NFL inactives tracker Week 9: Justin Fields, Matthew Stafford will sit, Deshaun Watson makes his return

Justin Fields is inactive for the third-straight game. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Justin Fields is inactive for the third-straight game. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Kenny Pickett and the Pittsburgh Steelers worked out a few offensive kinks during their 20-16 win over the Tennessee Titans on "Thursday Night Football" to kick off Week 9.

There were a pair of notable injuries during the game. Steelers linebacker Cole Holcomb suffered a serious knee injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season. The 27-year-old spent Thursday night in the hospital due to precaution and was discharged on Friday morning, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. While he won't return this year, he is reportedly expected to make a full recovery.

Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks had to be placed on a stretcher and carted off after landing hard out of bounds. He was seen walking out of the locker room on his own power after the game.

Moving to this weekend's games, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was a full participant in practice Friday and head coach Kevin Stefanski said he will start Sunday vs. the Cardinals. Watson has played once since Week 3 and admitted he "jumped the gun" in returning from a shoulder injury early to face the Indianapolis Colts two weeks ago.

On the other side, the Cardinals are going with rookie QB Clayton Tune as Kyler Murray is not yet ready to return from his torn ACL last year.

Here is the rest of the Week 9 injury report.


  • WR Robbie Chosen

  • QB Skylar Thompson

  • CB Kelvin Joseph

  • S Brandon Jones

  • OL Robert Hunt


  • RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

  • DE BJ Thompson

  • OL Mike Caliendo

  • DT Neil Farrell

  • DE Malik Herring


  • QB Matthew Stafford

  • RB Myles Gaskin

  • LB Ernest Jones

  • OL Zach Thomas

  • OL Rob Havenstein

  • DE Earnest Brown IV


  • LB Quay Walker

  • S Rudy Ford

  • LB Brenton Cox Jr.

  • T Caleb Jones

  • WR Samori Toure


  • CB Kei'Trel Clark

  • WR Michael Wilson (shoulder)

  • S Qwuantrezz Knight

  • RB Emari Demercado (toe)

  • LB Jesse Luketa

  • G Trystan Colon (calf)

  • TE Blake Whiteheart


  • CB Greg Newsome II

  • QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson

  • WR David Bell

  • DT Siaki Ika

  • T Leroy Watson

  • DE Alex Wright


  • G Matt Feiler

  • DL Logan Hall

  • RB Sean Tucker

  • OLB Markees Watts

  • TE David Wells

  • QB John Wolford


  • G Nick Broeker

  • TE Brevin Jordan

  • QB Case Keenum

  • RB Dameon Pierce

  • DT Sheldon Rankins

  • WR Robert Woods


  • DL Dominque Robinson

  • QB Justin Fields

  • S Jaquan Brisker

  • G Nate Davis

  • LB Tremaine Edmunds

  • CB Terell Smith


  • TE Jimmy Graham

  • QB Jake Haener

  • WR Keith Kirkwood

  • DE Kyle Phillips

  • G Nick Saldiveri

  • LB Ty Summers


  • LB Devin Bush

  • CB Kyu Blu Kelly

  • T McClendon Curtis

  • G Anthony Bradford

  • T Raiqwon O'Neal

  • DE Myles Adams


  • T Morgan Moses

  • FS Marcus Williams

  • CB Rock Ya-Sin

  • CB Jalyn Armour-Davis

  • G Sala Aumavae-Laulu

  • QB Josh Johnson


  • WR Curtis Samuel

  • CB Tariq Castro-Fields

  • C Ricky Stromberg

  • T Alex Akingbulu

  • C Nolan Laufenberg

  • TE Curtis Hodges

  • WR Mitchell Tinsley


  • WR DeVante Parker

  • CB Alex Austin

  • DE Sam Roberts

  • T Trent Brown

  • WR Kayshon Boutte

  • QB Will Grier


  • S Lewis Cine

  • RB Kene Nwangwu

  • LB Brian Asamoah II

  • TE Nick Muse

  • T Christian Darrisaw

  • WR Jalen Nailor

  • DL Dean Lowry


  • WR Drake London

  • QB Logan Woodside

  • S DeMarcco Hellams

  • FB Keith Smith

  • OL Jovaughn Gwyn

  • DL Travis Bell

  • DL Joe Gaziano


  • T Braden Smith

  • CB Julius Brents

  • LB Zaire Franklin

  • C Jack Anderson

  • TE Will Mallory

  • CB Ameer Speed


  • WR Laviska Shenault

  • S Vonn Bell

  • CB David Long Jr.

  • OT Ricky Lee

  • OG Brett Toth

  • OG Nash Jensen


  • QB Trey Lance

  • CB Noah Igbinoghene

  • CB Eric Scott

  • RB Deuce Vaughn

  • WR Jalen Brooks

  • DL Villiami Fehoko.


  • DE Derek Barnett

  • TE Grant Calcaterra

  • QB Tanner McKee

  • DT Moro Ojomo

  • CB Bradley Roby

  • RB Boston Scott


  • K Cade York

  • S Gervarrius Owens

  • OL Sean Harlow

  • T Joshua Miles

  • DL Jordon Riley

  • RB Jashaun Corbin


  • LB Divine Deablo

  • QB Brian Hoyer

  • FB Jakob Johnson

  • LB Luke Masterson

  • T Thayer Munford Jr.

  • DT Byron Young

  • DE Isaac Rochell


  • LB A.J. Klein (back): out

  • LB Baylon Spector (hamstring): out


  • G Max Scharping (knee): questionable

  • LB Akeem Davis-Gaither (knee): questionable

  • RB Joe Mixon (chest): questionable

  • DT Josh Tupou (shoulder): out


  • DT Morgan Fox (oblique): questionable

  • LB Eric Kendricks (ribs): questionable

  • LB Kenneth Murray Jr. (shoulder): questionable

  • WR Jalen Guyton (knee): questionable

  • DL Otito Ogbonnia (knee): questionable

  • DT Sebastian Joseph-Day (illness): questionable

  • WR Josh Palmer (knee): out


  • WR Allen Lazard (knee): questionable

  • S Adrian Amos (ankle): questionable

  • LB Chazz Surratt (ankle): out

  • OL Duane Brown (hip): out