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NFL Week 3 injuries: Browns’ Jadeveon Clowney out vs. Steelers; Chargers’ Justin Herbert limited in practice


Two weeks into the 2022 NFL regular season and injuries are starting to rear their ugly head. Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz suffered a PCL injury on Sunday, the Denver Broncos saw two former Alabama stars in cornerback Pat Surtain II and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy go down with shoulder and rib injuries, respectively, and the Indianapolis Colts have some banged-up wideouts.

Below, we’ll break down the midweek injury reports, and the ultimate injury report for Thursday night’s matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.  

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Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (-4.5)

There have been just two players listed on the Steelers’ Week 3 injury report, but neither carried a game designation. Linebacker Devin Bush was limited on Monday with a foot injury, but returned as a full participant Tuesday and Wednesday. Star safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was added to the injury report on Wednesday as a limited participant with lower leg cramps, but he is anticipated to play. 

Clowney was the one Brown given a game designation on their Week 3 injury report, as he is not going to play Thursday night as a result of an ankle injury. Nonetheless, offensive linemen Jack Conklin (knee), Chris Hubbard (illness) and Joel Bitonio (biceps) were limited participants in practice on Wednesday. 

The Bills just played Monday night, in order that they have some banged-up players as they quickly turn their attention to next Sunday. Cornerback Dane Jackson (neck), safety Micah Hyde (neck), tight end Dawson Knox (foot) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (hamstring) didn’t practice Wednesday. Buffalo had several limited participants as well: WR Gabe Davis (ankle), C Mitch Morse (elbow), DT Ed Oliver (ankle), S Jordan Poyer (foot) and DT Tim Settle (calf).

The Dolphins had a laundry list of injuries Wednesday, as Terron Armstead (toe) and Xavien Howard (groin) were the notables that didn’t practice. Melvin Ingram had a veteran rest day. Ced Wilson (ribs/toe) was limited. 

Huge news for the Ravens on Wednesday, as J.K. Dobbins (knee) was a full participant at practice. Missing the primary two games, Dobbins appears on target to play his first game for the reason that 2020 season Sunday. Marlon Humphrey (groin) didn’t practice and Devin Duvernay (concussion) is within the protocol. Lamar Jackson (right elbow) was limited, but he’ll play Sunday. Ronnie Stanley (ankle) was limited. 

Jakobi Meyers (knee) and Kyle Dugger (knee) didn’t practice for the Patriots. Davon Godchaux (back) was limited. 

Eagles wideout Quez Watkins sat out of shape Wednesday as a result of an illness. Philly has a pair banged-up defenders, as cornerback Avonte Maddox was limited with a back injury and pass-rusher Haason Reddick was limited with a knee issue.

Excellent news for the Commanders, as Kamren Curl (thumb) was a full participant in practice. 

The Chiefs are pretty healthy heading into Week 3, but Harrison Butker (left ankle) didn’t practice after missing last Thursday’s game. Butker had six days to rest up that ankle, so his status for Sunday is price monitoring. Mecole Hardman was limited with a heel injury. 

Michael Pittman was limited for the Colts with a quad injury, while DeForest Buckner was limited with a hip injury. Shaquille Leonard was a full participant after missing the primary two games with a back injury. 

Cornerback Donte Jackson was the one player listed on the Panthers’ Wednesday injury report, as he was limited with a hamstring injury. Star running back Christian McCaffrey was given a rest day. 

Nine Saints were listed on the injury report, but all of them were limited. Probably the most notable was Alvin Kamara (rib), who missed last Sunday’s game. Ryan Ramczyk (elbow) and Marcus Maye (rib) were on the injury report, too. 

Quite a couple of players didn’t practice for the Titans, most notably Taylor Lewan (knee) and JaMarco Jones (triceps) — which leaves Tennessee thin at tackle. Kristian Fulton and Dontrell Hilliard each were limited with hamstring injuries, while Kyle Philips was limited with a shoulder injury. 

For the Raiders, Chandler Jones got a veteran rest day — but he wasn’t the lone DNP. Trevon Moehrig (hip) and Denzel Perryman (ankle) didn’t practice, while Hunter Renfrow is within the concussion protocol. 

With the Vikings playing Monday night, it was expected they’d have a couple of injuries on the docket. The one notable one was starting safety Harrison Smith (concussion), as he’s going through the protocols. 

For the Lions, Aidan Hutchinson didn’t practice (thigh) and D’Andre Swift also missed the Wednesday session (ankle). T.J. Hockenson (hip) and Amani Oruwariye (back) were limited. 

The Texans have a lighter injury report than most for Week 3, as Kamu Grugier-Hill was limited with a neck injury. Davis Mills was a full participant, but has a right thumb injury.

The Bears have 4 players who didn’t practice, most notably Roquan Smith (hip) and Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring). 

Offensive tackle La’el Collins (back), linebacker Germaine Pratt (knee) and tight end Drew Sample (knee) didn’t practice for the Bengals on Wednesday. Tight end Hayden Hurst was a limited participant with a groin injury. 

The Jets had John Franklin-Myers (toe/quad) not practice, together with George Fant (knee). Probably the most notable name on the report is Zach Wilson (knee), as there’s an out of doors probability he could play Sunday. 

The Packers did not have David Bakhtiari practice (knee), and Randall Cobb was out with an illness. Elgton Jenkins (knee) was limited, as were wide receivers  Sammy Watkins (hamstring), Christian Watson (hamstring), and Allen Lazard (ankle). 

Tampa Bay has an enormous injury list, starting with wide receivers  Julio Jones (knee) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) not practicing. Donovan Smith (elbow) is not practicing, while Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Russell Gage (hamstring) were limited.  

The Jaguars are again the healthiest team within the league, as that they had no injuries to report Wednesday.

The Chargers have essentially the most notable player on the weekly injury report, as Justin Herbert was limited with the ribs injury from last Thursday night. The long layoff from the “mini-bye” helps Herbert’s probabilities to play Sunday. Keenan Allen was also limited together with his hamstring injury. J.C. Jackson (ankle) and Corey Linsley (knee) didn’t practice. 

Van Jefferson (knee) and Brian Allen (knee) didn’t practice for the Rams on Wednesday, while Aaron Donald got a rest day. 

Rondale Moore (hamstring) stays day-to-day for the Cardinals, while James Conner (ankle) has the identical status after missing practice Wednesday. Several Cardinals got rest days, including Marquise Brown and Zach Ertz. 

The Falcons are one among the healthiest teams within the league, as Darren Hall was the just one on the injury report. Hall has a knee injury and was limited. 

Quandre Diggs (knee) didn’t practice for the Seahawks, while Gabe Jackson got a veteran rest day. Uchenna Nwosu (shoulder/knee) was limited. 

George Kittle (groin) was limited after missing Sunday’s game, however the 49ers are optimistic he’ll play this week. Trent Williams got a rest day and Arik Armstead (foot) missed practice. 

For the Broncos, Jerry Jeudy (rib/shoulder) and Patrick Surtain II (shoulder) didn’t practice Wednesday. They’re each considered day-to-day. Randy Gregory (knee) also didn’t practice. 

Evaluation to return.

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