Skip to main content

Friday's NFL injury and roster news ahead of Super Wild Card Weekend

Despite not practicing all week, it appears Roquan Smith has a chance to play Sunday afternoon in New Orleans.

The Chicago Bears linebacker is questionable to play against the Saints on Super Wild Card Weekend after missing practice this week with an elbow injury.

Also questionable to play are receiver Darnell Mooney (ankle), defensive back Jaylon Johnson (shoulder) and linebacker Josh Woods (toe/glute). Defensive back Buster Skrine (concussion) will not play.

Receiver Allen Robinson, who did not practice Thursday, was limited Friday with a hamstring injury. He has no injury designation for Sunday's game.

Here are the other injury and roster newswe're tracking Friday ahead of Super Wild Card Weekend:

  • Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (knee) was added to the injury report Friday and is questionable to play against the Rams on Saturday. In a corresponding move, Seattle elevated RB Alex Collins from the practice squad.
  • Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback John Wolford took the majority of reps in practice and is prepared to start on Saturday against the Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per informed sources. Rapoport noted that Jared Goff, who is pushing to play, has thrown the ball well even with his broken thumb but Wolford is ready to go, if needed. The Rams activated defensive tackle Michael Brockers from the reserve/COVID-19 list. The team also placed running back Raymond Calais on injured reserve.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers downgraded running back LeSean McCoy to out with an illness vs. Washington. The Bucs also elevated cornerback Herb Miller, linebacker Deone Bucannon, offensive lineman Ted Larsen and defensive lineman Benning Potoa'e from the practice squad, and waived LB Chapelle Russell.
  • The Washington Football Team could start quarterback Taylor Heinicke versus the Buccaneers, Rapoport reported, per sources familiar with the situation. Rapoport noted there's a real chance Heinicke, who took the majority of reps in practice, could start because Alex Smith's calf is still sore and hasn't loosened up. Washington will have more answers on Smith's condition Saturday morning, Rapoport added. Also, Washington elevated receiver Dontrelle Inman to the active roster from the practice squad.
  • Seven Baltimore Ravens players are questionable to play against Tennessee: CB Marlon Humphrey (shoulder), C Patrick Mekari (back), OLB Yannick Ngakoue (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (ribs/shoulder), WR Willie Snead (ankle), G Ben Bredeson (knee) and T D.J. Fluker (knee).
  • The New Orleans Saints ruled out defensive end Trey Hendrickson (neck) and guard Nick Easton (concussion) vs. the Bears. The Saints also activated safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Cleveland Browns right tackle Jack Conklin (illness) will not practice Friday. Receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones cleared concussion protocol and will practice. The Browns placed safety Jovante Moffatt on the reserve/COVID-19 list and activated center Javon Patterson from the practice squad/COVID-19 list.
  • The Indianapolis Colts elevated running back Darius Anderson to the active roster from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement and elevated tackle Jared Veldheer to the active roster from the practice squad.
  • The Buffalo Bills elevated offensive lineman Jordan Devey and receiver Duke Williams from the practice squad.

Related Content