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Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 14 games

Injuries and news we're monitoring around the league on this Week 14 Sunday:

  • Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford exited late in the fourth quarter against the Packers with a rib injury. Cornerback Darryl Roberts (hip) also exited early.
  • Miami Dolphins wide receivers DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant exited early against the Chiefs with leg injuries. Tight end Mike Gesicki was ruled out in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.
  • Denver Broncos cornerback Duke Dawson was ruled out against the Panthers with a knee injury. Tight end Noah Fant (illness) was also ruled out.
  • Arizona Cardinals defensive end Jordan Phillips exited early versus the Giants after suffering a hamstring.
  • Minnesota Vikings cornerback Kris Boyd suffered a shoulder injury and did not return against the Buccaneers. Offensive tackle Brian O'Neill (eye) also exited early.
  • Houston Texans safety Justin Reid suffered a hand injury against the Bears. Defensive tackle Brandon Dunn exited early with a hip injury.
  • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel exited early and did not return against Washington with a hamstring injury. Linebacker Fred Warner was cleared after being evaluated for a head injury but suffered a stinger and did not return. The Niners were informed offensive line coach John Benton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not attend Sunday's game versus Washington, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. His duties will be absorbed by the offensive coaching staff. Benton immediately went into self-quarantine and the team conducted contact tracing, Pelissero added.
  • Washington quarterback Alex Smith suffered a leg injury near the end of the first half and did not return against the 49ers.
  • Tennessee Titans linebacker Tuzar Skipper did not return against the Jaguars after suffering an elbow injury.
  • Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Mike Remmers exited early against the Dolphins with a back injury. Cornerback Charvarius Ward was in the concussion protocol and cleared it.
  • Dallas Cowboys cornerback Saivion Smith (hand) exited early against the Bengals.
  • Arizona Cardinals guard Justin Pugh (calf) exited early versus the Giants.
  • Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson injured his shoulder versus the Texans.
  • Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen did not return against the Cowboys after suffering a right leg injury. Allen suffered a bone bruise in his knee, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. More tests will take place Monday, but optimism is he'll be OK.
  • Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga was ruled out with a head injury. Guard Trai Turner was evaluated for a concussion.
  • Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell (shoulder) was ruled out against the Colts. Safeties Johnathan Abram and Nicholas Morrow were evaluated for concussions.
  • Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Brandon Shell did not return after suffering an ankle injury.
  • Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Marlon Davidson exited early with a knee injury.
  • Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (knee), cornerback Darius Slay (head) and safety Rodney McLeod (knee) exited early and did not return versus the Saints. Defensive tackle Malik Jackson was evaluated for a head injury.
  • Buffalo Bills defensive back Taron Johnson (concussion) left Sunday night's game early.

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