NFL Week 15 Injuries: Kenny Pickett is questionable for Steelers. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins are questionable

We’re entering the stage of the 2022 regular season and there are just four weeks for clubs to jockey for playoff spots. On Thursday, we saw the 49ers punch their ticket to the NFC West crown with a win over the Seahawks, and there are plenty of other crucial scenarios on the line this weekend.

Of course, with a new game week comes a new collection of injuries to keep track of. With teams wrapping up the week of practice, they’ve released their final injury reports and presented game situations for Week 15. Below, you’ll be able to find each of those reports and a breakdown of some of the biggest injuries.

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Indianapolis will be without Moore II after he was unable to practice this week with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, Strachan appeared on the injury report on Wednesday with a concussion and has also been ruled out.

Vikings safety Harrison Smith is without an injury designation entering the weekend after fully participating in practice Wednesday and Thursday after being limited Tuesday with a neck injury. Elsewhere on the roster, Hunter is questionable after being limited the previous two periods of the week. Dantzler returned to practice Thursday after missing the previous two days with an illness.

Jackson suiting up for this game seemed a long shot, but it looks like Tyler Huntley will be available for the Ravens on Saturday. The backup quarterback practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday and has cleared the concussion protocol. Huntley also has no name heading into the weekend. For what it’s worth, each of the players the Ravens listed as questionable had a full practice to end the week.

Cleveland is remarkably healthy entering Week 15, listing only Bell on the final injury report. He will be sidelined with thumb and toe injuries.

Left tackle Armstead’s status will be worth monitoring as the Dolphins have officially listed him as questionable for this matchup. He did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday and was limited to the team’s final practice on Thursday. The same goes for Wilson Jr. On a brighter side of things, the Dolphins did not place an injury designation on Tyreek Hill after he practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday despite being on the ankle injury list.

Buffalo will be without Bates and Phillips for this battle. Bates suffered an ankle injury against the Jets last week. While it is said not to be too serious, it is serious enough to keep him out of action for at least this weekend. Linebacker Matt Milano (knee) missed the first two practices of the week, but the Bills did not rule him out for this game after being limited Thursday and will play Saturday against the Dolphins.

Claypool was unable to practice all week with a knee injury along with Wesco. Given that, it’s no shock to see the coaching staff cut them eventually. Quarterback Justin Fields was on the injury report as a DNP Wednesday due to an illness, but has practiced fully the past two days and is not named.

Edoga is the only Falcons player designated for Week 15, so the club is largely healthy heading into this matchup. Wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge (illness) was the only other player listed on the injury report this week with an injury, but he returned to the field Friday after missing Thursday’s session.

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The Steelers are listing Pickett as questionable for this matchup, indicating they will likely go in a different direction under center against Carolina. The final word on Pickett will come Saturday, and Mike Tomlin noted that once there is a definitive answer on Pickett, he will name his starter. Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph were reportedly splitting up reps during team drills.

Interim coach Steve Wilkes told reporters Friday that Moore will be a game-time decision because of the ankle injury that limited him in practice Friday. As for Shenault Jr., he practiced on a limited basis all week. Meanwhile, Woods was fully engaged on Friday.

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While both Boyd and Higgins are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Tampa, the Bengals’ two receivers practiced in full on Friday after being limited in early portions of the week. This upward trend in participation is encouraging for their availability on Sunday. Meanwhile, Hilton, Hurst and Hendrickson haven’t been able to get on the field all week, so their exclusion isn’t a huge surprise.

Leonard Williams practiced on a limited basis all week and is officially questionable. As was the case earlier in the week, Saquon Barkley wasn’t even listed on the injury report, let alone given the designation. Outside linebacker Ellerson Smith (Achilles) was pleased with the injured reserve.

Washington lists Chase Young as questionable for this matchup against New York, giving him a chance to make his season debut on Sunday. He has been training all week on a limited basis, which would seemingly bode well for his prospects of suiting up.

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