Week 3 of the NFL regular season is here, and injuries are beginning to mount. We have several starting quarterbacks who may not play this week, as all eyes are on Ben Roethlisberger and Carson Wentz with Andy Dalton, Tyrod Taylor and Tua Tagovailoa having already been ruled out. However, we could get a star back this week, as Odell Beckham Jr. was a full participant in practice after missing the first two games of the season with his knee injury.
Below, we will examine all Wednesday injury reports for the 28 teams set to play Sunday and give the final injury report for "Thursday Night Football." The Carolina Panthers are looking to stay undefeated against a feisty Houston Texans team who will be starting rookie quarterback Davis Mills with Taylor already ruled out. If you're wondering about your fantasy football team's outlook or just if your favorite NFL team is healthy moving into this week, this is the place to be.
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Carolina Panthers (-8) at Houston Texans
- Panthers: DE Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle), OG Pat Elflein (hamstring, IR) OUT
- Texans: QB Tyrod Taylor (thigh), QB Deshaun Watson (NIR), WR Danny Amendola (thigh) OUT; LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee), DB Justin Reid (knee) QUESTIONABLE
Gross-Matos is the only Panther out for "Thursday Night Football," as he did not practice all week with an ankle injury. Elflein, who was put on IR this week, is obviously out as well.
The main storyline for the Texans, of course, is Taylor missing a few weeks with a thigh injury. In comes the rookie Mills, who finished up their Week 2 battle against the Cleveland Browns. The quarterback situation is not the only one that is worrisome, though, as defensive starters Grugier-Hill and Reid both missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday. They are listed as questionable.
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (-3)
Wide receivers Russell Gage (ankle) and Frank Darby (calf) did not practice Wednesday, and neither did cornerback A.J. Terrell (concussion). Gage caught five passes for 28 yards in last week's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Terrell led the team with two passes defensed.
The Giants have a loaded injury report, as linebacker Cam Brown (hamstring), defensive back Nate Ebner (quad) and defensive tackle Austin Johnson (illness) did not practice Wednesday. New York had several important players who were limited participants. Those were running back Saquon Barkley (knee), tight end Evan Engram (calf), wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hip), safety Logan Ryan (hamstring) and tight end Kaden Smith (knee).
Arizona Cardinals (-7) at Jacksonville Jaguars
The headline for Arizona's injury report on Wednesday was that star wideout DeAndre Hopkins missed practice due to injured ribs. Cornerback Marco Wilson (ankle), offensive lineman Justin Pugh (shoulder) and offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum (ribs) also did not participate. Linebacker Devon Kennard was limited with a hamstring issue.
The Jaguars had just two players miss practice on Wednesday: offensive lineman Brandon Linder (back) and defensive tackle Jay Tufele (illness). Offensive lineman A.J. Cann (hamstring), cornerback CJ Henderson (groin), cornerback Tre Herndon (knee), defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle) and defensive end Jordan Smith (knee) were limited participants. In good news, wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. (shoulder) was a full participant.
Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns (-7)
Quarterback Andy Dalton will be sidelined for Justin Fields this Sunday, as he is dealing with a knee injury. Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring) and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (illness) also were out of practice on Wednesday. Defensive back Tashaun Gipson Sr. (hamstring), defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (knee) and wide receiver Darnell Mooney (groin) were limited participants.
For the Browns, offensive tackle Chris Hubbard (triceps), linebacker Sione Takitaki (hamstring), center JC Tretter (knee) and Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) did not participate in practice on Wednesday. As far as limited participants, that list included offensive guard Joel Bitonio (back), defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (knee), offensive tackle Jack Conklin (knee) and linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (knee). In good news, star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. was a full participant with his knee injury, and is on track to make his season debut this Sunday.
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (-3)
Wide receiver Tee Higgins (shoulder), offensive guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) and cornerback Trae Waynes (hamstring) were the only Bengals who did not practice Wednesday due to medical reasons. Defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (groin) was limited with a groin injury.
The Steelers have a worrisome injury report. To start off, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger did not practice with a pectoral injury. It seems as though he will play Sunday, but that is not guaranteed. Wide receiver Diontae Johnson (knee), linebacker Alex Highsmith (groin) and defensive tackle Carlos Davis (knee) also did not practice. Cornerback Joe Haden (groin) and star pass-rusher T.J. Watt (groin) were limited participants.
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Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (-5)
For the Colts, the focus will be on quarterback Carson Wentz, who sprained both ankles last Sunday. He did not practice Wednesday, nor did linebacker Jordan Glasgow (concussion), wide receiver Zach Pascal (illness), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (calf) and offensive tackle Braden Smith (foot/thumb). Wide receiver Parris Campbell (abdomen) was limited.
Several defensive players in Tennessee missed practice on Wednesday, as linebacker Jayon Brown (hamstring), pass rusher Bud Dupree (knee) and cornerback Caleb Farley (shoulder) did not participate. Joining them on the sideline were tight end Anthony Firkser (knee), center Ben Jones (knee) and offensive guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder). Wide receiver A.J. Brown and linebacker Derick Roberson were limited participants with knee injuries. There was some good news, however, as left tackle Taylor Lewan was a full participant with his knee injury after missing Sunday's game, as was right tackle Ty Sambrailo with a foot injury.
Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills (-7.5)
Defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis did not practice for Washington on Wednesday due to the knee injury sustained last week against the Giants. Star running back Antonio Gibson was a limited participant with a shoulder injury, but his status for Sunday's matchup against Buffalo shouldn't be in question.
The only Bill who did not practice Wednesday due to a medical issue was defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, who is dealing with a groin injury. Wide receiver Gabriel Davis (ankle), safety Micah Hyde (neck) and cornerback Dane Jackson (knee) were limited participants.
New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots (-3)
The Saints certainly missed offensive lineman Erik McCoy last week against the Panthers, but he missed practice again on Wednesday with his calf injury. Cornerback Marshon Lattimore (hand), defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson (knee), offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton (knee), linebacker Pete Werner (hamstring), cornerback P.J. Williams (back) and pass rusher Payton Turner (elbow) were limited participants.
For the Patriots, linebacker Matt Judon was the only non-participant due to a knee injury. Offensive lineman Trent Brown (calf) and running back Damien Harris (finger) were limited participants.
Baltimore Ravens (-8) at Detroit Lions
The Ravens were missing several notable players on Wednesday. Safety DeShon Elliott (concussion), left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle), defensive tackle Brandon Williams (neck), defensive end Derek Wolfe (hip/back) and cornerback Tavon Young (knee) all sat out. Wide receiver Marquise Brown and cornerback Jimmy Smith were limited with ankle injuries.
Lions linebacker Jamie Collins missed practice on Wednesday, but it's not injury related. It was reported later in the day that he's being shopped around. Pass rusher Trey Flowers (shoulder/knee) and wide receiver Tyrell Williams (concussion) did not participate either. Defensive end Michael Brockers (shoulder), linebacker Romeo Okwara (shoulder), wide receiver Kalif Raymond (thigh), defensive end Kevin Strong (concussion) and running back D'Andre Swift (groin) were all limited participants.
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5)
Several defensive starters missed practice on Wednesday for the Chargers. Among them were pass rusher Joey Bosa (foot/ankle), cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (shoulder), safety Derwin James (toe) and defensive lineman Justin Jones (calf).
All Chiefs were at practice on Wednesday. However, linebacker Anthony Hitchens (abdomen), defensive lineman, Chris Jones (wrist) and defensive lineman Derrick Nnadi (hip) were all limited participants.
New York Jets at Denver Broncos (-10.5)
Jets wideout Jamison Crowder (groin) and defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers (calf) did not practice while linebacker Jamien Sherwood was a limited participant with an ankle injury. Interestingly, rookie quarterback Zach Wilson was listed on the injury report with a groin injury, but was a full participant.
Nose tackle Mike Purcell was the only Bronco who missed practice on Wednesday, as he's dealing with a knee injury. Tight end Noah Fant (ankle), offensive guard Graham Glasgow (illness), defensive end Shelby Harris (wrist), wide receiver Tim Patrick (hip) and wide receiver Courtland Sutton (hip) were limited participants.
Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders (-4)
Tagovailoa has been ruled out with his ribs injury, and he was the only Dolphin not at practice on Wednesday. Offensive lineman Jesse Davis (knee) and wide receiver Jakeem Grant Sr. (ankle) were limited participants.
Raiders offensive guard Richie Incognito (calf), running back Josh Jacobs (ankle), safety Dallin Leavitt (concussion) and safety Roderic Teamer (ankle) did not participate in practice, while linebackers Nick Kwiatkoski (concussion), defensive end Carl Nassib (pectoral/toe), defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (hamstring) and defensive tackle Darius Philon (knee) were limited participants. Quarterback Derek Carr was listed on the injury report after his ankle injury scare last week, but he was a full participant.
Seattle Seahawks (-1.5) at Minnesota Vikings
The Seahawks were missing several offensive players at practice on Wednesday, as wide receiver Dee Eskridge (concussion), running back Rashaad Penny (calf), offensive tackle Brandon Shell (ankle) and wide receiver Freddie Swain (back) did not participate. Defensive tackle Bryan Mone was a limited participant with an elbow injury.
Only one Viking was absent from practice on Wednesday, but it was one of their most important players, as running back Dalvin Cook sat out with an ankle injury. Linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), left tackle Christian Darrisaw (groin), cornerback Patrick Peterson (toe), linebacker Eric Kendricks (hip), defensive end Everson Griffen (concussion) and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (back/shoulder) were all limited participants.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1.5) at Los Angeles Rams
Wide receiver Jaydon Mickens (abdomen) and pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul (hand/shoulder) missed practice on Wednesday for the Buccaneers. Star wide receiver Antonio Brown was also placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Pass rusher Leonard Floyd (ankle) and running back Darrell Henderson Jr. (ribs) did not practice on Wednesday for Los Angeles.
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (-3.5)
For Green Bay, offensive guard Elgton Jenkins (ankle) was the only player who did not practice on Wednesday. Tight end Josiah Deguara (concussion), defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster (back), safety Vernon Scott (hamstring) and cornerback Eric Stokes (quadricep) were limited participants.
49ers pass rusher Arik Armstead (adductor), defensive tackle Kevin Givens (ankle), running back JaMycal Hasty (ankle) and running back Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) did not participate in practice. Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee), cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (knee) and running back Trey Sermon (concussion) were limited participants.