Week 11 of the NFL season is on the horizon as teams prepare for the playoff push and the stretch run of games heading into late November. The injury reports are starting to pile up as teams with early bye weeks are getting banged up while the teams with late bye weeks are seeking the extra week to recover for the final few weeks.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray says he’s “pretty close” toward making a return after missing the past two games (ankle) while Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder/foot/knee) missed Wednesday practice saying it was “the most beat up I’ve been” this year. New York Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas and Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders were also designated to return from injured reserve, paving the way for a potential return in Week 11.
Here’s the first injury report from what is to be an exciting Week 11 in the NFL. All odds come courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.
Patriots: P Jake Bailey (knee), LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (ribs), running back Brandon Bolden (hip), offensive tackle Trent Brown (calf), defensive back Kyle Dugger (ankle), kicker Nick Folk (knee), wide receiver N’Keal Harry (knee), linebacker Dont’a Hightower (ankle), offensive lineman Shaq Mason (abdomen), cornerback Jalen Mills (forearm), tight end Jonnu Smith (shoulder), linebacker Kyle Van Noy (groin), DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (illness) QUESTIONABLEFalcons: TE Hayden Hurst (ankle), LB Daren Bates (groin), DB Kendall Sheffield (hamstring) OUT; RB Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle), S Jaylinn Hawkins (ankle) QUESTIONABLE
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Patriots running back Damien Harris cleared concussion protocol and will play Thursday night while pass-rusher Josh Uche was placed on injured reserve. New England has 13 players questionable to play Thursday night, but in good news, all 13 were present at practice Wednesday as limited participants.