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Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 17 games

Injuries and news we're monitoring around the league on this Week 17 Sunday:

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has been replaced in the fourth quarter by Nate Sudfeld. The Eagles were trailing by three points when Sudfeld entered the game. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is healthy, but the team has decided to rest him for Sunday night against Washington and lean on younger wideouts, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld could see extended action if there's a spot where it makes sense to pull Jalen Hurts, Garafolo added. The Eagles placed cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman on the reserve/COVID-19 list and running back Adrian Killins Jr. on the practice squad COVID-19 list. Philly also elevated cornerback Jameson Houston from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement.
  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins was ruled out against the Ravens with a left hamstring injury.
  • Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith exited early against the Packers with an elbow injury. Wide receiver Darnell Mooney suffered an ankle injury.
  • Arizona Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks (neck) was ruled out against the Rams. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (neck) was inactive.
  • Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Willie Gay was ruled out against the Chargers with a leg/ankle injury. Cornerback Deandre Baker (leg) also exited early.
  • Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen suffered a shoulder injury against the Broncos. Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was evaluated for a concussion.
  • Los Angeles Chargers guard Trai Turner (chest) exited early against the Chiefs. Running back Austin Ekeler was ruled out with a concussion. Cornerback Brandon Facyson suffered a heel injury. Safety Alohi Gilman was evaluated for a concussion.
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick (foot) exited early and did not return against the Raiders. Guard Graham Glasgow injured his shoulder.
  • San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Dion Jordan was ruled out against the Seahawks with a knee injury.
  • Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed exited early against the 49ers with an abdominal injury. Safety Jamal Adams injured his shoulder.
  • The Carolina Panthers pulled quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for P.J. Walker midway through the third quarter. Bridgewater, who threw a pair of interceptions in the Saints' end zone, had ice wrapped on his ankle after exiting. Walker was also intercepted on his first drive.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was ruled out against the Falcons with a knee injury. Coach Bruce Arians said afterward he doesn't believe there's any serious damage.
  • New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (concussion) and wide receiver Jeff Smith (shoulder) were ruled out against the Patriots. Offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (ankle) also exited early.
  • New England Patriots safety Adrian Phillips suffered a hip injury and did not return against the Jets. Wide receiver Damiere Byrd (head), defensive tackle Adam Butler (thigh) and offensive tackle Justin Herron (ankle) also exited early.
  • Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was ruled out against the Buccaneers with a groin injury.
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones (concussion) was ruled out against the Steelers. Defensive end Olivier Vernon suffered an ankle injury.
  • Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Williams (ankle) was ruled out against the Vikings. Offensive linemen Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Jonah Jackson were evaluated for concussions.
  • Dallas Cowboys tight end Blake Bell exited early against the Giants with a stinger.
  • Buffalo Bills cornerback Siran Neal was evaluated for a head injury.
  • The Indianapolis Colts placed running back Jordan Wilkins on the reserve/COVID-19 list and activated running back Darius Anderson from the practice squad as a replacement.

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