49ers tight end Vernon Davis missed Week 3 with knee and ankle injuries, and he added another malady to the list Sunday. Click onward for the latest on Davis and the rest of the key players who left games this week.
Joique Bell, RB, Lions
Bell left Detroit’s win over the Jets with a head injury. The Detroit Free Press reported that Bell suffered a concussion and that the Lions did not make him available after the game. Bell entered the game as Detroit’s leading rusher with 40 carries for 120 yards and added eight carries for 32 yards Sunday.
Justin Blalock, G, Falcons
Blalock left Sunday’s loss to the Vikings with a back injury. He was the first of three Falcons starting offensive linemen to leave the game. Tackle Lamar Holmes (left foot) and center Joe Hawley (right leg) later joined him. Blalock has started 114 straight games.
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Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Vikings
Making his first NFL start, Bridgewater looked like the Vikings’ long-sought answer to their quarterback problems before leaving Minnesota’s win against the Falcons with an ankle injury. Bridgewater, the 32nd overall pick in last May’s draft, completed 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards and ran for a score. Like last week with Matt Cassel, Minnesota’s previous starter, Bridgewater left the field on a cart. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Bridgewater was feeling "a lot better" the day after the injury. The rookie had an MRI after the game, and the test showed no major damage.
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Derek Carr, QB, Raiders
Carr, a rookie making his fourth NFL start, left in the third quarter of the Raiders’ loss to Miami with what he later told reporters is a high ankle sprain and a sprained MCL. Carr is 0-4 as a starter but has completed 63.2 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and four interceptions.
Bruce Carter, LB Cowboys
Multiple reports indicate Carter strained his right quad during Dallas’ win against the Saints and that he will have an MRI on Monday. Carter is in his fourth season as a pro and third as a starter.
Morris Claiborne, CB, Cowboys
Claiborne will have season-ending surgery after tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee during Dallas' win over the Saints. Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that Claiborne will have surgery in the next couple of days and be put on injured reserve. Last week, Claiborne did not attend Tuesday practice after losing his starting job, and now the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft is out for the season.
Anthony Davis, OT, 49ers
Davis, who sat out the exhibition season after offseason shoulder surgery and missed the first three regular-season games with a hamstring injury, went down on the final play of the first quarter of San Francisco’s win over the Eagles when quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a sack into the back of Davis' left knee.
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Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers
Davis, who missed Week 3 with ankle and knee injuries, left the third quarter of the 49ers’ Week 4 win against the Eagles with a back problem. X-rays were negative, but he was experiencing spasms after the game. Davis has only nine catches for 91 yards this season after catching 52 passes for 850 yards in 2013.
Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers
The seventh overall pick in May’s draft, Evans left Tampa Bay’s win against Pittsburgh with a groin injury. Evans, off to a strong start with 17 catches for 203 yards, is expected to be out 2-3 weeks, according to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo. Tampa Bay has two more games before its bye week.
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Dashon Goldson, S, Buccaneers
Goldson, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, left Sunday’s win against the Steelers with an ankle injury. The Tampa Bay Times reported that Goldson was wearing a walking boot in the locker room after the game.
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Dwayne Gratz, CB, Jaguars
Gratz sustained a concussion midway through the second quarter of the Jaguars’ loss to San Diego. He was down for several minutes before walking off the field under his own power. Gratz, who had started all four games for Jacksonville this season after starting eight as a rookie in 2013, was taken straight to the locker room.
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Joe Hawley, C, Falcons
Hawley left Atlanta’s loss to the Vikings on a cart, and ESPN reported that he later left the stadium on crutches with a brace on his right leg. He was one of three Falcons offensive linemen to depart Atlanta’s loss to the Vikings with an injury.
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Lamar Holmes, OT, Falcons
Holmes was one of three Falcons offensive linemen who left Sunday’s loss to the Vikings with an injury. The situation became so dire that tight end Levine Toilolo ended up playing right tackle in the fourth quarter. ESPN reported that Holmes, who started 15 games last season and the first three of this season, left the stadium on crutches with his left foot in a walking boot.
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Jarvis Jenkins, DE, Redskins
Jenkins left Thursday’s loss to the Giants with bruised ribs, but X-rays were negative, and coach Jay Gruden on Friday called him day-to-day.
Kaluka Maiava, LB, Raiders
Maiava, starting in place of Sio Moore, left with a hamstring injury in the first series of the Raiders’ loss to Miami. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill riddled an Oakland defense thin on linebackers with short passes, completing 23 of 31 for 278 yards.
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William Moore, S, Falcons
Moore, a Pro Bowl selection in 2012, left Atlanta’s loss to the Vikings with a shoulder injury, and ESPN reported that one teammate was speculating after the game that Moore may miss the rest of the season.
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David Nelson, WR, Jets
Nelson left the Jets’ loss to Detroit with an ankle injury, and ESPN reported that X-Rays were negative but that he was walking with a pronounced limp after the game. Nelson has six catches for 45 yards this season. The Jets signed two backup receivers Monday, an indication Nelson's injury may keep him sidelined for a bit.
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Niles Paul, TE, Redskins
Paul left the first half of Thursday’s loss to the Giants after a helmet-to-helmet hit at the end of a 28-yard catch. The fourth-year pro leads the Redskins with 313 receiving yards on 21 catches but will have to go through the NFL-mandated concussion protocol to determine whether he can return for Washington’s Week 5 Monday night game against Seattle.
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Calvin Pryor, S, Jets
Pryor left New York’s loss to the Lions with a thigh contusion, and coach Rex Ryan told reporters Monday that the 18th overall pick in last May’s draft would be fine.
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Cecil Shorts, WR, Jaguars
The Jaguars don't expect to have Shorts available Sunday against Pittsburgh. Coach Gus Bradley all but ruled Shorts out Monday, a day after the fourth-year pro tweaked a muscle near his left hamstring in a loss at San Diego. Shorts missed the first two games of the season with a strained left hamstring. He started the last two, catching seven passes for 60 yards and a touchdown. Although Shorts led the Jaguars (0-4) in receiving the past two seasons, he has missed 13 games in four seasons because of various injuries.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
The Panthers were already without leading rusher Jonathan Stewart (knee), when Williams left in the second quarter of Carolina’s loss to Baltimore with an ankle injury. Stewart and Williams had just 88 and 72 rushing yards, respectively, entering the game, and Williams tacked on 34 more – on 11 carries – before leaving. If Williams, who sat out Weeks 2 and 3 with a hamstring injury, misses Sunday's game against the Bears -- and coach Ron Rivera said Monday that he's doubtful -- an already lackluster Carolina running game could again be left in the hands of practice squad players. The Panthers also are without their top two fullbacks after losing Richie Brockel to an ankle injury in the first quarter.
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Kyle Williams, DT, Bills
A 31-year-old three-time Pro Bowler, Williams injured his knee during the Bills’ loss to the Texans and reportedly wasn’t in the locker room after the game. The anchor of the Buffalo defense hasn’t missed a game since 2011 and has played in all 16 games in six of his first eight seasons.
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Trent Williams, OT, Redskins
Williams, a Pro Bowl selection each of the past two seasons, left in the second half of Thursday’s loss to the Giants and was thought to need an MRI on Friday, but by Friday coach Jay Gruden told reporters that an MRI was not needed, that the knee was stable and that Williams is not expected to miss Washington’s Week 5 Monday night game against Seattle.
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Shareece Wright, CB, Chargers
Wright left in the second quarter of San Diego’s win over the Jaguars with a right knee injury. The San Diego Union-Tribune is citing a source that says Wright may have sprained his MCL and that he will undergo an MRI on Monday.