The longest NFL regular season ever concludes this weekend and the injury report is lengthy. Running backs are particularly beat up ahead of the season finale. Some players, like Bengals QB Joe Burrow, are likely out for the last game of the season to rest and recover. Other players, like Raiders TE Darren Waller, are hopeful to return just in time for the last game of the season with a postseason berth and playoff seeding on the line.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers—QUESTIONABLE
Rodgers (toe) practiced Thursday, logging his first midweek practice since late October, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein. Green Bay has locked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC and plays the 2-13-1 Lions in Detroit on Sunday.
Joe Burrow, Bengals—QUESTIONABLE
Burrow (knee) doesn’t expect to play Sunday against the Browns, according to Marisa Contipelli of the team’s official site. “I could play if I need to,” he said.
Lamar Jackson, Ravens—OUT
Coach John Harbaugh said Friday that Tyler Huntley will start at quarterback against the Steelers in the regular-season finale. Jackson (ankle) did not practice on Thursday and has not played since Week 14. Baltimore has an outside shot at making the playoffs, but needs help to do so.
Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers—QUESTIONABLE
Garoppolo (thumb) was limited in practice this week. He missed the Week 17 game against the Texans. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said this week he will not say who is starting between Garoppolo and rookie Trey Lance before Sunday’s game against the Rams.
Baker Mayfield, Browns—INJURED RESERVE
Mayfield (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve and will soon undergo shoulder surgery. Cleveland has been eliminated from playoff contention and Case Keenum will start Sunday against the Bengals.
Nick Chubb, Browns—QUESTIONABLE
Chubb (ribs/chest) was limited in practice on Thursday. He carried the ball 12 times for 58 yards Monday night against the Steelers and has not missed a game since Week 10.
Joe Mixon, Bengals—OUT
Mixon tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and is out against the Browns.
Derrick Henry, Titans—INJURED RESERVE
Henry (foot) returned to practice on Wednesday and could be activated off injured reserve ahead of Tennessee’s final game against the Texans. The Titans can clinch the AFC’s No. 1 seed with a win.
Aaron Jones, Packers—QUESTIONABLE
Jones (knee) was limited at Thursday’s practice. He hasn’t missed a game since Week 11.
Josh Jacobs, Raiders—QUESTIONABLE
Jacobs (ribs) was limited in practice this week but is on track to play against the Chargers, according to The Athletic’s Tashan Reed. Las Vegas is in a win-and-in situation against L.A.
Elijah Mitchell, 49ers—QUESTIONABLE
Mitchell (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday. He played Week 17 against the Texans after missing the previous three games.
Damien Harris, Patriots—QUESTIONABLE
Harris (hamstring) was limited in practice on Thursday. New England closes the season Sunday in Miami against the Dolphins
Saquon Barkley, Giants—QUESTIONABLE
Barkley (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday. He’s appeared in the team’s last seven games. The Giants wrap up their season against Washington on Sunday.
Michael Carter, Jets—QUESTIONABLE
Carter (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday’s practice. He played in the last three games for New York, which wraps up its season Sunday versus the Bills.
Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers—OUT
Jones (ankle) was ruled out by head coach Bruce Arians for Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
Miles Sanders, Eagles—OUT
Sanders (hand) was ruled out against the Cowboys. He broke his hand against the Giants in Week 16. Backups Jordan Howard and Boston Scott are both on the reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning Kenneth Gainwell could be the lead back against Dallas.
Kareem Hunt, Browns—QUESTIONABLE
Hunt (ankle) was limited in practice on Thursday. He has not played since Week 14.
Chase Edmonds, Cardinals—OUT
Edmonds (ribs/toe) was ruled out by head coach Kliff Kingsbury for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs—OUT
Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) was ruled out for the season finale against the Broncos. Darrel Williams is set to start in the backfield for Kansas City. James Conner (heel) was limited in practice and hasn’t played since Week 15.
Marquise Brown, Ravens—QUESTIONABLE
Brown (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. He’s played in every game since Week 11.
Michael Gallup, Cowboys—INJURED RESERVE
Gallup (knee) was placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL. His season is over.
Elijah Moore, Jets—OUT
Moore (quadriceps) is “trending south” toward playing against the Bills, per coach Robert Saleh according to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano. Braxton Berrios is also reportedly unlikely to play, though Jamison Crowder is “looking good.”
Emmanuel Sanders, Bills—DOUBTFUL
Sanders (knee) missed Week 17 and is now listed as doubtful to play in the final game of the regular season against the Jets.
Jakobi Meyers, Patriots—QUESTIONABLE
Meyers (thigh) was limited in practice Thursday. Meyers is the team’s leading receiver on the year.
Kyle Pitts, Falcons—QUESTIONABLE
Pitts (hamstring) was limited in practice this week, though head coach coach Arthur Smith did not rule him out to play against the Saints on Sunday.
Darren Waller, Raiders—QUESTIONABLE
Waller (knee) was limited in Thursday’s practice. He has not played since Week 12.
Dallas Goedert, Eagles—OUT
Goedert tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Based on the new protocols, it’s possible he is cleared to play against the Cowboys.
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