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NFL Week 13 injuries: Dolphins could be minus both tackles for showdown with 49ers; Deebo Samuel questionable

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It’s December in the NFL, which means every game matters more as teams battle it out for a playoff spot. Several games in Week 13 are sure to feel like playoffs, including an AFC Championship rematch between the Bengals and Chiefs and a possible Super Bowl preview between the Dolphins and 49ers.

As always, injuries are the main storyline of this weekend’s games, especially in the two mentioned above. The Bengals are hoping Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Mixon will be available for Sunday’s big game. All-Pro 49ers expanded Deebo Samuel’s status was also questionable this week as he is dealing with a quadriceps injury.

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Elsewhere, Bears quarterback Justin Fields returned to full practice this week after missing Chicago’s last game with a shoulder injury. His Sunday counterpart, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is battling thumb and stomach injuries.

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Along with those injuries, here’s the final injury report for every NFL team ahead of Sunday’s games. We will be updating the following lists, so be sure to visit this page regularly for the latest player injury news.

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Steelers (-1) to Falcons

Steelers: CB Akello Witherspoon (hamstring) OUT; RB Jaylen Warren (hamstring), T.J. Watt (fins) DISCUSSION
Falcons: LB Arnold Ebiketie (forearm), OT Chuma Edoga (knee), DT Jalen Dalton, toe) TBD

Watt’s absence would be serious, given the Steelers’ 1-10 record without a defending Defensive Player of the Year. Pittsburgh did receive positive news that running back Naji Harris was removed from the injury report after leaving the game early on Monday night after defeating Indianapolis with an oblique injury.

Atlanta is relatively healthy for Sunday’s home game. Abiketi and Dalton are game-inclined after both were handicapped during Thursday and Friday practice. The same can’t be said for Edog, who didn’t train on Thursday and Friday after being restricted on Wednesday.

Packers (-3) in Bears

Packers: T David Bakhtiari (knee/illness) OUT S Darnell Savage (foot) Dubious; WR Romeo Doubs (ankle), LB De’Vondre Campbell (knee) TBD
The Bears: OL Larry Borom (ankle/knee), DB Jaquan Brisker (concussion), DB Kyler Gordon (concussion), QB Trevor Simian (oblique) OUT; OL Riley Reiff (rear), DB Kindle Vildor (ankle) TBD

Bakhtiari suffered an emergency appendectomy and will miss Sunday’s game after the left tackle thought he was straining his stomach. Campbell hasn’t played since week 8 and Daubes hasn’t played since week 9; both were limited to practice all week. Savage hasn’t trained all week. Aaron Rogers will start.

Chicago will bring Justin Fields back on the field after being a full member of the last two practices of the week. Bears fans were hit with grim news earlier this week when Eddie Jackson (Lisfranc) and Darnell Mooney (ankle) were placed on injured reserve.

Bears coach Matt Eberfluth told reporters Friday that Trevor Simian will have surgery later in the season for an oblique injury he sustained during last week’s warm-up but was still able to play.

Jaguars (-1) vs. Lions

Jaguars: RB Travis Etienne (foot), FS Andre Cisco (shoulder), DE Roy Robertson-Harris (illness), RB Darrell Henderson Jr. (illness), QUESTION
Lions: G Evan Brown (ankle), LB Julian Okwara (elbow) OUT

Although Etienne is listed as a questionable player, Jaguars coach Doug Peterson is optimistic that his sophomore quarterback will be able to play. Peterson is not as optimistic about Henderson, saying he will likely be out of action on Sunday.

This is arguably the best injury report of the year for the Lions, with the exception of two players. Cornerback Jeff Okuda and defenseman Jonah Jackson, both sidelined with recent concussions, are cleared to play this week. The Jameson Williams wide receiver could be activated with an IR signal, so it’s worth looking into.

Viking planes (-3)

Jets: S Ashtyn Davis (hamstring) OUT; RB Michael Carter (ankle), OT Cedric Ogbuehy (groin/illness) Dubious; FROM Dwayne Brown (shoulder) TBD
Vikings: OT Christian Darrisow (concussion), TE Ben Ellefson (groin) OUT; DT Ross Blacklock (disease) QUESTION

Since Carter is hesitant, James Robinson’s desire for more carries can be granted. However, Robinson is able to play behind the revamped offensive line as both of the Jets’ starting tackles are listed on the injury report. Mike Remmers and Max Mitchell will start if Brown and Ogbuehee can’t play. Remmers is a 10-year veteran with 90 starts. Mitchell has already registered four starts in his rookie season.

With Darriso gone, Blake Brandel should be on his second start in a week. Selected in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Brandel played in each of the Vikings’ offensive snaps during the team’s 33-26 Thanksgiving victory over the Patriots.

Commanders (-2) for Giants

Commanders: WR Dax Milne (foot), CB Benjamin St. Just (ankle), G Tri Turner (knee/ankle) CLOSED; RB Antonio Gibson (foot), D.E. Chase Young (knee) TBD
Giants: G Joshua Ezeudou (neck), CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee), G Shane Lemieux (sock) OUT; WR Richie James (knee), RB Gary Brightwell (illness), TE Daniel Bellinger (eye), FS Dane Belton (collarbone), LB Carter Coughlin (thigh), C John Feliciano (neck), CB Darnay Holmes (shoulder), CB Fabian Moreau (oblique), WR Darius Slayton (disease) TBD

Can Young make his season debut this Sunday against the Giants? Young has been capped all week, and with the farewell approaching (along with a potential game on the MetLife Stadium grounds), it’s worth watching. Gibson was capped on Friday after missing Thursday’s practice. If Gibson can’t get away, a big dose of Brian Robinson is expected.

The Giants have a long list of injuries entering Sunday’s big divisional showdown. The receiver is among the positions where the Giants have suffered injuries. Isaiah Hodgins, Kenny Golladay and David Sills will have to make up for the slack in case James and Slayton can’t play.

Eagles titans (-4.5)

Titans: DE Denico Autry (knee), CB Elijah Malden (groin), WR Cody Hollister (neck) OUT; DE Jeffrey Simmons (ankle), RB Hassan Haskins (thigh) TBD
Eagles: S. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (kidney), D.E. Robert Quinn (knee) OUT

The Titans will be watching Simmons on Sunday as he had his first practice all week on Friday. He was recovering from an injured ankle and was named a suspect for the fifth time in six weeks. Simmons ended up playing the other four times he was questionable. Randy Bullock, who has missed the last two games with a calf injury, is feeling better, so the Titans will have to make a roster decision this week with Caleb Shudak if Bullock is ready to go.

It’s no surprise that Gardner-Johnson dropped out of the Eagles, but Quinn came as a surprise on the injury record with a knee injury. Quinn was healthy all week until Friday. The Eagles may also use IR’s Jordan Davis (ankle) this weekend.

Broncos vs Ravens (-9.5)

Broncos: LB Dakota Allen (hamstring), TE Andrew Beck (hamstring/illness), WR KJ Hamler (hamstring), DT Jonathan Harris (knee OUT); WR Jerry Judy (ankle), S. Q’Vown Williams (wrist/elbow/knee), WR Cortland Sutton (illness) QUESTION
Ravens: FROM Kyle Hamilton (knee), CB Marlon Humphrey (ankle), T Ronnie Stanley (ankle), LB Del’Shon Phillips (quadriceps)

The Broncos could be very weak on a wide receiver Sunday with Hamler out and Judy and Sutton questionable. Sutton didn’t train all week due to illness and Jewedi missed training all week before returning on Friday. If all three are eliminated, Kendall Hinton will become the No. 1 receiver.

Thin in the background, the Ravens won’t have Marcus Williams this week. It remains to be seen whether Humphrey will play, but Peters was not injured. There will also be no J.K. Dobbins this week as, according to head coach John Harbaugh, this week has been a “build-up period” for the running back.

Browns (-7) in Texas

Brown: TE David Njoku (knee) OUT
Texans: WR Brandin Cooks (calves), CB Derek Stingley Jr. (hamstring) OUT; RB Rex Burkhead (Concussion) QUESTION

The Browns just dropped Njoku as he didn’t train all week. Harrison Bryant and Pharaoh Brown have a hard time starting as Njoku hasn’t trained all week. Everyone else can go.

The calf injury that limited Cook on Thursday kept him out of practice on Friday and out of Sunday’s game. Houston will rely on Nico Collins, Phillip Dorsett and Chris Moore to fill the void. According to Texans head coach Lovie Smith, Stingley’s injury is now “light”.

Seahawks (-7) vs. Rams

Seahawks: S. Josh Jones (illness), RB Travis Homer (illness/knee), S. Ryan Neal (elbow/shoulder) TBD
Rams: DT Aaron Donald (ankle), LB Travin Howard (thigh), LB Terrell Lewis (back), QB Matthew Stafford (concussion/neck), WR Lance McCutchen (shoulder) OUT; C Bryan Allen (thumb), CB Troy Hill (groin), LB Ernest Jones (back)

The Seahawks are doing pretty well for this game, even though several players have been sick and missed practice this week. Tackle Abraham Lucas (knee) is not injured, so he will play.

The Rams will not have Donald on Sunday as he will miss the first game of his career with an injury. John Woolford will start as quarterback, while Stafford is out for the second game in a row. Rams head coach Sean McVeigh said Bryce Perkins could play a few snaps. Hill is an in-game decision, while offensive lineman Tai Nsehe…


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