Week 6 of the NFL season is right here.
After Thursday evening’s matchup between the Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears — which went relatively higher than the brutal appearing “Thursday Night Football” produced the week sooner than — here is the whole lot you want to understand injury-wise headed into Sunday.
The Panthers indexed quarterback Baker Mayfield as doubtful on Friday because of an ankle injury he sustained remaining week of their loss to the San Francisco 49ers — which was once the general one for head trainer Matt Rhule sooner than he was once fired on Monday.
Mayfield, who led the workforce to a 1-4 get started, was once to begin with anticipated to leave out any place from two to 6 weeks. Interim trainer Steve Wilks, then again, stated he’s daily. Still, Mayfield “definitely could be the backup” on Sunday as he recovers.
“Baker had a great workout this morning,” Wilks stated Friday, by the use of ESPN. “He looked good … The strength staff took him through a very intense workout — good movement, change of direction and really trying to put some pressure on his ankle.
“He threw the ball smartly.”
Assuming Mayfield doesn’t play, Walker will make his third career start on Sunday. The former XFL and Temple standout is 2-0 in his career as a starter in the past two seasons with the Panthers.
Cam Akers out for Rams with personal matter
Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Panthers due to a personal matter. It’s unclear what Akers is dealing with specifically or when he will return.
Akers has 151 rushing yards and one touchdown so far this season. He had just 33 yards on 13 carries in their 22-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
It’s still Cooper Rush’s offense in Dallas, but Dak Prescott is getting close.
Prescott was listed as questionable for the Cowboys’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Prescott first injured his throwing thumb in their season-opening loss, and hasn’t played since. Rush has kept the Cowboys running smoothly, however, and hasn’t lost as a starter in Dallas.
While Prescott’s return feels closer than ever, and a questionable designation is progress, Rush is still expected to start Sunday night against the undefeated Eagles.
Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb was once additionally indexed as questionable on Friday with a hip injury.
The Giants officially ruled out wide receivers Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney for their game on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens. Golladay is dealing with a knee injury, and Toney with a hamstring injury. Safeties Tony Jefferson and Jason Pinnock, as well as cornerback Cor’Dale Flott, were also ruled out with injuries.
The good news, though, is that Saquon Barkley should be good to go. The running back injured his shoulder during their win over the Green Bay Packers last weekend in London, though he returned and scored a touchdown. He does not have an injury designation headed into their game with the Ravens.
The Browns will be without two top defensive players on Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and cornerback Denzel Ward were both ruled out of the game on Friday afternoon. Ward sustained a concussion last week against the Los Angeles Chargers and has been in protocol all week with out working towards. Clowney performed remaining week, however hasn’t practiced since whilst struggling with ankle, knee and elbow accidents.
Andy Dalton beginning once more for Saints
Andy Dalton will get started as soon as once more for the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
The Saints showed that Dalton will make the beginning in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals this week, marking his 3rd directly get started instead of Jameis Winston.
Winston has ignored the remaining two video games for the Saints with again and ankle accidents. He returned to follow this week for the primary time however was once restricted on Thursday and isn’t in a position to start out once more.
Dalton has long past 1-1 as a starter for the Saints and led them to a 39-32 win over the Seattle Seahawks remaining week. He went 16-of-24 for 187 yards with a landing and an interception in that win.
Minkah Fitzpatrick out for Steelers
Steelers protection Minkah Fitzpatrick was once formally dominated out in their sport in opposition to the Buccaneers with a knee injury, the workforce introduced on Friday. Fitzpatrick, who performed remaining week in opposition to the Buffalo Bills, has been dealing with the lingering knee injury for weeks.
The Steelers additionally dominated out cornerbacks Cam Sutton, Ahkello Witherspoon and Levi Wallace with more than a few accidents. The 4 being sidelined in combination marks a significant blow to Pittsburgh’s protection.
Tight finish Pat Freiermuth remains to be out with a concussion, too.