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


Injuries are at the forefront of the NFL’s conversation with Week 4 underway, mainly in light of Tua Tagovailoa’s brief hospitalization Thursday night after head and neck trauma forced him out of the Dolphins. Miami isn’t the only team with uncertainty under center heading into the weekend, either. Some clubs are much healthier than others, and quite a few big names remain uncertain about dressing on Sunday. Here we’ve compiled all the final injury reports for the Week 4 action.

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The Saints will be shorthanded in at least some capacity, with the biggest absence likely coming from the middle, where Winston is recovering slower than expected from lingering issues. Former Bengals veteran Andy Dalton, last seen with the Cowboys and Bears, is on track to get his first start of 2022. Rookie Chris Olave and reserve Tre’Quan Smith could see even more targets with Thomas out and Landry banged up, while Kamara is expected to adapt but could rely on a pitch alongside Mark Ingram.

The Vikings are in much better health, with star running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) disappearing from the report after making a full return to practice. Starting defensemen Eric Kendricks (toe) and Harrison Smith (concussion) are also set to go.

Allen did not practice Friday and was ruled out for the third straight game. With Jalen Guyton out for the year, expect a lot more reps for DeAndre Carter this week. Justin Herbert (ribs) was a full participant and JC Jackson (ankle) will play for the Chargers on Sunday.

Dameon Pierce (hip) was a full-fledged participant for the Texans on Friday. He will play on Sunday after not receiving an injury designation.

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

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

Garrett, the Browns’ top forward, is still recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident this week. Although it is listed as a game time decision, he said if it was up to him he would be on the pitch.

If Patterson can’t opt ​​for the Falcons, Arthur Smith’s side will likely look to substitutes Tyler Allgeier and Avery Williams on the field.

  • Seahawks: CB Justin Coleman (calf) DOUBTFUL; S Joey Blount (hamstring) DOUBTFUL
  • The 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 DJ Chark (ankle), WR Josh Reynolds (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

The Seahawks are relatively healthy before this one. Rookie Coby Bryant is set to start his third straight game in the slot with Coleman doubtful to play.

Jared Goff will be without some of his best weapons at home, with Jamaal Williams expected to take care of RB1 duties and tight end TJ Hockenson could also have additional looks in the passing game. If Chark and Reynolds can’t go, who plays wide receiver? Expect a heavy dose of Kalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus as wide starters if the top three can’t go.

Bears at Giants (-3)

  • Bear: 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 (staff) DOUBTFUL
  • Giants: WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring), WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee), DE Leonard Williams (knee), CB Nick McCloud (hamstring), CB Cordale Flott (calf) OUT

New York’s receiving corps will again be without Toney, the 2021 first-rounder, who also featured in Week 3. Williams’ absence up front could also put more pressure on the Giants rushers, who didn’t have much of an impact against the Cowboys last week.

The Bears will also be without some of their best players; Khalil Herbert is about to start running with Montgomery on the sidelines, and Johnson’s absence leaves Chicago without its No. 1 cover man.

  • Commanders: To be determined
  • Cowboys: To be determined

Stay tuned for the analysis.

  • 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) DOUBTFUL
  • Foals: S Julian Blackmon (ankle) OUT; DT DeForest Buckner (shoulder), LB Shaquille Leonard (rear), QUESTIONABLE

Hooker failed to clear league concussion protocol in time, so he will miss Sunday’s game. The Titans are thin in the secondary with all their injuries, leading McCreary in the slot and Kristian Fulton at outside cornerback. Treylon Burks will adjust to wide receiver after missing practice due to illness earlier in the week.

Facing Derrick Henry and Co., the Colts defense could be without a few key starters if Buckner doesn’t adapt; the star inside defender did not train ahead of the game. Leonard, meanwhile, could make his 2022 debut as a linebacker after missing the first three games while recovering from back surgery, although coach Frank Reich has made it clear he won’t. wouldn’t be 100% anyway.

The biggest news here is Zach Wilson’s omission from the Jets’ report, as the quarterback is fully cleared of the knee surgery that sidelined him for the first three games. He will make his debut in 2022, replacing replacement Joe Flacco.

After missing Week 3, Davis told reporters he would return to the court despite the questionable tag, serving as Josh Allen’s WR2 against Stefon Diggs. That doesn’t mean Buffalo will be unscathed, with both Morse and Oliver doubtful in the trenches. Less than two weeks after his scary head injury against the Titans, Jackson also said he plans to play in the Bills’ secondary despite coming on as a game mover.

If Stanley could play for the Ravens on Sunday, that would be huge. Left tackle injuries are on the rise and Stanley has been training in full throughout the week. He will make a decision based on the information he gathers from the coaches and medical staff. Fourth-round rookie Daniel Faalele would start at left tackle if Stanley and Mekari couldn’t go.

The Cardinals, still without DeAndre Hopkins through suspension, could call on the bottom of their receiver depth chart in this one. With Green out and Brown and Moore bumped, reserve Greg Dortch could see another high volume of targets from Kyler Murray, with tight end Zach Ertz. Running back James Conner (knee) is also set to go.

Baker Mayfield will have a stoned supporting cast at best, with McCaffrey “hopeful” to perform despite limited practice just once this week. Shenault, who emerged in Week 3, is a game-time decision.

Stay tuned for the analysis.

Despite Mac Jones being in practice on Friday, the second-year QB was ruled out and veteran back-up Brian Hoyer will start. Jones’ high ankle sprain has been classified as “severe” in multiple reports, and the sophomore starter hasn’t shown much mobility during his limited return to the field. As for questionable players, Bill Belichick listed them all as restricted to practice all week.

David Bakhtiari (knee) and AJ Dillon (knee) have not received injury designations. They will play for the Packers on Sunday. Ditto for Elgton Jenkins (knee) and Allen Lazard (ankle).

  • Chiefs: To be determined
  • Buccaneers: To be determined

Stay tuned for the analysis.

Stay tuned for the analysis.


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