Accidents are a mainstay within the NFL, and so they’ve already wrecked a number of groups completely this season (taking a look at you, Dallas Cowboys). Which groups are wholesome coming into Week 9, nonetheless? And which banged-up gamers have an opportunity of suiting up for this weekend’s motion? We have you lined beneath with a full rundown of Wednesday follow reviews, plus harm updates forward of Thursday evening’s conflict between the Inexperienced Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.
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Packers at 49ers
- Packers: CB Kevin King (quadricep), S Will Redmond (shoulder), S Vernon Scott (shoulder) OUT; RB Aaron Jones (calf), OT David Bakhtiari (chest), OT Rick Wagner (knee), S Raven Greene (indirect) QUESTIONABLE
- 49ers: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle), RB Tevin Coleman (knee), WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring), LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (hamstring), WR Brandon Aiyuk (reserve/COVID-19), OT Trent Williams (reserve/COVID-19) OUT
Packers coach Matt LaFleur could also be compelled to get further artistic within the working backfield, the place Aaron Jones seems to be a professional game-time resolution and each Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon will likely be unavailable because of COVID-19. Reserves Dexter Williams and Tyler Ervin are anticipated to hold the load there.
Late on Wednesday evening, it was reported that the 49ers can be with out Aiyuk, Samuel and Williams since they have been recognized as shut contacts after extensive receiver Kendrick Bourne examined optimistic for the coronavirus. Fully upended by accidents, San Francisco is anticipated to show to No. 2 Nick Mullens at quarterback, although third-stringer C.J. Beathard may be in line for motion. JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon will proceed to shoulder working again duties with Coleman out and Raheem Mostert on injured reserve. Tight finish Jordan Reed, contemporary off IR himself, could fill in for George Kittle, although Reed has been restricted in follow.
Wednesday follow reviews
Giants at Washington (-3)
Operating again Devonta Freeman (ankle) and defensive again Ryan Lewis (hamstring) didn’t take part in follow on Wednesday, however the principle focus was on extensive receiver Golden Tate. Giants head coach Joe Choose instructed reporters that Tate was not with the workforce for his or her walkthrough however will likely be again on Thursday. Linebacker Devante Downs (shoulder), linebacker Blake Martinez (hamstring), cornerback Logan Ryan (hip) and extensive receiver Sterling Shepard (shoulder/toe) have been all restricted contributors. The Giants claimed former second-round decide Dante Pettis off waivers, however we do not count on to see him on the sphere in Week 9.
Large receiver Isaiah Wright (shoulder) was restricted at follow for Washington, as was tight finish Logan Thomas (ankle). Offensive sort out Geron Christian (knee), defensive finish James Smith-Williams (concussion) and fellow defensive finish Montez Sweat (concussion) have been additionally restricted contributors.
The Seahawks have some points at working again, as Chris Carson (foot), Carlos Hyde (hamstring) and Travis Homer (knee) all sat out of shape on Wednesday. Becoming a member of them in lacking follow was tight finish Greg Olsen (foot), guard Mike Iupati (again), defensive finish Benson Mayowa (ankle), cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion/hamstring), security Ugo Amadi (hamstring) and cornerback D.J. Reed (hamstring). In excellent news, star security Jamal Adams was again on the follow subject as a restricted participant as he continues to work again from a groin harm.
Buffalo remains to be lacking a number of outstanding starters, with extensive receiver John Brown, linebacker Matt Milano and cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring) all sitting out Wednesday. Offensive sort out Cody Ford (knee), in the meantime, returned to the sphere in a restricted trend.
Operating again Mark Ingram (ankle) was not at follow whereas extensive receiver Chris Moore was restricted with a thigh harm.
Operating again Jonathan Taylor (ankle) suited up for Wednesday’s Colts follow, though his counterpart Jordan Wilkins could have earned extra snaps because of his Week 8 breakout. Large receiver T.Y. Hilton (groin), who has struggled mightily of late, didn’t follow and seems unlikely to be prepared for Baltimore.
In excellent news, Panthers star working again Christian McCaffrey returned to the follow subject on Wednesday, and it seems he’ll return to motion this Sunday in opposition to the Chiefs. Rookie security Jeremy Chinn was the one participant not at Panthers follow on Wednesday, as he’s nursing a knee harm. Offensive sort out Russell Okung was restricted with a calf harm. Beginning quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was listed on the harm report with a neck harm after taking a tough hit final week, however he was a full participant — which is an efficient signal.
Solely two gamers missed follow for the Chiefs to start out off the week, as offensive sort out Mitchell Schwartz is coping with a again harm and defensive finish Frank Clark has a knee harm. Large receiver Sammy Watkins was restricted with a hamstring concern.
The Bears have been down a number of starters at follow on Wednesday, together with extensive receiver Anthony Miller (toe), security Eddie Jackson (knee) and tight finish Jimmy Graham (knee/hamstring).
The Titans’ Wednesday harm report was much more worrisome than Chicago’s. Move rusher Jadeveon Clowney (knee), extensive receiver Adam Humphries (concussion), offensive sort out Dennis Kelly (knee), punter Brett Kern (wrist) and defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons (ankle) all missed follow.
Large receiver Kenny Golladay (hip) and offensive sort out Taylor Decker (again) missed follow on Wednesday, however the primary improvement at the moment has to do with beginning quarterback Matthew Stafford, who was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 listing. In accordance with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Stafford is taken into account a “high-risk shut contact” from a non workforce member. That final contact got here on Monday, which implies it is doable Stafford may come off the reserve/COVID-19 listing on Sunday and play in opposition to the Vikings. Even when that does occur, he will be unable to follow all week.
Regardless of leaving Week 8, cornerback Cameron Dantzler (neck/concussion) has an actual probability to return in opposition to Detroit, coach Mike Zimmer stated. He missed follow on Wednesday together with cornerbacks Mark Fields (chest) and Holton Hill (foot).
The Texans are comparatively wholesome, as extensive receiver Randall Cobb (sickness) and linebacker Kyle Emanuel (concussion) have been the one two gamers who weren’t at follow on Wednesday.
The Jaguars will likely be with out beginning quarterback Gardner Minshew this week because of a proper thumb harm. He missed follow on Wednesday together with working again Devine Ozigbo (hamstring).
Cornerback A.J. Bouye (concussion), cornerback Bryce Callahan (ankle), working again Phillip Lindsay (foot) and extensive receiver Diontae Spencer (shoulder) sat out of shape on Wednesday.
Large receiver Calvin Ridley (foot) was not at follow Wednesday for the Falcons, doubtlessly boosting Russell Gage’s worth in Week 9. Takk McKinley additionally missed follow with a groin concern.
Security Johnathan Abram and offensive sort out Trent Brown missed follow on Wednesday because of an sickness, whereas offensive sort out Kolton Miller sat out with an ankle harm. Rookie wideout Bryan Edwards was a restricted participant because of foot and ankle accidents.
Move rusher Joey Bosa missed follow on Wednesday because of a concussion and offensive guard Trai Turner was a restricted participant because of a groin concern.
Security Jordan Dangerfield (quadriceps), offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski (pectoral) and defensive finish Tyson Alualu (knee) have been the one Steelers that missed follow on Wednesday because of harm.
The Cowboys’ greatest concern is at quarterback, the place both Cooper Rush or Garrett Gilbert is about to start out instead of Ben DiNucci, who was, in flip, changing Andy Dalton (COVID-19), the preliminary fill-in for Dak Prescott. Already decimated by accidents, Dallas may also be with out punter Chris Jones (stomach), who’s present process surgical procedure and is about to get replaced in opposition to Pittsburgh by newly signed Hunter Niswander. On Wednesday, working again Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) and defensive finish Aldon Smith (knee) have been restricted contributors.
Regardless of a possible probability to take over Miami’s working backfield with Myles Gaskin (MCL) sidelined for a number of weeks, backup Matt Breida was a no-show at Wednesday’s follow, leaving Jordan Howard and Patrick Laird because the seemingly high RBs in Arizona. (Tuesday commerce acquisition DeAndre Washington can’t make his debut due to COVID protocols.)
Arizona working again Kenyan Drake (ankle) is progressing faster than anticipated however stays day-to-day, per coach Kliff Kingsbury, and may very well be a game-time resolution in opposition to Miami, leaving Chase Edmonds because the potential lead ball-carrier.
Saints at Buccaneers (-5)
Drew Brees popped up on the harm report with a proper shoulder harm, and he was a restricted participant on Wednesday. Star extensive receiver Michael Thomas, who has not performed since Week 1 due to a number of accidents and a suspension, figures to stay questionable for the Bucs recreation, with Emmanuel Sanders set to return from the COVID-19 listing. Defensive sort out Sheldon Rankins sat out of shape at the moment with a knee harm.
Cornerback Jamel Dean (sickness), offensive guard Ali Marpet (concussion) and defensive lineman William Gholston (reserve/COVID-19) have been the one Buccaneers who missed follow on Wednesday. Large receiver Chris Godwin was restricted with a finger harm.