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Wednesday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 16

The New York Giants have yet to make a decision on Daniel Jonesfor Week 16.

Joe Judge said on Wednesday that he's gotten "good feedback" on Jones from the training staff, but wants to see how he does at practice for the rest of the week before deciding if the QB will play against the Ravens this Sunday, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.

Judge added that he hopes to have "some kind of an answer" after Friday's session. The Giants later announced Jones was limited in practice.

After missing Week 13 with a hamstring injury, Jones returned in the Week 14 loss to the Cardinals and looked noticeably less mobile. It was in that same game that Jones re-aggravated the injury while also injuring his ankle. He missed Week 15 as a result.

If he can't go, veteran Colt McCoy would again fill in and attempt to lead the Giants to victory in a game that has major NFC East implications. McCoy has recorded 326 passing yards (32-of-53), a touchdown and an interception in two starts.

In other news, tight end Evan Engram (calf), defensive back Darnay Holmes (knee), offensive lineman Matt Peart (ankle) and receiver Golden Tate (calf) were limited in practice. New York also designated linebacker Kyler Fackrell (calf) to return to practice; Fackrell was placed on injured reserve earlier in this month and has missed the last three games.

Here are the other injuries and roster updates we're monitoring Wednesday:

  • The Detroit Lions announced Wednesday they had completed interviews for their vacant general manager job with Rick Smith, Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (rib/right thumb) was limited in practice Wednesday.
  • Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said running back Ezekiel Elliott, who missed Week 15 with a calf injury, will be a limited participant in practice. Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (high ankle sprain) and nose tackle Antwaun Woods (ankle) won't practice this week, McCarthy added. Safety Xavier Woods (ribs) also did not practice.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said running back James Robinson (ankle) will not practice, but the rookie expressed his desire to play Sunday vs. the Bears.
  • Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters that receiver Tyreek Hill (hamstring), running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (hip/ankle) and linebacker Damien Wilson did not practice. Reid noted Hill's hamstring tightened up during the Chiefs' Week 15 win over the Saints and the team wanted him to rest.
  • The Baltimore Ravens listed cornerback Marcus Peters (calf), defensive end Calais Campbell (calf), receiver Dez Bryant (thigh) and CB Jimmy Smith (ribs/shoulder) among the nine players that did not practice. Fullback Patrick Ricard (knee) was limited. The team also signed linebacker James Crawford to the practice squad.
  • The Miami Dolphins activated running back Myles Gaskin off the team's reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • New York Jets coach Adam Gase announced defensive lineman Quinnen Williams (concussion/neck) is done for the season and will be placed on injured reserve.
  • Atlanta Falcons interim coach Raheem Morris told reporters that receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) is expected to again be a game-time decision, but Morris noted that Jones "is a little bit closer" than he has been to playing. Jones has missed the last two games. The team later announced that Jones, cornerback Darqueze Dennard (quad), center Alex Mack (concussion) and guard James Carpenter (groin) also sat out practice. Linebacker Deion Jones (toe) and safeties Ricardo Allen (concussion) and Keanu Neal (hamstring) were all limited.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (quad) and guard Kevin Dotson (shoulder) were full participants in practice while tight end Eric Ebron (back) and defensive end Stephon Tuitt (back) didn't participate.
  • The San Francisco 49ers were without quarterback Nick Mullens (elbow), cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) and safety Jimmie Ward (concussion) in practice. The team signed quarterback Josh Rosen to a one-year deal and receiver Jordan Matthews to the practice squad. The Niners also placed WR Trent Taylor on the reserve/COVID-19 List and tight end Chase Harrell and fullback Josh Hokit on the practice squad/COVID-19 list.
  • Tennessee Titans receiver A.J. Brown (ankle) was limited in practice. Defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons (knee) sat out.
  • Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich said quarterback Philip Rivers (toe) will not practice again, which has been the case every week since he hurt his toe.
  • Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (neck/rest), tight end Richard Rodgers (ankle) and defensive end Josh Sweat (wrist) did not practice. Receiver Jalen Reagor (ankle) was limited. Cornerback Darius Slay (concussion) practiced in full for the first time since Week 12.
  • Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott said receiver Stefon Diggs (foot), cornerback Tre'Davious White (shoulder), and defensive end A.J. Epenesa (head) will all practice, but wideout Andre Roberts (back) and offensive lineman Daryl Williams (groin) will not. McDermott also said John Brown (ankle) will practice, but will remain on IR.
  • Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd is in the concussion protocol, per head coach Zac Taylor. Boyd left Monday's game versus the Steelers early due to the injury. Taylor also said the decision to start quarterback Brandon Allen or Ryan Finley will come down to how Allen's injured knee looks at the end of the week. Allen was limited in practice. Running back Joe Mixon will not be back this week, Taylor added. Mixon has not played since Week 6 due to a foot injury.
  • Houston Texans interim coach Romeo Crennel says it's "unlikely" offensive lineman Tytus Howard will play this week. Howard suffered a concussion against the Colts in Week 15.
  • The Washington Football Team signed tight ends Dylan Cantrell and Tyrone Swoopes to the practice squad.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers signed tight end Kevin Rader to the practice squad and released long snapper Christian Kuntz.
  • Cleveland Browns safety Andrew Sendejo (concussion) has been cleared to practice, per coach Kevin Stefanski. He added that he expects defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (neck) to be ready for Sunday. The team also announced safety Ronnie Harrison has been designated for return from injured reserve and guard Michael Dunn has been signed to the active roster from the practice squad.
  • Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (ankle/knee) and receivers Larry Fitzgerald (groin) and DeAndre Hopkins (NIR) did not practice. Linebacker Haason Reddick (shoulder) was limited. The team also signed WRs Krishawn Hogan and Isaac Whitney to the practice squad.
  • Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Armon Watts (ankle) was upgraded from DNP to limited. Linebacker Eric Kendricks (calf) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot) did not practice.
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived safety Justin Evans and signed receiver Josh Pearson to the practice squad.
  • Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule said running back Christian McCaffrey (quad) is doubtful to play against Washington. Rhule also said pass rusher Brian Burns (knee) did not practice and will not require surgery. Offensive lineman Russell Okung (hip) and cornerback Troy Pride also did not practice.
  • Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tre Flowers (hamstring) and defensive tackle Bryan Mone (ankle) were designated for return from IR. Running back Chris Carson (foot) was limited in practice, as was Carlos Dunlap (foot).
  • The Green Bay Packers listed running back Jamaal Williams (thigh) and tight end Jace Sternberger (concussion/illness) among the five players who sat out practice. Linebackers Za'Darius Smith (ankle/thumb/neck) and Rashan Gary (hip), RB Aaron Jones (toe) and receiver Allen Lazard (core/wrist) were among the 10 limited participants.
  • Chicago Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (ankle) and returner/running back Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.
  • New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Andrus Peat (ankle) and wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday.

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