NFL Week 15 Injury Recap For All 32 Teams

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An Eagles quarterback enjoying an MVP-caliber season suffered an injury in mid-December.

Now luckily for Jalen Hurts, he’s only dealing with a sprained shoulder and not a torn ACL, but he joins a long list of quarterback injuries that have plagued the NFL in recent weeks.

Keep reading for all the biggest injury news for every team across the NFL:

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Arizona Cardinals Injuries

One week after losing Kyler Murray, backup quarterback Colt McCoy is in concussion protocol and is considered day-to-day by the team.

Trace McSorley is next on the depth chart and former Lion David Blough is also on the roster.

McSorley completed less than 50 percent of his passes in relief of McCoy against the Broncos and also tossed two interceptions. He’s completed only 18 of his 39 career pass attempts over three seasons.

Atlanta Falcons Injuries

Rookie running back Caleb Huntley will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn Achilles.

With the return of Cordarrelle Patterson, Huntley’s role in the offense has decreased, carrying the ball just 19 times over the previous six weeks.

Elsewhere in the backfield, Desmond Ridder will remain the starting quarterback for the rest of the season with Marcus Mariota on the Injured Reserve.

In his first NFL action, Ridder completed 13 passes for 97 yards on 26 attempts.

Baltimore Ravens Injuries

The Ravens lost a pair of key defenders on Saturday with Calais Campbell going down due to a knee injury and Marcus Peters dealing with a calf strain. Both guys are expected to miss some time.

Peters was replaced by Brandon Stephens against Cleveland with Daryl Worley and Jalyn Armour-Davis both on the IR. Stephens has allowed a passer rating of 97.9 when targeted.

Brent Urban played 23 snaps in place of Campbell, earning three quarterback pressures and a sack.

As for quarterback, John Harbaugh wouldn’t commit to Lamar Jackson’s availability for this weekend, leaving Tyler Huntley as the favorite to start again.

Buffalo Bills Injuries

Mitch Morse missed the second half of the Bills’ snowy win over the Dolphins after suffering a head injury. He’s currently in concussion protocol.

With Morse out, Greg Van Roten slid over from right guard and David Quessenberry was elevated into the starting lineup. Both guys were credited with allowing one pressure.

Carolina Panthers Injuries

Steve Wilks did not have an update on C.J. Henderson’s status after he suffered an ankle injury. However, he did tell reporters on Monday that Keith Taylor would lead a committee that would replace Henderson’s snaps.

Taylor has allowed 19 catches for 273 yards on 24 targets this season. Tae Hayes and T.J. Carrie are the other cornerbacks currently on the roster.

Hayes hasn’t been targeted this season and Carrie has allowed six catches on six targets, working exclusively out of the slot.

Chicago Bears Injuries

Khalil Herbert is expected to return to practice this week and could be activated from IR ahead of this weekend’s game against the Bills.

Prior to getting injured in Week 10, Herbert was allowing 6.0 yards per carry and totaled 705 yards from scrimmage.

The Bills’ defense has allowed 4.4 yards per carry this season.

Cincinnati Bengals Injuries

Sam Hubbard is expected to miss a few weeks after suffering a calf injury against the Buccaneers on Sunday. Hubbard leads the team in sacks and is second to Trey Hendrickson in total pressures.

With Hendrickson still out due to his broken wrist, Cameron Sample and Joseph Ossai finished the game as the Bengals’ edge rushers.

Ossai has two sacks and seven quarterback hits this season, Sample has one and six.

Cleveland Browns Injuries

Jadeveon Clowney is in concussion protocol after suffering a head injury in Saturday’s win over the Ravens.

Clowney’s presence has been huge for the Browns’ pass rush which pressures opposing quarterbacks 34.5% of the time when he and Myles Garrett are on the field and only 21.4% of dropbacks with just Garrett.

Backup Alex Wright has 10 pressures in 261 pass rushing snaps this season.

Dallas Cowboys Injuries

Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch has already been ruled out for Saturday night’s game against the Eagles, but is expected to return from his shoulder injury before the end of the season.

The fifth-year vet is having his best season since he was second-team All-Pro as a rookie, recording a team-high 90 tackles.

Rookie fifth-round pick Damone Clark should get expected playing time while Vander Esch is out. He’s earned a 56.7 defensive grade from Pro Football Focus for his work this season.

Denver Broncos Injuries

Despite clearing concussion protocol last week, Russell Wilson was still held out of Sunday’s game. His replacement, Brett Rypien, was sacked seven times by the Cardinals in the win.

The 24 points scored by Denver was the second-most they’ve totaled this season, but Wilson was playing better prior to his injury, throwing four touchdowns and one interception in his last four games while completing nearly 67% of his passes.

Detroit Lions Injuries

Safety DeShon Elliott played only 39 snaps before suffering a shoulder injury against the Jets. He’s been the third-highest graded Lions starting defender this season.

With Elliott out, CJ Moore could make his second career start after playing 29 snaps on Sunday. Moore missed three tackles in his lone start last year against the Cardinals.

Green Bay Packers Injuries

A.J. Dillon rushed for two touchdowns against the Rams on Monday night, but left the game early in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a concussion.

The Packers’ rushing attack finished with 138 yards on 35 carries, led by Aaron Jones who had 90 yards.

Patrick Taylor had just one carry all season, but finished Monday night with 15 yards on four touches.

Houston Texans Injuries

The Texans placed stand-out rookies Derek Stingley Jr. and Dameon Pierce on IR, ending their seasons.

Stingley has been absent since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 10. He didn’t allow a touchdown in coverage this season, intercepting one pass and breaking up four others.

Pierce finishes the season 61 yards shy of 1000, topping 90 yards in five separate games. He also caught 30 passes for 165 yards.

Indianapolis Colts Injuries

Jonathan Taylor is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain in Saturday’s historic loss to the Vikings. He played just two snaps, catching one pass for 13 yards.

Even with Taylor out, the Colts ran the ball 40 times with Zack Moss getting 24 carries and Deon Jackson adding 13 of his own.

Next week, the Colts will play a Chargers defense that is ranked 31st in yards per carry allowed this year.

Jacksonville Jaguars Injuries

Trevor Lawrence was an estimated non-participant in Monday’s practice ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Jets.

The second-year quarterback has not been a full participant in practice since Week 13 and was questionable heading into each of the last two games. However, he hasn’t missed a snap.

Even more encouraging was Travon Walker’s limited participation. He was inactive on Sunday due to an ankle injury.

Kansas City Chiefs Injuries

Kadarius Toney played 10 snaps in his first game since Week 11, but had just one catch for five yards in the overtime win. He’s totaled 130 yards in six games this season.

As for Mecole Hardman, he was designated to return from IR last week, but was not added to the active roster before Sunday’s game. However, he is expected to return for Week 16.

Las Vegas Raiders Injuries

Hroniss Grasu started at right guard for the Raiders with Alex Bars inactive. Grasu allowed four pressures and one sack. It was his first NFL appearance in two years.

At the other guard spot, Dylan Parham left the game with a knee injury and was replaced by Jordan Merideth who allowed one sack in 31 pass blocking snaps.

Josh McDaniels told reporters there’s a chance both Bars and Parham play this week, but he didn’t sound terribly hopeful.

Los Angeles Chargers Injuries

The Chargers hope Derwin James can return to the field this week after missing two games due to a quadriceps injury. The Chargers have an extra day before they head to Indianapolis for Monday Night Football.

James has been the team’s highest-graded run defender according to Pro Football Focus.

As for Joey Bosa, he isn’t expected to play this week and there still isn’t a timetable for his return to the field.

Los Angeles Rams Injuries

Brian Allen was questionable to play on Monday night, but he was in the starting lineup. However, he exited after just two snaps due to a calf injury.

Allen missed eight games between Weeks 2 and 12 earlier this season due to injury.

He was replaced by Coleman Shelton and Shelton was replaced at right guard by Oday Aboushi.

Miami Dolphins Injuries

Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. is considered day-to-day after sitting out Saturday’s loss to the Bills.

With Wilson sidelined, Raheem Mostert ran wild, carrying the ball 17 times for a season-high 136 yards. Salvon Ahmed added 43 yards and a touchdown on six touches.

Minnesota Vikings Injuries

Justin Jefferson missed some snaps on Saturday, but is considered healthy by the team after dealing with a rib injury. Linebacker Eric Kendricks isn’t expected to miss any time either as he deals with a sore hip.

Cornerback Cameron Dantzler sat out due to an illness, but was thought to be able to play up until kickoff.

Duke Shelley replaced Dantzler and earned a pair of pass breakups while allowing only two catches for 15 yards on six targets.

New England Patriots Injuries

Despite missing both of their starting cornerbacks, the Patriots held Davante Adams to only four catches for 28 yards.

Jonathan Jones allowed just one catch for 10 yards on seven targets, although Marcus Jones did allow a 30-yard touchdown to Keelan Cole.

New Orleans Saints Injuries

Marshon Lattimore sat out his ninth consecutive game since suffering an abdominal injury back in Week 5.

The cornerback was considered questionable last weekend and has been practicing in a limited fashion recently.

Alontae Taylor has played well in Lattimore’s spot, breaking up eight passes and allowing a passer rating of 60.2 when targeted this season.

New York Giants Injuries

Ben Brederson played 42 snaps at left guard in his first action since landing on the IR after suffering a knee injury back in Week 7. Brederson rotated with Nick Gates, playing 42 snaps compared to Gates’s 21.

Brederson allowed just one pressure in 23 pass blocking snaps.

New York Jets Injuries

Mike White was considered a limited participant in Monday’s practice after sitting out Sunday’s game due to a rib injury he suffered back in Week 14.

Zach Wilson struggled against the Lions porous defense, completing just 51 percent of his passes, but his 9.1 yards per attempt was his second-highest mark of the season.

Corey Davis was also a limited participant after sitting out Sunday due to a concussion, but Denzel Mims was not on the field after suffering a head injury of his own against Detroit.

Philadelphia Eagles Injuries

Jalen Hurts suffered a sprained shoulder against the Bears on Sunday and his status for Week 16 is uncertain. With the Eagles only needing one win in the final three weeks to secure the top seed in the NFC, they should be very conservative with their young quarterback before the playoffs.

With Hurts on the sidelines, Gardner Minshew will be under center for his first start of the season. His last start came against the Cowboys in Week 18 of last year in a game where the Eagles rested all their starters.

In Minshew’s only start with the first team, he completed 80 percent of his passes and tossed a pair of touchdowns in a 33-18 win over the Jets.

Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries

Kenny Pickett is still in concussion protocol and was replaced by Mitchell Trubisky on Sunday.

Despite some reports that Trubisky could split time with Mason Rudolph, the former Bear took all the snaps, completing 17 of his 22 pass attempts and committing zero turnovers.

San Francisco 49ers Injuries

The 49ers finished Thursday night’s win with practice squad member Janoris Jenkins at cornerback with Charvarius Ward out due to a concussion and Ambry Thomas nursing an ankle injury.

With Samuel Womack already ruled out and Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Moseley both on the IR, Jenkins was the only option to play opposite Deommodore Lenoir.

Jenkins was targeted twice in coverage, allowing a pair of completions for 22 yards.

Seattle Seahawks Injuries

Tyler Lockett is expected to have surgery on his injured finger, but could miss as little as one week. He had seven catches for 68 yards against the 49ers.

Nine-year veteran Marquise Goodwin should see more time with Lockett out, he’s averaging 1.43 yards per route run this season, his highest mark since 2018.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries

The Buccaneers are hopeful Antoine Winfield Jr. can return this week after aggravating his ankle injury and sitting out the second half of Sunday’s loss. He sat out the previous two weeks.

As for Tristan Wirfs and Vita Vea, Todd Bowles didn’t seem too optimistic either guy would suit up this week, although Wirfs is further along in his rehab.

Tennessee Titans Injuries

The Titans were already missing Caleb Farley (IR), Kristian Fulton, and Tre Avery before this weekend and lost Terrance Mitchell to a hamstring injury against the Chargers.

Greg Mabin filled in, allowing seven completions for 116 yards on nine targets. He’s been routinely shredded by opposing offenses in his career, allowing six touchdowns and almost 15 yards per reception.

Washington Commanders Injuries

Chase Young remains inactive for the Commanders as he recovers from a torn ACL. He’s been on the active roster for over a month, but has yet to suit up on game day.

One guy who did return on Sunday night, albeit in a backup role, was Carson Wentz who was previously on the IR due to a finger injury. Wentz lost his starting job to Taylor Heinicke earlier in the season.

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