NFL Week 5 injury tracker: Davante Adams expected to play, Aaron Jones to sit out MNF

Davante Adams is questionable for Monday Night Football against his former team, the Green Bay Packers. Adams has been limited in practice by a shoulder injury. Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire

ESPN's Fantasy Football Week 5 injury tracker, featuring an aggregation of injury updates for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends whose teams are scheduled to play this week. Here we'll track practice reports, injury updates and any other news that may affect a player's short-term or long-term availability.

Injury news aggregated by Rotowire.com. Additional commentary provided by ESPN Sr. injury analyst Stephania Bell.

Injury updates organized by Week 5 Matchups

Green Bay Packers at Las Vegas Raiders
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
Monday 8:15 PM ET

Latest Packers Injury news

Aaron Jones, RB, Q
Mon, Oct 9: Jones (hamstring) is expected to be listed as inactive for Monday night's game against the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

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Latest Raiders Injury news

Davante Adams, WR, Q
Mon, Oct 9: Adams (shoulder) is expected to suit up for Monday's matchup against the Packers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

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Games already played and Bye week teams

Chicago Bears at Washington Commanders
FedExField, Landover, Maryland
Thursday 8:15 PM ET

Latest Bears Injury news

Khalil Herbert, RB, D
Sun, Oct 8: Herbert is reportedly dealing with high ankle sprain after exiting Thursday's 40-20 win over the Commanders, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports.

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Latest Commanders Injury news

Chris Rodriguez Jr., RB, O

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
Sunday 9:30 AM ET

Latest Jaguars Injury news

Zay Jones, WR, Q
Mon, Oct 9: Jones (knee) will undergo an MRI on his injured knee Monday, Jamal St. Cyr of WJXT 4 Jacksonville reports.

Recent IR Activity:

Parker Washington, WR
Sat, Oct 7: The Jaguars placed Washington (knee) on injured reserve Saturday.

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Latest Bills Injury news

No injuries to report

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Houston Texans at Atlanta Falcons
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Sunday 1:00 PM ET

Latest Texans Injury news

Tank Dell, WR, Q
Mon, Oct 9: Coach DeMeco Ryans said Monday that Dell is officially in the league's concussion protocol, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Latest Falcons Injury news

No injuries to report

Recent IR Activity:

Josh Ali, WR
Wed, Oct 4: Ali (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

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Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions
Ford Field, Detroit
Sunday 1:00 PM ET

Stephania Bell's perspective

(Updated Oct 6, evening) Amon-Ra St. Brown appeared on the injury report this week with an abdominal strain, something he began to feel after the Packers game according to coach Dan Campbell, who spoke with reporters Friday. Campbell noted the injury happened during the game but he was able to finish. St. Brown was held out of practice throughout the week and Campbell said the team would know more about his status on Saturday.

When the team's official injury report came out late Friday however it listed St. Brown as Doubtful, a strong indicator that he will not play on Sunday against the Panthers.

Despite his non-practice status, there were some early positive signs for St. Brown. When he spoke with reporters Thursday he appeared upbeat, saying he felt "pretty good" and indicating his goal was to play Sunday. He had been working pretty intensely on the side during practice and hit what he thought to be one of his "top speeds" while running this week. When prompted about his actual speed, he said it was about 21 mph. Given that core strength (of which the abdominal muscles are a significant part) is critical for running, including achieving top speed, St Brown being able to hit that velocity was a favorable benchmark. While the Lions are holding him out this week, perhaps to help ensure that he does not put himself at risk for a longer-term injury, the hope is that this will not be a protracted absence.

Jahmyr Gibbs was added to the injury report Friday (hamstring) and was listed as a limited participant. Whether this is something to be concerned about or whether this was just a precautionary move is unclear. It's also not clear just how much of the practice he participated in to earn that designation. However, now he's listed as Questionable heading into Sunday and the combination of the late add and the body part -- especially in the absence of any more specific information -- raise some concern.

Latest Panthers Injury news

No injuries to report

Recent IR Activity:

Stephen Sullivan, TE
Fri, Oct 6: Sullivan (hip) is listed as out for Sunday's game at the Lions.

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Latest Lions Injury news

James Mitchell, TE, O

Amon-Ra St. Brown, WR, O

Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, O

Zonovan Knight, RB, Q
Sun, Oct 8: Knight has exited Sunday's game against the Panthers with a shoulder injury.

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Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Sunday 1:00 PM ET

Stephania Bell's perspective

Oct 5: Jonathan Taylor was back for all to see as he rejoined his teammates for practice Thursday (he was present for Wednesday's walkthrough but that session was closed to the media). He also spoke with reporters and addressed the ankle issue that has had him on the Physically Unable to Perform list until now, although he was designated to return earlier this week (and the Colts have 21 days from that designation to activate him to the 53-man roster).

According to Taylor, he is "finally healthy" after rehabbing since January from surgery on his right ankle. Last season, he suffered the original injury in Week 4, missed Weeks 5 and 6, returned for Weeks 7 and 8, missed Week 9, returned the following week and played until re-injuring his ankle in Week 15 after which he was placed on Injured Reserve for the remainder of the season. It's fair to say that despite some solid production from Weeks 10-13, Taylor never really achieved full health after the original injury (the up-and-down nature of the injury across the season is how ankle instability often presents) and surgery became a clear necessity in the postseason.

Taylor said he believed it had been over 290 days since he last stepped on the field for play or practice, noting his "number one goal is to attack this first practice." While the Colts have not formally indicated whether or not Taylor will play Sunday, back-to-back full practices Thursday and Friday would point in the right direction.

Latest Titans Injury news

Treylon Burks, WR, O

Will Levis, QB, O

Treylon Burks, WR, O

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Latest Colts Injury news

Anthony Richardson, QB, O
Mon, Oct 9: Coach Shane Steichen confirmed Monday that Richardson (shoulder) is dealing with an AC joint sprain and will miss "some time," Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Mo Alie-Cox, TE, Q
Sun, Oct 8: Alie-Cox (concussion) has been officially ruled out from returning to Sunday's contest versus the Titans, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Recent IR Activity:

Jelani Woods, TE
Mon, Oct 2: Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Monday that Woods (hamstring) will remain on injured reserve this week, implying that the tight end won't be activated ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

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New York Giants at Miami Dolphins
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Sunday 1:00 PM ET

Latest Giants Injury news

Saquon Barkley, RB, O
Mon, Oct 9: Coach Brian Daboll said the status of Barkley (ankle) for Sunday's game against the Bills is "yet to be determined," Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Daniel Jones, QB, Q
Mon, Oct 9: Head coach Brian Daboll said Monday that the Giants are optimistic that Jones (neck) will be available for Sunday's matchup against the Bills, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

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Latest Dolphins Injury news

De'Von Achane, RB, Q
Mon, Oct 9: Coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that Achane is being evaluated for a knee injury sustained during Sunday's win over the Giants, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

Raheem Mostert, RB, Q
Sun, Oct 8: Mostert rushed 10 times for 65 yards and a touchdown and brought in both targets for 13 yards in the Dolphins' 31-16 win over the Giants on Sunday. He also committed a fumble that was recovered by Miami.

Recent IR Activity:

Jeff Wilson Jr., RB
Mon, Oct 9: Wilson (ribs) is expected to have his practice window opened this week, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Sunday 1:00 PM ET

Stephania Bell's perspective

Rhamondre Stevenson (thigh) was limited every day in practice and is now listed as Questionable to face the Saints. It's unclear when he sustained the injury but it certainly appears to have slowed him some this week. Could this lead to more work for Ezekiel Elliott? The Patriots offense hasn't exactly been lighting up the charts but if Stevenson is either limited or out entirely, it does potentially present more opportunity for Elliott.

Latest Saints Injury news

Juwan Johnson, TE, O

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Latest Patriots Injury news

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Q
Sun, Oct 8: Smith-Schuster has been ruled out for a return to Sunday's game against the Saints due to a head injury. He recorded three catches for six yards on four targets prior to exiting the contest.

Demario Douglas, WR, Q
Sun, Oct 8: Douglas (head) has been ruled out for a return to the second half of Sunday's game against the Saints.

Recent IR Activity:

Tyquan Thornton, WR
Thu, Oct 5: Thornton (shoulder) wasn't designated to return from injured reserve ahead of either of the Patriots' two practices this week and appears set to remain out for Sunday's game against the Saints, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

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Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Acrisure Stadium, Pittsburgh
Sunday 1:00 PM ET

Latest Ravens Injury news

No injuries to report

Recent IR Activity:

Keaton Mitchell, RB
Sat, Oct 7: Mitchell (shoulder) was not activated off injured reserve Saturday, and as a result he will not play Sunday against the Steelers, Brian Wacker of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Latest Steelers Injury news

Pat Freiermuth, TE, O

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Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
Sunday 4:05 PM ET

Stephania Bell's perspective

Oct 6: Cooper Kupp has yet to play this season but it appears that this is about to change, perhaps as soon as this week. Kupp began the season on IR after suffering a hamstring injury on August 1 and a subsequent "setback" shortly before the season began. Setback was the word that appeared in early reporting but coach Sean McVay clarified that it was more of a situation where he didn't feel comfortable, was experiencing tightness and it was causing apprehension. The team, smartly, elected to place him on injured reserve to both allow him time to progress with regards to the hamstring and to prepare himself for football.

There is a reason the NFL has incorporated acclimation periods into training camp as players prepare initially to return to contact practices and later to actual football games. When a player like Kupp -- who is returning from a nearly year-long layoff due to ankle surgery and a subsequent hamstring injury -- is re-entering the sport, the workload volume needs to be taken into account.

Kupp's back-to-back full practice sessions Thursday and Friday bode well for a return this week, barring a surprise, but expect him to be monitored closely as he does resume competition.

Kyren Williams suffered a bruised hip during a career-best performance in Week 4 when he touched the ball 28 times, a substantial increase from prior games. When he didn't practice Wednesday, coach Sean McVay said it was a precautionary move to allow him to rest, adding that he expects him to play on Sunday. Williams returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, a positive sign. Expect him to take the field in Week 5 if there are no setbacks.

Latest Eagles Injury news

Rashaad Penny, RB, O

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Latest Rams Injury news

No injuries to report

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Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Sunday 4:05 PM ET

Latest Bengals Injury news

Tee Higgins, WR, O
Sun, Oct 8: Higgins (rib) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

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Latest Cardinals Injury news

James Conner, RB, Q
Sun, Oct 8: Conner departed Sunday's game against the Bengals due to a knee injury.

Keaontay Ingram, RB, O
Sun, Oct 8: Ingram (neck) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bengals.

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New York Jets at Denver Broncos
Empower Field at Mile High, Denver
Sunday 4:25 PM ET

Latest Jets Injury news

No injuries to report

Recent IR Activity:

Aaron Rodgers, QB
Thu, Oct 5: Rodgers (Achilles) said Tuesday in his appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" that he's "well ahead of the normal protocols" and remains optimistic that he'll be able to return to action before the conclusion of the 2023 season, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. "There's nothing normal about how I'm attacking this rehab," Rodgers said. "The common practice is about six weeks in a boot, and I was in a shoe in 13 days."

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Latest Broncos Injury news

Javonte Williams, RB, O
Sun, Oct 8: Williams (quad) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
Sunday 4:25 PM ET

Latest Chiefs Injury news

Travis Kelce, TE, Q
Sun, Oct 8: Kelce headed to the locker before the end of the first half of Sunday's game against the Vikings after sustaining a possible foot or ankle injury, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Latest Vikings Injury news

Nick Mullens, QB, O
Mon, Oct 9: Coach Kevin O'Connell suggested placing Mullens (back) on injured reserve is a possibility, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.

Justin Jefferson, WR, Q
Mon, Oct 9: Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said Jefferson is still going through the evaluation process on the right hamstring strain he suffered in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Chiefs, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

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Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers
Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Sunday 8:20 PM ET

Latest Cowboys Injury news

Peyton Hendershot, TE, O

KaVontae Turpin, WR, Q
Sun, Oct 8: Turpin (ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Latest 49ers Injury news

Elijah Mitchell, RB, O

Brandon Allen, QB, O
Sun, Oct 8: Allen (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Cowboys but available as the 49ers' emergency third quarterback, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.

Brayden Willis, TE, O

Elijah Mitchell, RB, O

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Teams on Bye

Latest Browns Injury news

Deshaun Watson, QB, O
Mon, Oct 9: Watson (shoulder) did not suit up alongside his teammates for Monday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Latest Chargers Injury news

No injuries to report

Recent IR Activity:

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Latest Seahawks Injury news

No injuries to report

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Latest Buccaneers Injury news

No injuries to report

Recent IR Activity:

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