Week Three injury report roundup


We cover all of the biggest injury stories throughout the day on Friday, but feel free to use this as a one-stop shop to catch up on those posts and any other names worth mentioning that we’ll throw in here every Friday.

Rams at Bears

The big story here is the running backs. Steven Jackson is questionable after missing practice all week because of a groin injury and Matt Forte will miss the game after spraining his ankle in the Bears’ loss to the Packers. Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers is out of his walking boot, but won’t play Sunday. Tackle Rodger Saffold is also out for St. Louis.

Bills at Browns

The Browns will be without linebacker James-Michael Johnson and tight end Alex Smith, while kick returner Josh Cribbs is questionable. For Buffalo, safety Jairus Byrd and linebacker Nick Barnett are both expected to play despite missing practice all week.

Buccaneers at Cowboys

The Cowboys ruled out defensive tackle Jay Ratliff for the third straight game. Defensive end Kenyon Coleman is also out and safety Gerald Sensabaugh isn’t likely to play because of a calf injury. The Buccaneers ruled out cornerback Anthony Gaitor, but are otherwise light on injuries.

Jaguars at Colts

Colts wide receiver Austin Collie practiced all week, but his status is contingent on a meeting with doctors Saturday. Linebacker Pat Angerer and guard Joe Reitz are out while linebacker Dwight Freeney is questionable after missing Week Two with an ankle injury. Linebacker Daryl Smith, defensive end George Selvie and guard Eben Britton are all out for the Jaguars, while running back Rashad Jennings is doubtful with the knee injury that kept him out last week.

Jets at Dolphins

Cornerback Darrelle Revis is probable, but Rex Ryan said the Jets are going to be without fullback John Conner and linebacker Bryan Thomas. Tight end Dustin Keller is questionable with a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the loss to the Steelers. Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas is probable after missing last week with a concussion while defensive lineman Tony McDaniel is out.

49ers at Vikings

Wide receiver Ted Ginn and running back Brandon Jacobs are both questionable, just as they were before being held out of last week’s game with the Lions. Linebacker Erin Henderson won’t play for the Vikings due to a concussion.

Chiefs at Saints

The Chiefs will be without tight end Kevin Boss and have several key players — safety Kendrick Lewis, defensive tackle Anthony Toribio, guard Ryan Lilja and wide receiver Dexter McCluster among them — listed as questionable. Saints wide receiver Marques Colston is questionable with a foot injury, although he’s expected to play unless he looks bad in pregame.

Lions at Titans

Safety Louis Delmas is out again for the Lions, but cornerbacks Bill Bentley and Chris Houston are both probable to make their returns. Another corner, Jacob Lacey, is questionable and tight end Tony Scheffler is doubtful. The Titans will be without linebacker Colin McCarthy and running back Javon Ringer is questionable after missing the first two games.

Bengals at Redskins

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan doesn’t expect WR Pierre Garçon to play, but safety Brandon Meriweather could make his 2012 debut after being listed as questionable. Bengals cornerback Leon Hall missed practice the last two days and is questionable. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap and running back Bernard Scott should both be in the lineup for the first time in the regular season.

Eagles at Cardinals

Cardinals quarterback John Skelton has returned to practice, but he’s questionable and not likely to see action. Tight end Todd Heap and safety Adrian Wilson are also questionable. The Eagles will play without wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and tackle King Dunlap.

Falcons at Chargers

The Chargers should get running back Ryan Mathews and tight end Antonio Gates back after they both missed the win over the Titans. Cornerback Christopher Owens is out for the Falcons and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is questionable.

Texans at Broncos

Broncos guard Chris Kuper is the only player ruled out for either team. Several players are probable on both sides, which means that both teams should be at or right next to full strength come kickoff.

Steelers at Raiders

Safety Troy Polamalu, running back Rashard Mendenhall and linebacker James Harrison are all out again for the Steelers. Tackle Mike Adams is questionable after missing practice all week. The Raiders ruled out tackle Khalif Barnes and cornerback Shawntae Spencer. Linebacker Rolando McClain is questionable as a result of a concussion.

Patriots at Ravens

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been ruled out after hurting his ankle a few plays into the loss to the Cardinals and figures to miss several more games. Defensive tackle Justin Francis will miss the game as well. Tackle Sebastian Vollmer, guard Logan Mankins and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd are among 10 Patriots listed as questionable for Sunday night. Tackle Jah Reid is doubtful while the rest of the Ravens appear healthy ahead of Sunday’s final matchup.