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NFL Week 3 Update: Injuries, Contracts, and Roster Moves Shake Up the League

As we head into Week 3 of the NFL season, the league is buzzing with updates, injuries, and roster moves that are set to have a significant impact on the upcoming games. Here's a roundup of the latest developments from some of the league's most reliable sources.


Andy Dalton is ready to step up for an injured Bryce Young. Photo Credit: Panthers Instagram Media Team
Andy Dalton is ready to step up for an injured Bryce Young. Photo Credit: Panthers Instagram Media Team

Bryce Young's Ankle Injury: The Carolina Panthers' No. 1 overall pick, Bryce Young, is set to miss one to two games due to an ankle injury. Young has already been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Seahawks, and his availability for the following game against the Vikings remains uncertain. In his absence, Andy Dalton will be stepping in.



Carl Granderson went from Undrafted Rookie Free Agent to a $35 Million Dollar Man. Photo Credit: Carl Granderson Instagram
Carl Granderson went from Undrafted Rookie Free Agent to a $35 Million Dollar Man. Photo Credit: Carl Granderson Instagram

Carl Granderson's Contract Extension: Undrafted DE Carl Granderson of the Saints has landed a massive four-year, $52 million contract extension with $35.3 million guaranteed. This marks a significant milestone, as he joins the ranks of undrafted free agents who received substantial guaranteed money over the past two decades.


DeAndre Hopkins Expected to Play: Titans' WR DeAndre Hopkins, who is questionable with an ankle injury, is expected to take the field against the Browns this Sunday.


Injuries Shake Up Jets and Browns: The Jets have placed their LT Duane Brown on IR due to a hip injury, while Browns' RB Nick Chubb is believed to have suffered a torn MCL. Chubb's projected recovery time is 6-8 months, but there is optimism that his ACL may not require full repair.


Patrick Taylor is getting his opportunity to shine, due to an injury to Aaron Jones. Photo Credit: Patrick Taylor Instagram
Patrick Taylor is getting his opportunity to shine, due to an injury to Aaron Jones. Photo Credit: Patrick Taylor Instagram

Aaron Jones' Hamstring Injury: Packers' RB Aaron Jones is listed as questionable for Sunday due to a hamstring injury, prompting the team to elevate 6'2 RB Patrick Taylor from their practice squad.


Other Injury Updates: Several other notable players are ruled out for Sunday's games due to various injuries, including Odell Beckham Jr., Austin Ekeler, and Marlon Humphrey, among others.


Deebo Samuel's Rib Injury: 49ers' WR Deebo Samuel's rib injury, although not revealing any breaks, has left him sore and is being monitored on a day-to-day basis.


Fines and Roster Moves: Kwon Alexander's fine for helmet-to-helmet contact has been rescinded, while Deshaun Watson of the Browns has been fined for three separate actions. The Ravens have made roster moves elevating Melvin Gordon and Kenyan Drake while releasing QB Josh Johnson.


Injured Reserve Placements: Derek Stingley Jr. of the Texans and Deon Jackson of the Colts have been placed on Injured Reserve, further reshaping their respective teams' strategies.


As we approach Week 3, these updates set the stage for what promises to be an exciting weekend of NFL action. Injuries and roster changes always create opportunities for players to step up and make their mark on the season, and fans can't wait to see how it all unfolds on the gridiron.

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