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DC Defenders vs LA Wildcats injury report

Who is out or questionable for Week 3 of the new and improved XFL? We break down the DC and LA final injury reports.

The best team in the league will head cross country to take on the team that has allowed the most points in the league when the Wildcats host the Defenders on Sunday. The Wildcats are probably the best 0-2 team in the XFL, if that counts for anything, while the Defenders appear to be one notch better than the Houston Roughnecks when you look at points allowed and offensive efficiency. And when you look at the injury report, the view doesn’t get much better for the Wildcats.

Josh Johnson is the biggest and most important name on the injury report, as he is listed as questionable after getting a limited practice in on Friday. The team could just be limiting him to keep him from aggravating his thigh injury, but the questionable designation isn’t encouraging. If Johnson isn’t 100 percent, he loses a big chunk of his offense through his rushing ability. If he can’t go, the Wildcats are also without Chad Kanoff, their backup. This game would get ugly quick if Jalen McLendon is needed to start.

The Wildcats also have three defensive backs on the injury list and their pass defense is already the worst in the league while the Defenders passing attack is probably the most skilled, healthy and ready to go.

The Defenders overall look healthy, with nobody ruled out and only two players listed as questionable and the rest as probable and no key players hurting.

DC Defenders vs LA Wildcats injury report

TEAM PLAYER POS. INJURY PRACTICE STATUS GAME STATUS
TEAM PLAYER POS. INJURY PRACTICE STATUS GAME STATUS
DC Tavaris Barnes DE Thigh Did not participate Questionable
DC Malachi Dupre WR Shoulder Limited participation Questionable
DC A.J. Tarpley LB Hand Full participation Probable
DC Kalani Vakameilalo DT Ankle Full participation Probable
DC Scooby Wright LB Knee Full participation Probable
LA Chad Kanoff QB Shoulder/Head Did not participate Out
LA Willie Mays LB Neck Did not participate Out
LA Kahlil McKenzie C Ankle Did not participate Out
LA Harlan Miller DB Thigh Did not participate Out
LA Brandon Barnes TE Knee Limited participation Probable
LA Saeed Blacknall WR Thigh Limited participation Probable
LA Jaylen Dunlap DB Thigh Limited participation Questionable
LA Elijah Hood RB Ankle Limited participation Probable
LA Josh Johnson QB Thigh Limited participation Questionable
LA Tre McBride WR Thigh Limited participation Questionable
LA Jerome Couplin DB Ankle Full participation Probable
LA DuJuan Harris RB Ankle Full participation Probable
LA Will Smith LB Shoulder Full participation Probable
LA Jack Tocho DB Hip Full participation Probable