Nothing can derail the hopes of NFL teams and their fans more than a roster full of injuries before the regular season even starts. Each year, some teams inevitably suffer more bumps and bruises than others. The same is true in 2013.
With the regular season finally here, the excitement surrounding yet another year of football is palpable. But before you tune in to all the action, it's important get up to speed with all the latest injuries around the league.
If you're looking for all the Week 1 news you need for your fantasy team or your favorite NFL squad, you've come to the right place. Keep it here for all the latest updates as they break.
Champ Bailey, CB, Denver Broncos
Despite practicing on Tuesday, the feeling around the Denver Broncos organization was that veteran cornerback Champ Bailey would not be able to play Thursday night with a foot injury, according to ESPN Broncos blogger Jeff Legwold on NFL Insiders. ESPN's Stephania Bell later confirmed that Bailey is out.
Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins
Status: Will Play
After not playing a snap all preseason, Robert Griffin III is officially active, according to Redskins beat reporter Grant Paulsen. John Keim of ESPN.com previously reported that the quarterback will start Griffin in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles without any restrictions on the game plan.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants
Status: Will Play
New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz returned to practice Monday (heel), and quarterback Eli Manning expects him to not only play in Week 1, but also play at a high level, per Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
When will Gronk return?
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/back) practiced for the second day in a row, but was still listed as doubtful in Week 1. The team officially listed him as out for Sunday's game.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears
Status: Will Play
Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall returned to practice Monday and looks to be ready to go in Week 1 without any setbacks in his surgically repaired hip, per Michael C. Wright of ESPN.com. He will officially play, per the team's inactive list.
Full Inactive List
Inactive lists will be updated as they become available.
Houston at San Diego
Texans: S Ed Reed, G Cody White, QB Case Keenum, OT Andrew Gardner, LB Darryl Sharpton, OT David Quessenberry, LB Sam Montgomery
Chargers: LB Manti Te'o, S Brandon Taylor, QB Brad Sorensen, WR Seyi Ajirotutu, G Johnnie Troutman, LB Tourek Williams, DT Drake Nevis
Philadelphia at Washington
Eagles: QB Matt Barkley, TE Emil Igwenagu, OT Dennis Kelly, OT Matt Tobin, DE Vinny Curry, CB Shaun Prater
Redskins: QB Pat White, QB Rex Grossman, RB Evan Royster, S Brandon Meriweather, DB Jose Gumbs, G Josh LeRibeus, DT Chris Neild
New York at Dallas
Giants: C David Baas, TE Adrien Robinson, QB Ryan Nassib, T David Diehl, DT Jonathan Hankins, DE Damontre Moore, DE Adewale Ojomo
Cowboys: RB Lance Dunbar, SS Danny McCray, T Darrion Weems, WR Cole Beasley, DE Caesar Rayford, DE Anthony Spencer, G Brian Waters
Arizona at St. Louis
Cardinals: CB Jamell Fleming, RB Ryan Williams, LB Alex Okafor, DT Alameda Ta'amu, T Bobby Massie, G Earl Watford, TE Rob Housler.
Rams: LB Darian Stewart, DB Quinton Pointer, TE Cory Harkey, RB Jonathan Stewart, C Barrett Jones, G Brandon Washington, DE Gerald Rivers.
Green Bay at San Francisco
Packers: CB Casey Hayward, S Morgan Burnett, LB Nate Palmer, LB Sam Barrington, G Lane Taylor, TE Brandon Bostick, DE Josh Boyd.
San Francisco: QB B.J. Daniels, WR Chris Harper, RB LaMichael James, FB Will Tukuafu, LB Nate Stupar, G Joe Looney, WR Jon Baldwin.
New England at Buffalo
Patriots: TE Rob Gronkowski, RB Leon Washington, S Duron Harmon, S Nate Ebner, RB Brandon Bolden, OT Will Svitek, WR Aaron Dobson.
Bills: S Jairus Byrd, CB Stephon Gilmore, K Dustin Hopkins, OL Doug Legursky, DL Jay Ross, DL Corbin Bryant, TE Chris Gragg.
Cincinnati at Chicago
Bengals: WR Dane Sanzenbacher, CB Brandon Ghee, RB Rex Burkhead, OG Mike Pollak, OT Andrew Whitworth, WR Ryan Whalen, DE Margus Hunt.
Bears: WR Marquess Wilson, CB CJ Wilson, RB Michael Ford, OL James Brown, TE Dante Rosario, DE David Bass & DT Zach Minter.
Miami at Cleveland
Dolphins: QB Pat Devlin, CB Will Davis, CB Jamar Taylor, RB Mike Gillislee, LB Josh Kaddu, OL Danny Watkins, OL Dallas Thomas.
Browns: DE Barkevious Mingo, QB Brain Hoyer, OL Martin Wallace, DL Ahtyba Rubin, LB Paul Hazel, TE MarQueis Gray, OL Shawn Lauvao.
Atlanta at New Orleans
Falcons: CB Asante Samuel, RB Josh Vaughan, S Kemal Ishmael, T Jeremy Trueblood, G Harland Gunn, DT Travian Robertson, DE Stansly Maponga.
Saints: WR Andy Tanner, WR Robert Meachem, RB Khiry Robinson, S Isa Abdul-Quddus, T Terron Armstead, LB Martez Wilson, DE Glenn Foster.
Tampa Bay at NY Jets
Buccaneers: TE Tom Crabtree, DE William Gholston, DT Chris Jones, G Carl Nicks, CB Rashaan Melvin, QB Dan Orlovsky, FB Erik Lorig.
Jets: QB Mark Sanchez, LB Danny Lansanah, G Will Campbell, T Ben Ijalana, T Oday Aboushi, DL Quinton Coples, LB Scott Solomon
Tennessee at Pittsburgh
Titans: WR Michael Preston, C Brian Schwenke, DE Lavar Edwards, WR Kendall Hunter, DE Keyunta Dawson, LB Zaviar Gooden, T Byron Stingily.
Steelers: TE Heath Miller, QB Landry Jones, RB Le'Veon Bell, C Cody Wallace, CB Antwon Blake, NT Loni Fanguapo, LB Vince Williams.
Minnesota at Detroit
Vikings: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, S Mistral Raymond, LB Gerald Hodges, LB Michael Mauti, G Jeff Baca, DE George Johnson, DT Kevin Williams.
Lions: WR Ryan Broyles, QB Kellen Moore, RB Mikel Leshoure, CB Jonte Green, G Leroy Harris, T LaAdrian Waddle, DE Devin Taylor
Oakland at Indianapolis
Raiders: TE David Ausberry, WR Juron Criner, G Antoine McClain, QB Matthew McGloin, DE Ryan Robinson, DE Brian Sanford, OT Menelik Watson.
Colts: LB Pat Angerer, LB Kavell Conner, TE Jack Doyle, C Khaled Holmes, DB Delano Howell, DT Montori Hughes, WR David Reed.
Seattle at Carolina
Seahawks: DE Chris Clemons, DT Jordan Hill, OL Michael Bowie, CB Brandon Browner, DE Cliff Abril, LB John Lotulelei, OT Alvin Bailey.
Panthers: RB Kenyon Barner, LCB James Dockery, C Brian Folkerts, OG Amini Silatolu, SS Mike Mitchell, WR Domenik Hixon, DE Wes Horton.
Kansas City at Jacksonville
Chiefs: QB Tyler Bray, WR Chad Hall, S Bradley McDougald, LB Nico Johnson, G Jon Asamoah, LB/DE Josh Martin, DL Allen Bailey.
Jaguars: QB Ricky Stanzi, S Winston Guy, OL Jacques McClendon, OL Cameron Bradfield, TE Marcedes Lewis, DT Abry Jones, DE Chris McCoy.
Thursday Night Football
Baltimore at Denver
Ravens: WR Aaron Mellette, WR Deonte Thompson, DL Arthur Jones, DT Brandon Williams, LB John Simon, OT Jah Reid, C Ryan Jensen.
Broncos: CB Champ Bailey, CB Quentin Jammer, QB Zac Dysert, G John Moffitt, G Chris Kuper, TE Joel Dreessen, RB C.J. Anderson.