NFL injury report: Falcons rule out TE Kyle Pitts ahead of Week 5

With one ugly Week 5 game in the books, the NFL world sets its sights on a bigger – and hopefully better – slate of games on Sunday. And with that come injury updates, some of which are already clear and significant while others are uncertain or less important.

Here's a quick roundup of what we know already:

Falcons injuries: TE Kyle Pitts ruled out

Kyle Pitts will officially miss his first game in his NFL career after he missed three consecutive practices this week with a hamstring injury. The second-year tight end has been a bit of a disappointment this season with just 10 receptions for 150 yards and no touchdowns through the first four games of the year. The Falcons offense is still averaging 25.8 points per game – eighth in the NFL – despite the lack of production from the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 draft.

Saints injuries: QB Andy Dalton to start instead of Jameis Winston

After not practicing all week with a lingering back injury, Jameis Winston was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Seahawks on Friday afternoon. Even if he's cleared to play somehow between now and game time, he won't start for the Saints.

New Orleans head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Friday that backup Andy Dalton will start instead of Winston. Dalton went 20-of-28 for 236 yards and one touchdown last week in their loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

Ravens injuries: Rashod Bateman out for SNF

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman was ruled out for Sunday night's battle against Bengals on Friday with his foot injury. Bateman had missed the last several days of practice with the injury.

Bateman had 17 receiving yards on three catches last week against the Bills, his lowest output of the season, though he barely played in the second half and left the game in a walking boot.

The team also ruled out guard Ben Cleveland with a foot injury, running back Justice Hill with a hamstring injury and linebacker Justin Houston with a groin injury.

Giants injuries: 3 WRs out, DE Leonard Williams questionable, Daniel Jones in

The Giants will once again trot out a depleted receiver corps this week, this time in London against the Green Bay Packers. Kadarius Toney injured his other hamstring while he recovered from a different hamstring injury and will miss the game, while Kenny Golladay and rookie Wan'Dale Robinson were both ruled out with knee injuries.

A bigger issue for the Giants is their defensive front, which will be without pass rusher Azeez Ojulari (calf) and could be without defensive end Leonard Williams, who is questionable with a knee injury.

Quarterback Daniel Jones, who missed some snaps last week and during practice with an ankle injury, received no injury designation.

Commanders injuries: WR Jahan Dotson ruled out

First-round rookie wideout Jahan Dotson will miss Week 5 after suffering a hamstring injury against the Cowboys in Week 4, the team announced. Fellow receiver Curtis Samuel returned to practice and will play, while tight end Logan Thomas is questionable with a calf injury.

Kyle Pitts will miss Week 5 with a hamstring injury. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Kyle Pitts will miss Week 5 with a hamstring injury. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)