Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Casey Hayward (29) during the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
The Green Bay Packers have dealt with injuries to their best players all season, and they’ve lost their top defensive back for the year after they placed CB Casey Hayward on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury. Hayward suffered a setback with his hamstring in Week 10 and will end his season having only played 88 snaps in three games.
The St. Louis Rams have placed CB Cortland Finnegan on injured reserve due to an eye injury, and also placed QB Brady Quinn on injured reserve with a hip injury. To fill the two roster spots, the Rams activated rookie safety T.J. McDonald and elevated CB Quinton Pointer from the practice squad.
Washington Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed has been ruled out for Monday’s game at San Francisco because of a concussion that he suffered in last Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Reed’s 45 catches for 499 yards both rank second on the Redskins. With Reed out, the Redskins will have to rely on the incumbent Fred Davis, who has been inactive the past five games. Davis has some rust to knock off. He has played in just four games this season and has three catches.
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl tight end Pitta remains on injured reserve-designated to return and wasn’t activated before today’s NFL transaction deadline, meaning he’s not eligible to play in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the Ravens should have him back Thursday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thanksgiving night.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is officially listed as probable on the Broncos’ injury report, but Head Coach Jack Del Rio already said he was definite to play.Welker left last Sunday’s game in the fourth quarter with a concussion and neck injury, practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
The Carolina Panthers will be without defensive end Charles Johnson against the Miami Dolphins. Johnson sprained his MCL against the Patriots in this past Monday night’s win after being leg whipped by Marcus Cannon.