Week 5: Injuries to monitor for all 32 teams

by Brady

Last update: 10/7/18 at 12:00pm

A lot of what I do is simply monitoring injuries. It’s very depressing. Anyway, here is what is going on with each team. Keep in mind I’m only tracking players that I think are impactful.

Arizona Cardinals:
-WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) is day to day, but played week 4. He is fine.

Atlanta Falcons:
-LB Deion Jones (foot) was placed on IR.
-S Keanu Neal tore his ACL in the opener.
-S Ricardo Allen tore his Achilles and was placed on season ending IR.
-RB Devonta Freeman (knee) was INACTIVE weeks 2, 3, and 4. He is expected to return week 5.
-G Andy Levitre aggravated his existing elbow injury during his week 2 game and did not return. He is heading to IR.
-DT Grady Jarrett injured his ankle week 4. He is expected to be OUT week 5.

Baltimore Ravens:
-RB Kenneth Dixon has been placed on IR after injuring his knee week 1.
-RB Alex Collins (knee) will play week 5. He missed practice Thursday (10/4), but it was precautionary. He returned to practice Friday (10/5).
-TE Hayden Hurst was inactive the first 4 weeks of the season (foot). He is expected to play week 5.
-CB Jimmy Smith is returning from suspension week 5.
-CB Brandon Carr (knee) is QUESTIONABLE for Week 5.

Buffalo Bills:
-S Micah Hyde (groin) left his week 4 game and did not return. He did not practice all week and is INACTIVE for week 5.

Carolina Panthers:
-TE Greg Olsen re-injured his foot week 1. He is confirmed OUT for week 5, but the Panthers have confidence he could return week 6.
-LB Thomas Davis was suspended for the first four games, will return week 5.
-OT Daryl Williams (knee) has been placed on IR.
-OG Trai Turner has a concussion and was INACTIVE weeks 2 and 3. He was on bye week 4. He practiced in full all week and will play wee 5.

Chicago Bears:
-WR  Anthony Miller left his week 3 game with a dislocated his shoulder. He is OUT week 4.
-CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) was INACTIVE week 4 and is OUT week 5.
-LB Sam Acho injured his pectoral during his week 4 game and is on season ending IR.

Cincinnati Bengals:
-RB Joe Mixon was hurt in week 2 (knee) on TNF and was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4. He will play week 5.
-RB Geo Bernard (thigh) was injured during his week 4 game and will be out 2-4 weeks.
-OL Billy Price (foot) was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4. He is OUT week 5.
-LB Vontaze Burfict is still returning from suspension for week 5.
-TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is out of the season.
-WR John Ross (groin) is OUT week 5.

Cleveland Browns:
-CB Terrance Mitchell broke his forearm week 4 and has been placed on IR. He has a chance to return this year.

Dallas Cowboys:
-C Travis Frederick (illness) has been placed on IR. He has not played this season.
-WR Terrance Williams (foot) has been placed on IR.
-LB Sean Lee re-injured his hamstring and had to leave his week 3 game. He is expected to miss multiple weeks. He was INACTIVE week 4 and is OUT week 5.
-DT Antwaun Wood injured his calf week 4 and did not return. Woods was already playing through a groin injury, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he missed week 5. He was limited in practice all week and is QUESTIONABLE.
-CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5 after being limited all week.

Denver Broncos:
-RT Jared Veldheer (knee) has been ruled INACTIVE for Week 5.
-P Marquette King (thigh) is DOUBTFUL for week 5.
-CB Tramaine Brock is INACTIVE week 5.

Detroit Lions:
-DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) was INACTIVE week 3 and 4. He is OUT week 5.
-G T.J. Lang left week 4 with a concussion. Lang has a long history with concussions. He is OUT week 5.
-WR Marvin Jones (ankle) showed up late on the injury report, but he is ACTIVE.
-S Quandre Diggs (hand) is QUESTIONABLE for Week 5. He was limited all week.
-DL Da’Shawn Hand (ankle) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5. He was limited in practice Thursday (10/4) and Friday (10/5).
-CB Nevin Lawson (illness) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5, but practiced in full on Friday (10/5), so he will likely play.
-S Tracy Walker (ankle) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5. He was limited in practice all week, but then practiced in full (10/5). Therefore, he will likely play.
-S Tavon Wilson (back) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5. He was limited all week.

Green Bay Packers:
-QB Aaron Rodgers is still dealing with a knee injury from week 1, but should keep playing through it.
-CB Kevin King injured his groin during his week 2 game and did not return. He was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4. He will play week 5.
-CB Davon House (shoulder) has been placed on IR.
-DT Muhammad Wilkerson suffered an ankle injury during week 3 and is on IR.
-WR Devante Adams (calf) is ACTIVE week 5.
-WR Randall Cobb (hamstring) was INACTIVE week 4. He apparently was not close to playing. He is OUT week 5.
-WR Geronimo Allison (concussion) is INACTIVE week 5.
-RG Justin McCray (shoulder) was INACTIVE week 4. He is QUESTIONABLE week 5 after being limited in practice all week.
-WR Geronimo Allison left his week 4 game with a concussion. He is QUESTIONABLE week 5.
-CB Jaire Alexander left his week 4 game with a groin injury and did not return. He is QUESTIONABLE week 5 after being limited all week.
-CB Bashaud Breeland (hamstring) is QUESTIONABLE week 5. He showed up on the injury report Friday (10/5) as limited.

Houston Texans:
-RT Seantrel Henderson left his week 1 game with an ankle injury and has been placed on IR.
-CB Kevin Johnson suffered a concussion during last weeks game. He has since been placed on IR.
-CB Aaron Colvin (ankle) is expected to miss at least six weeks. He is OUT week 5.
-WR Bruce Ellington left his week 3 game with a hamstring injury. He has been placed on IR.
-WR Will Fuller injured his hamstring during his week 4 game. This has been a recurring injury for him. He is expected to play week 5.
-WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) will be a game time decision week 5.
-RB Lamar Miller (chest) is QUESTIONABLE, but the Texans are pessimistic that he is going to play.
-LB Brian Peters (ankle) left his week 4 game and did not return. He is OUT week 5.

Indianapolis Colts:
-RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) was INACTIVE weeks 1 and 2, played partially in week 3, ad was INACTIVE in week 4. He is OUT for TNF week 5.
-LT Anthony Castonzo (hamstring) was INACTIVE  week 1, 2, 3, and 4. He is officially QUESTIONABLE week 4.
-TE Jack Doyle (hip) was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4. He has been ruled OUT for week 5.
-CB Quincy Wilson (concussion) was INACTIVE week 3 and 4, and has been ruled OUT for week 5.
-CB Kenny Moore suffered a concussion during his week 4 game and is OUT for week 5.
-RT Joe Haeg injured his ankle during his week 3 game. and has been placed on IR.
-WR TY Hilton (hamstring) is OUT for week 5.
-RT Denzelle Good is OUT for week 5 for personal reasons.

Jacksonville Jaguars:
-RB Leonard Fournette left his week 1 game with a hamstring injury and was INACTIVE week 2 and 3. He played week 4, but left the game after re-aggravating his hamstring. HE IS INACTIVE week 5.
-OT Cam Robinson tore his ACL in the Jags week 2 game.
-CB D.J. Hayden (toe) was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4. He is OUT week 5.

Kansas City Chiefs:
-S Eric Berry is till recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered week 1 of last year. He has not practiced or played this year. He is DOUBTFUL week 5 aka he isn’t playing.
-Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is ACTIVE week 5.

Los Angeles Chargers:
-DE Joey Bosa was INACTIVE weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4 with a foot injury. He is out “indefinitely.” The latest (9/26) is he will be out at least 8 weeks.
-RT Joe Barksdale suffered a knee injury lasts week and did not return. He was INACTIVE weeks 2, 3, and 4. He is not expected to play week 5 (officially DOUBTFUL).
-DT Corey Liuget returns from suspension week 5.
-WR Travis Benjamin re-injured his foot week 4. He is OUT week 5.
-LB Kyzir White (knee) is OUT week 5.

Los Angeles Rams:
-LB Mark Barron (ankle) was INACTIVE weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4. He was limited in practice and is QUESTIONABLE week 5.
-K Greg “the Leg” Zuerlein had to leave the week 2 game with a groin injury. He is not going to play week 5.
-CB Aqib Talib suffered a high ankle sprain during week 3 and was then placed on IR. He should be back in Decemberish.
-CB Marcus Peters suffered a calf strain during week 3. He was surprisingly active in week 4 TNF.
-TE Tyler Higbee (knee) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5. He was limited Friday (10/5), but missed practice Wednesday (10/3) and Thursday (10/4).

Miami Dolphins:
-DE Cameron Wake (knee) is OUT for Week 5
-LG Josh Sitton (shoulder) is done for the season.
-DE William Hayes suffered a knee injury during his week 3 game and is on IR.
-FS Reshad Jones (shoulder) was a surprise inactive week 4. He’s expected to return week 5 after not being listed on the injury report.
-DaVante Parker (quad) was inactive week 4. He is INACTIVE week 5 after being limited in practice all week.
-C Daniel Kilgore tore his tricpes during his week 4 game and is done for the year.
-CB Bobby McCain injured his knee during his week 4 game and is OUT week 5.
-DE Andre Branch (knee) is QUESTIONABLE. He missed practice Wednesday (10/3) and was limited Thursday (10/4) and Friday (10/5).
-LB Stephone Anthony is QUESTIONABLE week 5, but practiced in full all week.
-LB Chase Allen (foot) is QUESTIONABLE week 5 after being limited all week.

Minnesota Vikings:
-RB Dalvin Cook injured his hamstring week 2 and did not return. He was OUT week 3 and played on a limited basis for week 4. He is unexpected to play week 5.
-DE Everson Griffen (personal) is OUT week 5. He missed weeks 3 and 4 as well.

New England Patriots:
-RB Jeremy Hill tore his ACL last week and is out for the season.
-RB Rex Burkhead hurt his neck during his week 3 game and did not return. He was dealing with concussion issues earlier in the year. He has been placed on IR.
-WR Julian Edelman is returning back from suspension week 5. He will play.
-WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) was INACTIVE week 3 but played on a limited basis week 4.
-CB Eric Rowe was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4.
-LB Ja’Whaun Bentle was placed on IR.
-TE Rob Gronkowski left his week 4 game with an ankle injury. The Patriots were up 31-0, so it’s not a surprise he didn’t return. He will play week 5.

New Orleans Saints:
-RB Mark Ingram is returning from suspension for week 5.
-CB Patrick Robinson injured his ankle during his week 3 game and will be on IR.
-WR Ted Ginn (knee) is OUT week 5.

New York Giants:
-DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) has not played this year. He is OUT week 5.
-C Jon Halapio fractured his fibula and ankle against the Cowboys in week 2. He has been placed on IR.
-CB Eli Apple injured his groin in the week 2 game against the Cowboys. He was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4. He will return week 5.
-TE Evan Engram sprained his MCL during his week 3 game. Engram will be out 2-4 weeks. He is OUT week 5.

New York Jets:
-LB Josh Martin suffered a concussion during his week 4 game. He is ACTIVE week 5.
-CB Morris Claiborne left his week 4 game with a stomach injury. He is ACTIVE week 5.
-CB Trumaine Johnson (quad) is INACTIVE week 5.

Oakland Raiders.
-DI Justin Ellis was added to IR (foot).
-OT Donald Penn left his week 3 game with a concussion. He played week 4, but left early with a leg injury. He will play week 5.
-S Karl Joseph left his week 3 game with a leg injury. He was INACTIVE week 4 and is OUT week 5.
-K Mike Nugent went on IR.
-G Kelechi Osemele (knee) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5. He did not practice all week.

Philadelphia Eagles:
-RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) was inactive weeks 2, 3, and 4. He is OUT week 5.
-RB Corey Clement (quad) was INACTIVE week 4. He is QUESTIONABLE week 5, but did not practice all week.
-WR Mike Wallace suffered a lower leg fracture during the week 2 game and has been placed on IR.
-S Rodney McLeod tore his MCL week 3 and is out for the year.
-DT Haloti Ngata (calf) is QUESTIONABLE for Week 5. He showed up on the injury report on Friday (10/5) as limited.

Pittsburgh Steelers:
-RB Le’Veon Bell remains absent with a case of the bad agent.
-CB Mike Hilton (elbow) was INACTIVE week 4. He will play week 5.
-WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) is INACTIVE week 5,
-LB Vince Williams (hamstring) is INACTIVE week 5,
-S Morgan Burnett (groin) is INACTIVE week 5,

San Francisco 49ers:
-QB Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL. He’s out for the season.
-G Joshua Garnett (toe) was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4. He will return week 5.
-SS Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) left his week 2 game and was INACTIVE weeks 3 and 4. He will return week 5.
-RB Matt Breida hyper-extended his knee during his week 3 game. He did not practice Wednesday (9/26). He played 38/60 snaps week 4. He is expected to play week 5.
-CB Richard Sherman (calf) is expected to play week 5.
-LT Joe Staley’s (knee) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5, status is “in doubt” for week 5.
-CB Jimmie Ward (hamstring) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5. He did not practice Friday (10/5), which was his first time on the injury report. That’s usually a bad sign.
-WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring/quad) is game time decision week 5. He was limited Thursday (10/4) and Friday (10/5) after not practicing Wednesday (10/3).
-T Mike McGlinchey (knee) is QUESTIONABLE week 5. He practiced in full Friday (10/5).
-C Weston Richburg (knee) is QUESTIONABLE week 5. He practiced in full Friday (10/5).

Seattle Seahawks:
-LB KJ Wright (knee) is INACTIVE for weeks 2, 3, and 4. He is OUT week 5.
-RB Chris Carson (hip) was INACTIVE week 4. He will return week 5.
-S Earl Thomas (leg) is out for the season after injuring it week 4.
-TE Will Dissly (knee) is out for the season after injuring it week 4.
-DE Frank Clark (food poisoning) is QUESTIONABLE for Week 5, but it sounds like he’s play.
-DE Rasheem Green (ankle) was INACTIVE week 4 and is OUT week 5.

Tamap Bay Buccaneers:
-CB Vernon Hargreaves was placed on season ending IR (shoulder).
-S Chris Conte (knee) has been placed on IR.
-TE OJ Howard injured his knee week 4 and did not return. He is OUT week 5.
-CB Carlton Davis aggravated his groin week 4 and did not return.

Tennessee Titans:
-TE Delanie Walker was placed on IR with a dislocated ankle (I don’t get how that’s possible. Best of luck, Delanie).
-QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) was taken out of week 1. He was ACTIVE week 2, but did not play. He was also ACTIVE week 3, but did not start. He did play after Blaine Gabbert suffered a concussion. He will play week 4, but profootball doc says “He will not be 100% for a while. 
-S Kenny Vaccaro injured his elbow week 4. He is OUT week 5.
-LB Wesley Woodyard injured his shoulder week 4. He is OUT week 5.

Washington Redskins:
-LG Shawn Lauvao (calf) is OUT week 3. They were on bye week 4. He is OUT week 5.
-RB Rob Kelley has been placed on IR
-OT Morgan Moses left week 3 game with a concussion. They were on bye week 4. He will return week 5.
-LT Trent Williams (knee) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5. He practiced in full Friday (10/5).
-WR Josh Doctson (heel) is QUESTIONABLE for week 5. He did not practice all week.

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