Week 1 of the NFL season gave followers and specialists rather a lot to speak about. There have been improbable finishes, questionable calls (or no-calls), and even blended actuality made an look throughout opening week! Nevertheless, accidents are part of the sport, and groups must determine which gamers can and may’t play coming into Week 2.
Some groups have already acquired unlucky diagnoses for necessary gamers on their rosters. The Washington Soccer Staff will probably be with out quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for at the very least eight weeks due to a hip subluxation damage he suffered in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Dallas Cowboys discovered that defensive finish DeMarcus Lawrence will miss six to eight weeks due to a damaged foot. The Baltimore Ravens damage woes proceed, as they discovered cornerback Chris Westry will probably be out for at the very least a month with a torn lateral meniscus. That’s solely the start of the accidents heading into this weekend.
Groups are finalizing their Friday damage studies, and our NFL reporters have you ever coated with some big-name gamers with accidents that would influence their availability in Week 2 — and doubtlessly past.
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It could be a shock if Stanley performed Sunday evening as a result of he did not observe all week. If Stanley is out, a struggling Alejandro Villanueva would transfer to left sort out to guard Lamar Jackson’s blindside. Stanley would characterize the eighth important offensive participant sidelined this season for Baltimore. Requested about Stanley’s availability after Friday’s observe, coach John Harbaugh mentioned, “My ideas are I am not going to make any feedback on accidents for the remainder of the season. So, you may preserve asking, however that is my ideas on it.” — Jamison Hensley
Wills, quarterback Baker Mayfield’s blindside protector, injured an ankle in final weekend’s opener and hasn’t been capable of observe all week. His substitute, Chris Hubbard, is coping with his personal damage (triceps), that means rookie James Hudson III may get the beginning at left sort out Sunday if Wills, who’s questionable, cannot go. — Jake Trotter
Kazee collided with an offensive participant in Wednesday’s observe and was restricted Thursday and didn’t observe Friday. There’s hope he can play, however the greater situation is the security spot on the whole.
Donovan Wilson didn’t observe this week due to a groin pressure. If the Cowboys are with out each safeties, that isn’t good in opposition to a cross offense that likes to take photographs down the sector. Malik Hooker, who was inactive in Week 1, will probably be energetic and will transfer right into a beginning position. — Todd Archer
Chubb missed the season opener final week with an ankle damage and was restricted in observe each Wednesday and Thursday. However he labored roughly 12 performs with the protection in Wednesday’s observe and was on schedule for extra in Thursday’s exercise. If he has no extra points after his work Thursday, he can be on observe to play Sunday in opposition to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. In Chubb’s absence within the opener, Von Miller had two sacks and three tackles for loss. — Jeff Legwold
Clark missed final week’s sport in opposition to the Browns however is sweet to go Sunday evening in opposition to the Ravens. How efficient he will probably be and the way a lot he’ll play after lacking a part of coaching camp and all the preseason is one other matter. The Chiefs, who apart from Chris Jones struggled to hurry the passer final week, may use Clark’s assist Sunday evening. — Adam Teicher
Damage: Toe, ankle
With Jacobs out — he missed observe all week due to toe and ankle accidents — the Raiders’ dashing load ought to fall to latest signee Peyton Barber, who joined Las Vegas on Sept. 4, with Kenyan Drake staying in his position of pass-catching again. Raiders coach Jon Gruden mentioned it will be an “alternative” for Barber in opposition to the Steelers. “We actually like Barber — we expect he is a heck of a again,” Gruden mentioned. “I like the best way he runs and catches and picks up blitzes. … We’re enthusiastic about this chance to see what we now have.” — Paul Gutierrez
The Vikings will probably be with out Anthony Barr (knee) for a second straight week. — Courtney Cronin
Minnesota will already be with out Barr and and is not sure that Kendricks, who’s coping with a quad damage, will probably be obtainable for Sunday’s sport at Arizona. Kendricks popped up on the damage report on Thursday for the primary time and is questionable for the Cardinals sport. If Minnesota is down its high two linebackers, Nick Vigil, Blake Lynch and Troy Dye are subsequent in line. — Courtney Cronin
The Vikings may even be with out pass-rusher Griffen, who was concerned in a automotive accident and is within the concussion protocol. — Courtney Cronin
Bush was one in every of three gamers added to the Steelers’ damage report Friday who have been restricted within the ultimate observe of the week. Each Bush and Joe Haden have groin accidents, whereas tight finish Zach Gentry has an ankle damage. Bush’s standing is probably the most regarding as a result of he’ll be a part of the trouble to sluggish Raiders tight finish Darren Waller. — Brooke Pryor
The Seahawks listing No. 2 operating again Penny as uncertain due to the calf damage he suffered of their opener. That would imply a chance for Alex Collins to see the sector behind starter Chris Carson. Collins was inactive within the opener, but when Penny is out, he’d be higher suited than DeeJay Dallas or Travis Homer to spell Carson on early downs. — Brady Henderson
Kinlaw’s absence final week was felt early because the Lions repeatedly gashed the Niners for giant runs up the center and completed the day averaging 4.8 yards per carry. However Kinlaw returned to observe Thursday and Friday on a restricted foundation and is listed as questionable for Sunday in opposition to the Eagles. On condition that Philadelphia rushed for 173 yards and averaged 5.6 yards per try final week, Kinlaw’s return can be a welcomed improvement for the Niners. — Nick Wagoner
After lacking a big portion of coaching camp and the preseason, beginning sturdy security Whitehead will probably be a “full go” this week, per coach Bruce Arians. Whitehead is an enforcer beneath, and his return additionally provides the Bucs extra flexibility to fill Sean Murphy-Bunting’s vacated nickelback position with Mike Edwards or Antoine Winfield, along with Ross Cockrell. — Jenna Laine