The Latest on Week 3 within the NFL (all occasions EDT):
The New Orleans Saints protection has two high defensive backs returning to the lineup in opposition to New England and rookie Patriots quarterback Mac Jones.
Cornerback Marshon Lattimore and nickel again C.J. Gardner-Johnson are each lively after lacking final Sunday’s 26-7 loss at Carolina.
Lattimore is New Orleans high defensive again. He was the 2017 defensive rookie of the 12 months in his first season out of Ohio State and has been named to a number of Pro Bowls. On the identical day New Orleans defeated Green Bay in Week 1, Lattimore agreed to a five-year extension value practically $100 million. But Lattimore additionally injured his hand in that game.
Gardner-Johnson is getting back from an knee damage.
The game additionally marks the primary time these groups have matched up with out Tom Brady and Drew Brees at QB since 2005.
The Patriots’ Jones accomplished 22 of 30 passes for 186 yards in New England’s Week 2 overcome the New York Jets.
Jameis Winston begins at QB for New Orleans after one in every of his worst profession outings final week.
Colts quarterback Carson Wentz has warmed up and seems to be transferring nicely regardless of being questionable with sprained ankles for Indianapolis’ AFC South showdown with the Tennessee Titans.
With his proper ankle closely taped, Wentz moved round and threw passes in warmups and was subsequently listed as lively for the game. He then completed warmups with the entire offense earlier than heading to the locker room.
The Colts’ quarterback couldn’t end final week’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams after spraining his proper ankle. He already has been sacked six occasions and been hit 21 occasions. And Wentz will likely be with out proper deal with Braden Smith lacking a second straight game with an injured foot and thumb.
The Titans have 5 sacks by means of two games.
— By Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee.
The Steelers will likely be with out each of their beginning exterior linebackers in opposition to Cincinnati.
All-Pro T.J. Watt and second-year man Alex Highsmith are each battling groin accidents suffered in a loss final week to Las Vegas. Melvin Ingram, who signed in July after 9 seasons with the Chargers, and Jamir Jones will begin rather than Watt and Highsmith.
Pittsburgh can even be with out main receiver Diontae Johnson, who’s out after injuring his knee on the ultimate play in opposition to the Raiders. James Washington will transfer up the depth chart in Johnson’s absence.
The Bengals will likely be with out large receiver Tee Higgins.
Browns large receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warmed up for his first game since present process knee surgical procedure with a tribute to injured teammate Jarvis Landry.
Beckham sported gold-colored headphones and a “Juice Landry” T-shirt, a nod to his shut good friend and former LSU teammate who’s on injured reserve with a sprained knee.
Beckham is enjoying for the primary time Sunday since struggling a torn knee ligament on Oct. 25 at Cincinnati. The speedy Beckham made a quicker-than-expected restoration from surgical procedure and was cleared to play after making it by means of apply this week.
OBJ’s return offers quarterback Baker Mayfield a deep menace in opposition to the Bears.
Seven groups entered Week 3 with out a loss and 6 of them play on Sunday, highlighted by the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the Los Angeles Rams in a late afternoon matchup.
Arizona is the lone unbeaten enjoying in one in every of Sunday’s early games as they go to the winless Jacksonville Jaguars. Fellow unbeatens Denver and Las Vegas play within the late afternoon slot with San Francisco kicking off within the evening game. The Broncos host the winless Jets whereas the Raiders host the 1-1 Dolphins. The 49ers host the 1-1 Packers.
Carolina has Sunday off after enhancing to 3-0 with a victory over Houston on Thursday evening.
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