NFL Nation reporters assess the most important accidents throughout the league for Week 11.

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The Payments are anticipated to have QB Josh Allen (elbow) wholesome and again in the beginning lineup once they return from their bye week to host the Jaguars in Week 12. One query shall be whether or not high tight finish Charles Clay (hamstring) is ready to play after lacking final Sunday’s win over the Jets. He was listed as week-to-week and didn’t apply earlier than that recreation. — Mike Rodak

The Dolphins head into the bye week in determined want of excellent well being information. Adam Gase stated he wasn’t positive they might have 46 wholesome gamers to be energetic if that they had a recreation this week. Ryan Tannehill threw passes final weekend, and the Dolphins are hopeful that if he continues to throw with out a lot ache, there’s a likelihood he may play Nov. 25. He is not out of the woods but, however it’s the most optimism we have seen on an injury that saved him out the previous 5 video games. Receivers DeVante Parker (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (foot) are anticipated to miss a while, however Gase indicated that neither injury appears to be season-ending. There may be optimism that Laremy Tunsil, Ja’Wuan James, Ted Larsen and Charles Harris are shut to returning and will achieve this on Nov. 25 vs. the Colts. — Cameron Wolfe

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is the participant who in all probability will profit most from the bye, as he has missed three of the previous 4 video games (again, ankle). Getting Gronkowski again, in addition to beginning proper guard Shaq Mason, would naturally be a giant enhance to the staff. No. 2 TE Dwayne Allen (knee) has been strolling with assistance from crutches and did not participate in the staff’s lone bye-week apply. — Mike Reiss

The Jets are on their bye week, giving QB Sam Darnold additional time to relaxation his strained proper foot. He wasn’t shut to enjoying final week, however he is out of his strolling boot, which is an encouraging signal. Nonetheless, he is removed from a lock for Week 12 towards the Patriots. He hasn’t practiced since struggling the injury. The Jets will err on the facet of warning, so there’s an opportunity he won’t return till the next week towards the Titans. Josh McCown would begin once more in his place. — Wealthy Cimini


Joe Flacco missed Wednesday’s apply with a proper hip injury, ramping up hypothesis that Lamar Jackson will make his first NFL begin. John Harbaugh stated Flacco would not have to apply to play and declined to focus on who may begin Sunday towards the Bengals. “I do not really feel like we owe anyone any solutions,” Harbaugh stated. Jackson, who has performed in specialty packages all through the season, is the one one of many 5 quarterbacks drafted in this yr’s first spherical who hasn’t began. He would face a Bengals protection that ranks final in the NFL and have become the primary in the Tremendous Bowl period to permit greater than 500 yards in three straight video games. “I really feel like I would be very ready,” Jackson stated. “I am making an attempt to sponge all the pieces in. … No matter occurs will occur.” Flacco has missed solely six video games in his 11-year NFL profession, beginning Baltimore’s previous 41 video games. — Jamison Hensley

A.J. Inexperienced stays the most important absence on the apply discipline, however contemplating he is supposed to be out till December, consideration turns to the linebackers, who’ve been one of many weakest models on the staff. Nick Vigil remains to be not working towards, and whereas Vontaze Burfict returned to apply, Preston Brown didn’t apply Wednesday. Brown was sporting a big brace on his knee. With Vincent Rey additionally restricted, the Bengals are dangerously skinny at considered one of their weakest positions. — Katherine Terrell

Cornerback Terrance Mitchell nonetheless plans to return for the ultimate 4 video games of the season. Mitchell had surgical procedure to restore a damaged wrist Oct. 1 and was positioned on injured reserve. The hope was that he may return, and his rehab and therapy have gone effectively sufficient that the Browns count on him again a while after the bye. — Pat McManamon

James Conner, extra necessary than ever with Le’Veon Bell executed for the yr, entered the week in concussion protocol however participated in apply Wednesday. Coach Mike Tomlin is optimistic, saying he hopes this week’s practices “lay all these discussions to mattress” about Conner’s availability for Sunday towards the Jaguars. — Jeremy Fowler


On Wednesday, working again D’Onta Foreman practiced for the primary time since he tore his Achilles tendon almost a yr in the past. This opens the 21-day window the Texans have to transfer Foreman from the PUP record to the energetic roster or put him on injured reserve. Whereas Foreman stated he is assured he’ll play this season, head coach Invoice O’Brien cautioned that earlier than the working again takes the sphere, the Texans want to ensure that he is in adequate form to contribute. — Sarah Barshop

Clayton Geathers (knee) and Malik Hooker (hip), the 2 beginning safeties, and veteran Mike Mitchell (calf) all missed apply Wednesday. Geathers’ not working towards could be extra of a precaution as a result of he missed two of three days of apply final week earlier than beginning towards Jacksonville final weekend. Hooker practiced all three days regardless of being on the injury report all three days final week. Mitchell has been out since he left the Week eight recreation at Oakland in the second half. — Mike Wells

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Middle Brandon Linder is completed for the season after proper knee surgical procedure on Tuesday, and Tyler Shatley will take over because the starter. He has began eight video games (six at middle, two at left guard) in his four-plus seasons with the Jaguars, together with 4 at middle final season when Linder was out with an sickness. The offseason shall be fascinating for the Jaguars as a result of they’ve two beginning linemen getting back from critical knee accidents (LT Cam Robinson is the opposite), the suitable guard is a free agent, and the suitable sort out shouldn’t be anticipated to be again. — Michael DiRocco

The Titans are hoping proper sort out Jack Conklin is ready to return after lacking final week’s recreation due to a concussion. Mike Vrabel stated Conklin is making progress however remains to be below protocol. As a former participant, Vrabel would not take concussions calmly, so count on the Titans to use excessive warning concerning Conklin’s scenario and never rush him again. Vast receiver Taywan Taylor missed final week’s recreation with a foot injury that he suffered towards Dallas. He did not apply final week however ran on the treadmill after sporting a strolling boot. — Turron Davenport


The Broncos have some optimism that rookie working again Royce Freeman, who has missed the previous two video games with an ankle injury and nonetheless leads the staff in dashing touchdowns with 4, shall be prepared to play a minimum of a few of the recreation Sunday towards the Chargers. Freeman practiced Wednesday on a restricted foundation, and coach Vance Joseph stated, “If I am a betting man, I am betting on Royce that he performs Sunday.” With Freeman again in the lineup, the Broncos may have the best a part of their offense — the working recreation — at full power, one thing they’ve stated shall be key as they work by way of the accidents in the offensive line, provided that guard Ron Leary and middle Matt Paradis are each now on injured reserve. The Broncos are anticipated to lean extra on their larger personnel groupings with a play-action element in the passing recreation. They’ve an even bigger number of choices from the playbook if each Freeman and Phillip Lindsay are in the lineup. — Jeff Legwold

The Chiefs are assured that WR Sammy Watkins (foot) and LB Anthony Hitchens (rib) shall be obtainable towards the Rams after lacking final week’s recreation. Watkins in explicit can be a welcome addition towards a high-scoring opponent. Watkins both did not play or performed little in Kansas Metropolis’s two lowest-scoring video games of the season. — Adam Teicher

Defensive finish Joey Bosa was a restricted participant in apply Wednesday, marking the primary time he practiced since reaggravating a bruised left foot throughout apply in the lead-up to the staff’s season opener towards the Chiefs. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn stated he’ll slowly ramp up Bosa’s exercise in apply this week, however he didn’t rule out the likelihood that the Ohio State product performs for the primary time this season on Sunday at dwelling towards the Broncos. — Eric D. Williams

The Raiders’ broad receiver corps is in tatters as a result of weeks after the staff traded Amari Cooper to the Cowboys for a first-round draft choose, Martavis Bryant is out indefinitely with a PCL injury, and Jordy Nelson shall be questionable to play Sunday at Arizona with a bone bruise in his knee. As such, seventh-round rookie Marcell Ateman ought to be activated for the primary time in his profession. The Raiders additionally promoted rookie Saeed Blacknall from the apply squad to the 53-man roster. Nonetheless, count on Brandon LaFell and Seth Roberts to be the beginning wideouts towards the Cardinals. — Paul Gutierrez


Left sort out Tyron Smith didn’t apply Wednesday due to a decent again. Though the staff doesn’t imagine it would maintain him out of Sunday’s recreation at Atlanta, this raises a priority as a result of he has had again points the earlier two seasons. Smith didn’t play final yr at Atlanta, which performed a giant half in Dak Prescott’s being sacked eight occasions. The Cowboys really feel higher protected with veteran Cameron Fleming prepared if one thing occurred to Smith, however the five-time Professional Bowler is coming off his greatest recreation of the season final week at Philadelphia. Professional Bowl proper guard Zack Martin (knee) additionally didn’t apply, however he’s anticipated to play Sunday and can do extra in apply because the week goes on. — Todd Archer

The Giants solely had a jog-through on a brief week Wednesday, however beginning free security Curtis Riley (shoulder) was listed as having not practiced. Coach Pat Shurmur once more brushed if off by saying that there weren’t any main injury issues, that this was regular recreation put on and tear. The Giants have veteran security Michael Thomas prepared to step in if crucial, so there would not be a giant drop-off if Riley is unable to play. — Jordan Raanan

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The Eagles could possibly be getting two key defensive gamers again in time for their large recreation on the Saints. Coach Doug Pederson is optimistic that DT Tim Jernigan (herniated disc surgical procedure) and CB Sidney Jones (hamstring) will play this weekend. Jernigan has but to play this season. Pairing him again up inside with Fletcher Cox would offer a lift to the Eagles’ go rush. — Tim McManus

Left sort out Trent Williams (thumb) already has been dominated out for Sunday’s recreation vs. Houston, and coach Jay Gruden stated there is a good likelihood that working again Chris Thompson (ribs) won’t play both. However there are three gamers whose standing is extra questionable: receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle), place kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin) and cornerback Quinton Dunbar (shin/hamstring). Crowder underwent an MRI earlier this week, and there was no additional harm. The ankle is taking some time to heal, however Gruden was optimistic that Crowder will return sooner or later soon. He nonetheless is not fairly proper reducing on his ankle. They’re extra perplexed by Dunbar as a result of there’s nerve harm in the leg. He can stroll tremendous; it simply hurts to run. As for Hopkins, they will see how he feels Friday, however they labored out 5 kickers Tuesday simply in case. — John Keim


The Bears have virtually all of their key gamers wholesome as they put together for Sunday evening’s showdown towards the Vikings. Linebacker Khalil Mack and broad receiver Allen Robinson each returned to motion final week. Mack ( sacks) and Robinson (six catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns) had enormous roles in Chicago’s victory over Detroit. The one lingering injury query is when the Bears will carry tight finish Adam Shaheen off injured reserve and add him to the energetic roster. Shaheen started working towards with the staff final week. — Jeff Dickerson

Detroit is getting overwhelmed up at this level of the season. Apart from sending RG T.J. Lang (neck) to injured reserve, the Lions had 9 gamers on the injury report Wednesday; that is an approximation since Detroit went by way of a walkthrough as an alternative of apply. The primary one to listen to is WR Marvin Jones Sr. (knee), who wouldn’t have practiced. Whereas Adam Schefter reported that Jones had a bone bruise, the probabilities of him enjoying towards Carolina appear slim. If he cannot play, determine that the Panthers pays extra consideration to Kenny Golladay. Two of Detroit’s three tight ends are on the injury report: Michael Roberts (shoulder) would not have practiced, and Luke Willson (shoulder) would have gone on a restricted foundation. That leaves Detroit, for now, with one wholesome tight finish. Defensive sort out is now additionally a priority with Damon Harrison (shoulder) restricted on Wednesday and A’Shawn Robinson (ankle) surprisingly listed as somebody who would not have practiced. Contemplating Detroit’s porous run protection, if both or each are out or restricted, that would give Carolina’s working backs and Cam Newton a giant benefit. For a staff that has misplaced three straight, these are a bunch of regarding accidents — and that does not embody CB Darius Slay (knee), who was restricted. That is an improve from final Wednesday, although, when the Lions’ No. 1 nook was out. — Michael Rothstein

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Vast receiver Randall Cobb, CB Kevin King, OLB Nick Perry and S Kentrell Brice won’t play Thursday towards the Seahawks, whereas LB Blake Martinez and CB Bashaud Breeland had been listed as questionable. Martinez performed by way of a sprained ankle Sunday vs. Miami whereas Breeland suffered a groin injury. Cobb and King each missed the Miami recreation with hamstring accidents, and Perry (knee) and Brice (ankle) had been injured throughout that recreation. — Rob Demovsky

Stefon Diggs stated on NFL Community that he is “again to feeling regular” after lacking the Lions recreation with an injury to his ribs, and he expects to play towards the Bears on Sunday Evening Soccer. Diggs was a full participant in apply, as was Linval Joseph, who has an ankle and shoulder injury. Dalvin Cook dinner was now not on the injury report after seven weeks listed with a hamstring injury, which is an effective signal for the Vikings’ offense going ahead. However even popping out of the bye, Minnesota’s injury report was far longer than Chicago’s. The Vikings are nonetheless with out Anthony Barr (hamstring) and Andrew Sendejo (groin) and could possibly be with out David Morgan (knee) after all three didn’t apply Wednesday. Adam Thielen injured his calf in the lead-up to the Lions recreation however was in a position to play by way of the injury in Week 9. He was restricted on Wednesday (additionally listed with a low again injury) together with Tom Compton (knee), Xavier Rhodes (foot) and Mike Remmers (low again). — Courtney Cronin


Deion Jones’ standing remains to be a thriller, although the Professional Bowl linebacker was activated off injured reserve after present process early-season foot surgical procedure. Coach Dan Quinn did not commit to Jones enjoying Sunday towards the Cowboys, and Jones solely stated he was “shut” when requested how he felt. It would not be a shock to see the Falcons take an additional cautious method and maintain Jones inactive this week. — Vaughn McClure

Vast receiver Torrey Smith labored on the facet for the primary time since injuring his knee a month in the past, however he seems a minimum of one other week away from returning to the lineup. Whereas he has been out, first-round draft choose DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel have performed effectively, so the staff is not dashing Smith again. Smith stated that had this been the playoffs, his rehab would have been extra aggressive. — David Newton

Left sort out Terron Armstead seems doubtless to miss a while with what the Saints have listed as a shoulder injury (the NFL Community reported that he’ll miss three or 4 weeks with a pectoral injury, however that has not been confirmed). Regardless, Armstead appears unlikely to play Sunday vs. the Eagles, which is a giant blow since he has been enjoying at an All-Professional stage this yr. The excellent news is that the Saints have a dependable veteran backup in Jermon Bushrod, and the remainder of their loaded offensive line has been enjoying nice as effectively. — Mike Triplett

Linebacker Lavonte David has a sprained MCL, and a supply informed ESPN that he “may miss a while,” although nothing has been determined but. He didn’t apply Wednesday, however when he left the sport Sunday towards the Redskins, he returned in the fourth quarter to play by way of the injury and was surprisingly efficient towards Adrian Peterson. “That simply goes to present that most individuals cannot grasp what adrenaline does in a recreation,” coach Dirk Koetter stated. Defensive finish Vinny Curry (ankle), offensive sort out Demar Dotson (knee/shoulder), security Justin Evans (toe), broad receiver Chris Godwin (ankle), defensive finish Carl Nassib and cornerback M.J. Stewart (foot) all missed apply. — Jenna Laine


9 Cardinals did not apply Wednesday, however probably the most regarding was security Budda Baker, who has a foot injury. Steve Wilks stated Wednesday that Baker shall be “tremendous” however did not know the way lengthy his injury would take. Shedding Baker can be a blow for a secondary that depends on him in quite a lot of methods. His versatility permits the Cardinals to line him up as security or transfer him into the field as a nickel nook. — Josh Weinfuss

The Rams are anticipated to have a clear invoice of well being, except for WR Cooper Kupp, who tore his ACL on Sunday towards the Seahawks and shall be out for the rest of the season. Josh Reynolds is predicted to begin in Kupp’s absence. Reynolds additionally stuffed in when Kupp was sidelined for two weeks with a knee sprain. — Lindsey Thiry

Popping out of this week’s bye, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects to have all 53 gamers obtainable for a minimum of some stage of participation in apply subsequent week. That uncommon incidence would imply constructive steps ahead for linebacker Reuben Foster (hamstring), security Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and receiver Pierre Garcon (knee), all of whom didn’t play final week towards the Giants however are anticipated to return after the bye. The quantity of accidents plaguing the Niners this season has made it tough to get a full analysis of the expertise at some key positions, so getting into the house stretch comparatively wholesome ought to a minimum of permit the Niners a greater sense of what they’ve as they head towards the offseason. — Nick Wagoner

The Seahawks will doubtless be with out linebacker Ok.J. Wright on Thursday evening towards the Packers. He is listed as uncertain after not working towards this week due to his troublesome knee. Barkevious Mingo, who usually performs strong-side linebacker when Seattle is in its base protection, may once more transfer over to the weak facet for Wright. The opposite large injury query is defensive finish Dion Jordan, who’s listed as questionable with a recurring knee problem of his personal. He was a full participant in apply the previous two days, which bodes effectively for Thursday. — Brady Henderson

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