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Week 7 Injury News: Jay Cutler leaves game with groin injury

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

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Jay Cutler leaves game with groin injury

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler left Sunday's game against the Redskins with a groin injury, after Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker slammed him to the turf. It was the 158th time Cutler has been sacked since coming to Chicago, breaking the previous mark held by Jim Harbaugh. Josh McCown replaced Cutler, who made his way to the locker room.

Cutler's done for the day.

Brian Cushing carted off field with leg injury

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was injured in the second half of Sunday's game against the Chiefs when Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles hit Cushing in the knee while trying to pass block. Cushing's status is unknown.

Arian Foster leaves in the first quarter with a hamstring injury

Texans featured back Arian Foster was removed in the first quarter of the game Sunday against Kansas City with a hamstring injury. He will not return. He had gained 11 yards on four carries.

Sam Bradford carted to locker room with apparent left leg injury

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford had to leave Sunday's game against the Panthers in the fourth quarter, after going down with an apparent left leg injury.

Bradford was in the game with the Rams down 30-15 when the injury occurred, and he had to be carted off the field. He was unable to return to the game, finishing with 255 yards on 21 of 30 passing, with one touchdown and one interception.

The extent of the injury is not yet known, as the Rams did not give an update on his status by the end of the game. Bradford was replaced by Kellen Clemens at quarterback, and at this point there is no way of knowing if the injury will affect him in Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Nick Foles leaves game with head injury

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Sunday's game vs. Dallas in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a head injury. Matt Barkley, who was the backup quarterback with Michael Vick (hamstring) inactive, replaced Foles with Philadelphia trailing 17-3.

Foles was having a tough day before leaving the game. He completed just 11 of 29 passes for 80 yards. He managed 25 rushing yards, but had no touchdowns. His best chance for a touchdown came on a 20-yard pass to Jason Avant in the third quarter, but Avant could not corral a low throw by Foles.

Foles appeared hobbled by a leg injury in the first half and it appeared to affect his timing all afternoon.

Jarvis Jones inactive for Steelers

Rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones suffered a concussion in last week's win over the Jets. He'll be in civvies when the Steelers host the Ravens Sunday afternoon. He was listed as questionable Friday but his status was always going to be a game-time decision.

James Jones a no-go against Browns

Packers wide receiver James Jones has been ruled out for the game Sunday against visiting Cleveland. He missed every practice this week with a knee injury.

Chris Long earns ejection after fight

Rams defensive lineman Chris Long was ejected from Sunday's game against the Panthers in the third quarter, for his part in a fight on the field. He finished the game with two tackles, one for a loss.

Doug Martin leaves with shoulder injury

Buccaneers running back Doug Martin took a hard hit to the shoulder trying to haul in a pass near the goal line early in the fourth quarter and had to leave the game. He was taken to the locker room moments later and is questionable to return. Mike James took his place in the backfield. Martin had 11 carries for 47 yards and one catch for 7 yards before leaving.

Jake Locker back in starting lineup

Titans quarterback Jake Locker was listed as active and back in the starting lineup for Week 7 against the 49ers. Locker missed two straight games with a hip injury and a sprained MCL.

He was off to a fine start with six touchdown passes and no interceptions in leading his team to three wins in its first four games before going down in Week 4.

Leon Hall exits with Achilles injury

Bengals cornerback Leon Hall was ruled out for the remainder of the game Week 7 at Detroit after suffering an Achilles injury in the first quarter. Hall had one assisted tackle before leaving the game.

King Dunlap has concussion relapse

Chargers LT King Dunlap had to leave Sunday's Week 7 game at Jacksonville due to a concussion. He left the game in the first half and could not return as he was ruled out for the rest of the contest.

The Chargers have an extremely banged up offensive line at the moment. Dunlap suffered a concussion Sept. 22 against Tennessee and missed two games before returning.

Rob Gronkowski is active vs. Jets

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was fully cleared Friday, and now he's active for Sunday's matchup versus the Jets. He missed the first six weeks of the season while recovering from forearm surgery.

Titans QB Jake Locker wants to play, reportedly will start

After being carted off the field in Tennessee's Week 4 win over the Jets with a knee and hip injury, the Titans thought they were going to lose quarterback Jake Locker for 4-8 weeks. Locker's been a quick-healer and he could be on the field against the 49ers on Sunday, after only missing two weeks of play. NFL.com has reported that Locker will be the team's starter against San Francisco. Locker, who took the majority of the first team snaps in practice on Friday, is offcially listed as questionable. Titans coach Mike Munchak didn't rule out Locker possibly starting, "We haven't decided yet," Munchak said on Friday. The Titans have a Week 8 bye, so if he sits out the 49ers game, he would have an extra week to heal.

Calvin Johnson is active

After a being a surprise scratch in Week 5, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned last week against the Browns and played in 38 offensive snaps. Johnson was listed as probable this week and will be active when the Lions take the field against the Bengals.

Aqib Talib officially inactive

Patriots defensive back Aqib Talib, who was ruled out for the contest earlier this week because of a hip injury, is officially inactive for Week 7 at the Jets. Talib has four interceptions this year, including two when the Patriots last played in the Jets in Week 2.

Danny Amendola inactive as expected

Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is officially inactive for Week 7 at the Jets. He was ruled out for the contest earlier in the week after suffering a concussion Week 6 against the Saints. Amendola is also dealing with a groin injury that sidelined him for Weeks 2, 3 and 4.

Foot can't keep Thad Lewis out; Matt Flynn inactive

Bills quarterback Thad Lewis dealt with a foot injury during the week in practice, but it was not enough to keep him off the field Sunday. Lewis is active and starting for the Bills in Week 7 against the Dolphins. Quarterback Matt Flynn, acquired earlier this week, is inactive, which means that Jeff Tuel will be Lewis' backup.

Jaguars receivers Blackmon and Shorts both active

Jacksonville banged up wide receivers Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon are both active to play in Sunday's Week 7 game against San Diego. Earlier reports Sunday indicated they would both suit up and start for the Jaguars.

Shorts has a shoulder injury and was very iffy to play in the game. In fact, his status comes as a bit of a surprise despite the fact he was able to return to practice Friday in a limited capacity. Blackmon was always much more certain of his status for the Week 7 game.

Falcons will be flying without Roddy White, Steven Jackson

Matt Ryan's running out of weapons in Atlanta. Wide receiver Roddy White (ankle) and running back Steven Jackson (hamstring) have both been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. For White, it will be the first game he's missed of his nine-year career and end a streak of 133 consecutive games played in. Of course, the Falcons offense won't have Julio Jones either, Jones was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 9 after fracturing his foot in Week 5 against the Jets.

DeMarco Murray, DeMarcus Ware both inactive Sunday

Roddy White won't be the only player missing the first game of his career; Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware is out Sunday too. Ware's streak of 134 consecutive games played in ends against the Eagles. Despite an initial report that Ware would be out a month with a thigh injury, the linebacker insisted he might play. But it won't happen this week. Running back DeMarco Murray is also inactive.

Michael Vick has ruled himself out vs. Cowboys, Eagles agree

Chip Kelly has officially ruled out Michael Vick for Sunday's game, a day after Vick did just that. Vick said he's not playing this week because his injured hamstring is worse than he thought it was going to be. Nick Foles will get the start.

Cortland Finnegan sits out Sunday

Rams defensive back Cortland Finnegan (thigh) was unable to take the field for Week 7 against the Panthers Sunday, as he continues to be sidelined by the injury. Finnegan was limited throughout the week in practice, and was officially considered doubtful for the game.

Santonio Holmes is out for the Jets and it's the media's fault

Santonio Holmes hasn't played since Week 4 and he won't be returning this week. Holmes is still rehabbing his hamstring, rehab that would be going better if the media wasn't messing it up. "I was just on the rehab table and I had to get taken off the table to come do interviews, so yes I do," Holmes said this week when asked if the media was interrupting his treatment.

Matt Schaub is out in Houston; Case Keenum is in

Matt Schaub won't be the Texans starting quarterback in Kansas City, that honor will go to Case Keenum, an undrafted free agent signed by Houston in 2012. Schaub, who injured his ankle and foot against the Rams, won't play at all against the Chiefs, coach Gary Kubiak said. T.J. Yates will serve as the Texans No. 2 quarterback.

 
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