Tracking Every Injury, Including the Latest on Austin Ekeler, Aaron Jones, and DeAndre Hopkins

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 2.

Let’s review the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 2 schedule. We’ve already recapped which players practiced on Wednesday and Thursday, and we’ll update Friday’s injury statuses as the day progresses.

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 2 Injury Tracker

Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

  • Packers: RB Aaron Jones (hamstring); WR Christian Watson (hamstring); Romeo Doubs (hamstring); G Elgton Jenkins (knee); EDGE Rashan Gary (knee); LB Quay Walker (concussion)
  • Falcons: RB Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh); LB Troy Andersen, OUT (concussion); CB Jeff Okudah (foot)

Jones downplayed his hamstring injury on Sunday, but he hasn’t been able to practice all week. Still, the fact that he had his helmet on and worked before Thursday’s Packers practice could indicate he’s on his way back.

Watson, who missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury of his own, has also been a non-participant all week. If he can’t go against Atlanta, Romeo Doubs should once again work as Jordan Love’s top target.

Patterson is expected to be ready for Sunday’s game after missing Week 1, but Andersen has already been ruled out. Nate Landman will start in Anderson’s place against the Packers.

Las Vegas Raiders at Buffalo Bills

  • Bills: No injuries of note
  • Raiders: WR Jakobi Meyers, DOUBTFUL (concussion); WR DeAndre Carter (knee); G Jordan Meredith (calf); OT Jermaine Eluemunor (ankle)

You might notice Davante Adams‘ name missing above. That’s because the veteran receiver logged a full Thursday practice after failing to participate on Wednesday, putting him on track to play against the Bills in Week 2.

However, the Raiders are likely to be without Meyers, who suffered a scary concussion after taking a hard hit from Broncos safety Kareem Jackson in Week 1. Josh McDaniels said Friday that Meyers is doubtful for Week 2. Hunter Renfrow, who played 13 snaps and saw no targets last week, should become more of a factor if Meyers can’t play.

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

  • Ravens: TE Mark Andrews (quad); OT Ronnie Stanley (knee); C Tyler Linderbaum; CB Marlon Humphrey (foot); S Marcus Williams (pectoral)
  • Bengals: RB Chris Evans (hamstring); EDGE Joseph Ossai (ankle); EDGE Cameron Sample (ankle); LB Markus Bailey (knee)

Andrews logged a limited practice on Thursday and hopes to be available for Week 2 after missing the Ravens’ season opener. But none of the rest of Baltimore’s injured players has been able to practice so far this week.

Humphrey was always expected to miss time after undergoing foot surgery in August, and Williams could miss the rest of the year after suffering a pec injury in Week 1. If Stanley and Linderbaum can’t suit up, they’d likely be replaced by Patrick Mekari and Sam Mustipher.

Ossai missed Week 1 after getting hurt in Cincinnati’s final preseason game, but he’s practiced on a limited basis this week. Evans was the only Bengal not to practice on Thursday, but he returned on Friday for a limited session.

Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions

  • Seahawks: OT Charles Cross (toe); EGDE Boye Mafe (knee); EDGE Mike Morris (shoulder); LB Devin Bush (shoulder); S Jamal Adams (knee)
  • Lions: OT Taylor Decker (ankle); CB Emmanuel Moseley, OUT (knee/hamstring); CB Khail Dorsey (illness)

Cross did not participate in Wednesday or Thursday’s practice sessions. Given that the Seahawks already placed fellow offensive tackle Abraham Lucas on injured reserve, they can’t afford to lose Cross, too.

Adams has gotten in two limited practices after missing Week 1. If he plays on Sunday, he’ll be joined by cornerback Devon Witherspoon, the No. 5 overall pick in this year’s draft, who was sidelined by a hamstring issue last week but is fully practicing this week.

On Detroit’s side, Moseley was always expected to miss time to begin the season, but Decker’s injury occurred in Week 1. He hasn’t practiced yet this week, and Dan Campbell said Friday that Decker has only an “outside shot” to play on Sunday. If Decker can’t suit up, Detroit might shift Penei Sewel to left tackle and insert Matt Nelson at right tackle.

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans

  • Colts: TE Drew Ogletree (concussion); G Quenton Nelson (toe)
  • Texans: WR John Metchie III (hamstring); OT Laremy Tunsil (knee); LB Blake Cashman (hamstring); LB Neville Hewitt (illness); S Jalen Pitre, OUT (chest); S Jimmie Ward, OUT (hip)

Colts right tackle Braden Smith got in full practice on Thursday, but Nelson still has suited up this week. He worked off to the side at practice today, but it’s looking like he won’t be ready for Sunday. Josh Sills would likely start in Nelson’s absence.

Most of the Texans’ injured players were limited participants on Thursday, but safeties Pitre and Ward failed to go for the third straight day. Ward missed Week 1, while Pitre had to be hospitalized after bruising his lung against the Ravens.

Ward and Pitre were both ruled out on Friday. Eric Murray and M.J. Stewart are the next safeties up in Houston’s secondary.

Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Chiefs: TE Travis Kelce (knee); CB L’Jarius Sneed (knee)
  • Jaguars: G Brandon Scherff (ankle); C Luke Fortner (ankle); DL Tykler Lacy (hip); CB Gregory Junior, OUT (hamstring); S Antonio Johnson, OUT (hamstring)

Patrick Mahomes is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, but we saw what the Chiefs’ offense looked like without Kelce in Week 1. He managed to get in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday and said “things are looking up” this week.

Scherff and Fortner have started 20 consecutive games next to each other at right guard and center. Both linemen were limited on Thursday after failing to practice on Wednesday. With Chris Jones back for Kansas City, the Jaguars need all the interior help they can get, and Doug Pederson indicated that Scherff and Fortner will be able to play on Sunday.

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Bears: CB Josh Blackwell (hamstring)
  • Buccaneers: DT Calijah Kancey (calf); LB SirVocea Dennis (hamstring); CB Carlton Davis (toe); S Christian Izien (concussion)

Blackwell was supposed to replace Bears starting slot corner Kyler Gordon, who went on IR this week. But Blackwell didn’t practice on Thursday after getting in a limited session on Wednesday.

Second-round rookie Tyrique Stevenson, who started on the outside in Week 1, might see time in the slot if Blackwell can’t play. Stevenson played 365 slot snaps at Miami, but most of those came in 2020.

In Tampa, Davis hasn’t practiced this week, a foreboding sign for his Week 2 availability. Head coach Todd Bowles said Friday that Davis “probably” won’t play on Sunday.

Kancey dealt with a calf injury over the summer and aggravated the issue in the season opener, but Bowles said the first-round rookie’s MRI came out clean.

Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee Titans

  • Chargers: RB Austin Ekeler (ankle); EDGE Joey Bosa (hamstring); EDGE Chris Rumph II (hamstring); LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring/personal); LB Daiyan Henley (hamstring)
  • Titans: WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle); DT Teair Tart (groin); CB Kristian Fulton (hamstring); S Amani Hooker (concussion)

Ekeler didn’t practice for a second straight day on Thursday — if he can’t play against the Titans, Josh Kelley will be the Chargers’ lead back. Bosa also hasn’t practiced this week. Los Angeles is light on edge rusher depth, especially with Rumph dealing with his own hamstring issue.

Hopkins has an ankle injury, but he historically doesn’t like to practice. Friday’s injury reports will shed more light on his status for Sunday’s game. Roger McCreary and Elijah Molden would see more time in the secondary if Fulton and Hooker can’t play.

New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals

  • Giants: WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee); TE Darren Waller (hamstring); OT Andrew Thomas (hamstring); OT Matt Peart (elbow); EDGE Azeez Ojulari (hamstring); LB Cameron Brown (ankle); CB Deonte Banks (calf); CB Cordale Flott (hamstring); S Gervarrius Owens (hamstring); K Graham Gano (ankle)
  • Cardinals: RB James Conner (calf); OT Kelvin Beachum (hand); DT Leki Fotu (shoulder); EDGE L.J. Collier (biceps); LB Josh Woods (ankle)

All of the Giants’ injured players managed a limited practice on Thursday, but it’s probably still too early to speculate about their availability for Sunday. Waller expects to play, but Thomas might need to test his hamstring again on Friday before determining his status.

If Conner can’t play, second-year pro Keontay Ingram will become Arizona’s top running back. Marquise Brown and Zach Ertz, both of whom were questionable heading into the Cardinals’ season opener, are not listed on this week’s injury report.

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

  • 49ers: LB Dre Greenlaw (groin); CB Samuel Womack III (knee)
  • Rams: WR Puka Nacua (oblique); S Jason Taylor

Greenlaw didn’t practice on Wednesday and would represent a significant loss in Week 2. However, 49ers head coach Kyle Shahanan suggested San Francisco is trying to protect Greenlaw from “wear and tear.” He managed a limited session on Thursday and seems fine for Sunday’s game.

Nacua was the NFL’s most impressive rookie in Week 1, but an oblique injury prevented him from practicing on Thursday. The fifth-round pick wasn’t on the Rams’ Wednesday report, so Nacua — who hauled in 10 Matthew Stafford passes for 199 yards in L.A.’s win over the Seahawks — must have gotten injured in today’s practice.

New York Jets at Dallas Cowboys

  • Jets: RB Breece Hall (knee); OT Duane Brown (shoulder); OT Mekhi Becton (knee)
  • Cowboys: WR Brandin Cooks (knee); OT Tyler Smith (hamstring); G Zack Martin (groin); S Donovan Wilson (calf)

Hall saw plenty of action in his first game back after suffering a torn ACL, and the Jets are likely just taking it easy with their second-year back as he gets used to live game action. If Brown or Becton can’t play, Billy Turner and Max Mitchell will be tasked with blocking Micah Parsons and Demarcus Lawerence.

Cooks, dealing with a sprained MCL, didn’t practice on Thursday and seems unlikely to go on Sunday, which could open up more targets for Michael Gallup or Jalen Tolbert. Jerry Jones said Friday that Cooks will be a game-time decision.

Neither Smith nor Wilson played in Week 1. Wilson is “getting closer” to returning, but Jones suggested Smith is the “least likely” of Dallas’ injured players to suit up on Sunday. Martin is expected to play against the Jets.

Washington Commanders at Denver Broncos

  • Commanders: WR Curtis Samuel (hip); CB Jartavius Martin, OUT (concussion)
  • Broncos: TE Greg Dulcich (hamstring); EDGE Frank Clark, OUT (hip)

Samuel will play on Sunday, but Martin has already been ruled out. Edge rusher Chase Young was a full practice participant on Friday after not suiting up in Week 1 — Ron Rivera said he’s ready to go for Sunday.

Although Dulcich was initially supposed to miss multiple weeks, he’s been working on the side of the field during this week’s Broncos practice sessions. Sean Payton said Dulcich feels better as he works his way back from a hamstring issue.

Jerry Jeudy (knee) was reportedly close to playing in Week 1 and was upgraded to a full Thursday practice after being limited on Wednesday. He looks good to go against Washington.

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

  • Dolphins: TE Julian Hill (ankle); OT Terron Armstead (back/ankle/knee); DB Elijah Campbell (knee)
  • Patriots: WR DeVante Parker (knee); WR Kayshon Boutte (hamstring); OT Trent Brown (concussion); G Mike Onwenu (ankle); G Cole Strange (knee); G Sidy Sow (concussion); C David Andrews (hamstring); CB Jonathan Jones (ankle)

Miami’s offensive line held up surprisingly well against the Chargers in Week 1, but they’d still love to have Armstead back. He returned to practice on Wednesday and was no longer a no-contact jersey on Thursday, a positive sign for his Sunday night availability.

Parker, Strange, and Onwenu all missed Week 1 for the Patriots but are practicing on a limited basis this week. Brown, who didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday, is New England’s most significant concern heading into their AFC East matchup. If Brown can’t go, he’d likely be replaced by one of Tyrone Wheatley Jr. or Vederian Lowe.

Meanwhile, Jones wasn’t spotted at Friday’s practice. New England could deploy a CB trio of Christian Gonalzez, Marcus Jones, and Myles Bryant against Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

  • Saints: RB Kendre Miller (hamstring); TE Juwan Johnson (calf); DB J.T. Gray (shoulder)
  • Panthers: WR DJ Chark (hamstring); OT Taylor Moton (biceps); CB Jayce Horn (hamstring)

Miller couldn’t get healthy for his NFL debut, but limited practices this week suggest he could be trending in the right direction for Monday night.

Chark is slowly working his way back from a hamstring injury and logged limited practices Wednesday through Friday — the extended week gives him a chance to be ready for MNF. Carolina can’t afford to lose any more offensive linemen, but Moton was included as a limited practice participant on Thursday.

Horn’s injury is the most serious, and Panthers head coach Frank Reich said the third-year corner is set to miss significant time. Surgery and placement on injured reserve are still in the range of outcomes for Horn, who has dealt with health questions throughout his NFL career. C.J. Henderson will start opposite Donte Jackson while Horn is sidelined.

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Browns: OT Jedrick Wills (foot); DT Shelby Harris (Achilles); DT Maurice Hurst (hamstring); DT Siaki Ika (foot); S Juan Thornhill (calf)
  • Steelers: RB Anthony McFarland Jr. (knee); WR Diontae Johnson (hamstring); TE Pat Freiermuth; OT Chukwuma Okorafor (concussion); G James Daniels (ankle); DT Larry Ogunjobi (foot)

Thornhill missed the Browns’ Week 1 game against the Bengals, but Cleveland got by starting Rodney McLeod next to Grant Delpit. Their biggest concern is defensive tackle, where none of Harris, Hurst, or Ika practiced on Thursday.

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Johnson and McFarland didn’t practice on Thursday, but the rest of Pittsburgh’s injured players were limited participants. Johnson has already been ruled out for Monday night’s game and is expected to miss several weeks, although the Steelers have not placed him on injured reserve.

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