The injuries continue to mount with some of the NFL’s top players iffy to play in Week 15 – if they haven’t already been ruled out.
Quarterbacks Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals are the latest stars to be sidelined. Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the NFL’s leading rusher, Josh Jacobs, are also dealing with injuries.
The Philadelphia Eagles could be getting tight end Dallas Goedert back and that will only help a team that, according to the NFL playoff odds, lead all NFC teams in the odds to win the Super Bowl.
Keep on reading for more on the NFL injuries and updates on who could be in and who could be out or limited in Week 15.
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Baltimore, which is battling Cincinnati for the AFC North Division title, not only will be without a quarterback and former NFL MVP Jackson due to a knee injury but offensive linemen Morgan Moses and Kevin Zeitler are dealing with injuries as well.
Tyler Huntley did clear concussion protocol so he is set to be back at quarterback when Baltimore faces Cleveland on Saturday.
We held a walk-through, so the Injury Report is a practice estimation.
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Cleveland is expected to have top receiver Amari Cooper available as he has made progress from his hip injury.
Jackson joins Arizona’s Murray as a prominent quarterback on the sidelines. Both had drawn interest from those who bet online in the NFL MVP race at various times during the season.
It is worth monitoring the status of Denver’s Russell Wilson, who left the most recent game with a concussion.
Speaking of Cincinnati, receiver Tee Higgins is questionable due to a tender hamstring.
Rich To Get Richer?
The Philadelphia Eagles not only have the best record in the NFL, but now they could get one of their best offensive players back.
Tight end Dallas Goedert is probable to return to action after missing four games with a shoulder injury. He had 43 catches and three touchdowns in nine games before being injured.
Offensive linemen Landon Dickerson (back) and Lane Johnson (abdominal) are questionable for the Eagles.
Big Man Set to Return for Minnesota
Christian Darrisaw is one of the highest-rated offensive tackles in the NFL this season and the Minnesota Vikings have missed him during the last three games as he works his way back from a concussion.
It is looking like he will be good to go for the Vikings on Saturday.
Speaking of potential playoff teams and injured pass protectors, Miami’s Terron Armstead is questionable heading into Saturday’s clash of the AFC East titans against Buffalo.
The New York Giants have linemen Ben Bredeson, Josh Ezeudu and Shane Lemieux all questionable.
On the other side of the line of scrimmage, there is a chance that Washington defensive end Chase Young (knee) could return to action.
New Orleans defensive lineman Cameron Jordan (foot) is questionable, and also keep an eye on the status of Quinnen Williams of the New York Jets as he left the previous game with a calf injury.
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Bolton Expected to Go
Kansas City is fighting with Buffalo for the top seed in the AFC and look for leading tackler Nick Bolton to be on the field when the Chiefs face the lowly Houston Texans on Sunday.
Bolton is slowed by a groin injury, but the NFL’s fifth-leading tackler is trending in the right direction as kickoff approaches.
There are questions about the availability of Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs as he suffered a thumb injury.
The Arizona Cardinals will be without one of their best pass rushers, with a hand injury sidelining Zach Allen.
Key Players Ailing for Patriots-Raiders Showdown
Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels set to face his former team might be dominating the headlines, but there are plenty of question marks on both sides going into the game.
Jacobs, the NFL’s leading rusher, is questionable with a finger injury, as is New England running back Rhamondre Stevenson. Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman is also questionable while receiver Hunter Renfrow and tight end Darren Waller have both been designated to return from injured reserve.
Offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, running back Damien Harris and receiver DeVante Parker is also questionable for New England.
Turning the attention to Monday night, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is doubtful while offensive tackle David Bakhtiari is out for Green Bay.
The biggest news is that Houston running back Dameon Pierce, listed by the Las Vegas odds at +1400 to be named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, will miss the game against Kansas City. It is uncertain if cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. will be able to suit up.
Keep an eye on the status of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett as he tries to return to action after suffering a concussion.
New York Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger left the last game with a rib injury and he is questionable for the rematch with Washington.
Washington running back Brian Robinson is dealing with a quadricep injury and is questionable.
Tennessee receiver Treylon Burks (concussion) is also questionable.
Atlanta edge rusher Arnold Ebiketie (forearm) is questionable after missing Atlanta’s last game while New York Jets defensive lineman Micheal Clemons is expected to return to action. Chicago safety Jaquan Brisker missed the last two games with a concussion. There is a chance he could be back for the game against Philadelphia.’