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Injury roundup: Rams' Cam Akers (ankle) a game-time decision vs. Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (ankle) is a game-time decision and listed as questionable against the Arizona Cardinals. His status will be determined by a pregame workout, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds is considered a game-time decision, though a source said there is optimism that he plays. Edmonds is questionable with a hip injury.

The Rams (9-6) need a win or a loss by the Chicago Bears to clinch a playoff berth while the Cardinals (8-7) must win to get in.

Other injury news we are keeping an eye on ahead of Sunday's Week 17 games:

  • Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (back) is listed as questionable, but is expected to play against Cincinnati. Meanwhile, running back Mark Ingram (illness) is not expected to dress. On defense, defensive end Calais Campbell (calf) and cornerback Marcus Peters (calf) should play, while linebacker Yannick Ngakoue (thigh) is a game-time decision, according to Rapoport. Of those mentioned, only Ngakoue is officially inactive vs. the Bengals.
  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Le'Veon Bell (knee) is expected to dress against the Los Angeles Chargers, but if he plays it'll be very little. Running back Darwin Thompson is slated to get the bulk of the carries, Rapoport reports.
  • The Cleveland Browns had one more positive COVID-19 case yesterday with a player who was experiencing symptoms, a source tells NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Out of an abundance of caution, the league did additional rapid-result tests Sunday morning. No new positives came from those tests, Pelissero reported, and the Browns game vs. the Steelers remains on as scheduled. Cleveland put cornerback Kevin Johnson on the reserve/COVID list late yesterday -- one of six players who won't play today. The NFL's medical experts believe all the Browns' positive cases over the past nine days have been from community spread, not an outbreak in the facility, according to Pelissero. Guard Wyatt Teller (ankle) is officially active vs. the Steelers.
  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley will get "meaningful snaps" today vs. the Dolphins, NFL Network's Mike Giardi reports, per a source. Josh Allen, who will start, is just 40 yards away from breaking the team's single-season passing record.
  • Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander (illness) has been downgraded to out vs. the Ravens after experiencing symptoms on Saturday.
  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will be a healthy scratch for tonight's game vs. Washington, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports.
  • Dallas Cowboys safeties Darian Thompson (concussion) and Xavier Woods (ribs) are active vs. the Giants after being listed as questionable.
  • Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (right thumb, rib, ankle) and center Frank Ragnow (throat) are active vs. the Vikings. Linebacker Jamie Collins (neck) is inactive.
  • Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) is officially active vs. the Bills.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (groin) is officially inactive vs. the Falcons.
  • The Tennessee Titans have placed defensive lineman Teair Tart on the reserve/COVID list.

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