NFL Week 1 Injury Report: Chiefs’ Travis Kelsey questionable, Rams’ Cooper Cobb exit, George Kittle’s practice
It may only be the first week of the 2023 season, but there is already a raft of injury news NFL fans have been watching. The tight end position, in particular, took a hit this week, as Travis Kelsey and George Keitel are currently dealing with injuries that could sideline them in the NFL’s opening weekend.
Kelseyand was officially listed as questionable in Thursday night’s season opener against the visiting Detroit Lions. Kettle That’s what jeopardized his status in the 49ers’ season opener in Pittsburgh.
We’ll dig deeper into each of these situations while also looking at the current injury status of each NFL team entering Week 1, starting with the NFL’s opener.
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As noted above, Kelce was listed as a suspect in the Chiefs’ season opener after excessively extending his knee. The Chiefs do not believe it is a long-term injury and will continue to monitor the injury ahead of Thursday night’s game. Specifically, Kelsey’s injury was described as a bone bruise as the star thankfully escaped a more serious injury.
Defensive back Emmanuel Mosley has been ruled out by the Lions as he suffers from a knee injury. Moseley’s absence could result in more playing time for Stephen Gilmour, an undrafted rookie who intercepted nine passes during his time at Marshall.
Center John Feliciano didn’t practice for the 49ers on Wednesday. He is fighting disease. Linebacker Oren Burkes (knee), safety Tashaun Gibson (back), safety Talanoa Hovanga (knee), tight end George Kittle (groin) and kicker Jake Moody (right quadriceps) were the limited entrants.
For the Steelers, defensive tackle Larry Ogunjubi was limited by a foot injury. DeMarvin Leal, a sophomore who came out of training camp strong, is slated to get more reps if Ogunjobi is limited or can’t play on Sunday.
Bucs defensive tackle Calijah Kancey (calf) and running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn (non-injury related) were the only players not to practice Wednesday with Tampa. Fullback Anthony Nelson was limited by a hamstring problem.
The Vikings took part in full training on Wednesday.
Three members of the Cardinals’ primary offense were slated for Wednesday. Offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum has a hand injury, while Marquis Brown has a hamstring problem. Tight end Zach Ertz is working through a knee injury. Ertz was recently cleared to train as he spent the past offseason recovering from a serious knee injury he sustained in Week 10 of the 2022 season.
Washington got good news on Wednesday as Terry McLaurin (toe) and Chase Young (neck) were able to practice in a limited capacity. leadersOn McLaurin’s chances of playing on Sunday. Young is waiting to be allowed full contact after being bitten in mid-August.
For the Titans, running back Trey Avery (hamstring), pass tackle Harold Landry (abdomen) and offensive lineman Dillon Radones (knee) were limited participants on Wednesday. In the good news, wide receiver Trilon Burks (knee), pass rusher Arden Key (calf) and quarterback Will Levis (quadruple) were all full participants.
For the Saints, Tre’Quan Smith (groin) didn’t train, safety JT Gray (shoulder), running back Kendre Miller (knee), and cornerback Marshon Lattimore (knee) were limited. This is Miller’s second injury this summer, as the Saints have only two fullbacks on their active roster – Jamaal Williams and Kirk Merritt – who are currently healthy.
Carolina handles injuries to Adam Thelin (ankle), DJ Shark (hamstring) and Terrace Marshall Jr. (back). Thelin and Marshall were limited, while Shark did not train.
Cornerback Jeff Okudah and tight end Jonnu Smith didn’t train with Atlanta, while running backs Cordarrelle Patterson and wide end KhaDarel Hodge were limited. Regarding Okuda, Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said the former first-round pick is ahead of schedule in his recovery and is keeping the door open for him to fit in Sunday.
For the Jaguars, rookie defensive back Antonio Johnson (hamstring) and defensive end Tyler Lacey (groin) were the only players listed on Wednesday’s injury report. Johnson did not practice while Lacey was limited. Johnson will miss Sunday’s game and will have a chance to face the Chiefs in Week 2, according to Jaguars coach Doug Pederson.
As for the Colts, running back Zac Moss was limited by a forearm injury, while Shaquille Leonard was a full participant as he recovered from a concussion.
Linebackers Blake Cashman (hamstring), John Michie III (hamstring) and safety Jamie Ward (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. Houston also placed tight end Titus Howard on injured reserve on Wednesday. Former Broncos George Fant is slated to replace Howard on the depth chart behind starter Dalton Schultz.
For the Ravens, cornerback Marlon Humphrey didn’t practice Wednesday with a foot injury, while tight end Mark Andrews (quadruple) and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) were limited.
Bengals defensive end Joseph Osai (ankle) was the only Cincinnati player not to practice. While Osai is not practicing, he has been doing solo work during practice this week. If Ossai can’t go, the Bengals will have to rely more on fellow backup Cam Sample and first-round pick Myles Murphy on Sunday.
The Browns have not had anyone miss practice due to injury but have had four players train in limited capacity: wide receiver Marquis Goodwin (illness), safety Juan Thornhill (calf), cornerback Denzel Ward (concussion) and defensive end Alex Wright (concussion). knee).
Packers players Christian Watson and Romeo Dobbs missed practice on Wednesday as both players struggle with hamstring injuries. Both players are key to the success of the Packers’ freshman starting quarterback Jordan Love, who solidified his relationship with both players as a sophomore during the preseason.
Linebacker Dylan Cole (hamstring) was the only Bear not to practice on Wednesday. Safety Jaquan Brisker (groin), safety Eddie Jackson (ankle), and defensive end DeMarcus Walker (calf) were limited entrants.
The Dolphins missed left tackle Terron Armstead (back/ankle/knee) and defensive back Elijah Campbell (knee) in practice on Wednesday. Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was limited by a slash injury.
Linebacker Daiyan Henley (hamstring) was the only Chargers player not to practice. Cornerback JC Jackson fully trained, which is notable considering his 2022 season ended after just five games after the former Pro Bowler suffered a serious knee injury.
Cornerback Josh Jobe (illness) was the only Eagles player not to practice.
The Patriots had five players who were limited participants on Wednesday: offensive tackle Trent Brown (illness), cornerback Jack Jones (hamstring), offensive guard Mike Onuino (ankle), wide receiver Devante Parker (knee) and offensive guard Cole Strange (knee). . .
Seattle missed safety Jamal Adams (knee) in practice Wednesday, while linebackers Derek Hall (shoulder), Darrell Taylor (shoulder) and Devon Witherspoon (hamstring) were limited. Head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that he expects to play Jackson Smith-Ngegba in the first round on Sunday after rookie WR underwent wrist surgery last month. He was a full participant on Wednesday.
For the Rams, coach Sean McVay has already ruled out receiver Cooper Cobb, who continues to work through a hamstring injury. McVay went so far as to say that the injury could result in Cobb spending time on injured reserve. He didn’t train Wednesday with quarterback Stetson Bennett (right shoulder) and tight end Hunter Long (groin).
Although it wasn’t due to an injury, defensive end Chandler Jones missed practice after criticizing the team on social media earlier this week. His condition in Sunday’s game. Cornerback Brandon Facyson (Shane) was the only Raider not to practice due to injury. Wideout DeAndre Carter (knee) was limited.
Jerry Goody (hamstring) was one of three Broncos players who trained on Wednesday at a limited capacity. And Jody, who sustained an injury in training last month, will likely have to have at least one full workout under his belt before Sunday if he is to play.
Four Cowboys defensive players appeared on the team’s first injury report. Three of those players — offensive lineman Tyler Smith (hamstring), defensive end Sam Williams (foot), and safety Donovan Wilson (calf) — haven’t trained. The team is optimistic that Smith will play after he had a cautionary MRI.
Wideout Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) was one of seven Giants players tied on Wednesday. Robinson was taken off the team’s physically unable to perform list on August 29 as he continues to return from an ACL injury sustained during Week 11 of the 2022 season.
Sean McDermott told reporters Wednesday that safety Micah Hyde is back in training after missing a few sessions due to back pain. Considered a veteran day in and day out, according to the head coach.