Erving has struggled at center this season and may be moved to right tackle as a result. He is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a shoulder injury. Erving's debut at another position on the offensive line may have to wait if he doesn't suit up on Sunday.
Coleman had successful surgery Monday to repair a fractured metacarpal in his right hand. The silver lining is that it's not the same bone he broke last season, and the Browns seemingly hope to get him back in November or December. A stint on injured reserve is all but assured, considering the team doesn't figure to be in a position where it makes any sense to rush Coleman back. In the meantime, the Browns figure to deploy Kenny Britt, Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis -- in some order -- as their top three wideouts. Britt was benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens, which allowed Sammie Coates to run with Higgins and Louis.
Primarily used as a slot receiver in the regular-season opener, Johnson returned to his usual role sharing backfield snaps with Isaiah Crowell. The loss of Corey Coleman (hand) could present Johnson with more opportunities from the slot, but the Browns will probably want to keep him in the backfield for most passing downs. Johnson's role is worth keeping an eye on Week 3 in Indianapolis, as there's potential for consistent production if the Browns find a way to keep his snap share at around two-third or three-quarters instead of 50 percent. Week 1 marked the first time in his career logging more than 64 percent of the offensive snaps, but he didn't get any carries while almost strictly playing from the slot. Ideally, the Browns would use him in the backfield on passing downs and from the slot when they deploy three-wide formations on early downs.
Olsen hasn't missed a game with the Panthers, which explains why Dickson has only 39 catches in 50 regular-season games since joining the team. He did catch 54 of 89 targets for 528 yards and five touchdowns for the Ravens in 2011, but his hands aren't particularly reliable and he doesn't have a knack for getting open. While unlikely to emerge as a major threat down the seam in Olsen's mold, Dickson has at least shown some ability to pick up yards after the catch on short passes. He'll begin his tenure as the No. 1 tight end with a friendly matchup against the Saints.
Harbaugh's quote is pretty vague and contains no promises, which makes sense considering Collins lost a fumble and did all of his damage (seven carries for 42 yard) in the final 20 minutes of Sunday's 24-10 win over the Browns. The former Seahawk probably wouldn't have even been involved if Terrance West (undisclosed) had been healthy, and he didn't make the greatest impression when he lost a fumble while the Browns still had time to mount a comeback. The Ravens did put Collins back on the field for the next carry, but Javorius Allen then finished out the game. Collins' involvement for Week 3 against Jacksonville figures to be determined by West's health more so than anything else. Allen likely would be the larger beneficiary of a West absence.
Dunbar tweeted "four weeks to go", which suggests he's hoping to be available when first eligible to come off the PUP list in Week 7. Todd Gurley has been impressive as a receiving threat through two weeks, but the Rams might still be able to find a role for Dunbar on obvious passing downs if he looks like he's back at full speed.
Nelson was removed on the opening drive of Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Falcons and never re-entered the game. His absence left a spot for Geronimo Allison alongside Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, with Trevor Davis filling in late in the game after Cobb left with a shoulder injury. Nelson's injury seems to be a bit more serious than Cobb's, as the slot receiver was merely deemed day-to-day after having an MRI on Monday. Both receivers figure to be limited participants or non-participants on Wednesday's injury report.
Marshall also dropped arguably Eli Manning's best throw of the night on a sideline route that would have given the team a much-needed first down. Given how poorly the Giants offense has done, Marshall has to make the most of his opportunities in order to stay relevant.
Perkins has not run well in his first two starts, but it's hard to evaluate because he's barely had any room to run, and the playcalling is so vanilla it's as if the defense knows it's coming. Both Shane Vereen and Orleans Darkwa had more success on fewer carries, but Vereen isn't an early-down back, and Darkwa is used largely on special teams. Still, if the Giants don't produce more on the ground, Darkwa, rookie Wayne Gallman, or someone not yet on the roster could take Perkins' job.
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