Week 3 Injury Wrap: Niners missing key personnel again

Less than 24 hours from the third Sunday of the NFL season, let’s take a good look around. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Julio Jones (hamstring) missed the full week of practice and is considered a game-day call for the home match against Chicago. The Falcons will also be without CB A.J. Terrell, who was placed on the reserve/Covid-19 list Saturday. Terrell is the first NFL player to test positive in the regular season. Atlanta’s entire team has been re-tested, with results due back Sunday morning.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»17″>• Julio Jones (hamstring) missed the full week of practice and is considered a game-day call for the home match against Chicago. The Falcons will also be without CB A.J. Terrell, who was placed on the reserve/Covid-19 list Saturday. Terrell is the first NFL player to test positive in the regular season. Atlanta’s entire team has been re-tested, with results due back Sunday morning. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• George Kittle (knee) remains week-to-week for the 49ers; he won’t play at the Giants. The Niners will also be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) and two primary running backs, Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman. The hope is that Mostert could return next week. In the meantime, Nick Mullens takes over at quarterback, Jordan Reed remains the primary tight end, while Jeff Wilson and Jerick McKinnon are the running backs of consequence. The club also promoted JaMycal Hasty from the practice squad.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»22″>• George Kittle (knee) remains week-to-week for the 49ers; he won’t play at the Giants. The Niners will also be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) and two primary running backs, Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman. The hope is that Mostert could return next week. In the meantime, Nick Mullens takes over at quarterback, Jordan Reed remains the primary tight end, while Jeff Wilson and Jerick McKinnon are the running backs of consequence. The club also promoted JaMycal Hasty from the practice squad. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Darren Waller (knee) and Josh Jacobs (hip) were able to practice Friday and are expected to play at New England. Rookie WR Henry Ruggs (hamstring/knee) will not be available.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»23″>• Darren Waller (knee) and Josh Jacobs (hip) were able to practice Friday and are expected to play at New England. Rookie WR Henry Ruggs (hamstring/knee) will not be available. 

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• The Lions don’t consider Kenny Golladay (hamstring) 100 percent yet, and he’s not a sure thing to play at Arizona. He’s listed as questionable. Detroit will be without CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring).&nbsp;» data-reactid=»25″>• The Lions don’t consider Kenny Golladay (hamstring) 100 percent yet, and he’s not a sure thing to play at Arizona. He’s listed as questionable. Detroit will be without CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring). 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• The Packers have listed Davante Adams (hamstring) as doubtful, so don’t plan on him Sunday night at New Orleans. He did not practice Friday. On the other side, Michael Thomas (ankle) remains week-to-week and is out for Week 3. Tre’Quan Smith had a credible game Monday at Las Vegas (5-86-0, seven targets).&nbsp;» data-reactid=»26″>• The Packers have listed Davante Adams (hamstring) as doubtful, so don’t plan on him Sunday night at New Orleans. He did not practice Friday. On the other side, Michael Thomas (ankle) remains week-to-week and is out for Week 3. Tre’Quan Smith had a credible game Monday at Las Vegas (5-86-0, seven targets). 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• A.J. Brown (knee) remains out indefinitely, setting up Corey Davis as a Week 3 play against Minnesota’s scuffling secondary.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»27″>• A.J. Brown (knee) remains out indefinitely, setting up Corey Davis as a Week 3 play against Minnesota’s scuffling secondary. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Cam Akers (ribs) won’t play at Buffalo, but the Rams did take Malcolm Brown (finger) off the injury report. The Rams leaned on Brown in the Week 1 win at Dallas, then shifted to Darrell Henderson at Philadelphia.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»28″>• Cam Akers (ribs) won’t play at Buffalo, but the Rams did take Malcolm Brown (finger) off the injury report. The Rams leaned on Brown in the Week 1 win at Dallas, then shifted to Darrell Henderson at Philadelphia. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Devin Singletary is more appealing this week, given that Zack Moss (toe) won’t be in uniform. Of course, Josh Allen loves to plow in for rushing touchdowns. The Bills will also be without TE Dawson Knox (concussion).&nbsp;» data-reactid=»29″>• Devin Singletary is more appealing this week, given that Zack Moss (toe) won’t be in uniform. Of course, Josh Allen loves to plow in for rushing touchdowns. The Bills will also be without TE Dawson Knox (concussion). 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Jack Doyle (knee) practiced Friday and could return against the Jets, which dulls some of the streamer appeal of TE Mo Alie-Cox.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»30″>• Jack Doyle (knee) practiced Friday and could return against the Jets, which dulls some of the streamer appeal of TE Mo Alie-Cox. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Christian Kirk (groin) was ruled out Friday. Perhaps Larry Fitzgerald will pick up some extra targets against Detroit.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»31″>• Christian Kirk (groin) was ruled out Friday. Perhaps Larry Fitzgerald will pick up some extra targets against Detroit. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Although Will Fuller didn’t seem completely healthy in Week 2 — and went without a target against Baltimore — the Texans did not include him on their injury reports this week. Kenny Stills (illness) and Duke Johnson (ankle) are listed as questionable.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»32″>• Although Will Fuller didn’t seem completely healthy in Week 2 — and went without a target against Baltimore — the Texans did not include him on their injury reports this week. Kenny Stills (illness) and Duke Johnson (ankle) are listed as questionable. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) missed two days of practice, but had a full session Friday. The Steelers will also welcome back guard David DeCastro, who missed the first two weeks.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»33″>• JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) missed two days of practice, but had a full session Friday. The Steelers will also welcome back guard David DeCastro, who missed the first two weeks. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• The winless Jets are missing key offensive personnel — Le’Veon Bell (hamstring/IR), Jamison Crowder (hamstring), and Breshad Perriman (ankle). WR Braxton Berrios, who had a Week 2 touchdown, is listed as questionable (hamstring).&nbsp;» data-reactid=»34″>• The winless Jets are missing key offensive personnel — Le’Veon Bell (hamstring/IR), Jamison Crowder (hamstring), and Breshad Perriman (ankle). WR Braxton Berrios, who had a Week 2 touchdown, is listed as questionable (hamstring). 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Alshon Jeffery (foot) remains week-to-week, and rookie Jalen Reagor (thumb) is on injured reserve.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»35″>• Alshon Jeffery (foot) remains week-to-week, and rookie Jalen Reagor (thumb) is on injured reserve. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• With Tyrod Taylor (lung) out indefinitely, Justin Herbert picks up his second start, this time as a favorite against Carolina. Justin Jackson (quad) is listed as doubtful, although Joshua Kelley might have left Jackson in the dust on the team’s depth chart.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»36″>• With Tyrod Taylor (lung) out indefinitely, Justin Herbert picks up his second start, this time as a favorite against Carolina. Justin Jackson (quad) is listed as doubtful, although Joshua Kelley might have left Jackson in the dust on the team’s depth chart. 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="• Philip Lindsay (foot) did some work Friday and might have a shot to return Week 4. Jerry Jeudy (ribs) had a full practice Friday.&nbsp;» data-reactid=»37″>• Philip Lindsay (foot) did some work Friday and might have a shot to return Week 4. Jerry Jeudy (ribs) had a full practice Friday. 

• Sammy Watkins (concussion) had a full practice Saturday, though he’s not a sure bet to play Monday at Baltimore. Darrell Williams (ankle) was removed from the injury report; he’ll be ready in his normal backup role. 

• The Patriots list Julian Edelman (knee) and N’Keal Harry (ankle) as questionable for the Raiders game, but context clues point to both of them playing Sunday. James White will miss the game; his father died in a car accident last weekend, and the same accident left his mother in critical condition. Rex Burkhead was New England’s primary back at Seattle, though Cam Newton has turned into the team’s de-facto goal-line back.

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