Looking at each matchup for week two, and the notable injuries.
THURSDAY, SEP 13, 2018
Baltimore at Cincinnati 8:20 pm
The Ravens defense looks healthy overall with no one missing practice this week. The Bengals could potentially be down a key linebacker in Preston Brown after two limited practices this week he will head into Thursday with a questionable tag. Look for Hardy Nickerson to fill that role of brown can’t go on Thursday.
A late addition to the injury report on Wednesday was Carlos Dunlap but it looks like he will play after practice in full this week.
SUNDAY, SEP 16, 2018
Carolina at Atlanta 1:00 pm
Panthers fans can breathe a little bit easier knowing Luke Kuechly practiced in full on Wednesday and should expect him to play on Sunday. For the rest of their defense, everyone looks to be healthy heading into Sunday.
Atlanta, on the other hand, it’s a pretty big list of injuries. Deion Jones and safety Keanu Neal are large contributors for Atlantis defense playing over 95% of their snaps both will be heading to injured reserve.
Rookie Foyesade Oluokun will be replacing jones until he gets back (earliest to expect week 10) while Damonte Kazee received extended playing time last week when Neal went down and that should be expected to continue.
Cleveland at New Orleans 1:00 pm
The Browns Christian Kirksey was limited all week in practice due to shoulder and ankle issues. The Browns coach Hue Jackson Was optimistic on his availability for Sunday. If he can’t, look for a combination of James Burgess and Tanner Vallejo to receive a bump in playing time.
The Saints look to be heading into Sunday with a healthy yet reeling defense.
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 pm
One big name stands out on the Texans injury report, Jadeveon Clowney was limited that practice all week due to back and elbow issues. While the rest of the defense looks to be healthy and practiced in full.
The Titans linebacking woes continue with Rashaan Evans, Harold Landry, and Derrick Morgan all remaining on the injury report. Evans practiced in full this week for the first time in almost a month. Morgan was limited and practice all week with knee issues but like Evans is expected to play on Sunday.
Harold Landry was missing from practice all week dealing with ankle issues and is questionable for week two opening up an opportunity for Will Compton to play an overwhelmingly large amount of snaps.
Indianapolis at Washington 1:00 pm
Both teams defense look like they avoided the injury report this week with only three players between the two teams showing up on the injury report all on the offensive line.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm
Eric Berry remained sidelined on Wednesday is the only Chiefs defensive player not in practice. It looks as if Ron Parker has established himself as the go-to safety when Barry isn’t in the lineup. Joe Haden and Cam Hayward both missed practice on Wednesday and will be questionable heading into week two. It’s likely that Hayward will play this Sunday yet less likely that Hayden will take the field. Opening up an opportunity for Mike Hilton.
L.A. Chargers at Buffalo 1:00 pm
Los Angeles only has one question mark on defense but it’s a big one. When will Joey Bosa play?
Though he hasn’t been ruled out for this weeks game it looks more and more likely that he won’t be able to go and everyone will be looked at week three for a 2018 debut. The bills were without Shaq Lawson at Wednesday’s practice as he continues to deal with in the injury. Kyle Williams and Lorenzo Alexander were also absent from practice on Wednesday, for rest rather than injury.
Miami at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm
The Jets were without two defense of player at Wednesday’s practice. Josh Martin is dealing with a concussion while safety Marcus Maye is dealing with foot issues. Look for Brandon Copeland to fill-in for Martin if he is not cleared concussion protocol by Sunday.
Minnesota at Green Bay 1:00 pm
The Packers defense seems to be a lot healthier than their offenses right now with only’s safety Josh Jones missing practice on Wednesday. Oren Burks was available and practiced in full this week should be expected for him to finally be taken off of the injury report in the near future.
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm
The Buccaneers have a handful of injuries they’re dealing with right now. Starting cornerback Brent Grimes was out of practice on Wednesday dealing with the groin injury, while Vernon Hargreaves is headed to IR. Leaving the Bucs short-handed at cornerback. The defensive line hasn’t fared well with Vita Vea out with a calf issue being joined by Jason Pierre-Paul dealing with knee issues.
The Eagles avoided the injury report this week and look to build on their stellar performance last Thursday.
Arizona at L.A. Rams 4:05 pm
The Rams questions concerning Mark Barron have yet to be answered and with him missing or being limited and all practices this week it’s becoming increasingly possible but he misses another week.
Arizona’s dealing with the same issue from Markus golden who suffering knee and ACL issues, as of right now is you have to practice this week and is questionable for the Sunday.
Detroit at San Francisco 4:05 pm
The Lions open their week of practice with an injury concern to Ezekiel Ansah, who returned to practice on Wednesday in a limited capacity. With the majority of their injuries coming on offense, the Lions look to week 2 relatively healthy on the defense.
Oakland at Denver 4:25 pm
The Raiders seem to be healthy on defense everywhere but defensive tackle Having Justin Ellis and PJ Hall both missing Wednesday’s practice. They will both head into Sunday’s game with a questionable tag.
Denver started the week with six players listed on their injury report. As of Wednesday all players on the roster of practice fully all week and they should be heading into this game with no one on the injury report.
New England at Jacksonville 4:25 pm
Both teams look to head into this week healthy on defense With the jags having the only questionable player in Telvin Smith who was limited in practice on Wednesday but will likely suit up for Sunday’s game.
N.Y. Giants at Dallas 8:20 pm
Olivier Vernon remains sidelined from practice this week and it’s becoming very realistic that he will not be playing in week two and will be eyeing a return to the field in week three.
The Cowboys have been without to key pass rushers this week in practice. Demarcus Lawrence has been dealing with a groin injury while Randy Gregory has been out with a concussion. It’s reasonable to assume that Lawrence It’s more likely to suit up in a week three than Gregory.
MONDAY, SEP 17, 2018
Seattle at Chicago 8:15 pm
As of now, the Bears defense has avoided the injury report as a whole.
The Seahawks seem to be following suit with no new players added to the injury report and the only KJ Wright remaining, he is likely out for this game with a doubtful designation.
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