Injuries are an unfortunate reality of NFL life, but everyone who follows the league – fantasy football players, sports bettors and team fans – wants the latest health information. With that in mind, we’re tracking every NFL injury before Week 4.
Let’s look at the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 4 schedule. Remember, you can stay up to date on the latest injuries around the league with PFN’s NFL and fantasy news tracker.
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NFL injury tracker for Week 4
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (TNF)
- Lions: RB David Montgomery, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); FB Jason Cabinda, OUT (knee); OT Taylor Decker, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); OT Matt Nelson, OUT (ankle); G Jonah Jackson, QUESTIONABLE (thigh); G Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OUT (knee); CB Emmanuel Moseley, QUESTIONABLE (knee/thigh); S Kerby Joseph, QUESTIONABLE (hip)
- Packer: RB Aaron Jones, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); WR Christian Watson, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); OT David Bakhtiari, OUT (knee); OT Zach Tom, QUESTIONABLE (knee); G Elgton Jenkins, OUT (knee); LB De’Vondre Campbell, OUT (ankle); CB Jaire Alexander, QUESTIONABLE (back); CB Carrington Valentine, QUESTIONABLE (biceps); S Zayne Anderson, OUT (thigh)
Lions: Playing on a short week won’t help Montgomery’s chances of returning from a hamstring injury, but he had limited practice sessions during the Lions’ walkthrough on Monday and Tuesday. Head coach Dan Campbell said he feels “pretty good” about Montgomery’s availability for Thursday night.
Decker and Vaitai missed Week 3, and Nelson – Detroit’s top swing tackle – will do so Go to injured reserve after ankle surgery. Fortunately, Campbell is optimistic that Decker can return against Green Bay.
Packer: Jones appeared to be close to qualifying for Week 3 and appears ready to start against the Lions on Thursday night, while Watson said the same plans to play this week. Bakhtiari, Jenkins and Alexander missed Green Bay’s game against the New Orleans Saints last Sunday. Campbell injured his ankle against New Orleans, did not return and did not practice this week.
Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars
- Falcons: RB Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring); Full-back Josh Ali (ankle)
- Jaguars: WR Zay Jones (knee); OT Anton Harrison (ankle); EDGE Josh Allen (shoulder); DT Folorunso Fatukasi (shoulder); LB Devin Lloyd, OUT (thumb); S Andrew Wingard (shoulder); S Antonio Johnson (thigh)
Falcons: Atlanta remains one of the healthiest teams in the league heading into Week 4. Patterson was questionable for Week 3 after a limited practice Friday and was ultimately inactive for the Falcons’ game against the Lions.
Jaguars: Jones has not been on the field since suffering a knee injury in Week 2. Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Jones is “probable” to play against the Falcons in London.
Meanwhile, Lloyd won’t even be traveling across the pond after undergoing thumb surgery on Tuesday. Jacksonville hopes he can return in Week 6.
Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills
- Dolphins: RB Salvon Ahmed (groin); WR Jaylen Waddle (concussion); WR River Cracraft (shoulder); WR Erik Ezukanma (neck); TE Durham Smythe (hamstring); TE Tyler Kroft (back); OT Terron Armstead (back/ankle/knee); C Connor Williams (groin); EDGE Jaelan Phillips (oblique); S DeShon Elliott (ankle/groin)
- Bills: OL Ryan Bates (ankle); EDGE Leonard Floyd (ankle); CB Taron Johson (hip); CB Siran Neal (ankle); S Micah Hyde (hamstring); S Jordan Poyer (knee)
Dolphins: Miami put up 70 points on the Denver Broncos without Waddle in the lineup, but they will be happy to get their WR2 back on Sunday against the Bills. Waddle practices Wednesday and the Dolphins will decide his status in the NFL’s concussion protocol after today’s meeting.
Mike McDaniel’s injury updates pic.twitter.com/SCwedAM48P
– Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 27, 2023
Meanwhile, Ahmed is “making progress,” according to head coach Mike McDaniel, but it’s unclear whether he will play against Buffalo after missing Week 3. Miami is also still considering whether to place Cracraft on injured reserve.
Bills: Floyd, Hyde and Poyer had the same injuries at the start of Week 3 but played without limitations. Bates is considered suitable for everyday use.
Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears
- Broncos: EDGE Frank Clark (hip): DT Mike Purcell (ankle/rib); LB Josey Jewell (groin); S Justin Simmons
- Bears: CB Jaylon Johnson (hamstring); CB Josh Blackwell (hamstring); S Eddie Jackson (foot)
Broncos: Still open
Bears: With Johnson and Blackwell unable to practice Wednesday, the Bears signed cornerback Joejuan Williams from the Minnesota Vikings practice squad, giving them additional depth in the secondary. Blackwell and Jackson missed Chicago’s Week 2 game, while Johnson was injured during that contest.
Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns
- Ravens: RB Justice Hill (foot); WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle); WR Rashod Bateman (hamstring); OT Ronnie Stanley (knee); C Tyler Linderbaum (ankle); EDGE Odafe Oweh (ankle); EDGE David Ojabo (ankle); CB Marlon Humphrey (foot); S Marcus Williams (chest); S Kyle Hamilton (back)
- Shades of brown: QB Deshaun Watson (right shoulder); RB Jerome Ford (shoulder); RB Kareem Hunt (ribs/groin); OT James Hudson (ankle); CB Greg Newsome II (elbow)
Ravens: Hill, Beckham, Oweh and Humphrey all missed Week 3 and started this week’s preparations on the wrong foot by missing Wednesday’s practice.
However, Baltimore received excellent news today: RB Gus Edwards (concussion), Stanley (knee), Linderbaum (ankle) and Williams (pectoral muscle). returned to practice On Wednesday. All four players missed last week’s game, while at least some assumed Williams could miss the rest of the season.
Shades of brown: Watson was on the field at Wednesday’s practice but did not throw. He is expected to be ready for Sunday’s game.
Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said Hunt is expected to play Sunday even though he did not practice earlier in the week. The Browns have not updated Ford’s status due to his limited practice, but he is not believed to be dealing with a serious injury.
Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans
- Bengal: WR Charlie Jones (thumb); TE Irv Smith (hamstring)
- Titans: WR Treylon Burks (knee); G Peter Skoronski (abdomen); TE Josh Whyle (illness); EDGE Harold Landry (thigh); DT Teair Tart (knee); LB Luke Gifford (quad); CB Anthony Kendall (hip); DB Elijah Molden (hamstring)
Bengal: Cincinnati ran a walkthrough on Wednesday, so this is an estimated practice report. Joe Burrow, who qualified for Week 3 with a calf injury, was listed as a full participant on Wednesday.
In the late afternoon there will be a tour of the indoor complex pic.twitter.com/lLcKqbpC4s
– Jay Morrison (@ByJayMorrison) September 27, 2023
Titans: Derrick Henry and DeAndre Hopkins practiced Wednesday after battling injuries early in Week 3. Burks has been dealing with a minor knee issue all season but was not listed on Tennessee’s injury report last week.
Skoronski has already been out for two weeks following an appendectomy. Tart, Gifford and Kendall were on the Titans’ injury report last week but ultimately played.
Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts
- Aries: Still open
- Colt: G Quenton Nelson (toe); DT DeForest Buckner (groin)
Aries: Still open
Colt: Anthony Richardson and Ryan Kelly missed Indianapolis’ overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens because they were dealing with concussions, but both players returned to practice Wednesday. Richardson will have to run his full repertoire in practice and appears ready to face the Rams in Week 4.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
- Privateer: DT Vita Vea (chest); DT Calijah Kancey (calf); LB Devin White (foot); LB SirVocea Dennis (hamstring); CB Carlton Davis (toe); CB Jamel Dean (neck/shoulder); CB Derek Pitts (hamstring)
- Saints: QB Derek Carr (right shoulder); TE Foster Moreau (ankle); C Cesar Ruiz (concussion); CB Paulson Adebo (hamstring); S Jordan Howden (fingers)
Privateer: Davis, Kancey and Dennis missed Week 3, while Dean was injured in Tampa Bay’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Davis was the only injured Buccaneer to practice on Wednesday, which isn’t all that surprising considering TB only played 48 hours ago. The club’s injury reports from Thursday and Friday will give us a better idea of which players will be available in Week 4.
Saints: Carr couldn’t train on Wednesday After suffering a shoulder injury in Week 3. With Carr tending to sit out, Jameis Winston looks like New Orleans’ starting quarterback for Week 4. However, Saints head coach Dennis Allen has done so so far refused to expel Carr for Sunday’s NFC South showdown against the Buccaneers.
Washington Commander for the Philadelphia Eagles
- Commanders: RB Chris Rodriguez (illness); TE Logan Thomas (concussion); S Percy Butler (limited)
- Eagle: WR Quez Watkins (hamstring); WR Britain Covey (hamstring); G Cam Jurgens (groin); DT Fletcher Cox (knee); LB Zach Cunningham (ribs); S Sydney Brown (hamstring); S Justin Evans (neck)
Commanders: All three injured Washington players were limited Wednesday. Thomas was the only one who missed last week’s game, but he expected to play against the Eagles in Week 4.
Eagle: Watkins did not play in Philadelphia’s win over the Buccaneers on Monday night. If he is unable to participate in Week 4, Olamide Zaccheaus will once again assume the slot duties.
Brown and Evans were the only other Eagles to miss practice Wednesday. Both safeties left Monday’s game with injuries, so it’s no surprise they were unable to participate just 48 hours later.
Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers
- Vikings: C Garrett Bradbury (back); EDGE Marcus Davenport (ankle); EDGE Patrick Jones II (knee); CB Byron Murphy (hip); S Josh Metellus (shoulder)
- Panthers: RB Miles Sanders (groin); WR Jonathan Mingo (concussion); OT Taylor Moton (ankle/rest); G Chandler Zavala (calf); DL LaBryan Ray (fingers); LB Frankie Luvu (hip); CB CJ Henderson (ankle); S Xavier Woods (hamstring)
Vikings: Davenport, whom Minnesota signed to a one-year, $13 million deal this offseason, has played just four snaps in 2023. Murphy and Metellus will not practice on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell is confident Both defensive backs will be ready for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
Bradbury played seven snaps in Week 1 before being sidelined with a back injury. His limited participation on Wednesday is a positive indicator for his availability in Week 5.
Panthers: Bryce Young (ankle) returned to full practice on Wednesday after missing Week 3 with an ankle injury. If all goes well this week, the No. 1 overall pick will reclaim his starting role from Andy Dalton and face the Vikings on Sunday.
– David Newton (@DNewtonespn) September 27, 2023
Mingo managed a limited practice session on Wednesday after suffering a concussion in Week 4. Luvu it is refuses to govern itself will miss Sunday, while Woods is expected to miss “longer time” and appears to be a candidate for injured reserve.
Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans
- Steelers: Still open
- Texans: OT Laremy Tunsil (thumb); G Josh Jones (hands); S Jalen Pitre (chest)
Steelers: Still open
Texans: Tunsil has missed Houston’s last two games and is leaning toward being sidelined in Week 4 as well. Jones has filled in for Tunsil for the past two weeks but now looks likely to miss Sunday’s game due to his own injury.
The Texans received at least some good news on Wednesday, as Pitre returned to practice for the first time since his Week 1 loss. The 2022 second-round pick appears capable of playing against the Steelers.
Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers
- Raiders: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (concussion)
- Charger: RB Austin Ekeler (ankle); TE Gerald Everett (illness); OT Rashawn Slater (ankle); C Corey Linsley (illness); EDGE Joey Bosa (hamstring/toe); LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring); LB Kenneth Murray Jr. (groin); S Derwin James (thigh); S Alohi Gilman (paragraph)
Raiders: Josh McDaniels told reporters Wednesday that Garoppolo remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol after suffering a head injury Monday night. ESPN reported today that the Raiders are in the mix “optimistic” Garoppolo will be available in Week 5.
Charger: Ekeler has missed Los Angeles’ last two games after suffering an ankle injury in Week 1, but was back in practice for a limited session on Wednesday.
Austin Ekeler jumps up and down and holds his helmet in his hand. The most we’ve seen from him since the injury. pic.twitter.com/1p0bxANonx
– Bridget Condon (@BridgetCondon_) September 27, 2023
With Joshua Kelly as the RB1, LA has posted the NFL’s worst rushing success rate (22.9%) over the past two weeks. In Week 5, the Bolts will face a Raiders defense that allows the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs.
New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys
- Patriots: G Cole Strange (knee); G Sidy Sow (concussion); DT Christian Barmore (knee); DT Werden Godchaux (ankle); CB Jonathan Jones (ankle)
- Cowboys: OT Tyron Smith (knee); G Zack Martin (ankle); C Tyler Biadasz (hamstring); OL Chuma Edoga (elbow)
Patriots: Strange and Barmore played in Week 3, but Sow and Jones were sidelined. Godchaux is the only new addition to New England’s injury report after suffering an ankle injury Sunday against the Jets.
Cowboys: Martin and Biadasz were inactive due to Dallas’ shocking Week 3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Smith was active and even served as captain during the pregame coin toss, but the veteran left tackle did not play on Sunday.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that none of Dallas’ injured linemen have long-term concerns. Still, the Cowboys added free agent interior Billy Price to their practice squad this week.
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
- Cardinals: LB Josh Woods (ankle)
- 49ers: WR Deebo Samuel (rib/knee); WR Jauan Jennings (shin); LB Dre Greenlaw (ankle); LB Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (ankle); CB Ambry Thomas (knee)
Cardinals: Still open
49ers: Samuel did not practice Wednesday after being struck during San Francisco’s Thursday night win over the New York Giants. However, after initially leaving with injuries, he returned to that game, a good sign for his availability in Week 4. Greenlaw and Jennings were also unable to practice, while Flannigan-Fowles and Thomas had limited opportunities.
Kansas City Chiefs at the New York Jets (SNF)
- Bosses: WR Kadarius Toney (toe); TE Noah Gray (illness); LB Nick Bolton (ankle); DT Chris Jones (groin)
- Jets: RB Breece Hall (knee); OT Mehki Becton (knee); OL Wes Schweitzer (concussion); S Tony Adams (thigh)
Bosses: Toney and Jones both had limited training sessions on Wednesday, while Gray and Bolton sat out. Bolton was replaced by fellow midfielder Drue Tranquill in Week 2.
Jets: Hall and Becton, whose practice representatives continue to be mentored, completed limited training on Wednesday. Schweitzer and Adams both missed Week 3 and were unable to practice today.
Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants (MNF)
- Seahawks: Still open
- Giants: Still open
Seahawks: Still open
Giants: Still open