#3 Injuries, Injuries, and more Injuries
Injuries are already stacking up as we head into week two of the 2021 NFL season.
The Arizona Cardinals have five players out as of 17th September 2021. Dennis Gardeck [LB] and Jordan Phillips [DE] have both been placed on the injured reserve list while Antoine Wesley [WR] will be out due to a positive COVID test. Devon Kennard [LB] has been ruled out of the Cardinals game against the Vikings due to a hamstring injury while Kelvin Beachum [OT] will be a game-day decision due to a rib injury.
The Atlanta Falcons have four players out as of 17th September 2021. Kendall Sheffield [CB] and Josh Andrews [C] were both placed on the injured reserve on 3rd September, just before the new season got underway. While Matt Gono [OT] is out with an undisclosed injury and Frank Darby [WR] has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers due to a calf injury.
The Baltimore Ravens has nineteen players currently on the bench, which will not help the team going into their week two game against the Kansas City Chiefs. On the injured reserve list, we have Chris Westy [CB], Tyre Phillips [G], Marcus Peters [CB], Nick Boyle [TE], Gus Edwards [RB], Justice Hill [RB], J.K. Dobbins [RB], Aaron Crawford [DT], Otaro Alaka [LB], Miles Boykin [WR] and Rashod Bateman [WR]. Ja’Wuan James [OT], who suffered an Achilles injury, and Derek Wolfe [WR], who suffered a back injury, are both out of the squad for this weekend’s game. The Ravens also have six players whose status will be questionable for their game against the Chiefs. Daelin Hayes [LB], Marlon Humphrey [CB], Devin Duvernay [WR], Marquise Brown [WR], Jimmy Smith [CB], and Ronnie Stanley [OT].
The Buffalo Bills have five players out as of 17th September 2021. While Christian Wade [RB] is out for the season due to surgery on his shoulder, Marquez Stevenson [WR] has been placed on the injured reserve. Gabriel Davis [WR], Star Lotulelei [DT], and Efe Obada [DE] are all questionable going into their game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
The Carolina Panthers only have one player out as of 14th September 2021, Myles Hartsfield [CB] is on the injured reserve due to a wrist injury.
The Chicago Bears have ten players out injured as of 17th September 2021, which will not help them after the disastrous game against the LA Rams, losing 34/13. Teven Jenkins [OT] has been placed on the injured reserve, while six players are questionable leading into the Bears game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Jason Peters [OT], Joel Iviegbuniwe [LB], Darnell Mooney [WR], Nsimba Webster [WR], Marquise Goodwin [WR], and Robert Quinn [LB]. Larry Bloom [OT] has been ruled out of their week two game against the Bengals while it’s looking doubtful that Eddie Goldman [DT] will play on Sunday.
Eight players are currently listed as injured for the Cincinnati Bengals leading up to their Sunday game against the Chicago Bears. Hakeem Adeniji [G], Wyatt Hubert [DE], and Trae Waynes [CB] have all been ruled out of Sunday’s game while Khalid Kareem [DE], Joseph Ossai [DE], and Ricardo Allen [S] have been placed on the injured reserve list. Darius Phillips [CB] and Markus Bailey [LB] are questionable as of 16th September.
The Cleveland Browns have ruled out 2 players for their upcoming game against the Texans this Sunday, first is Chris Hubbard [OT] who has an injury to his triceps, and Odell Beckham Jr. [WR] who suffered an injury to his knee. Two players have been placed on the Injured reserve, Anthony Walker [LB] and Jacob Phillips [LB], while things are looking questionable for the Texans game for Anthony Schwartz [WR], Troy Hill [CB], Jedrick Wills jr. [OT], JC Tretter [C], and Michael Dunn [G] as of 17th September 2021.
Dallas Cowboys have been ruled out four of their players for their game against the LA Chargers, Donovan Wilson [S], Ty Nsekhe [OT], Randy Gregory [DE], and La’el Collins [OT]. Damontae Kazee is looking like a questionable choice owing to a thigh injury, while eight players are on the injured reserve list, DeMarcus Lawrence [DE], Michael Gallup [WR], Francis Bernard [LB], Josh Ball [OT], Malik Turner [WR], Sean McKeon [TE], Kelvin Joseph [CB], and Neville Gallimore [DT].
The Denver Broncos have two players out, both are cornerbacks Essang Bassy and Duke Dawson Jr. Bradley Chubb [LB] and Jonas Griffith [LB] are questionable leading into their game against the Jaguars while Graham Glasgow [G] is looking doubtful. Ronald Darby [CB], Jerry Jeudy [WR], Michael Ojemudia [CB], and Mike Boone [RB] have been placed on the Injured Reserve.
The Detroit Lions have ruled out Kevin Strong [DE], and Tyrell Williams [WR] while Kalif Raymond [WR], D’Andre Swift [RB], Trey Flowers [LB], and Michael Brockers [DE] are looking questionable for their game against the Packers on Monday. Jeff Okudah [CB], Taylor Decker [OT], Tyrell Crosby [OT], Time Boyle [QB], and Da’Shawn Hand [DE] have been played on Injured Reserve.
The Green Bay Packers have ruled out Vernon Scott [S] for their Monday game against the Detroit Lions while it is looking doubtful for Josiah Deguara [TE] and questionable for Darnell Savage [S] and Lucas Patrick [G]. Za’Darius Smith [LB] was placed on the Injured Reserve on Friday.
The Huston Texans Deshaun Watson [QB] has been ruled out of Sunday’s game due to a non-injury-related issue. Five players have been put on the Injured Reserve list, Kevin Pierre-Louis [LB], Vincent Taylor [DT], Ka’imi Fairbairn [PK], A J. Moore Jr. [S], and Tae Davis [LB] while it is looking questionable for Pharaoh Brown [TE], and Kamu Grugier-Hill [LB].
The Indianapolis Colts have three players ruled out of Week 2’s game against the LA Rams, Braden Smith [OT], Xavier Rhodes [CB], and Dayo Odeyingbo [DE]. It is looking questionable for Julian Blackmon [S], Parris Campbell [WR], Michael Pittman Jr. [WR], Khari Willis [S], Kwity Paye [DE], Quenton Nelson [G], and Eric Fisher [OT] while Dezmon Patmon [WR], Sam Ehlinger [QB] and T.Y. Hilton [WR] have been placed on the Injured Reserve list.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have ruled out Tre Herndon [CB] for the game on Sunday against the Broncos while it is looking questionable for Jordan Smith [DE] and Lerentee McCray [DE]. Travon Austin [WR] and Travis Etienne Jr. [RB] have been placed on the Injured Reserve.
The Kansas City Chiefs have two players out, Malik Herring [DE] and Kyle Long [G] while Willie Gay [LB] is on the Injured Reserve list.