NFL Injuries Week 14: Tracking Every Injury, Including the Latest on Amari Cooper, Isiah Pacheco, Breece Hall, Aaron Jones, Seahawks RBs, and Others

Who's in and who's out for Week 14 of the 2023 NFL season? Here's the injury report for this week, with updates on Amari Cooper, Isiah Pacheco, and others.

Injuries are an unfortunate reality of NFL life, but everyone who follows the league — fantasy football players, sports bettors, and fans of teams — wants the latest health information. In that vein, we’re tracking every NFL injury ahead of Week 14.

Let’s review the injury report for every game on the NFL’s Week 14 schedule. Remember, you can always stay updated on the latest injury buzz around the league with PFN’s NFL and Fantasy News Tracker.

NFL Week 14 Injury Tracker

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

  • Buccaneers: DT Vita Vea, QUESTIONABLE (foot); LB Devin White, QUESTIONABLE (foot); LB K.J. Britt, QUESTIONABLE (back); CB Jamel Dean, OUT (ankle/foot)
  • Falcons: WR Mack Hollins, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); OT Kaleb McGary, OUT (knee); C Drew Dalman, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); EDGE LaCale London, OUT (knee); DT David Onyemata, OUT (ankle); LB Nate Landman, OUT (knee); CB A.J. Terrell, QUESTIONABLE (concussion); CB Jeff Okudah, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); CB Mike Hughes, QUESTIONABLE (hand)

BuccaneersWhile LB Lavonte David (groin) was back on the practice field after missing the last two weeks, three defensive starters — Vea, White, and Dean — did not participate all week.

White was sidelined for last week’s game, while Dean has missed the previous two. Vea is the only member of that trifecta with a chance to play against Atlanta.

Falcons: Hollins should be able to play after managing full practices all week, but questions exist nearly everywhere else on Atlanta’s roster.

Journeyman Storm Norton will take over at right tackle with McGary sidelined, while Ryan Neuzil will have to play center if Dalman can’t play.

On defense, two critical starters in Onyemata and Landman have already been ruled out. Terrell practiced fully on Friday but is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, while Okudah — the Falcons’ other starting CB — was limited Wednesday and Friday and didn’t practice Thursday.

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

  • Lions: QB Hendon Hooker, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); C Frank Ragnow, OUT (knee/back/toe); LB Malcolm Rodriguez, QUESTIONABLE (ankle)
  • Bears: WR Velus Jones Jr., QUESTIONABLE (illness); WR Equanimeous St. Brown, OUT (pectoral); WR Tyler Scott, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); EDGE Yannick Ngakoue, QUESTIONABLE (knee)

Lions: With Ragnow set to miss Sunday’s game, Graham Glasgow will move from right guard to enter, while rookie Colby Sorsdal will take over at right guard. Head coach Dan Campbell said Ragnow was improving, so he might be available for Week 15.

Linebacker Alex Anzalone was a candidate to miss multiple games, but he fully practiced this week after sitting out Week 14.

Hooker is fully practicing while on the non-football injury list, but Detroit has no reason to put him on the 53-man roster until his activation window deadline expires in two weeks.

Bears: Chicago is relatively healthy entering Week 14. RB D’Onta Foreman, who missed the Bears’ last game before their Week 13 bye with an ankle injury, is practicing in full.

Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals

  • Colts: RB Jonathan Taylor, OUT (thumb); OT Braden Smith, OUT (knee); LB E.J. Speed, OUT (knee); CB JuJu Brents, OUT (quad); CB Ameer Speed, QUESTIONABLE (hip)
  • Bengals: WR Tyler Boyd, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); OT D’Ante Smith, QUESTIONABLE (back); DT DJ Reader, QUESTIONABLE (back)

ColtsTaylor is expected to miss three to five weeks after undergoing thumb surgery to repair a torn UCL. The veteran RB had an internal brace procedure that should allow him to return this season. Indianapolis has not placed Taylor on IR.

Smith missed four games with hip and wrist issues earlier this season and will now sit out Week 14 with a knee injury. Rookie Blake Freeland took over at right tackle last time around and will do so again vs. Cincinnati.

Bengals: Boyd popped up on Cincinnati’s Thursday injury report, while Reader was added on Friday. However, head coach Zac Taylor suggested that both veterans received maintenance days and noted the Bengals “feel good” about them playing against the Colts.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns

  • Jaguars: QB Trevor Lawrence, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); RB Travis Etienne, QUESTIONABLE (ribs); RB D’Ernest Johnson, QUESTIONABLE (knee); TE Brenton Strange, OUT (toe); OT Walker Little, OUT (hamstring); DT Folorunso Fatukasi, QUESTIONABLE (heel); CB Tyson Campbell, OUT (quad); CB Tre Herndon, OUT (concussion); CB Christian Braswell, OUT (hamstring)
  • Browns: WR Amari Cooper, QUESTIONABLE (concussion/ribs); OT Dawand Jones, OUT (knee); CB Denzel Ward, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); CB Cameron Mitchell, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring)

JaguarsLawrence wasn’t wearing a walking boot on Wednesday after suffering a gruesome ankle sprain on Monday night. While NFL Network reported he’s facing an “uphill battle” to play against the Browns, Lawrence managed limited practices on Thursday and Friday and has been designated as questionable for Week 14.

Backup QB C.J. Beathard — in line to start if Lawrence can’t suit up — was limited by a shoulder issue early in the week but has since been removed from Jacksonville’s injury report.

Whoever starts for the Jags won’t have WR Christian Kirk, who’s now on IR after undergoing core muscle surgery. Little, the club’s starting left tackle is also out, leaving journeyman Blake Hance to man the blindside.

On the positive side, Etienne battled through his rib injury in Week 13 and will likely do so again on Sunday.

Browns: Cooper didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday but returned for a limited Friday session. He cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol on Saturday and will face the Jaguars. If he can’t go in Week 14, David Bell will see more snaps behind Elijah Moore and Cedric Tillman.

It remains unclear who will be throwing Cooper the football. Dorian Thompson-Robinson also cleared the concussion protocol and practiced this week, but veteran Joe Flacco gave the Browns their best quarterback performance of the season in Week 13. Cleveland signed Flacco to its active roster on Saturday.

Ward has missed the past two games, and it’s shown, as the Browns’ defense has struggled without its No. 1 CB. He was limited during practice this week.

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints

  • Panthers: TE Hayden Hurst, OUT (concussion); TE Tommy Tremble, QUESTIONABLE (hip); TE Stephen Sullivan, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); C Bradley Bozeman, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); EDGE Marquis Haynes, QUESTIONABLE (back); DT Deshawn Williams, OUT (knee)
  • Saints: QB Derek Carr, QUESTIONABLE (concussion/rib/right shoulder); RB Kendre Miller, OUT (ankle); WR Chris Olave, QUESTIONABLE (illness); WR Rashid Shaheed, QUESTIONABLE (thigh); TE Taysom Hill, QUESTIONABLE (foot/left hand); EDGE Cameron Jordan, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); EDGE Isaiah Foskey, OUT (quad); LB Pete Werner, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder/oblique)

PanthersHurst missed three games with a brain injury but returned for a limited practice on Wednesday. After his father announced he was dealing with post-traumatic amnesia, a condition that can make it challenging to create new memories, Hurst subsequently indicated that his NFL career would not end.

Saints: Olave was added to the injury report on Thursday and didn’t practice on Friday, either. But illnesses rarely keep NFL players out of games, and Allen said he’s “hopeful” Olave will play against the Panthers. Saints reporter Nick Underhill subsequently indicated that Olave is fully expected to suit up.

Neither Shaheed — sidelined in Week 13 — nor Hill practiced this week, but neither has been ruled out for Sunday. Alvin Kamara, Olave, and A.T. Perry could be in for significant targets if Shaheed and/or Hill can’t play. Hill’s foot injury is more concerning than his hand problem, per Allen.

Carr has been banged up all season but somehow hasn’t missed a start. He’s now dealing with a rare three-injury combination after taking a shot in Week 13 and missing most of the fourth quarter. Carr was limited to begin the week but fully practiced on Friday, while head coach Dennis Allen said his concussion is the only injury that could keep him out of Sunday’s game.

Houston Texans at New York Jets

  • Texans: WR Noah Brown, QUESTIONABLE (knee); TE Dalton Schultz, OUT (hamstring); OT George Fant, QUESTIONABLE (hip); DT Sheldon Rankins, QUESTIONABLE (elbow/shoulder); S  DeAndre Houston-Carson, QUESTIONABLE (illness)
  • Jets: QB Aaron Rodgers, OUT (Achilles); RB Breece Hall, QUESTIONABLE (ankle); WR Jason Brownlee, OUT (ankle); OT Carter Warren, QUESTIONABLE (hip); OL Wes Schweitzer, OUT (calf); EDGE John Franklin-Myers, QUESTIONABLE (ankle)

TexansBrown returned from a two-game absence to play 81% of Houston’s offensive snaps in Week 13. But he didn’t practice on Friday and is listed as questionable against the Jets. With Tank Dell already on IR, John Metchie III will see action alongside Nico Collins and Robert Woods if Brown can’t suit up.

Schultz was sidelined in Week 13 but began this week with limited practice. He was downgraded to a DNP on Thursday and Friday before being ruled out.

Houston offensive coordinator Bobb Slowik said Schultz is “really fighting through it right now” as he battles a hamstring injury. TE Brevin Jordan played three-quarters of the Texans’ snaps in Schultz’s absence last Sunday.

Jets: Hall was listed on New York’s injury report with a hamstring issue heading into last Sunday’s game and is now dealing with an ankle injury.

He didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday but returned for a limited session on Friday. Hall said he expects to face the Texans on Sunday, while head coach Robert Saleh was also confident the second-year RB will suit up. Dalvin Cook and Israel Abanikanda could split RB work if Hall unexpectedly sits out in Week 14.

As New York falls further out of the AFC playoff mix, a potential Rodgers return becomes all the more unlikely. The future Hall of Famer has suggested he won’t play again this year if the Jets aren’t in postseason contention.

Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens

  • Rams: TE Tyler Higbee, DOUBTFUL (neck); EDGE Byron Young, QUESTIONABLE (knee); EDGE Michael Hoecht, QUESTIONABLE (knee); S Quentin Lake, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring)
  • Ravens: EDGE Malik Hamm (ankle); LB Malik Harrison (groin); CB Damarion Williams (ankle)

RamsWhile Higbee evaded the NFL’s concussion protocol this week, he is dealing with a neck stinger and didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday. Hunter Long will be L.A.’s starting tight end if Higbee can’t suit up in Week 14.

Barring a setback, Young, Hoect, and Lake are QUESTIONABLE, per head coach Sean McVay.

Ravens: Baltimore has handled its fair share of injury issues in 2022, but the club is relatively healthy heading into Sunday’s game. Hamm and Williams have been designated to return from IR and could be activated before Week 14.

Minnesota Vikings at Las Vegas Raiders

  • Vikings: G Ed Ingram, QUESTIONABLE (hip); S Theo Jackson, QUESTIONABLE (illness)
  • Raiders: OT Kolton Miller, OUT (shoulder); EDGE Maxx Crosby, QUESTIONABLE (knee); LB Kana’i Mauga, QUESTIONABLE (knee); CB Brandon Facyson, QUESTIONABLE (shin)

VikingsWR Justin Jefferson ultimately missed seven games (and eight total weeks) with a hamstring injury but is set to return in Week 14. He’s already been placed on Minnesota’s active roster, fully practiced this week, and is not on the club’s injury report.

Raiders: Miller returned in Week 12 after missing one game with a shoulder injury, but he couldn’t practice this week following Las Vegas’ Week 13 bye. With Miller sidelined on Sunday, Justin Herron will likely play left tackle.

Crosby regularly receives practices off, and interim Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce expects the All-Pro pass rusher to play against the Vikings.

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

  • Seahawks: QB Geno Smith, QUESTIONABLE (groin); RB Kenneth Walker III, QUESTIONABLE (oblique); RB Zach Charbonnet, QUESTIONABLE (knee); WR Dee Eskridge, QUESTIONABLE (ribs); LB Jordyn Brooks, QUESTIONABLE (knee); CB Tre Brown, QUESTIONABLE (heel)
  • 49ers: RB Elijah Mitchell, DOUBTFUL (knee); WR Ray-Ray McCloud, QUESTIONABLE (rib); G Spencer Burford, DOUBTFUL (knee); TE Ross Dwelley, OUT (ankle); DT Arik Armstead, OUT (foot/knee); CB Darrell Luter Jr., DOUBTFUL (hamstring)

Seahawks: Neither of Seattle’s top two running backs practiced on Wednesday, but Walker and Charbonnet returned for limited practices on Thursday and fully practiced on Friday.

While they’re both questionable for Week 14, Walker and Charbonnet are expected to be available. Walker has already missed two games with an oblique injury, while Charbonnet was hurt last Thursday night.

Smith was added to Seattle’s injury report on Thursday and is also listed as questionable. The Seahawks signed fellow QB Sean Mannion to their practice squad on Friday, suggesting at least some level of concern about Smith’s availability.

Smith didn’t practice on Friday and could be a game-time decision against San Francisco.. Drew Lock, who took first-team reps to finish Seattle’s week of practice, will start under center if Smith can’t play.

49ers: Mitchell is “still sore” from Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles, per head coach Kyle Shanahan. If Mitchell — who’s already missed three games this year — sits out against the Seahawks, Jordan Mason will become Christian McCaffrey’s backup.

On defense, Armstead sat out two days of practice and was questionable heading into Week 13 while dealing with a foot injury — then he suffered a new knee injury. He didn’t practice this week and won’t play on Sunday, but Shanahan said Armstead’s issues won’t lead to a long-term absence.

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs

  • Bills: TE Dawson Know, QUESTIONABLE (wrist); CB Kaiir Elam, QUESTIONABLE (ankle)
  • Chiefs: RB Isiah Pacheco, OUT (shoulder); OT Donovan Smith, OUT (neck); LB Drue Tranquill, OUT (concussion)

Bills:  Knox has missed five games with a wrist injury, but he’s fully practicing this week and has a “good chance” to be activated, per head coach Sean McDermott. With Knox back in the lineup, Buffalo could conceivably move back toward more 12 personnel (two tight ends), but slot receiver Khalil Shakir’s recent productivity may keep the Bills in three-WR sets.

Chiefs: Head coach Andy Reid said Pacheco has a shoulder contusion. The second-year RB has not practiced all week and appears to be trending toward sitting out Sunday’s game. Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire are next on Kansas City’s backfield depth chart.

On Friday, Reid didn’t rule out a potential IR stint for Pacheco, saying, “We’ll see.”

Smith and Tranquill also failed to practice this week and will not suit up against the Bills. Left tackle was already an issue with Smith in the lineup and could become an even larger concern with third-round rookie Wanya Morris guarding Patrick Mahomes’ blindside.

Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers

  • Broncos: RB Samaje Perine, QUESTIONABLE (knee)
  • Chargers: WR Josh Palmer, OUT (knee); OL Zack Bailey, OUT (back); DT Otito Ogbonnia, QUESTIONABLE (knee); LB Amen Ogbongbemiga, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); CB Deane Leonard, OUT (ankle/heel)

Broncos: Perine had been playing ahead of fellow RB Jaleel McLaughlin in recent weeks, but he didn’t practice on Friday after fully participating early in the week. McLaughlin will see more work behind Javonte Williams if Perine is ruled out.

Chargers: Palmer returned for limited practice on Wednesday after missing five games with a knee injury. He’s still on IR, and Los Angeles will wait at least one more week before activating him.

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (SNF)

  • Eagles: No injuries of note
  • Cowboys: OT Matt Waletzko, OUT (shoulder)

EaglesTE Dallas Goedert fully practiced this week and will not carry an injury designation against the Cowboys on Sunday night. Goedert missed three games after fracturing his forearm in Philadelphia’s first game against Dallas in Week 9.

While other Eagles like WR Julio Jones, DT Fletcher Cox, and CB Darius Slay were limited or missed practice altogether this week, Philly didn’t list a single player on its Week 14 injury report.

Cowboys: Dallas is nearly as healthy as the Eagles. Waletzko has been designated to return from IR but won’t be activated for Sunday night.

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins (MNF)

  • Titans: TE Josh Whyle (knee); G Daniel Brunskill (ankle); DT Jeffery Simmons (knee); CB Kristian Fulton (hamstring)
  • Dolphins: RB Chris Brooks (knee); TE Durham Smythe (ankle); OT Terron Armstead (knee/ankle); G Robert Hunt (hamstring); LB Jerome Baker (knee); S Jevon Holland (knees)

Titans: Simmons and Fulton — two defensive starters — failed to practice on Thursday or Friday. Fulton underwent an MRI for a hamstring injury this week and could miss time, while Simmons’ availability could depend on his Saturday practice participation.

Dolphins: RB Raheem Mostert and WR Tyreek Hill received planned rest days on Thursday and returned for limited sessions on Friday. Neither is in danger of missing Week 14.

Hunt is the only Dolphin not practicing this week, suggesting he could sit out against Tennessee. Liam Eichenberg and Lester Cotton profile as Miami’s starting guards.

Miami also placed LB Jerome Baker on IR on Saturday, ensuring he’ll miss at least four games. Duke Riley will see more action in Baker’s absence.

Green Bay Packers at New York Giants (MNF)

  • Packers: RB Aaron Jones, QUESTIONABLE (knee); WR Christian Watson, OUT (hamstring); LB Quay Walker, DOUBTFUL (shoulder); CB Jaire Alexander, QUESTIONABLE (shoulder); CB Eric Stokes, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); S Darnell Savage Jr., QUESTIONABLE (chest)
  • Giants: WR Parris Campbell, QUESTIONABLE (knee); TE Daniel Bellinger, QUESTIONABLE (illness); OT Evan Neal, OUT (ankle); DT Dexter Lawrence, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); DT A’Shawn Robinson, QUESTIONABLE (hamstring); LB Isaiah Simmons, QUESTIONABLE (ankle)

Packers: Jones returned for limited practices this week after sitting out the past two games. Assuming he can suit up against the Giants on Monday night, Jones will split RB work with AJ Dillon, who was limited at points this week as he continues to play through a groin injury.

Watson hasn’t practiced this week and will not play in Week 14 after suffering a hamstring injury against the Chiefs. However, he doesn’t believe his current hamstring issue is as severe as the one that sidelined him for the first three games of the year.

Giants: Bellinger didn’t practice on Saturday and might not be able to play against Green Bay on Sunday. With Darren Waller still on IR, Lawrence Cager would draw the TE start for the Giants if Belling sits out.

Neal missed five of New York’s six pre-Week 13 bye games and did not practice this week. Tyre Phillips is up next at right tackle. On defense, head coach Brian Daboll is “hopeful” Lawrence and Robinson can play.

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