NFL Week 4 Injuries: Patriots’ Mac Jones, Chargers’ Keenan Allen ruled out; Chris Godwin’s playing time decision

Injuries are at the forefront of the NFL conversation with Week 4 underway, mainly in light of Tua Tagovailoa’s brief hospitalization Thursday night after head and neck trauma forced him out of the game. countryside. dolphins‘ loss. Miami isn’t the only team with uncertainty under center heading into the weekend, either. Some clubs are much healthier than others, and some big names are still questionable for dressing 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 likely at center, where Winston is recovering more slowly than expected from lingering issues. Previous Bengalis veteran Andy Dalton, last seen with the Cowboys Y Bearsis on track to make his first start in 2022. Rookie Chris Olave and backup Tre’Quan Smith could see even more targets with Thomas out and Landry banged up, while Kamara is expected to dress well but could be on a count. pitching with Mark. Ingram.

The Vikings are much healthier, with star running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) disappearing from the report after fully returning to practice. Starting defenders Eric Kendricks (toe) and Harrison Smith (concussion) are also set to play.

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

Dameon Pierce (hip) was a complete player for the Texans on Friday. He will play Sunday after not receiving an injury designation.

Jones was a surprise absence from practice Thursday after being added to the injury report, but he was limited Friday. Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson revealed that he wants to make sure Jones is 100%, which is why he was given 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 will debut as No. 2/3 RB for the Eagles with Scott absent behind Miles Sanders and Kenny Gainwell. With Maddox out after sitting out practice all week, Zech McPhearson is expected to fill in at cornerback.

Garrett, the Browns’ lead running back, is still recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident this week. While it’s listed as a decision at game time, he said if it was up to him, he’d be on the field.

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

The Seahawks are relatively healthy heading into this one. Rookie Coby Bryant is set to start his third straight game on the slot with Coleman doubtful 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 looking for additional looks in the passing game. If Chark and Reynolds can’t go, who plays wide receiver? Expect a heavy dose of Kalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus as starting wide receivers if the top three can’t go.

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  • Bears: RB David Montgomery (ankle/knee), CB Jaylon Johnson (quad), DB Dane Cruikshank (hamstring) OUT; TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles), OLB Matthew Adams (hamstring) DOUBT; WR Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring), DE Robert Quinn (illness), LB Sterling Weatherford (ankle), K Cairo Santos (personal) QUESTIONABLE
  • 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, the 2021 first-round pick, who also sat out Week 3. Williams’ absence up front could also put more pressure on the Giants’ running backs, they failed to make much of an impact against the Cowboys last week.

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

The Commanders are banged up on the offensive line, which has allowed 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 at center with Schweitzer out. He is Washington’s third starting center in four games. He will play right tackle Sam Cosmi (knee).

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

Hooker did not comply with the league’s concussion protocol in time, so he will miss Sunday’s game. The Titans are skinny in the secondary with all of their injuries, leading to McCreary in the slot and Kristian Fulton in the outside corner. Treylon Burks will suit up as a wide receiver after missing practice with illness earlier in the week.

Facing Derrick Henry and Co., the Colts’ defense could be left without a couple of key starters if Buckner doesn’t fit; the star inside defender didn’t practice before the game. Meanwhile, Leonard could make his 2022 debut at linebacker after missing the first three games while recovering from back surgery, though coach Frank Reich has made it clear he won’t be 100 percent either way.

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

The Steelers got good news as Minkah Fitzpatrick cleared concussion protocols and will play Sunday. Pittsburgh is relatively healthy heading into this one.

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

If Stanley could play for the Ravens on Sunday, that would be great. Injuries at left tackle are on the rise and Stanley practiced hard all week. He will make a decision based on the information he gathers from the coaching 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 be calling the bottom of their receiving depth chart on this one. With Green out and both Brown and Moore banged up, 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 also ready.

Baker Mayfield will have a banged-up supporting cast, at best, with McCaffrey “hopeful” to play despite practicing on a limited basis just once this week. Shenault, who emerged in Week 3, is a decision at game time.

Jones cleared the concussion protocol, making him eligible to play Sunday. If Jones sits out, Mike Purcell will start at nose tackle. Meinerz had a setback in practice, which ruled him out for Sunday. The Broncos also play Thursday night, so it may have been wise to give him a few more days.

Not Renfrow again for the Raiders, so Mack Hollins is expected to take over at a No. 2 wide receiver for another week. Ya-Sin was limited in practice and his status is expected to be determined after Saturday’s run. Denzel Perryman was limited by an ankle injury all week but will play.

Despite Mac Jones’ presence at Friday’s practice, the second-year quarterback has been ruled out and veteran backup Brian Hoyer will start. Jones’ high ankle sprain has been classified as “serious” in various 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) did not receive an injury designation. They will play for the Packers on Sunday. The same goes for Elgton Jenkins (knee) and Allen Lazard (ankle).

Butker got a “we’ll see” from Andy Reid regarding his playing status on Sunday. It is a game-time decision. Valdes-Scantling was limited in Friday practice, but so was Mecole Hardman, who was not given an injury designation. Skyy Moore could be online for more snaps this week.

For the Buccaneers, Tom Brady could again lose a lot of his top targets. Head coach Todd Bowles said Godwin will be a decision at game time on Sunday, and he’ll make sure his receiving corps is healthy and 100% before he gets them all (Godwin, Evans and Gage) out there. With Perriman in doubt, the Buccaneers’ 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.

Stay tuned for analysis.

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