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Week 16 NFL injury report: Jalen Hurts, Ryan Tannehill ruled out; Trevon Diggs questionable as a result of illness


The 2022 NFL regular season is winding down, and all 32 teams are coping with injuries. Several starting quarterbacks are slated to miss this week as a result of injury, which could drastically alter the playoff picture in each conferences. There’s also an illness going around within the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs locker rooms. 

Below, we are going to break down the official injury reports from every NFL team slated to play this weekend. Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s trending in the fitting direction? That is your one-stop shop for every thing injury related within the NFL this week. 

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Basham was unable to practice all week, so it wasn’t too surprising to see him sidelined for this game and the identical goes for Morse. Oliver popped up on the injury report on Wednesday with a calf injury and practiced on a limited basis before not participating Thursday. That downward trajectory doesn’t trend favorably heading into Saturday. Meanwhile, linebacker Matt Milano (knee) was a full participant on Thursday after being limited to begin the week. 

Chicago remains to be holding out some hope that Claypool, Jenkins, and/or Whitehair could play this week, despite not participating at practice for no less than the last two sessions. Johnson was a latest addition to the injury report on Thursday after being a full participant to start the week. He’s now listed as questionable with finger and rib injuries. 

Despite not practicing this week, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Walker is more likely to play this weekend, together with the remaining of the Seattle players listed as questionable for Week 16. 

An illness appears to be making its way across the Chiefs as quite a few players have been listed on the injury report with one this week. Specifically, it’s impacting Saunders (didn’t practice all week) and Bush. Nevertheless, Bush was back as a full participant on Thursday, so he’s trending in a positive direction.

Jackson nor Lemieux were capable of get onto the practice field this week, in order that they have been ruled out. On a positive note, those are the one two players listed on the ultimate injury report as Evan Neal (shoulder), Leonard Williams (neck), and Kayvon Thibodeaux (elbow) got no designation after being limited throughout the week.

Minnesota can be without Bradbury after a back injury kept him off the practice field throughout the week. While Kendricks is listed as questionable as a result of a hip injury, he was a full participant in Thursday’s practice to wrap up the week. 

Edoga will miss his third straight game for the Falcons as a result of a nagging knee injury that has plagued the lineman. Outside of that, Atlanta is healthy heading into this matchup. 

Despite being officially listed as questionable, Huntley will start for the Ravens on this matchup with Jackson still sidelined as a result of his knee injury. He was a limited participant in practice each Wednesday and Thursday.

After not practice this week as a result of a hamstring injury, the Saints have ruled out Olave. Latest Orleans can even be missing Landry as a result of an ankle injury. Peat also popped up on the injury report on Thursday after missing the session as a result of an illness that now has him listed as questionable. 

Clowney was in concussion protocol throughout the week, so he has been ruled out for Week 16. Meanwhile, Johnson is trending in a positive direction after practicing on a limited basis on Thursday after sitting out each Tuesday and Wednesday. 

  • Texans: WR Nico Collins (foot), OL Kenyon Green (ankle) OUT; OL Justin McCray (hamstring), WR Chris Moore (foot), WR Brandin Cooks (calf), DB Steven Nelson (foot, knee) QUESTIONABLE
  • Titans: QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle), LB Dylan Cole (ankle), G Nate Davis (ankle), CB Kristian Fulton (groin), C Ben Jones (concussion), CB Terrance Mitchell (hamstring), DB Josh Thompson (concussion) OUT; CB Tre Avery (concussion), G Aaron Brewer (rib), S Amani Hooker (knee), T Nicholas Petit-Frere (ankle), WR Treylon Burks (concussion) QUESTIONABLE

Houston did see Cooks practice fully the past two days, which bode well for his probabilities of playing on Saturday despite being officially listed as questionable. Each of the opposite players listed as questionable either practiced fully or on a limited basis Thursday, in order that they are trending in a very good direction as well. 

Tennessee is remarkably banged up entering Week 16, but no injury is garnering more attention than Tannehill, who has been ruled out as a result of an ankle injury. Which means Malik Willis is in line to begin against Houston. Willis could have Burks back at his disposal after he participated fully in practice throughout the week as he looks to clear concussion protocol.  

Bares and Ragnow were each capable of practiced on a limited basis on Thursday, which does give them a shot to play in Week 16 despite those questionable tags. 

Carolina is remarkably healthy entering Week 16 as no player is listed on the ultimate injury report. 

  • Bengals: DE Sam Hubbard (calf) OUT; CB Jalen Davis (thumb), TE Hayden Hurst (calf), CB Cam Taylor-Britt (shoulder), DT Jay Tufele (illness) QUESTIONABLE
  • Patriots: LS Joe Cardona (ankle), CB Jalen Mills (groin), WR DeVante Parker (concussion) OUT; RB Damien Harris (thigh), CB Jack Jones (knee), CB Jonathan Jones (chest), WR Jakobi Meyers (shoulder), RB Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle), WR Tyquan Thornton (knee) QUESTIONABLE

Hubbard was unable to practice this week as a result of a calf injury, so Cincinnati has decided to maintain him on the shelf for Week 16. Nevertheless, the Bengals could have pass rusher Trey Hendrickson for this game, despite suffering a broken wrist just a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, Taylor-Brit and Tufele were each full participants on Thursday, despite their questionable tags. Hurst was limited in the ultimate session of the week.

Latest England can be without Mills for Week 16 as a result of a groin injury. With that in mind, the statuses of each Jack Jones and Jonathan Jones can be price monitoring. If those two are also held out, meaning the Patriots secondary can be tasked with slowing down this lethal Bengals passing attack without its top three corners. Meanwhile, Harris and Stevenson were each limited on Thursday. 

Washington will finally see the season debut of pass rusher Chase Young as he doesn’t carry an injury designation for Week 16 after being sidelined for over a yr as a result of an ACL tear he suffered amid the 2021 campaign. 

With the 49ers, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Ward was within the “last steps” of clearing concussion protocol and that the club would know more about his status on Friday. As for Kinlaw, Shanahan says that he expects him to be up for this game after practicing the last two days with no setbacks. 

Philadelphia made it official by ruling out Hurts for this matchup against Dallas, meaning it should be backup Gardner Minshew who gets the beginning on Saturday. Hurts didn’t practice in any respect this week after suffering a right shoulder injury against Chicago. 

A bug does appear to be rolling across the Cowboys locker room and is impacting two of the team’s most vital players on defense. After not practicing to start the week as a result of an illness, Parsons did return on a limited basis. Meanwhile, Diggs didn’t practice Thursday due to an illness. 

Ya-Sin didn’t practice all week and the Raiders officially ruled him out Thursday. Meanwhile, each player listed as questionable was capable of practice on a limited basis on Thursday.

John and Edmunds were unable to practice for the majority of the week, so their questionable tags must be checked out as a bit more dire than Jack, who was a full participant during Thursday’s session. 

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