We’re into Week 15 of the 2021 NFL season, and injuries are once again a factor in several key games this coming weekend. The story of this week is COVID-19, with the emergence of a new variant and several team-wide outbreaks knocking multiple players out of the lineup. Those players are largely not listed on injury reports, but we’ll do our best to make note of important players who could be out of action due to the virus.
As teams turn in their final injury reports of the week, let this be your hub for knowing who is in, who is out, and whose status may still be up in the air leading up to kickoff. Below, you’ll find every injury report and analysis of what it all means for Week 15.
Waller will miss his third consecutive game, and be replaced in the lineup once again by Foster Moreau. Perryman’s absence is valuable against a team whose offense is based around the run game, but with so many Browns on the reserve/COVID-19 list, it’s tough to know who will even suit up for them.
Hunt is set to miss his sixth game of the season after suffering another injury last week against the Ravens. Cleveland also has 20-plus players on the COVID-19 list at the moment, including both starting quarterback Baker Mayfield and backup Case Keenum. This situation is a mess, and it’s unknown at the moment how many players the Browns will be able to suit up for the game.
The Pats are listing a whole bunch of guys as questionable, but most seem likely to play. The potential absence of Barmore would be especially damaging in a matchup against Indianapolis’ power run game. If Damien Harris and/or Brandon Bolden can’t go or are limited, Rhamondre Stevenson would presumably step into a larger role.
Woods has played fairly well in a reserve role on the defensive line when active, but he’s a back-end role player for the Colts defense. Kelly is an important piece of the offensive line, helping Carson Wentz with…