The NFL regular season starts this week, but there are some star players who won’t be on the field when the games start.
Due to suspensions or injuries, some of the sport’s most recognizable names will be on the sidelines for the first week. Below is a list of the most notable players who have already been left out or likely to miss the start of the match. 2022 season.
Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins (6 matches)
Hopkins claimed that a positive PED test came when He had 0.1 percent of ostarine in his system. The suspension was suspended and he will miss the first six matches of the season. This is a huge blow to the Cardinals’ offense.
Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson (11 games)
Watson’s condition for the season has been a talking point all season. He was accused of sexual misconduct by several women, but the Cleveland Browns still traded in his favour and signed him to a fully guaranteed $230 million deal. Six games were suspended by an arbitrator, the NFL appealed, and both sides agreed to an 11-game ban. When he comes back, it’s going to be one of the biggest stories in the NFL, and the league won’t want to focus on it.
Free Agent WR Odell Beckham
Beckham tore up the AFC Champions League in the Super Bowl, which is why he remains unsigned. The expectation is that Beckham will re-sign with the Los Angeles Rams when he’s healthy, but at this point there could be several teams hoping to add an impact receiver.
Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold
Darnold was on his way to supporting Baker Mayfield, then an ankle injury put him on the shelf for 4-6 weeks. He will be on the injured reserve to start the season.
Baltimore Ravens RB Joss Edwards
Edwards has been slow to recover from his ACL tear, so he will start the season on the PUP roster. The Ravens haven’t definitively said if RB JK Dobbins will be ready for week one.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Goodwin
Godwin could play in the first week, but there are some questions about how long it will take for him to be 100% out of his ACL tear last December.
Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup
Gallup will likely miss at least the first week due to the ruptured ACL he suffered late last season. The Cowboys need to bring it back, as they are somewhat skinnier in the receiver after a CeeDee Lamb.
Los Angeles CBGC Jackson Chargers
Jackson, a huge free agent signed off the season, had ankle surgery last month. However, he has not yet been left out of the season opener.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Ryan Jensen
Jensen will miss the start of the season after sustaining a knee injury at training camp, although the Buccaneers have not ruled out a return to their Pro Bowl position late in the season.
Indianapolis Colts LP Shaquille Leonard
Leonard, one of the best linebackers in the NFL, has had back surgery. The Colts have yet to say if he will be in the season’s opening squad.
Houston Texans WR John Mitchie III
in july, Michi said he was diagnosed with leukemia. The second-round pick in the 2022 draft is likely to miss the season.
New Orleans Saints OT Trevor Benning
Penning, a first-round pick, was expected to start from week one in the Saints game. However, he has undergone foot surgery and is now expected to remain abroad until at least November.
Washington Leaders RB Brian Robinson Jr.
Robinson looked like a fresh start for Washington stepping back as a novice. Then he was shot in the lower part of his body during an attempted robbery. He could return this season but no timetable has been announced.
Dallas Cowboys OT Tyrone Smith
The Cowboys suffered a huge loss when Smith fractured his knee late last month. An eight-time Pro Bowl tackle will miss most or all of the season.
New England Patriots WR Tiquan Thornton
Thornton, a second-round pick, was scheduled to assist the New England attack but would start the season as a spare after injuring his collarbone.
Seattle Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III
Walker, a second-round pick, underwent surgery for a hernia in August. That has put his status for the first week into question.
Buffalo Bills CB Tredivos White
White will start the season on the PUP roster. The top Bills are still recovering from a rupture in the AFC Champions League last season.
Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams
The Lions picked Williams in the first round, knowing he would likely miss the start of the season. He tore the ACL in a national championship game with Alabama. The season will start on the Non-Football Injury List (NFI).
New York Jets QP Zach Wilson
Wilson could play in the season opener if his knee, which he injured in his first pre-season game, responds well in practice. But Gates will likely be wary of him after he underwent laparoscopic surgery.
Leaders of Washington D. Chase Young
Young’s second season ended abruptly due to a ruptured ACL. The second general selection for the 2020 draft will begin this season on the PUP roster.