Week 10 of the NFL season has several compelling matchups. The week is spearheaded by the Seattle Seahawks versus the Green Bay Packers, and both teams could see their quarterbacks return.
Aaron Rodgers could be activated from the reserve / COVID-19 list on Saturday. For Seattle, Russell Wilson is on track to start after being out a month with an injured middle finger on his pitching hand.
The Arizona Cardinals will wait until Sunday to make a decision on QB Kyler Murray, who missed last week with an ankle injury. Arizona turned to Colt McCoy in Week 9 and outplayed the San Francisco 49ers.
In Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins quarterback Jacoby Brissett came out after hurting his knee in the third quarter. He did not return and Tua Tagovailoa took over, leading Miami to a surprise 22-10 victory. Additionally, Sam Darnold of the Carolina Panthers was placed on injured reserve on Friday after sustaining a shoulder injury against the New England Patriots last week. You will be outcast for at least four weeks. The Panthers signed free agent Cam Newton to return to the team.
Our NFL reporters have you covered with the latest developments on big-name players heading into this weekend.
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Injury: ankle sprain
Murray was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Panthers with a sprained left ankle. He has improved this week, saying he was significantly better than the week before. He practiced Friday for the first time in two weeks, a good sign for the Cardinals, but coach Kliff Kingsbury said Murray doesn’t have to be 100 percent to play Sunday. You just need to be able to move enough to protect yourself.
Hopkins will be a game-time decision after missing his second straight week of practice. Kliff Kingsbury said Hopkins has been making progress, but Arizona is being overly cautious about his soft tissue injury because they don’t want him to delay. The Cardinals want Hopkins to be in tip-top shape every time he returns. – Josh Weinfuss
Smith will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. Now he has missed multiple games in a season for the sixth year in a row. The Cowboys will start Terence Steele at left tackle in Smith’s absence. He struggled early in last week’s loss to Denver, but felt he improved as the game progressed. Steele took all of the reps at left tackle this week in practice and believes the extra work will help him this week, as will the coaches. If he’s in trouble, the Cowboys would go with veteran backup Ty Nsekhe. They don’t want to move La’el Collins to the right side. – Todd Archer
Injury: ankle sprain
With guard Graham Glasgow already on injured reserve for the remainder of the season, the Broncos will face the Eagles on Sunday without three starting offensive linemen as both Bolles and Massie will miss the game. The Broncos found room to work on the running game in a win over Dallas last Sunday with three backups on the offensive front for much of the day and they will need that same kind of effort. Add in the fact that offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is also expected to miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday, the Broncos will have to deal with a lot of trouble when they get the ball. – Jeff Legwold
Williams has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh. He was present at the Lions facility, but did not practice all week. He was also inactive during the Week 8 loss to Philadelphia before the break.
Seibert (right hip) has also been ruled out for Sunday’s game. He was present at the Lions facility for limited practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but did not practice on Friday before being declared inactive. – Eric Woodyard
The Packers will not have a chance to see Rodgers in person until Saturday, the first day he is allowed to return to the facility after his mandatory quarantine. Rodgers participated in virtually everything he could but obviously couldn’t practice. Jordan Love took all the reps and is ready to go, but he said, “The plan is for Aaron to come back on Saturday, so he’s leaving.” – Rob Demovsky
Injury: bruised heel
Coach Urban Meyer said earlier in the week that he was getting positive information about the possibility that Robinson could play the Colts, but Robinson did not practice Wednesday, was limited Thursday, and did not participate in a position exercise during the open portion of Friday press. practice. It could be a game-day decision like last week, when Robinson tested his foot during pregame warm-ups before the team put him down. Even if Robinson plays, expect Carlos Hyde to work harder than he normally does when Robinson is healthy. – Michael DiRocco
Kwiatkoski, a former starter and main backup at center linebacker Denzel Perryman, will be spelled out by veteran KJ Wright, who has started two games out this season. Marquel Lee is also a possibility as a backup. – Paul Gutierrez
The Vikings will be without nose tackle Michael Pierce, whose recovery from an elbow injury suffered weeks ago is not progressing at the speed the Vikings had anticipated. Linebacker Anthony Barr, who has been dealing with a knee injury since training camp, is out this week after playing 98 plays against Baltimore. Defensive co-coordinator Adam Zimmer said the team will regularly rest Barr for the rest of the season to preserve his knee, which is a chronic problem but cannot take him to the field this week in Los Angeles. – Courtney Cronin
Both leading running backs walked away from last Sunday’s win over the Panthers in the fourth quarter and have been on concussion protocol ever since. The team did not add a runner to the practice squad, which could reflect its optimism that either or both will be cleared in time for Sunday’s start. JJ Taylor and Brandon Bolden are the only other RBs on the list. – Mike Reiss
Kamara is not expected to be out in the long run, but we will obviously miss him as he is so vital to New Orleans’ exhausted offense. Kamara leads the team with 105 yards from scrimmage per game, seven touchdowns and 32 receptions (10 more than anyone else on the team for the Saints’ 31st passing offense). The only saving grace is that the Saints traded in for a trusted veteran backup in Mark Ingram last month. He should play a huge role on Sunday as a running back and pass receiver.
Injury: knee, shoulder
Armstead is one of the best left tackles in the NFL, so we will miss him a lot, especially since left guard Andrus Peat has also been out of the game since last month with a chest injury. Still, the Saints have done an admirable job filling in various injuries on the outside line this season (including Armstead’s lost time earlier this season). Veteran tackle / guard James Hurst should slide back from left guard to left tackle to replace Armstead, while second-year pro Calvin Throckmorton takes up the guard spot. – Mike Triplett
Injury: hip flexor
After missing two games, Corey Davis practiced all week and will play the Bills on Sunday. The offense has changed since he last played. Unlike injured QB Zach Wilson, who focused too much on Davis, Mike White distributes the ball evenly. You’d think that would translate to fewer goals for Davis, who averages seven per game, but the Jets are passing White more often, so it should be a wash. – Rich Cimini
The sweat is listed as questionable, but he participated in practice this week and was expected to be out of concussion protocol on Friday, coach Nick Sirianni said. That increases the chances that he will be available against Denver. Tackle Andre Dillard, meanwhile, suffered a knee injury during practice Friday and is questionable. – Tim McManus
Claypool injured his toe in the win against the Bears and did not practice the two days the Steelers hit the practice field after Monday night’s matchup. Claypool’s injury is another hit to the depth of the wide receiver. Look to Cody White for a bigger workload and Pat Freiermuth for an even bigger target share. – Brooke Pryor
Armstead is one of many Niners dealing with an injury this week, but he appears to be heading in the wrong direction for Monday night’s meeting with the Rams. Armstead was limited in practice on Thursday, but did not participate on Friday. For a team that also has defensive running backs like Jimmie Ward, Josh Norman and Dre Kirkpatrick dealing with injury issues, losing Armstead could mean more time for Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford to relax and find one of his many weapons. – Nick Wagoner
Russell Wilson is back from the finger injury that put him out of the game for more than three games, but the Seahawks’ offense won’t be in full force Sunday in Green Bay with Chris Carson out again. Seattle’s leading running back returned to practice Wednesday, but will be out for at least another week due to his neck injury. With Carson missing his fifth game in a row, expect Alex Collins to start again with Seattle mixing Rashaad Penny on the first downs and Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas available as change of pace options. – Brady Henderson
Jones was finally off the injury report earlier this week, but that was short-lived. On Thursday, he appeared to change something during an individual period. Jones appeared in the report as a limited participant due to a hamstring injury. Lingering injury has been an ongoing problem for Jones this season. His status is questionable for this week against the Saints. – Turron Davenport