NFL Week 3 injuries: Justin Herbert listed as questionable; George Kittle, Michael Pittman ready to return – CBS Sports

NFL Week 3 injuries: Justin Herbert listed as questionable;  George Kittle, Michael Pittman ready to return - CBS Sports

We are in the middle of Week 3 in the NFL thanks to the Steelers and Browns kicking us off on Thursday night and now we have the main course on deck featuring a full slate of games on Sunday. Of course, injuries will be a key story to follow as we head into the weekend, especially with most of the teams across the league submitting their final injury reports.

Despite a stellar start to the season, the Invoices defense will be down some key weapons when it travels to Miami to take on the Dolphins. Meanwhile, the status of Chargers superstar quarterback Justin Herbert also remains fluid as they prepare to host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With teams wrapping up the week of practice, they released their final injury reports and released game statuses for Week 3. Below, you’ll be able to find each of those reports and a breakdown of some of the biggest injuries.

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Kansas City will once again be without starting kicker Harrison Butker as he continues to deal with a left ankle injury. In his place, Matt Ammendola will likely retain kicking duties after hitting both of his field goals and all three of his extra points in the Chiefs’ Week 2 win over the Chargers. Meanwhile, receiver Mecole Hardman (heel) practiced fully Friday after being a limited participant to start the week and carries no name.

The biggest news for the Colts is that they will get a boost in the receiving game as Michael Pittman Jr. has no name after being a full participant in practice on Friday. Pittman missed last week’s matchup with a quad injury. Rookie wideout Alec Pierce will also play after clearing concussion protocol. As for Leonard, he was ruled out, but head coach Frank Reich noted this week that the linebacker had a “really good week.” He hasn’t suffered setbacks either, so his comeback could be around the corner.

Lions rookie pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after sitting out the first two practices of the week with a thigh injury. He is officially questionable. Meanwhile, star running back D’Andre Swift was also listed as questionable after back-to-back days of being limited.

Neither Booth nor Smith practiced all week, so seeing them ruled out isn’t entirely surprising. That said, Hendricks’ status will be worth monitoring after he appeared on Friday’s injury report as a limited participant with a toe injury and is now questionable.

Collins didn’t practice all week, but the team still lists him as questionable and is holding out hope that he can play in Week 3. If he can’t, either D’Ante Smith or Hakeem Adeniji will likely get the nod to start at right tackle.

With the Jets, the are still holding back quarterback Zach Wilson as he continues to recover from a preseason knee injury, but this could be the last week he is sidelined. In his absence, Joe Flacco will continue to play under center. Meanwhile, Davis and Fant were the only two questionable Jets who were limited Friday with the rest listed as full participants.

Baltimore saw Ronnie Stanley not participate in practice Friday after being limited during the week, so he’s trending in the wrong direction heading into the weekend. Meanwhile, every player listed as questionable was a full participant during Friday’s session with the possible exception of Isaiah, who was limited. Starting receiver Rashad Bateman did not practice on Friday, but the team notes that it was not injury related and he does not carry a name.

Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers and safety Kyle Dugger returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after both were held out Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile, linebacker Raekwon McMillan is going in the opposite direction, as he did not practice Friday after being limited all week.

Despite being questionable, the Texans listed Collins and Deculus as non-participants on Friday, so they aren’t trending positively into the weekend. Quarterback Davis Mills was listed on the injury report with a right thumb injury, but was a full participant all week and carries no name.

Roquan Smith hasn’t practiced all week with a hip injury, but the team isn’t closing the door on him playing because they’ve officially listed him as questionable. Cornerback Jaylon Johnson did not practice Friday after appearing on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant with a quad injury.

The promising sign for New Orleans is that both quarterback Jameis Winston and running back Alvin Kamara were able to practice all week, albeit on a limited basis. The fact that neither suffered a setback is encouraging that they will be able to go into Week 3.

Christian McCaffrey was a full participant on Friday and has no name after an ankle injury forced him to miss Wednesday’s practice and be limited on Tuesday.

Buffalo Bills (-5.5) at Miami Dolphins

  • Invoices: S Micah Hyde (neck), CB Dane Jackson (neck), DT Ed Oliver (ankle), DT Jordan Phillips (hamstring), S Jordan Poyer (foot) OUT; WR Gabe Davis (ankle), TE Dawson Knox (foot), C Mitch Morse (elbow), DT Time Settle (calf) DOUBTFUL
  • Dolphins: TE Cethan Carter (concussion), TE Hunter Long (ankle) OUT; T Terron Armstead (toe), DT Raekwon Davis (knee), CB Xavien Howard (groin), WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs, toe) DOUBTFUL

The biggest news out of Buffalo is Micah Hyde being placed on IR for a neck injury he suffered during Monday night’s win against the Titans. Hyde will miss the rest of the 2022 season with a herniated disc.

Buffalo’s defense will be missing a number of other key players when it faces the Dolphins, including Poyer, Oliver and Phillips. Oliver being ruled out is somewhat surprising considering he was limited in practice all week. All the other players already excluded did not hit the training ground at all. Meanwhile, Gabe Davis has been limited all week and is officially questionable, but told reporters this week that he’s “100 percent” optimistic he’ll play.

Miami is still holding out hope that Terron Armstead will be able to play in Week 3 despite not practicing at all this week, officially listing him as questionable. Asked about it this week, head coach Mike McDaniel said “it’s literally up in the air.”

The Eagles are fairly healthy going into Week 3, listing only guard Landon Dickerson on the final injury report due to a foot injury. He did not practice with the team on Friday and is questionable.

Washington will have safety Kamren Curl when they face the Eagles in Week 3 after dealing with a thumb injury he suffered against the Chiefs in the preseason that required surgery. He was a full participant throughout the week. Meanwhile, Toohill and Wise didn’t practice all week so their status isn’t too surprising.

Renfrow and Perryman were sidelined all week with injury and couldn’t take any positive steps Friday, so the team ruled them out for Week 3. Any questionable player could practice on a limited basis Friday waiting for running back Josh. Jacobs, who is dealing with an illness. He didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday and does not travel with the team to Tennessee on Friday.

Taylor Lewan didn’t practice all week with a knee injury, so he will be sidelined for Week 3. Rookie wideout Kyle Phillips was able to practice on a limited basis despite a shoulder injury, but the team doubts he will be able to. to play As for Zach Cunningham, his situation will be worth monitoring this weekend, as he did not practice Friday after appearing on the injury report Thursday with a knee injury.

Wilkinson practiced with Atlanta on Wednesday, but was not present on Thursday and the team later noted that he would be out for this game due to a personal matter. In his absence, the Falcons will look to either Colby Gossett or Chuma Edoga to take over at left guard.

Seattle will be without defensive end Shelby Harris when they face the Falcons. Harris suffered a groin injury during last week’s loss to the 49ers. Meanwhile, if Justin Coleman can’t play, rookie Coby Bryant is expected to work as Seattle’s nickel corner.

Rams defensive back Jordan Fuller appeared on the injury report Thursday as a hamstring injury limited him and was demoted Friday as a non-participant. He is officially questionable.

After missing Wednesday’s practice due to an ankle injury he suffered in Week 2, James Conner was able to return on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday, and is officially questionable to play against the Rams. Neither Moore nor Turner practiced this week so they were ruled out.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers (-3)

Jacksonville was remarkably healthy all week, but listed cornerback Shaquill Griffin on its final injury report after he appeared Friday with a hip injury. He is officially questionable. Apart from him, everyone else should be full rights.

The Chargers officially listed quarterback Justin Herbert as questionable for Sunday’s matchup against Jacksonville after he suffered a fracture to his rib cartilage in Week 2. Herbert was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, but was held out of Friday’s session. The line for this game at Caesars Sportsbook dropped from Chargers -7 to -3 on Friday. For Herbert, it could come down to pain tolerance and both sides determining if playing him is worth the risk. Meanwhile, Keenan Allen also did not practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Neither JC Jackson nor Corey Linsley practiced all week.

Bakhtiari was limited on both Thursday and Friday, which is an encouraging sign that he could make his debut in Week 3. That said, head coach Matt LaFleur noted that we won’t really know his status until Sunday, so he appears to be for real. game time decision. Despite being listed as questionable, rookie wideout Christian Watson did not practice Thursday or Friday because of a hamstring injury. On a more positive note, Allen Lazard is not carrying a name after returning to practice on a limited basis Friday after missing Thursday’s session.

Tampa Bay will be down its top two wide receivers in Week 3. Not only is Mike Evans serving a one-game suspension, but Chris Godwin has now been ruled out with a hamstring injury that kept him out last week. Tom Brady — who was listed on the injury report with a right finger injury — does not carry a name. That said, the veteran quarterback may be playing with limited weapons as Gage, Jones and Perriman are all listed as questionable.

  • 49ers: RB Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle), TE Tyler Kroft (knee), OL Daniel Brunskill (hamstring) OUT; DT Arik Armstead (foot), OL Colton McKivitz (ankle) DOUBTFUL
  • Broncos: CB Darius Phillips (hamstring) OUT; WR Tyrie Cleveland (hamstring), LB Jonathon Cooper (hamstring), WR KJ Hamler (knee, hip), WR Jerry Jeudy (rib, shoulder), LB Josey Jewell (calf), DE Dre’Mont Jones (neck), G Quinn Meinerz (hamstring), DT Mike Purcell (elbow), CB Patrick Surtain II (shoulder), T Billy Turner (knee) DOUBTFUL

The biggest news out of San Francisco is that tight end George Kittle is set to make his 2022 debut after missing the first two games with a groin injury. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Kittle will have no restrictions. In terms of not-so-positive news, Armstead didn’t practice all week with a foot injury that officially has him listed as questionable.

Denver had a large number of players questionable for Sunday, including receiver Jerry Jeudy and cornerback Patrick Surtain II. Both were able to practice on Friday with Jeudy listed as a limited participant while Surtain practiced fully.

  • cowboys: N/A
  • Giants: WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) OUT; WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring), DL Leonard Williams (knee) DOUBLE.

Analysis to come.

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