NFL Nation reporters assess the largest accidents throughout the league for Week 13.

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AFC EAST

Tight finish Charles Clay (hamstring) returned to apply Wednesday on a restricted foundation, his first apply since injuring his hamstring Nov. four in opposition to the Bears. If Clay can play Sunday at Miami, it might be his first recreation taking part in with rookie quarterback Josh Allen since Oct. 14. Clay, with 19 catches for 169 yards, is on tempo for his worst season since 2012. — Mike Rodak

Receiver Danny Amendola (knee) and heart Travis Swanson face an uphill problem to play Sunday vs. the Payments. Leonte Carroo ought to see a major uptick in reps if Amendola cannot play. Kenyan Drake reinjured his shoulder final Sunday, however he mentioned he expects to play Sunday. He is going to put on a pink non-contact jersey all through the week, however he ought to see his regular workload as a major pass-catching again alongside Frank Gore. — Cameron Wolfe

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2 Associated

Tom Brady is taking part in by means of a knee injury that he acknowledged befell in a Nov. 10 loss to the Titans, however believes it won’t be one thing that lingers all season. His apply time, nevertheless, has been restricted due to it. In the meantime, No. 2 TE Dwayne Allen (knee) did not apply Wednesday, which places his standing in doubt for the second straight week, and means the Patriots can be with out a sturdy blocking presence in opposition to arguably the most effective move rush they’ve confronted this season, in opposition to the Vikings. — Mike Reiss

Sam Darnold (foot) practiced Wednesday for the primary time because the injury three weeks in the past, elevating hope he’ll play Sunday in opposition to the Titans. The rookie was restricted in apply, which is telling. If Darnold had been 100 %, he would’ve been full-go, particularly with Josh McCown coping with some minor accidents. If Darnold is in a position to take part in a full apply on Thursday, it will be a superb signal. If not, it could possibly be one other week of McCown. — Wealthy Cimini

AFC NORTH

Joe Flacco remained sidelined with a hip injury, which implies Lamar Jackson is predicted to make his third NFL begin. Flacco noticed a hip specialist on Monday, however there isn’t a timetable on the Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback. “You simply let it play out,” John Harbaugh mentioned of Flacco, who has been out since Nov. four. “That is past our management.” Gus Edwards, the main rusher for the previous two weeks, missed Wednesday’s apply with an ankle injury. The extent of concern would improve if Edwards would not apply Thursday. Edwards has had some wear-and-tear not too long ago, with 40 carries the previous two video games. — Jamison Hensley

The larger query for the Bengals is who is not injured after shedding double-digit gamers to injured reserve. Now they’ve misplaced beginning quarterback Andy Dalton for the remainder of the season. The one vibrant spot in all of that is that extensive receiver A.J. Inexperienced seems to be on his manner to a comeback after returning to apply this week. Inexperienced declared that he is again, so it seems to be just like the Bengals may have their largest star on the sphere this week. — Katherine Terrell

The Browns had been down two facilities in Wednesday’s apply, however starter J.C. Tretter is predicted to play in Houston. Tretter has performed by means of an ankle sprain all season. Backup Austin Corbett had his foot stepped on in Cincinnati and is day to day, interim coach Gregg Williams mentioned. — Pat McManamon

Defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt returned from an elbow injury to apply on a restricted foundation Wednesday. The crew will take it slowly with Tuitt, however might use the pass-rush enhance Sunday in opposition to the Chargers, particularly with OLB Bud Dupree (pectoral muscle) lacking Wednesday’s session. Tight finish Vance McDonald can be a query mark with a hip challenge. — Jeremy Fowler

AFC SOUTH

The Texans began RB D’Onta Foreman’s 21-day apply window on Nov. 14, however head coach Invoice O’Brien mentioned that whereas the working again is “doing higher,” he would not “suppose he is all the best way again.” Houston nonetheless has one other week to make the choice to both transfer Foreman from the bodily unable to carry out (PUP) record or put him on injured reserve, and O’Brien mentioned they are going to proceed to consider him at apply this week to see if a return is possible. Foreman tore his Achilles tendon greater than a yr in the past, and started coaching camp on the PUP record. — Sarah Barshop

Working again Marlon Mack stays in the concussion protocol after struggling a concussion in opposition to Miami on Sunday. Mack leads the Colts in speeding (556 yards). Friday shall be a greater indicator to decide if Mack shall be out of the protocol in time to play at Jacksonville on Sunday. Rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins will deal with the majority of the carries if Mack would not play in opposition to the Jaguars. — Mike Wells

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Cornerback Jalen Ramsey didn’t apply Wednesday due to a knee injury, and coach Doug Marrone mentioned he has a “excessive degree of concern” in regards to the injury. Ramsey was noticed in the locker room and he did not seem to have a wrap or brace on both knee in order that’s a superb signal. Not having him in opposition to Indianapolis on Sunday can be an enormous loss as a result of he has achieved a superb job of limiting the injury achieved by T.Y. Hilton over the previous two seasons (4 video games of 100-plus yards for Hilton from 2012-16, however hasn’t had greater than 95 yards in seven video games in opposition to Ramsey). — Michael DiRocco

The Titans hope to have cornerback Malcolm Butler cleared from concussion protocol in some unspecified time in the future this week. Butler was listed as restricted on Wednesday’s injury report and rode a stationary bike throughout the open portion of apply. The injury was initially a stinger, which warrants an analysis for concussion syndrome and finally led to being positioned on protocol. Cornerback Adoree Jackson suffered a minor tweak to his left knee in opposition to the Texans which brought on him to put on a sleeve on his knee on Wednesday. Jackson mentioned after the sport that he was high-quality, and reiterated that he was all proper earlier than working towards on Wednesday. Extensive receiver Taywan Taylor (foot) was listed as a full participant on Wednesday, which is the primary time since he got here out of the Week 9 recreation in opposition to the Cowboys. — Turron Davenport

AFC WEST

Broncos cornerback Tramaine Brock (ribs) didn’t apply Wednesday and if he is unavailable to play Sunday in opposition to the Bengals, it might probably put rookie Isaac Yiadom in the lineup when the crew’s goes to its dime (six defensive backs) look. Yiadom performed 23 snaps in opposition to the Steelers this previous Sunday after Brock left the sport with slightly below 5 minutes remaining in the third quarter, and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went proper after Yiadom on the primary snap after Brock went to the sideline. Yiadom had some rocky moments after that, however Broncos coach Vance Joseph mentioned Yiadom additionally confirmed the power to bounce again after robust performs and “nonetheless play with confidence.” Additionally Wednesday, linebacker Brandon Marshall (knee), who has missed the final three video games, returned to apply as a restricted participant. — Jeff Legwold

Extensive receiver Sammy Watkins did not apply for the Chiefs, an ominous signal for his availability for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Raiders. Watkins injured his foot in opposition to the Browns on Nov. four and did not play the next week in opposition to the Cardinals. He performed a handful of snaps in opposition to the Rams in the subsequent recreation, however one other week off courtesy of the bye did not present him sufficient time to start the apply week. — Adam Teicher

Coach Anthony Lynn mentioned it is extremely uncertain that working again Melvin Gordon performs on Sunday in opposition to the Steelers after struggling a sprained proper knee final week in opposition to Arizona. Nonetheless, Gordon is not less than shifting round, as he rode a motorbike on the aspect whereas watching apply Wednesday. Gordon wore a brace on his injured knee for stability, however needs to be again in some unspecified time in the future earlier than the common season ends. — Eric D. Williams

Did you see the play the Raiders ran Sunday in Baltimore, when 33-year-old WR Jordy Nelson, coming off a missed recreation with a bone bruise in a knee, ran an end-around that resulted in a lack of yards? That just about encapsulated Oakland’s season in common, Nelson’s in specific. Nelson, although, needs to be more healthy for this weekend’s recreation in opposition to the Chiefs. The Raiders have 11 gamers on injured reserve, one other on IR-designated to return and yet one more nonetheless on the PUP record. It has been a tricky yr for the Raiders with accidents. — Paul Gutierrez

NFC EAST

Left sort out Tyron Smith didn’t apply all week due to a stinger suffered in opposition to Atlanta and was aggravated in warmups on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys will take till 90 minutes earlier than kickoff earlier than deciding on Smith’s standing in opposition to New Orleans, however the truth he didn’t work all week and had a flare up in warmups the final time he had contact doesn’t bode nicely for him being out there. Veteran Cameron Fleming would exchange Smith and he did a reputable job in opposition to Washington. A yr in the past, the Cowboys’ season fell aside when Chaz Inexperienced changed an injured Smith, however Fleming is a strong possibility, having began 21 video games in his profession, together with a Tremendous Bowl for New England. — Todd Archer

Evan Engram (hamstring) participated in the crew’s morning walk-through Wednesday however did not apply. The Giants performed it secure with him Sunday in opposition to the Eagles. They’d probably lean in that route once more this week if he is nonetheless not 100 %. Engram’s snaps had decreased pre-injury anyway. — Jordan Raanan

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The Eagles are hopeful they’re going to be more healthy at cornerback this week. Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox are all thought of day-to-day after lacking final week’s recreation in opposition to the Giants. Odds are they’re going to get not less than one in every of them again. Linebacker Nigel Bradham, in the meantime, shall be taking part in with only one good hand. He broke his thumb in three separate locations final week, had surgical procedure and is now in a forged. — Tim McManus

The Redskins are inspired by the progress made by working again Chris Thompson (ribs) and receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle). Crowder has missed the previous seven video games, however did take part in particular person drills throughout apply on Wednesday, a step in the appropriate route for him. Thompson participated in a second consecutive apply and mentioned he stays hopeful about taking part in Monday at Philadelphia. Thompson mentioned it was a three-week injury, however the third week occurred to be a Thursday recreation at Dallas. This gave him an additional week to get better. The Redskins’ offense would get a lift with the return of each gamers. — John Keim

NFC NORTH

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky didn’t apply on Wednesday, rising the chance backup Chase Daniel makes his second straight begin when Chicago visits New York on Sunday. Head coach Matt Nagy reiterated that Trubisky’s proper shoulder injury will not be a long-term challenge, however the Bears are being additional cautious, particularly with an essential prime time recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14. — Jeff Dickerson

Kerryon Johnson (knee) did not apply Wednesday so there’s not less than an opportunity (and it may be a superb one) that he would not play Sunday in opposition to the Rams. Thursday shall be an enormous day for the rookie, who’s the Lions’ high working possibility and presumably their greatest offensive weapon. If Johnson finally ends up not taking part in, that’ll imply extra of LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick on passing downs. Nick Bellore (ankle) missed apply, too, and if he cannot play maybe Zach Zenner would have an elevated function. — Michael Rothstein

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2 Associated

With 13 gamers on the injury report, the place do you begin? In all probability with left sort out David Bakhtiari, who, except for Aaron Rodgers and possibly Davante Adams, is crucial participant on offense. Bakhtiari is listed with a knee injury however a supply mentioned he is truly received two knee accidents plus an ankle challenge. He tried to come again final week after initially dropping out in opposition to the Vikings, however couldn’t end the sport. Even when he is in a position to go in opposition to the Cardinals, can he play up to his common excessive degree? Mentioned the two-time, second-team All-Professional choice: “I am going to simply be trustworthy. I anticipate loads from myself bodily, and when issues aren’t working proper, it is worrying.” — Rob Demovsky

With Andrew Sendejo off to injured reserve, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed that Anthony Harris will begin at security for the remainder of the season. Zimmer mentioned this week that Xavier Rhodes’ hamstring injury is “very, very delicate,” however the cornerback was held out of shape on Wednesday, as was Stefon Diggs (knee), Chad Beebe (hamstring) and David Morgan (knee). Adam Thielen remains to be coping with the calf injury he sustained throughout the Detroit recreation, however his lower-back injury is not exhibiting up on the injury report. Thielen was restricted Wednesday, as was linebacker Ben Gedeon, who’s progressing by means of the concussion protocol. — Courtney Cronin

NFC SOUTH

Regardless of being activated from injured reserve, the standing of LB Deion Jones stays a thriller. Coach Dan Quinn continually praises the progress Jones has made following foot surgical procedure and talked about Jones getting a full allotment of reps in apply. On the identical time, Quinn mentioned he’ll do what’s greatest for Jones relating to any return to recreation motion. It may be wiser to wait till subsequent season, though there’s an opportunity Jones will play Sunday. — Vaughn McClure

Cornerback Donte Jackson (quad) labored on the aspect and his standing for Sunday is up in the air, so the Panthers are making ready Lorenzo Doss to play. Doss was simply introduced up from the apply squad. Extensive receiver Devin Funchess missed apply to deal with a private challenge after lacking Sunday’s recreation with a again injury. Coach Ron Rivera left it up in the air what Funchess’ standing can be when he returns. — David Newton

Left sort out Terron Armstead has been dominated out for the third straight recreation, which is not any small factor since he was taking part in at an All-Professional degree earlier than struggling a pectoral injury. Nonetheless, the Saints’ offense has continued to roll with veteran Jermon Bushrod as a succesful fill-in. Everybody else on New Orleans’ roster is full-go for Thursday night time at Dallas, together with rookie WR Tre’Quan Smith, who was out final week with a toe injury. — Mike Triplett

The Bucs received what coach Dirk Koetter known as a “huge morale enhance” Wednesday with beginning weakside linebacker Lavonte David (knee) and free security Justin Evans (toe) again working towards, arguably their two most athletic guys on protection who’re truly able to stopping Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey. It is too early to inform if and when both shall be again, and so they’ve each missed the previous two video games. DeSean Jackson (thumb) did apply Wednesday regardless of touring to New York for a second opinion. Beginning cornerback Carlton Davis didn’t apply due to an ankle injury, which might create much more issues in opposition to a crew that posted a 76 % completion share in the primary matchup this season. — Jenna Laine

NFC WEST

Linebacker is changing into a essential place for the Cardinals as accidents there proceed to pile up. With Josh Bynes already on IR, neither Deone Bucannon nor Haason Reddick practiced Wednesday. Reddick suffered a stinger in his neck in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, and Bucannon remains to be out with a chest injury. — Josh Weinfuss

The Rams are in good well being as they put together to play the Lions, and each participant is predicted to be out there. That would additionally embody cornerback Aqib Talib, who has been designated to return from injured reserve, and could possibly be activated in time for Sunday’s recreation, relying on how he performs at apply this week. — Lindsey Thiry

The 49ers are nonetheless ready for receiver Pierre Garcon to return from the knee injury he suffered in opposition to the Raiders just a few weeks in the past. Garçon was shut final week and restricted in apply Wednesday, so he seems to be getting nearer to a return however with fellow wideout Marquise Goodwin away from the crew coping with a private challenge, Garçon’s return can be useful. — Nick Wagoner

The Seahawks will once more be with out linebacker Ok.J. Wright in opposition to the 49ers. He is out of city this week getting remedy on the knee injury that has restricted him to solely three video games this season. Pete Carroll sounded inspired with receiver Doug Baldwin’s progress from the groin injury that had had him questionable for final week’s recreation, saying, “he feels actually good.” It appears like Baldwin shall be prepared to face his shut pal and former teammate Richard Sherman on Sunday at CenturyLink Area. — Brady Henderson

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