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NFL Week 17 Injuries: Titans' Derrick Henry Probably Will Not Play Thursday; Tony Pollard of the Cowboys is very questionable

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The NFL regular season is winding down and all 32 clubs are dealing with injuries – big and small. Some teams like the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins are dealing with quarterback issues, while others like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals are working with new starters on the offensive line.

Below, we’ll break down the official midweek injury reports for all NFL teams and review the final injury reports for the Dallas Cowboys and Titans, who play Thursday night. Who’s in? Who’s out? Who is in the right direction? This is your one-stop shop for everything related to injuries in the NFL this week.

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Dallas Cowboys (-12) at Tennessee Titans

  • cowboys: LB Leighton Vander Esch (Neck) OUT; RB Tony Pollard (thigh), LB Micah Parsons (hand) QUESTIONABLE
  • Titans: LB Dylan Cole (ankle), LB Zach Cunningham (elbow), LB Bud Dupree (pectoral), S Amani Hooker (knee), OT Nicholas Petit-Frere (ankle), QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle), DB Josh Thompson (concussion) ), FROM Jeffery Simmons (ankle) OUT; DE Denico Autry (biceps), CB Kristian Fulton (groin), RB Derrick Henry (hip) DOUBTFUL

The Cowboys will again be without Vander Esch due to a neck injury. Dallas has two stars listed as questionable as Pollard missed practice all week with a hamstring injury, while Parsons was limited on Tuesday and Wednesday with a hand problem. Even if they both play, it will be interesting to see how much time both players have against an undermanned squad of Titans. Pollard, however, is supposedly looking very dodgy to face Tennessee.

The Titans are not “sitting” starters for this nearly meaningless primetime showdown, but several starters won’t be playing. Tennessee is the most injured team in the NFL, and this Week 17 injury report proves it. Among the most impactful players not to be included are Tannehill, Simmons, Hooker and right-back Petit-Frere. Those listed as doubtful cannot play either. henry is a star supposedly did not expect to play against Dallas.

Defensive end Zach Allen (hand), offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee/ankle), running back James Conner (illness), wide receiver AJ Green (illness), cornerback Antonio Hamilton (hip) and cornerback Marco Wilson (neck) did not practice Wednesday for the Cardinals. Offensive guard Max Garcia (shoulder), center Billy Price (knee) and fullback Charles Washington (chest) had limited participation. Quarterback Colt McCoy was a full participant with his concussion and will start this week.

For the Falcons, offensive guard Chuma Edoga (knee), tight end Feleipe Franks (concussion) and offensive guard Elijah Wilkinson (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

The Colts had a walkthrough on Wednesday, so the injury report is an estimate. Wide receiver Ashton Dulin (concussion), tight end Kylen Granson (ankle) and cornerback Kenny Moore II (ankle) would not practice.

Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (knee), linebacker Azeez Ojulari (ankle) and defensive end Leonard Williams (neck) were limited participants for the Giants on Wednesday.

Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence missed practice Wednesday with a toe injury, while defensive back Andrew Wingard (shoulder), linebacker Travon Walker (ankle), offensive guard Brandon Scherff (abdomen/ankle) ) and defensive end Foley Fatukasi (ankle) were limited in practice. participants.

For Houston, offensive tackle Tytus Howard (concussion), center Jimmy Morrissey (concussion), tight end Teagan Quitoriano (thigh) and cornerback MJ Stewart (concussion) did not participate on Wednesday. Offensive guards Kenyon Green (ankle) and Justin McCray (thigh) had limited participants.

–Browns offensive tackle Jedrick Wills did not practice Wednesday due to a back injury. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (concussion) and safety John Johnson (thigh) had limited entrants.

For the Commanders, linebacker Jon Bostic (pectoral), forward Saahdiq Charles (concussion), running back Antonio Gibson (foot/knee), defensive end James Smith-Williams (concussion) and Chase Young (illness) did not practice. Wednesday. Safety Kamren Curl (ankle), offensive guard Andrew Norwell (shoulder), cornerback Benjamin St-Juste (ankle) and pass rusher Shaka Toney (ankle) were limited.

Bears wide receivers Chase Claypool (knee) and Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Defensive tackle Justin Jones (eye), wide receiver Dante Pettis (ankle) and offensive guard Cody Whitehair (knee) were limited participants.

The Lions had several players absent from practice on Wednesday. They were safety DeShon Elliott (shoulder), safety Kerby Joseph (back), center Frank Ragnow (foot), wide receiver Josh Reynolds (illness), offensive guard Logan Stenberg (illness) and linebacker Josh Woods (biceps). ).

Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (thigh), wide receiver Shi Smith (foot) and tight end Tommy Tremble (hip) were limited in practice Wednesday. Right tackle Taylor Moton and running back D’Onta Foreman were given rest days.

For the Buccaneers, cornerback Carlton Davis (shoulder), linebacker Anthony Nelson (illness) and defensive end Rakeem Nunez-Roches (staff) did not practice Wednesday. Tampa Bay had several limited entrants, however. They were cornerback Jamel Dean (toe), safety Mike Edwards (thigh), wide receiver Julio Jones (knee), defensive end Carl Nassib (pectoral), tight end Cade Otton (quadriceps), left tackle Donovan Smith (foot), nose tackle Vita Vea (calf), safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle) and right-back Tristan Wirfs (ankle).

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has already been ruled out this week as he is in concussion protocol. Joining him for a no-practice Wednesday were offensive tackle Terron Armstead (toe/pectoral/knee/hip), pass rusher Bradley Chubb (ankle/hand), offensive tackle Eric Fisher (calf) and fullback Alec Ingold (thumb). Pass rusher Jaelan Phillips (knee) and safety Eric Rowe (hip/knee) were limited participants.

Offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste (illness), cornerback Jack Jones (knee), cornerback Marcus Jones (concussion), cornerback Jalen Mills (groin) and tight end Jonnu Smith (concussion) did not practice Wednesday for the Patriots. Running back Damien Harris (thigh), tight end Hunter Henry (knee), cornerback Jonathan Jones (chest), running back Rhamondre Stevenson (ankle) and wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (knee) were limited participants.

The Broncos are certainly one of the most injured teams in the NFL. Wednesday, offensive tackle Calvin Anderson (ankle), linebacker Baron Browning (back), tight end Greg Dulcich (elbow), pass rusher Randy Gregory (knee), nose tackle DJ Jones (knee), nose tackle Mike Purcell (elbow) and safety K’Waun Williams (knee) did not practice. Guard Quinn Meinerz (ribs), wide receiver Kendall Hinton (thigh), wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (ankle), offensive line Dalton Risner (foot) and wide receiver Courtland Sutton (thigh) were limited participants.

No Chiefs player missed practice or had limited participation.

Star running back Alvin Kamara did not practice Wednesday for the Saints. He was listed as having a quadriceps problem and personal issue, but he was also listed as not injured. Joining him for missed practices were safety Marcus Maye (shoulder), offensive guard Andrus Peat (ankle), offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk (illness) and running back Dwayne Washington (illness). Safety Justin Evans (shoulder), cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abs), wide receiver Chris Olave (thigh) and linebacker Pete Werner (thigh) were limited participants.

For the Eagles, quarterback Jalen Hurts (right shoulder), offensive tackle Lane Johnson (groin), cornerback Avonte Maddox (toe) and running back Miles Sanders (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Wide receiver AJ Brown (knee) and defensive tackle Jordan Davis (concussion) were limited participants.

Defensive end Nick Bosa (illness), defensive tackle Kevin Givens (knee), defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee), wide receiver Deebo Samuel (ankle/knee) and punter Mitch Wishnowsky (illness) did not practice Wednesday. fair by the 49ers. Defensive tackle Arik Armstead (foot/ankle), defensive end Kerry Hyder (ankle), running back Jordan Mason (thigh), running back Christian McCaffrey (knee), cornerback Ambry Thomas (ankle) and quarterback Brock Purdy (oblique/rib) were limited participants.

For the Raiders, Derek Carr was the only non-participant in practice this Wednesday, as he would be away from the team. after being banned. Offensive tackle Jackson Barton (back), running back Zamir White (ankle) and cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (knee) were limited participants.

Jets quarterback Mike White was a complete participant with his rib injury and will start this week against the Seahawks. Cornerback Brandin Echols (hip) and wide receiver Jeff Smith (knee) were the two Jets absent Wednesday, while offensive tackle Duane Brown (shoulder), offensive tackle George Fant (knee), safety Lamarcus Joyner (hip) and wide receiver Denzel Mims (concussion) had limited participants.

The Seahawks had several players miss practice on Wednesday. Linebacker Nick Bellore (illness), tight end Noah Fant (knee), wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (shoulder/wrist), running back Travis Homer (ankle), wide receiver Tyler Lockett (hand), tight end Abraham Lucas (knee), safety Ryan Neal (knee) and running back Kenneth Walker III (ankle) did not practice. Running back DeeJay Dallas (ankle) and linebacker Bruce Irvin (knee/heel) were limited participants, while nose tackle Al Woods (Achilles) was a full participant.

Vikings center Garrett Bradbury (back) and nose tackle James Lynch (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Offensive guard Ezra Cleveland (shoulder) had limited participation.

For the Packers, wide receiver Christian Watson (hip), quarterback Aaron Rodgers (thumb/right knee) and defensive back Keisean Nixon (groin) did not practice Wednesday. Offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (knee/abs), forward Elgton Jenkins (knee), running back Aaron Jones (knee/ankle) and offensive tackle Yosh Nijman (shoulder) had limited participants.

Center Brian Allen (calf), offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe (illness), wide receiver Ben Skowronek (calf) and quarterback John Wolford (neck) did not practice for the Rams on Wednesday. Defensive tackle Marquise Copeland (ankle) and linebacker Travin Howard (hip) were limited participants.

For the Chargers, safety Derwin James was the only player not to practice as he is recovering from a concussion. Running back Austin Ekeler (knee) had limited participation.

Steelers cornerback Cam Sutton (hamstring) was the only Steeler not to practice Wednesday due to an injury. Wide receiver Diontae Johnson was limited by a toe problem. Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon is back in practice, but remains on the reserve/injured list.

For the Ravens, quarterback Lamar Jackson again did not practice due to a knee problem. Joining him for the missed practice were defensive end Calais Campbell (knee), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (illness), cornerback Marcus Peters (calf) and pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul (illness).

Buffalo Bills (-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (Monday)

Analysis to come.