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Week 4 NFL Injury Reports to Monitor for Sunday (2022)

Week 4 NFL Injury Reports to Monitor for Sunday (2022)

Every Saturday, I review each NFL team’s injury reports to get a sense of the players I need to monitor on Sunday morning, and then I update the following:

Here are the injury reports and players I’m monitoring.

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Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints (in London)

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Andrew Booth CB Quad DNP DNP LP Doubtful
Za’Darius Smith OLB Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable

 

Vikings Notes

  • RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) was on the injury report earlier in the week, but he practiced fully on Thursday and Friday. He’ll play on Sunday.

New Orleans Saints

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Michael Thomas WR Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Andrus Peat G Concussion DNP LP LP Out
Marcus Maye S Rib LP LP DNP Out
Jameis Winston QB Back/Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Alvin Kamara RB Rib LP LP LP Questionable
Jarvis Landry WR Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable

 

Saints Notes

  • I expect both RB Alvin Kamara (rib) and WR Jarvis Landry (ankle) to play through their questionable tags.
  • With WR Michael Thomas (foot) out, I have bumped up WR Chris Olave and Landry in my rankings.
  • I strong expect QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) to sit and QB Andy Dalton to start. Update: Winston has been ruled out for Week 4.
  • Given Dalton’s lack of downfield aggressiveness, I expect him to focus most on Landry and Kamara.

Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons

Cleveland Browns

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Myles Garrett DE Shoulder, Biceps DNP DNP DNP Out
Taven Bryan DT Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Joe Haeg OT Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Jadeveon Clowney DE Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable

 

Browns Notes

Atlanta Falcons

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cordarrelle Patterson RB Knee DNP DNP LP Questionable

 

Falcons Notes

  • RB Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) got in a limited practice on Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday. I expect he’ll play through his questionable tag.

Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Christian Benford CB Hand DNP DNP DNP Out
Jordan Phillips DT Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jake Kumerow WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Gabe Davis WR Ankle LP DNP LP Questionable
Dawson Knox TE Back/hip LP LP LP Questionable
Mitch Morse C Elbow LP LP LP Questionable
Jordan Poyer FS Foot LP LP LP Questionable
Dane Jackson CB Neck LP LP LP Questionable
Ed Oliver DT Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Justin Murray OT Foot LP LP LP Questionable

 

Bills Notes

  • The Bills could be vulnerable in the secondary, given that No. 1 CB Tre’Davious White (knee) and S Micah Hyde (neck) are on IR, No. 4 CB Christian Benford (hand) is out and No. 2 CB Dane Jackson (neck) and S Jordan Poyer (foot) are questionable.
  • With backup WR Jake Kumerow (ankle) out, the Bills will be thin at the position if No. 2 WR Gabe Davis (ankle) is unable to play or suffers an in-game aggravation of his injury.
  • DT Jordan Phillips (hamstring) is out, so the Bills will be shorthanded on the interior of their defensive line and weaker against the run if DT Ed Oliver (ankle) is unable to play through his questionable tag.

Baltimore Ravens

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Patrick Mekari OT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Justin Houston OLB Groin DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Ronnie Stanley OT Ankle/NIR-Rest FP FP DNP Questionable

 

Ravens Notes

Washington Commanders at Dallas Cowboys

Washington Commanders

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Wes Schweitzer G Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Charles Leno Jr. OT Shoulder DNP LP LP Questionable

 

Commanders Notes

  • RG Wes Schweitzer (concussion) is out, and that’s a big problem for the Commanders because he had been starting at center for them — because No. 1 C Chase Roullier (knee, IR) and No. 2 C Tyler Larsen (Achilles, PUP) are both out. Without Schweitzer, the Commanders will start C Nick Martin, whom they just signed on Sept. 20. The Commanders could be exceptionally weak running and pass protecting on the interior.
  • LT Charles Leno (shoulder) seems likely to play.

Dallas Cowboys

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Dak Prescott QB Right Thumb DNP DNP DNP Out
Dalton Schultz TE Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Connor McGovern G Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Jayron Kearse S Kne LP LP LP Questionable

 

Cowboys Notes

  • WR Michael Gallup (knee) was on the injury report earlier in the week, but he was left of the final version after practicing fully on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. He’s playing this week.
  • Both TE Dalton Schultz (knee) and LG Connor McGovern (ankle) seem likely to be active after practicing limitedly all week.
  • QB Dak Prescott (thumb) is out, but Week 5 is a realistic possibility for his return.

Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions

Seattle Seahawks

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Justin Coleman CB Calf DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Joey Blount SAF Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable

 

Seahawks Notes

  • The Seahawks have one of the worst secondaries in the league anyway, and they’ll likely be without starting CB Justin Coleman (calf).

Detroit Lions

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
John Cominsky DE Wrist DNP DNP DNP Out
Jonah Jackson G Finger DNP DNP DNP Out
Austin Seibert K Right Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Amon-Ra St. Brown WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
D’Andre Swift RB Ankle/Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
D.J. Chark WR Ankle LP DNP LP Out
Josh Reynolds WR Ankle DNP LP LP Questionable

 

Lions Notes

  • No. 1 WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) is out and Nos. 2-3 WRs D.J. Chark (ankle) and Josh Reynolds (ankle) are questionable. I expect both Chark and Reynolds to play — and they get a boost in my rankings without St. Brown — but the Lions are thin at the position. Update: D.J. Chark has been downgraded to out.
  • No. 1 RB D’Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder) is out. In his absence, No. 2 RB Jamaal Williams is a top-12 option, even without LG Jonah Jackson (finger).
  • K Austin Seibert (groin) is out. Backup K Dominik Eberle might be a viable plug-and-pray option, given that the game could shoot out — but it feels risky going with a practice squad kicker.

Los Angeles Chargers at Houston Texans

Los Angeles Chargers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Keenan Allen WR Hamstring LP LP DNP Out
Corey Linsley C Knee/NIR — Rest LP LP DNP Questionable
Donald Parham TE Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable

 

Chargers Notes

  • QB Justin Herbert (ribs) and No. 1 CB J.C. Jackson (ankle) both practiced fully on Friday and were left off the final injury report. They’re playing.
  • No. 1 WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) seemed on track early in the week to play, but then he missed practice on Friday and was declared out. Without Allen and also rotational WR Jalen Guyton (knee, IR), WRs Mike Williams and Joshua Palmer both get a boost in my rankings.
  • C Corey Linsley (knee) seems likely to start after getting limited sessions on Wednesday and Thursday and then a planned rest day on Friday.

Houston Texans

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Brevin Jordan TE Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Austin Deculus OL Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Pharaoh Brown TE Shoulder FP FP LP Questionable
Kurt Hinish DL Foot DNP LP FP Questionable
Jalen Reeves-Maybin LB Back DNP LP FP Questionable
Isaac Yiadom DB Thigh LP LP FP Questionable

 

Texans Notes

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts

Tennessee Titans

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Zach Cunningham ILB Elbow DNP DNP DNP Out
Amani Hooker S Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Ola Adeniyi OLB Neck LP LP LP Questionable
Kyle Philips WR Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Cody Hollister WR Back (-) DNP DNP Questionable
Roger McCreary CB Back (-) (-) LP Questionable

 

Titans Notes

Indianapolis Colts

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Julian Blackmon FS Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
DeForest Buckner DT Elbow DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Shaquille Leonard OLB Back FP FP FP Questionable
Bernhard Raimann OT Ankle LP LP FP Questionable

 

Colts Notes

  • DT DeForest Buckner (elbow) seems unlikely to play after missing practice all week. And LB Shaquille Leonard (back) hasn’t played yet this year despite practicing fully in previous weeks. If they are both out, the Colts run defense will suffer.

Chicago Bears at New York Giants

Chicago Bears

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
David Montgomery RB Ankle/Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Jaylon Johnson CB Quad DNP DNP DNP Out
Dane Cruikshank DB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Matthew Adams OLB Hamstring DNP DNP LP Doubtful
Ryan Griffin TE Achilles LP DNP DNP Doubtful
Cairo Santos K Personal DNP DNP Questionable
Velus Jones Jr. WR Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable
Robert Quinn DE Illness DNP LP Questionable
Sterling Weatherford LB Ankle LP FP Questionable

 

Bears Notes

New York Giants

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cordale Flott CB Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Nick McCloud CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Wan’Dale Robinson WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Kadarius Toney WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Leonard Williams DE Knee DNP DNP DNP Out

 

Giants Notes

Jacksonville Jaguars at Philadelphia Eagles

Jacksonville Jaguars

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Cole Van Lanen G Hamstring DNP DNP LP Out
K’Lavon Chaisson LB Ankle LP Out
Zay Jones WR Ankle DNP LP Questionable
Shaquill Griffin CB Hip LP LP LP Questionable

 

Jaguars Notes

  • WR Zay Jones (ankle) seems likely to play.
  • The Jaguars defense could be more vulnerable via the passing game if No. 1 CB Shaquill Griffin (hip) doesn’t play.

Philadelphia Eagles

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Avonte Maddox CB Ankle LP DNP Out
Boston Scott RB Rib DNP DNP DNP Out

 

Eagles Notes

New York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers

New York Jets

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Quincy Williams ILB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Brandin Echols CB Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable

 

Jets Notes

  • QB Zach Wilson (knee) practiced fully this week and will make his first 2022 start. Not sure that’s actually a good development for the Jets and their skill-position players.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Ahkello Witherspoon CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out

 

Steelers Notes

Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers

Arizona Cardinals

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
A.J. Green WR Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Rashard Lawrence NT Hand DNP DNP DNP Out
Zeke Turner LB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Rodney Hudson C Knee DNP LP LP Questionable
J.J. Watt DE Calf DNP DNP LP Questionable
Zaven Collins ILB Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Rondale Moore WR Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Matt Prater K Right Hip LP LP LP Questionable
Marquise Brown WR NIR – Rest/Foot DNP LP Questionable

 

Cardinals Notes

  • No. 1 WR DeAndre Hopkins (suspension), No. 3 WR A.J. Green (knee) and No. 5 WR Antoine Wesley (groin, IR) are all out. Whoever is left standing at the position could get a lot of targets. Speaking of which …
  • Perimeter WR Marquise Brown (foot) popped up on the injury report on Friday with a limited practice. It’s normally a bad sign if a guy appears on the injury report late in the week — but he still got in a limited practice, and beat reporters haven’t indicated that the team is worried about his availability for Week 4. I expect him to play.
  • Slot WR Rondale Moore (hamstring) seems likely to make his 2022 debut this week after getting in three limited practices. If Moore, plays backup slot WR Greg Dortch will likely be pushed back to the sidelines. If Moore is out, then Dortch will continue to see regular usage within the offense.

Carolina Panthers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Christian McCaffrey RB Thigh DNP DNP LP Questionable
Laviska Shenault Jr. WR Hamstring LP DNP LP Questionable
Marquis Haynes DE Knee DNP LP Questionable
Stantley Thomas-Oliver CB Achilles LP LP LP Questionable

 

Panthers Notes

  • RB Christian McCaffrey (thigh) seems likelier than not to play after getting in a limited session on Friday, but he’s far from certain to play — and even if he plays he could have a reduced role. I’m bumping McCaffrey down my rankings.

New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers

New England Patriots

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Mac Jones QB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jakobi Meyers WR Knee LP LP LP Out
Lawrence Guy DE Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Yodny Cajuste OT Thumb LP DNP DNP Out
Joshuah Bledsoe SAF Groin LP LP LP Questionable
Kyle Dugger S Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Davon Godchaux NT Bac LP LP LP Questionable
Raekwon McMillan MLB Thumb LP LP LP Questionable
Jalen Mills CB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Adrian Phillips DB Rib LP LP LP Questionable

 

Patriots Notes

  • QB Mac Jones (ankle) is out. Backup Brian Hoyer will start in his place. Gross.
  • No. 1 WR Jakobi Meyers (knee) is out again. WR DeVante Parker will get a bump up in my rankings.
  • DT Lawrence Guy (shoulder) is out, which means a poor run defense could be even worse.
  • S Kyle Dugger (knee) and LB Raekwon McMillan (thumb) were both questionable last week and then sat out. If they do the same thing this week, the Patriots run defense will, again, be even worse.

Green Bay Packers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Caleb Jones OT Illness DNP DNP DNP Out
Jaire Alexander CB Groin LP DNP LP Questionable

 

Packers Notes

Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders

Denver Broncos

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Billy Turner OT Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Quinn Meinerz G Hamstring LP LP DNP Out
Tyrie Cleveland WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jonathon Cooper LB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Darius Phillips CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Dalton Risner G Ankle DNP LP FP Questionable
D.J. Jones NT Concussion DNP DNP LP Questionable

 

Broncos Notes

  • RT Billy Turner (knee) and RG Quinn Meinerz (hamstring) are both out. The right side of the offensive line could underperform in both run and pass blocking.
  • I expect LG Dalton Risner (ankle) to play after practicing fully on Friday, but if he’s out than the offensive line will be even more vulnerable.
  • DT D.J. Jones (concussion) has cleared the league’s protocol, so he seems likely to play. His run-stuffing presence means a small drop down the rankings for Raiders RB Josh Jacobs.

Las Vegas Raiders

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Hunter Renfrow WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Foster Moreau TE Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Rock Ya-Sin CB Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Sam Webb CB Hamstring (-) LP LP Questionable

 

Raiders Notes

Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Kansas City Chiefs

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Michael Danna DE Calf DNP LP LP Out
Harrison Butker K Left Ankle LP DNP DNP Out
Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR Abdomen LP DNP LP Questionable
Joshua Kaindoh DE Illness (-) (-) DNP Questionable

 

Chiefs Notes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Akiem Hicks DE Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Breshad Perriman WR Knee/Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Russell Gage WR Hamstring/Rest LP LP DNP Questionable
Chris Godwin WR Hamstring/Rest LP DNP LP Questionable
Julio Jones WR Knee/Rest LP LP DNP Questionable
Donovan Smith OT Elbow LP LP LP Questionable

 

Buccaneers Notes

Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Note: Written prior to injury reports for Saturday.

Los Angeles Rams

Player Position Injury Thu Fri
Brian Allen C Knee DNP DNP
Cobie Durant CB Hamstring DNP DNP
David Long DB Groin DNP DNP
David Edwards G Illness (-) DNP
Derion Kendrick CB Concussion LP FP
Jordan Fuller DB Hamstring DNP LP

 

Rams Notes

  • C Brian Allen (knee) is unlikely to play. If LG David Edwards (illness) is also out, the Rams could be vulnerable on the interior of their offensive line.
  • I doubt that CBs David Long (groin) and Cobie Durant (hamstring) will play, and they are already without No. 2 CB Troy Hill (groin, IR). The Rams could be severely shorthanded in the secondary.

San Francisco 49ers

Player Position Injury Thu Fri
Azeez Al-Shaair LB Knee DNP DNP
Arik Armstead DT Foot DNP DNP
Tyrion Davis-Price RB Ankle DNP DNP
Ross Dwelley TE Rib DNP DNP
Danny Gray WR Hip DNP DNP
Javon Kinlaw DT Knee DNP DNP
Tyler Kroft TE Knee DNP DNP
Trent Williams OT Ankle DNP DNP
Tarvarius Moore DB Hamstring LP DNP
Daniel Brunskill C Hamstring LP LP

 

49ers Notes

  • I think this tweet pretty much says it all …

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