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NFL Week 2 injuries: Josh Jacobs ruled out vs. Steelers; Bears, Vikings missing key players

NFL Week 2 injuries: Josh Jacobs ruled out vs. Steelers; Bears, Vikings missing key players

A complete rundown of every team’s final injury report heading into Week 2

USA Today

Injuries are part of life in the NFL, even if they’re no fun. And plenty of teams have already seen physical ailments affect their early-season performance. Just look at Washington, which called upon backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke to kick off Week 2 after Ryan Fitzpatrick went down with a hip injury in the opener. As we look ahead to this weekend’s action, which teams are missing key starters? Which ones are relatively healthy? We’ve got you covered with a full rundown.

Find below full, final injury reports for every team going into Week 2:

Patriots (-6) at Jets

Trent Brown is trending in the right direction; he was limited during Friday’s practice after missing Thursday’s practice. Cajuste and Perkins were limited all week, while Smith was limited on Thursday and Friday. Given their health questions at receiver, expect Zach Wilson to continue to look Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios‘ way. Davis and Berrios combined to catch 10 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets’ Week 1 loss to the Panthers. 

49ers (-3) at Eagles

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Bengals at Bears (-2.5)

Whether it’s Andy Dalton or Justin Fields or a little bit of both in Windy City (all indications are that Dalton will remain QB1, with Fields getting an increased gadget role), the Bears are sporting some concerning injuries on both sides of the ball. Peters was brought in to be the top left tackle but hasn’t been consistently healthy for years. Both Mooney and Goodwin, meanwhile, are the Bears’ top speed options at pass catcher.

Texans at Browns (-13)

Brown was limited Friday after missing practice on Wednesday or Thursday. If he does miss Sunday’s game, he would be replaced by Jordan Akins, who did not catch either of his two targets last week. 

Schwartz, who caught three passes for 69 yards in last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, was limited in practice throughout the week. 

Broncos (-6) at Jaguars

  • Broncos: TBA
  • Jaguars: TBA

Bills (-3) at Dolphins

  • Bills: TBA
  • Dolphins: TBA

Saints (-3.5) at Panthers

  • Saints: TBA
  • Panthers: None

Rams (-3.5) at Colts

  • Rams: TBA
  • Colts: TBA

Raiders at Steelers (-6)

Jacobs is a big loss for the Raiders offense, but Las Vegas is fortunate to have another running back with starting experience in Kenyan Drake. While Drake did not make much of an impact as a runner in last week’s win over the Ravens, he did catch each of his five targets for 59 yards. 

Haden, Bush and Gentry were limited during Friday’s practice, so that’s a good sign that each of them could be on the field on Sunday. Haden would be a big loss for a Steelers’ defense that limited Josh Allen to just 254 net passing yards last Sunday. His absence would lead to more snaps for Justin Layne and nickleback Pierre Thomas

Vikings at Cardinals (-3.5)

Minnesota is beat up on the defensive side of the ball after falling to the Bengals in Week 1. Barr hasn’t played since early in 2020, but Kendricks, in particular, would represent a notable loss at the heart of the unit. Griffen, meanwhile, who was injured in a car crash Thursday, is set to be replaced up front with Stephen Weatherly and Patrick Jones II.

Falcons at Buccaneers (-12.5)

Titans at Seahawks (-6.5)

  • Titans: TBA
  • Seahawks: TBA

Cowboys at Chargers (-3.5)

  • Cowboys: TBA
  • Chargers: TBA

Chiefs (-3.5) at Ravens

  • Chiefs: TBA
  • Ravens: TBA

Lions at Packers (-11)

  • Lions: TBA
  • Packers: TBA

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