All 32 NFL teams have had to deal with injuries throughout the season, and Week 8 is no different. From star quarterbacks to key defensive players, several teams are facing challenges on the injury front. In this comprehensive injury report, we’ll break down the latest updates on the notable injuries around the league.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills (-8.5)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Buffalo Bills are set to face off on Thursday night, and both teams have players dealing with injuries. For the Buccaneers, offensive guard Matt Feiler and safety Kaevon Merriweather have been ruled out with knee and ankle injuries, respectively. Wide receiver Chris Godwin is listed as questionable with a neck injury, but he was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Quarterback Baker Mayfield is also questionable with a knee injury, but he participated fully in practice on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Vita Vea is another key player for the Buccaneers who is listed as questionable with a groin injury.
The Bills, on the other hand, will be without tight end Dawson Knox, linebacker Baylon Spector, and tight end Quintin Morris, who are all ruled out with wrist, hamstring, and ankle injuries, respectively. Defensive tackle Ed Oliver is listed as questionable with a toe injury but was a limited participant in practice throughout the week.
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (-9.5)
The New England Patriots will be missing defensive end Keion White, who is dealing with a concussion. Several other players, including offensive tackle Calvin Anderson, defensive tackle Christian Barmore, and tight end Hunter Henry, were limited participants in practice due to various injuries. The Dolphins, on the other hand, have a lengthy injury report. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill, safety Jevon Holland, fullback Alec Ingold, and running back Raheem Mostert did not practice due to hip, concussion, foot, and ankle injuries, respectively. Wide receiver River Cracraft, cornerback Xavien Howard, cornerback Kader Kohou, and offensive lineman Connor Williams were limited participants.
Dallas Cowboys (-6.5) at Los Angeles Rams
The Dallas Cowboys have a clean bill of health as all players were healthy at practice, except for defensive back Juanyeh Thomas, who was a full participant with a hamstring injury. The Los Angeles Rams had several players limited in practice, including defensive tackle Larrell Murchison, linebacker Ernest Jones, linebacker Byron Young, safety Russ Yeast, and receiver Ben Skowronek. Head coach Sean McVay, however, stated that he doesn’t expect their injuries to affect their availability for Sunday’s game. Tackle Joe Noteboom, who had been recovering from a groin injury, was not limited in practice.
New York Giants at New York Jets (-3)
The New York Giants’ injury report includes running back Gary Brightwell, who did not practice due to a hamstring injury. Several key players, including quarterback Daniel Jones, running back Saquon Barkley, and tight end Darren Waller, were limited participants in practice due to various injuries. For the New York Jets, wide receiver Randall Cobb and offensive guard Joe Tippmann did not practice due to shoulder and quadriceps injuries, respectively. Offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, cornerback Michael Carter II, and wide receiver Irvin Charles were limited participants. In positive news, cornerbacks Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed were full participants after recently suffering concussions.
Indianapolis Colts (-1) at New Orleans Saints
The Indianapolis Colts had several players who did not practice due to various injuries, including cornerback JuJu Brents, tight end Kylen Granson, defensive tackle Eric Johnson II, running back Zack Moss, and offensive tackle Braden Smith. The New Orleans Saints were without offensive lineman James Hurst and star running back Alvin Kamara, who did not practice due to ankle injuries and an illness, respectively. Several other players, including tight end Juwan Johnson, defensive back J.T. Gray, and offensive tackle Landon Young, were limited participants in practice.
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings (PICK)
The Green Bay Packers were missing running back Aaron Jones, tight end Luke Musgrave, and guard Josh Myers from practice due to hamstring and ankle injuries. Corner Jaire Alexander, linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, guard Elgton Jenkins, tackle Yosh Nijman, and defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt were limited participants in practice. The Minnesota Vikings did not hold an official practice on Wednesday, but they listed tight end T.J. Hockenson and linebacker Brian Asamoah II as nonparticipants. Guard Ezra Cleveland and receiver Jalen Nailor were limited participants.
Houston Texans (-3) at Carolina Panthers
For the Houston Texans, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and wide receiver Robert Woods missed practice with knee and foot injuries, respectively. Tight end Brevin Jordan, offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, and defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway were limited participants. Wide receiver Tank Dell returned to practice as a full participant. The Carolina Panthers had several players who did not practice, including safety Vonn Bell, wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr., and tight end Stephen Sullivan. Several others, including offensive guard Austin Corbett and right tackle Taylor Moton, were limited participants.
Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5) at Washington Commanders
The Philadelphia Eagles were missing cornerback Bradley Roby from practice due to a shoulder injury. Defensive tackle Milton Williams was limited with a heel injury, while safety Reed Blankenship was a full participant with a rib issue. The Washington Commanders did not have linebacker Cody Barton, offensive guard Saahdiq Charles, and wide receiver Curtis Samuel at practice. Offensive lineman Sam Cosmi and tight end Cole Turner were limited participants.
Jacksonville Jaguars (-2.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers
The Jacksonville Jaguars had wide receiver Zay Jones sit out of practice with a knee injury. Cornerback Tyson Campbell, safety Andre Cisco, quarterback Trevor Lawrence, offensive tackle Walker Little, and offensive guard Brandon Scherff were limited participants. The Pittsburgh Steelers were without offensive guard Nate Herbig and defensive back Levi Wallace, who missed practice due to illness and a foot injury, respectively.
Atlanta Falcons (-2.5) at Tennessee Titans
The Atlanta Falcons were missing linebacker Tae Davis from practice due to a concussion. The Titans did not have quarterback Ryan Tannehill and rookie tight end Josh Whyle at practice due to ankle and concussion injuries, respectively. Center Aaron Brewer and cornerback Roger McCreary were limited participants, while wide receiver Treylon Burks and defensive tackle Teair Tart were full participants.
Cleveland Browns at Seattle Seahawks (-3.5)
The Cleveland Browns were dealing with several injuries, including quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has been ruled out for Week 8 due to a shoulder injury. Running back Jerome Ford, Marquise Goodwin, Kareem Hunt, tight end David Njoku, and linebacker Sione Takitaki missed practice due to various injuries. Defensive end Ogbo Okoronkwo, linebacker Anthony Walker, and offensive tackle Jedrick Wills were limited participants. The Seahawks held out guard Phil Haynes, receiver Tyler Lockett, linebacker Bobby Wagner, running back Kenneth Walker III, and linebacker Uchenna Nwosu from practice due to injury. DK Metcalf was a full participant after missing last week’s game.
Baltimore Ravens (-8.5) at Arizona Cardinals
The Baltimore Ravens were missing running back Keaton Mitchell, linebacker Roquan Smith, and safety Marcus Williams from practice due to hamstring injuries. Cornerback Kevon Seymour was limited with an ankle injury. The Arizona Cardinals had several players who did not practice, including linebacker Krys Barnes, defensive lineman Kevin Strong, and offensive lineman Elijah Wilkinson. Corner Antonio Hamilton, wideout Zach Pascal, and safety Jalen Thompson were limited participants.
Kansas City Chiefs (-7.5) at Denver Broncos
The Kansas City Chiefs were without linebacker Nick Bolton, who was absent from practice due to a wrist injury that is expected to keep him out for about two months. Safety Mike Edwards, running back Jerick McKinnon, and wide receiver Justin Watson were full participants. The Denver Broncos did not have running back Dwayne Washington at practice due to a knee injury, while safety Justin Simmons was limited with a hip injury.
Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers (-5.5)
The Cincinnati Bengals had linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither as the only player who did not practice due to a knee injury. Offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. was limited with a groin injury. The 49ers were without quarterback Brock Purdy, tackle Trent Williams, and receiver Deebo Samuel at practice. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw was given a rest day.