One of the NFL's top offensive lines will be without its best player.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that left tackle Terron Armstead will be out for roughly 3-4 weeks, per a source.
Armstead, a raw third-round pick from Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2013, has worked his way into becoming one of the best blindside blockers in the entire league. Armstead consistently keeps Drew Brees' backside clean and road grades for a dominant Saints run game. Pro Football Focus rates Armstead their top offensive tackle through 10 weeks.
Just one example:
Injuries have been the only thing keeping Armstead from reaching the national level of recognition he deserves. The left tackle has never played a full 16-game slate in his six-year career.
Here are the other injuries we're monitoring Wednesday:
- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye is expected to be limited in his first practice back from a calf injury.
- Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said running back D'Onta Foreman will practice Wednesday as the team opens its 21-day window. Foreman has been on the mend with a torn Achilles, which he suffered last November.
- The Seattle Seahawks are listing linebacker K.J. Wright (knee) as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Wright didn't practice Tuesday, and he exited Sunday's game early. Safety Delano Hill (quad), safety Mo Alexander (elbow), cornerback Neiko Thorpe (groin) and defensive end Dion Jordan (knee) are questionable.