49ers declared TEs Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) and Vance McDonald (knee) inactive for Week 3 against the Cardinals.
With the 49ers' top two tight ends out, third-year UDFA Derek Carrier can be fired up as a cheap daily option against a Cardinals defense that simply can't cover tight ends. Also inactive for the 49ers are WR Quinton Patton, CB Tramaine Brock, C Marcus Martin, RT Anthony Davis and DT Tank Carradine.
Andre Ellington (foot) is active for Week 3 against the 49ers.
Even at less than 100 percent, Ellington has been racking up touches and yards from scrimmage. He's good to go as an RB2. Inactive for the Cardinals are QB Carson Palmer, P Dave Zastudil, LB Victor Butler, LB Glenn Carson, LB Alex Okafor, DT Alameda Ta'amu and TE Rob Housler.
Dennis Pitta was carted off the field with a right hip injury in Sunday's game against the Browns.
The non-contact injury occurred on a swing pass to Pitta out of the backfield. He had three catches for 12 yards before exiting. While being carted away, Pitta was in a ton of pain. There would seem to be very little chance he returns today. It's worth noting Pitta fractured and dislocated his right hip last year.
Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch was forced from Detroit's Week 3 game against the Packers with a left-knee injury, and will not return.
Tulloch hurt his knee celebrating a sack. Yes, really. He headed to the locker room after a long examination on the sideline. Per FOX's Pam Oliver, Tulloch was "absolutely dejected" as he headed into the tunnel. He was spotted on the sideline in street clothes a short time later. Tahir Whitehead has taken over at middle linebacker for the Lions.
LeSean McCoy has been cleared to return to Sunday's game against the Redskins.
It's a pleasant surprise after McCoy appeared very dazed due to a helmet-to-helmet hit from Redskins CB David Amerson. McCoy had two carries for 10 yards and no catches when he went to the locker room.
G Chris Williams left the Bills' Week 3 game against the Chargers with a back injury.
Williams dealt with the back injury all week in practice. He is questionable to return. Kraig Urbik is playing in his place.
Rod Streater was forced from Sunday's Week 3 game against the Patriots with a foot injury.
His return is questionable. Streater was also dealing with a hip injury coming into the game. Andre Holmes and Denarius Moore will see an increase in targets.
Matt Cassel was forced from Minneosta's Week 3 game against the Saints with a left toe injury, and will not return.
First-round rookie Teddy Bridgewater is now in the game at quarterback. Cassel limped off the field after getting dragged down on a second-quarter scramble. He spent some time on the trainer's table before being carted to the locker room. He underwent X-rays, and was officially ruled out about 20 minutes later. Although he had yet to be sacked, Cassel was getting harassed before going down. He finishes 5-of-10 passing for 53 yards.