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Saturday’s NFL injury and news list for Week 15

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (concussion) is officially out for Sunday’s road game vs. the Cardinals.

The Eagles announced Saturday that Slay will not travel with the team to Arizona. Slay was listed as questionable on the official injury report and will now miss his first game of the season.

Along with Slay being held out, defensive back Grayland Arnold (hamstring) and running back Jason Huntley (illness) will not be traveling the team. The Eagles have since elevated safety Blake Countess and cornerback Jameson Houston from the practice squad to the active roster.

Slay’s absence is paramount to an Eagles secondary that has dealt with a string of injuries this season. Starting CBs Avonte Maddox and Rodney McLeod were the most recent Eagles to land on season-ending injured reserve.

The Eagles (4-8-1) head into Arizona with a new quarterback and a newfound hope of claiming the NFC East.

Here’s other news, injuries and transactions we’re tracking on Saturday:

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (ribs, right thumb) is preparing to play on Sunday vs. the Titans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, per a source. Stafford is officially listed as questionable on the injury report and hasn’t missed a start this season despite a litany of ailments and a trip to the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Lions have activated tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai from injured reserve and signed fellow T Dan Skipper to the active roster from the practice squad. Defensive end Kareem Martin, offensive lineman Marcus Martin and cornerback Alexander Myres were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.


Denver Broncos running backs Melvin Gordon (shoulder) and Phillip Lindsay (hip) — both listed as questionable — are expected to play Saturday vs. the Bills, NFL Network’s James Palmer reports, per a source. Both have since been declared active, as well as guard Graham Glasgow, who was listed as questionable.


New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (ankle) has been downgraded to out vs. the Dolphins on Sunday, the team announced. Wideout Donte Moncrief (thigh) has also been downgraded to out.
Houston Texans running back David Johnson (neck), cornerback Phillip Gaines (knee), RB C.J. Prosise and CB John Reid (neck) have been ruled out by the team for Sunday vs. the Colts and will not travel.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley will get the start on Monday night vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers with Brandon Allen (knee) ruled out, head coach Zac Taylor revealed on Saturday.


Kansas City Chiefs tackle Mike Remmers (back, neck) has been downgraded to out vs. the Saints. Remmers was originally listed as doubtful. Cornerback Deandre Baker, linebacker Emmanuel Smith and offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski have been activated from the practice squad while wideout/returner Byron Pringle was activated from injured reserve.
The Steelers listed running back James Conner as questionable for Monday’s game due to a quad injury.


The Washington Football Team signed quarterback Taylor Heinicke to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and released wide receiver Jeff Badet.

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters was fined $12,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct on Monday night after spitting at Browns wideout Jarvis Landry, Rapoport reports.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf was fined $6,131 for jumping into the stands and taking control of a TV camera during his touchdown celebration last week, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports.
New Orleans Saints cornerback Chauncey Gardner-Johnson was fined $5,128 for his latest unsportsmanlike conduct foul last week — dragging an Eagles player away from the pile after an onside kick, according to Pelissero.


The Cleveland Browns have elevated guard Michael Dunn to the active roster from the practice squad.
The Los Angeles Rans have activated defensive back Jake Gervase from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement.
The Miami Dolphins have elevated wide receiver Isaiah Ford to the active roster and elevated tight end Chris Myarick from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement.
The Atlanta Falcons have designated cornerback Delrick Abrams as a flex to their active roster for Sunday’s game vs. the Bucs.
The Washington Football Team have elevated quarterback Steven Montez and running back Michael Warren to the active roster from the practice squad.

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