Kyler Murray’s Return Imminent; Daniel Jones and DeShaun Watson Sidelined

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Week 8 of the 2023 NFL season kicked off with the Buffalo Bills topping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18 on “Thursday Night Football.” The Bills were without tight end Dawson Knox, who was placed on injured reserve following wrist surgery. His replacement, rookie Dalton Kincaid, filled in nicely with five catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.

In other Week 8 injury news, New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll announced on Friday that quarterback Daniel Jones will miss his third straight game and it will be Tyrod Taylor facing the New York Jets. Jones had been listed as questionable all week.

Daboll said the team will see how Jones feels next week before deciding on his availability for Week 9.

P.J Walker will get the start again for the Cleveland Browns’ game against the Seattle Seahawks. Quarterback DeShaun Watson continues to deal with a shoulder injury.

“I just feel like with what happened in the game, landing on his shoulder, there’s residual swelling that’s affecting his throwing,” said Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski. “I think it’s the best thing for him to rest this week and focus on his rehab.”

For the Arizona Cardinals, Kyler Murray was removed from their injury report this week after suffering a torn ACL last December. The news doesn’t mean Murray will start Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, but it does signify that he is closer to returning to action.

Here is the rest of the Week 8 injury list:



  • RB Zack Moss (elbow/heel): limited

  • TE Kylen Granson (concussion): did not practice

  • DT Eric Johnson II (ankle): did not practice

  • T Braden Smith (hip/wrist): did not practice



  • WR River Cracraft (shoulder): limited

  • WR Tyreek Hill (hip): limited

  • S Jevon Holland (concussion): limited

  • CB Xavien Howard (groin): limited

  • FB Alec Ingold (foot): limited

  • RB Raheem Mostert (ankle): limited

  • CB Jalen Ramsay (knee): limited

  • WR Jaylen Waddle (back): limited

  • C Connor Williams (groin): limited

  • CB Cam Smith (foot): did not practice







  • LB DeVondre Campbell (ankle): limited

  • RB Aaron Jones (hamstring): limited

  • C Josh Myers (ankle): limited

  • CB Jaire Alexander (back): did not practice

  • TE Luke Musgrave (ankle): did not practice







  • CB Roger McCreary (hamstring): did not practice

  • QB Ryan Tannenhill (ankle): did not practice



  • DT Cameron Heyward (groin): limited

  • Joey Porter Jr. (calf): limited

  • CB Levi Wallace (foot): limited

  • WR Diontae Johnson (hamstring): did not practice

  • DT Larry Ogunjobi (shoulder): did not practice


  • RB Karem Hunt (thigh): limited

  • TE David Njoku (knee): limited

  • DE Ogbo Okoronkwo (ribs): limited

  • LB Anthony Walker (shoulder): limited

  • RB Jerome Ford (ankle): did not practice

  • WR Marquise Goodwin (back): did not practice

  • LB Sione Takitaki (hamstring): did not practice

  • QB DeShaun Watson (shoulder): out


  • S Jamal Adams (knee): limited

  • G Damien Lewis (ankle): limited

  • G Phil Haynes (calf): did not practice

  • WR Tyler Lockett (hamstring): did not practice

  • LB Bobby Wagner (ankle): did not practice

  • RB Kenneth Walker III (calf): did not practice



  • QB Brock Purdy (concussion): limited

  • WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder): did not practice

  • T Trent Williams (ankle): did not practice




  • LB Nick Bolton (wrist): did not practice

  • K Harrison Butker (illness): did not practice

  • RB Jerick McKinnon (groin): did not practice



  • S Eddie Jackson (foot): limited

  • T Braxton Jones (neck): limited

  • T Darnell Wright (shoulder/toe): limited

  • S Jaquan Brisker (illness): did not practice

  • G Nate Davis (ankle): did not practice

  • QB Justin Fields (thumb): did not practice

  • CB Terell Smith (illness): did not practice


  • TE Gerald Everett (hip): limited

  • S Alohi Gilman (heel): limited

  • CB Deane Leonard (hamstring): limited

  • WR Josh Palmer (knee): did not practice


  • CB Jakorian Bennett (shoulder/knee): limited

  • LB Curtis Bolton (knee): limited

  • DE Maxx Crosby (knee): limited

  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo (back): limited

  • CB Nate Hobbs (ankle): limited

  • CB Marcus Peters (back): did not practice

  • K Daniel Carlson (groin): did not practice


  • G Jonah Jackson (ankle): did not practice

  • DT Benito Jones (ankle): did not practice

  • RB David Montgomery (ribs): did not practice

  • C Frank Ragnow (toe/calf): did not practice

  • LB Malcolm Rodriguez (ankle): did not practice

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