NFL Week Three injuries: Justin Herbert, Alvin Kamara listed as suspect; Michael Bateman is about to come back

We’re in the middle of Week 3 in the NFL thanks to the Steelers and Browns kicking us off Thursday night, and now we’ve got the main course on deck featuring a full slate of games on Sunday. Of course, injuries will be a major story to follow as we enter the weekend, especially with the bulk of teams across the league submitting their final injury reports.

Despite a stellar start to the season, it looks like the Bills defense may have dropped a number of key weapons when they travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins. Meanwhile, the situation for Chargers star quarterback Justin Herbert also remains smooth as they prepare to host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As the teams wrap up their training week, they have released their final injury reports and posted match statuses for Week 3. Below, you’ll be able to find each of these reports and a breakdown of some of the biggest injuries.

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Kansas City will once again be without main kicker Harrison Boetker as he continues to contend with a left ankle injury. In his place, Matt Amendola will likely keep his kicking duties after he scored both his field goals and all of his three extra points in the Chiefs’ Week 2 win over the Chargers. Meanwhile, receiver Mikol Hardman (heel) trained fully on Friday after being a limited participant to start the week and holding no appointment.

The biggest news for the Colts is that they’re going to get a boost in the reception game because Michael Bateman Jr. is unranked after being fully involved in training on Friday. Bateman missed last week’s game due to a quad injury. Rookie Alec Pierce will also play after the concussion protocol has been removed. As for Leonard, he was left out, but coach Frank Reich noted this week that the full-back had had a “really good week”. He also hasn’t had any setbacks, so his comeback might be around the corner.

Lions pass novice rider Aidan Hutchinson returned to training on a limited basis on Friday after missing the first two practices of the week with a thigh injury. It is officially in question. Meanwhile, star who is back, D’Andre Swift has also been listed as questionable after consecutive days of being limited.

Neither Booth nor Smith has been practicing all week, so seeing them ruled out isn’t entirely surprising. However, Hendrix’s situation is worth watching after he appeared in Friday’s injury report as a limited participant due to a toe injury and is now questionable.

Collins hasn’t trained all week, but the team still lists him as doubtful and hopes he can play in Week 3. If he can’t, Dante Smith or Hakim Adeniji will probably get the nod to start the right tackle.

With the Jets, Zach Wilson is still holding back quarterback as he continues to recover from a pre-season knee injury, but this could be the last week he’s missed. In his absence, Joe Flacco will continue to play under the center position. Meanwhile, Davis and Vant were the only two questionable planes to be restrained on Friday with the rest listed as full participants.

Coming analysis.

Coming analysis.

A promising sign for New Orleans is that both quarterback James Winston and linebacker Alvin Kamara were able to train all week, albeit on a limited basis. The fact that neither of them had a setback is encouraging that they will be able to go in the third week.

Christian McCaffrey was a full participant on Friday and held no rating after an ankle injury forced him to miss Wednesday’s training and he was limited on Tuesday.

Buffalo Bills (-5.5) in the Miami Dolphins

  • Invoices: S Micah Hyde (neck), CB Dane Jackson (neck), DT Ed Oliver (ankle), DT Jordan Phillips (hamstring) out; WR Gabe Davis (ankle), TE Dawson Knox (foot), C Mitch Morse (elbow), S Jordan Poyer (foot), DT Time Settle (calf) QUESTIONABLE
  • dolphins: TE Cethan Carter (concussion), TE Hunter Long (ankle) out; Terron Armstead (toe), DT Raekwon Davis (knee), CB Xavien Howard (thigh), WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs, toe)

The Buffalo defense will miss a number of key players when it faces the Dolphins, including Hyde, Oliver and Phillips. Oliver’s dismissal is a bit surprising given that he’s been tied up throughout all week of training. All the other players who were already disqualified did not enter the training field at all. Meanwhile, Gabe Davis has been tied up all week and is officially in question, but this week he told reporters he’s “100 percent optimistic” he’ll play.

Miami is still holding out hope that Terron Armstead can play in Week 3 despite not practicing at all this week, officially listing it as questionable. When asked about it this week, head coach Mike McDaniel said, “It’s literally up in the air.”

Coming analysis.

Coming analysis.

Coming analysis.

Coming analysis.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers (-3)

Jacksonville has been healthy all week, but cornered Shaquille Griffin in his latest injury report after showing up on Friday with a thigh injury. It is officially in question. Outside of it, everyone else should be fully functional.

The Charger has officially listed quarterback Justin Herbert as suspect for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville after he suffered a torn meniscus in the second week. This game’s streak in Caesars Sportsbook dropped from Chargers -7 to -3 on Friday. For Herbert, it can be up to bearing the pain and for both sides to decide whether playing with him is worth the risk. Meanwhile, Keenan Allen also did not train on Friday after being tied down earlier in the week. Neither JC Jackson nor Corey Linsley has been practicing all week.

Bakhtiari has been tied down on Thursday and Friday, which is an encouraging sign that he may make his debut in Week 3. However, coach Matt Lafleur has indicated we won’t really know his status until Sunday, so it looks like it’s real. Game time decision. Although listed as questionable, rookie Christian Watson did not train on Thursday or Friday due to a hamstring injury. On a more positive note, Allen Lazard holds no rating after returning to training on a limited basis on Friday after missing Thursday’s session.

Tampa Bay will be at the bottom of the two biggest wide receivers in Week 3. Not only is Mike Evans serving a one-game suspension, but Chris Goodwin has now been ruled out due to a hamstring injury that kept him out last week. Tom Brady – included in the injury report to the right finger – carries no classification. However, the veteran quarterback may be playing with limited weapons as Gage, Jones and Perriman are listed as questionable.

Coming analysis.

Coming analysis.


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