NFL Week 4 injuries: Saints’ Alvin Kamara, Jameis Winston, Pats’ Mac Jones, Chargers’ Keenan Allen ruled out – CBS Sports

NFL Week 4 injuries: Patriots' Mac Jones, Chargers' Keenan Allen ruled out;  Chris Godwin game time decision - CBS Sports

Injuries are at the forefront of the NFL conversation with Week 4 underway, largely due to Tua Tagovailoa’s brief hospitalization Thursday night after head and neck trauma forced him out of the. Dolphins‘ a loss. Miami isn’t the only team with uncertainty at center heading into the weekend, either. Some clubs are much healthier than others, and quite a few big names remain doubtful to suit up on Sunday. Here, we’ve compiled all the final injury reports for Week 4 action.

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The Saints will be shorthanded in at least some capacity, with the biggest absence at center, where Winston is recovering more slowly than expected from lingering issues. former Bengals veteran Andy Dalton, last seen with the cowboys and Bearswill get his first start of 2022. Rookie Chris Olave and reserve Tre’Quan Smith could see even more targets with Thomas out and Landry hit, while Kamara is expected to suit up but could be on a pitch count along with Mark Ingram.

The Vikings are much healthier, with star running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) missing from the report after making a full return to practice. Starting linebackers Eric Kendricks (toe) and Harrison Smith (concussion) are also good to go.

Allen did not practice Friday and was ruled out for the third straight game. With Jalen Guyton out for the year, expect significantly more reps for DeAndre Carter this week. Justin Herbert (ribs) was a full participant and JC Jackson (ankle) will play for the Chargers Sunday.

Dameon Pierce (hip) was a full participant for the Texans on Friday. He will play Sunday after not being given an injury designation.

Jones was a surprise absence from practice on Thursday after being added to the injury report, but he was limited on Friday. Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson revealed that he wants to make sure Jones is 100%, hence the questionable designation. Griffin missed last week’s game with a hip injury and was limited in practice all week.

Former 49ers third rounder Trey Sermon is set to debut as a #2/3 RB for the Eagles with Scott absent, behind Miles Sanders and Kenny Gainwell. With Maddox out after not participating in practice all week, expect Zech McPhearson to fill in as the slot cornerback.

Garrett, the Browns’ top edge rusher, is still recovering from injuries suffered in a car accident this week. With Clowney also uncertain to play, the Browns’ pass rush will be shortened.

If Patterson can’t go for the Falcons, Arthur Smith’s squad will likely turn to backups Tyler Allgeier and Avery Williams on the ground.

The Seahawks are relatively healthy going into this one. Rookie Coby Bryant is set to start his third straight game in the slot with Coleman questionable to play.

Jared Goff will be without some of his best weapons at home, with Jamaal Williams slated to handle RB1 duties and tight end TJ Hockenson could also be in additional looks in the passing game. If Reynolds can’t go, who plays wide receiver? Expect a heavy dose of Kalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus as the starting wideouts if the top three can’t go.

Bears at Giants (-3)

  • Bears: RB David Montgomery (ankle/knee), CB Jaylon Johnson (quad), DB Dane Cruikshank (hamstring) OUT; TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles), OLB Matthew Adams (hamstring) DOUBLE; WR Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring), DE Robert Quinn (illness), LB Sterling Weatherford (ankle), K Cairo Santos (personal) DOUBTFUL
  • Giants: WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring), WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), DE Leonard Williams (knee), CB Nick McCloud (hamstring), CB Cordale Flott (calf) OUT

New York’s receiving corps will once again be without Toney, a 2021 first-rounder who also sat out Week 3. Williams’ absence up front could also put more pressure on the Giants’ edge rushers, who haven’t had much of an impact against. the Cowboys last week.

The Bruins will also be without some of their key players; Khalil Herbert is set to start at running back with Montgomery sidelined, and Johnson’s absence leaves Chicago without its No. 1 cover.

The Commanders are hit on the offensive line, one that has given up the most sacks in the NFL this season. Leno has been dealing with this shoulder injury and was limited on Friday. If he can’t go, Cornelius Lucas will start at left tackle. Nick Martin will start in center with Schweitzer on the outside. He is Washington’s third starting center in four games. Right tackle Sam Cosmi (knee) will play.

Michael Gallup (knee) is back for the Cowboys and will make his season debut after not receiving an injury designation. Dak Prescott (ankle) still hasn’t thrown, so he’s out and Cooper Rush will start. Dalton Schultz has an uncertain status as to whether he will play after being timed out on Friday.

Hooker failed to clear the league’s concussion protocol in time, so he will miss Sunday’s game. The Titans are thin in the secondary with all their injuries, leading to McCreary in the slot and Kristian Fulton at outside cornerback. Treylon Burks will suit up at wide receiver after missing practice with an illness earlier in the week.

Against Derrick Henry and Co., the Colts defense could be without some key starters if Buckner doesn’t suit up; the star inside linebacker didn’t practice leading until the game. Leonard, meanwhile, could make his 2022 debut at linebacker after missing the first three games while recovering from back surgery, though coach Frank Reich made it clear he will by no means be 100 percent.

The biggest news here is the omission of Zach Wilson from the Jets’ report, as the QB is completely out from the knee surgery that kept him sidelined for the first three games. He will make his debut in 2022, replacing backup Joe Flacco. Quincy Williams didn’t practice all week, so he’s out for Sunday.

The Steelers got good news when Minkah Fitzpatrick cleared concussion protocols, so he will play on Sunday. Pittsburgh is relatively healthy going into this one.

After missing Week 3, Davis told reporters he would return to the field despite the questionable tag, serving as Josh Allen’s WR2 opposite Stefon Diggs. That doesn’t mean Buffalo will be unscathed going in, with Morse and Oliver both misunderstood in the trenches. Less than two weeks after his scary head injury against the Titans, Jackson also said he plans to play in the Bills secondary despite coming in as a game-time decision.

If Stanley could play for the Ravens Sunday, it would be huge. The injuries at left tackle are on the rise and Stanley practiced fully during the week. He will make a decision based on information he gathers from the training and medical staff. Fourth-round rookie Daniel Faalele would start at left tackle if Stanley and Mekari can’t go.

The Cardinals, still without DeAndre Hopkins due to suspension, could call on the bottom of their receiver depth chart in this one. With Green out and both Brown and Moore out, backup Greg Dortch could see another high volume of targets from Kyler Murray, along with tight end Zach Ertz. Running back James Conner (knee) is good to go as well.

Baker Mayfield will have a blown out supporting cast, at best, with McCaffrey “hoping” to play despite practicing in limited fashion just once this week. Shenault, who appeared in Week 3, is a game-time decision.

Jones has cleared the concussion protocol, so he is eligible to play on Sunday. If Jones sits, Mike Purcell will start at nose tackle. Meinerz had a setback in practice that ruled him out for Sunday. The Broncos also play Thursday night, so it might have been smart to give him a few extra days.

No Renfrow again for the Raiders, so Mack Hollins is expected to take over sthe No. 2 wide receiver for another week. Ya-Sin was limited in practice and his status is expected to be determined after Saturday’s walk-through. Denzel Perryman has been limited with an ankle injury all week, but he will play.

Despite Jones’ presence at practice Friday, the second-year QB has been ruled out and veteran backup Brian Hoyer will start. Jones’ high-ankle sprain was classified as “severe” in multiple reports, and the second-year starter didn’t show much mobility during his limited return to the field. As for the questionable players, Bill Belichick listed them all as limited in practice all week.

David Bakhtiari (knee) and AJ Dillon (knee) were both not given an injury designation. They will play for the Packers Sunday. Ditto for Elgton Jenkins (knee) and Allen Lazard (ankle).

The Chiefs ruled Butker out again on Saturday. Valdes-Scantling was limited in Friday’s practice, but it was also Mecole Hardman who did not receive an injury designation. Skyy Moore could be in line for increased snaps this week.

For the Buccaneers, Tom Brady could once again bring down many of his top targets. Head coach Todd Bowles said Godwin will be a game-time decision on Sunday, and he’ll make sure his receiving corps is healthy and 100% before having them all (Godwin, Evans and Gage) out there. With Perriman questionable, the Pirates’ top three receivers could be Evans, Cole Beasley, and Scotty Miller. Jones is expected to be on a pitch count if he is cleared to play.

  • Rams: C Brian Allen (knee), CB Decobie Durant (hamstring), G David Edwards (illness), CB David Long (groin) OUT
  • 49ers: LB Azeez Al-Shaair (knee), RB Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle), TE Tyler Kroft (knee), DB Tarvarius Moore (hamstring), T Trent Williams (ankle) OUT; WR Danny Gray (hip) DOUBLE; DL Arik Armstead (foot), TE Ross Dwelley (rib), DT Javon Kinlaw (knee) DOUBTFUL

San Francisco’s offensive line takes a huge hit over the next few weeks with Williams on the sideline. It’s already a much thinner unit than it has been over the last several seasons, and now it’s losing its anchor. The group previously powered much of San Francisco’s regular season against the Rams, so it will be interesting to see how Kyle Shanahan and Co. deals without Williams. Armstead and/or Kinlaw not being able to adjust would also be effective, because the biggest weakness of the Rams is often internal pressure against Matthew Stafford, and they will be without two starters in Allen and Edwards. Los Angeles’ secondary also takes a hit with both Long and Durant out, which could affect how Raheem Morris’ defense deals with Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

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