Detroit’s Kenny Golladay and Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin are a couple of noteworthy receivers returning to action in Sunday’s late games.
Golladay, who had an NFL-leading 11 touchdown catches last season, will be making his 2020 debut at Arizona after missing the Lions’ first two games with a hamstring injury. Godwin is on the Buccaneers’ active list at Denver after sitting out last week’s game with a concussion.
The Bucs-Broncos game also will feature Broncos rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy, who had been listed as questionable because of bruised ribs. Jeudy is active for the Bucs game as Denver quarterback Jeff Driskel makes his first start while Drew Lock recovers from a shoulder injury.
Driskel will need Jeudy, as the Broncos lost Pro Bowl receiver Courtland Sutton to a torn anterior cruciate ligament last week at Pittsburgh.
Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (turf toe) is missing his second straight game. He looked good at practice during the week, but the Broncos might be saving him for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets after a short turnaround.
In other notable injury news involving the late afternoon games, both players involved in an offseason trade of offensive linemen between the Carolina Panthers and Los Angeles Chargers won’t be available for the matchup.
The Chargers traded offensive tackle Russell Okung to Carolina for guard Trai Turner back in March. Both men have groin injuries that will prevent them from playing.
The Chargers will be without three starters — defensive end Melvin Ingram (knee), defensive tackle Justin Jones (shoulder) and quarterback Tyrod Taylor (chest/ribs). Justin Herbert will make his second NFL start, but has had a week to prepare.
The Seattle Seahawks will be without starting cornerback Quinton Dunbar for their game with the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas will be without left tackle Tyron Smith for a second straight week.
Dunbar is likely to be replaced by Tre Flowers. Dunbar popped up with a knee injury on the injury report this week and was listed as questionable going into the game. Seattle did have defensive end Benson Mayowa active after he was also listed as questionable with a groin injury.
Smith missed his second straight game with a neck injury. Brandon Knight is expected to start his second straight game in place of Smith.
CAROLINA AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Panthers: QB P.J. Walker, RB Trenton Cannon, DE Sharif Miller, LG Dennis Daley, LT Russell Okung, DT Kawann Short.
Chargers: QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jason Moore, RB Justin Jackson, LB Nick Vigil, OG Trai Turner, OT Storm Norton, TE Donald Parham Jr.
DETROIT AT ARIZONA
Lions: CB Desmond Trufant, RB Ty Johnson, S C.J. Moore, OL Logan Stenberg, TE Hunter Bryant.
Cardinals: QB Brett Hundley, WR Christian Kirk, RB Eno Benjamin, OL Mason Cole, OL Josh Miles, DL Leki Fotu.
TAMPA BAY AT DENVER
Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, WR Justin Watson, RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, OLB Cam Gill, G Aaron Stinnie, DL Khalil Davis.
Broncos: QB Drew Lock (shoulder), QB Blake Bortles, CB Davontae Harris, RB Phillip Lindsay, G Netane Muti, TE Nick Vannett, TE Albert Okwuegbunam.
NEW YORK JETS AT INDIANAPOLIS
Jets: WR Jamison Crowder, WR Breshad Perriman, RT George Fant, S Ashtyn Davis, QB Joe Flacco, QB James Morgan, CB Quincy Wilson
Colts: QB Jacob Eason, CB Rock Ya-Sin, DT Eli Ankou, WR Dezmon Patmon
DALLAS AT SEATTLE
Cowboys: QB Ben DiNucci, CB Reggie Robinson, LB Rashad Smith, OL Alex Light, T Tyron Smith, DT Neville Gallimore.
Seahawks: CB Quinton Dunbar, CB Neiko Thorpe, S Lano Hill, G/C Kyle Fuller, T Cedric Ogbuehi, TE Luke Willson.
CHICAGO AT ATLANTA
Bears: CB Duke Shelley, OG Arlington Hambright, NT Daniel McCullers, WR RIley Ridley, OLB Trevis Gipson
Falcons: WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Terrell, CB Kendall Sheffield, S Ricardo Allen, LB Foye Oluokun, OT Kaleb McGary, DT Deadrin Senat, DE Takk McKinley
CINCINNATI AT PHILADELPHIA
Bengals: DT Geno Atkins, DT Andrew Brown, LB Markus Bailey, HB Trayveon Williams, WR John Ross, K Austin Seibert.
Eagles: WR Jalen Reagor, LG Isaac Seumalo, WR Alshon Jeffery, RB Jason Huntley, QB Nate Sudfeld, S Rudy Ford, G Jamon Brown, DE Casey Toohill.
WASHINGTON AT CLEVELAND
Washington: QB Alex Smith, CB Danny Johnson, RB Bryce Love, LB Cole Holcomb, T David Sharpe, Saahdiq Charles, DE James Smith-Williams.
Browns: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, CB Greedy Williams, LB Jacob Phillips, Olivier Vernon, Evan Brown and WR Rashard Higgins.
LAS VEGAS AT NEW ENGLAND
Raiders: WR Henry Ruggs III, RT Trent Brown, LB Nick Kwiatkoski, CB Amik Robertson, T Sam Young, DT Kendal Vickers, DB Madre Harper.
Patriots: RB James White, T Korey Cunningham, QB Jarrett Stidham, TE Dalton Keene, LB Anfernee Jennings, DB Myles Bryant.
SAN FRANCISCO AT NEW YORK GIANTS
49ers: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, CB Ahkello Witherspoon, RB Raheem Mostert, DE Dee Ford, LB Dre Greenlaw, T Tom Compton, TE George Kittle.
Giants: DB Brandon Williams, DB Adrian Colbert, LB TJ Brunson, T Jackson Barton, TE Eric Tomlinson, DL RJ McIntosh
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT BUFFALO
Rams: RB Cam Akers, OL Brian Allen, WR Trishton Jackson, TE Brycen Hopkins, DL Eric Banks.
Bills: RB Zack Moss, LB Del’Shawn Phillips, TE Dawson Knox, DE Darryl Johnson, OL Ike Boettger, QB Jake Fromm.
HOUSTON AT PITTSBURGH
Texans: RB Duke Johnson, LB Peter Kalambayi, OLB Jonathan Greenard, CB Cornell Armstrong, OT Charlie Heck, DT Ross Blacklock
Steelers: QB Josh Dobbs, LB Ulysees Gilbert, OL Derwin Gray, DL Carlos Davis, TE Zach Gentry.
TENNESSEE AT MINNESOTA
Titans: WR A.J. Brown, CB Chris Jackson OLB Derick Roberson, C Aaron Brewer, TE Geoff Swaim, DT Matt Dickerson
Vikings: WR Tajaé Sharpe, WR K.J. Osborn, CB Mike Hughes, CB Cameron Dantzler, DE Eddie Yarbrough, OT Oli Udoh, DT James Lynch
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