Week 1 Injury Updates


Here’s a look at the notable injuries for the upcoming week. We’ll add updates as the news becomes available, so be sure to check back for further details.


Brandon Jacobs & Ted Ginn

Brandon Jacobs and Ted Ginn Jr are not practicing today and appear to be doubtful for Sunday’s game. (Matt Maiocco)


RB Brandon Jacobs did not participate in practice due to an injured knee (Matt Maiocco)

WR Ted Ginn did not participate in practice due to an injured ankle (Matt Maiocco)


BenJarvus Green-Ellis

BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been able to practice for the last two weeks. The fact that Bernard Scott is out for Week 1 suggests that Green-Ellis can expect a large workload this weekend. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Jermaine Gresham:

Jermaine Gresham was limited during the Bengals practice on Thursday.


Jermaine Gresham is expected to be active for the Bengals’ season opener on Monday night. (Joe Reedy)


Stevie Johnson:

Bills HC Chan Gailey expects Stevie Johnson to play in this weekends match up against the Jets, despite missing practice today. (Joe Buscaglia)


Stevie Johnson was held out of Thursday’s practice. (Joe Buscaglia)


Stevie Johnson was limited during Wednesday’s practice, but it’s hard to say whether or not it was related to his groin injury. (Joe Buscaglia)


Trent Richardson:

Pat Shurmur mentioned that RB Trent Richardson is expected to play this weekend.  (Scott Petrak)


Trent Richardson mentioned that he has had any swelling since undergoing a knee scope a few weeks ago. (Mary Kay Cabot)


Trent Richardson mentioned that the only thing that could keep him out of Sunday’s game would be head coach Pat Shurmur doesn’t feel he’s ready to play. (Nate Ulrich)


Trent Richardson was able to participate in the Browns Wednesday practice. (Nate Ulrich)


Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson will only get “about 10 carries” in this weekend’s game, and admits that there’s “still is a chance he won’t play at all.(Steve Doerschuk)


Beanie Wells

Beanie Wells is expected to be the Cardinals starting RB for Sunday’s opener against the Seahawks. (Darren Urban)


Ryan Mathews:

Ryan Mathews still has not been cleared for contact. He appears to be a long-shot for Monday night’s game. (North County Times)


Chargers RB Ryan Mathews was able to participate in individual drills on Wednesday. (Michael Gehlken)


Austin Collie

WR Austin Collie was a full participant in Wednesdays practice and is on schedule to play week 1. (Adam Caplan)


Jason Witten:

Jason Witten is active for tonight’s game against the Giants. ()


Jason Witten is willing to sign a medical waiver in order to play in tonight’s opener, but the Cowboys are not interested in the idea. (ESPN Dallas)


Cowboys TE Jason Witten has received medical clearance and is expected to return for Week 2’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. (Pro Football Talk)


Brian Hartline:

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline has been able to participate in each of the team’s practices this week, but is still nursing a calf injury. (Omar Kelly)


Riley Cooper:

Eagles WR Riley Cooper has been ruled out for this weekend’s game. (Philadelphia Inquirer)


Hakeem Nicks:

WR Hakeem Nicks is active for tonight’s game against Dallas


The Giants expect to have Hakeem Nicks available for tonight’s season opener, but there are questions regarding his effectiveness. (Adam Schefter)


Justin Blackmon:

Justin Blackmon was able to practice in full on Thursday, despite suffering an ankle injury yesterday.  (Jacksonville Jaguars)


Justin Blackmon suffered an ankle injury during Wednesday’s practice. (Florida Times Union)


Jaguars rookie WR Justin Blackmon was limited by a hamstring injury in Wednesday’s practice. (Mark Long)


Chaz Schilens

WR Chaz Schilens fully participated in pratice this week

Santonio Holmes

WR Santonio Holmes fully participated in practice this week

Dustin Keller:

Dustin Keller  was held out of team drills again on Thursday. (Newark Star-Ledger)


The Jets may hold TE Dustin Keller out of practice for the rest of the week. He is still expected to play against the Bills this weekend. (ESPN New York)


Louis Delmas & Chris Houston

Lions starting FS Louis Delmas and CB Chris Houston both sat out of Thursday’s practice. (Detroit Free Press)


James Starks:

RB James Starks has been ruled out for week 1. (Adam Caplan)


Packers head coach Mike McCarthy mentioned that RB James Starks was able to resume running, and is “feeling better.” It remains to be seen what his role will be in the team’s offense this year. (Tyler Dunne)


Jonathan Stewart:

Jonathan Stewart was held out of another practice on Thursday. The Panthers are preparing to not have him available for this weekends game. (Joe Person)


The Panthers held RB Jonathan Stewart out of practice on Wednesday, but they are “optimistic” that he will be able to play on Sunday. (Joseph Person)


Panthers head coach Ron Rivera mentioned that RB Jonathan Stewart still has a chance to be available for this weekend’s game against the Buccaneers. (Panthers.com)

Steve Smith:

Steve Smith was able to participate in full on Wednesday. (Adam Caplan)


Shane Vereen:

Shane Vereen did not participate in the Patriots Wednesday practice. (ESPN Boston)

Visanthe Shiancoe:

The Patriots placed TE Visanthe Shiancoe on injured reserve, but gave him the “designated for return” tag. (CSN New England)


Denarius Moore:

Raiders head coach Dennis Allen mentioned that WR Denarius Moore will be a game-time decision on Monday night. (Steve Corkran)


Denarius Moore was able to return to practice on Thursday for the first time in weeks. (Steve Corkran)


Ed Dickson & Dennis Pitta:

The Ravens do not have TEs Dennis Pitta or Ed Dickson list on their Week 1 injury report. (Aaron Wilson)


Ravens expect to tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta to be game-time decisions for Monday nights game. (Jeff Zrebiec)


Brandon Meriweather:

The Redskins expect S Brandon Meriweather to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks after he suffered a sprained MCL and PCL on Monday. (Rich Campbell)


Marques Colston:

Marques Colston was able to practice on a limited basis on Thursday. (Mike Triplett)


Marques Colston sat of the Saints Wednesday practice because of a sore left foot. He is expected to practice tomorrow though. (Jeff Duncan)

Darren Sproles:

Darren Sproles was to practice in full on Wednesday, and isn’t listed on the Saints injury report. (Mike Triplett)


Marshawn Lynch:

Pete Carroll mentioned that Marshawn Lynch will have to get his “football legs” back before Sunday. Lynch looks like a game-time decision at this point in time. (Associated Press)


RB Marshawn Lynch did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. (Liz Mathews)


The Seahawks are limiting RB Marshawn Lynch participation during this afternoons practice. There are still questions whether or not he’ll be available to play on Sunday. (Danny O’Neil)


Seahawks will start Robert Turbin if Marshawn Lynch is unable to play on Sunday. (Danny O’Neil of ESPN 710 Seattle)


The Seahawks are “uncertain” whether or not RB Marshawn Lynch will be able to play Week 1’s match up against the Arizona Cardinals. (Adam Schefter)

Doug Baldwin

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll mentioned that WR Doug Baldwin is “ready to go” for Week 1. (Liz Mathews)


Rashard Mendenhall:

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. (Mark Kaboly)


Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t ruled out running back Rashard Mendenhall for this Sunday night in Denver. (Scott Brown)

Isaac Redman:

Isaac Redman‘s ankle injury could be an issue the entire 2012 season. (Mark Kaboly)


Isaac Redman was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. (Mark Kaboly)


Arian Foster

Arian Foster left Thursday’s practice early as a precautionary measure. The injury is not expected to be serious or effect his status for Week 1. (Houston Chronicle)

Andre Johnson:

Texans WR Andre Johnson was able to put in a “full load” at practice Wednesday. (Texans)


Adrian Peterson

RB Adrian Peterson is expected to be active week 1 barring an unforeseen setback (Tom Pelissero)

John Carlson

TE John Carlson has fully participated in practice this week. (Tom Pelissero)

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