A.J. Green
Bengals WR A.J. Green in concussion protocol
A.J. Green, WR, CIN
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News: Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is in the concussion protocol after exiting Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Steelers with a head injury, the team announced.

Green lost a fumble and took a shot to the head in the fourth quarter of the game, sending him to the locker room for examination. He finished the game with a team-high eight receptions and 82 yards. Green secured his fourth-straight 1,000-yard season with the performance, ending the regular season with 1,041 yards and six touchdowns on 69 receptions.

The Bengals will head to Indianapolis to face the Colts Sunday, leaving Green with a full week to get cleared.


Le'Veon Bell
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell injures knee, doubtful to return Sunday
Le'Veon Bell, RB, PIT
News: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell suffered a hyperextended right knee in Sunday night's regular-season finale against the Bengals and is doubtful to return.

Bell was hit down low after a reception in the middle of the field and took a shot to the knee. After an injury timeout, he was able to get up and jog off the field with a limp, before the training staff took a look at the injury on a training table on the sidelines. Bell was then taken to the locker room, where he was deemed doubtful to return to Sunday's game and diagnosed with a hyperextended knee.

Bell racked up 20 yards on eight carries and 80 yards on six receptions before coming out of the game. The Steelers will play Saturday in the first round of the playoffs regardless of whether they win or lose Sunday's game.


Cedric Peerman
Bengals RB Cedric Peerman (concussion) will not return Week 17
Cedric Peerman, RB, CIN
News: Bengals running back Cedric Peerman will not return to Sunday's regular-season finale against the Steelers due to a concussion, the team announced. A key special-teams player, Peerman was originally deemed questionable to return to the game but his night is now over.

K.J. Wright
Seahawks' K.J. Wright dealing with dislocated finger
K.J. Wright, OLB, SEA
News: Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is dealing with a dislocated finger.

Wright wound up leaving the game with a hand injury, but the team never announced an official injury during the contest. It was announced after the game that he dislocated his finger. 


Drew Stanton
Cardinals hopeful Drew Stanton will practice this week
Drew Stanton, QB, ARI
News: The Cardinals are hopeful that Drew Stanton will practice this week.

Despite that, the team had no new updates on Stanton's condition. He's missed the past two games with a knee injury, and also battled an infection. The club has started Ryan Lindley the past two games with Stanton sidelined. 

Stanton has completed 55 percent of his passes in nine games. He's thrown seven touchdowns against five interceptions.


Aaron Rodgers
Packers' Aaron Rodgers guts out three touchdowns in win over Lions
Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
News: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 226 yards on 17 for 22 passing for two touchdowns as well as a rushing touchdown in Green Bay's 30-20 win over the Lions. 

Despite being hampered by a calf injury, which caused him to miss two series, Rodgers was efficient passing down the field. He connected with wide receiver Randall Cobb from four yards out and immediately fell to the ground, grabbing at his leg.

Rodgers would return to the field in the second half and find Cobb again over the middle, who dove into the end zone for a touchdown. 

The 31-year-old sealed the win on a quarterback sneak on the goal line for a touchdown.

He finishes the regular season with 4,381 passing yards and 38 touchdowns.

The Packers next game will be in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs.


David Bruton
Broncos' David Bruton gets stretchered off Week 17
David Bruton, SS, DEN
News: Broncos safety David Bruton had to be stretchered off the field Week 17 against the Raiders.

Bruton took a brutal hit on a late punt return, and was tended to by team trainers. Shortly after he was taken off the field, the team diagnosed Bruton with a concussion. He will not return to the game. Bruton was immediately put in an ambulance, and will be evaluated further at a local hospital. 


Jordan Hill
Seahawks' Jordan Hill will not return Week 17
Jordan Hill, DT, SEA
News: Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill will not return Week 17 against the Rams.

Hill is dealing with a left knee injury. He was removed from the contest, and looked at by trainers on the sideline before the decision was made. Hill was credited with one tackle and half of a sack before leaving the game. After the game, the team announced Hill is dealing with a knee sprain.


Michael Palmer
Steelers list Week 17 inactives vs. Bengals
Michael Palmer, TE, PIT
News: The Steelers have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 17 showdown with the Bengals: cornerback Ike Taylor (shoulder, forearm), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), tight end Michael Palmer (groin), quarterback Landry Jones, wide receiver Justin Brown, defensive end Clifton Geathers and guard Chris Hubbard.

Taylor, Polamalu and Palmer were all listed as questionable to play Sunday but none of the three will be available for the regular-season finale. The three players listed as probable to play in Week 17 are all active, including tackle Kelvin Beachum (back), tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) and linebacker Vince Williams (ankle).

Pittsburgh is a 3 1/2-point favorite at home against Cincinnati.


Terence Newman
Bengals list Week 17 inactives vs. Steelers
Terence Newman, CB, CIN
News: The Bengals have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 17 matchup with the Steelers: cornerback Terence Newman (illness), wide receivers James Wright (knee) and Greg Little, quarterback AJ McCarron , guard T.J. Johnson, tackle Tanner Hawkinson and defensive tackle Devon Still.

Newman and Wright were both listed as questionable to play in the regular-season finale. The team will have four other questionables available to play against the Steelers.

Cincinnat is a 3 1/2-point underdog in Pittsburgh in Week 17.


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