Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier officially landed on IR Tuesday, ending his season after the scary Week 13 back injury he suffered in Cincinnati. Shazier had surgery Dec. 6 to stabilize his spine, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, and has reportedly shown "gradual improvement." Doctors are "controlling and limiting his movement as they wait for the swelling and bruising in his back to subside." We'll see what Shazier's future looks like beyond 2017.
Giants S Landon Collins suffered a sprained left ankle in the 4th quarter of Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. He said after the game that he thinks "it's real mild" and doesn't expect it to end his season, according to NJ.com. Collins left the stadium in a walking boot, though, and the Giants have little incentive to risk any further damage to a defensive cornerstone. We'll see about his practice participation and Week 15 availability.
The Buccaneers might be without DT Gerald McCoy over the season's final 3 weeks. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that McCoy believes he tore his right biceps in Sunday's loss to the Lions. McCoy said the injury happened on the game's 1st play and that he tried to play through the pain before realizing he was hurting the team. McCoy is familiar with the injury, having torn his right biceps in November 2011 and the left biceps in 2010. If confirmed, the injury would almost certainly end his season.
Seahawks OLB K.J. Wright left Sunday's loss to the Jaguars with a concussion. He'll need to pass through the league protocol before returning to action, which doesn't bode well for his Week 15 availability. MLB Bobby Wagner left the same game with a hamstring injury. He originally suffered a hamstring injury back in Week 8 and turned up questionable for weeks 9, 12 and 13. Wagner has yet to lose a game to injury this year, though. We'll see about his status as Seattle gets into Week 15 prep.
The Jets likely lost QB Josh McCown for the remainder of the season Sunday when he suffered a broken left hand in the loss to the Broncos. Bryce Petty stepped in after McCown's injury and figures to take over for at least Week 15.
Giants OLB Jonathan Casillas hit IR this week because of neck and wrist injuries he has been dealing with for much of the season. Casillas previously suffered a neck injury in 2015 as well. He's the 21st Giants player to land on IR this season and is headed for free agency in the spring at age 30.
Cowboys DT David Irving was diagnosed with a concussion after last Thursday's win over Washington. The issue kept him out of practice Wednesday. That doesn't seem to bode well for Irving's return in time for Sunday's game at the Giants. We'll see how he progresses.
Titans CB Logan Ryan is in the league concussion protocol after suffering the injury in Sunday's win over Houston. We'll see how quickly he can progress through and return to the field.
Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick left Monday night's game against the Steelers early with a concussion. He'll now have a short week to try to progress through the league protocol, lowering his chances of playing against the Bears on Sunday.
Cowboys OLB Sean Lee expects to play Sunday against the Giants, according to Pro Football Talk. Lee missed the past 3 games and most of the contest before that with a hamstring injury he suffered in the loss to the Falcons.
The Bengals lost RB Joe Mixon to a concussion in the 2nd quarter of Monday night's game against the Steelers. The shortened week before Sunday's game against the Bears won't help his chances of passing through the league protocol in time.
Sunday's deservedly publicized cheap shot by Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski left Bills CB Tre'Davious White with a concussion. He'll need to pass through the league protocol before returning to the field, which likely means that he'll at least miss the Week 14 game against the Colts.
Texans RB Alfred Blue left in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Titans with a concussion, according to the Houston Chronicle. It was 1 of 4 that struck Houston in the game. We'll see how he fares in the league protocol.
Lions S Tavon Wilson will miss the rest of the season because of a shoulder injury that will require surgery, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Wilson initially hurt his left shoulder back in training camp. He then aggravated the issue early in the season and then hurt the shoulder again in the Thanksgiving loss to the Vikings. The team placed Wilson on IR Monday.
Jaguars LB Telvin Smith left Sunday's game against the Cardinals with a concussion. He got cleared to return after a concussion test earlier in the game but then left again and was diagnosed with the head injury. We'll see how long it keeps him out.
Panthers TE Greg Olsen left Sunday's game against the Jets with a foot issue and will not return. He had been out since Week 2 with a foot fracture. We'll see what the team says about this particular injury.
Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers suffered a concussion in the Week 11 win over the Dolphins. He missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons. We'll see if he can get back for Week 13.
Colts S Clayton Geathers is expected to play Sunday against the Titans after a little more than a year off for neck surgery, ESPN's Mike Wells reports. Geathers had surgery in March to repair a bulging disc that developed from a collision during a game against Tennessee last November. The Colts expect him to play limited snaps to start.
Washington WR Terrelle Pryor had arthroscopic surgery Monday on the right ankle injury that kept him out of Week 11's loss to the Saints. Pryor had reportedly been nursing the injury since Week 2, when a low hit by Rams S Cody Davis caused it. " [Dr. Robert Anderson] said the stuff he saw in there, he couldn't believe I was still playing on it," Pryor said Friday, according to ESPN.com. Pryor will be a free agent for the 2nd straight offseason come March. He'll head into his age-29 season next fall.
Seahawks RB Mike Davis left in the 3rd quarter of Monday night's loss to the Falcons with a groin strain. The Seattle Times reports that Davis didn't seem too concerned about the injury but also that he'd get an MRI to determine the extent. Davis started in his 1st game with Seattle, playing ahead of Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls, who was a healthy scratch.
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