With seven more weeks in the regular season’s schedule, teams are gearing up for the final leg. Injuries have played a big part this season, and clubs are keeping an eye on their injury reports going into the weekend.
Green Bay Packers run again Aaron Jones maybe miss a week or two because of the MCL sprain, a tough blow for their offense. While, New Orleans Saints run again Alvin Kamara was to exclude, to expel for the Sunday game at Philadelphia Eagles. Kamara also missed Week 10 because of a knee injury.
On the bright side, Giants in New York see Saquon Barkley back to practice this week after going missing for over a month because of a sprained ankle. He got the chance to play on Monday Night Football with the team Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Similarly, Kyler Murray say he “quite close” back for The Arizona Cardinals after missing the past two competitions with an ankle injury.
Before the game even started, our NFL reporters covered the latest injury developments for big-name players:
The Ravens have listed the 13 worst players of the season on their injury report, but the good news is that Brown looks ready to go. He was sidelined for two days, but he came back on Friday and ran very well. Brown could be in reserve for a big game against the Chicago Bears, who have allowed them the sixth-most passes to the wide receiver and the fifth-most touchdown passes to them. In a breakout season, Brown is one of only three NFL players to have made at least 50 tackles, 700 receptions, and six touchdown catches this season (Cooper Kupp and Tireek Hill are others). – Jamison Hensley
Edmunds injured his hamstring in the previous team’s loss Jacksonville Jaguars. He missed last week’s match against New York Jets and only participate in limited workouts on Fridays. AJ Klein starts in central midfield in his place and is set to do the same should Edmunds fail to go. Klein played well in his absence, finishing with seven tackles and a blocked pass. Edmunds is officially suspected for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. – Alaina Getzenberg
Cooper will miss the next two games after testing positive for COVID, which will have a big impact on the Cowboys’ offense but perhaps not as limited as many think. Michael Gallup returned to the squad last week after missing seven games with a calf strain. CeeDee Lamb Lead the Cowboys in receptions, pitches and touchdowns. Cedrick Wilson fill in ably for Gallup as collector number 3 and Noah Brown and Malik Turner There have been good moments this season. Cooper can make great plays in an instant, but Dak Prescott has shown he is not afraid to go to any of his receivers during the crucial moment. – Todd Archer
Goff missed three consecutive practice sessions before Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Goff did not return to practice on Friday – he was listed as a suspect – with Tim Boyle on the bench to represent the first team throughout the week. Boyle is fit to take on the starting role as Goff is absent for the first time in his career. – Eric Woodyard
Ingold suffered an ACL injury in a no-contact game Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, and his loss will not only be felt as short, but also catch passes on the field and with a stance. How to be a captain. Backup tight end Foster Moreau received some representation at full-back against the Chiefs, but he was a catcher. Ingold is expected to join IR at the end of the season and the Raiders have signed the full-back Sutton Smith into the practice group this week. – Paul Gutierrez
Joseph has been battling a shoulder injury that kept him out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Although Friday’s injury report listed him as a doubt, he still has a chance to play on Sunday and will be assessed before the game. – Shelley Smith
Wilkins has been one of Miami’s best defensive players this season and is very effective against both runs and passes. He missed practice on Wednesday before returning in limited numbers on Thursday, and coach Brian Flores said he hopes Wilkins can play Sunday against the Jets. If he can’t go, maybe the Dolphins will call the signer to practice recently Andrew Billings. – Marcel Louis-Jacques
Kamara will obviously be ignored because of a Saint attack that was exhausted while he was healthy. He leads the team with 840 yards from the script, seven touchdowns and 32 tackles this season. A saving grace is that they have a reliable backup option in Mark Ingram II, who will play a huge role for them again as a runner, pass catcher and pass defender. Ingram had 18 touches in 108 yards and one touch in Kamara’s place in the loss to Tennessee last Sunday.
Injuries: Knees, shoulders
Armstead will miss the second week in a row – a significant loss for an attack of depleted Saints that will also be without prominent RT Ryan Ramczyk, Kamara and others. Veteran James Hurst has been a reliable replacement for Armstead as he has missed time this year. But now that they also need to replace Ramczyk, they may have to shuffle the players around and use one of the two rookies. Landon Young or veteran Jordan Mills at one of the two processing points.
Ramczyk would be a significant loss at any time. But times have been particularly tough for the Saints, as Armstead has also been eliminated for the second week in a row (not to mention Kamara for assaulting the exhausted Saint). The Saints will have to use Hurst, Young or Mills to fill this place. – Mike Triplett
Peterson was assigned to return and underwent three days of training after three weeks on the bench because of a hamstring injury. Coach Mike Zimmer said he wasn’t sure if Peterson would play against Green Bay, but it was a good sign he wasn’t on the final injury report. – Courtney Cronin
Injuries: Hips, knees
Watt injured in a quarter of a sack Jared Goff and missed the rest of the game against the Lions last week. Despite the negative results of an MRI of the injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Watt still won’t be able to train this week. He’s just a defensive player that won’t have the other All-Pros in safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (COVID-19) and the angle back Joe Haden (Foot). – Brooke Pryor
Injuries: Fingers, ribs
After undergoing surgery to immobilize a broken finger on his right hand, the Niners hope Mitchell will be able to play against the Jaguars on Sunday. But as a week goes by, that possibility seems to diminish. Now, Mitchell is on the doubt list and looks unlikely to play. It’s a pity for the Niners as Mitchell goes up, but they’re in a slightly better position because of the veteran Jeff Wilson Jr. is back and available. Wilson will probably start for Mitchell, with Trey Sermon serve as backup in part because colleagues are returning JaMycal Hasty out with an ankle injury. – Nick Wagoner
The Seahawks won’t have to face the receiver DeAndre Hopkins on Sunday, but they may not have the safety of Pro Bowl Jamal Adams as they host the division-led Cardinals. Pete Carroll said Adams, listed as problematic, will be a game-time decision after adjusting his groin this week. Adams appeared on Thursday’s injury report as limited and did not exercise on Friday. Defender DJ Reed There will also be a game time decision. “We don’t know enough about it yet, so we have to wait and use it every day,” Carroll said of Adams and Reed. “They hope that they will be fine.” – Brady Henderson
For the first time since Week 5, Samuel is yet to be ruled out Friday for the next game. Instead, he was listed as questionable. He hasn’t played since only lasting twice in the loss to New Orleans in Week 5 and it’s hard to imagine he’ll play. He participated in Friday’s postural warm-ups for the first time in a while but still retreated to an extra court during team practice. It’s been progress, but given the stops and starts of his season, it’s hard to know exactly how much. – John Keim
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