Jaguars without Fournette for showdown with Texans
(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
By The Associated Press
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without running back Leonard Fournette against Houston because of a right quadriceps injury.
Fournette missed practice all week and had been listed as questionable. It will be the third game the rookie has missed. He sat out Week 7 with an ankle injury and Week 9 because he was benched for violating an undisclosed team rule. The Jaguars won both of those games.
The Texans will have receiver DeAndre Hopkins (toe) and linebacker/defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (knee/illness) in the starting lineup after being listed as questionable.
For the Bengals, Dre Kirkpatrick, Vontaze Burfict and Nick Vigil are among five starters in the back seven of their defense who won't play against Minnesota because of injuries. Running back Joe Mixon will miss his second straight game because of a concussion.
Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is active despite a sprained ankle that originally had him listed on Friday as doubtful. He was upgraded to questionable on Saturday.
Buffalo Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin is active to play against Miami a week after aggravating an injury to his right knee, but Bills rookie backup quarterback Nathan Peterman (concussion) and guard John Miller (ankle) had already been ruled out.
Bengals: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, RB Joe Mixon, LB Vontaze Burfict, LB Nick Vigil, OG Christian Westerman, DT Josh Tupou, WR Tyler Boyd.
Vikings: QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stacy Coley, CB Mackensie Alexander, RB Mack Brown, LT Riley Reiff, DE Tashawn Bower, DT Jaleel Johnson.
Cardinals: QB Matt Barkley, WR John Brown (toe), TE Jermaine Gresham (illness), OL Earl Watford (ankle), DL Josh Mauro (ankle), CB C.J. Goodwin, LB Gabe Martin (hamstring).
Redskins: LT Trent Williams (knee), WR Robert Davis, G Kyle Kalis, C Demetrius Rhaney, DL Terrell McClain (toe), LB Zach Brown (toe/Achilles tendon/hip), S Montae Nicholson (concussion).
Texans: QB Tom Savage, WR Braxton Miller, CB Treston Decoud, LB Jelani Jenkins, OT Kendall Lamm, TE Mycole Pruitt, LB Ufomba Kamalu.
Jaguars: RB Leonard Fournette, WR Allen Hurns, DL Eli Ankou, WR Larry Pinkard, OT Josh Walker, G Chris Reed, OT William Poehl.
Packers: CB Davon House, CB Demetri Goodson, OL Ulrick John, Adam Pankey, WR Michael Clark, DL Montravius Adams, OLB Chris Odom.
Panthers: QB Garrett Gilbert, CB Captain Munnerlyn, FB Alex Armah, LB Shaq Thompson, G Trai Turner, DE Zach Moo.
Dolphins: CB Cordrea Tankersley (shoulder/ankle), RB Damien Williams (shoulder/illness), S Michael Thomas (knee), QB Matt Moore (foot), DE Andre Branch (knee), OLs Jermon Bushrod (foot) and Isaac Asiata.
Bills: QB Nathan Peterman (concussion), FB Mike Tolbert, CB Breon Borders, OLs John Miller, Conor McDermott, TE Khari Lee, WR Brandon Reilly.
PHILADELPHIA-NEW YORK GIANTS
Eagles: G Stefan Wisniewski (ankle), CB Rasul Douglas, LB Dannell Ellerbe, WR Marcus Johnson, DE Steven Means, DT Elijah Qualls, RB Wendell Smallwood.
Giants: S Nat Berhe, WR Travis Rudolph, RB Paul Perkins, LB Jeremy Cash, OL Damien Mama, WR Hunter Sharp, QB Davis Webb.
Ravens: RB Terrance West, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, OLB Tim Williams, OL Jermaine Eluemunor (shoulder), G Marquise Shakir, DE Bronson Kaufusi, DE Chris Wormley.
Browns: QB Cody Kessler, DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun (knee), DB Justin Currie, OL Marcus Martin, OL Geoff Gray, WR Matt Hazel (hamstring), TE Matt Lengel.
NEW YORK JETS-NEW ORLEANS
Jets: CBs Derrick Jones and Jeremy Clark, LB Freddie Bishop, DL Muhammad Wilkerson, RB Akeem Judd, OLs Jonotthan Harrison and Ben Ijalana.
Saints: WR Ted Ginn, RB Jonathan Williams, LB A.J. Klein (groin), C Cameron Tom, WR Austin Carr, DE Trey Hendrickson (ankle), LB Jonathan Freeny.
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Updated December 17, 2017