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NFL Week 4 injuries: Patriots’ Mac Jones, Chargers’ Keenan Allen ruled out; Zach Wilson to return for Jets


Injuries are on the forefront of the NFL conversation with Week 4 underway, mostly in light of Tua Tagovailoa’s temporary hospitalization Thursday night after head and neck trauma forced him out of the Dolphins’ loss. Miami is not the only team with uncertainty under center going into the weekend, either. Some clubs are much healthier than others, and quite just a few big names remain questionable to suit up on Sunday. Here, we have compiled all the ultimate injury reports for Week 4 motion.

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The Saints will probably be shorthanded in at the very least some capability, with the largest absence likely coming under center, where Winston is recovering slower than expected from lingering issues. Former Bengals veteran Andy Dalton, last seen with the Cowboys and Bears, is on the right track to get his first start of 2022. Rookie Chris Olave and reserve Tre’Quan Smith could see much more targets with Thomas out and Landry banged up, while Kamara is predicted to suit up but may very well be on a pitch count alongside Mark Ingram.

The Vikings are far healthier, with star running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) disappearing from the report after making a full return to practice. Starting defenders Eric Kendricks (toe) and Harrison Smith (concussion) are also good to go.

Allen didn’t practice on Friday and was ruled out for the third straight game. With Jalen Guyton out for the 12 months, expect significantly more reps for DeAndre Carter this week. Justin Herbert (ribs) was a full participant and J.C. Jackson (ankle) will play for the Chargers Sunday. 

Dameon Pierce (hip) was a full participant for the Texans Friday. He’ll play Sunday after not being given an injury designation. 

Jones was a surprise absence from practice on Thursday after being added to the injury report, but he was limited Friday. Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson revealed the he desires to make certain Jones is 100%, which is why the questionable designation was given. Griffin missed last week’s game with a hip injury and was limited in practice all week. 

Former 49ers third-rounder Trey Sermon is ready to debut as a No. 2/3 RB for the Eagles with Scott absent, behind Miles Sanders and Kenny Gainwell. With Maddox out after not participating in practice all week, expect Zech McPhearson to fill in because the slot cornerback. 

Garrett, the Browns’ top edge rusher, remains to be recovering from injuries suffered in a automotive crash this week. While he’s listed as a game-time decision, he said if it were as much as him, he’d be on the sector. 

If Patterson cannot go for the Falcons, Arthur Smith’s squad is more likely to turn to backups Tyler Allgeier and Avery Williams on the bottom.

  • Seahawks: CB Justin Coleman (calf) DOUBTFUL; S Joey Blount (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
  • Lions: RB D’Andre Swift (shoulder), WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), DE John Cominsky (wrist), G Jonah Jackson (finger), K Austin Seibert (right groin) OUT; WR D.J. Chark (ankle), WR Josh Reynolds (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

The Seahawks are relatively healthy heading into this one. Rookie Coby Bryant is ready to start out his third straight game within the slot with Coleman doubtful to play. 

Jared Goff will probably be without a few of his best weapons at home, with Jamaal Williams slated to handle RB1 duties and tight end T.J. Hockenson may additionally be in for extra looks within the passing game. If Chark and Reynolds cannot go, who plays wide receiver? Expect a heavy dose of Kalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus because the starting wideouts if the highest three cannot go. 

Bears at Giants (-3)

  • Bears: RB David Montgomery (ankle/knee), CB Jaylon Johnson (quad), DB Dane Cruikshank (hamstring) OUT; TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles), OLB Matthew Adams (hamstring) DOUBTFUL; WR Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring), DE Robert Quinn (illness), LB Sterling Weatherford (ankle), K Cairo Santos (personal) QUESTIONABLE
  • Giants: WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring), WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), DE Leonard Williams (knee), CB Nick McCloud (hamstring), CB Cordale Flott (calf) OUT

Recent York’s receiving corps will once more be without Toney, the 2021 first-rounder, who also sat out Week 3. Williams’ absence up front could also put more pressure on the Giants’ edge rushers, who didn’t make much of an impact against the Cowboys last week.

The Bears may also be with no few of their top players; Khalil Herbert is ready to start out at running back with Montgomery sidelined, and Johnson’s absence leaves Chicago without its No. 1 cover man.

  • Commanders: TBA
  • Cowboys: TBA

Stay tuned for evaluation.

  • Titans: LB Zach Cunningham (elbow), S Amani Hooker (concussion) OUT; OLB Ola Adeniyi (neck), WR Kyle Philips (shoulder), WR Cody Hollister (back), CB Roger McCreary (back) QUESTIONABLE
  • Colts: S Julian Blackmon (ankle) OUT; DT DeForest Buckner (shoulder), LB Shaquille Leonard (back), QUESTIONABLE

Hooker didn’t clear the league’s concussion protocol in time, so he’ll miss Sunday’s game. The Titans are thin within the secondary with all their injuries, resulting in McCreary within the slot and Kristian Fulton at outside cornerback. Treylon Burks will suit up at wide receiver after missing practice with an illness earlier within the week. 

Up against Derrick Henry and Co., the Colts defense may very well be with no couple of key starters if Buckner doesn’t suit up; the star interior defender didn’t practice leading as much as the sport. Leonard, meanwhile, could make his 2022 debut at linebacker after missing the primary three games while recovering from back surgery, though coach Frank Reich has made it clear he won’t be at 100% either way.

The most important news here is the omission of Zach Wilson from the Jets’ report, because the QB is fully cleared from the knee surgery that kept him sidelined for the primary three games. He’ll make his 2022 debut, replacing backup Joe Flacco. 

After missing Week 3, Davis told reporters he’ll return to the sector despite the questionable tag, serving as Josh Allen’s WR2 opposite Stefon Diggs. That doesn’t suggest Buffalo will probably be unscathed getting into, with Morse and Oliver each iffy within the trenches. Lower than two weeks from his scary head injury against the Titans, Jackson also said he’s planning to play within the Bills secondary despite entering as a game-time decision.

If Stanley could play for the Ravens Sunday, it could be huge. The injuries at left tackle are mounting and Stanley did practice in full throughout the week. He’ll make a choice based on information he gathers from the coaching and medical staff. Fourth-round rookie Daniel Faalele would start at left tackle if Stanley and Mekari cannot go. 

The Cardinals, still without DeAndre Hopkins on account of suspension, may very well be calling upon the underside of their receiver depth chart on this one. With Green out and each Brown and Moore banged up, reserve Greg Dortch could see one other high volume of targets from Kyler Murray, together with tight end Zach Ertz. Running back James Conner (knee) is sweet to go as well.

Baker Mayfield may have a banged-up supporting forged, at best, with McCaffrey “hopeful” to play despite practicing in limited fashion only once this week. Shenault, who emerged in Week 3, is a game-time decision. 

Stay tuned for evaluation.

Despite Mac Jones’ presence at practice Friday, the second-year QB has been ruled out and veteran backup Brian Hoyer will start. Jones’ high-ankle sprain has been classified as “severe” in multiple reports, and the second-year starter didn’t show much mobility during his limited return to the sector. As for the questionable players, Bill Belichick listed all of them as limited in practice all week. 

David Bakhtiari (knee) and A.J. Dillon (knee) booth weren’t given an injury designation. They’ll play for the Packers Sunday. Ditto for Elgton Jenkins (knee) and Allen Lazard (ankle). 

  • Chiefs: TBA
  • Buccaneers: TBA

Stay tuned for evaluation.

Stay tuned for evaluation.

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