NFL Week 3 Injuries: Justin Herbert, Alvin Kamara listed as questionable; Michael Pittman is back

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justin herbert 2 usatsi NFL Week 3 Injuries: Justin Herbert, Alvin Kamara listed as questionable; Michael Pittman is back

We’re in the midst of Week 3 in the NFL with the Steelers and Browns kicking us off Thursday night, and now the main course is on deck with a full slate of games on Sunday. Of course, injuries will be a major storyline as we enter the weekend, especially as most teams across the league submit their final injury reports.

Despite a stellar start to the season, the Bills’ defense could be without several key weapons when they travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. Meanwhile, the status of Chargers superstar quarterback Justin Herbert also remains fluid as Jacksonville prepares to host the Jaguars.

Teams have completed the practice week, released their final injury reports and released game standings for Week 3. Below, you can find each of those reports and some of the biggest injuries.

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Kansas City is without kicker Harrison Butker as he deals with another left ankle injury. In his place, Matt Ammendola will retain the kicking duties after making two of his field goals and three of his extra points in the Chiefs’ Week 2 win over the Chargers. Meanwhile, receiver Mecole Hartman (heel) practiced fully Friday after being a limited participant to start the week and held no positions.

The biggest news for the Colts is that Michael Pittman Jr. will get a boost in their receiving game. Not holding a position after being a full participant in Friday’s practice. Pitman missed last week’s match with a quad injury. Rookie wideout Alec Pierce will also play after clearing concussion protocol. As for Leonard, he was out, but head coach Frank Reich called the linebacker a “really good week” this week. He also hasn’t suffered any setbacks, so his return could be just around the corner.

Lions rookie pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson returned to practice on a limited basis Friday after sitting out the first two practices of the week with a hamstring injury. He is officially questionable. Meanwhile, running back De’Andre Swift was listed as questionable days later.

Neither Booth nor Smith practiced all week, so it wouldn’t be a complete surprise to see them dropped. Hendricks’ status will remain to be monitored after he entered the injury report on Friday as a limited participant due to a toe injury and is now questionable.

Collins didn’t practice all week, but the team still lists him as questionable and remains hopeful he can play in Week 3. If he can’t, De’Ante Smith or Hakeem Adeniji will get the nod to start at right tackle. .

With the Jets, quarterback Jack Wilson is on the sidelines as he recovers from a preseason knee injury, but this could be his final week on the sidelines. In his absence, Joe Flacco will continue to play under center. Meanwhile, Davis and Fant were the only two Jets in question defined on Friday, while the rest were listed as full participants.

Analysis to come.

Analysis to come.

A promising sign for New Orleans is that quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Alvin Kamara were both able to practice all week, albeit on a limited basis. The fact that neither suffered a setback is encouraging that they can go into Week 3.

Christian McCaffrey was a full participant Friday and held no position after an ankle injury forced him to miss Wednesday’s practice and be limited Tuesday.

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (-5.5).

  • Bills: S Micah Hyde (neck), CB Dane Jackson (neck), DT Ed Oliver (ankle), DT Jordan Phillips (hamstring) out; WR Gabe Davis (ankle), TE Dawson Knox (foot), C Mitch Morse (elbow), S Jordan Boyer (foot), DT Tim Settle (calf) are questionable.
  • Dolphins: TE Sethan Carter (concussion), TE Hunter Long (ankle) OUT; D Deron Armstead (toe), TD Raequan Davis (knee), CB Xavion Howard (hip), WR Cedric Wilson Jr. (ribs, toe) is questionable

Buffalo’s defense was missing several key players when it faced the Dolphins, including Hyde, Oliver and Phillips. Oliver’s exclusion is a bit of a surprise, given that he has been limited in training all week. All other players who have already been sent off did not take to the training ground. Meanwhile, Gabe Davis has been limited all week and is officially questionable, but told reporters this week that he’s “100 percent” likely to play.

Despite not practicing all week, Miami is still confident Terron Armstead will be able to play in Week 3, officially listing him as questionable. When asked about it this week, head coach Mike McDaniel said “it’s really up in the air.”

Analysis to come.

Analysis to come.

Analysis to come.

Analysis to come.

Jacksonville Jaguars (-3) at Los Angeles Chargers

Jacksonville was remarkably healthy all week, but listed Shaquille Griffin on its final injury report after appearing Friday with a groin injury. He is officially questionable. Outside of him, everyone else should be full cruise.

The Chargers have officially listed quarterback Justin Herbert as questionable for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. He fractured his ribs in the 2nd week. Herbert was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, but was ruled out of Friday’s session. The Chargers fell from -7 to -3 on Friday for this game at Caesars Sportsbook. For Herbert, both sides can decide whether the pain tolerance and playing him is worth the risk. Meanwhile, Keenan Allen also did not practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Neither JC Jackson nor Corey Linsley practiced all week.

Bakhtiari was limited both Thursday and Friday, an encouraging sign that he could make his Week 3 debut. Head coach Matt LaFleur noted that we won’t know his status until Sunday, so he appears to be a true game-time decision. Despite being listed as questionable, rookie wideout Christian Watson did not practice Thursday or Friday with a hamstring injury. On a more positive note, Allan Lazard did not get the job after missing Thursday’s session and returning to training on a limited basis on Friday.

Tampa Bay will cut its top two wide receivers in Week 3. Not only is Mike Evans serving a one-game suspension, but Chris Godwin ruled him out last week with a hamstring injury. Tom Brady — listed on the injury report with a right finger injury — is out. With Cage, Jones and Berryman all listed as questionable, the veteran quarterback could play with limited weapons.

Analysis to come.

Analysis to come.

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