It’s already been a busy week in the NFL and we’re only three games into the schedule.
There are 13 more slated for Sunday and the 26 teams taking part have handed in their injury reports for the week. Thankfully, there are no cases of trauma induced by wishbones or Black Friday shopping on any of them.
We’ve got a roundup of what injuries are worth watching for all the games right here.
Vikings at Bears
It doesn’t look good for Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. He didn’t do anything but stretch at Friday’s practice and he’s been listed as doubtful to make his return from an ankle injury. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is waiting for clearance from an independent neurologist on Saturday. If he gets it he’ll almost certainly move from questionable to probable. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is out after having his knee scoped.
Raiders at Bengals
It’s another week without running back Darren McFadden, defensive tackle Richard Seymour and running back Mike Goodson for the Raiders. Running back Taiwan Jones is also questionable in the injury ravaged Oakland backfield. Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins and tight end Richard Quinn are doubtful for the otherwise healthy Bengals.
Steelers at Browns
Steelers quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich are out, leaving the job to Charlie Batch. Tackle Marcus Gilbert and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery have also been ruled out by Pittsburgh. Safety Troy Polamalu is doubtful after a long-awaited, limited return to practice on Friday and wide receiver Antonio Brown is questionable. Cornerback Joe Haden plans to play for the Browns, who ruled out cornerback Dimitri Patterson and safety Raymond Ventrone.
Bills at Colts
There are 16 probable Bills, including running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. Spiller’s getting the start on Sunday, though. The Colts could get tight end Coby Fleener back after the rookie was listed as questionable, but cornerback Vontae Davis is likely to miss his fourth straight game after drawing a doubtful tag.
Titans at Jaguars
The Titans have a group of questionable players, although none of them play major roles for the team. Running backs Maurice Jones-Drew and Greg Jones will miss another Jaguars game. Safety Dwight Lowery and cornerback Rashean Mathis could return after landing questionable designations.
Broncos at Chiefs
With cornerback Tracy Porter cleared to return, the Broncos are light on injury issues to watch. The Chiefs may be soliciting volunteers on the offensive line with tackle Branden Albert doubtful and guards Jon Asamoah and Ryan Lilja questionable for Sunday. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is probable, however.
Seahawks at Dolphins
Seven Seahawks are probable, including running back Marshawn Lynch, and all are expected to be healthy enough to play. The Dolphins are in pretty much the same shape, outside of tagging linebacker Austin Spitler as questionable.
Falcons at Buccaneers
Wide receiver Julio Jones, cornerback Asante Samuel and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon are listed as questionable for the Falcons, although all three players were able to practice this week. Safety Charles Mitchell is out. The Buccaneers don’t have much to report on their injury report. Safety Cody Grimm is out and cornerback Eric Wright is questionable with an Achilles injury.
Ravens at Chargers
Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith will miss another game after sports hernia surgery. Cornerback Chris Johnson is doubtful, defensive end Pernell McPhee is questionable and 13 Ravens are probable on an injury report made more comprehensive following their fine for not reporting safety Ed Reed’s shoulder injury. The Chargers hope to get defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin back this week as he’s listed as questionable after missing last week’s loss to the Broncos. Linebacker Larry English and wide receiver Eddie Royal are out, while guard Tyronne Green and tight end Dante Rosario are doubtful.
Rams at Cardinals
Linebacker Mario Haggan is out for Arizona and wide receiver Danny Amendola is doubtful after missing practice all week with an injured foot. Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is questionable, but rookie Ryan Lindley gets the start for Arizona. Defensive end Calais Campbell and running back LaRod Stephens-Howling are both questionable while running back Beanie Wells is probable to make his return from a stint on injured reserve.
49ers at Saints
The 49ers aren’t saying who will start for them at quarterback, which makes Alex Smith doubly questionable. New Orleans could be in trouble at right tackle with Charles Brown out and Zach Strief questionable. Defensive end Junior Galette and cornerbacks Elbert Mack and Corey White have been ruled out.
Packers at Giants
Linebacker Clay Matthews, safety Charles Woodson, cornerback Sam Shields and linebacker Terrell Manning are all out for the Packers. Wide receiver Greg Jennings is questionable after making a return from a torn abdominal muscle at practice this week. The Giants have ruled out wide receiver Domenik Hixon and linebacker Jacquian Williams. Safety Kenny Phillps is questionable, although he has predicted a return to action this week.