Week 2 of the 2022 season is already underway. The Chiefs and Chargers got us began on Thursday and now we’ve the remaining slate — including a Monday night doubleheader — in front of us. In fact, injuries will likely be a key storyline to observe because it is every week, and there are a ton of situations across the league which can be of note.
In fact, the Steelers will likely be without star pass rusher T.J. Watt for his or her Week 2 game against the Patriots and the foreseeable future after he was placed on IR following a pectoral injury he suffered within the opener. Elsewhere across the league, the Buccaneers have some receivers who’re banged up, and there are a handful of star running backs who’ve their statuses up within the air for the time being.
With teams ending up the week of practice, they’ve released their final injury reports and rolled out game statuses for Week 2. Below, you may have the opportunity to seek out each of those reports and a breakdown of a number of the biggest injuries.
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Recent England Patriots (-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers
The largest news coming out of Recent England revolves around quarterback Mac Jones, who was taken on the injury report and carries no designation after coping with an illness and a back injury. Each player listed as questionable was a limited participant in practice on Friday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had everyone practice fully and no player has an injury designation heading into Week 2, including running back Najee Harris (foot).
For Carolina, Smith was a limited participant throughout the week but was downgraded to a DNP on Friday, so he’s trending within the improper direction heading into Week 2. Meanwhile, Smith popped up on the injury report for the primary time on Friday as a nonparticipant because of a groin injury. Nonetheless, head coach Matt Rhule told reporters that Smith is “on the positive side of questionable.” If he’s unable to go, Laviska Shenault Jr. or D.J. Moore could possibly be asked to return punts.
The NFL debut of pass rusher Thibodeaux could also be kicked out one other week because the rookie is officially listed as doubtful of Sunday’s motion against the Panthers. Thibodeaux had been limited throughout the week of practice. Meanwhile, Toney was a limited participant each Thursday and Friday.
Schweitzer is questionable to play with a hamstring issue. He didn’t practice Wednesday and Thursday, but returned as a limited participant on Friday. Curl has a likelihood to suit up after missing Week 1 because of his thumb injury. He was a limited participant all week. On Saturday, the Commanders added Allen, their Pro Bowl defensive tackle, to the injury report. He’s questionable with a groin injury.
Swift was in a position to practice for the primary time this week on Friday, albeit on a limited basis. That might seem to offer him a puncher’s likelihood of suiting up on Sunday in Detroit.
Head coach Robert Saleh had already announced that veteran quarterback Joe Flacco could be the starter on Sunday, so Wilson being ruled out officially was merely a formality. Uzomah’s status does appear to be trending within the improper direction as he didn’t participate on Friday after popping up on the injury report with a hamstring injury on Thursday.
Conklin returned to practice on Friday in a limited capability after not participating on Thursday, so he’s trending positively to finish the week.
Pittman didn’t practice Thursday or Friday because of a quad injury that popped up Wednesday. On Friday, head coach Frank Reich said he’s “optimistic Pitt will likely be tremendous,” but he’s been reportedly downgraded to out after the Colts appeared optimistic he’d play. Search for Parris Campbell and Alec Pierce to have expanded roles.
The Jaguars again had no injuries to report. No player was given a game designation.
- Buccaneers: WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) OUT; CB Zyon McCollum (hamstring), OT Donovan Smith (elbow) DOUBTFUL; WR Mike Evans (calf), RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), WR Russell Gage (hamstring), WR Julio Jones (knee), WR Breshad Perriman (knee), OT Tristan Wirfs (abdomen) QUESTIONABLE
- Saints: CB Paulson Adebo (ankle) OUT; RB Alvin Kamara (rib), WR Tre’Quan Smith (shoulder), RB Dwayne Washington (hamstring), QB Jameis Winston (back), RB Mark Ingram (ankle), CB Alontae Taylor (hip) QUESTIONABLE
Tampa Bay will likely be without Godwin for Sunday’s road matchup with the Saints after the wideout missed practice all week because of a hamstring injury. Head coach Todd Bowles said as much Friday before the injury report was released. Meanwhile, Evans did return to practice on a limited basis after missing Thursday’s session, which is a positive sign for his status.
Kamara is officially listed as questionable for Sunday, however the star running back didn’t practice on each Thursday or Friday, which indicates that he could also be a real game-time decision. As for the remainder of the questionable Saints listed on the ultimate report, each was in a position to practice on a limited basis Friday including Winston (back).
- Dolphins: TE Cethan Carter (concussion) OUT; RB Salvon Ahmed (heel), OT Terron Armstead (toe), WR Ced Wilson (toe), DE Christian Wilkins (back), TE Hunter Long (ankle) QUESTIONABLE
- Ravens: T Ronnie Stanley (ankle), WR James Proche II (groin) DOUBTFUL; RB J.K. Dobbins (knee), CB Marlon Humphrey (groin), DT Travis Jones (knee), CB Marcus Peters (knee), FB Patrick Ricard (calf), DB Brandon Stephens (quad) QUESTIONABLE
Miami has five players listed as questionable for Sunday, but all five were limited participants in practice on Friday. Armstead is someone to regulate, as quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will definitely want him within the lineup to stop pass rushers. Wilkins is an interesting case, as he appeared to have a back injury flare up through the week. He popped up on the injury report Thursday, and was a limited participant in the ultimate two practice sessions.
Dobbins was a full participant in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Week 2. When asked Friday if he’ll make his season debut, he said “we’ll see.” His full participation throughout the week would suggest that he has an excellent shot of playing. Meanwhile, Humphrey didn’t practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday and Stanley did return to practice on a limited basis, but is doubtful.
Burns is trending in the appropriate direction for Seattle, as he returned to practice as a limited participant on Friday after missing the previous two sessions. The other is true for Coleman, as he was limited on Thursday with a calf injury, but sat out Friday.
Brunskill is not going to suit up Sunday, as he didn’t practice all week because of a hamstring injury. As for Kittle, he returned as a limited participant on Friday after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, and has a likelihood to play after missing last week.
Atlanta will likely be without Williams in Week 2 after the RB missed practice all week. His absence could mean that rookie Tyler Allgeier will make his NFL debut when the Falcons tackle the Rams. Allgeier could be the backup behind Cordarrelle Patterson, who rushed for 120 yards in Week 1.
Jefferson is about to miss his second straight game with a knee injury. The Rams even have some concern on the offensive line, as Allen has already been ruled out, while Noteboom is questionable. Noteboom was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday, but Sean McVay is hopeful he’ll play. It isn’t looking good for Floyd, as he missed practice on Thursday and Friday after being limited Wednesday.
Kyler Murray will likely be without two of his wide receivers this week, as each Isabella and Moore have been ruled out with back and hamstring injuries, respectively. Mullen, Pugh, Thompson and Watt are questionable to suit up, but all 4 players were present at practice Friday as limited participants. Watt has said he hopes he will likely be on the market rushing the passer in Week 2.
For the Raiders, they will likely be missing some necessary players this week in James, Moehrig and Perryman. All three didn’t practice all week. Bolden is doubtful to play, and he didn’t practice all week either.
Britt is out Sunday because of personal reasons. Jordan is questionable with an ankle injury, although he returned to practice as a limited participant on Friday after sitting out Thursday.
Meinerz and Hamler are the 2 Broncos who is not going to suit up on Sunday, as neither practiced all week. Turner is one in all five players listed as questionable, but he appears able to return to the lineup, as he was a full participant in practice all week. As for Jewell, Gregory and the 2 Williams defenders, all 4 were not less than limited participants in practice on Friday, which is positive.
Higgins was a full participant during Friday’s practice, which is an important sign that he’s trending toward playing on Sunday in Dallas. The team did note that he was a DNP on Thursday, but that was because of a private matter.
The Cowboys will again be without Gallup, as he continues to work back from his ACL tear. Kearse is listed as questionable on the Cowboys’ official injury report, although the Dallas Morning News reports head coach Mike McCarthy has ruled him out. Quarterback Dak Prescott (thumb), left guard Connor McGovern (ankle) and defensive end Tarell Basham (thigh) have been ruled out as well.
Chicago is overall pretty healthy heading into its prime-time matchup, listing only Jones Jr. on the ultimate injury. He’s doubtful. Offensive lineman Riley Reiff (shoulder) carries no designation after being a full participant each Thursday and Friday.
The Packers are expected to bounce back in Week 2 after a disappointing loss within the season opener to the Vikings, but Aaron Rodgers will potentially must operate and not using a couple of his offensive linemen. Bakhtiari was limited on Wednesday and Friday, but sat out of shape Thursday. Jenkins returned to practice as a full participant on Friday, which seemingly bodes well for his status Sunday. Lazard, alternatively, was a limited participant in practice all week, while Runyan didn’t practice until Friday, where he was limited.
Philips had six catches and was a reliable option in his NFL debut for Ryan Tannehill. He was limited in Saturday’s practice. Hilliard had two receiving touchdowns last week, so Tennessee will likely be without its No. 2 option at running back. Trenton Cannon and Hassan Haskins are in line for the backup running back duties.
Obviously, the Bills player to observe is Davis — who was limited in practice Saturday with a surprising ankle injury. Davis popped up on the injury report on the conclusion of practice, so his status is unknown for Monday.
Booth didn’t practice all week, so the rookie cornerback being out wasn’t a surprise. Patrick Peterson missed practice for private reasons, but will play.
No players will likely be out for the Eagles within the Monday night showdown. No players were limited in Saturday’s practice.