The Baltimore Ravens are expected to have their star quarterback in Week 3.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Lamar Jackson (illness) is expected to play Sunday versus the Detroit Lions, per a source. Jackson was officially listed as questionable on the Ravens' injury report.
Jackson missed practice through Thursday with a non-COVID illness, but managed to be a full participant on Friday. Jackson's availability for Sunday offers a sigh of relief for a Baltimore squad that has seen plenty of absences due to injury so far this season. However, not suiting up for Baltimore will be Jackson's blindside blocker, Ronnie Stanley, who was ruled out with an ankle injury.
Other injury news we are keeping an eye on ahead of Sunday's Week 3 games:
- Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars after not practicing all week. History shows Hopkins almost always plays, according to Rapoport, and a source close to the star WR said, "Have you ever known him to miss a game?"
- Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson (ribs) is a game-time decision versus Tampa Bay on Sunday, but it will be an uphill battle to play, a source tells Rapoport. Should Henderson be ruled out, Sony Michel will be the lead back for L.A. with Jake Funk being mixed in.
- Los Angeles Chargers pass rusher Joey Bosa (foot/ankle) is active versus the Chiefs and will play, NFL Network's James Palmer reported. He was considered a game-time decision despite missing practice all week, according to Rapoport.
- New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (calf) is expected to make his 2021 debut after a good week of practice, a source tells Rapoport. Wideout Kenny Golladay (hip), who's listed as questionable, worked out early Sunday and will play against the Falcons.
- Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who is listed as questionable with an ankle injury, hopes to suit up versus Seattle despite not practicing all week, according to Rapoport. It's no sure thing Cook will play, Rapoport adds, but even if he does, it will likely be on an "extremely limited" basis.
- Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones, who is questionable with a wrist injury, will play against the Chargers, NFL Network's James Palmer reported. He is active. Defensive end Frank Clark, listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury, is inactive.
- New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown and linebacker Josh Uche are inactive for Sunday versus the Saints. Brown didn't make enough progress with his calf injury, NFL Network's Mike Giardi reported, and it will sideline him for a second game.
- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (ankles) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans and will start. The Colts also made backups Jacob Eason and Brett Hundley active.