UNDERSTANDING THE NFL'S INJURY REPORT
The injury report released by the NFL is two reports. The first is the Practice Participation report, which lists which injured players were able to practice and how much. It also includes players who rested or missed practice for non-injury related reasons. The second is the Game Status Report, which gives the probability a player will play, i.e. Questionable, Doubtful, Out. The Practice Participation Report is released every day of the week (Monday through Saturday). The Game Status Report is released with the Friday participation report (Wednesday for Thursday games, Saturday for Monday games).
In this feature, I'll include the Game Status Listing, my expectation of their likelihood to play, and the player's practice participation throughout the week.
PLAYER | INJURY | GAME STATUS LISTING | FOOTBALLGUYS EXPECTATION
Practice Participation Listing by Day
* = playing on Monday night
^ = playing on Tuesday night
I'll also include a table at the bottom of the article for easy reference.
Here's the latest on every relevant injured player on the practice participation and game status report this week:
Fast Track High Impact News and Notes
Scroll down for full details, extensive updates, and the complete table of projected availability.
>> The entire starting Las Vegas offensive line is in high-risk quarantine after a close contact exposure with Trent Brown on Monday. High-risk close contacts must quarantine for five days, remain asymptomatic, and have daily negative COVID tests. Brown will not play but the rest of the Raiders' offensive line -- able to be tested in their home city on day 5 of quarantine -- could be cleared to play on Sunday morning.
Saturday Update: The quarantined Las Vegas offensive linemen had negative COVID tests on Saturday and have been activated off the COVID list. If their Sunday morning tests are negative they will be cleared to play.
>> Emmanuel Sanders tested positive for COVID and will not play.
>> Every Buffalo tight end except Tyler Kroft -- who was away from the team for the birth of his child -- is now on the COVID list. Dawson Knox tested positive for COVID and three others are quarantined. Buffalo has been cleared to travel to New York and their game with the Jets is currently expected to be played as scheduled.
Trending Doubtful (Likely Inactive)
Trending Probable (Expected to Play)
- WR DeAndre Hopkins
- TE Jonnu Smith
- RB Justin Jackson
- RB Leonard Fournette
- TE Noah Fant
- RB Darrell Henderson
- WR Robert Woods
- TE Robert Tonyan Jr
- TE Tyler Higbee
- QB Sam Darnold
Activated from Injured Reserve
- WR Denzel Mims
- WR Michael Thomas
- RB Joe Mixon
- RB Raheem Mostert
- WR John Brown
- WR Sammy Watkins
- TE Austin Hooper
- TE Dawson Knox
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