Week 3's biggest injury questions for all 32 NFL teams

Bradford ruled out vs. Buccaneers (1:55)

Dan Graziano and Stephania Bell react to the latest news on Sam Bradford's knee injury that will keep him off the field for an undetermined amount of time. (1:55)

NFL Nation reporters assess the biggest injuries across the league for Week 3.

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Buffalo Bills

After entering Week 2 healthy, the Bills carry a couple of notable injuries into Week 3. On Friday, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (sprained ankle) and left tackle Cordy Glenn (foot) were both ruled out of Sunday's game against the Broncos. Expect the Bills to start rookie Dion Dawkins at left tackle and Adolphus Washington at defensive tackle. -- Mike Rodak

Miami Dolphins

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry tweaked his knee in practice late last week but was able to play through it and led the team with 13 receptions. Landry missed Wednesday's practice and probably will have to manage the injury the next few weeks, but he's not expected to miss time. -- James Walker

New England Patriots

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been slowed by an injured groin he previously said was "nothing serious," said on Friday that he expects to play in Sunday's home game against the Texans. "Am I good to go? Yeah, I'm good to go," Gronkowski told reporters Friday after practice. "I'm ready." -- Mike Reiss

New York Jets

Right guard Brian Winters was ruled out on Friday after being unable to finish last week's game because of an abdominal strain. That'll be a problem for the Jets because Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh usually lines up over the right guard. Coach Todd Bowles said either Dakota Dozier, a third-year player with only two career starts, or Brent Qvale will play in Winters' place. -- Rich Cimini


Baltimore Ravens

Running back Terrance West returned to practice on Friday after missing two days because of a calf injury. He's in a running-back-by-committee situation in Baltimore, and the Ravens would continue to split the carries between Buck Allen and Alex Collins if West is sidelined Sunday in London. Collins, in particular, could assume West's role in the red zone because of his physical running style. On the defensive side, DT Brandon Williams was ruled out on Friday. -- Jamison Hensley

Cincinnati Bengals

Tight end Tyler Eifert has been ruled out of Sunday's game in Green Bay because of a back injury, coach Marvin Lewis said Friday. Eifert, who missed practice all week, is coming off back surgery this offseason and also had some tendinitis in his knee this summer that caused him to miss a preseason game. -- Katherine Terrell

Cleveland Browns

Defensive end Myles Garrett was out of the walking boot but did not practice Wednesday. It's now two weeks since the first overall pick in the 2017 draft sprained his ankle in practice, and coach Hue Jackson said Garrett has made significant progress. But his availability for Sunday remains seriously in doubt. -- Pat McManamon

Pittsburgh Steelers

After hoping to be a game-time decision, outside linebacker T.J. Watt (groin) was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears on Friday. Third-year pass-rusher Anthony Chickillo will likely start in his place. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) was also ruled out. -- Jeremy Fowler


Houston Texans

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller, who broke his collarbone during training camp, returned to practice Monday. His original timeline had him out until Week 4 or 5, and although he practiced this week, head coach Bill O'Brien said the young receiver would not be back for Sunday's game in New England. The Texans don't have much depth at receiver after cutting Jaelen Strong on Monday, so having the speedy Fuller back on the field will take some attention away from star receiver DeAndre Hopkins when Fuller does return. Deshaun Watson will get some help at tight end, as Ryan Griffin has cleared the concussion protocol and O'Brien is hopeful that Stephen Anderson will as well in time for Sunday's game. -- Sarah Barshop

Indianapolis Colts

Cornerback Vontae Davis, who has been out since the third preseason game because of a hamstring injury, took part in individual drills and was expected to participate in limited amount of team reps in practice Wednesday. The Colts are going to see how he responds from the workload before determining if their top cornerback will make his season debut against the Browns on Sunday. -- Mike Wells

Jacksonville Jaguars

Center Brandon Linder is battling a knee injury and missed practice Wednesday. This would be a significant loss against Baltimore and their dominant defensive linemen. Linder is the Jaguars' best lineman and they will struggle to run the ball without him. Tyler Shatley would play in place of him. -- Mike DiRocco

Tennessee Titans

Receiver Corey Davis is out Sunday against the Seahawks with a hamstring injury. This means an uptick in reps for Eric Decker and speedy rookie Taywan Taylor. The Titans are uncertain whether they'll have running back DeMarco Murray for Sunday's game. Murray is listed as questionable, and coach Mike Mularkey says Murray's availability will depend on how his injured hamstring responds over the next couple of days. Derrick Henry is expected to get a significant workload Sunday, whether Murray plays or not, in what should be a physical, run-heavy matchup. Safety Johnathan Cyprien is also out for the second straight week because of a hamstring injury. -- Cameron Wolfe


Denver Broncos

Garett Bolles returned to practice Thursday with his left foot and ankle heavily taped over his shoe, though he was listed as questionable on Friday. The Broncos have been optimistic he can return within two weeks -- coach Vance Joseph has called him "week to week" -- but have worked several combinations in the offensive line in practice to cover if Bolles does not play Sunday in Buffalo or next week against Oakland. Donald Stephenson finished out a touchdown drive after Bolles suffered his injury in the third quarter against Dallas, but it was Allen Barbre who finished out the game. -- Jeff Legwold

Kansas City Chiefs

Zach Fulton will step in for the injured Mitch Morse at center for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Fulton is a former starter at guard and the Chiefs have also used him at center and right tackle, making him a valuable reserve. Fulton replaced Morse after he left last week's game because of a sprained foot. "We have full trust in him at, really, all the spots,'' coach Andy Reid said of Fulton. "He is a good one to have on our team." -- Adam Teicher

Los Angeles Chargers

For a second straight week the Chargers probably will be without cornerback in Jason Verrett. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that an MRI last week revealed no new damage to Verrett's surgically repaired left knee. However, Verrett remains week to week and Lynn does not want the TCU product back on the field until he's fully healthy. Second-year pro Trevor Williams played solid in place of Verrett against the Miami Dolphins last week, finishing with five tackles and two pass breakups. -- Eric D. Williams

Oakland Raiders

Fullback Jamize Olawale pulled up with a tight left quad after a long gain at Dallas in the third preseason game back on Aug. 26 and has not suited up for a game since. But on Wednesday, Olawale -- a matchup problem for defenses with his speed and pass-catching ability -- appeared on track to make his 2017 season debut at Washington. He is not your prototypical blocking back, but he is more accustomed to the role than, say, backup center Jon Feliciano, who served as the fullback on a goal-line situation against the Jets last week, with no success. Also, keep an eye on veteran cornerback Sean Smith, who missed the Jets game because of a neck injury. If he is able to play against Washington, that would only solidify the secondary's depth with rookie Gareon Conley playing well in his debut last week. -- Paul Gutierrez


Dallas Cowboys

Starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick will return to action Monday against Arizona after a one-game absence because of a broken left hand. Scandrick did not play against Denver for fear of infection less than a week after having surgery to stabilize a broken third metacarpal. His return will help with Nolan Carroll potentially out of the game because of a concussion and Chidobe Awuzie working through a hamstring strain. -- Todd Archer

New York Giants

Pro Bowl cornerback Janoris Jenkins is likely to be a game-day decision because of an ankle injury. Jenkins didn't participate Wednesday after missing Monday night's game against the Lions. The defense held up reasonably well without him against the pass, but it missed his physicality on the edges against the run. Jenkins' physicality would be useful Sunday as well against Eagles top receiver Alshon Jeffery. -- Jordan Raanan

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles' secondary is ailing heading into the matchup against Odell Beckham Jr. and the Giants. Already down cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle), fellow corner Jaylen Watkins and safety Rodney McLeod missed practice Wednesday because of hamstring injuries. Coach Doug Pederson is describing both players as day to day, but their status for Sunday is very much in doubt. -- Tim McManus

Washington Redskins

Tight end Jordan Reed did not practice Wednesday because of rib and shoulder injuries and he remained inside the facility when practice was open to the media. Coach Jay Gruden wasn't yet sure of his status for Sunday, but Reed is considered day to day. On Friday, Reed said he anticipates being a game-time decision. Also, running back Rob Kelley (ribs) said he'll play and wear a protective pad. He called the pain a "10" after he was first hurt, but it's down to a "5" now. Corner Josh Norman, like Kelley, was limited in practice but said he'll play despite a sprained shoulder. -- John Keim


Chicago Bears

Bears guard Kyle Long (ankle) and wide receiver Markus Wheaton (finger) are both good bets to return Week 3 against the Steelers. "It's going to be a great opportunity this week to see where I'm at," Long said in open locker room. As for Wheaton, the veteran receiver told reporters Wednesday that his surgically repaired finger "feels good enough." There's no as much optimism about cornerback Prince Amukamara's (ankle) chances of playing Sunday. Also, Guard Josh Sitton missed practice Wednesday because of a rib injury. -- Jeff Dickerson

Detroit Lions

The Lions will be without two key defensive starters against the Falcons on Sunday: Starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis (concussion) and safety Tavon Wilson (shoulder). Tahir Whitehead will likely move over from the outside spot to the middle to fill in for Davis, while Miles Killebrew is expected to replace Wilson. Another concern is center Travis Swanson, who was listed as questionable on Friday. He suffered an ankle injury last week, didn't practice all week and would be a big loss if he couldn't play against Atlanta. -- Michael Rothstein

Green Bay Packers

Eight players sat out of practice Wednesday, but Jordy Nelson wasn't one of them. That could be huge for the Packers, who lost their No. 1 receiver to a quad injury on the first drive of Sunday's loss at Atlanta. He was listed as questionable on Friday. If Nelson can return, the offense should have some semblance of a deep threat -- something it lost when Nelson and Randall Cobb (shoulder) dropped out against the Falcons. Cobb wasn't able to practice all week. Neither were other key starters: left tackle David Bakhtiari (hamstring), defensive tackle Mike Daniels (hamstring) and cornerback Davon House (quad). -- Rob Demovsky

Minnesota Vikings

Quarterback Sam Bradford will not play Sunday against Tampa Bay. He practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, but was not present for the portion of practice open to the media Friday morning. Bradford's left knee did not respond well to practice work this week, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. Case Keenum will start. -- Courtney Cronin


Atlanta Falcons

Right tackle Ryan Schraeder, who sustained a concussion during last week's win over Green Bay, was ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Lions on Friday. Former Bronco Ty Sambrailo will play in place of Schraeder in what will be Sambrailo's eighth career start in three NFL seasons. Detroit's flurry of pass-rushers, led by Ziggy Ansah, is sure to be a challenge for a new starter such as Sambrailo, as well as established left tackle Jake Matthews. -- Vaughn McClure

Carolina Panthers

Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil was ruled out with a neck injury on Friday, meaning he'll miss his second straight start since being a last second-scratch a week ago. Coach Ron Rivera expects Kalil to return, though he didn't give a timetable. Tyler Larsen, who filled in for Kalil last week, will do so again against the Saints on Sunday. -- David Newton

New Orleans Saints

The Saints have ruled out their top cornerback, rookie Marshon Lattimore, with a concussion and veteran backup cornerback Sterling Moore with a chest injury for Sunday's game at Carolina. It's not an ideal situation for a team that already ranks last in the NFL in total yards and passing yards allowed. The Saints are already playing without veteran starting cornerback Delvin Breaux for the first half of this season because of a broken fibula, and will have to rely on young corners P.J. Williams, De'Vante Harris and Ken Crawley (and hope). -- Mike Triplett

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Two key members of the Bucs' defense didn't practice Wednesday. Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy missed it because of an ankle injury and middle linebacker and captain Kwon Alexander has a hamstring injury. Alexander left last Sunday's game because of the injury and was replaced by rookie Kendell Beckwith, who did an admirable job but is still inexperienced. Replacing McCoy is much, much harder. He's the motor on defense. Alexander said after the game Sunday that he'd be fine, but given how fickle hamstring injuries can be, that's no guarantee he'll play this week. Ankle injuries can also be particularly tough for defensive linemen. If he can't go, Clinton McDonald could slide over and play three-technique. -- Jenna Laine


Arizona Cardinals

It's still wide receiver John Brown, who's still out because of a quad injury. When will he return? It's anybody's guess, but coach Bruce Arians didn't sound optimistic it would be this week when Arizona faces the Cowboys on Monday night. Arians was asked if he was "more encouraged" about the possibility of Brown playing this week. His response: "No, not really. I have to see him run before I can get encouraged." An injury report won't come out until Thursday because of the longer week. -- Josh Weinfuss

Seattle Seahawks

Tight end Jimmy Graham briefly left Seattle's win over San Francisco after his ankle got caught underneath him. He later returned and finished the game, but coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Graham's status for this week is uncertain as his ankle remains sore. Graham has only four catches for nine yards (with two drops) so far, so an injury is the last thing he needs to be dealing with as he tries to get things going. Carroll was optimistic that wide receiver Paul Richardson, who caught the winning touchdown against the 49ers, will be able to play this week despite dislocating a finger earlier in the San Francisco game. -- Brady Henderson