NFL Week 11 final injury reports: Alvin Kamara out, Kyler Murray again playing time decision
It’s week 11 of the 2021 NFL season, and injuries are again a factor in several key games this coming weekend. Quarterbacks are once again the biggest story of the weekend, although injuries to several top running backs promise to shake up the rosters as well.
As teams hand in their final injury reports for the week, make this your hub for who’s in, who’s out, and whose status may still be in place before kick-off. Below you’ll find all the injury reports and the analysis of what it all means for week 11.
The Texans could be deprived of a few players in defense, as Nickerson has been ruled out with a concussion and Greenard is questionable with a foot injury. LeBlanc appeared on the injury report Friday with illness. It is also questionable.
The Titans will be without several starters on Sunday, including Davis, Dupree, Long, Evans and Mabin. While the cornerback position is already a question mark, it doesn’t help that starter Jenkins is questionable adjusting to a chest injury that emerged mid-week.
The Colts generally have a very busy injury report, but only one name has come up this week. Unfortunately, that was a pretty big name, as Leonard is questionable playing with ankle and hand injuries. He didn’t train on Wednesday, but was limited Thursday and Friday.
Edmunds had a limited session on Friday after not training at all on Wednesday or Thursday. He’s headed in the right direction, but his status could probably be described as being in the air. He’s a very important piece in the Buffalo defense, especially in the Bills’ efforts to slow Jonathan Taylor down.
It looks like Mitchell will be a decision during the game, as GM John Lynch said, and it doesn’t help that Hasty isn’t active either. With Mitchell’s potential absence, recently returned veteran Jeff Wilson Jr. is likely to lead the backfield in early downs, while fullback Kyle Juszczyk would likely be the replacement. Read more of our story on Mitchell, here.
Robinson said on Friday he was feeling pretty good, which would appear to give him a good chance to prepare against San Francisco. If he’s absent or limited, he would likely be replaced in the roster by Carlos Hyde.
- Ravens: DT Brandon Williams (shoulder), LB Pernell McPhee (knee), WR Miles Boykin (finger) OUT; WR Marquise Brown (thigh), OL Patrick Mekari (ankle), RB Latavius ââMurray (ankle), CB Jimmy Smith (hip), CB Tavon Young (foot), CB Anthony Averett (thigh), WR Devin Duvernay (knee) , OT Cedric Ogbuehi (thigh), LB Kristian Welch (foot) QUESTIONABLE
- Bear: DL Akiem Hicks (ankle) OUT; WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) DOUBT; S Eddie Jackson (hamstring), OL Elijah Wilkinson (back) QUESTIONABLE
The Ravens are stoned and have plenty of questionable notable players to play this Sunday. There is good news, however, as Lamar Jackson returned as a full participant in training after battling an illness this week, and he had no injury designation.
The Bears placed Khalil Mack and Danny Trevathan on the injured list, while also elevating Cassius Marsh to the active list and signing Bruce Irvin. They are potentially going to be quite unbalanced on both sides of the ball.
The headline of the Lions final injury report is that starting quarterback Jared Goff is questionable with an oblique injury. He hasn’t trained at all this week, making it look like Tim Boyle will be leaving for Detroit. The quarterback may not have left tackle Taylor Decker, who is questionable with an elbow injury.
Cleveland has activated both Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton from the reserve / COVID-19 list. They are expected to play in this game. Baker Mayfield did not train on Wednesday, was restricted on Thursday and returned as a full participant on Friday. He has no injury designation. Their top wide receivers are a bit affected, however, as Jarvis Landry has been limited all week with a knee injury and Peoples-Jones is questionable playing with a groin injury.
The Saints were hoping to get Kamara back this week, but it looks like he’s had a bit of a backlash. After being a limited participant in training on Wednesday, Kamara has not been training for the whole week and he was sent off. The Saints’ problems don’t end there, as they will also be deprived of their starting offensive tackles at Armstead and Ramczyk.
Philly’s injury report isn’t too worrying, but Barnett appeared on the report on Friday with a neck injury and it’s questionable to play. While Taylor is also questionable, he was a full participant in training on Friday.
The Dolphins’ aggressive and cheerful defense earned them their game against the Ravens last week. Van Ginkel and Wilkins are each important pieces on the defensive front.
For some reason, Joe Flacco should take the start in place of Wilson, rather than Mike White. Vera-Tucker has been a valuable player inside the Jets’ offensive line, and it would be damaging if he had to sit down.
Washington Football Team vs. Carolina Panthers (-3.5)
Seals-Jones hasn’t been training all week, so his absence is expected. Logan Thomas remains on the injured list, so the football team will be reduced to its tight third string end. Samuel has been on and off the injury report all season and has only played 30 combined snaps in his only two appearances this year. St-Juste is virtually full on Friday, leaving him more likely to play than Fuller, who was limited Thursday and Friday.
The Panthers are relatively healthy for Cam Newton’s return to Carolina. Thomas-Oliver is the only player with an injury designation.
Jones will be replaced in the lineup by replacement AJ Dillon, and Patrick Taylor will likely have work to spell it out. Bakhtiari needs to be activated before next week’s game as his three-week window will be over. If Lazard is out (and he hasn’t trained all week), Randall Cobb and Marquez Valdes-Scantling should play a bigger role in the offense. Gary’s absence would be huge for the Packers, who remain without their top passer, Za’Darius Smith.
The underachieving Minnesota secondary could surely use Breeland against Davante Adams.
The Bengals are relatively healthy for this crucial AFC game. As for the Raiders, running back Josh Jacobs has been limited all week with a knee injury, but did not have an injury designation. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has been listed as suffering from a back injury, but he has been a full participant all week.
- Cardinals: DeAndre Hopkins (hamstrings), OL Justin Pugh (calf), LB Tanner Vallejo (knee), RB Jonathan Ward (concussion) OUT; QB Kyler Murray (ankle), DT Corey Peters (shoulder), S James Wiggins (knee), S Budda Baker (heel), OL Max Garcia (Achille), QB Colt McCoy (pectoral) QUESTIONNABLE
- Seahawks: S Jamal Adams (groin), CB DJ Reed (groin), LB Cody Barton (quadriceps), OT Jamarco Jones (back), DE Kerry Hyder (calf) QUESTIONABLE
Hopkins will miss his third straight game with a hamstring injury. Murray is supposed to be closer to entering the pitch than he has been in the past two weeks, but coach Kliff Kingsbury has said the quarterback will again be a decision to be made during the game . With Arizona’s exemption in Week 12, the Cardinals could choose to play things conservatively here against a Seahawks team that was in a bad mood a week ago against the Packers. Interestingly, Murray’s replacement McCoy is questionable playing with a chest injury, despite being a full participant in training on Friday.
Adams is one of the stars of the Seahawks and he injured his groin this week. He was limited on Thursday and was absent on Friday. Adams is not the only defenseman likely to be missing on Sunday, as Reed, Barton and Hyder are also on the fence.
For the Cowboys, Smith’s status for Sunday will be something to watch, but the real story is that star catcher Amari Cooper is ruled out after testing positive for COVID-19. According to ESPN, Cooper is unvaccinated, which means he will have to enter a 10-day quarantine and miss the team’s next two games. Learn more about this development, here.
The Chiefs are sort of healthy for this important game, but they certainly need Sneed, who has been involved in training on a limited basis all week.
The Steelers defense will be missing a few key pieces as Haden and Watt were left out on Friday. Pittsburgh also won’t have Minkah Fitzpatrick, as he has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Chargers didn’t rule anyone out on Friday, but Gilman, Joseph and Webb were called questionable. All three did not train on Friday.
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