NFL injury updates: Higgins, Turner, Palmer, Saints, Jones

The Bengals will be without their second leading receiver for their Week 10 matchup against the Texans.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Tee Higgins will miss Sunday’s game after injuring his hamstring during practice on Wednesday. He will reportedly be evaluated weekly.

Thanks in part to quarterback Joe Burrow’s early struggles, Higgins is off to the worst start of his career this season.

After averaging 1,009.33 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons, Higgins is currently on pace to finish the season with just 703 yards.

Hamstring injuries also tend to linger and threaten to further harm Higgins this year.

Leading receiver Ja’Marr Chase was limited this week by a back injury and is currently listed as questionable.

However, if he plays, he will be joined by Tyler Boyd, Trenton Irwin and sixth-round rookie Andrei Iosivas.

With Higgins’ absence, tight end Irv Smith should also continue to play a larger role in the Bengals’ passing game plan.
Here are some additional NFL injury updates:

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets will be without another offensive lineman this week as backup lineman Billy Turner will miss Sunday’s game in Las Vegas.

Turner suffered a “concerning” fracture to his hand in his first start of the season last week, which required surgery, according to head coach Robert Saleh.

Turner started in place of injured right back Connor McGovern, who was placed on injured reserve before last week’s game due to a dislocated patella.

With all the current injuries on offense, New York only has three active linemen – Chris Glaser, Dennis Kelly and Carter Warren – who can be called up as alternate starters this weekend.

They also have Jake Hanson, Xavier Newman and Rodger Saffold expected to be available off the practice squad.

Saffold and Hanson are new signings who may have been brought in to ease the team’s injury burden on the offensive front.

Chargers wide receiver Josh Palmer was placed on IR earlier this week without many words on the details of what was described as a knee injury.

Daniel Popper of The Athletic provided an update on Wednesday that Palmer is dealing with a sprained knee.

Popper’s report comes from coach Brandon Staley, who said Palmer will obviously be out for the next four weeks, the minimum required for IR, but that he has “no expectations” after that.

They will simply have to reevaluate the situation once Palmer is eligible to return.
Two Saints rookies were injured last Sunday.

Defensive lineman Isaiah Foskey was dealing with a “slight quadriceps strain,” according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Foskey’s absence as a rotational lineman will open the door to more possible snaps for Tanoh Kpassagnon or Kyle Phillips, who was placed on the active roster a few weeks ago but has yet to make his debut. debut of the season.

Foskey is expected to miss a week or two, but the injury is not considered serious. According to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football, running back Kendre Miller was the other Saints rookie to suffer an injury when he sprained his ankle against Chicago last week.

He did not participate in training this week and will also be absent this Sunday. We don’t know if his injury will allow him to last much longer.

Miller’s usage has declined significantly since the return of Jamaal Williams, but with Eno Benjamin as IR, the team may feel the need to add practice squad running back Jordan Mims to support Williams and Alvin Kamara.

The Brows will lose three offensive tackles when they travel to Baltimore this weekend. According to Jeff Schudel of the News-Herald and Morning Journal, fourth-round rookie Dawand Jones has been ruled out of Sunday’s game.

Starting tackles Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills are both currently on IR, Conklin since Week 1 and Wills just last week.

Jones had started alongside Wills in place of Conklin. With Wills and Jones out next week,

Cleveland will have to bring in two new faces at offensive tackle. Schudel reports that James Hudson III is expected to start at right tackle.

Starting left guard Joel Bitonio is expected to slide out to serve as left tackle.

Reserve center Nick Harris will have the chance to start in place of Bitonio at left guard.

A beleaguered offensive line will face a daunting challenge with three new starters at new positions against a Ravens defense that leads the league in sacks.

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