NFL Injuries Week 3: Tracking Every Injury, Including the Latest on Austin Ekeler, Jaylen Waddle, Aaron Jones, and DeAndre Hopkins

    Who's in and who's out for Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season? Here's the injury report for this week, with updates on Austin Ekeler, Jaylen Waddle, and others.

    Injuries are an unfortunate reality of NFL life, but everyone who follows the league — fantasy football players, sports bettors, and fans of teams — wants the latest health information. In that vein, we’re tracking every NFL injury ahead of Week 3.

    Let’s review the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 3 schedule. Remember, you can always stay up-to-date on the latest injury buzz around the league with PFN’s NFL and Fantasy News Tracker.

    NFL Week 3 Injury Tracker

    Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens

    • Colts: QB Anthony Richardson, OUT (concussion); C Ryan Kelly, OUT (concussion); G Quenton Nelson, QUESTIONABLE (toe); CB Kenny Moore II, QUESTIONABLE (knee); CB Dallis Flowers, QUESTIONABLE (ankle)
    • Ravens: RB Justice Hill, OUT (toe); WR Odell Beckham Jr., OUT (ankle); OT Ronnie Stanley, OUT (knee); C Tyler Linderbaum, OUT (ankle); EDGE Odafe Oweh, OUT (ankle); CB Marlon Humphrey, OUT (foot); S Marcus Williams, OUT (pectoral)

    Colts: Richardson has officially been ruled out after suffering a concussion in Week 2. He’ll be replaced by Gardner Minshew, who completed 19 of 23 attempts for 171 yards and a touchdown after relieving Richardson against the Brown. Kelly will also sit due to a head injury, meaning Wesley French will start at center.

    Ravens: As is becoming the norm, the Ravens have a lengthy injury report. None of the seven players listed on their injury report practiced this week, and all will miss Sunday’s game.

    Hill has a toe injury but is not dealing with a long-term concern, even though he’ll miss Week 3. The Ravens added Kenyan Drake to their practice squad on Wednesday and subsequently elevated him and Melvin Gordon to play alongside Gus Edwards.

    Beckham hadn’t been expected to miss time after suffering an ankle injury last week, but he couldn’t practice this week. Stanley, Linderbaum, Humphrey, and Williams were sidelined for Week 2.

    Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns

    • Titans: WR DeAndre Hopkins, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); WR Kearis Jackson, OUT (ankle); G Peter Skoronski, OUT (abdomen); EDGE Denico Autry, QUESTIONABLE (foot); CB Anthony Kendall, QUESTIONABLE (hip)
    • Browns: OT James Hudson, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); CB Greg Newsome II, OUT (elbow)

    Titans: Hopkins appeared to be trending in the wrong direction. He got in a full practice on Wednesday, was limited on Thursday, then failed to participate on Friday. Hopkins said he will travel to Cleveland and believes he has a chance to play in Week 3. Jordan Schultz of the Score reported Saturday that Hopkins will indeed suit up on Sunday.

    Derrick Henry (toe) was limited on Wednesday and didn’t practice on Thursday, but he’s fully expected to play on Sunday after getting in a full session on Friday. The Titans are likely managing his workload, similar to how they did in 2022.

    Skoronski, the Titans’ first-round pick in April, couldn’t play in Week 2 after undergoing an appendectomy and will also be sidelined for Week 3. Dillon Radunz is expected to start at left guard instead.

    Browns: The Browns got banged up in a brutal Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which cost them Nick Chubb.

    Amari Cooper (groin/shoulder) didn’t practice on Wednesday and was limited for the rest of the week, but he doesn’t have an injury status heading into Sunday’s game. Newsome went down on Monday but eventually returned to the game. Still, he’s already been ruled out for Week 3.

    Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions

    • Falcons: RB Cordarrelle Patterson, QUESTIONABLE (thigh); CB Jeff Okudah, QUESTIONABLE (foot)
    • Lions: RB David Montgomery, DOUBTFUL (thigh); WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, QUESTIONABLE (toe); WR Josh Reynolds, QUESTIONABLE (groin); OT Taylor Decker, OUT (ankle); G Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OUT (knee); CB Emmanuel Moseley, OUT (knee/hamstring); S Kerby Joseph, OUT (hip)

    Falcons: Patterson got in full practices ahead of Week 2 but was inactive on Sunday. This week, he practiced Wednesday, sat out Thursday, then practiced Friday before garnering a questionable tag for Week 3.

    Lions: Montgomery went down with a thigh injury in Week 2 and didn’t practice this week. If he can’t play against the Falcons, first-round rookie Jahmyr Gibbs would take on a much more significant role, while Craig Reynolds and Zonovan Knight could also mix in. Dan Campell said Friday that Montgomery is “improving,” but his doubtful tag tells the real story.

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    St. Brown was in and out of Detroit’s lineup in Week 3 while dealing with cramping and didn’t practice on Wednesday due to a toe injury. He returned on Thursday and indicated he would be available for Week 3. ASRB also said he’s not suffering from turf toe and doesn’t expect his injury to be a season-long concern.

    Meanwhile, the Lions will be without Vaitai and Decker up front. Penei Sewell will play left tackle for the second straight game (with Matt Nelson replacing Sewell at RT), while Graham Glasgow will handle right guard in place of Vaitai.

    New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers

    • Saints: TE Foster Moreau, OUT (ankle); CB Paulson Adebo, OUT (hamstring); S Ugo Amadi, QUESTIONABLE (knee)
    • Packers: RB Aaron Jones, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); WR Christian Watson, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); OT David Bakhtiari, QUESTIONABLE (knee); G Elgton Jenkins, OUT (MCL sprain); EDGE Lukas Van Ness, QUESTIONABLE (elbow); CB Jaire Alexander, QUESTIONABLE (back); S Zayne Anderson, OUT (hamstring)

    Saints: New Orleans will be without Jamaal Williams (hamstring) for at least the next four games after placing the veteran running back on injured reserve on Saturday. Fortunately, third-round rookie RB Kendre Miller — who hasn’t played in 2023 thanks to his own hamstring issue — practiced fully all week and will make his NFL debut on Sunday.

    On defense, Adebo got injured in practice this week and won’t be available against the Packers. Alontae Taylor could replace him outside in base packages, but Taylor has been moving to the slot in nickel, so New Orleans might need to reconfigure its secondary. Isaac Yiadom could play outside if the Saints don’t want to shift Taylor.

    Packers: In Green Bay, Jones didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice after missing Week 2, but he was seen on the field on Thursday and Friday. Watson, who hasn’t played yet this season, returned to practice on Wednesday but was given a scheduled rest day on Thursday. He returned for Friday’s session.

    Bakhtiari experienced swelling in his knee before Green Bay’s Week 2 and was forced to sit, as Matt LaFleur explained earlier this week. Contrary to speculation, Bakhtiari would have been inactive whether the Packers played on turf or grass last week. Jenkins is expected to miss time, but Green Bay hasn’t yet placed him on injured reserve.

    Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

    • Texans: OT Laremy Tunsil, OUT (knee); LB Denzel Perryman, OUT (hand/wrist); CB Tavierre Thomas, OUT (hand); S Jalen Pitre, OUT (chest); CB Derek Stingley Jr., OUT (hamstring)
    • Jaguars: WR Zay Jones, OUT (knee); EDGE Josh Allen, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); DT Folorunso Fatukasi, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); S Andrew Wingard, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); S Antonio Johnson, OUT (hamstring)

    Texans: Houston’s secondary will see Jimmie Ward’s return on Sunday, but they’ll be without Thomas, Pitre, and Derek Stingley Jr., who will miss six to eight weeks after being placed on injured reserve on Saturday.

    After initially being listed as questionable, Tunsil was downgraded to out on Saturday and didn’t travel to Jacksonville. The Texans will face the Jaguars with just one offensive lineman — right guard Shaq Mason — who entered the season as a projected starter.

    Jaguars: Jones couldn’t practice this week after suffering a knee injury in Week 2 and won’t be able to play on Sunday. Christian Kirk should see more time in two-WR sets, while Tim Jones will likely be on the field in “11” personnel.

    Denver Broncos at Miami Dolphins

    • Broncos: EDGE Frank Clark, OUT (hip); DT Mike Purcell, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); S Justin Simmons, OUT (hip)
    • Dolphins: RB Salvon Ahmed, DOUBTFUL (groin); WR Jaylen Waddle, OUT (concussion); TE Tyler Kroft, QUESTIONABLE (back); TE Julian Hill, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); OT Terron Armstead, QUESTIONABLE (back/ankle/knee); EDGE Jaelan Phillips, QUESTIONABLE (back); DT Raekwon Davis, QUESTIONABLE (wrist); DB Elijah Campbell, QUESTIONABLE (knee)

    Broncos: Clark was always expected to miss time, but the Broncos can hardly afford to lose Simmons in the back end with Waddle and Hill coming to town in Week 3. He didn’t practice this week and won’t be able to suit up on Sunday.

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    Dolphins: Miami officially ruled Waddle out on Saturday while elevating fellow WR Robbie Chosen from its practice squad. Waddle failed to practice Wednesday or Thursday before returning for a limited Friday session despite not having cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol.

    Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel also said he’s “optimistic” that Armstead and Phillips can suit up in Week 3. Armstead, yet to make his 2023 debut, was limited on Friday, but Phillips managed a full practice.

    Los Angeles Chargers at Minnesota Vikings

    • Chargers: RB Austin Ekeler, OUT (ankle); EDGE Joey Bosa, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); EDGE Chris Rumph, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); DT Christopher Hinton, QUESTIONABLE (back); LB Eric Kendricks, OUT (hamstring; LBB Daiyan Henley, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring)
    • Vikings: C Garrett Bradbury, QUESTIONABLE (back); EDGE Marcus Davenport, OUT (ankle)

    Chargers: Ekeler’s ankle injury forced him to sit out of Week 2, and he won’t play in Week 3 after failing to practice all week. With Ekeler sidelined again, Joshua Kelley should see another full complement of snaps as his replacement.

    On defense, Bosa went from limited on Wednesday to DNPs on Thursday and Friday, a bad sign for his Sunday availability. Kendricks won’t get to play in a revenge game against Minnesota.

    Vikings: Davenport, who’s played just four snaps this season, couldn’t practice this week and will miss Week 3. Bradbury was able to practice on Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday, suggesting he could be available for Sunday. Left tackle Christian Darrisaw — who was active but didn’t play in Week 2 — does not have an injury designation.

    New England Patriots at New York Jets

    • Patriots: G Mike Onwenu, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); G Cole Strange, QUESTIONABLE (knee); G Sidy Sow, OUT (concussion); DT Christian Barmore, QUESTIONABLE (knee); CB Jonathan Jones, OUT (ankle)
    • Jets: OL Wes Schweitzer, OUT (concussion); EDGE John Franklin-Myers, QUESTIONABLE (hip); S Tony Adams, OUT (hamstring); K Greg Zuerlein, QUESTIONABLE (groin)

    Patriots: Cornerback Marcus Jones injured his shoulder against the Dolphins on Sunday night and was sent to injured reserve on Friday, meaning he’ll miss at least four games. Jonathan Jones was downgraded to out on Saturday, leaving the Patriots with Christian Gonzalez, Myles Bryant, Shaun Wade, Ameer Speed, and hybrid defender Jalen Mills at cornerback.

    Fortunately, Trent Brown and DeVante Parker were removed from New England’s injury report on Friday. Brown will help steady the club’s offensive line, while Onwenu and Strange appear set to play in Week 3, when the Patriots’ OL is set to be as healthy as it’s been all year.

    Jets: Breece Hall was limited this week but doesn’t have an injury designation for Sunday. The Jets will continue to manage his reps during the week as he works his back from a 2022 ACL injury.

    Head coach Robert Saleh seemed to think Duane Brown would be able to play this week, but New York downgraded the veteran left tackle to out on Saturday before placing him on injured reserve. He’ll miss at least the next four games with a hip injury.

    Saleh and Jets offensive line coach Keith Carter said this week they wouldn’t move Mekhi Becton from right tackle to left tackle, but the club seems likely to alter that approach now that Brown will be sidelined for a month at minimum. If New York decides not to shift Becton, Billy Turner — who hasn’t played more than 50 snaps at left tackle since 2020 — could guard Zach Wilson’s blindside.

    Franklin-Myers should be able to play after getting in a full practice on Friday. Head coach The Jets ruled out Adams on Friday, meaning Jordan Whitehead and Adrian Amos will comprise New York’s safety duo in Week 3.

    Buffalo Bills at Washington Commanders

    • Bills: No injuries of note
    • Commanders: TE Logan Thomas, OUT (concussion)

    Bills: Tight end Dawson Knox couldn’t practice early in the week but returned on Friday. No Buffalo player will carry an injury status into Week 3.

    Commanders: In Washington, Thomas hasn’t practiced this week after suffering a concussion in Week 2. and has officially been ruled out. Fellow tight ends John Bates and Cole Turner are set for increased usage.

    Meanwhile, Samuel and Curl both have flu-like symptoms. They seem likely to play Sunday, as head coach Ron Rivera said both players would be “probable” if the NFL still used that injury designation.

    Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks

    • Panthers: QB Bryce Young, OUT (ankle); EDGE Justin Houston, QUESTIONABLE (calf)
    • Seahawks: RB DeeJay Dallas, QUESTIONABLE (illness); WR DK Metcalf, QUESTIONABLE (ribs); TE Will Dissly, DOUBTFUL (shoulder); OT Charles Cross, OUT (toe); G Phil Haynes, QUESTIONABLE (calf); DT Jarran Reed, QUESTIONABLE (groin); CB Riq Woolen, DOUBTFUL (chest); CB Coby Bryant, OUT (toe); S Jamal Adams, QUESTIONABLE (knee); S Quandre Diggs, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring; S Julian Love, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring)

    Panthers: Young couldn’t practice this week after suffering an ankle injury, so veteran backup Andy Dalton will start against the Seahawks. Young is dealing with a one-to-week injury, per head coach Frank Reich.

    The Panthers also signed Jake Luton — who was with the club this summer — to their practice squad on Wednesday and elevated him to their active roster on Saturday.

    Seahawks: Metcalf’s rib injury is not considered serious and will not keep him out of Sunday’s game. The same can’t be said for Cross, who will miss his second consecutive game at left tackle.

    Seattle has concerns in the secondary. Bryant won’t play, Woolen is doubtful, and Adams may need at least one more week before returning. With Love and Diggs also questionable, the Seahawks’ defensive backfield could be without several key contributors in Week 3.

    Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals

    • Cowboys: OT Tyron Smith, QUESTIONABLE (knee); Zack Martin, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); C Tyler Biadasz, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring)
    • Cardinals: DT Leki Fotu, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); LB Josh Woods, OUT (ankle)

    Cowboys: Brandin Cooks returned to a full practice on Thursday, but that was just about the only positive news to come out of yesterday’s session in Dallas.

    Trevon Diggs, who had turned himself into one of the NFL’s best corners in recent years, suffered a knee injury during practice on Thursday. An MRI confirmed he went down with a season-ending ACL injury, and he’s since been placed on injured reserve.

    The Cowboys plan to move DaRon Bland from the slot to outside corner to replace Diggs. Jourdan Lewis will play inside in sub packages.

    Dallas may also have to reshuffle its offensive line if Martin, Biadasz, or Smith can’t play on Sunday. While Martin and Biadasz seem likely to be available for Week 3, Smith wasn’t added to the Cowboys’ injury report until Saturday, complicating his status.

    Cardinals: Arizona has a relatively clean injury report heading into their Week 3 game against the Cowboys. Woods won’t play on Sunday, while the Cardinals will also be without defensive tackle Carlos Watkins, sent to IR on Saturday with a biceps injury.

    Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs

    • Bears: G Nate Davis, QUESTIONABLE (personal); S Eddie Jackson, OUT (foot)
    • Chiefs: RB Isiah Pacheco, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); WR Kadarius Toney, QUESTIONABLE (toe); LB Nick Bolton, OUT (ankle); LB Willie Gay Jr., QUESTIONABLE (quad)

    Bears: Jackson’s foot injury is a real concern, as the veteran safety didn’t practice all week. Davis returned to practice on Friday following a death in his family and appears likely to suit up on Sunday.

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    Chiefs: Pacheco dealt with hand and labrum issues throughout the summer, but his hamstring injury is new. He didn’t practice on Wednesday but returned to a limited practice on Thursday, along with Gay. Pacheco is expected to play in Week 3 after posting a productive workout on Saturday, per Schultz.

    Toney didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday but returned on Friday for a limited session. He will play against the Bears “barring anything unexpected,” as Schultz reported. Bolton couldn’t practice this week and will be replaced by Drue Tranquill at middle linebacker.

    Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders (SNF)

    • Steelers: WR Gunner Olszewski, OUT (concussion)
    • Raiders: EDGE Tyree Wilson, QUESTIONABLE (illness)

    Steelers: Pittsburgh played a nasty AFC North game against the Browns on Monday night, but Olszewski is the only player with an injury designation for Sunday night. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who departed MNF with a chest injury, is good to go for Week 3.

    Raiders: In Las Vegas, Jakobi Meyers missed Week 2 with a concussion but was back on the practice field this week. Davante Adams, evaluated for a concussion in Week 2, was a full practice participant.

    While Wilson is technically questionable, Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said the first-round rookie will play on Sunday.

    Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (MNF)

    • Eagles: RB Boston Scott, OUT (concussion); WR Quez Watkins, OUT (hamstring)
    • Buccaneers: G Cody Mauch, QUESTIONABLE (back); LB Devin White, QUESTIONABLE (groin); LB SirVocea Dennis, OUT (hamstring); DT Vita Vea, QUESTIONABLE(pectoral); DT Calijah Kancey, OUT (calf); CB Carlton Davis, QUESTIONABLE (toe)

    Eagles: Scott managed limited practices on Friday and Saturday but still couldn’t get cleared for Monday night’s game. The Eagles will have D’Andre Swift, Kenneth Gainwell, and Rashaad Penny active in their backfield.

    Watkins didn’t practice this week. His absence will allow Olamide Zaccheaus to handle full-time duty in the slot.

    Buccaneers: The Buccaneers are relatively healthy on both sides of the ball. Dennis and Kancey won’t play after failing to practice this week, but Mauch, White, Vea, and Davis got in limited sessions.

    Los Angeles Rams at Cincinnati Bengals (MNF)

    • Rams: WR Puka Nacua, QUESTIONABLE (oblique)
    • Bengals: QB Joe Burrow, QUESTIONABLE (calf); TE Irv Smith Jr., DOUBTFUL (hamstring;)

    Rams: Nacua is battling the same oblique injury that forced him away from practice a week ago. But the rookie wide receiver still received 20 targets in L.A.’s Week 2 matchup and is expected to be available on Monday.

    Bengals: Burrow was upgraded from DNP to limited on Friday and Saturday, but it’s still unclear if he’ll be able to play on Monday night after reaggravating his calf injury in Week 2. Asked Saturday if he thinks Burrow will suit up, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said, “We’ll see.”

    Burrow’s teammates expect him to be inactive for Week 3, a league source tells PFN’s Jay Morrison.

    Jake Browning will start if Burrow can’t go, while the Bengals also have Reid Sinnett and 2014 draft pick A.J. McCarron — added on Saturday — on their practice squad.

    Smith had a lengthy injury history over four seasons with the Vikings before coming to Cincinnati this offseason. The former second-round pick appeared in just eight games in Minnesota from 2021-22. Drew Sample should draw the start at tight end for the Bengals.

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