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NFL Week 7 injuries: Aaron Rodgers misses practice with right thumb injury, Bengals best WRs are limited

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We are now officially one-third of the 2022 NFL regular season. Can you believe this? The team farewells kicked off last week, which is a good thing because injuries have started to increase across all 32 clubs.

With the amount of injury, it’s sometimes hard to keep up. At CBSSports.com we are here for you and provide all the injury information you could possibly yearn for. Below, we’ll take a look at the midweek injury reports and the final injury report for Thursday night’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals.

All odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

New Orleans Saints (-2) in Arizona Cardinals

  • saints: WR Michael Thomas (foot), WR Jarvis Landry (ankle), G Andrus Peat (chest), TE Adam Trautman (ankle) CB Marshon Lattimore (abdomen) OUT; WR Keith Kirkwood (ankle), CB Paulson Adebo (knee), G Calvin Throckmorton (hip), Payton Turner (chest) SUSPECT
  • cardinals: WR Marquise Brown (foot), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle), OL Rodney Hudson (knee), OL Justin Pugh (knee), RB Darrel Williams (knee) OUT; RB James Conner (ribs), CB Trayvon Mullen Jr. (hamstring), K Matt Prater (hip), S Jalen Thompson (hamstring) SUSPICIOUS

The Saints will once again be missing Thomas, Landry, Peat and Lattimore, and none of them made it to the practice ground this week. The big question for New Orleans is who will start under center at quarterback. Jameis Winston has been limited to back and ankle injuries in training all week, but didn’t put a name to Week 7.

Arizona’s Conner was listed as absent from Wednesday’s practice, but the team still has hope that he will fit in after officially listing him as a suspect. Kingsbury said it would be Conner’s playtime decision. As for Prater, we’ll likely find out if he’s been called up from the Rodrigo Blankenship practice roster.

Wednesday’s practice at the Buccaneers did not include Cameron Brate (neck), Akiem Hicks (foot), Julio Jones (knee), Shaq Mason (ankle) and Sean Murphy-Bunting (fours). Limited to Carlton Davis III (hips) and Logan Hall (abdomen, groin).

Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks announced on Wednesday that PJ Walker will start as quarterback again, replacing injured Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. As for the injury report, corner CJ Henderson (concussion), corner Donte Jackson (ankle), Mayfield (ankle) and center Pat Elflein (hip) did not practice on Wednesday. Korner Jaycee Horn (ribs), linebacker Frankie Luvu (shoulder), and wide receiver Laviska Shenault (hamstring) were limited participants.

Aaron Rodgers topped the list of Packers who did not train on Wednesday. The quarterback was pulled off the field with a right thumb injury, which caused him to miss practice time earlier this season, but has yet to impact his playing situation. Randall Cobb (ankle), Jake Hanson (biceps) and Christian Watson (hamstring) also did not train. David Bakhtiari (knee) and Elgton Jenkins (knee) were limited.

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera has already announced Taylor Heinicke’s future. Start as quarterback for commanders. Carson Wentz broke his finger last week and is ready to waste time. Naturally, Wednesday was listed as DNP along with John Bates (hamstring), Dyami Brown (groin), William Jackson III (back), Logan Thomas (calf) and Jonathan Williams (knee).

Corner Cordale Flott (calf), wide-gunner Kenny Golladay (knee), defensive back Jason Pinnock (ankle), wide-gunner Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and defender Oshane Ximines (fours) did not practice for the Giants on Wednesday. Running back Saquon Barkley (shoulder) offensive lineman Jon Feliciano (groin), passer Azeez Ojulari (calf) and Andrew Thomas (elbow) were left tackle limited participants.

Jaguars Jamal Agnew (knee) and corner Shaquill Griffin (back) were excluded from Wednesday’s session. Folorunso Fatukasi (quad), Davon Hamilton (foot), Marvin Jones (hamstring), and Foye Olouokun (calf) were limited.

Five players were cut out for the opening practice of the week in Indianapolis, but only two were missing due to injury: Keke Coutee (concussion) and Kwity Paye (ankle). Kylen Granson (neck), Shaquille Leonard (concussion, nose, back) and Jonathan Taylor (ankle) were limited.

Tennessee, defender Zach Cunningham (elbow) and Joe Jones (knee) were missing in practice Wednesday. Fullback Tory Carter (neck) and guard Nate Davis (foot) were limited. Bud Dupree (hip) was a full participant.

AJ Terrell was limited to practice on Wednesday after suffering a thigh injury in Week 6, but he looked confident that it wouldn’t affect his status for this game against Cincinnati. Mykal Walker (groin), Ta’Quon Graham (knee), andadetokunbo Ogundeji (shoulder) were also limited. Dee Alford (hamstring) and Jared Bernhardt (groin) did not participate.

La’el Collins was given a rest day, but three other Bengals withdrew due to injury on Wednesday: Jeffrey Gunter (knee), Josh Tupou (calf) and Logan Wilson (shoulder). Meanwhile, Ja’Marr Chase (hip), Tee Higgins (ankle), Hayden Hurst (crotch) and Markus Bailey (shoulder) were limited.

Myles Garrett (shoulder, biceps) headlined a long list of Browns players missing from practice. Jadeveon Clowney (ankle), Jack Conklin (ankle), Tony Fields II (sickness), Joe Haeg (concussion), Wyatt Teller (calf) and Denzel Ward (concussion) were out of the field on Wednesday. Joel Bitonio and Amari Cooper were given rest days.

Baltimore welcomed Rashod Bateman and Justin Houston for limited training on Wednesday. Bateman had not practiced since his sprained foot against the Bills on October 2. As for Houston, it’s her first time on the practice pitch in three weeks since her groin injury against New England. However, the Ravens had a number of heavy hits missing from the session, including Mark Andrews (knee) and JK Dobbins (knee). Lamar Jackson was limited to a hip injury.

Despite a week to rest, Detroit still had eight players listed as DNP on Wednesday: Chris Board (knee), DJ Chark (ankle), Taylor Decker (personal), Charles Harris (crotch), Ifeatu Melifonwu (ankle), Matt Nelson (calf), Bobby Price (knee) and Josh Reynolds (knee). The good news for the lions is that as a full contributor, Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) and limited D’Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder).

Dak Prescott is medically cleared and fully engaged in practice on Wednesday, so it looks like he’ll be back against the Lions in Week 7. limited to what the team described as hip discomfort.

Jermaine Johnson II (ankle) was the only player missing from Jets practice on Wednesday. Duane Brown (shoulder), Ashtyn Davis (hamstring), Braxton Berrios (back) and Quincy Williams (ankle) were limited.

The Broncos took a step on Wednesday, so their report is a guess. However, Essang Bassey (hamstring), Josey Jewell (knee), DJ Jones (ankle) and Quinn Meinerz (foot) were listed as non-participants. Russell Wilson was limited to a hamstring injury. He led a limited group of Tyrie Cleveland (shoulder), Damarri Mathis (knee), Caden Sterns (hip), Billy Turner (knee), and K’Waun Williams (wrist, elbow).

Houston had three players missing from practice due to injury: Maliek Collins (knee), Jerry Hughes (knee) and Chris Moore (hip). Senior broad Brandin Cooks was given a rest day. Nico Collins (Achilles, wrist), Austin Deculus (ankle) and Brevin Jordan (ankle) were limited.

Darren Waller withdrew from practice due to the Raiders coming out of their Week 6 farewell due to a hamstring injury. Jayon Brown (hamstring), Mack Hollins (heel) and Foster Moreau (knee) were limited.

Seattle was out of Tyler Lockett (hamstring) court in Wednesday practice. He was joined by Penny Hart (hamstring), Gabe Jackson (knee, hip), Artie Burns (groin) and Isaiah Dunn (hamstring). Limited to Noah Fant (illness), Al Woods (knee), Ryan Neal (ankle), and Quinton Jefferson (foot).

Gerald Everett has been suspended from training due to an illness. He was one of five Chargers missing from practice: Dustin Hopkins (right leg), Joshua Kelley (knee), Jushua Palmer (concussion), and Donald Parham Jr. (shake). Keenan Allen (hamstring), Will Clapp (quad), Sebastian Joseph-Day (ankle), Corey Linsley (disease), and Trey Pipkins III (knee) were limited.

Joe Thuney (ankle), Rashad Fenton (hamstring) and Michael Danna (calf) were listed as non-participants on Wednesday. Bryan Cook (concussion) was limited.

The 49ers did not have Arik Armstead (foot), Mike McGlinchey (calf) and Mooney Ward (crotch). Talanoa Hufanga was also removed from training because she was still on concussion protocol. Limited to Nick Bosa (crotch), Trent Williams (ankle), and Jimmie Ward. Ward wore a no-contact blue jersey on Wednesday and had a bat that covered his broken left half.

Kenny Pickett was fully involved in training on Wednesday. He still needs to clear his concussion protocol before he can play, but it’s definitely a positive step in that direction. Steven Sims (hamstring) and Larry Ogunjobi (knee) were solo players kept out of the session. Cam Sutton (hamstring), Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) and Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee) led the limited group of participants.

The Dolphins started the week without Terron Armstead (finger), Keion Crossen (knee), Emmanuel Ogbah (back) and Christian Wilkins (hand) in training. As for quarterback status, Tua Tagovailoa was not listed in the opening report and signaled that she would return in Week 7.

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