NFL Injury Report For Week 6 2015: NFL Impact Injuries
Injuries and Impacts for Week 6 of the NFL Season
Week 6 NFL October 15-19, 2015
Atlanta Falcons- Julio Jones (WR)- Jones (toe and hamstring) is probable heading into Week 6 against rival New Orleans Saints. Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network reports that he will likely be on a “pitch count.” If Jones is used as somewhat of a decoy guys like Leonard Hankerson and veteran Roddy White will have to step it up. Devonta Freeman (RB) Freeman (toe) is probable for Thursday Night showdown against the Saints. Freeman has had a nagging toe injury but that has not stopped him from having 8 \touchdowns weeks 2-6. If Freeman is limited whatsoever, rookie Tevin Coleman will get some added caries. Leonard Hankerson (WR)- Hankerson (ribs) is listed as probable for Thursday’s contest against the Saints. He could see more targets come his way with fellow receiver, Julio Jones hampered with an injury as well. The Falcons are gonna be very thin at receiver if Hankerson or Jones suffer any setbacks prior to the game or suffer an injury during the
Arizona Cardinals - John Brown (WR)- (hamstring) Brown did not take part in practice Wednesday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals official site reports and is questionable for Sunday’s matchup with the Steelers. Coach Bruce Arians says that he is not worried about Browns status for this week matchup. Brown, who has been a reliable number two option to Larry Fitzgerald,has been a great deep threat for Carson Palmer this year. If Brown can’t play on Sunday, Michael Floyd will step in as the number 2 receiver.
Baltimore Ravens-Justin Forsett (RB)). Forsett did not practice Wednesday and is questionable for this Sunday’s showdown vs the 49ers. Forsett struggled early but has turned it around the past two game by rushing for 271 rushing yards. Backup running back Lorenzo Talifero did not practice either, which means that rookie Javorious Allen will get the start if these two can’t suit up. Steve Smith Sr. (WR). Smith (back) practiced Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Smith missed last weeks game where the Ravens lost in a heartbreaking lost in OT against the Browns. If Smith returns it will be a huge boost for Joe Flacco and the offense.
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Buffalo Bills- Tyrod Taylor (QB)- Taylor (knee) sprained his MCL against the Tennessee Titans and is listed as doubtful. He is not expected to play this weekend against the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals. Ej Manuel will get the start. LeSean McCoy (RB)- McCoy (hamstring) is slated to start practicing on a limited basis. He is listed as doubtful and is not expcted to return until late Novemeber. His backup, Karlos Williams is dealing with a concussion and is listed as questionable. He was not seen at Wednesday practice. Boobie Dixon and Daniel Herron will likely split time if William's can’t play. Sammy Watkins (WR). Watkins (calf) was limited at practice Wedensday. He has missed the past two games but is optimistic he will play Sunday. He will be very needed for EJ Manuel and the depleted Bills offense.
Carolina Panthers-Luke Kuechly (concussion). Kuechly has missed the past three games and will play this Sunday against the Seahawks. Keuchly, one of the best linebackers in the league will provide a spark for an already 4-0 Panthers team.
Chicago Bears - Alshon Jeffery (hamstring). Jeffery was limited at Wednesday’s practice. He has missed the past four games due to this lingering injury. Fellow wideout, Eddie Royal (ankle) didn’t practice Wednesday. Royal was inactive Week 5 against the Chiefs. If both Royals and Jeffery are out Sunday against Detorit, Marquess Wilson and Joshua Bellamy will start.
Cincinnati Bengals- Marvin Jones (foot). Jones was limited at practice Wednesday but his status against the Bills Sunday doesn’t seem to be in jeopardy. If he can’t play Mohamed Sanu, Aj Green, and Tyler Eifert will get added targets.
Cleveland Browns Josh McCown (ankle).McCown was limited at Wednesday’s practice.The teams appear very optimistic he will play Sunday vs Denver. If by supirse McCown can’t play Sunday, Johnny Manziel will start. Isiah Crowell (toe). Crowell (toe) was limited in Wednesdays practice. His status is up in the air for Sunday’s contest. If he is limited in anyway or doesn’t suit up Sunday, rookie Duke Johnson will start in his place.
Dallas Cowboys- BYE
Denver Broncos - Demaryius Thomas (neck). Thomas didn’t practice
Wednesday and is expected to go against the Browns
this Sunday. If he does not play, Emmanuel Sanders
and Andre Cadwell will see added targets.
Detroit Lions- Eric Ebron (knee). Ebron was limited at practice Wednesday. He missed Week 5 game an is listed as questionable for this game against the Chicago Bears. Brandon Pettigrew and Tim Wright will see time at TE if Ebron can’t play Sunday. Joique Bell (ankle) was a full participant Wednesday. Bell has missed the past two games but is listed as probable for this Sunday’s game against the Bears. He will most likely return in a timeshare with fellow running backs Ameer Abdullah, and Theo Riddick.
Green Bay Packers- James Jones (hamstrig). Jones was a limited participant Wednesday. This was a nagging injury last week but he played through it.Jones is having an outstanding season with five touchdowns this year. Davante Adams (ankle). Adams was limited at practice Wednesday. Adams has missed the past three games but is looking for a week 6 return. If he can’t play, Ty Montgomery will start at number 3 receiver
Houston Texans-Arian Foster (groin). Foster is expected to play this week although being listed as questionable. Foster, very injury prone will not be limited this week against the Jaguars.Cecil Shorts (shoulder). Shorts practiced full Wednesday and is listed as questionable and is likely to return this week for a depleted Texans wide receiver corps. Fellow receiver, Nate Washington (hamstring). Washington did not practice Wednesday and is very unlikely that he suits up Sunday against the Jags. Rookie receiver, Jaelen Strong will start in his place.
Indianpolis Colts- Andrew Luck (shoulder). Luck was limited Wednesday. Coach Chuck Pagono said that it is “looking good” to play this Sunday against the Colts. Backup, Matt Hasselback will start again if Luck can’t suit up Sunday.
Jacksonville Jaguars- Allen Hurns (WR). Hurns (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Hurns has been a great number 2 option to Allen Robinson this year. If he is limited Bryan Walters may seen added playing time Sunday against the Texans. Blake Bortles (probable). Bortles (shoulder) practiced full at Wednesday practice. Bortles has looked great this year compared to his rookie year, and is looking for a big win in a division game against the Texans.
Kansas City Chiefs- Jamal Charles (RB). Charles has a torn ACL and will be out for the year. The Chiefs will turn to Charcandrick West and Knile Davis in hopes one can emerge as the lead dog.
Miami Dolphins- Braden Albert (OL). Albert (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Titans. This will give a Dolphins OL much needed help.
Minnesota Vikings- Mike Wallace (WR). Wallace (knee) did not practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Sundays game against the Chiefs. So far, Wallace has been Teddy Bridgewater’s go to receiver and it will be a big lost in the deep ball if he can’t play Sunday.
New England Patriots- Nate Solder (OL). Soldier (torn bicep muscle) will be out for the year. This is a big blow to the Patriots in the pass protection and run game. Marcus Cannon will replace Solder for the rest of the season.
New Orleans Saints- Marques Colston (WR). Colston (shoulder) did not practice and listed as doubtful for Thursday night’s matchup against the Falcons. Guys like Willie Snead, Brandon Coleman, and Brandin Cooks will see added targets.
New York Giants- Odell Beckham Jr. (WR)- Beckham (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday and is listed as questionable for Monday nights crucial matchup against the Eagles. Fellow wideout, Ruben Randle is also listed as quetionable dealign with a hamstring injury. If both these guys can’t play or are limited look for Dwayne Harris, Shane Vereen, and Larry Donell to get added targets.
New York Jets- Bilal Powell (RB). Powell (groin) was limited at Wednesday practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Redskins. Powell, a third down back will be replaced by Zac Stacy and will give Chris Ivory extra carries as well.
Oakland Raiders- BYE
Philadelphia Eagles- Nelson Agholor (leg) didn’t practice Wednesday. Aghlor has been a little of a disappointment in his rookie campaign with a couple drops. If he can’t play then Josh Huff, Jordan Matthews, and Riley Cooper will get targets Monday’s game against the Giants.
Pittsburgh Steelers- No impact player on injury report
San Diego Chargers- Stevie Johnson (WR). Johnson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable fo Sundays matchup against the Packers. Johnson, a reliable number 2 option will likely be replaced by veteran Malcom Floyd.
San Francisco 49ers- Carlos Hyde (RB). Hyde (foot) missed practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable. His status should be known by Friday but if he is out, the 49ers will have a tough time getting the W against Ravens
Seattle Seahawks- Marshawyn Lynch (RB). Lynch (hamstring was limited and is listed as questionable for Sundays game against the Panthers. Thomas Rawls, his backup gashed the Bengals for 169 and a TD.
St. Louis Rams- BYE
Tampa Bay Buccaneers- BYE
Tennessee Titans- No impact player on injury report.
Washington Redskins- Matt Jones (RB). Jones (toe sprain) was limited Wednesday and is listed as questionable. Alfred Morris, Matt Jones, and Chris Thompson have been in somewhat of a timeshare this year. If he is out or is limited, Alfred Morris will be highly used on the ground, while Thompson will be in for third down plays. Desean Jackson (WR). Jackson (hamstring) was limited Wednesday and is listed as questionable and has not played in a gme since his Week 1 injury. If he can return that would give Kirk Cousins an added weapon and a deep threat. Jordan Reed (TE). Reed (concussion) did not practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable. He missed last game against the Atlanta Falcons. Jordan Reed and Desean Jackson will greatly help the Redskins if they can return against the New York Jets.