Thursday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 2

Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is still down. Will he be out for Sunday's game against the Panthers?

The Pro Bowler is not practicing Thursday and remains in the concussion protocol. Godwin has been sidelined all week after taking a hit to the helmet versus the Saints. He led Tampa Bay with six receptions for 79 yards in the Week 1 loss.

Three days before the Bucs return to the playing field, Godwin's availability for Week 2 doesn't appear promising. The team had to prepare last week without fellow star wideout Mike Evans, who said he's feeling better. Offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich acknowledged to reporters that with Godwin out of practice, the game plan is being adjusted accordingly.

"It does some just because of who he is," Leftwich said. "Just like it was last week with Mike. Because of who they are it changes a lot."

Fellow Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) and offensive tackle Donovan Smith (knee) were each limited.

Here are the other news, injuries and transactions we're tracking Thursday:

  • Cleveland Browns DE Adrian Clayborn sustained a hip injury in the second quarter of Thursday night's game and was later ruled out at the start of the second half.
  • Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah was carted off the field midway through the fourth quarter with an apparent lower leg injury. The team later announced that Uzomah would not return after suffering a right Achilles injury.
  • New York Jets coach Adam Gase said wide receiver Jamison Crowder will not practice after injuring his hamstring Wednesday. The veteran is being evaluated and his status for Sunday's game against the 49ers is up in the air. Gase said rookie running back La'Mical Perine (ankle) will return as a limited participant Thursday. Offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (knee) was a full participant after being limited on Wednesday.
  • Wide receiver Russell Shepard announced via Instagram he's retiring from the NFL after seven seasons. Also a special teams ace, he collected 60 catches and 45 tackles for the Giants, Panthers and Buccaneers. The 30-year-old turned down an offer to play just a few weeks ago, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • Former Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson is currently visiting the Panthers, per the wire, while ex-Jets center Jonotthan Harrison is visiting the Bills.
  • Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) is participating in individual drills for the second consecutive day. Linebacker Elandon Roberts is in the concussion protocol.
  • Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson, who's been battling an ankle injury, told reporters Thursday he's "ready to go." Johnson was limited in practice after being a full participant Wednesday. Running back Miles Sanders (hamstring), who missed the opener against Washington, practiced fully on Thursday. Also, left tackle Jason Peters (ankle) was a full participant after being limited the previous day.
  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice. Defensive end Aldon Smith (tooth) and offensive tackle Tyron Smith (neck) did not practice.
  • Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia told reporters he's seen progress from wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) but he will not practice Thursday. Neither will defensive lineman Nick Williams (shoulder). Cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring) remains out, while offensive tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot) continues working on the side. Rookie first-round cornerback Jeff Okudah (hamstring) practice fully for the second straight day.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Josh Allen (calf) returned to practice Thursday in a limited capacity.
  • Arizona Cardinals tight end tight end Maxx Williams (ankle) did not practice against and offensive lineman Josh Jones (ankle) remained limited. Safety Jalen Thompson, who injured his ankle in Week 1 versus the 49ers, was placed on injured reserve. The team also signed safety Curtis Riley from the Steelers' practice squad.
  • Cleveland Browns wideout Jarvis Landry, who's listed as questionable with a hip injury, is expected to play Thursday against the Bengals, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The Pro Bowler sat out Tuesday's practice and was limited Wednesday as a precaution. Cleveland waived offensive tackle Alex Taylor on Thursday.
  • New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) hasn't been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Raiders, but would not comment any further on his status. Pelissero and Rapoport reported Tuesday that Thomas, after initially planning to play through his injury, is expected to miss several weeks. Thomas did not practice on Thursday.
  • Vikings right guard Pat Elflein landed on injured reserve after suffering a thumb injury in practice today, Pelissero reported, per a source. He's eligible to return in three weeks, though the exact timetable is unclear, Pelissero added.
  • Carolina Panthers defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (concussion) did not practice. Coach Matt Rhule said he got hit in the eye during a one-on-one pass rushing drill yesterday and then concussion symptoms manifested so he was placed in the protocol. Defensive tackle Kawann Short (foot) was limited.
  • Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio told reporters wide receiver Courtland Sutton, who sat out the opener, made it through Wednesday's practice fine but remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is still sidelined. Fangio said offensive tackle Garett Bolles, who was limited Wednesday, has "got a little issue with his elbow that he's working through."
  • Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (foot) returned to practice Thursday and was full-go. Linebackers Tremaine Edmunds (shoulder) remained limited while linebacker Matt Milano (hamstring) remained out.
  • Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) and cornerbacks Xavien Howard (knee) and Byron Jones (Achillles) were again limited in practice. Linebacker Elandon Roberts is still in concussion protocol.
  • Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (knee) did not practice after being limited Wednesday. Offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (illness) was also out and wide receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) was limited. Pass rusher Vic Beasley (knee), who was inactive for Monday's opener, was a full participant.
  • Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad), running back Duke Johnson (ankle) and defensive end J.J. Watt (hip) all remained limited in practice.
  • Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everrett (back) was a limited participant in practice. He did not practice Wednesday.
  • Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) was limited for the second consecutive day. Center Alex Mack (not injury related), defensive end Charles Harris (ankle) and cornerback Kendall Sheffield (foot) did not practice.
  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith (hip) and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (hip) were limited.
  • Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston (calf) did not practice Thursday and rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (toe) was limited. Safety Malik Hooker (illness) returned to practice, wide receiver Zach Pascal (ankle) was limited and tight end Jack Doyle (ankle/knee) remained out.
  • The Chicago Bears waived tight end Eric Saubert on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (illness) did not practice, and linebackers Khalil Mack (knee) and Robert Quinn (ankle) were limited for a second consecutive day.
  • The Washington Football Team waived defensive end Ryan Bee on Thursday.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers had a host of players return as full participants on Thursday: RB James Conner (ankle), WR Diontae Johnson (toe), C Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee), DE Stephon Tuitt (achilles) and T Alejandro Villanueva (illness).
  • For the Green Bay Packers, defensive tackle Kenny Clark (groin), tight end Josiah Deguara (shin, ankle), tight end Marcedes Lewis (not injury related), linebacker Randy Ramsey (groin), wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (knee) and guard Lane Taylor (knee) were non-participants Wednesday.
  • Defensive end Alex Okafor (hamstring), defensive tackle Khalen Saunders (elbow) and cornerback Charvarius Ward (hand) did not practice for the Chiefs.
  • Among those who did not participate for the Raiders in practice on Thursday were offensive tackle Trenton Brown (calf) and receiver Henry Ruggs (knee).
  • New York Giants receiver Golden Tate was limited in practice for a second day with a hamstring injury.
  • San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle missed another day of practice as he continues to recover from a knee strain. Defensive end Dee Ford (neck) also missed practice. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion) was a limited participant in practice after sitting out Wednesday, and receiver Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) was a full participant.

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