NFL Injury Report Week 3: Team-by-Team Updates, Inactive List and More

Zach Kruse@@zachkruse2Senior Analyst ISeptember 18, 2012

Sept 23, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA;  Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) runs the ball against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Looking for a place with updated injury news and inactive lists from Week 3 of the NFL season? You've come to the right place. 

We'll be keeping a running log of major injuries, plus listing the seven inactive players for each of the 32 teams in Week 3. Check back throughout the day for all the latest from around the league.


[SUN 7:00 P.M.] Inactive lists for the Sunday night game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens are listed below. 

Patriots: TE Aaron Hernandez, RB Shane Vereen, OL Nick McDonald, DE Jake Bequette, CB Alfonzo Dennard, DL Juston Francis and DL Brandon Deaderick.

Ravens: WR LaQuan Williams, CB Asa Jackson, G/T Jah Reid, TE Billy Bajema, DE DeAngeloTyson, OLB Sergio Kindle and DT Bryan Hall.


[SUN 2:20 P.M.] Hold your breath, Jets fans. 

Cornerback Darrelle Revis, who had returned this week from a concussion, limped off the field in pain Sunday after suffering a non-contact injury to his knee. Occasionally, these kind of freak incidents result in serious consequences. 

We'll update you when we know more.


[SUN 2:10 P.M.] A couple of injury updates as the second halves of the early games roll on. 

  • Dolphins running back Reggie Bush left Miami's matchup with the New York Jets because of a knee injury, and he is questionable to return. 
  • Titans tight end Jared Cook will not return after injuring his shoulder.
  • Chiefs running back/receiver Dexter McCluster hurt his elbow and is unlikely to return. 
  • Colts receiver Austin Collie was carted off with an undisclosed injury.


[SUN 1:50 P.M.] Inactive lists for the afternoon games are starting to come in.

Here's the complete list: 

WR Jeremy Maclin, LT King Dunlap, WR Riley Cooper, RB Dion Lewis, OL Nate Menkin, QB Trent Edwards and DE Vinny Curry.

Cardinals: S Adrian Wilson, QB John Skelton, TE Todd Heap, RB William Powell, WR LaRon Byrd, OG Senio Kelemete and OT Pat McQuistan. 


Falcons: QB Dominique Davis, CB Christopher Owens, RB Antone Smith, OL Joe Hawley, OT Lamar Holmes, DE Jonathan Massaquoi and DE Cliff Matthews.

Chargers: RB Ronnie Brown. S Brandon Taylor, CB Shareece Wright, LB Jonas Mouton, DT Antonio Garay, OT Jared Gaither and TE Ladarius Green.


Steelers: QB Charlie Batch, RB Rashard Mendenhall, S Troy Polamalu, LB Stevenson Sylvester, LB Adrian Robinson, OT Mike Adams and LB James Harrison.

Raiders: QB Terrelle Pryor, CB Shawntae Spencer, T Khalif Barnes, WR Juron Criner, T Joseph Barksdale, LB Lucas Nix and DT Christo Bilukudi. 


Broncos: G Chris Kuper, C C.J. Davis, DT Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Johnson, WR Andre Caldwell, RB Knowshon Moreno and QB Caleb Hanie.

Texans: WR DeVier Posey, QB John Beck, CB Roc Carmichael, CB Brandon Harris, ILB Tim Dobbins, T Andrew Gardner and G Brandon Brooks.



[SUN 1:45 P.M.] With most of the early games approaching half time, here's a quick recap of the injuries we've seen:

  • Bills running back C.J. Spiller is out for the rest of the Week 3 after injuring his shoulder in Cleveland. He finished with 58 total yards and a score.
  • Vikings starting safety Mistral Raymond left with an ankle injury. His return is questionable. 
  • Lions punter Ben Graham left with a calf injury, forcing kicker Jason Hanson to take over the punting duties. 
  • Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin left with a hamstring injury, and his return is questionable. 
  • Jaguars receiver Laurent Robinson is dealing with a head injury and may not return.
  • Saints linebacker David Hawthorne left with a knee injury. 
  • Titans tight end Jared Cook left with a shoulder injury.


[SUN 12:40 P.M.] Potentially big injury news coming out of Cleveland for one of the NFL's most surprising offensive players in 2012. 

Bills running back C.J. Spiller, who leads the NFL in rushing yards through two weeks, left Buffalo's matchup with the Browns with an apparent shoulder injury. 

Spiller already had 58 total yards (42 receiving) and a touchdown when he left in the second quarter. We'll update you as more information rolls in. 


[SUN 11:20 A.M.] We listed the complete inactive list for the early games below. 

Here are some of the biggest names who won't be suiting up in the early Week 4 matchups:

Jets TE Dustin Keller: New York is already lacking offensively.

Cowboys S Gerald Sensabaugh and NT Jay Ratliff: Two starters for Rob Ryan's defense won't play in Week 3. 

Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings: Expect a big dose of Maurice Jones-Drew against the Colts.

Colts DE/OLB Dwight Freeney: Indy won't have their best pass rusher for the second straight week. 

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon: Leonard Hankerson will again play a bigger role with Garcon out. 

Bengals CB Leon Hall: Losing Hall makes Garcon's injury mostly a wash. 

Bears RB Matt Forte: Chicago will lean on Michael Bush with Forte still rehabbing an ankle injury.


[SUN 10:40 A.M.] Inactive lists are starting to roll in for the early afternoon games.

Here's the running list:

49ers: QB Scott Tolzien, WR A.J. Jenkins, RB LaMichael James, G Joe Looney, NG Ian Williams, RB Brandon Jacobs and WR Ted Ginn.

Vikings: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, LB Erin Henderson, WR Jarius Wright, S Brandon Burton, S Robert Blanton, OL Mark Asper and DE D''Aundre Reed.


Jets:  FB John Conner, QB Greg McElroy, DB Donnie Fletcher, DE Damon Harrison, OT Dennis Landolt, TE Dustin Keller and OG Caleb Schlauderaff. 

Dolphins: OT Will Yeatman, OT Rey Feinga, WR Rishard Matthews, QB Pat Devlin, TE Michael Egnew, WR Marlon Moore, and DT Tony McDaniel.


Cowboys: FS Gerald Sensabaugh, NT Jay Ratliff, C Phil Costa, S Matt Johnson, LB Alex Albright, DL Kenyon Coleman and WR Cole Beasley

Buccaneers: T Jamon Meredith, CB E.J. Biggers, CB Anthony Gaitor, WR Chris Owusua, RB Michael Smith, S Keith Tandy and DE George Johnson. 


Bills: QB Tarvaris Jackson, DE Kyle Moore, LB Kirk Morrison, OT Sam Young, OL Colin Brown and WR Ruvell Martin.

Browns: QB Thaddeus Lewis, LB James-Michael Johnson, T Ryan Miller, WR Jordan Norwood, RB Brandon Jackson, TE Alex Smith and S Eric Hagg.


Jaguars: RB Rashad Jennings, LG Eben Britton, RT Cameron Bradfield, DEs George Selvie and Austen Lane, SLB Daryl Smith, and DT Jeris Pendleton.

Colts: DE Dwight Freeney, QB Chandler Harnish, CB Josh Gordy, RB Delone Carter, LB Pat Angerer, OT Bradley Sowell and OG Joe Reitz.


Chiefs: QB Ricky Stanzi, DT Anthony Toribio, S Kendrick Lewis, TE Kevin Boss, CB Jacques Reeves, TE Jake O'Connell and WR Devon Wiley.

Saints: DT Tyunn Walker, RB Chris Ivory, OT Bryce Harris, CB Elbert Mack, WR Joseph Morgan, DE Turk McBride and RB Travaris Cadet.


Redskins: QB Rex Grossman, S Brandon Meriweather, WR Pierre Garcon, G Josh LeRibeus, G Adam Gettis, DE Doug Worthington and S Jordan Pugh.

Bengals: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, TE Donald Lee, WR Marvin Jones, CB Leon Hall, TE Richard Quinn, WR Ryan Whalen and DT Brandon Thompson. 


Rams: QB Austin Davis, S Matt Daniels, RB Terrance Ganaway, LT Rodger Saffold, TE Matt Mulligan, DT Mike Brockers and DT Matt Conrath. 

Bears: RB Matt Forte, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, G/C Edwin Williams, DT Matt Toeaina, OT Jonathan Scott and DT Nate Collins.


Titans: RB Javon Ringer, MLB Colin McCarthy, OLs Mike Otto and Deuce Lutui, WR Lavelle Hawkins, and S Al Afalava.

Lions: QB Kellen Moore, TE Tony Scheffler, S Louis Delmas, OT Corey Hilliard, OT John Fox, LB Travis Lewis and DE Lawrence Jackson.


[SUN 10:30 A.M.] Rams running back Steven Jackson will play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, according to NFL Network's Stacey Dales. 

The choice was made after Jackson worked out his injured groin this morning with no setbacks. 

Expect the Rams to temper Jackson's workload today in Chicago, but all signs point to him playing and starting against the Bears. 


[SUN 9:00 A.M.] With the early afternoon games still three hours away, let's take a look at some of the important game-time decisions to keep your eye on this morning.

Steven Jackson, Rams

A groin injury has Jackson as a game-time decision, and signs are starting to point to him being out Sunday. Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead would take over his workload if Jackson can't go.

Marques Colston, Saints

Colston continues to battle through a foot injury that has lingered through the 2012 season. He's played on it for two straight games, so there's an expectation he'll play. The Saints are waiting for pregame warmups to make a final call, but Colston should play.

Ryan Mathews, Chargers

The Chargers are expecting to have their starting running back for the first time this season Sunday. Mathews broke his clavicle to start the the preseason and hasn't played since. As long as there's no unexpected developments, Mathews should play and start at running back against the Atlanta Falcons.

Greg Jennings, Packers

Jennings' groin issue has lingered longer than the Packers expected, but he practiced late in the week, and there's a growing sense of optimism that he'll play Monday night in Seattle. It's hard to wait that long for a game-time decision, but Jennings should play as long as the groin holds up over the next 24 hours or so.


[SUN 8:20 A.M.] Plenty of injury news to get caught up on, especially those who have already been ruled out for Sunday's games.

Here's the list of those already listed as out:

Matt Forte, Bears

Pierre Garcon, Redskins

Fred Jackson, Bills

Kevin Boss, Chiefs

Dustin Keller, Jets

Jeremy Maclin, Eagles

Rashard Mendenhall, Steelers

James Harrison, Steelers

Troy Polamalu, Steelers


[WED 3:15 P.M.] The New York Giants will be without the NFC's offensive player of Week 2 Thursday night in Carolina.

According to the Giants' official Twitter handle, receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot), who caught 10 passes for 199 yards Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will not play in tomorrow night's Week 3 opener. He was ruled as "out."

In fact, Nicks did not even make the trip to Carolina.

Despite offseason foot surgery, Nicks played in both Week 1 and 2.

Considering he was listed as questionable just yesterday, it's likely Nicks had a setback sometime over the last 24 hours.

In his place, expect more targets for Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.


[WED 9/19 2:15 P.M.] It appears as if the Carolina Panthers could again be without running back Jonathan Stewart for Thursday's Week 3 matchup with the New York Giants.

According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Stewart (ankle) is questionable for tomorrow night and will be a game-time decision. 

Stewart missed Week 1 with the same injury.

The short week, like was the case with Greg Jennings and the Green Bay Packers, may make Stewart's recovery unlikely before Thursday night. Jennings was dealing with a groin injury last week and didn't play against the Chicago Bears. 

Stewart hasn't practiced all this week. Expect more touches for DeAngelo Williams against the Giants if Stewart can't play. 

In other injury news, right tackle Byron Bell (elbow) and linebacker Thomas Davis (hamstring) are also questionable. Garry Williams would start for Bell if he can't go.

Linebacker Jon Beason (elbow), receiver Steve Smith (knee), receiver Kealoha Pilares (foot) and center Ryan Kalil (ankle) are all listed as probable.


[WED 9/19 11:45 A.M.] The New York Giants will officially be without several players for their Week 3 tilt with the Carolina Panthers. 

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Giants have ruled out running back Ahmad Bradshaw, receiver Domenik Hixon and guard David Diehl, and the three won't be making the trip to Carolina tonight.

Andre Brown is expected to start for Bradshaw, with rookie David Wilson getting a number of snaps. 


[TUES 9/18 9:50 A.M.] The Carolina Panthers did not hold practice Monday, but they would have had a long list of players on the "Did Not Participate" list had they.

According to the Panthers' official site, nine players would have been held out.

Here's the list:

Linebacker Jon Beason (elbow), tackle Byron Bell (ankle), linebacker Thomas Davis (hamstring), safety Colin Jones (shoulder), center Ryan Kalil (ankle), receiver Kealoha Pilares (foot), guard Mike Pollak (shoulder), receiver Steve Smith (knee) and running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle).

The Panthers will officially practice Tuesday, so we'll know more about the nine players who would have missed Monday. Expect that list to dwindle, even if some are limited.


[TUES 9/18 9:30 A.M.] The New York Giants went through nothing more than a walk-through practice Monday, but several players would have sat out had the Giants actually held a real practice.

According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, running back Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), guard David Diehl (knee), receivers Hakeem Nicks (foot) and Domenik Hixon (concussion), cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring) and defensive end Adewale Ojomo (hamstring) would not have participated.

Also, cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle) and linebacker Keith Rivers (ankle) would have been limited.

The Giants will return to a full practice Tuesday in anticipation of their Thursday-night matchup in Carolina.


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