NFL Injuries Week 4: Tracking Every Injury, Including the Latest on Austin Ekeler, Saquon Barkley, Deebo Samuel, and Miles Sanders

Who's in and who's out for Week 4 of the 2023 NFL season? Here's the injury report for this week, with updates on Austin Ekeler, Saquon Barkley, 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 4.

Let’s review the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 4 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.

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NFL Week 4 Injury Tracker

Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Falcons: RB Cordarrelle Patterson, QUESTIONABLE (thigh); WR Josh Ali, OUT (ankle)
  • Jaguars: WR Zay Jones, OUT (knee); WR Jamal Agnew, QUESTIONABLE (quad); OT Anton Harrison, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); DT Folorunso Fatukasi, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); LB Devin Lloyd, OUT (thumb); S Antonio Johnson, OUT (hamstring)

Falcons: Atlanta remains one of the healthiest teams in the league heading into Week 4. Patterson was questionable for Week 3 following a limited Friday practice and was ultimately inactive for the Falcons’ game against the Lions. He’s been limited this week, as well.

Jaguars: Jones hasn’t been on the field since suffering a knee injury in Week 2. Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Jones was a “long shot” to play against the Falcons in London, and he was officially ruled out on Friday.

After a limited practice, Agnew was added to Jacksonville’s injury report Thursday and will be a game-time decision. Meanwhile, Lloyd won’t even travel across the pond after undergoing thumb surgery. Jacksonville hopes he can return in Week 6.

Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills

  • Dolphins: RB Salvon Ahmed, QUESTIONABLE (groin); OT Terron Armstead, QUESTIONABLE (back/ankle/knee); C Connor Williams, QUESTIONABLE (groin); EDGE Jaelan Phillips, OUT (oblique); S DeShon Elliott, QUESTIONABLE (ankle/groin)
  • Bills: S Jordan Poyer, OUT (knee)

Dolphins: Miami put up 70 points on the Denver Broncos without Jaylen Waddle in the lineup, but they’ll be pleased to get their WR2 back against the Bills on Sunday. Waddle practiced on Wednesday before clearing the NFL’s concussion protocol on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Ahmed is “progressing,” per head coach Mike McDaniel, but it’s unclear whether he’ll face Buffalo after missing Week 3.

The Dolphins also placed two wide receivers on injured lists on Friday. River Cracraft is heading to injured reserve, while Erik Ekuzanma will be put on the non-football injury list.

Bills: Poyer was listed with the same injury heading into Week 3 but played without limitation. However, he did not practice for a second straight day on Thursday and was officially ruled out on Friday. His absence could allow Damar Hamlin to be active for the first time this season.

Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears

  • Broncos: EDGE Frank Clark, OUT (hip): DT Mike Purcell, OUT (ribs); LB Josey Jewell, OUT (hip); S Justin Simmons, QUESTIONABLE (hip)
  • Bears: RB Travis Homer, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); CB Jaylon Johnson, OUT (hamstring); S Eddie Jackson, OUT (foot)

Broncos: After practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, Jerry Jeudy (knee) was upgraded to a full practice on Friday. He won’t carry an injury designation into Week 4.

Simmons, who missed Week 3 and has been limited this week, said he’s “trying (his) best to get out there” on Sunday.

Clark, Purcell, and Jewell failed to practice this week. Clark was supposed to miss “a couple of weeks” after going down in Week 1. Purcell was questionable in Week 3 with an ankle injury — he suffered a new rib injury during the game but ultimately returned. Jewell was always going to be “hard-pressed” to suit up against the Bears after injuring his groin on Sunday.

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Bears: Chicago will be without 60% of its starting secondary against Denver in Week 4. Johnson and Jackson won’t be able to play on Sunday — neither will Josh Blackwell, who was filling in for injured slot CB Kyler Gordon but has now joined him on IR with a hamstring injury.

The Bears got torched for 303 passing yards by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs last week, even though Mahomes left the game after the K.C.’s first drive of the second half.

Can they contain Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, and Marvin Mims Jr. with backups Jaylon Johnson, Terrell Smith, Greg Stroman Jr., and Elijah Hicks handling expanded roles?

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

  • Ravens: RB Justice Hill, QUESTIONABLE (foot); WR Odell Beckham Jr., OUT (ankle); WR Rashod Bateman, OUT (hamstring); OT Ronnie Stanley, DOUBTFUL (knee); C Tyler Linderbaum, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); EDGE Odafe Oweh, OUT (ankle); EDGE David Ojabo, OUT (ankle/knee); CB Marlon Humphrey, OUT (foot); S Kyle Hamilton, QUESTIONABLE (back); S Marcus Williams, QUESTIONABLE (pectoral)
  • Browns: QB Deshaun Watson, QUESTIONABLE (right shoulder)

Ravens: Baltimore’s injury issues seem to be never-ending. Beckham will miss his second straight game, while his and Bateman’s absences should allow Nelson Agholor and Devin Duvernay to get more involved in the team’s passing attack alongside Zay Flowers.

Oweh and Ojabo will be sidelined, depriving the Ravens of their two top pass rushers against the Browns. Meanwhile, Baltimore can’t afford to be without any offensive lineman against Cleveland’s terrifying front, but Linderbaum and Stanley’s statuses are still up in the air.

Thankfully, the Ravens did get some good news this week. Gus Edwards practiced fully all week and will play on Sunday after suffering a concussion in Week 3. And Williams got in full practices to end the week and looks set to suit up on Sunday despite reports initially suggesting he could miss the rest of the season with his pectoral issue.

Browns: Watson has only thrown a few passes during this week’s practice after taking a brutal hit in Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans.

While the Browns have remained optimistic about his status, it’s unclear if Watson will be able to play in Week 4 after being listed as questionable. For his part, Watson told reporters he expects to face Baltimore. Cleveland will start fifth-round rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson if Watson can’t go.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said Hunt is expected to play on Sunday even though he didn’t practice to begin the week. He was a limited participant on Thursday.

Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans

  • Bengals: TE Irv Smith, OUT (hamstring); LB Akeem Davis-Gaither, QUESTIONABLE (knee)
  • Titans: WR Treylon Burks, OUT (knee); G Peter Skoronski, OUT (abdomen); DL Denico Autry, QUESTIONABLE (groin); DT Teair Tart, QUESTIONABLE (knee); LB Luke Gifford, OUT (quad); DB Elijah Molden, OUT (hamstring)

Bengals: Joe Burrow, who suited up for Week 3 while dealing with a calf injury, has been a full practice participant all week.

Smith was officially ruled out on Friday. Drew Sample and Tunner Hudson will share tight end duties with Smith sidelined for the second straight week. The Bengals also placed rookie wide receiver/return man on injured reserve on Friday, meaning he’ll miss at least four weeks with a thumb injury.

Titans: Derrick Henry and DeAndre Hopkins practiced fully on Friday after coming into the week with injuries. Neither veteran will carry an injury designation heading into Sunday’s game.

Burks has been dealing with a minor knee issue all season but wasn’t listed on Tennessee’s injury report last week. He did not practice Thursday or Friday and has been ruled out for Week 4. However, head coach Mike Vrabel suggested Burks shouldn’t be sidelined long.

Skoronski has already missed two weeks after undergoing an appendectomy. Tart was listed on the Titans’ injury report last week but ultimately played.

Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts

  • Rams: WR Ben Skowronek, QUESTIONABLE (Achilles); TE Tyler Higbee, QUESTIONABLE (Achilles); OT Alaric Jackson, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); S John Johnson III, QUESTIONABLE (face)
  • Colts: QB Sam Ehlinger, QUESTIONABLE (right shoulder); OT Bernhard Raimann, OUT (concussion); G Quenton Nelson, QUESTIONABLE (toe); C Ryan Kelly, OUT (concussion); DT DeForest Buckner, QUESTIONABLE (groin)

Rams: Skowronek and the newly extended Higbee managed limited sessions on Friday after failing to practice earlier in the week. Jackson hasn’t practiced this week. If he can’t play in Week 4, Los Angeles could either re-deploy Zach Thomas (who struggled mightily against the Bengals on Monday night) or shift Joe Noteboom from guard to tackle.

Colts: Anthony Richardson missed Indianapolis’ overtime win against the Ravens while dealing with a concussion but returned to practice on Wednesday. Richardson is handling his full complement of reps at practice and will start against the Rams in Week 4.

The Colts are dealing with a potentially troubling situation up front, where their starting left tackle and center have already been ruled out — not exactly what Indy wants with Aaron Donald on tap. Nelson, who’s been listed as questionable before playing in each of the past two weeks, is expected to be available.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

  • Buccaneers: DT Vita Vea, QUESTIONABLE (pectoral); DT Calijah Kancey, OUT (calf); LB Devin White, QUESTIONABLE (foot); LB SirVocea Dennis, OUT (hamstring); Carlton Davis, QUESTIONABLE (toe); CB Jamel Dean, OUT (neck/shoulder); CB Derrek Pitts, OUT (hamstring)
  • Saints: QB Derek Carr, QUESTIONABLE (right shoulder); TE Foster Moreau, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); C Cesar Ruiz, OUT (concussion); CB Paulson Adebo, OUT (hamstring); S Jordan Howden, OUT (finger)

Buccaneers: Kancey and Dennis missed Week 3, while Dean got banged up in Tampa Bay’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Dean won’t be available against the Saints, but Davis is expected to return to the Buccaneers’ secondary after missing the past two games.

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Saints: Although Carr initially faced a multi-week return timetable after injuring his AC joint in Week 3, he’s officially questionable for Sunday’s game. Reports from Friday’s practice suggested Carr looked healthy to play against the Buccaneers after missing Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions.

If Carr ultimately sits out, the Saints would turn to Jameis Winston, who earned starts for the club in each of the past two seasons before injuries set in.

Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles

  • Commanders: RB Chris Rodriguez Jr., OUT (illness); S Percy Butler, QUESTIONABLE (limited)
  • Eagles: WR Quez Watkins, OUT (hamstring); S Sydney Brown, OUT (hamstring); S Justin Evans, QUESTIONABLE (neck)

Commanders: Rodriguez was downgraded to DNP on Thursday, while Butler has been limited this week. Tight end Logan Thomas missed last week’s game with a concussion but expects to play against the Eagles in Week 4.

Eagles: Watkins didn’t play in Philadelphia’s Monday night win over the Buccaneers but was elevated to a limited participant Thursday. Olmaide Zaccheaus will handle slot duties again in Week 4.

Brown won’t play against Washington, but Evans looks ready after getting a limited practice in on Friday. Evans and Reed Blankenship should start in the back end, with Terrell Edmunds available if Evans re-injures himself.

Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers

  • Vikings: QB Jaren Hall, QUESTIONABLE (personal); C Garrett Bradbury, QUESTIONABLE (back); EDGE Marcus Davenport, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); S Lewis Cine, OUT (hamstring)
  • Panthers: RB Miles Sanders, QUESTIONABLE (groin); WR Jonathan Mingo, QUESTIONABLE (concussion); LB Frankie Luvu, QUESTIONABLE (hip); S Xavier Woods, OUT (hamstring)

Vikings: Davenport, whom the Vikings signed to a one-year, $13 million this offseason, has played just four snaps in 2023. He went from DNP, to limited, to a full practice from Wednesday to Friday.

Bradbury played seven snaps in Week 1 before going down with a back injury. His limited practice participation this week is a positive indicator of his Week 4 availability.

Panthers: Bryce Young (ankle) returned to a full practice on Wednesday after missing Week 3 with an ankle injury. He will start on Sunday after veteran Andy Dalton led Carolina’s offense last week.

Sanders didn’t practice Friday after limited sessions earlier in the week. He’s been nursing a groin injury all season but hasn’t missed any games.

Head coach Frank Reich is “optimistic” Sanders will be available in Week 4. If Sanders can’t play against the Vikings, Chuba Hubbard will become the Panthers’ top running back, with Rasheem Blackshear also in the mix.

Mingo has put in limited sessions this week after suffering a concussion in Week 4. Luvu is refusing to rule himself out for Sunday and was elevated to a limited participant on Thursday, while Woods is expected to miss “extended time” and seems like a candidate for injured reserve.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans

  • Steelers: G James Daniels, OUT (groin); P Pressley Harvin III, OUT (hamstring)
  • Texans: OT Laremy Tunsil, OUT (thumb); C Michael Delter, QUESTIONABLE (chest); G Josh Jones, OUT (hand); LB Denzel Perryman, OUT (hand/wrist); CB Tavierre Thomas, OUT (hand)

Steelers: Head coach Mike Tomlin suggested earlier this week that many of Pittsburgh’s injury issues would eventually become “nonfactors,” and it looks like he was correct. Nate Herbig will replace Daniels at right guard, while the Steelers will elevate Brad Wing from their practice to handle punting duties on Sunday.

Texans: Tunsil has missed Houston’s last two games and will be sidelined for Week 4. Jones had filled in for Tunsil over the past two weeks but will also miss Sunday’s game with his own injury.

The Texans are down to third-stringers at left tackle, left guard, center, and right tackle. That’s not ideal with T.J. Watt, Alex Highsmith, and Cameron Heyward up next.

Houston received at least some good news this week, as Jalen Pitre returned to practice for the first time since going down in Week 1. The 2022 second-round pick was a full go on Thursday and Friday and looks like he’ll be able to play against the Steelers.

Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

  • Raiders: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, QUESTIONABLE (concussion); EDGE Maxx Crosby, QUESTIONABLE (knee); EDGE Malcolm Koonce, QUESTIONABLE (groin); LB Curtis Bolton, OUT (knee); CB Nate Hobbs, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); S Roderic Teamer, QUESTIONABLE (Achilles)
  • Chargers: RB Austin Ekeler, DOUBTFUL (ankle); EDGE Joey Bosa, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring/toe); CB Deane Leonard, DOUBTFUL (hamstring); S Derwin James, DOUBTFUL (hamstring); S Alohi Gilman, QUESTIONABLE (heel); S JT Woods, OUT (illness)

Raiders: Garoppolo was still in the league’s concussion protocol as of Friday afternoon, but he managed limited practice sessions on Thursday and Friday. Las Vegas thinks Garoppolo will be able to play against Los Angeles, but he’s listed as questionable for Week 4.

Crosby sandwiched a Thursday DNP with limited practices on Wednesday and Friday. Hobbs may have picked up an injury late in the week, as he wasn’t on the Raiders’ report until Friday’s limited session.

Chargers: Ekeler has missed the Chargers’ past two games after suffering an ankle injury in Week 1, but he’s managed limited sessions all week. Still, he’s likely to sit out Week 4 after drawing a doubtful tag. Ekeler will probably return after Los Angeles’ Week 5 bye.

With Joshua Kelley as its RB1, L.A. has posted the NFL’s worst rushing success rate (22.9%) over the past two weeks. In Week 4, the Bolts will face a Raiders defense allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs.

Los Angeles will also be without center Corey Linsley for at least four games. The club will place him on injured reserve on Saturday as he deals with a “non-emergent” heart issue. Will Clapp is Linsley’s direct backup.

The Chargers are facing a safety crisis, which is a problem with Davante Adams coming to town. James and Woods have already been ruled out, leaving Gilman and Raheem Layne as Los Angeles’ remaining safeties. Gilman is questionable but returned to practice on Friday.

New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys

  • Patriots: G Cole Strange, QUESTIONABLE (knee); DT Christian Barmore, QUESTIONABLE (knee); DT Davon Godchaux, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); CB Jonathan Jones, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); CB Shaun Wade, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder)
  • Cowboys: TE Peyton Hendershot, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); OT Tyron Smith, OUT (knee); G Zack Martin, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); C Tyler Biadasz, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring)

Patriots: Strange and Barmore played in Week 3, but Jones was sidelined. Godchaux picked up an ankle issue against the New York Jets on Sunday, while Wade must been injured in practice. All five injured players were limited on Friday.

Cowboys: Martin and Biadasz were inactive for the Cowboys’ shocking Week 3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Smith was active and even served as a pre-game captain during the coin toss, but the veteran left tackle didn’t play on Sunday.

Smith has been ruled out for Week 4. Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Martin and Biadasz are “making a lot of progress” and participated in the club’s mock game today. The Cowboys remain “optimistic” that both interior linemen will be available against the Patriots.

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers

  • Cardinals: RB Keaontay Ingram, QUESTIONABLE (neck); WR Marquise Brown, QUESTIONABLE (thumb); OT Paris Johnson Jr., QUESTIONABLE (ankle); EDGE Jonathan Ledbetter, OUT (finger); LB Krys Barnes, QUESTIONABLE (finger); LB Josh Woods, OUT (ankle)
  • 49ers: RB Elijah Mitchell, QUESTIONABLE (knee); WR Deebo Samuel, QUESTIONABLE (ribs/knee); WR Jauan Jennings, DOUBTFUL (shin); LB Dre Greenlaw, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, QUESTIONABLE (ankle)

Cardinals: Arizona head coach Jonathan Gannon suggested Friday that Ingram and Brown could be game-time decisions against the 49ers. Undrafted free agent Emari Demercado would profile as James Conner’s backup if Ingram sits. Brown’s absence would open more opportunities for fellow wideouts Michael Wilson, Rondale Moore, Zach Pascal, and Greg Dortch.

Johnson popped up on Friday’s injury report after not being listed earlier in the week. Veteran Kelvin Beachum will replace the 2023 first-round pick if he can’t play in Week 4.

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49ers: Samuel didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday after getting banged up in San Francisco’s Week 3 victory over the New York Giants. On Friday, he was spotted in uniform but didn’t have his helmet during the early part of the 49ers’ practice.

Brandon Aiyuk, sidelined by a shoulder issue in Week 3, has no status for Sunday’s game and should be ready to go.

Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets (SNF)

  • Chiefs: LB Nick Bolton, OUT (ankle); CB Jaylen Watson, OUT (shoulder)
  • Jets: OL Wes Schweitzer, OUT (concussion); S Tony Adams, OUT (hamstring)

Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, who injured his ankle near the end of the second quarter on Sunday, was listed as a full participant on Wednesday and Thursday and appears ready to play against the Jets in Week 3. He suggested he would have completed the Chiefs’ game against the Bears had the score been more competitive.

Bolton couldn’t play in Week 2 and was replaced by Drue Tranquill. Watson suffered an injury during practice this week — his absence will open more snaps for Joshua Williams and Chamarri Conner.

Jets: Schweitzer and Adams missed Week 3 and couldn’t practice this week. Adrian Amos and Jordan Whitehead will continue to handle the Jets’ safety spots.

Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants (MNF)

  • Seahawks: TE Will Dissly (shoulder); OT Charles Cross (toe); G Phil Haynes (calf); C Evan Brown (quadricep); EDGE Derick Hall (knee); DT Dre’Mont Jones (hip); CB Coby Bryant (toe); CB Tre Brown (concussion); CB Artie Burns (hamstring); S Quandre Diggs (hamstring); S Julian Love (hamstring)
  • Giants: RB Saquon Barkley, DOUBTFUL (ankle); OT Andrew Thomas, OUT (hamstring)

Seahawks: Seattle saw six players miss practice on Friday: Cross, Hall, Jones, Bryant, Brown, and Burns. Cross, the Seahawks’ left tackle and probably the most critical of the injured Seattle players, hasn’t played since going down in Week 1.

On the positive side, DK Metcalf managed a full practice after being limited with a rib injury on Thursday. Cornerback Riq Woolen (missed Week 3) and safety Jamal Adams (missed Weeks 2 and 3) also practiced fully, suggesting they’re on track to play Sunday.

Giants: Barkley was on the practice field Thursday and Friday in a limited capacity, his first time on the field since going down with an ankle sprain in Week 2. Matt Breida will replace Barkley if he can’t play on Sunday.

Thomas was limited on Thursday but was downgraded to DNP on Friday, a troubling sign for his Week 4 availability. If Thomas missed his third straight game, Joshua Ezeudu would step in at left tackle again.

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