Gurley missed last game and was limited Wednesday in practice with a thigh bruise. Limited can mean a wide range of things, so it is too early to predict his availability this week.
Rodgers and Tonyan were both limited on the Packers’ estimated practice report Wednesday. Because it is just an estimated report, it is risky to read too much into their designations. Tomorrow’s practice will be important to watch.
The Packers’ injury report Wednesday makes it clear why they signed Ryan Grant. Four of their top receiving options did not practice Wednesday. Note that it was just an estimated practice report. The Packers did not actually practice, given that they just played Monday night. The report Thursday will give us more insight into these players’ availability.
Benjamin played his normal snaps last week and has a good chance to play this week. Jackson was out last week, so his inability to practice is more concerning. Given the depth the Chargers have at RB, it would not be surprising for Jackson to be rested until he is fully healthy.
Kittle did not practice Wednesday with a groin injury. It seems unlikely that this injury will cause him to miss any time. He started the season slowly by his standards, but he got his first 100 yard game of the season last week. Kittle remains an elite TE option.
It has been confirmed what everyone already assumed, that Geronimo Allison is in the concussion protocol after taking a hard hit Monday night. This will put his status for next week in question. The Packers signed Ryan Grant Wednesday, an indication that they do not expect Allison back right away.
Samuel picked up the groin injury during last week’s game and was not able to practice Wednesday. Marquise Goodwin and Kendrick Bourne would see boosts if Samuel is out.
Mostert is considered day-to-day with a knee injury and did not practice Wednesday. It would not be surprising for the 49’ers to be cautious with Mostert given their RB depth.
Trubisky is on track to return to his starting role this week after missing nearly two full games. Gabriel is progressing but still needs to clear the concussion protocol. He hasn’t played since Week 3, a game in which he caught 6 passes for 75 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Rudolph has cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to return to starting for the Steelers after their bye week. Devlin Hodges was able to win his one start, going 15-20 for 132 yards, 1 TD and 1 pick, and will return to the backup QB role.
Kamara, Cook and Smith were all out for the Saints Wednesday, and all three could be out this week depending on how they progress. Kamara would be the biggest blow to the offense, as he has averaged nearly 20 touches and over 100 yards from scrimmage per game this season. Latavius Murray would see a bump in usage if Kamara was out.
Out of the three, it might actually be Christian Kirk with the highest chance of not playing this week. He is able to practice in a limited fashion, but all he can do right now is run straight. He won’t be able to play until he is able to plant and cut fully, and he appears to be far from that point.
Johnson and Williams both played last week, so there is likely an element of rest behind them not practicing. It is worth noting that Johnson had a back injury last week, but now has an ankle injury.
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Carson was buried on the RB depth chart and only needed when there were multiple injuries ahead of him. The Packers are dealing with multiple WR injuries and ineffective play by their healthy WR’s. Grant played two games to start the season with the Raiders, catching 4 of 9 targets for just 14 yards. It is hard to imagine Grant as more than a bottom of the WR depth chart player.
Oakland is coming off a bye week, but it doesn’t appear the Williams was able to get healthy during that break. The WR is reportedly dealing with plantar fasciitis and not making significant progress. His availability for this week is not looking good.
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