Monday Injury Rounds: Week 3

Full review of injuries around the league with expanded thoughts on Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen, Sam Bradford, Jordan Reed, and many others

NOTE: This column is a living document through Tuesday morning. I'll be updating as needed after team press conferences, imaging reports, Monday Night Football injuries, etc. Major changes to the content will be noted in red. 

Scroll to the bottom of this article for a quick look table of the week's most pressing injury situations and a review of players on injured reserve / PUP / NFI.

Footballguys will have close and detailed coverage of all injuries this season. Here's a look at my expected schedule. I will do my best to stick to this. Work and family responsibilities may sometimes cause brief delays.

Monday Injury Rounds: Posted Sunday night, updated through Tuesday AM. Detailed analysis of the week's injuries with table for quick review. Offensive injuries will be live Sunday night. Critical defensive and offensive line injuries will be added throughout the day on Monday. I'll be updating with news and analysis through Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday Injury Expectations: Posted late Wednesday and Thursday evening. Analysis of the practice participation report with a table including my projection of each injured player's likely game status. Will include discussion of any major breaking injury news.

Sunday Gameday Expectations: Posted by Saturday afternoon, updated through Sunday morning inactives. Will include individual player blurbs with detailed thoughts on the week's injury news and my speculation on player availability and limitations. Will include table highlighting each day's practice participation, official game status, and my availability expectation.

I'll also be contributing to our waiver wire podcast (Tuesday release), our live Sunday morning pregame show (10 ET Sunday on YouTube), and plan at least one weekly Periscope Q&A (shortly before Monday Night Football) with additional shows if/when possible. As always, I will be retweeting key pieces of news and my own reaction and analysis, so make sure you're following @JeneBramel and checking my timeline on Twitter throughout the week.


Rob Gronkowski | Groin injury | Week-to-Week

Gronkowski left the game with a groin injury and didn't return. There wasn't a clear mechanism of injury but there were hints of both hip and back injuries. With Gronkowski's extensive history of back surgery, the report of a groin injury should be considered reassuring. Gronkowski told reporters he was fine and would talk on Monday. Don't be surprised to hear that Gronkowski will have an MRI; teams often request imaging studies to confirm a suspicion of a low-grade injury. Hopefully, he'll be no worse than limited in practice and ready to play next week. A mid-grade groin strain could cost him as much as 3-4 weeks.

Jordy Nelson | Quad injury | Day-to-Day

Nelson got his lower body tangled with a defender during a route and suffered a quad injury on Sunday night. After trying to stay loose on the exercise bike and then receiving treatment at halftime, Nelson was unable to return. It's possible Nelson's injury is minor and the Packers chose not to risk a compensatory injury by risking his return. The Packers have the benefit of a late afternoon home game next week. That could work in Nelson's favor.

Greg Olsen | Foot fracture | 10-12 Weeks

The majority of foot fractures away from the pile between the tackles are fifth metatarsal fractures. These require surgical fixation and are often given an initial 6-8 week recovery timetable. That's the smart money on Olsen, who will visit the NFL's most popular foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Robert Anderson, on Monday. While the initial timetable is usually 6-8 weeks, it's rare for a player to successfully recover within eight weeks. Those that try to return on the early end of the timetable frequently struggle to play to their pre-injury form. Expect Olsen to have surgery early this week, be moved to injured reserve, and be considered week-to-week around Week 11 when he'll be eligible to return.

Jimmy Graham | Left high ankle sprain | Week-to-Week

Pete Carroll said Graham "banged his knee" in his post-game press conference. That's not what the television angle showed, however. Looking at the video, I had concern for high ankle sprain and MCL sprain mechanisms. Graham then reached immediately for his knee and the Seattle medical staff first attended to his knee during their on-field exam. Graham was able to return to the game. While reassuring, that does not rule out an MCL sprain that could limit Graham this week. He also belongs on the list of players who may have a Monday MRI to better define the severity of injury. If a low-mid grade MCL injury (or, possibly, a bone bruise around the knee) is confirmed, Graham could miss anywhere from 1-4 weeks depending on how his knee recovers. Of note, Graham's patellar tendon tear was to his right knee and is not a concern here.

***Monday Update: Carroll told reporters today Graham was dealing with a sore ankle. As noted above, while he and the medical staff localized to the knee initially, Graham's injury mechanism was also concerning for a high ankle sprain. As with all high ankle sprains, the first 24-48 hours will be key. Swelling and soreness to the ankle will determine whether Graham will be limited this week and whether he'll miss time. Wednesday practice participation will be our next gauge of his status.

Jordan Reed | Sternoclavicular sprain vs chest contusion | Day-to-Day

Reed suffered an SC sprain in the third quarter yesterday. Unlike the more severe mechanisms of injury suffered by Ben Roethlisberger and Danny Amendola -- who missed 3-4 weeks with SC dislocations -- the hits that could have caused Reed's injury didn't appear significant. Reed has played through soft tissue sprains around his shoulder before and was able to return to the game yesterday. Reed will likely have an MRI to grade his injury on Monday. If Reed has only a low-grade sprain and his injury doesn't significantly hinder his ability to extend his arm away from his body, he may not be limited next week.

DeMarco Murray | Hamstring strain | Week-to-Week

After the game, Mike Mularkey told reporters he didn't want to risk additional injury to Murray. That may be coachspeak, but that decision was certainly easier with Derrick Henry running effectively. Aggravated hamstring strains are always worrisome and often require at least as much recovery time as the initial injury -- and sometimes more. Murray probably had a low-grade strain during the preseason. He wasn't kept out long and allowed to return to practice slowly. Until we learn otherwise, however, it's reasonable to expect Murray to be limited at best in Week 3.

Sam Bradford | Left knee bone vs cartilage contusion | Week-to-Week

After limping through pregame warmups, Bradford was declared inactive on Sunday after experiencing knee swelling and soreness after Monday night's game. There were all sorts of possible red herrings as Bradford's knee injury was reported through the weekend.

What drew the most attention on Twitter was a Sunday morning report by Ian Rapoport noting that Bradford's early week MRI was difficult to interpret due to the amount of scar tissue in the joint. That prompted concern that Bradford's ACL might not be intact or there was so much scar tissue involved Bradford would need a procedure to address the damage. Neither is likely. While rehab protocols after ACL reconstruction recommend immediate range of motion movements to limit the risk of scar tissue, it cannot be entirely prevented. And there's no chance the Vikings would have considered Bradford a game-time decision if his knee joint was unstable.

After the game, Mike Zimmer was predictably frustrated and vague in his press conference, saying Bradford would be "okay...maybe next week; maybe six weeks from now. He’s going to be OK. It’s a non-surgical issue. He’s going to be fine.”

If there's no concern about Bradford's ACL, what are we to make of reports that Bradford's MRI was both negative (as reported earlier in the week) and difficult to interpret due to scar tissue. While Bradford told reporters three years ago he had no cartilage damage in his surgically-repaired knee, it's likely that's the cause of his swelling and stiffness now. If Zimmer is accurate and there's no indication for surgery, Bradford is in fact week-to-week. It's difficult to know how soon the inflammation in Bradford's knee joint will cool down. In that respect, Zimmer's comments -- while seemingly intentionally misleading -- are likely accurate. 

I wouldn't classify Bradford as "fine" if he has a condition that could take six weeks to heal. But that's likely an arbitrary comment and not a med-staff approved timetable. You should worry if Bradford decides to visit Dr. Andrews -- who performed his ACL reconstruction -- in person this week. Otherwise, consider Bradford questionable for Week 3 and monitor his practice participation for more information.

***Monday Update: Ian Rapoport called Bradford's injury a "cartilage issue" during a morning television interview, all but confirming what seemed to be the most likely scenario. Rapoport also said the Vikings are hopeful Bradford will play this week. It's too soon to know with certainty, however. Bradford made little improvement last week and couldn't extend his knee while walking with a limp yesterday morning. Dr. David Chao speculates the team may elect to drain fluid from the knee and potentially try a cortisone injection to calm inflammation. Expect Bradford's situation to continue to develop throughout the week.

***Monday Update 2: Tom Pelissero tweeted the most specific update yet on Bradford this afternoon, reporting the injury as a bone bruise and confirming Chao's speculation that Minnesota will attempt an injection to treat inflammation in the area. A bone bruise and cartilage damage are not exclusive to each other. Commonly, the area of bone around the knee joint that has been bruised is covered by cartilage -- both structures can be injured.

The expectation for Bradford doesn't change much here if the bone bruise is minor and the limiting factor is inflammation and fluid in the joint. If his knee responds to the injection and further rehab, he could return as soon as this week. If the limiting factor is the severity of the bone bruise, it may be longer. Either way, it's a week-to-week situation and should not be considered season-threatening. 

Jordan Howard | Left shoulder injury | Day-to-Day

Howard landed on the outside of his shoulder last Sunday and was limited in practice all week. The Bears provided no information on the injury but the mechanism of injury wasn't classic for an AC sprain and raised concern about a rotator cuff contusion or other injuries around the joint capsule. Howard left the locker room with a sling after struggling through a nine carry, seven-yard performance. I'm not optimistic but hope to hear more details on Howard in Monday's press conference. I have him listed day-to-day for now but consider that a tentative and hopeful estimate.

Cam Newton | Left ankle sprain | Day-to-Day

Newton had his left leg awkwardly folded underneath him on Sunday. His injury was announced as an ankle injury and replay showed a mechanism consistent with a low ankle sprain. Newton returned to the game and isn't likely to miss time. Accuracy issues have plagued Newton through two games. This ankle injury -- which is to the same ankle he had surgically addressed three years ago -- could also limit his accuracy and could further limit his ability to threaten defenses as a runner.

Tyler Eifert | Back / Knee injuries | Week-to-Week

***Monday Update: Adam Schefter tweeted Monday morning that Eifert is "battling back and knee injuries" and called his status "uncertain" this week. That's ominous for multiple reasons.

First, Eifert spent the offseason recovering from December back surgery and the team didn't clear him to return to full activity until training camp. While I'm often skeptical of the 8-12 week recovery period we often hear reported after a microdiscectomy, Eifert wasn't cleared for over eight months for more than light positional activity. Until reported otherwise, it's easy to speculate Eifert's back injury is related to his previous injury and surgery.

Second, Eifert missed time late in the preseason with knee tendinitis. Already worrisome as a possible cascade injury, Schefter is now putting the knee concern on the same plane as the back issue. Both injuries may need time to cool off.

Finally, we rarely get actionable information on Cincinnati injuries. Other than the Bob Holtzmann - A.J. Green connection, we're usually left to read between the lines of Marvin Lewis coach speak. This may prove to be nothing. But "his status for Sunday vs the Packers is uncertain" is a meaningful red flag. I'll update further after the Bengals' Monday press conference.

Randall Cobb | Shoulder injury | Day-to-Day

While there was no obvious mechanism of injury on first review, Cobb left Sunday night's game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. He looked to be describing the injury as having his shoulders crunched together while in uniform on the sideline talking to a teammate. There were no post-game updates. I'll have more after Green Bay's press conference on Monday.

Corey Davis | Hamstring strain | 2-4 weeks

Davis returned to the game in short-yardage situations after aggravating a preseason hamstring strain. That sounds reassuring but Mike Mularkey also said they didn't feel comfortable exposing him to deeper routes where Davis would need to reach top speed. Long-time readers know what I'm typing next: Aggravated muscle strains usually require as long (or longer) to recover from as the initial injury. Davis missed multiple preseason weeks with a hamstring strain. There's room to hope the Titans were cautious with a very low-grade aggravation but prepare for a multiple-week absence.

Corey Coleman | Hand fracture | 4-6+ Weeks

The Browns haven't released details on Coleman's injury. But hand fractures generally take around six weeks to heal and wide receivers struggle to play with any size splint. Coleman fractured a hand early last season and missed seven weeks. That's a reasonable starting point for this injury.

Marshal Yanda | Left leg fracture | Out for Season

Yanda had his lower leg caught under a Cleveland defensive lineman and suffered a broken bone in his lower leg. The mechanism was consistent with at least a high-grade high ankle sprain with a fracture. Yanda was able to walk off the field bearing weight on his left leg. That's reassuring against a fracture in his shin bone but his injury will end his season. Expect to hear Yanda will have surgery and be placed on injured reserve soon.

Jason Verrett | Knee injury | Week-to-Week

Verrett was added to the practice participation report on Thursday and declared out on Friday. Anthony Lynn called Verrett week-to-week but wouldn't give specifics on an MRI ordered after Verrett experienced soreness in his surgically-repaired knee.

Mitch Morse | Midfoot sprain | Week-to-Week

***Monday Update: Ian Rapoport tweeted that Morse suffered a foot sprain on Sunday. Video review shows a non-contact, twisting mechanism suspicious for a Lisfranc injury. An MRI is pending but Rapoport tweeted Morse will miss time. If Morse needs surgery, this is likely a season-ending injury. If not, 6-8 weeks of recovery may still be needed.

Others of note: Kwon Alexander has a hamstring strain. Chris Hogan limped through the game with an unspecified knee injury. Jamie Collins was diagnosed with a concussion. Cordy Glenn left with an ankle injury. Vic Beasley didn't return after a hamstring injury. Rob Kelley may have a fractured rib and could miss at least a week. Rex Burkhead also left with a rib injury. Garrett Bolles suffered at least a mid-grade high ankle sprain and is likely to miss multiple weeks. ***Monday Update: An MRI showed a high ankle sprain and bone bruise and it's unlikely Bolles will return until after Denver's Week 5 bye. Mike Daniels suffered what looked to be a mid-grade hamstring injury. T.J. Watt left with a groin injury. Kevin Johnson will miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain. Mason Foster returned to the game after a shoulder dislocation. Nick Kwiatkoski has a pectoral injury that could end his season. ***Monday Update: Ian Rapoport confirmed Kwiatkoski will miss the season. Eric Reid will have an MRI after a non-contact knee injury he was unable to play through despite multiple attempts to return to the game. ***Monday Update: Reid's MRI showed a low-grade PCL sprain that will not require surgery. He is week-to-week.


Andrew Luck | Right shoulder labrum repair | 2-4+ Weeks

Luck didn't return to individual or team drills last week but was seen on the sideline for the first time. We're still on practice watch with Luck and anxiously awaiting an announcement that he'll be cleared to throw routes to receivers in some capacity. When that happens, the return-to-play clock starts running. At minimum, I believe Luck will need at least two weeks to get into football shape and gain clearance to play.

Odell Beckham | Left high ankle sprain | Day-to-Day

I'm expecting Beckham to be active Monday night and play a limited role. I'll have an update here after the game.

John Brown | Quad soreness | Week-to-Week

Sadly, Brown could not practice last week with what's likely be recurrent and sickle-cell trait related soreness in his quad muscle. Bruce Arians would not provide a timetable for Brown's return and the wide receiver did not speak to the media last week. When battling quad soreness this preseason, Brown missed multiple weeks of practice and said he'd return only when he felt fully recovered. It's unlikely he'll return this week unless he surprisingly returns to a full practice after last week's absence.

Josh Doctson | Hamstring strain | Day-to-Day

After another week of limited practice with ongoing soreness in his hamstring, Doctson was active and managed 29 snaps. He was targeted just once and Washington seems reluctant to include him heavily in the game plan until they can trust he'll be able to participate in practice. He remains at risk of an aggravation or compensatory injury.

Others of note: Danny Amendola did not practice last week and it's unclear whether the concussion or knee injury (or both) is the primary limitation. Mike Iupati continues to miss time with a triceps injury. Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari were inactive on Sunday night. Markus Wheaton is expected to return this week after missing time with a finger fracture. Deone Bucannon will have a chance to return after rehabbing from ankle surgery and subsequent sprain.


Quarterbacks Injured But on the Active Roster
Quarterback Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Sam Bradford Min Left knee bone / cartilage contusion W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Cam Newton Car Left ankle sprain W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Andrew Luck Ind Right shoulder labrum repair Mid January Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W5+ Return Minimum 2wks practice needed
Paxton Lynch Den Shoulder contusion PS W4 4-5 Weeks Week-to-Week | W4+ Return  
Running Backs Injured But on the Active Roster
Running Back Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
DeMarco Murray Ten Hamstring strain W2 Day-to-Day Awaiting information  
Jordan Howard Chi Left shoulder injury W2 Awaiting information Awaiting information  
Rob Kelley Was Rib cartilage injury W2 Awaiting information Week-to-Week  
Rex Burkhead NE Rib injury W2 Awaiting information Awaiting information  
Devontae Booker Den Wrist fracture fixation Late July Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W3+ Return  
Wide Receivers Injured But on the Active Roster
Wide Receiver Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Odell Beckham NYG Left high ankle sprain PS W3 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W2 Return  
Jordy Nelson GB Left quad injury W2 Awaiting information Day-to-Day  
Chris Hogan NE Knee injury W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Randall Cobb GB Shoulder injury W2 Awaiting information Day-to-Day  
Corey Davis Ten Hamstring strain W2 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week  
John Brown Ari Quad soreness W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week   
Corey Coleman Cle Hand fracture W2 Awaiting information 6+ Weeks  
Josh Doctson Was Hamstring strain W1 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Danny Amendola NE Concussion W1 Awaiting information Day-to-Day | W3+ Return  
Will Fuller Hou Clavicle fracture PS W1 Month-to-Month W6+ Return  
Mike Williams LAC Disc herniation | Multiple steroid injections May | July Week-to-Week W4+ Return  
Markus Wheaton Chi Finger fracture PS W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W3 Return  
Tight Ends Injured But on the Active Roster
Tight End Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Rob Gronkowski NE Groin strain W2 Day-to-Day Awaiting information  
Greg Olsen Car Foot fracture fixation W2 Month-to-Month 8-12 Weeks  
Jordan Reed Was Sternoclavicular sprain vs chest contusion W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Jimmy Graham Sea Left high ankle sprain W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Tyler Eifert Cin Back / Knee W2 Awaiting information Week-to-Week  
Jermaine Gresham Ari Rib injury W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ryan Griffin Hou Concussion W1 Awaiting information Week-to-Week | W3+ Return  
Offensive Line Injured But on the Active Roster
Offensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Marshal Yanda Bal Ankle fracture W2 Out for Season IR | 2018 Return  
Garrett Bolles Den High ankle sprain / bone bruise W2 2+ Weeks 4-6+ Weeks  
Cordy Glenn Buf Ankle injury W2 Awaiting information Awaiting information  
Mike Iupati Ari Triceps injury PS Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Bryan Bulaga GB Ankle injury PS W4 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W3+ Return  
David Bakhtiari GB Hamstring strain W1 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Ryan Schraeder Atl Concussion W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Brian Winters NYJ Groin injury W2 Awaiting information Awaiting information  
Josh Sitton Chi Rib injury W2 Awaiting information Awaiting information  
Mitch Morse KC Midfoot sprain W2 MRI pending Multiple Weeks Could be season-ending
Joe Barksdale LAC Foot injury W2 Awaiting information Awaiting information  
Tom Compton Chi Hip injury W2 Awaiting information Awaiting information  
D.J. Humphries Ari Right MCL sprain W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Kyle Long Chi Ankle surgery / complications November 2016 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Terron Armstead NO Shoulder labrum repair June Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W3+ Return Avoided inseason PUP list
Ryan Kelly C Foot injury / surgery PS W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W4+ Return  
Defensive Players Injured But on the Active Roster
Edge Players Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Vic Beasley At Hamstring injury W2 4+ Weeks 4-6 Weeks  
T.J. Watt Pit Groin injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Za'Darius Smith Bal Knee injury W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ahmad Brooks GB Concussion W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Defensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Mike Daniels GB Hamstring injury W2 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week  
Stephon Tuitt Pit Left biceps injury W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Vernon Butler Car Knee sprain PS W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Linebackers Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Kwon Alexander TB Hamstring strain W2 Awaiting information Awaiting information  
Reuben Foster SF Right high ankle sprain W1 Awaiting information 3-4+ Weeks  
Dont'a Hightower NE MCL sprain W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Jamie Collins Cle Concussion W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day   
Nick Kwiatkoski Chi Pectoral injury W2 Out for Season IR soon  
Mason Foster Was Shoulder dislocation W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Antonio Morrison Ind Elbow injury W1 Awaiting information Week-to-Week  
Anthony Hitchens Dal Tibial plateau fracture PS W4 Week-to-Week W4+ Return  
Defensive Backs Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jason Verrett LAC Knee soreness W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Deone Bucannon Ari Ankle surgery Mid May Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W3+ Return   
Vontae Davis Ind Groin strain PS W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W3+ Return  
Ronald Darby Phi Subtalar dislocation W1 Week-to-Week 6-8+ Weeks  
Kevin Johnson Hou MCL sprain W2 4-6 Weeks 4-6 Weeks  
Orlando Scandrick Dal Fractured metacarpal W1 Week-to-Week 1-2 Weeks | W3+ Return  
Eric Reid SF Left PCL sprain W2 Week-to-Week 1-2+ Weeks  
Prince Amukamara Chi Ankle injury PS Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Marshon Lattimore NO Concussion W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Darius Butler Ind Hamstring strain W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Johnathan Cyprien Ten Hamstring strain W1 Week-to-Week 3-4+ Weeks  
Kayvon Webster LAR Shoulder injury W1 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  


Notable Quarterbacks on PUP/NFI/IR
Quarterback Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Ryan Tannehill Mia Left ACL reconstruction Mid August IR 2018 Return  
Teddy Bridgewater Min Left knee dislocation / Multi-ligament repair August 2016 PUP Month-to-Month Progressing but unclear whether can play this year
Chad Kelly Den Wrist surgery April 2017 NFI 2018 Return  
Notable Running Backs on PUP/NFI/IR
Running Back Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
David Johnson Ari Wrist dislocation W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 8-10+ Weeks  
Danny Woodhead Bal Hamstring strain W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 6-8+ Weeks  
Donnel Pumphrey Phi Hamstring strain W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 2018 Return  
Spencer Ware KC PCL / LCL sprain PS W4 IR 2018 Return  
Kenneth Dixon Bal Meniscus repair Late July IR 2018 Return  
Joe Williams SF Ankle injury PS W5 IR 2018 Return Lynch would not discuss details
Lance Dunbar LAR Complications Oct 2015 knee injury   PUP Awaiting information Seems unlikely to return in 2017
Notable Wide Receivers on PUP/NFI/IR
Wide Receiver Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Malcolm Mitchell NE Knee injury PS IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week  
Kevin White Chi Left scapula fracture W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligbile W10 | 8+ Wks  
Dede Westbrook Jac Core abdominal surgery W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 4-6 Weeks  
Allen Robinson Jac Left ACL tear W1 IR - Return Eligible 2018 Return  
Julian Edelman NE ACL tear PS W4 IR 2018 Return  
Cameron Meredith Chi ACL/MCL tear PS W4 IR 2018 Return  
Quincy Enunwa NYJ Cervical discectomy and fusion Late August 2017 IR 6-9 Months | 2018 Return  
Carlos Henderson Den Left thumb ligament repair Mid-August 2017 IR 2018 Return  
Tajae Sharpe Ten Foot injury Chronic IR 2018 Return  
Notable Tight Ends on PUP/NFI/IR
Tight End Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
C.J. Fiedorowicz Hou Concussion W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Week-to-Week  
Erik Swoope Ind Arthroscopic knee surgery PS W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week Likely to return W8+
Rico Gathers Dal Concussion PS W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week Chance to return W8+
Crockett Gillmore Bal MCL reconstruction Early August IR 2018 Return  
Jake Butt Den ACL reconstruction December 2016 NFI 2018 Return  
Notable Offensive Line on PUP/NFI/IR
Offensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Taylor Decker Det Shoulder labrum repair Early June PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Week-to-Week  
Ted Larsen Mia Biceps injury PS W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Month-to-Month  
Denzelle Good Ind Wrist ligament repair W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Week-to-Week  
Josh Garnett SF Arthroscopic knee surgery Early August IR 2018 Return  
George Fant Sea ACL tear / likely multi-ligament injury PS W3 IR 2018 Return  
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder labral tear PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Forrest Lamp LAC ACL tear Early August IR 2018 Return  
Nico Siragusa Bal Knee dislocation | ACL/MCL/PCL tear Early August IR 2018 Return  
Notable Defensive Players on PUP/NFI/IR
Edge Players Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Shane Ray Den Wrist ligament repair Late July IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week Expected to return W8
Kerry Hyder Det Left Achilles tear PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Trent Murphy Was ACL reconstruction / MCL sprain PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Derek Rivers NE ACL / LCL tear PS W3 IR  9-12 Months | 2018 Return  
Tamba Hali KC Undisclosed   IR Awaiting information  
Defensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jared Crick Den Back injury W1 IR - Return Eligible  Eligible W10 | 10-12 Weeks  
Malik McDowell Sea Concussion / Facial injuries Late July NFI ? 2017 Return  
Dominique Easley LAR ACL reconstruction Early August IR 2018 Return  
Linebackers Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jerrell Freeman Chi Concussion / Pectoral strain W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Month-to-Month  
Denzel Perryman LAC Ankle ligament reconstruction PS W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Month-to-Month Hopeful for return W8+
Raekwon McMillan Mia ACL reconstruction PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Edwin Jackson Ind Undisclosed   IR 2018 Return  
Tank Carder Cle ACL reconstruction PS W4 IR 2018 Return  
Malcolm Smith SF Pectoral tendon tear PS W1 IR 2018 Return  
Defensive Backs Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Clayton Geathers Ind Cervical discectomy / fusion Mid May PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Month-to-Month Chance for return W6+
Su'a Cravens Was Not injury related W1 Exempt list Awaiting information Contemplating retirement
DeAngelo Hall Was ACL reconstruction September 2016 PUP Week-to-Week | Eligible W6+ Chance for return W6+
Eric Berry KC Left Achilles tear W1 Out for season IR | 2018 Return  
Sidney Jones Phi Achilles repair March 2017 NFI 2018 Return Could return after W8

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