The Chicago Bears started off Week 5 of the NFL season with a commanding 40-20 victory over the Washington Commanders on ‘Thursday Night Football.’ Prior to the game, Bears general manager Ryan Poles announced that wide receiver Chase Claypool would not be playing for the team anymore. As expected, Claypool has now become a member of the Miami Dolphins following a trade on Friday.
Week 5 brings us another thrilling game in London, where the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills will face off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This game also marks the highly anticipated return of Von Miller to the field. Miller stated during the week that there is a 94.5 percent chance of him making his season debut in London. Having recovered from a torn ACL suffered last November, Miller is eager to join his team once again.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams are expecting the return of wide receiver Cooper Kupp as they prepare to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Kupp has been sidelined with a hamstring injury this season, but he made his return to practice on Thursday, indicating that he is ready to contribute to the team’s success.
The Indianapolis Colts have a decision to make regarding the availability of running back Jonathan Taylor. After a week of full participation in practice, Taylor is listed as questionable.
The Colts will wait until Saturday to determine his availability, as they want to assess how he feels. Taylor spent the first four weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list due to an ankle injury and a contract dispute with the Colts.
Here is a roundup of the Week 5 inactives for various teams. The Jaguars have added offensive lineman Cam Robinson to the active roster.
The Bills will be without cornerback Tre’Davious White, while Von Miller’s status remains questionable. The Saints will miss tight end Juwan Johnson and safety Lonnie Johnson. The Patriots’ cornerback Christian Gonzalez and running back Rhamondre Stevenson are both listed as questionable.
The Ravens will have linebacker Odafe Oweh and safety Daryl Worley inactive. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is also questionable, along with cornerback Marlon Humphrey, offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, and offensive lineman Morgan Moses. Steelers’ players Pat Freiermuth and Alex Highsmith are listed as questionable, while the Texans’ offensive tackle Tytus Howard’s return from injury has been activated.
The Falcons and the Giants have no reported injuries for Week 5. The Dolphins will be without offensive lineman Robert Jones and cornerback Nik Needham.
Panthers tight end Stephen Sullivan and safety Xavier Woods are both dealing with injuries, while the Lions’ wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown is doubtful. The Titans’ wide receiver Treylon Burks and linebacker Luke Gifford are both out due to injuries.
The Colts’ defensive end Kwity Paye and linebacker Shaquille Leonard are both dealing with injuries. The Bengals will miss linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither and wide receiver Tee Higgins, while defensive end Trey Hendrickson’s status remains questionable.
The Cardinals’ defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter and cornerback Garrett Williams are both dealing with injuries.
The Eagles will be without defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and safety Sydney Brown, while the Rams’ offensive tackle Joe Noteboom is dealing with a groin injury.
The Chiefs’ wide receiver Kadarius Toney and defensive tackle Chris Jones are both listed as questionable. The Vikings’ safety Lewis Cline and defensive end Marcus Davenport are both dealing with hamstring injuries.
For the Jets, cornerback DJ Reed and cornerback Brandin Echols are both dealing with injuries. The Broncos will be without linebacker Baron Browning, and running back Javonte Williams’ status is questionable. The Cowboys’ tight end Peyton Hendershot is dealing with an ankle injury. The 49ers’ running back Elijah Mitchell is out with a knee injury.
The Packers’ cornerback Jaire Alexander and running back Aaron Jones are both limited due to injuries, while wide receiver Christian Watson is also limited with a hamstring injury.
The Raiders’ wide receiver Davante Adams did not practice due to a shoulder injury, and defensive end Maxx Crosby is limited with a knee injury. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been cleared in concussion protocol and is expected to play for the Raiders in Week 5.