NFL Week 8 final injury report: Austin Ekeler will play vs. Patriots, Calvin Ridley surprisingly inactive

We’re nearing the halfway level within the 2021 NFL common season, and seemingly each NFL crew is coping with at the very least one important damage coming into Week 8. Amongst these groups is the Cleveland Browns, who’re hoping to have at the very least a couple of of their marquee gamers again for Sunday’s residence sport in opposition to the Steelers

The Dallas Cowboys have listed Dak Prescott as questionable in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings after the beginning quarterback was restricted in follow Friday with a calf damage. Prescott is anticipated to be a game-time resolution Sunday.  

The defending champion Buccaneers have additionally had their share of notable accidents that features tight finish Rob Gronkowski, receiver Antonio Brown, cornerback Richard Sherman and cross rusher Jason Pierre-Paul. The Cowboys made headlines this week when quarterback Dak Prescott’s follow workload was restricted throughout to his calf damage. 

This is a rundown of every NFL team damage report for Week 8. Included in every report is an evaluation on the gamers who might or might not go well with up on Sunday. 

All odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. 

Bengals: RB Chris Evans (ankle) OUT; WR Auden Tate (thigh) QUESTIONABLE 
Jets: RB Tevin Coleman (hamstring), DL Bryce Huff (again), QB Zach Wilson (knee), Trevon Wesco (knee) OUT; WR Corey Davis (hip) DOUBTFUL; S Ashtyn Davis (shoulder), TE Tyler Kroft (again), DL Shaq Lawson (wrist), LB C.J. Mosley (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE 

The Bengals did obtain excellent news because it pertains to the statuses of middle Trey Hopkins, guard Jackson Carman and defensive finish Trey Hendrickson. Every participant is anticipated to play after being a full participant throughout Friday’s follow. 

With Wilson out, Mike White will begin underneath middle for the Jets. White went 20 of 34 for 202 yards, a landing and two interceptions in reduction of Wilson throughout final week’s loss to the Patriots. 

Dolphins: WR DeVante Parker (shoulder/hamstring), OL Greg Mancz (groin), CB Noah Igbinoghene (knee/ankle), LB 
Jerome Baker (knee) QUESTIONABLE
Payments: TE Dawson Knox (hand) OUT; T Spencer Brown (again) DOUBTFUL; DT Justin Zimmer (foot) QUESTIONABLE

Parker has not performed since Week 4 and has been surpassed by Jaylen Waddle because of this. The Dolphins may nonetheless use him as a downfield presence — and a chance as commerce bait ought to he play this week. No damage designations for cornerbacks Byron Jones and Xavien Howard, in order that they’ll be accessible this week. 

Knox being out was anticipated for the Payments since he has a damaged hand (which he performed by means of within the Payments’ loss to the Titans two weeks in the past). Tommy Sweeney is anticipated to begin at tight finish in Knox’s place. 

Steelers at Browns (-3.5)

Steelers: TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) OUT; OLB Melvin Ingram (groin) DOUBTFUL 
Browns: S Richard LeCounte III (non-injury associated), WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin), CB Denzel Ward (hamstring) OUT; WR Odell Beckham Jr. (shoulder), DE Jadeveon Clowney (ankle/groin/knee), CB A.J. Green (groin), DT Malik Jackson (knee), Takk McKinley (groin) QUESTIONABLE

Zach Gentry, the Steelers’ greatest blocking tight finish, will get additional taking part in time Sunday with Ebron out. If Ingram cannot play, the one different backup exterior linebacker at the moment on Pittsburgh’s 53-man roster is Derrek Tuszka, a particular groups contributor who has but to play a defensive snap with the Steelers. 

Regardless of a number of shoulder accidents, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will begin Sunday’s sport after lacking the Browns’ Week 7 win over the Broncos. Additionally returning is working again Nick Chubb, who was additionally inactive for Cleveland’s final sport. Deal with Jedrick Wills can also be anticipated to play after being restricted throughout the week. Beckham was restricted this week as he continues to work by means of his shoulder damage. 

Panthers: WR Terrace Marshall Jr. (concussion), DE Darryl Johnson (hamstring) OUT; CB CJ Henderson (shoulder), LB Shaq Thompson (foot) QUESTIONABLE 
Falcons: WR Calvin Ridley (private) OUT

Each Henderson and Thompson have been restricted all week. Defensive sort out Daviyon Nixon will play regardless of being restricted earlier within the week.

Ridley was introduced as a shock inactive on Sunday morning as a consequence of an undisclosed private matter. His absence may imply much more targets for rookie tight finish Kyle Pitts.

Titans: FB Khari Blasingame (knee), RB Darrynton Evans (knee), WR Julio Jones (hamstring) OUT; DB Chris Jackson (foot), DT Teair Tart (groin), T Kendall Lamm (ankle), LB Rashaan Evans (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

Colts: CB BoPete Keyes (hamstring) OUT; OL Braden Smith (foot/thumb), WR T.Y. Hilton (quad), CB Xavier Rhodes (calf) QUESTIONABLE

Not having Jones shall be a blow to the Titans offense, however Tennessee has Marcus Johnson, Josh Reynolds, and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine to fill the void. Left sort out Taylor Lewan cleared concussion protocol so he is good to go. Defensive finish Harold Landry (hamstring) didn’t carry an damage designation. 

Smith and Rhodes was in a position to follow in full after being restricted earlier within the week. Hilton was held out of Wednesday’s follow earlier than returning in a restricted capability. Colts coach Frank Reich mentioned that Carson Wentz is feeling “significantly better” after coping with ankle sprains earlier within the season. 

Rams: WR DeSean Jackson (relaxation), DL Sebastian Joseph-Day (chest), OL Andrew Whitworth (knee) OUT; CB Jalen Ramsey (sickness), S Jordan Fuller (knee), DB Robert Rochell (knee) QUESTIONABLE
Texans: QB Deshaun Watson (not damage associated) OUT; OL Justin Britt (knee), DL Jaleel Johnson (again), LB Christian Kirksey (thumb), OL Justin McCray (ankle) TE Pharaoh Brown (thigh) QUESTIONABLE

Jackson will not play Sunday as he is been granted permission to hunt a commerce. Head coach Sean McVay mentioned is boils right down to “alternatives that I feel he is deserving of,” which is why the Rams adhered to his request. Ramsey’s sickness will not be COVID associated, because the Rams are giving him additional time to get wholesome. 

There’s nonetheless hope Brown performs for the Texans, although he didn’t follow Friday. Rex Burkhead (hip) was not given an damage designation, so he’ll play this week. 

Eagles: CB Zech McPhearson (hamstring), RB Miles Sanders (ankle/foot) OUT; S Anthony Harris (fingers/groin) DOUBTFUL; WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (again) QUESTIONABLE 
Lions: OLB Trey Flowers (knee), CB Jerry Jacobs (sickness), CB AJ Parker (neck), RB D’Andre Swift (groin), RB Jamaal Williams (thigh) QUESTIONABLE 

The Eagles are putting Sanders on injured reserve, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Harris and Arcega-Whiteside returned to follow in a restricted capability after not practising to begin the week. 

Every Lions’ participant on the ultimate damage report was a restricted participant Friday. Swift is anticipated to go as he continues to play with a groin damage that he has been coping with since coaching camp. 

49ers: DL Maurice Hurst (calf), DT Javon Kinlaw (knee), S Jaquiski Tartt (knee) OUT; LB Azeez Al-Shaair (concussion), DL Dee Ford (concussion) DOUBTFUL; DL Samson Ebukam (ankle), T Trent Williams (ankle, elbow) QUESTIONABLE
Bears: LB Khalil Mack (foot) OUT; DB Tashaun Gipson (hip), WR Jakeem Grant (ankle), DL Akiem Hicks (groin), LB Sam Kamara (knee), TE Jesper Horsted (knee) QUESTIONABLE 

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned the 2 gamers in concussion protocol (Al-Shaair and Ford) nonetheless have an opportunity to play, which is why they weren’t dominated out. Williams did follow — Shanahan mentioned it was a “good signal” he was on the market — and Shanahan hopes the accidents get higher because the weekend goes on. Trey Lance would be the backup quarterback Sunday. 

As anticipated, Mack shall be inactive Sunday as the previous Defensive Participant of the Yr continues to work by means of his foot damage. Mack’s absence makes Kamara’s damage all of the extra important, as he could be in line to exchange Mack within the beginning lineup. He was a full participant throughout this week’s practices. 

Jaguars: DT Jay Tufele (hand) OUT; CB Tyson Campbell (toe), DT DaVon Hamilton (shoulder) QUESTIONABLE
Seahawks: S Marquise Blair (knee) OUT; G Damien Lewis (shoulder), T Duane Brown (sickness), RB Alex Collins (groin) QUESTIONABLE

Campbell and Hamilton have been restricted for the Jaguars, so their standing will come right down to Sunday. Myles Jack was a full participant in follow and was not given an damage designation, so he is good to play this week. 

Collins is the one to observe for the Seahawks, however he performed by means of a groin damage final week. He’ll probably see nearly all of the snaps if he performs, even with Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer, and DeeJay Dallas within the backfield. Proper sort out Brandon Shell has been coping with an ankle damage the previous few video games, however was not given an damage designation. 

Patriots: LB Brandon King (thigh) OUT; C David Andrews (ankle), LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (ribs), WR Kendrick Bourne (shoulder), DB Kyle Dugger (neck), Ok Nick Folk (left knee), DT Davon Godchaux (finger), LB Dont’a Hightower (ankle), OL 
Shaq Mason (stomach), TE Jonnu Smith (shoulder), LB Josh Uche (shoulder), LB Kyle Van Noy (groin), CB Shaun Wade (concussion), DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (knee), DL Carl Davis (hand) QUESTIONABLE
Chargers: RB Austin Ekeler (hip), LB Drue Tranquill (chest) QUESTIONABLE

A typical Invoice Belichick damage report, itemizing all his questionable gamers as restricted contributors in follow. Fourteen Patriots have been listed as questionable. 

Ekeler was the participant to observe on the Chargers, and he instructed ESPN late Saturday that he’ll play in opposition to New England regardless of lacking Friday’s follow with hip soreness. All indicators level to Ekeler dealing with a full workload, although Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley are amongst reserve choices behind him.

Buccaneers (-4.5) at Saints 

Buccaneers: WR Antonio Brown (ankle) OUT; TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs), LB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand), CB Richard Sherman (hamstring), LB Lavonte David (ankle), CB Dee Delaney (ankle) QUESTIONABLE
Saints: G/T Andrus Peat (pectoral), RB Dwayne Washington (neck), QB Taysom Hill (concussion), DE Payton Turner (Calf) OUT; WR Deonte Harris (Hamstring) QUESTIONABLE

Antonio Brown was dominated out for Sunday’s sport by Bruce Arians previous to the crew’s launch of their closing damage report. The veteran receiver is constant to take care of an ankle sprain that has sidelined him for the previous two weeks. Arians mentioned Gronkowski has “an opportunity” to play Sunday and there is potential for David to play this week as effectively. Gronk was restricted in Friday’s follow whereas David was a full participant. 

Harris was restricted the final two days and would supply an enormous increase to the downfield passing sport if he returns. Peat is anticipated to overlook the remainder of the season with pectoral surgical procedure so no shock he is out. Calvin Throckmorton is anticipated to begin at left guard. 

WFT: WR Dyami Brown (knee), OT Sam Cosmi (ankle), WR Curtis Samuel (groin) OUT; CB William Jackson III (knee), G Brandon Scherff (knee), WR Cam Sims (hamstring), OT Cornelius Lucas (sickness) QUESTIONABLE
Broncos: DT Mike Purcell (thumb) OUT; LB Von Miller (ankle), S Jamar Johnson (quad) QUESTIONABLE

Jackson, Scherff and Sims have been restricted follow contributors all through the week. Antonio Gibson, regardless of his lingering shin damage, will play Sunday after being restricted throughout the week. 

The participant not on the damage report that is price awaiting the Broncos is Jerry Jeudy, who continues to be on injured reserve with an ankle damage. Denver has plans to designate Jeudy off injured reserve and play him Sunday, however he didn’t follow Friday. Head coach Vic Fangio stays optimistic Jeudy will play Sunday — as Denver has till Nov. 6 to energetic him (or else he is out for the 12 months). 

Cowboys at Vikings (-3): ‘Sunday Night time Soccer’

Cowboys: QB Dak Prescott (calf), LT Tyron Smith (ankle), DE Dorance Armstrong (ankle) QUESTIONABLE
Vikings: DT Michael Pierce (elbow) OUT; DE Patrick Jones II (knee) DOUBTFUL; WR Dede Westbrook (ankle) QUESTIONABLE

The Cowboys do have a stretch of six video games in 33 days, which is why they should be cautious relating to taking part in Prescott this week. Prescott admitted he probably would not have been in a position to play when Dallas was on their bye week final week and the choice to play this week is not totally as much as him. Cooper Rush would begin rather than Prescott if he can’t go.

Excellent news for the Vikings as Anthony Barr (knee), Alexander Mattison (shoulder), and Adam Thielen (foot) weren’t given an damage designation for Sunday. All three shall be accessible in opposition to Dallas. 

Giants at Chiefs (-9.5): ‘Monday Night time Soccer’

Giants: TBA
Chiefs: TBA

Evaluation to come back. | NFL Week 8 closing damage report: Austin Ekeler will play vs. Patriots, Calvin Ridley surprisingly inactive


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