NFL Week 17 injuries: Lions declare WR Calvin Johnson (knee) out
Here is some of the most important injury news of Week 17.
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has been battling a bum knee all season, and in Week 17, with no playoff chance for Detroit, the team has declared him out for Sunday.
On the season, Johnson will finish with 84 catches for 1,492 yards -- his lowest totals since 2010 -- to go with 12 touchdowns in 14 games.
There was a report Sunday morning that Johnson has "loose bodies" in his knee and doctors have recommeneded offseaosn surgery to correct the issue.
Arthur Jones (concussion) out
Though the Ravens are fighting for their playoff lives and despite the desire of Arthur Jones to play against the Bengals, Baltimore's defensive lineman is inactive because of a concussion.
Jones was questionable entering the weekend after suffering the concussion last week vs. the Patriots.
Harvin could be placed on IR
Following the trade that brought him to Seattle and the $67 million contract he subsequently signed, Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin has played one game this season and netted one reception for 17 yards.
And reportedly, that's all he'll produce this season, because the Seahawks likely will place him on season-ending IR with a hip injury, according to NFL.com.
Though the decision doesn't have to be made until next week, in time for the postseason, it appears unlikely Harvin's hip will heal well enough in the next couple of days to give him any chance to take the field.
Randall Cobb could play
That's because the team activated him to the active roster from the short-term IR list on Saturday, and though he's listed as questionable, it seems as though there's a good chance he could play vs. the Bears.
Cobb hasn't played since Week 5 after injuring his knee.
Rahim Moore suffers undisclosed setback
Broncos defensive back Rahim Moore suffered a setback in his recovery from a leg injury, the Denver Post reported Friday. According to the report, Moore's setback has kept him from even being able to run yet, putting his chances of coming off injured reserve at some point this season at risk.
Moore is not eligible to return until the AFC Championship game, at the earliest. -- Chris Towers
Tavon Austin questionable despite return to practice
Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin was able to participate in a limited practice session for the first time Friday, as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. Still, he might not be able to play in Week 17, as he is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Austin has missed the last two games as a result of the injury. -- CT
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