Redskins have TE Reed, RB Kelley, LB Kerrigan active vs NYG
Playoff-hopeful Washington has tight end Jordan Reed, running back Rob Kelley and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan active against the New York Giants.
Reed, Kelley, Kerrigan, linebacker Trent Murphy and defensive end Chris Baker had been listed as questionable. But all will play for Redskins, who need to beat the Giants to have a chance at making the NFC playoffs.
The Arizona Cardinals will wrap up their season at Los Angeles without rookie defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, who injured his ankle in practice this week.
The Rams will finish their homecoming season without top receiver Kenny Britt, who already secured the first 1,000-yard receiving season for the franchise since 2007. Britt didn’t practice all week with a shoulder injury. The Rams also deactivated quarterback Case Keenum for the second straight week, using Sean Mannion as Jared Goff’s backup instead.
Denver will be without middle linebacker Brandon Marshall (hamstring) for the fourth consecutive week, and hard-hitting safety T.J. Ward (concussion) for the second straight game. Also out is defensive end Derek Wolfe, who’s been bothered by neck injuries all season and was knocked out of last week’s game at Kansas City.
In earlier action, the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Steelers did as coach Mike Tomlin promised by sitting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell, receiver Antonio Brown and center Maurkice Pouncey for a meaningless regular-season finale against Cleveland.
With the AFC North champions locked into the third seed in the conference playoffs, the Steelers also gave tight end Ladarius Green (concussion) and defensive end Stephon Tuitt (knee) the day off in hopes they’ll be ready when the postseason begins next weekend.
The AFC South champion Houston Texans, who already ruled out defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, running back Lamar Miller and linebacker John Simon, also made linebacker Brian Cushing and cornerback Johnathan Joseph inactive.
Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor is inactive for the Bills, who are starting EJ Manuel against the New York Jets. Taylor is dealing with a groin issue, so he was not expected to play. Rookie Cardale Jones will serve as Manuel’s backup.
For the Jets, receiver Brandon Marshall is inactive after being questionable with hip and shoulder ailments. It could be his last game with the Jets, who could save $7.5 million on the salary cap in an offseason that is expected to include a roster overhaul.
Jets rookie quarterback Christian Hackenberg is active for the first time for a regular-season game and will serve as the backup to starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Indianapolis Colts will be without cornerback Darius Butler (concussion), who had already been ruled out, and receiver Donte Moncrief (shoulder), who was listed as doubtful.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are without running back Chris Ivory, leaving Denard Robinson to start after missing the last three games with an ankle injury. T.J. Yeldon was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, leaving the Jaguars without much depth behind Robinson.
The Chicago Bears, as expected, held two of their top edge rushers, outside linebackers Leonard Floyd (concussion) and Pernell McPhee (shoulder), out of the finale against Minnesota with injuries. McPhee had four sacks in only nine games this season, and the rookie Floyd had seven sacks in just 12 games.
For the Vikings, the absence of left guard Alex Boone (back) meant the eighth different starting lineup combination on the offensive line this year. Joe Berger, who has started at center and right guard, took Boone’s place for the finale.
NEW ORLEANS at ATLANTA
Saints: OL Jack Allen, LB Travis Feeney, WR Corey Fuller, WR Jake Lampman, RB Daniel Lasco, RB/RS Marcus Murphy and S Robenson Therezie
Falcons: WR Taylor Gabriel, TE Austin Hooper, RB Terron Ward, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Dashon Goldson, LB Josh Keyes and G Wes Scheitzer
KANSAS CITY at SAN DIEGO
Chiefs: QB Tyler Bray, CB D.J. White, RB Spencer Ware, LB Justin Houston, LB Justin March, OL Mike Person and TE Ross Travis
Chargers: WR Travis Benjamin, RB Melvin Gordon, TE Asante Cleveland, ILB Denzel Perryman, C Max Tuerk, T King Dunlap and DT Kaleb Eulls
ARIZONA at LOS ANGELES
Cardinals: QB Zac Dysert, WR Marquis Bundy, CB Brian Dixon, OT D.J. Humphries, DT Robert Nkemdiche and DT Ed Stinson
Rams: QB Case Keenum, WR Kenny Britt, DB Lamarcus Joyner, OG David Arkin, OG Cody Wichmann, OT Rob Havenstein and DE Matt Longacre
OAKLAND at DENVER
Raiders: QB Derek Carr, CB Antonio Hamilton, S Karl Joseph, T Austin Howard, G Denver Kirkland, DT Stacy McGee and DL Branden Jackson
Broncos: WR Jordan Norwood, S T.J. Ward, ILB Brandon Marshall, G Connor McGovern, OL Ty Sambrailo, TE A.J. Derby and DE Derek Wolfe
NEW YORK GIANTS at WASHINGTON
Giants: TE Jerell Adams, S Nat Berhe, OL Bobby Hart, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, CB Coty Sensabaugh, LB Ishaq Williams and RB George Winn
Redskins: QB Nate Sudfeld, S Su’a Cravens, CB Quinton Dunbar, S Josh Evans, RB Matt Jones, C Kory Lichtensteiger and T Vinston Painter
SEATTLE at SAN FRANCISCO
Seahawks: RB C.J. Prosise, RB Terrence Magee, SS Tyvis Powell, LB Ronald Powell, T Bradley Sowell, TE Nick Vannett and DT John Jenkins
49ers: QB Blaine Gabbert, RB Mike Davis, CB Prince Charles-Iworah, G Andrew Tiller, DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, LB Tank Carradine and DL Zach Moore
BALTIMORE at CINCINNATI
Ravens: WR Keenan Reynolds, WR Vince Mayle, RB Javorius Allen, LB Lamar Louis, G Ryan Jensen, T Rick Wagner and TE Crockett Gillmore
Bengals: QB Jeff Driskel, RB Jeremy Hill, LB Vontaze Burfict , G Christian Westerman, DT DeShawn Williams, TE Tyler Kroft and WR Jake Kumerow
CLEVELAND at PITTSBURGH
Browns: QB Kevin Hogan, QB Josh McCown, DB Trey Caldwell, RB Darius Jackson, LB Cam Johnson, OL Gabe Ikard and DL Stephen Paea
Steelers: QB Ben Roethlisberger, RB Le’Veon Bell, WR Antonio Brown, S Robert Golden, C Maurkice Pouncey, TE Ladarius Green and DE Stephon Tuitt
DALLAS at PHILADELPHIA
Cowboys: LT Tyron Smith, CB Morris Claiborne, DE Tyrone Crawford, LB Justin Durant, DE DeMarcus Lawrence, DT Cedric Thornton and DT Terrell McClain
Eagles: WR Jordan Matthews, LB Mychal Kendricks, DT Taylor Hart, OL Allen Barbre, OL Dillon Gordon, CB Dwayne Gratz and OL Josh Andrews
NEW ENGLAND at MIAMI
Patriots: T LaAdrian Waddle, RB D.J. Foster, WR Danny Amendola, CB Cyrus Jones, WR Malcolm Mitchell, S Jordan Richards and QB Jacoby Brissett
Dolphins: QB Ryan Tannehill, CB Byron Maxwell, LB Jelani Jenkins, TE Thomas Duarte, TE Dominique Jones, WR Leonte Carroo and DE Mario Williams
CHICAGO at MINNESOTA
Bears: RB Ka’Deem Carey, S Deon Bush, CB Bryce Callahan, FB Paul Lasike, WR Daniel Braverman, LB Pernell McPhee and LB Leonard Floyd
Vikings: QB Taylor Heinicke, WR Laquon Treadwell, WR Stefon Diggs, RB Adrian Peterson, RB C.J. Ham, G Willie Beavers and G Alex Boone
BUFFALO at NEW YORK JETS
Bills: QB Tyrod Taylor, CB Stephon Gilmore, DT Adolphus Washington, WR Dez Lewis, TE Logan Thomas, OT Cordy Glenn and TE Gerald Christian
Jets: WR Brandon Marshall, DL Steve McLendon, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, CB Nick Marshall, LB Randell Johnson and OL Donald Hawkins
CAROLINA at TAMPA BAY
Panthers: QB Derek Anderson, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LB Jeremy Cash, LB Luke Kuechly, OT Dan France, DT Paul Soliai and DE Charles Johnson
Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, WR Bernard Reedy, T Leonard Wester, DT John Hughes III, DL Channing Ward, OL Caleb Benenoch and DE William Gholston
HOUSTON at TENNESSEE
Texans: QB Brandon Weeden, CB Johnathan Joseph, RB Lamar Miller, FB Jay Prosch, OLB John Simon, ILB Brian Cushing and DE Jadeveon Clowney
Titans: WR Kendall Wright, CB Jason McCourty, DB Curtis Riley, OLB David Bass, OG Sebastian Tretola, TE Jace AMaro and DE Angelo Blackson
JACKSONVILLE at INDIANAPOLIS
Jaguars: QB Brandon Allen, RB Chris Ivory, RB Daryl Richardson, DT Jordan Hill, TE Neal Sterling, WR Allen Hurns and DL Chris Smith
Colts: WR Donte Moncrief, CB Darius Butler, CB Rashaan Melvin, LB Deiontrez Mount, OL Austin Blythe, DE Kristjan Sokoli and OL Jeremy Vujnovich
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