Everson Griffen is in the concussion protocol as a result of an unusual occurrence.
The veteran edge rusher will not play Sunday due to a concussion sustained in a car accident Thursday morning. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Griffen swerved to avoid hitting a deer, resulting in the accident.
Griffen played 28 snaps (41.2 percent) in Minnesota's Week 1 overtime loss to Cincinnati and did not record a tackle. At 33 years old, the four-time Pro Bowler is a depth defender who will play a rotational role within Minnesota's defense. He'll be unavailable for a week following his off-field accident.
Joining Griffen on the sideline are linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), tackle Christian Darrisaw (groin) and cornerback Harrison Hand (hamstring). Linebacker Eric Kendricks (quadriceps) is questionable.
- The Cleveland Browns officially ruled out receiver Odell Beckham (knee) and tackle Chris Hubbard (triceps) against Houston. Browns tackle Jedrick Wills (ankle), center JC Tretter (knee) and cornerback Troy Hill (hamstring, foot) are among those questionable to play.
- New England Patriots kicker Quinn Nordin is expected to be placed on injured reserve with an abdomen injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Nordin is likely to be able to return this season, with November being a hopeful target return time from to be able to kick. Nick Folk is currently on the practice squad. The Patriots listed Nordin and linebacker Kyle Van Noy (throat) as out for Week 2; tight end Jonnu Smith (hip) and offensive tackle Trent Brown (calf) as questionable.
- The Los Angeles Chargers placed tackle Bryan Bulaga (groin/back) on injured reserve. cornerback Chris Harris (shoulder) was ruled out against Dallas, while defensive lineman Justin Jones (calf) is doubtful and safety Nasir Adderley (groin) is questionable.
- The Atlanta Falcons ruled out receiver Frank Darby (calf) against the Buccaneers.
- Dallas Cowboys tackle Ty Nsekhe was released from the hospital Friday after being hospitalized with heat-related exhaustion after Thursday's practice. He will not play against the Chargers. Safeties Damontae Kazee (thigh) and Donovan Wilson (groin) are questionable.
- Chicago Bears offensive lineman Larry Borom (ankle) won't play against Cincinnati. Nose tackle Eddie Goldman (knee) is doubtful, while left tackle Jason Peters (quad), linebacker Robert Quinn (back), receivers Marquise Goodwin (quad), Darnell Mooney (back) and Nsimba Webster (hamstring) are questionable.
- The Green Bay Packers are placing pass rusher Za'Darius Smith on injured reserve with a back injury. He is expected back this season.
- Buffalo Bills receiver Gabe Davis (ankle), defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (calf) and defensive end Efe Obada (calf) are questionable to play against Miami.
- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (knee) is doubtful to play against Philadelphia. Defensive linemen Arik Armstead (adductor) and Javon Kinlaw (knee) and linebacker Marcell Harris (oblique) are questionable; LB Dre Greenlaw (groin) is out.
- Denver Broncos pass rusher Bradley Chubb (ankle) is questionable to play against Jacksonville. Guard Graham Glasgow (illness) is doubtful.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (hamstring) is questionable to play against the Falcons. Defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) did not practice again but did not have an injury designation.
- Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod (knee) was ruled out against San Francisco, while cornerback Marcus Epps (concussion) is questionable.
- Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tre Herndon (knee) was ruled out against Denver.
- Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (knee, ankle) won't play against Pittsburgh. Guard Richie Incognito (calf), linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski (concussion) and quarterback Marcus Mariota (quadricep) are also out. Defensive end Carl Nassib (pectoral, toe) and Yannick Ngakoue (hamstring) are quesitonable.
- Houston Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown (ankle/shoulder) and linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (illness) are questionable to play against Cleveland. Deshaun Watson was ruled out again.
- The New York Jets listed receivers Jamison Crowder (groin) and Keelan Cole (knee), and offensive lineman Chuma Edoga (non-COVID illness) as questionable for Week 2.
- Indianapolis Colts cornerback Xavier Rhodes (calf) and offensive tackle Braden Smith (foot) are out for Week 2. Guard Quenton Nelson (foot/back), OT Eric Fisher (Achilles), defensive end Kwity Paye (hamstring), and receiver Michael Pittman (abdomen) and Parris Campbell (ankle) are questionable.
- Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle), receiver Marquise Brown (ankle), and cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey (back) and Jimmy Smith (ankle) are listed as questionable. Defensive end Derek Wolfe (back, hip) is out.
- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes (hamstring) and safety Ricardo Allen (hand, hamstring) are out.
- The New Orleans Saints listed linebacker Kwon Alexander (elbow), center Erik McCoy (calf) and defensive end Marcus Davenport (shoulder) as out. The team also placed Alexander and Davenport on injured reserve. Cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (hand) and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (knee) are questionable.
- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush (groin) and cornerback Joe Haden (groin) are questionable.
- The Arizona Cardinals listed linebacker Devon Kennard (hamstring) as out and offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (ribs) as questionable.
- Seattle Seahawks receiver D'Wayne Eskridge (concussion) and running back Rashaad Penny (calf) are doubtful for Week 2. Cornerback D.J. Reed (calf) is questionable.
- The Tennessee Titans listed cornerback Caleb Farley (shoulder) as out; linebacker Bud Dupree (knee) and tight end Anthony Firkser (knee) are questionable.
- The Los Angeles Chargers signed offensive lineman Michael Schofield.
- The Carolina Panthers signed veteran cornerback Rashaan Melvin, who'd been with the team throughout the offseason, to their practice squad.
- The Washington Football Team signed wide receivers Marken Michel and Dalton Schoen to the practice squad.
- The Tennessee Titans signed kicker Ryan Santoso to the practice squad.
- The New Orleans Saints re-signed linebacker Wynton McManis to the practice squad and signed fullback Alex Armah to the main roster from the practice squad.
- The Carolina Panthers released cornerback John Brannon from the practice squad.
- The Washington Football Team released offensive tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk.
- The Tennessee Titans release tackle Christian DiLauro from the practice squad.