Players who will not be able to participate or are in doubt in Week 2
Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season is coming. There is expectation with some teams like Tampa Bay or San Francisco, both defeated on the first date, about whether they will achieve their first victory of the year.
There are also interesting games like Washington in Arizona, two interesting surprises – especially the Cardinals, and the Monday night game between the Patriots and Seahawks.
But these players will not have activity or are in doubt for matchday two of the NFL. Let’s review …
Tremaine Edmunds was able to practice this week after leaving the game against the New York Jets with a shoulder injury. Getty Images
Linebackers Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds will miss next Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, head coach Sean McDermott announced Friday, leaving the team without its starters in midfield.
Matt Milano (hamstring) and Tremaine Edmunds (shoulder) came out during Buffalo’s win over the Jets in Week 1 with injuries. Although Tremaine Edmunds was able to train on a limited basis this week, Matt Milano missed both of the Bills practices before Friday.
McDermott said it is “too early to say” if any of the players are destined for injured reserve, however, he mentioned AJ Klein, Tyler Matakevich, Tyrel Dodson and Deon Lacey as possible replacements for Sunday.
Colts tight end Jack Doyle has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings due to knee and ankle injuries.
His absence leaves a significant void in the position as they will not have Trey Burton (twin).
That means Mo Alie-Cox and Noah Togiai, taken from Philadelphia waivers earlier this month, are the only healthy tight ends on the list.
Wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who posted his first 100-yard game with the team in Week 1, will not play Sunday against the 49ers due to a hamstring injury.
The Jets have lost their two best players in a week: Crowder and running back Le’Veon Bell (hamstring), who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Coach Adam Gase is cautiously optimistic that this is not a long-term injury and for now the receiver will not go to injured reserves. They will evaluate it next Wednesday.
He will be replaced by Braxton Berrios – the Jets’ receivers will be Breshad Perriman, Berris and Chris Hogan, whom they added in training camp as injury replacements.
George Kittle adds to Kyle Shanahan’s offensive concerns. Getty
Kyle Shanahan decides not to risk one of his stars on offense, tight end George Kittle, because of a sprained knee.
If they are not sure if the player is ready for Week 2, the team has preferred that he stay in the Bay and take the weekend for rehab.
His place will be for one of the alternates between Jordan Reed, Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner.
They ruled out wide receiver AJ Brown for the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Brown did not practice for the week due to a bruised knee.
Corey Davis was limited in practice this week. If Davis can’t play, the Titans would be without their two best receivers.
Additionally, Mike Vrabel said rookie running back Darrynton Evans (hamstring) is also out for Sunday.
Guard Stefan Wisniewski, who started the first game in place of David DeCastro, was placed on injured reserve on Friday.
Wisniewski suffered a chest injury against the Giants and left the field one play before his linemate Zach Banner suffered a season-ending knee injury.
With the Steelers losing their first and second options at the right guard, 2020 fourth-round draft pick Kevin Dotson will have his first career start, only in his second game in the NFL, a rarity for a typically loaded offensive line of veterans.
Tight end Antony Auclair is ruled out to play Sunday against the Panthers with a calf injury and was placed on injured reserve.
Wide receiver Chris Godwin is in doubt due to a concussion.
Not good news for the Bucs and Tom Brady, who are coming off losing their first game and losing two of their best weapons.
But it’s not all bad news for Brady and the Bucs, as their opponent will lose starting defenders Kawann Short and Yetur Gross-Matos for the Week 2 game.
Short missed most of last season with a shoulder injury and suffered a foot injury against the Raiders and didn’t practice all week – beyond doing a few drills Thursday.
Gross-Matos, a second-round pick, entered concussion protocol after taking a hit during practice Wednesday.