he’d have a chance to get dressed despite not having a heavy workload this week. He initially injured his knee in the final pre-season match against the Raiders and has been managing it ever since. He politely declined to comment in the locker room when approached on Friday. If he can’t go, Nelson Agulur And the Kendrick Burne We could see their footage increase.
– Mike Reese
Winston has been on a tight schedule like last week after injuring his back in Week 1, but he appears on target to play against the Buccaneers. Winston is on the doubt list, as is Kamara, who missed last week with a rib injury but is looking to get back on track since he’s been in all three workouts. back corner Paulson AdeboHe, who has yet to play this season, looks set to be on his way back with a questionable label as well, which is certainly a good sign he’s back in training this week, but he may not be 100% yet.
– Catherine Terrell
Kittel returned to training last Friday, a sign that he was close to returning. However, he did not play last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. This week, that comeback will happen.
Kittel has been in training all week and is not included in Sunday night’s injury report against the Broncos. Coach Kyle Shanahan has said Kittel is “okay” without restrictions, setting up Kittel to make his debut in the 2022 regular season.
Armstead’s availability is uncertain after not working out all week. He’s officially listed as questionable on Sunday night in Denver, which means the Niners are still hoping he can play. For what it’s worth, coach Kyle Shanahan said on Wednesday the hope was that Armstead would be “just fine” by Sunday night. But it could be a game time decision.
– Nick Wagner