Tua Tagovailoa is inactive for the Miami Dolphins with a left thumb damage, so Ryan Fitzpatrick will begin at quarterback in opposition to the winless New York Jets.
Tagovailoa was downgraded to uncertain Saturday after he damage the thumb on his throwing hand in apply Wednesday. He was restricted at apply all through the week. Reid Sinnett was elevated from the apply squad to function the backup to Fitzpatrick, who’ll make his first begin since Oct. 18. That earlier begin additionally got here in opposition to the Jets.
Fitzpatrick is 3-Three as a starter this season, whereas Tagovailoa is 3-1.
New York is getting its beginning quarterback again. Sam Darnold is taking part in after lacking the previous two video games with a shoulder damage. Darnold was first damage in opposition to Denver on Oct. 1, when he sprained the AC joint within the shoulder on a tough sort out to the turf. He reinjured it at Kansas Metropolis on Nov. 1 on one other exhausting hit and missed the subsequent two video games. Joe Flacco has began in Darnold’s place.
The Atlanta Falcons will likely be with out two of their high playmakers when extensive receiver Julio Jones and operating again Todd Gurley are out in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders. Jones is lacking the sport with a hamstring damage whereas Gurley has a knee damage. Brian Hill is predicted to maneuver up at operating again.
The Cardinals and Patriots are each with out starters on Sunday. Along with receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 record earlier within the week, Arizona additionally received’t have security Jalen Thompson, dominated out with an ankle damage, or defensive sort out Josh Mauro (hamstring).
New England will play with out operating again Rex Burkhead and left sort out Isaiah Wynn after each have been positioned on injured reserve Saturday with knee accidents. Defensive finish Tashawn Bower (sickness) and defensive sort out Byron Cowart have been additionally dominated out Sunday.
Gardner Minshew received’t function Jacksonville’s backup quarterback in opposition to Cleveland. Minshew is inactive due to a sprained thumb on his throwing hand. He resumed throwing final week, however coach Doug Marrone went with rookie Jake Luton behind new starter Mike Glennon.
Glennon is making his first begin since Week four of the 2017 season.
The Colts will likely be lacking two injured starters after they face Tennessee for the AFC South lead. Middle Ryan Kelly (neck) and linebacker Bobby Okereke (ankle) have been dominated out earlier this week. Three different starters — defensive sort out DeForest Buckner, defensive finish Denico Autry and rookie operating again Jonathan Taylor — additionally received’t play after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 record.
Autry is lacking his second straight sport. He leads the Colts with six sacks. Buckner, the highest run stuffer on the league’s No. 2 protection, went on the COVID record earlier this week and Taylor, Indy’s main rusher, was added Saturday.
Tennessee cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (knee) will miss his 11th consecutive sport and receiver Adam Humphries will sit out for the fourth straight week after failing to clear the concussion protocol.
Chargers operating again Austin Ekeler returns for Los Angeles’ sport on the Buffalo Payments after lacking six video games with a hamstring damage.
The Chargers, nonetheless, are minus operating again Kalen Ballage, who was dominated out with a calf and ankle damage, and beginning cornerback Casey Hayward (groin).
Hayward’s streak of taking part in 106 consecutive video games involves an finish. That stood because the NFL’s longest lively run amongst cornerbacks. His streak dated to 2013, Hayward’s second season with Inexperienced Bay.
The Payments are minus beginning receiver John Brown, who will miss not less than three video games with an ankle damage after being positioned on injured reserve Saturday. Payments cornerback Josh Norman returns after lacking three video games with a hamstring damage and a fourth after being positioned on the COVID-19 record.
The Carolina Panthers have left sort out Russell Okung (again) within the lineup in opposition to Minnesota after a four-game absence, and proper guard John Miller (ankle/knee) and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) return after lacking the earlier sport. All-Professional operating again Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) is out for the third straight sport, with Mike Davis taking his place.
Vikings extensive receiver and NFL landing receptions chief Adam Thielen is out, on the COVID-19 reserve record and changed by Bisi Johnson. Tight finish Irv Smith Jr. (groin/again) is inactive, together with proper guard Ezra Cleveland (ankle).
Cincinnati Bengals operating again Giovani Bernard is lively in opposition to the New York Giants. He’d been questionable for the sport due to a concussion.
Dolphins: QB Tua Tagovailoa, RB Salvon Ahmed, FB Chandler Cox, G Solomon Kindley, DT Benito Jones.
Jets: T George Fant, G Alex Lewis, OL Chuma Edoga, TE Ross Travis, QB James Morgan.
Raiders: QB Marcus Mariota, RB Jalen Richard, OL John Simpson, DT Daniel Ross, DE Clelin Ferrell.
Falcons: WR Julio Jones, RB Todd Gurley, RB Qadree Ollison, CB Tyler Corridor, OT John Wetzel, DT Deadrin Senat.
Cardinals: QB Brett Hundley, RB Eno Benjamin, S Jalen Thompson, OL Joshua Miles, OL Justin Murray.
Patriots: QB Brian Hoyer, RB J.J. Taylor, DE Tashawn Bower, DT Byron Cowart, WR Isaiah Ford.
Browns: S Sheldrick Redwine, CB Denzel Ward, RB Dontrell Hilliard, C Nick Harris.
Jaguars: CB Sidney Jones, WR D.J. Chark, WR Chris Conley, QB Gardner Minshew, RB Dare Ogunbowale, TE Tyler Davis, DE Reggie Gilbert.
Titans: CB Adoree’ Jackson, WR Adam Humphries, LS Matt Orzech, TE MyCole Pruitt, DE Larrell Murchison.
Colts: DE Ben Banogu, QB Jacob Eason, C Ryan Kelly, LB Bobby Okereke, WR Dezmon Patmon, CB Isaiah Rodgers, TE Noah Togiai.
Chargers: RB Kalen Ballage, CB Casey Hayward, OL Tyree St. Louis, OL Storm Norton, DT Cortez Broughton, QB Easton Stick.
Payments: TE Tyler Kroft, DE Trent Murphy, RB T.J. Yeldon, QB Jake Fromm.
Panthers: QB Will Grier, RB Christian McCaffrey, CB Donte Jackson, S Sam Franklin, G Dennis Daley, T Greg Little.
Vikings: WR/KR/PR Ok.J. Osborn, S Curtis Riley, CB Dylan Mabin, LS Austin Slicing, DE Jordan Brailford, G Ezra Cleveland, TE Irv Smith Jr.
Giants: Ok Ryan Santoso, LB T.J. Brunson, DB Montre Hartage, OL Kyle Murphy, DE R.J. McIntosh, LB Trent Harris.
Bengals: T Fred Johnson, WR Mike Thomas, G B.J. Finney, G Keaton Sutherland, Ok Austin Seibert.
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