Injuries are an unfortunate reality of NFL life, but everyone who follows the league — fantasy football players, sports bettors, and fans of teams — wants the latest health information. In that vein, we’re tracking every NFL injury ahead of Week 4.
Let’s review the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 4 schedule. Remember, you can always stay up-to-date on the latest injury buzz around the league with PFN’s NFL and Fantasy News Tracker.
NFL Week 4 Injury Tracker
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (TNF)
- Lions: RB David Montgomery, QUESTIONABLE (thigh); 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/hamstring); S Kerby Joseph, QUESTIONABLE (hip)
- Packers: 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 (hamstring)
Lions: Playing on a short week won’t help Montgomery’s chances to return from a thigh injury, but he logged limited practices during the Lions’ walkthroughs on Monday and Tuesday. Head coach Dan Campbell said he’s “starting to feel pretty good” about Montgomery’s availability for Thursday night.
Decker and Vaitai missed Week 3, and Nelson — Detroit’s top swing tackle — will head to injured reserve after undergoing ankle surgery. Fortunately, Campbell is optimistic Decker can return against Green Bay.
Packers: Jones appeared close to suiting up for Week 3 and looks ready to face the Lions on Thursday night, while Watson also said he 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, didn’t return, and didn’t practice this week.
Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars
- Falcons: RB Cordarrelle Patterson (thigh); WR 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 (hamstring)
Falcons: Atlanta remains one of the healthiest teams in the league heading into Week 4. Patterson was questionable for Week 3 following a limited Friday practice and was ultimately inactive for the Falcons’ game against the Lions.
Jaguars: Jones hasn’t been on the field since suffering a knee injury in Week 2. Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Jones is a “long shot” to play against the Falcons in London.
Meanwhile, Lloyd won’t even travel 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’ll be pleased to get their WR2 back against the Bills on Sunday. Waddle is practicing on Wednesday, and the Dolphins will decide on his status within the NFL’s concussion protocol following today’s session.
Mike McDaniel injury updates pic.twitter.com/SCwedAM48P
— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 27, 2023
Meanwhile, Ahmed is “progressing,” per head coach Mike McDaniel, but it’s unclear whether he’ll face Buffalo after missing Week 3. Miami is also still considering whether to place Cracraft on injured reserve.
Bills: Floyd, Hyde, and Poyer were listed with the same injuries heading into Week 3 but played without limitation. Bates is considered day-to-day.
Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears
- Broncos: WR Jerry Jeudy (knee); EDGE Frank Clark (hip): DT Mike Purcell (ribs); LB Josey Jewell (groin); S Justin Simmons (hip)
- Bears: CB Jaylon Johnson (hamstring); CB Josh Blackwell (hamstring); S Eddie Jackson (foot)
Broncos: Jeudy is a new addition to Denver’s practice report, but given that he managed a limited practice on Wednesday, there’s no reason to be too concerned just yet. Simmons, who missed Week 3 and was limited today, said he’s “trying (his) best to get out there” on Sunday.
Clark, Purcell, and Jewell failed to practice. Clark was supposed to miss “a couple weeks” after going down in Week 1. Purcell was questionable in Week 3 with an ankle injury — he suffered a new rib injury during the game but ultimately returned. Jewell will be “hard-pressed” to suit up against the Bears after injuring his groin on Sunday.
Bears: With Johnson and Blackwell failing to practice on Wednesday, the Bears signed cornerback Joejuan Williams off the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad, giving them extra depth in the secondary. Blackwell and Jackson missed Chicago’s Week 2 game, while Johnson was injured during that contest.
Baltimore Ravens at 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 (pectoral); S Kyle Hamilton (back)
- Browns: 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 have started this week’s preparations on the wrong foot by missing practice on Wednesday.
However, Baltimore got some excellent news today: RB Gus Edwards (concussion), Stanley (knee), Linderbaum (ankle), and Williams (pectoral) all returned to practice on Wednesday. All four players missed last week’s game, while there was at least some thought Williams could miss the remainder of the season.
Browns: Watson was on the field for Wednesday’s practice but did not throw. He’s fully expected to be ready for Sunday’s game.
Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said that Hunt is expected to play on Sunday even though he didn’t practice to begin the week. The Browns haven’t updated Ford’s status following his limited practice, but he’s not believed to be dealing with a severe injury.
Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans
- Bengals: WR Charlie Jones (thumb); TE Irv Smith (hamstring)
- Titans: WR Treylon Burks (knee); G Peter Skoronski (abdomen); TE Josh Whyle (illness); EDGE Harold Landry (hamstring); DT Teair Tart (knee); LB Luke Gifford (quad); CB Anthony Kendall (hip); DB Elijah Molden (hamstring)
Bengals: Cincinnati held a walkthrough on Wednesday, so this is an estimated practice report. Joe Burrow, who suited up for Week 3 while dealing with a calf injury, was listed as a full participant on Wednesday.
Late afternoon walk-through underway at the indoor facilty pic.twitter.com/lLcKqbpC4s
— Jay Morrison (@ByJayMorrison) September 27, 2023
Titans: Derrick Henry and DeAndre Hopkins practiced on Wednesday after dealing with injuries heading into Week 3. Burks has been dealing with a minor knee issue all season but wasn’t listed on Tennessee’s injury report last week.
Skoronski has already missed two weeks after undergoing an appendectomy. Tart, Gifford, and Kendall were listed on the Titans’ injury report last week but ultimately played.
Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts
- Rams: TBD
- Colts: G Quenton Nelson (toe); DT DeForest Buckner (groin)
Colts: Anthony Richardson and Ryan Kelly missed Indianapolis’ overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens while dealing with concussions, but both players returned to practice on Wednesday. Richardson is handling his full complement of reps at practice and appears ready to start against the Rams in Week 4.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
- Buccaneers: DT Vita Vea (pectoral); 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 (finger)
Buccaneers: Davis, Kancey, and Dennis missed Week 3, while Dean got banged up 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 given that TB just played 48 hours ago. The club’s Thursday and Friday injury reports will give us a better sense of which players will be available for Week 4.
Saints: Carr couldn’t practice on Wednesday after suffering a shoulder injury in Week 3. With Carr trending toward sitting out, Jameis Winston looks like New Orleans’ starting quarterback for Week 4. However, Saints head coach Dennis Allen has thus far refused to rule Carr out for Sunday’s NFC South showdown against the Buccaneers.
Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles
- Commanders: RB Chris Rodriguez (illness); TE Logan Thomas (concussion); S Percy Butler (limited)
- Eagles: 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 on Wednesday. Thomas was the only one to miss last week’s game, but he expects to play against the Eagles in Week 4.
Eagles: Watkins didn’t play in Philadelphia’s Monday night win over the Buccaneers. If he can’t go in Week 4, Olamide Zaccheaus will handle slot duties again.
Brown and Evans were the only other Eagles to sit out Wednesday’s practice. Both safeties left Monday’s game with injuries, so it’s no surprise they couldn’t 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 (finger); LB Frankie Luvu (hip); CB C.J. Henderson (ankle); S Xavier Woods (hamstring)
Vikings: Davenport, whom Minnesota signed to a one-year, $13 million this offseason, has played just four snaps in 2023. Murphy and Metellus won’t practice on Wednesday, but Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell is hopeful both defensive backs will be ready for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
Bradbury played seven snaps in Week 1 before going down with a back injury. His limited participation on Wednesday is a positive indicator of his Week 5 availability.
Panthers: Bryce Young (ankle) returned to a 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 suit up against the Vikings on Sunday.
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) September 27, 2023
Mingo managed a limited session on Wednesday after suffering a concussion in Week 4. Luvu is refusing to rule himself out for Sunday, while Woods is expected to miss “extended time” and seems like a candidate for injured reserve.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans
- Steelers: WR Allen Robinson (ankle); G James Daniels (groin); P Pressley Harvin (hamstring)
- Texans: OT Laremy Tunsil (thumb); G Josh Jones (hand); S Jalen Pitre (chest)
Texans: Tunsil has missed Houston’s last two games and is also trending toward being sidelined in Week 4. Jones has filled in for Tunsil over the past two weeks, but now he appears likely to miss Sunday’s game with his own injury.
The Texans received at least some good news on Wednesday, as Pitre returned to practice for the first time since going down in Week 1. The 2022 second-round pick looks like he’ll be able to play against the Steelers.
Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
- Raiders: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (concussion)
- Chargers: 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 (hamstring); S Alohi Gilman (heel)
Raiders: Josh McDaniels told reporters on Wednesday that Garoppolo remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol after suffering a head injury on Monday night. ESPN reported today the Raiders are “optimistic” Garoppolo will be available for Week 5.
Chargers: Ekeler has missed Los Angeles’ past two games after suffering an ankle injury in Week 1, but he was back at practice on Wednesday for a limited session.
Austin Ekeler jumping up and down and with his helmet in hand. The most we’ve seen him do since the injury. pic.twitter.com/1p0bxANonx
— Bridget Condon (@BridgetCondon_) September 27, 2023
With Joshua Kelly as its RB1, L.A. 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 allowing 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 Davon 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 he picked up an ankle issue against the Jets on Sunday.
Cowboys: Martin and Biadasz were inactive for Dallas’ shocking Week 3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Smith was active and even served as a pre-game captain during the coin toss, but the veteran left tackle didn’t play on Sunday.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that none of Dallas’ injured linemen are dealing with long-term concerns. Still, the Cowboys added free agent interior lineman 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)
49ers: Samuel didn’t practice on Wednesday after getting banged up in San Francisco’s Thursday night victory over the New York Giants. However, after initially departing with injuries, he returned to that game, a good sign for his Week 4 availability. Greenlaw and Jennings also failed to practice, while Flannigan-Fowles and Thomas were limited.
Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets (SNF)
- Chiefs: 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 (hamstring)
Chiefs: Toney and Jones both managed limited practices on Wednesday, while Gray and Bolton sat out. Bolton was replaced by fellow middle linebacker Drue Tranquill in Week 2.
Patrick Mahomes, who injured his ankle near the end of the second quarter on Sunday, was listed as a full participant and appears ready to play against the Jets in Week 3. He suggested he would have completed the Chiefs’ game against the Bears had the score been more competitive.
Jets: Hall and Becton, who will continue to see their practice reps managed, got in limited practices on Wednesday. Schweitzer and Adams both missed Week 3 and couldn’t practice today.
Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants (MNF)
- Seahawks: TBD
- Giants: TBD