NFL Week 17 accidents: Jaire Alexander, D’Andre Swift return; Lamar Jackson, Justin Fields restricted on Wednesday


Week 17 within the NFL is true across the nook, however we’ll have to attend somewhat longer than we have grown accustomed to with no Thursday sport on the docket. The majority of the motion will go down on Sunday with the Browns and Steelers wrapping issues up on Monday night time. Whereas we solely have two weeks left within the common season, the playoff image continues to be fairly open, particularly within the AFC with solely the Chiefs at the moment proudly owning a ticket into the postseason. 

Naturally, accidents will play a giant half in how the playoffs finally come into type, so the statuses of varied gamers main into Week 17 will likely be of crucial significance. As groups hit the observe area for the primary time on Wednesday, we’ll check out the preliminary harm studies to see which means a few of these playmakers are trending heading into the remainder of the week. 

All NFL odds come by way of Caesars Sportsbook. 

The Falcons had been with out cornerback Fabian Moreau on Wednesday as he’s coping with an harm to his ribs. Moreau was the one participant listed on the harm report, however the group is coping with a COVID-19 outbreak as a number of gamers have been added to the reserve record, together with Jonathan Bullard, Jaylinn Hawkins, Hayden Hurst, and practice-squad participant Willie Beavers.

Buffalo performed a walkthrough observe on Wednesday however did maintain out defensive sort out Vernon Butler (sickness) and security Jaquan Johnson (sickness). Huge receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and defensive sort out Ed Oliver had been the one gamers restricted on account of harm, whereas others got veteran relaxation days. In the meantime, the Payments had been capable of activate a number of gamers from the reserve/COVID-19 record on Wednesday, together with receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis

New York had a number of notable gamers lacking from observe to start the week, together with operating again Saquon Barkley (ankle) and large receiver Kadarius Toney (shoulder). Nevertheless, the group did conduct a walkthrough, so participation is a projection of what it will have been had they gone full velocity. Tight finish Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and kicker Graham Gano (sickness) had been additionally amongst these sidelined.

Justin Fields (ankle) was a restricted participant on Wednesday. Fellow quarterback Andy Dalton (groin) was a full participant. Bears coach Matt Nagy stated that how Fields progresses this week will decide his standing for Sunday’s sport. 

Working again Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) was the one Kansas Metropolis participant who missed observe on account of an harm on Wednesday. Edwards-Helaire is reportedly thought of week-to-week after sustaining the harm throughout final Sunday’s blowout win over the Steelers. 

Cincinnati was with out simply two gamers on Wednesday — cornerback Jalen Davis (ankle) and defensive finish Cam Pattern (hamstring). Quarterback Joe Burrow (proper finger) together with defensive finish Khalid Kareem (concussion) and linebacker Logan Wilson (shoulder) had been additionally listed on the harm report however had been full individuals in the course of the opening session of the week. 

Miami and Tennessee had largely clear harm studies. The Dolphins had full observe participation two days after their decisive win over the Saints. The one Titans participant that missed observe Wednesday was guard Corey Levin, who’s coping with an sickness. 

The Raiders didn’t have a single miss observe Wednesday on account of harm. Conversely, the Colts had been lacking simply three gamers to start the week of observe — sort out Eric Fisher (knee, shoulder, toe), security Andrew Sendejo (concussion), and tight finish Jack Doyle (knee, ankle). 

Lineman Will Richardson Jr. (finger) and tight finish James O’Shaughnessy (hip) had been the one Jaguars gamers that didn’t observe on Wednesday. Patriots receiver Nelson Agholor, who missed final week’s loss to Buffalo, was sidelined Wednesday as he stays within the concussion protocol. Working again Damien Harris (knee) and linebacker Dont’a Hightower (knee) headlined an inventory of 10 Patriots gamers who had been restricted on Wednesday. 

Tampa Bay was with out a number of of their key defensive gamers on Wednesday, as Shaquil Barrett (knee), Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), Richard Sherman (Achilles) and Antoine Winfield Jr. (foot) didn’t observe. Antonio Brown, three days after posting a 101-yard receiving sport in Tampa Bay’s win over the Panthers, was restricted together with his ankle harm. The Buccaneers are hoping that Barrett will likely be prepared when the postseason begins.  

It was a comparatively gentle harm report for the Jets, as receiver Jamison Crowder (calf) and defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins (knee) had been the one gamers who didn’t observe on Wednesday. Crowder’s standing for Sunday’s sport is at the moment “50/50” in response to Connor Hughes of The Athletic. Crowder, who was inactive for final week’s win over the Jaguars, drew not less than six targets in every of his final three video games. 

The Eagles had been with out operating backs Jordan Howard (stinger) and Miles Sanders (hand) throughout Wednesday’s observe. Quarterback Jalen Hurts (ankle) was restricted. Sanders has already been dominated out of Sunday’s sport. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni is hopeful that Howard will be capable of go well with up for Sunday’s sport. 

Lineman Sam Cosmi (sickness) and cornerback William Jackson III (calf) had been the one Washington gamers who didn’t observe on Wednesday. Working again Antonio Gibson (hip) and receiver Curtis Samuel (hamstring) had been restricted individuals. Samuel has missed Washington’s previous two video games together with his harm. 

Lamar Jackson was not one of many 11 Baltimore gamers that didn’t observe Wednesday. Jackson, who missed Baltimore’s final two video games with an ankle harm, was restricted on Wednesday. Fellow quarterback Tyler Huntley remained on the group’s COVID-19 record as of Wednesday night. In Los Angeles, security Taylor Rapp (shoulder) was one in every of two Rams gamers that didn’t observe on account of harm. 

Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater didn’t observe as he stays within the concussion protocol. Drew Lock is predicted to start out rather than Bridgewater on Sunday, in response to NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport. For the Chargers, linebacker Drue Tranquill (ankle) was the one participant that missed observe on Wednesday. 

Defensive again Jimmy Moreland (sickness) was the one Texans participant that missed observe Wednesday sans Deshaun Watson. For the 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo was restricted as he continues to take care of a grade-3 UCL sprain in his thumb. Coach Kyle Shanahan stated that his quarterback may doubtlessly begin Sunday’s sport. 

Arizona has a prolonged harm record to kick of the week. In all, 9 gamers had been lacking from observe with offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum being solely a type of gamers merely being given a veteran relaxation day. Working again James Conner (heel), security Budda Baker (ribs), middle Rodney Hudson (sickness), and defensive finish Jordan Phillips headlined the group of lacking gamers. Security Deionte Thompson (shoulder), tight finish Zach Ertz (hamstring), and operating again Chase Edmonds (again) had been restricted. 

In Dallas, no participant missed observe on account of harm as defensive finish Demarcus Lawrence (foot), sort out Tyron Smith (ankle), and receiver Malik Turner (calf) had been all restricted. The backfield duo of Ezekiel Elliott (knee) and Tony Pollard (foot) had been full individuals. 

Cornerback Stephon Gilmore (groin) didn’t observe on Wednesday after he left final Sunday’s sport towards the Buccaneers and didn’t return. He wasn’t the one key piece of Carolina’s protection lacking as outdoors linebacker Haason Reddick, defensive ends Brian Burns and Marquis Haynes Sr., defensive sort out Phil Hoskins, linebacker Shaq Thompson, and cornerback Rashaan Melvin are all on the COVID-19 record. Sort out Cameron Erving (calf) and security Kenny Robinson (sickness) additionally missed the session, whereas security Juston Burris (groin) and linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. (groin) had been restricted. 

New Orleans didn’t observe on Wednesday however did launch an harm report as an estimation of what participation would have been had they hit the sphere. Sort out Terron Armstead (knee) and receiver Tre’Quan Smith (chest) would have been held out, whereas defensive finish Marcus Davenport (shoulder) and tight finish Nick Vannett (ankle) would’ve been restricted. 

Detroit obtained excellent information within the type of operating again D’Andre Swift, who was a full participant throughout Friday’s observe. Swift has missed a number of video games this season with a shoulder harm. The Lions had been with out quarterback Jared Goff, who was sidelined with a knee harm. 

DK Metcalf (foot) was among the many Seahawks’ gamers who had been unable to observe on Wednesday. Metcalf usually misses the week’s first observe, so it is too early to make any projections about his standing for Sunday. 

Harrison Smith (foot/shoulder) headlined an inventory of three Vikings gamers that didn’t observe on Wednesday. Working again Dalvin Cook dinner (sickness) was restricted. 

Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander, who was activated off of injured reserve earlier within the day, was a restricted participant in Wednesday’s observe. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t observe on Wednesday as he continues to attempt to keep off his of injured toe. Working again Aaron Jones (knee) was restricted, whereas sort out David Bakhtiari (knee) was given the break day. 

Cleveland Browns (-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers, Monday

To be introduced.



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