Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Super Wild Card Weekend games

Injuries and news we're monitoring around the league on this Super Wild Card Weekend Sunday:

  • New Orleans Saints defensive back Patrick Robinson (thigh) and RB Latavius Murray (thigh) did not return after getting injured late in the win over the Bears.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Alex Highsmith (ankle) and cornerback Mike Hilton (ankle) did not return versus the Browns.
  • Chicago Bears defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson (concussion) did not return after getting hurt in the first half. The team ruled DB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) out at the start of the second half.
  • New England Patriots assistant director of player personnel Dave Zeigler will remain with the team and has withdrawn his name from the Denver Broncos' search for a general manager, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Patriots coach Bill Belichick and the organization has committed to Ziegler's future, and Ziegler has in turn committed to New England.
  • Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald left Saturday's win over the Seattle Seahawks with a rib injury, but X-rays for a break came back negative, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Rams coach Sean McVay spoke with the media later on Sunday and said he does not expect Donald's injury "to affect his game status for this week." In other Rams injury news, McVay said wide receiver Cooper Kupp (Bursitis) is expected to play versus the Packers and quarterback John Wolford (stinger) is day-today, along with offensive lineman David Edwards (Achilles tendonitis).
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones couldn't get loose the quad contusion he battled all week and the swelling he sustained pregame forced him out Saturday night, Rapoport reported. There was no exacerbation on the injury, according to Rapoport, though his status is to be determined this week for the Divisional Round.
  • Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke suffered an AC joint sprain in Saturday night's defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and X-rays on his shoulder were negative, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The injury caused Heinicke to miss some snaps in the second half before returning to finish the game. As for standout rookie Chase Young, Rapoport says he suffered a mild ankle sprain in the loss, but the injury isn't considered serious and the pass rusher would've played had WFT made it to the Divisional Round.
  • Cleveland Browns linebacker B.J. Goodson (shoulder) and Browns offensive linemen Jack Conklin (hamstring) and Michael Dunn (calf) earned questionable designations Sunday and did not return to the game.

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