Washington Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson won't play Sunday versus the Packers after re-tweaking a hamstring injury, coach Ron Rivera told NFL Network's Stacey Dales. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier that the rookie was a "long shot" to go. Dotson is officially inactive.
Dotson had already missed the Commanders' last two games with the injury and aggravated it during Thursday's practice, leading to a questionable designation on the injury report. Now it'll be a third straight inactive game for the first-year WR out of Penn State.
Dotson was drafted by Washington with the No. 16 pick in this year's draft and immediately became a starting WR. Through the first four games of the season before the injury, Dotson had been a solid contributor on the Commanders offense, collecting 152 receiving yards, but was especially effective in scoring situations, becoming one of only 11 players to have at least four touchdown catches through the first six weeks of the season even despite the missed time.
The Commanders (2-4) and Packers (3-3) kick off at 1 p.m. ET.
Other injuries we are keeping an eye on ahead of Sunday's Week 6 games:
- Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (knee; active) will play versus the Browns. Wide receiver Rashod Bateman (foot) is also active after practicing well, which led to the team not elevating newly-acquired WR DeSean Jackson.
- Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (ankle) is active for Sunday versus the Buccaneers while cornerback Jaycee Horn (ribs) is inactive.
- Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (ankle/shoulder) is officially inactive versus versus the Cowboys.
- Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Jones, who is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, told NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero that he'll play Sunday versus the Giants. Defensive tackle Folorunso Fatukasi (quad) and linebacker Foye Oluokun (calf) will also be playing, per Pelissero, per sources. All three Jags are officially active.
- Las Vegas Raiders wide receivers Mack Hollins (heel) and Hunter Renfrow (hip) will both work out before Sunday's game versus the Texans to confirm their status, but there's optimism both play, Rapoport reported.
- Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is still considered a game-time decision versus the Seahawks as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury, according to Rapoport.
- New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, who is looking to make his return from a high-ankle sprain this week, took the bulk of the first-team reps in Saturday's final practice before the Patriots' Monday Night Football game, per Rapoport. This distribution of practice snaps is a sign that Jones is on track to play versus the Bears this Monday, Rapoport said. NFL Network's Mike Giardi reports WR Kendrick Bourne (turf toe; questionable) is not expected to play, per a source.
- Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday versus the Chargers after being listed as questionable, according to Rapoport.