Monday Injury Rounds: Week 6

Full review of injuries around the league with expanded thoughts on Odell Beckham, J.J. Watt, Rob Gronkowski, DeVante Parker, Charles Clay, and others

NOTE: This column is a living document through Tuesday morning. I'll be updating as needed after team press conferences, imaging reports, Monday Night Football injuries, etc. Major changes to the content will be noted in red. 

Scroll to the bottom of this article for a quick look table of the week's most pressing injury situations and a review of players on injured reserve / PUP / NFI.


Footballguys will have close and detailed coverage of all injuries this season. Here's a look at my expected schedule. I will do my best to stick to this. Work and family responsibilities may sometimes cause brief delays.

Monday Injury Rounds: Posted Sunday night, updated through Tuesday AM. Detailed analysis of the week's injuries with table for quick review. Offensive injuries will be live Sunday night. Critical defensive and offensive line injuries will be added throughout the day on Monday. I'll be updating with news and analysis through Tuesday.

Wednesday and Thursday Injury Expectations: Posted late Wednesday and Thursday evening. Analysis of the practice participation report with a table including my projection of each injured player's likely game status. Will include discussion of any major breaking injury news.

Sunday Gameday Expectations: Posted by Saturday afternoon, updated through Sunday morning inactives. Will include individual player blurbs with detailed thoughts on the week's injury news and my speculation on player availability and limitations. Will include table highlighting each day's practice participation, official game status, and my availability expectation.

I'll also be contributing to our waiver wire podcast (Tuesday release), our live Sunday morning pregame show (10 ET Sunday on YouTube), and plan at least one weekly Periscope Q&A (shortly before Monday Night Football) with additional shows if/when possible. As always, I will be retweeting key pieces of news and my own reaction and analysis, so make sure you're following @JeneBramel and checking my timeline on Twitter throughout the week.


Injury Rounds

Odell Beckham | Left high ankle sprain / Fibula fracture | 3-4+ Months | out for season

Beckham looked recovered from last week's minor aggravation of his high ankle sprain only to suffer a more severe injury during the second half of yesterday's game. Beckham's left ankle was bent awkwardly underneath him. The subsequent injury -- a torn syndesmotic ligament (i.e. high-grade high ankle sprain) and fibula fracture -- would have occurred regardless of whether Beckham's ankle had been fully recovered or not.

Beckham will require surgery to repair the fracture and ligament injury. The procedure carries a 3-4 month recovery timetable and will end Beckham's season. Without any unexpected setbacks, Beckham should be fully recovered in advance of training camp next year.

***Monday Update: The Giants didn't discuss specifics but confirmed Beckham will have surgery this week. Bob McAdoo told reporters Beckham would be out for the season. As noted above, it's reasonable to expect Beckham to be ready for training camp next year.

J.J. Watt | Right lateral tibial plateau fracture | 4-6 Months | Out for Season

Watt suffered a fracture to the top of his shin bone during Sunday night's game. It was reported before the game ended that Watt would require season-ending surgery. Tibial plateau fractures are relatively rare in the NFL. Recent comps include Dez Bryant, Anthony Hitchens, Randall Cobb, Nate Burleson, and Danny Trevathan. To my knowledge, however, there are no recent comps of players who had their fractures surgically fixed. 

The severity of Watt's injury and necessity of surgical intervention is worrisome for his long-term recovery. An MRI will further define his injury but Watt undoubtedly damaged the cartilage overlying the portion of bone he injured. Even with a successful realignment of the fractured bone, damage to the cartilage will put Watt at higher risk of arthritic changes in the knee joint. Depending on the severity of the fracture and the surgical interventions required, Watt could need 4-6 months of recovery time. If the MRI shows additional ligament damage, his recovery could be longer.

***Monday Update: Watt will have surgery this week and is officially out for the season.

Rob Gronkowski | Thigh contusion | Day-to-Day | W6 Return

Gronkowski missed last Thursday night's game with a thigh contusion. New England beat writers didn't sense a severe injury but the bleeding in Gronkowski's muscle was significant enough to limit his mobility and the Patriots elected to rest him. Reports during the game suggested Gronkowski wouldn't miss additional time. If those reports are accurate, Gronkowski should be practicing -- although only the usual limited workout the Patriots ask of their injured players -- on Wednesday.

Travis Kelce | Concussion | Day-to-Day

Kelce was evaluated for a concussion twice during Sunday night's game. Kelce passed the initial examination but reportedly had some memory difficulty at halftime. Andy Reid told reporters after the game that Kelce was placed in the concussion protocol. He was seen interacting with friends and teammates in the locker room after the game. His availability this week will depend on how quickly his symptoms clear.

DeVante Parker | right ankle sprain | Week-to-Week

Early reports note Parker suffered an ankle sprain. Though partially obscured on the single replay angle, Parker's injury mechanism was not typical of a high ankle sprain or a low lateral ankle sprain. He may have a sprain to his midfoot or to the ligament on the inside of his ankle. Either injury would be more week-to-week than day-to-day depending on how much pain and swelling Parker has on Monday. The Dolphins will send him for an MRI for more information.

***Monday Update: Ian Rapoport tweeted Parker's sprain is believed to be minor and the Dolphins are hopeful he'll be able to return this week.

Brandon Marshall | Left ankle injury | Week-to-Week

Marshall's mechanism of injury was more easily apparent than Parker's. Marshall clearly has a sprain of the inside ligament of the ankle. Deltoid ligament sprains are more significant than lateral ankle sprains. An MRI will better define the extent of Marshall's injury but consider him questionable for Week 6.

Sterling Shepard | Left ankle injury | Week-to-Week

Shepard's injury wasn't seen on television replays. Shepard looked fine running his route stem then grabbed his left ankle after an incomplete pass and was unable to leave the field without assistance. There was no mechanism of injury on the hit during the incomplete target; Shepard's injury must have come on the in-breaking cut before the ball arrived. I'll follow up on the All-22 film but the Giants are saying Shepard's injury is similar to a preseason sprain and could mean a 1-2 week absence.

Charles Clay | Left MCL sprain | Week-to-Week

Clay could not bear weight on his left leg after taking a direct blow to the outside of his knee. The mechanism was concerning for a mid-high grade MCL injury. Given the difficulty Clay had leaving the field, it's also possible Clay suffered a bone bruise in the knee joint. Hopefully, Clay's injury proves minor but it has the look of a multiple-week absence.

***Monday Update: Sean McDermott told reporters today that Clay had arthroscopic surgery and will be out multiple weeks. While the Bills didn't specifically identify Clay's injuries, other reports suggest he suffered an MCL sprain (consistent with the mechanism of injury on video) and a meniscus tear. McDermott refused to say Clay would be out for the season, which strongly suggests the scope addressed the meniscus tear only and didn't repair/reconstruct the MCL injury. Higher grade MCL injuries usually take 4-6 weeks to heal. Rehabbing a meniscus trim could make it difficult for Clay to hit the quick end of that timetable.

Whitney Mercilus | Left pectoral tendon tear | Out for season

The Texans did not update Mercilus' condition after the game but the chest injury looked suspicious for a pectoral tendon tear. If that proves accurate, Mercilus will need surgery and would miss the rest of the season. With luck, Mercilus will only have a muscle injury and could return later this year with rest and rehab.

***Monday Update: The Texans told reporters Mercilus will be out for the season, confirming surgical repair of a torn pectoral tendon. He should return for 2018.

Others of Note: I'll be watching Green Bay's press conference carefully tonight. Jordy Nelson was reportedly held out of the final drive yesterday with a hamstring injury. Matthew Stafford may have suffered both a quad strain and ankle sprain yesterday. Andy Dalton suffered an ankle sprain. Both quarterbacks are considered day-to-day.


Followup Appointments

Marcus Mariota | Hamstring strain | Week-to-Week | W6+ Return

Mariota wasn't close to playing Sunday. He was not able to move comfortably enough to protect himself in the pocket and Mike Mularkey told reporters the initial timetable ranged from 2-4 weeks. Mariota has an extra day to recover before a Monday night game at home against Indianapolis. If he's more comfortable moving in practice this week, he'll have a good chance to return. 

Derek Carr | Transverse process fracture | Day-to-Day | W6 Return

Carr was reportedly close to returning from a painful back injury and associated muscle spasm. However, it made little sense to risk his return a day or two early with two key divisional matchups against the Chargers and Chiefs looming. Carr should be sufficiently recovered to play this week, though he'll still require extra padding to protect the area and hopefully avoid additional trauma that could cause recurrent spasm to the area.

Julio Jones | Right hip flexor strain | Day-to-Day | W6 Return

Jones is expected to practice and play this week after taking the Falcons' bye week to rest and rehab. Hip injuries can be tricky for wide receivers. Strains can limit explosion off the line and out of route breaks. Hopefully, Jones can return to a full practice by the end of the week.

Andrew Luck | Right shoulder labrum repair | Week-to-Week | W8+ Return

Luck returned to practice last week, participating in light throwing drills to receivers on Wednesday and Friday. It's an interval improvement but doesn't put Luck much closer to playing than he was last week. The Colts have yet to clear him for consecutive throwing sessions in practice, which means he's not yet close to clearance for position-specific drills and another two weeks minimum from being cleared for contact. Jason La Canfora reported Sunday morning Luck would need another month of practice before being cleared to play. Sticking with my "minimum 2-3 weeks of practice before preparing to play" expectation, I do not see Luck returning before Week 8 -- and it seems likely to be later.

Ty Montgomery | Rib fractures | Week-to-Week

Montgomery worked out in pads and a protective vest this week but was not cleared for contact. He confirmed his injury as multiple rib fractures, an injury difficult for a medical staff to stabilize and limit pain. Montgomery should be closer to returning this week but the strong play of Aaron Jones may make it easier for Green Bay to continue to rest Montgomery's injury.

Jordan Reed | Sternoclavicular sprain | Day-to-Day

Reed was active last Monday night but played only 13 of 50 offensive snaps. Reed had five targets and three catches on those 13 snaps, however, and was included in the game plan. Still limited, Reed looked to be in pain when tackled but didn't appear to suffer any significant aggravations. With the bye week to continue recovery and rehabilitation, Reed should be able to play closer to his usual snaps this week.


INJURED PLAYERS ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Quarterbacks Injured | On the Active Roster
Quarterback Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Derek Carr Oak Transverse process fracture W4 2-4 Weeks Day-to-Day | W6 Return  
Marcus Mariota Ten Hamstring strain W4 MRI pending Week-to-Week | W6+ Return  
Sam Bradford Min Left knee bone bruise W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W6 Return  
Andrew Luck Ind Right shoulder labrum repair Mid January Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W8+ Return  
Matthew Stafford Det Quad strain / Ankle injury W5 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Andy Dalton Cin Ankle injury W5 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Running Backs Injured | On the Active Roster
Running Back Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Ty Montgomery GB Rib injury W4 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W6+ Return  
Bilal Powell NYJ Calf strain W5 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week  
Rob Kelley Was Ankle injury W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Terrance West Bal Calf strain | ? aggravation W5 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Matt Forte NYJ Toe sprain W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
C.J. Prosise Sea Ankle injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Wendell Smallwood Phi Knee swelling W4 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Paul Perkins NYG Rib injury W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Rex Burkhead NE Rib injury W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Orleans Darkwa NYG  Calf strain W5 Awaiting Information Week-to-Week  
Branden Oliver LAC Hamstring strain W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Dewayne Washington Det Quad injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Wide Receivers Injured | On the Active Roster
Wide Receiver Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Julio Jones Atl Right hip flexor strain W4 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W6 Return  
Jordy Nelson GB Hamstring strain W5 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
DeVante Parker Mia Right ankle sprain W5 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week  
Brandon Marshall NYG Left medial ankle sprain W5 Awaiting Information Week-to-Week  
Sterling Shepard NYG Left ankle sprain W5 1-2 Weeks Week-to-Week  
Jordan Matthews Buf Right thumb fracture W4 4 Weeks 4-6 Weeks | W8+ Return  
Willie Snead NO Hamstring strain W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Mohamed Sanu Atl Hamstring strain W4 2-3 Weeks Week-to-Week  
Kenny Golladay Det Hamstring strain W3 Week-to-Week 2-4 Weeks | W7+ Return  
Corey Davis Ten Hamstring strain W2 Week-to-Week 4-6 Weeks | W7+ Return  
Mike Williams LAC Disc herniation | Multiple steroid injections May | July Week-to-Week W6 Return  
Chris Conley KC Left Achilles tear W5 Out for Season Out for Season  
Tyler Boyd Cin MCL sprain W5 Multiple Weeks 4-6 Weeks  
John Ross Cin Knee injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Tight Ends Injured | On the Active Roster
Tight End Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Rob Gronkowski NE Thigh contusion W5 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W6 Return  
Travis Kelce KC Concussion W5 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Jordan Reed Was SC sprain W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day | W6 Return  
Tyler Eifert Cin Back injury W2 Multiple Weeks 4+ Weeks | W7+ Return  
Charles Clay Buf Left MCL sprain / meniscus injury W5 Multiple Weeks 4-6+ Weeks  
Maxx Williams Bal Ankle injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Offensive Line Injured | On the Active Roster
Offensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Trent Williams Was Patella injury / ? tendinitis W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
David Bakhtiari GB Hamstring strain W1 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Marcus Gilbert Pit Hamstring strain / aggravation W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ryan Kalil Car Neck injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ryan Schraeder Atl Concussion W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day  
Lane Johnson Phi Concussion W5 Day-to-Day W7 Return  
Alex Boone Ari Pectoral strain W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Hroniss Grasu Chi Hand injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif KC Left MCL sprain W4 Week-to-Week  3-4 Weeks  
Mitch Morse KC Midfoot sprain W2 Week-to-Week 4+ Weeks  
D.J. Humphries Ari Right MCL sprain aggravation W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Weston Richburg NYG  Concussion W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Terron Armstead NO Shoulder labrum repair June Week-to-Week Week-to-Week | W6+ Return  
Luke Joeckel Sea Pending arthroscopic knee surgery W5 Awaiting Information 2-4 Weeks  
Defensive Players Injured | On the Active Roster
Edge Players Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
J.J. Watt Hou Right tibial plateau fracture fixation W5 Out for Season 4-6+ Months | 2018 Return  
Whitney Mercilus Hou Pectoral tendon tear W5 Out for Season 2018 Return  
Olivier Vernon NYG Aggravated ankle sprain W4 Awaiting Information Week-to-Week  
Vic Beasley Atl Hamstring injury W2 Week-to-Week 4-6 Weeks | W6+ Return  
Dee Ford KC Back injury W3 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
Cliff Avril Sea Brachial plexus injury W4 Week-to-Week 3-4 Weeks  
Defensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Fletcher Cox Phi Calf injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Brandon Williams Bal Foot injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Linebackers Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Kwon Alexander TB Hamstring strain W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Sean Lee Dal Hamstring strain W3 Day-to-Day Week-to-Week  
Reuben Foster SF Right high ankle sprain W1 Week-to-Week 3-4+ Weeks | W5+ Return  
Jamie Collins Cle Concussion W2 Day-to-Day Day-to-Day   
Lavonte David TB High ankle sprain W3 Week-to-Week 3-4+ Weeks  
Nick Kwiatkoski Chi Pectoral injury W2 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Ramon Humber Buf Thumb injury W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Defensive Backs Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Ronald Darby Phi Subtalar dislocation W1 Week-to-Week 6-8+ Weeks | W9+ Return  
Kevin Johnson Hou MCL sprain W2 4-6 Weeks 4-6 Weeks  
Josh Norman Was Rib fracture / Pneumothorax W4 4 Weeks 3-4+ Weeks  
T.J. Ward TB Groin injury W3 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Jeremy Lane Sea Groin strain W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
David Amerson Oak Concussion W4 Week-to-Week Week-to-Week  
Eric Reid SF Left PCL sprain W2 Week-to-Week 1-2+ Weeks  
Kurt Coleman Car Knee injury W4 Awaiting Information Awaiting Information  
Johnathan Cyprien Ten Hamstring strain W1 Week-to-Week 3-4+ Weeks  

INJURED PLAYERS NOT ON ACTIVE ROSTER

Notable Quarterbacks on PUP/NFI/IR
Quarterback Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Ryan Tannehill Mia Left ACL reconstruction Mid August IR 2018 Return  
Teddy Bridgewater Min Left knee dislocation / Multi-ligament repair August 2016 PUP Eligible W7 | Week-to-Week  
Chad Kelly Den Wrist surgery April 2017 NFI 2018 Return  
Notable Running Backs on PUP/NFI/IR
Running Back Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
David Johnson Ari Wrist dislocation W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 8-10+ Weeks  
Danny Woodhead Bal Hamstring strain W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 6-8+ Weeks Baltimore W10 bye
Dalvin Cook Min Left ACL tear W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Darren Sproles Phi Left ACL tear | Right arm fracture W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W12 | 2018 Return  
Chris Carson Sea Left high ankle sprain / fibula fracture W4 IR -Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Donnel Pumphrey Phi Hamstring strain W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 2018 Return  
Spencer Ware KC PCL / LCL sprain PS W4 IR 2018 Return  
Kenneth Dixon Bal Meniscus repair Late July IR 2018 Return  
Joe Williams SF Ankle injury PS W5 IR 2018 Return  
Lance Dunbar LAR Complications Oct 2015 knee injury   PUP Eligible W7 | Awaiting information Seems unlikely to return in 2017
Notable Wide Receivers on PUP/NFI/IR
Wide Receiver Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Corey Coleman Cle Hand fracture fixation W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 6+ Weeks  
Malcolm Mitchell NE Knee injury PS IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week  
Kevin White Chi Left scapula fracture W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 8+ Wks  
Dede Westbrook Jac Core abdominal surgery W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 4-6 Weeks  
Odell Beckham NYG Left high ankle sprain w/ fibula fracture W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Allen Robinson Jac Left ACL tear W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | 2018 Return  
Dwayne Harris NYG Metatarsal fracture W5 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W14 | 2018 Return  
Julian Edelman NE ACL tear PS W4 IR 6-9 Months | 2018 Return  
Cameron Meredith Chi ACL/MCL tear PS W4 IR 6-9 Months | 2018 Return  
Quincy Enunwa NYJ Cervical discectomy and fusion Late August 2017 IR 6-9 Months | 2018 Return  
Carlos Henderson Den Left thumb ligament repair Mid-August 2017 IR 2018 Return  
Tajae Sharpe Ten Foot injury Chronic IR 2018 Return  
Notable Tight Ends on PUP/NFI/IR
Tight End Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Greg Olsen Car Foot fracture fixation W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 8-12 Weeks  
C.J. Fiedorowicz Hou Concussion W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Week-to-Week  
Erik Swoope Ind Arthroscopic knee surgery PS W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week  
Rico Gathers Dal Concussion PS W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week  
Crockett Gillmore Bal MCL reconstruction Early August IR 2018 Return  
Jake Butt Den ACL reconstruction December 2016 NFI 2018 Return  
Notable Offensive Line on PUP/NFI/IR
Offensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Taylor Decker Det Shoulder labrum repair Early June PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Week-to-Week  
Mike Iupati Ari Elbow surgery PS IR - Return Eligible Eligible W12 | 8+ Weeks  
Ted Larsen Mia Biceps injury PS W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Month-to-Month  
Denzelle Good Ind Wrist ligament repair W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | Week-to-Week  
Zach Strief NO MCL sprain aggravation W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 6+ Weeks  
Marshal Yanda Bal Ankle fracture W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 2018 Return  
Deyshawn Bond Ind Quadriceps tendon tear W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Josh Garnett SF Arthroscopic knee surgery Early August IR 2018 Return  
George Fant Sea ACL tear / likely multi-ligament injury PS W3 IR 2018 Return  
Alex Lewis Bal Shoulder labral tear PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Forrest Lamp LAC ACL tear Early August IR 2018 Return  
Nico Siragusa Bal Knee dislocation | ACL/MCL/PCL tear Early August IR 2018 Return  
Notable Defensive Players on PUP/NFI/IR
Edge Players Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Shane Ray Den Wrist ligament repair Late July IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | Week-to-Week Expected to return W9
Markus Golden Ari ACL tear W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Kerry Hyder Det Left Achilles tear PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Trent Murphy Was ACL reconstruction / MCL sprain PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Derek Rivers NE ACL / LCL tear PS W3 IR  9-12 Months | 2018 Return  
Tamba Hali KC Undisclosed   IR Awaiting information  
Defensive Line Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jared Crick Den Back injury W1 IR - Return Eligible  Eligible W10 | 10-12 Weeks  
Malik McDowell Sea Concussion / Facial injuries Late July NFI ? 2017 Return  
Dominique Easley LAR ACL reconstruction Early August IR 2018 Return  
Linebackers Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Jerrell Freeman Chi Concussion / Pectoral strain W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Month-to-Month  
Denzel Perryman LAC Ankle ligament reconstruction PS W2 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W10 | Month-to-Month Hopeful for return
Alex Anzalone NO Shoulder dislocation W4 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W13 | 2018 Return  
Raekwon McMillan Mia ACL reconstruction PS W2 IR 2018 Return  
Edwin Jackson Ind Undisclosed   IR 2018 Return  
Tank Carder Cle ACL reconstruction PS W4 IR 2018 Return  
Malcolm Smith SF Pectoral tendon tear PS W1 IR 2018 Return  
Defensive Backs Team Injury Date Player/Team Says FBGs Expects Notes
Clayton Geathers Ind Cervical discectomy / fusion Mid May PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Month-to-Month Chance for return
DeAngelo Hall Was ACL reconstruction September 2016 PUP - Return Eligible Eligible W7 | Week-to-Week Chance for return
Quintin Demps Chi Fractured arm W3 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W12 | 6-10+ Weeks  
Eric Berry KC Left Achilles tear W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W9 | 2018 Return  
Jason Verrett LAC Knee soreness W1 IR - Return Eligible Eligible W11 | 2018 Return  
Sidney Jones Phi Achilles repair March 2017 NFI 2018 Return Could return after W8

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