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wish to do every thing they will to help their rookie quarterback, E.J. Manuel, in his first NFL begin against the
New England Patriots
. But the greater concern is perhaps aiding a secondary that shall be with out maybe its two finest players.
The Payments are reporting that security Jairus Byrd is doubtful with a foot injury and nook Stephon Gilmore is uncertain with a wrist harm. Gilmore was anticipated to be out for the subsequent several weeks, however there had been hope that Byrd may return for the opener, which now appears to be like to be in critical doubt. Assume Tom Brady is worked up for this one?
On the opposite aspect of the coin, the Patriots solely report reserve offensive lineman Will Svitek (knee) as out and tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm/again) as doubtful amongst their key contributors who could miss. Extensive receiver Danny Amendola is probable.
Now right here’s a look at a number of the key injuries within the remaining 13 video games on Sunday:
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers: The Panthers could be starting two linemen who haven’t been heard from a lot lately. Journeyman offensive guard Chris Scott may need to start instead of Amini Silatolu (hamstring). Defensive tackle Chris Cole, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2010, would possibly replace Dwan Edwards (thigh). Depth points could check them in opposition to a deep Seahawks group that’s in decent form if beginning nook Brandon Browner (hamstring) can play.
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Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears: The Bears point out a near-excellent sheet of health — zero players listed on the official harm report on Friday. Anticipate defensive tackle Henry Melton, linebacker D.J. Williams and wide receiver Earl Bennett all to play. For the Bengals, the most important worry is starting left deal with Andrew Whitworth, whose knee doesn’t look like able to go.
Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns: The Dolphins won’t have both their second- or their third-spherical picks, corners Will Davis and Jamar Taylor, for the sport, leaving the secondary a bit lean, though first-spherical defensive end Dion Jordan might be good to go after missing time with a shoulder. But the Browns, too, can be mild defensively with first-round go rusher Barkevious Mingo (bruised lung) already dominated out for this one. A number of other key defenders, defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin (calf) and corner Buster Skrine (shoulder), are questionable.
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions: The Vikings may only be without one key player Sunday, however he’s a giant key. Defensive sort out Kevin Williams (knee) has been dominated out, which means first-rounder Sharrif Floyd will likely be starting in his place in his NFL debut. Three Lions defensive starters — finish Ziggy Ansah (concussion), safety Louis Delmas (knee) and tackle/finish Jason Jones (knee) — all are probable and more likely to play.
Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts: The Raiders have a beat-up offensive line, with Jared Veldheer (triceps) and Menelik Watson (knee) out, so the protection could possibly be slightly shaky for beginning quarterback Terrelle Pryor. There are problems on protection, too, with spectacular rookie Sio Moore (foot) listed as questionable. The Colts may be without linebackers Kavell Connor (out) and Pat Angerer (uncertain), but they’re mostly healthy elsewhere, together with at tight finish, with Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen.
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Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars: It looks as if Blaine Gabbert (thumb) will begin for Jacksonville, even when he’s listed as questionable, however tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf) is out. A lot of the Chiefs’ huge injuries are on protection, and none to major contributors. The one one who has been dominated out has been linebacker Nico Johnson (ankle).
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints: Don’t fret over Falcons receiver Roddy White, who is listed as questionable but doesn’t miss video games. He’ll play, as common. Less certain are linebacker Stephen Nicholas (thigh) and cornerback Asante Samuel (thigh), who are maybe recreation-time selections. The Saints are available in principally wholesome for Sean Payton’s first sport in more than a yr.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets: Corner Darrelle Revis isn’t missing this one for something — he’s listed as possible. The biggest loss for the Bucs can be Pro Bowl offensive guard Carl Nicks (foot), who’s officially out. The Jets received’t have Mark Sanchez, meaning Geno Smith will begin in his debut. And defensive finish Quinton Coples (ankle) is out, too, a big loss. It’s not clear if extensive receiver Santonio Holmes, who has been out since final season, will return to the sphere with his foot damage.
Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers: The Titans won’t have a fullback, as Quinn Johnson is uncertain with a quad. Proper sort out David Stewart, listed as questionable with a calf, hasn’t practiced and will miss additionally. Steelers tight finish Heath Miller is doubtful, however the feeling is that he’s not too distant from returning. Le’Veon Bell, as anticipated, can also be out.
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers: Packers corner Casey Hayward (hamstring) is out, and safety Morgan Burnett and Brad Jones (hamstring for both gamers) are questionable, making it tougher to stop a 49ers offense that rolled them eight months ago. For San Francisco, corner Nnamdi Asomugha (collarbone) and working back LaMichael James (knee) are the one ones in danger of missing.
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams: Cardinals defensive finish Calais Campbell is questionable but has a chance to play. Tight finish Rob Housler does not; he’s been dominated out. The Rams are largely healthy, with a few minor injuries dotting the list.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys: It’s up within the air whether Giants defensive finish Jason Pierre-Paul can gut it out via a painful back damage, but extensive receiver Victor Cruz is sweet to go. The offensive line must make do with out center David Baas and tackle David Diehl, with rookie Justin Pugh starting in Diehl’s place. The Cowboys’ line of defense depth can be significantly examined, particularly if end Anthony Spencer (knee) can’t go.