NFL Week 1 injuries: Packers without Allen Lazard to start the week, Jets rule out Zach Wilson against Ravens

Week 1 is finally here! With the NFL opener just days away, it also leads to another year of injury reports. Most teams across the league will release their first official injury reports of the season on Wednesday as they prepare for the NFL’s first Sunday of 2022, and we can assess where various hampered players stand to start the week.

On top of that, we’ll also see the final injury report and game statuses for the Bills and Rams ahead of Thursday’s opener. Below you can see who is in and who is out in the Week 1 opener as well as a breakdown of initial injury reports for all other clubs, minus the Broncos and Seahawks who will release their initial injury reports. later in the week leading into “Monday Night Football”.

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Buffalo Bills (-2.5) vs. Los Angeles Rams (Thursday)

The Rams will be without one of their best receivers for Thursday night’s season opener. With Jefferson out, look for Matthew Stafford to dig deeper into Cooper Kupp, newcomer Allen Robinson II, sophomore TuTu Atwell and tight ends Tyler Higbee and Brycen Hopkins.

Both Doyle and Morris were listed as restricted on Wednesday (which was essentially practice for both teams) after not practicing earlier in the week.

Tackle Landon Young (hip) and receiver Tre’Quan Smith (groin) were among five Saints players who did not practice Wednesday. The big news about Saints practice was that Michael Thomas practiced in a limited way. Thomas missed most of last season with an ankle injury and recently struggled with a hamstring injury.

Falcons rookie rookie Drake London has been limited as he continues to work despite a knee injury. Atlanta coach Arthur Smith said London’s progress for the rest of the week will determine whether or not he makes his regular-season debut on Monday.

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Wednesday that tight end George Kittle would not practice due to a groin problem and added that they “should see the light of day.” day”. Offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill (hamstring) is also not expected to practice, according to Shanahan.

Wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring) was the only Bears player who didn’t practice Wednesday. The only other Chicago player on the injury report was defensive lineman Dominique Robinson, who is out with a knee injury.

Pittsburgh listed only two players on its initial injury report and both were limited entrants Wednesday: wide receiver Diontae Johnson (shoulder) and defensive back Marcus Allen (hamstring).

Tight end Devin Asiasi was the only Bengals player not to practice Wednesday. Fellow Canadian Mitchell Wilcox (ankle) was limited, while Drew Sample, another member of the Cincinnati tight ends room, was going full throttle despite a knee injury.

Philadelphia had two notable defensive linemen listed in Wednesday’s injury report as defensive end Derek Barnett (ribs) and defensive end Javon Hargrave (toe) were limited. Cornerback Josiah Scott (hamstring) was also limited. On a positive note, running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) was a full participant during practice.

For the Lions, kicker Austin Seibert (right groin), center Frank Ragnow (groin) and linebacker Julian Okwara (hamstring) were among five players limited on Wednesday.

The Patriots saw the return of running back Ty Montgomery and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn on Wednesday after both missing time in the final days of the preseason.

Miami had 11 limited players, including running backs Chase Edmonds (groin), Myles Gaskin (neck) and receiver Jaylen Waddle (quad). Waddle is on track to face the Patriots after being out all preseason.

JK Dobbins was limited on Wednesday as the third-year running back still works his way up after missing all of last year with a knee injury. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday he would continue to shed light on Dobbins regarding his ability to play on Sunday. Other Ravens injury news includes lineman Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and cornerback Marcus Peters (knee) being restricted in practice.

The big news from New York is that Joe Flacco will start at quarterback in place of second-year signalman Zach Wilson. Head coach Robert Saleh initially kept the door open for Wilson to play in the opener after suffering a torn meniscus and a bone bruise in his knee in preseason. However, Saleh now says Wilson will will likely be out until week 4. That propels Flacco, 37, into the starting role and will face a Ravens team he spent the first decade of his career with and helped win Super Bowl XLVII.

Jacksonville had perfect attendance during practice, but the team listed defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi (calf) as limited.

Commanders were without safety Kam Curl (thumb) in the first practice of the week, while tight ends Logan Thomas (knee) and Cole Turner (hamstring) and wide Cam Sims (concussion) were limited. Head coach Ron Rivera also provided an update on rookie running back Brian Robinson, who was shot in the knee and buttock while resisting a steal. Rivera noted that Robinson’s knee swelling had gone down “enormously” and that he no longer has crutches.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the only player absent from practice for the Browns on Wednesday due to illness. The team also entered him with an elbow injury. Cleveland also listed five players as limited: wide receiver Michael Woods II (hamstring), defensive end Chase Winovich (hamstring), cornerback Greedy Williams (hamstring), safety Grant Delpit ( hip) and tackle Jack Conklin (knee).

Carolina kicker Eddy Pineiro (left hip) was a full participant in the practice and Matt Rhule noted he kicked on Wednesday. Although it’s a promising sign for his status for Sunday, Rhule added that the team could still sign a practice kicker as an emergency option. Meanwhile, tight end/fullback Giovanni Ricci (hip) has been listed as limited.

The only Colts player who was restricted Wednesday was tackle Dennis Kelly, who is out with a knee injury. Indianapolis linebacker Shaquille Leonard was an integral participant as he continues to recover from a back injury.

Houston also had a small injury report. Defensive linemen Rasheem Green and Mario Addison were both limited by hamstring injuries.

The Giants listed outside linebackers Kayvon Thibodeaux (knee) and Azeez Ojulari (calf) as limited, along with Sterling Shepard (Achilles) and safety Dane Belton (clavicle).

In Tennessee, the Titans were without defensive backs Lonnie Johnson and Elijah Molden with groin injuries. Linebacker Chance Campbell (knee) and offensive lineman Jamarco Jones (triceps) were both limited.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters Wednesday that wide receiver Allen Lazard would not practice after “being stepped on last week.” Given that Lazard is expected to be Green Bay’s WR1 to start the season following the trade of Davante Adams this offseason, his potential absence could leave an even bigger hole in the Packers’ passing game.

Jonathan Bullard was the only Vikings player listed in Wednesday’s injury report as the defensive lineman was limited by a bicep injury.

Arizona placed backup quarterback Colt McCoy (calf) on injured reserve. meaning he will have to miss four games. The team also promoted quarterback Trace McSorley from the practice squad. Alongside this update under centre, head coach Kliff Kingsbury said setter JJ Watt is out with a calf injury and is day to day. Tight end Zach Ertz also remains a game time decision.

JJ Watt (calf), Trayvon Mullen Jr. (toe) and Markus Golden (toe) were sidelined from Wednesday’s practice. Tight end Zach Ertz (calf) was a limited entrant, as he and Watt are currently considered hand-to-mouth.

JC Jackson has not practiced as he is still suffering from an ankle injury. The Chargers’ big free-agent acquisition is not supposed to be in the field for Sunday’s AFC West showdown. The Raiders have not reported any injuries.

The Buccaneers had seven players listed on the opening injury report, including receiver Chris Godwin (knee) who was a full participant on Wednesday. His compatriot Julio Jones did not train, but it was not injury-related, according to the team. Cornerback Zyon McCollum was ruled out of the session with a hamstring injury. Elsewhere, running back Giovani Bernard (ankle), receiver Russell Gage (hamstring), safety Logan Ryan (hamstring) and offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs (abdomen) were all limited.

In Dallas, Michael Gallup (knee) trained on a limited basis, as did cornerback Jourdan Lewis (hamstrings). All others were full participants.

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