NFL injury updates, latest league news from Monday, Dec. 6

David Culley's QB evaluation might be a short one.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor is considered week-to-week with a wrist injury, setting in motion plans for rookie Davis Mills to make his seventh start of the season.

Rapoport previously reported Taylor was undergoing further testing after it was believed the QB suffered torn ligaments in his left wrist in Houston's 31-0 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, casting doubt on his availability for Week 14.

Culley benched Taylor late in Sunday's lopsided affair. The coach noted after the defeat that he'd "evaluate everything" when it comes to the struggling offense, including the QBs.

The torn ligaments in Taylor's wrist has seemingly made the evaluation a formality, with Mills being thrust back into the starting lineup in a home matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Injuries/COVID-19

  • Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn pec during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, head coach John Harbaugh confirmed. Rapoport reported Sunday that Humphrey was expected to miss the remainder of the season, in another major injury blow for Baltimore this year.
  • The Buffalo Bills placed linebacker A.J. Klein on the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Monday night's game.
  • The Carolina Panthers placed offensive lineman Trent Scott on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson suffered a shoulder dislocation that will take him off the field for the foreseeable future, Rapoport reported. Wilson is scheduled for an MRI to determine the damage. Rapaport also reported linebacker Markus Bailey is expected to be OK after sustaining a stinger that limited him in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Bengals coach Zac Taylor told reporters that cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (foot) is day-to-day. Taylor also provided an update on Joe Burrow, who he said "feels good" after sustaining a concerning pinky injury: "There's a chance we limit him early in the week to make sure he doesn't put any pressure on it and be as effective as it can be," Taylor said, per The Athletic.
  • The Cleveland Browns designated linebacker Jacob Phillips for return from injured reserve and placed tight end Stephen Carlson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Right tackle Jack Conklin underwent successful surgery to repair his ruptured patellar tendon, per coach Kevin Stefanski.
  • The Detroit Lions placed center Evan Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Green Bay Packers placed quarterback Jordan Love on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (knee) is considered day to day, per coach Rich Bisaccia. Waller was considered week to week leading up to Week 13 and was ruled out prior to Sunday's loss to Washington. Running back Jalen Richard was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers placed receiver Keenan Allen on the reserve/COVID-19 list, per NFL Network's Taylor Bisciotti. Head coach Brandon Staley told reporters he anticipates pass rusher Joey Bosa to practice Wednesday; Bosa left Sunday's game to be evaluated for a concussion and was cleared to return but remained on the sidelines as a precaution.
  • Miami Dolphins running back Patrick Laird is expected to miss multiple weeks with an MCL sprain and could land on injured reserve, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
  • Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is a "long shot" to play Thursday against Pittsburgh, Pelissero reported. Thielen suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Lions; he was officially a DNP on the estimated injury report along with offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw (ankle). Linebackers Anthony Barr (knee/hamstring) and Eric Kendricks (biceps) were listed as limited.
  • New England Patriotsrunning backDamien Harriswas designated as questionable to return in the second half on Monday night with a hamstring injury, briefly returned for one play and then was ruled out late in the game. The Patriots designated linebacker Jamie Collins to return from injured reserve ahead of Monday night's game.
  • The New Orleans Saints placed defensive end Cam Jordan on the reserve/COVID-19 list, per the league transaction wire.
  • New York Giants coach Joe Judge told reporters quarterback Daniel Jones is seeing doctors today for a further evaluation of the neck injury that sidelined him for Week 13. Judge added that the team is still waiting for word on QB Mike Glennon, who remains in concussion protocol. The team also placed guard Wes Martin on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • New York Jets coach Robert Saleh announced receiver Corey Davis will undergo season-ending core muscle surgery. Cornerback Michael Carter II is in concussion protocol, Saleh added.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers activated linebacker Robert Spillane from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Spillane was placed on the list Dec. 2. Spillane, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pec), receiver Chase Claypool (toe) and cornerback Joe Haden (foot) were listed as DNPs on the estimated injury report.
  • San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that cornerback Emmanuel Moseley suffered a high ankle sprain and is likely to miss a few weeks.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said cornerback Jamel Dean remains in concussion protocol after leaving Sunday's win over the Falcons early. There's a chance Dean could play against the Bills this week, Arians added. Defensive tackle William Gholston is dealing with a patellar tendon issue in his knee, but the injury's severity is not yet known.
  • The Tennessee Titans designated receiver Julio Jones and Racey McMath, and safety Dane Cruikshank for return from injured reserve. Jones (hamstring) has been out since Week 9. Tight end Austin Fort was activated from the practice squad reserve/COVID list.
  • Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas sustained some damage to his knee Sunday but an MRI indicated he did not tear his ACL, per coach Ron Rivera. It was reported after Washington's loss to the Raiders that Thomas had potentially torn his ACL but needed to undergo testing. The team is still waiting for confirmation of the injury's severity.

Roster moves

  • The Atlanta Falcons waived punter Dustin Colquitt after activating him from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
  • The Buffalo Bills elevated defensive tackle Eli Ankou and linebacker Joe Giles-Harris were elevated from the practice squad.
  • The Indianapolis Colts signed quarterback James Morgan to the practice squad and released receiver Isaiah McKoy from the practice squad.
  • The New England Patriots elevated defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale and defensive back Sean Davis.
  • The New York Jets signed veteran kicker Eddy Pineiro to the active roster and released kicker Alex Kessman.
  • The Tennessee Titans released linebacker John Simon from the active roster, and signed linebacker Tuzar Skipper to the practice squad.

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