Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel became the biggest name to not finish a game Sunday when the Panthers knocked him out with a hamstring injury. Click onward for the latest on Manziel and other key players who suffered injuries in Week 16.
Dwayne Allen, TE Colts
Allen left the Colts’ loss to Dallas with a knee injury after dropping two key passes earlier in the game. Allen, a 2012 third-round pick, has 29 catches for 395 yards and eight touchdowns a year after missing all but one game with a hip injury.
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Brandon Brooks, G, Texans
Brooks left Houston’s game against the Ravens midway through the first quarter with a left ankle injury. A 2012 third-round pick, Brooks was slow to get up after suffering the injury on a 5-yard run by Arian Foster. Brooks, who has started 29 games in the past two seasons, limped off the field midway through the quarter and then slowly walked to the locker room a few minutes later.
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Jimmy Clausen, QB, Bears
Clausen will miss Chicago's regular-season finale against the Vikings with a concussion, and Jay Cutler will move back into the starting lineup. The Bears say Clausen was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Detroit's Ezekiel Ansah while scrambling late in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Ansah received an unnecessary roughness penalty. Clausen was making his first start since his 2010 rookie season with Carolina after the Bears benched Cutler. Clausen completed 23 of 39 passes for 181 yards. The Bears say he passed all tests by team physicians after the game and reported no concussion symptoms. He started having issues later in the day.
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Marcell Dareus, DT, Bills
Dareus left the second quarter of the Bills’ loss to Oakland with a knee injury. A Pro Bowl selection in 2013 and the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Dareus has 10 sacks this season and is a major part of Buffalo's stout defensive line that had helped the Bills lead the NFL with 49 sacks coming into the week. The fourth-year pro has never missed a start.
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Mason Foster, LB, Buccaneers
Foster (59) left the first half of the Bucs’ loss to the Packers with an Achilles’ injury. Foster, a fourth-year pro, had missed only one game in his career before sitting out five this season with shoulder and Achilles’ injuries.
E.J. Gaines, CB, Rams
Gaines was carted away after getting his helmet knocked off in a collision with teammate T.J. McDonald late in the third quarter of a loss to the Giants. Gaines had been sidelined with a left shoulder injury earlier in the first quarter but returned in the second. Coach Jeff Fisher told reporters after the game that Gaines, a rookie sixth-round pick who has started all 15 games this season, had a concussion.
Toby Gerhart, RB, Jaguars
Gerhart left Jacksonville’s Thursday win against the Titans with bruised ribs, tried to return and then stayed out for good. Gerhart, who finished with 12 rushes for 53 yards and a touchdown (pictured), has been a disappointment this season after signing a three-year, $10.5 million free-agent contract last March. He spent his first four seasons as a backup to Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson and started Jacksonville’s first five games before missing two with an injury and then didn't regain his starting job until Week 15. His 318 rushing yards (3.3 per carry) trail Denard Robinson and even quarterback Blake Bortles among the team’s rushing leaders.
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Stephon Gilmore, CB, Bills
Gilmore left Buffalo’s loss to the Raiders with a concussion. Gilmore, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft, has three interceptions in 14 games this season.
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Chad Greenway, LB, Vikings
Greenway left Minnesota’s game against the Dolphins with a knee injury. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Greenway had played in every Vikings game for seven straight years before missing three earlier this season with hand and rib injuries. He told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he felt a pop in the knee as it bent backward. Greenway’s father died Friday at age 56 after a battle with leukemia, and coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Monday that Greenway would be away from the team at least Monday and Tuesday.
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Percy Harvin, WR, Jets
Harvin left the Jets’ loss to New England with a rib injury. The sixth-year pro had four catches for 44 yards before leaving the game and has 29 catches for 350 yards in eight games for the Jets since the Seahawks traded him to New York in October.
Steven Jackson, RB, Falcons
Jackson ran four times for nine yards before a quad injury knocked him out of the Falcons’ win over New Orleans. Coach Mike Smith did not update reporters on Jackson’s status either after the game or Monday. Jackson, the Falcons’ leading rusher with 707 yards and six TDs, is averaging 3.7 yards per carry this season. The 31-year-old three-time Pro Bowl selection has played in every game this season.
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Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seahawks
Kearse had one catch for eight yards before leaving the Seahawks’ win against Arizona with a hamstring injury. An undrafted free agent in his third season, Kearse has a career-high 38 receptions for 537 yards this year, which ranks him second on the team in both categories. Coach Pete Carroll told reporters Monday that he is not optimistic Kearse will practice this week.
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Nick Mangold, C, Jets
Mangold, a ninth-year pro and five-time Pro Bowl selection, was carted off the field with a left ankle injury in the second quarter of the Jets’ loss to the Patriots. Mangold, who has missed only two games in his entire career, was hurt on a 14-yard run by Bilal Powell. FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo reports that X-rays revealed no break and that a Monday MRI will determine the full extent of the injury. The New York Post reported that Mangold was on crutches after the game but that he insisted he'd play in the Jets' final game.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Browns
Brian Hoyer took over after Manziel left in the second quarter of Cleveland’s loss to the Panthers with a left hamstring injury, and coach Mike Pettine told reporters Monday that Manziel's season is finished. Manziel, who struggled in his first career start last week against Cincinnati, wasn't having much success against Carolina, either. He finished 3 of 8 for 32 yards and ran twice for three yards before the injury. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Monday that Hoyer suffered a right shoulder injury later in the game and that the team might have to activate rookie Connor Shaw from its practice squad for its final game.
William Moore, S, Falcons
Moore left Atlanta’s win against the Saints with a shoulder injury, and coach Mike Smith did not update reporters on his status after the game or Monday. That injury occurred during a short run by Khiry Robinson late in the third quarter. Moore, a sixth-year pro, missed eight games in the middle of the season with a shoulder injury.
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Trent Murphy, LB/DE, Redskins
Murphy left Washington’s Saturday victory against the Eagles with a broken bone in his right hand, and coach Jay Gruden told reporters that the rookie second-round pick is a long shot to play in the team's season finale. He has appeared in all 15 games so far, starting eight and registering 2.5 sacks.
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Ryan Seymour, C, Browns
Seymour, the third Browns player to start at center since Pro Bowler Alex Mack broke his leg Oct. 12, left Cleveland’s game against the Panthers with a hamstring injury. The 2013 seventh-round pick has moved over from backup guard to start the past three games.
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Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints
Thomas had two catches for 24 yards before leaving New Orleans’ loss to the Falcons with injured ribs. The eighth-year pro entered the game with 222 yards and two TDs rushing but has also been effective as a receiver out of the backfield with 43 catches for 354 yards and a TD.
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Chris Watt, C, Chargers
Watt -- San Diego’s fourth starting center this season with Nick Hardwick, Rich Ohrnberger and Doug Legursky already on injured reserve -- left the first quarter of Chargers’ Saturday win over San Francisco with an ankle injury. Watt, a 2014 third-round pick, has been starting since Week 12
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Josh Wilson, CB, Falcons
One play after Atlanta lost safety William Moore to a shoulder injury late in the third quarter of a win over New Orleans, Wilson went down on a short pass to Nick Toon. He was stretching his left hamstring before walking gingerly to the sideline. Coach Mike Smith did not update reporters on Wilson’s status after the game or on Monday. Wilson, an eighth-year pro in his first season with the Falcons, has started in four of his 15 games played this season.
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Willie Young, DE, Bears
Young was carted off the field during the third quarter of Chicago’s loss to the Lions with a left Achilles’ injury. On Monday coach Marc Trestman confirmed reports that Young, a fifth-year pro who is in his first season with the Bears and leads them with 10 sacks, suffered a season-ending tear.