The 2020 NFL season is going to kick off tomorrow. That deserves to be repeated. After a lot of speculation and concern that the season might have to be altered, the 2020 NFL season is here and will see the first games tomorrow – on schedule. There’s no doubt that things are going to be a little different, but it’s time to get the ball rolling. Unfortunately for a number of players, they won’t be suiting up for their teams’ first games. The NFL released a league-wide injuries report for Week 1, and more than a handful of players are going to be riding the bench.
Week 1 NFL Injuries Start To Add Up
According to the NFL injuries report, the Dallas Cowboys announced they will play without La’el Collins when the club plays the Los Angeles Rams to begin the NFL season this coming Sunday night in week 1. Collins has been dealing with a hip injury that made him miss most part of the training camp. Up to now, he has only skipped one game in the last three years. The team also announced that it put offensive tackle and linebacker Sean Lee on the injured list. Neither will be ready to come back for at least three weeks.
In the first injuries list of the 2020 NFL season for week 1, it was also revealed that Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, 30, was restricted in his teams’ Monday practices due to knee injury.
The New England Patriots are promoting rookie LB Cassh Maluia to the club’s 53-member list, according to a report from Pelissero. On the other hand, the Patriots assigned running back Damien Harris, who suffered a hand injury, and defensive lineman Beau Allen, who has an undisclosed wound, to the injury list.
The San Francisco 49ers report that Ross Reynolds was reverted to the injury list on Sunday as per league rules. He suffered a bone bruise during practice on August 23. Julian Taylor, who is dealing with a knee injury, is also on the injury list. He is recovering from an ACL tear, which he suffered back in December.
The New York Jets are placing wideout Jeff Smith on the injury list. Last month, he underwent a shoulder sprain; therefore, he is not ready to start this week. He should be recovered in three weeks from now. The Jets placed other players on injured reserve, like lineman Cameron Clark and linebacker Patrick Onwuasor.
The Washington Football Team announced they placed linebacker Reuben Foster on injured reserve on Saturday, according to John Keim of ESPN reports. Foster reportedly tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee and also suffered nerve damage in his foot last May. He is supposed to come back in Week 4.
Von Miller Down For The Count
In a big blow to the Denver Broncos, linebacker Von Miller, the repeat Pro Bowler, suffered a lower leg injury on Tuesday and will undergo an MRI to establish how severe it is. This was reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, who also mentions that Miller injured his ankle while practicing and the club is concerned the test could indicate a dramatically season-ending diagnosis. However, Miller is not giving up, and he will look for a second analysis from Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay on Thursday.
The Las Vegas Raiders assigned backup NFL quarterback Marcus Mariota to the week 1 injury list, as well as linebacker Tanner Muse. Mariota has been suffering a pectoral strain and has been severely limited in recent drills. According to Rapoport, Mariota won’t be ready for at least the initial three weeks of the season. The Raiders won’t be able to count on third-round pick Muse, who faced a tough summertime, because of a toe injury.
There are expected to be a lot of injuries as the NFL season gets underway with week 1, and this will certainly affect the betting lines. These are going to move quite frequently at the start of the action but will, hopefully, be able to calm down after only a few weeks.