Jan 15, 2024; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Terrel Bernard (43) is carted off the field after an apparent injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 2024 AFC wild card game at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Bills’ leading tackler Terrel Bernard (ankle) inactive vs. Chiefs

Buffalo Bills leading tackler Terrel Bernard is one of the team’s inactives for Sunday night’s AFC divisional round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Bills listed Bernard (ankle) as questionable on their Friday injury report. He didn’t practice all week.

Bernard was carted off the field with a right ankle injury in the third quarter of Monday’s AFC wild-card victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bernard, 24, had 143 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three interceptions in 17 games during the regular season.

Buffalo’s inactives include four players previously ruled out — safety Taylor Rapp (calf), cornerback Christian Benford (knee), linebacker Baylon Spector (back) and receiver Gabe Davis (knee). Also inactive are offensive lineman Alec Anderson and defensive tackle Poona Ford.

Punter Sam Martin, who injured his left hamstring against the Steelers, is active. He was listed as questionable on Friday.

Kansas City’s inactives include four players previously ruled out in receivers Skyy Moore (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hip, ankle), offensive tackle Wanya Morris (concussion) and nose tackle Derrick Nnadi (triceps).

Also inactive for the Chiefs are defensive ends BJ Thompson and Felix Anudike-Uzomah and cornerback Ekow Boye-Doe.

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Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Eagles safety Sydney Brown (21) prepares for a game against the New England Patriots during the warm-up period at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles S Sydney Brown inactive vs. Jets

The Philadelphia Eagles, already thin at defensive back, will be without rookie safety Sydney Brown for the third straight game because of a hamstring injury.

Brown was listed as questionable for the Eagles (5-0) for Sunday’s game at the New York Jets (2-3) before going on the inactive list. He hasn’t played since Sept. 25 at Tampa Bay. Starter Justin Evans (knee) was placed on injured reserve late in the week, so veteran Terrell Edmunds is expected to start along with safety Reed Blankenship.

Veteran cornerback Darius Slay (knee) will miss his first game of the season. He already was listed as out, as was defensive tackle Jalen Carter (ankle).

The Jets also lack depth in the secondary as starting cornerbacks Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed already were ruled out because of concussions.

The Jets’ other inactives are cornerback Brandin Echols, wide receiver Jason Brownlee, running back Israel Abanikanda, linebacker Zaire Barnes and defensive lineman Micheal Clemons.

In addition to Brown, Slay and Carter, the Eagles’ other inactives are quarterback Tanner McKee, running back Rashaad Penny, tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu (triceps).

Philadelphia on Saturday activated middle linebacker Nakobe Dean (foot) after four weeks on injured reserve and placed wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) on IR.

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Aug 18, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants offensive tackle Evan Neal (73) and New York Giants offensive tackle Andrew Thomas (78) exit the field after defeating the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Giants OT Andrew Thomas, Cardinals S Budda Baker inactive for game

New York Giants All-Pro left tackle Andrew Thomas and Arizona Cardinals All-Pro safety Budda Baker were inactive because of hamstring injuries for their game Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

The Giants had listed Thomas’ availability as questionable because of a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice Wednesday and he was limited on Thursday and Friday.

Thomas was injured in the Giants’ season-opening 40-0 loss to Dallas. He played 53 of 70 offensive snaps and was replaced in the second half by Matt Peart and then Joshua Ezeudu.

The Giants have a short week with a road game Thursday night against the San Francisco Giants.

Other inactives are wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, cornerback Darnay Holmes, safety Gervarrius Owens, outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari, tight end Lawrence Cager and defensive lineman Jordon Riley. Robinson (knee) and Ojulari (hamstring) were on the final injury report and listed as doubtful.

Baker, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, injured his hamstring in practice Friday with the severity unknown, according to the team.

Also out are starting inside linebacker Josh Woods (ankle) and defensive linemen L.J. Collier (biceps), who was placed on injured reserve Saturday, and Leki Fotu (shoulder).

The Cardinals’ other inactives are cornerback Starling Thomas V, offensive lineman Ilm Manning and tight end Elijah Higgins.

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Jan 14, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (25) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter of a wild card game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

49ers RB Elijah Mitchell inactive vs. Eagles

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell has been ruled inactive for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Mitchell (groin) was listed as questionable for the game after failing to participate in practice throughout the week.

Mitchell, 24, was limited to five regular-season games due to two knee injuries — one to each knee — and had 279 yards and two touchdowns. He had a touchdown catch in San Francisco’s 41-23 wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 14 and 14 carries for 51 yards in a 19-12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday.

While Mitchell is inactive, star running back Christian McCaffrey and hybrid wide receiver Deebo Samuel will suit up for Sunday’s game.

McCaffrey (calf) did not participate and Samuel (ankle) was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday due to their respective injuries before turning in a full session on Friday.

In addition to Mitchell, the 49ers listed the following players as inactive: quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, cornerback Ambry Thomas, offensive lineman Nick Zakelj, defensive end Drake Jackson, tight end Ross Dwelley and running back Tyrion Davis-Price.

The Eagles listed quarterback Ian Book, cornerback Josiah Scott, running back Trey Sermon, safety Anthony Harris, linebacker Kyron Johnson and offensive lineman Josh Sills as inactive.

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Oct 23, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) runs with the ball during the first half against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) inactive vs. Bears

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is listed as inactive for Sunday’s home game against the Chicago Bears.

Elliott was listed as doubtful to play after missing practice all week with a right knee injury he sustained in the Cowboys’ 24-6 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Tony Pollard is expected to receive the bulk of the carries for Dallas (5-2) in the absence of Elliott, who has rushed for 443 yards and four touchdowns in seven games this season.

Elliott was joined by safety Malik Hooker, wide receiver Noah Brown, linebacker Jabril Cox, quarterback Will Grier, defensive lineman Trysten Hill and defensive end Sam Williams in being listed as inactive for Sunday’s game.

The Bears (3-4) listed defensive back Lamar Jackson, tight end Jake Tonges, offensive tackle Larry Borom and wide receiver Isaiah Coulter as inactive.

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Sep 11, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (6) runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Anthony Brown (3) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs WR Julio Jones inactive vs. Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones was ruled inactive for Sunday’s game against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.

Jones, who is nursing a knee injury, is the Falcons’ franchise leader in in catches (848) and receiving yards (12,896). He also ranks second in club history with 60 receiving touchdowns.

While Jones and fellow wideout Breshad Perriman (knee, hamstring) are out for Sunday’s game, Russell Gage is active against his former team despite being limited in practice all week with a back injury. Gage is set to join Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in Tom Brady’s passing attack for the Buccaneers (2-2), who have lost two in a row.

Tampa Bay also listed wide receiver Deven Thompkins and quarterback Kyle Trask as inactive on Sunday.

Tight end Cameron Brate (concussion), safety Logan Ryan (foot) and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (foot) had been ruled out for the game on Friday.

Also on Friday, the Falcons announced tight end Kyle Pitts would miss the first game of his NFL career on Sunday.

Pitts, a former first-round pick, did not participate in practice all week while dealing with a hamstring injury.

On Sunday, the Falcons listed linebackers DeAngelo Malone and Nick Kwiatkoski, offensive lineman Chuma Edoga and wide receiver Jared Bernhardt as inactive.

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Sep 19, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65) prepare to block against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles RT Lane Johnson inactive vs. Chiefs

Philadelphia Eagles star right tackle Lane Johnson has been listed as inactive for Sunday’s game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.

Multiple media outlets reported Johnson’s absence is tied to an undisclosed “personal matter.”

Johnson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, participated in practice this week and did not have an injury designation on the final report.

Johnson, 31, has started all 102 games in which he has played since joining the Eagles in 2013.

Philadelphia’s offensive line has been in a state of flux this season. Tackle Jordan Mailata also has been ruled out for Sunday’s game, while guards Isaac Seumalo and Brandon Brooks are both on injured reserve.

The Eagles (1-2) also listed quarterback Gardner Minshew II, cornerback Mac McCain and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu as inactive for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs (1-2).

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Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II (23) tackles Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. (27) during the second half of an Indianapolis Colts game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Rams won 27-24.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson (ribs) inactive vs. Bucs

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson was ruled inactive for Sunday’s game against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Henderson sustained injured ribs in the second half of the Rams’ 27-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday. The third-year running back was replaced by Sony Michel, who rushed 10 times for 46 yards — all in the fourth quarter.

Michel and rookie Jake Funk, who has yet to carry the ball this season, are expected to man the backfield for the Rams (2-0) on Sunday against the Buccaneers (2-0).

Henderson, 24, has rushed 29 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes for 46 yards in two games.

Rams quarterback Bryce Perkins, safety JuJu Hughes, defensive back J.R. Reed, offensive lineman Alaric Jackson, tight end Brycen Hopkins and defensive lineman Bobby Brown III were also listed as inactive.

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Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (77) walks off the field after their 38 to 13 loss against the Arizona Cardinals at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Titans LT Taylor Lewan inactive vs. Seahawks

Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is inactive for Sunday’s game against the host Seattle Seahawks.

Lewan was not listed on the injury report prior to the game, however multiple media outlets reported he was walking with a limp after getting injured during pregame warmups.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Lewan struggled mightily while attempting to keep Arizona Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones in check during last week’s season opener. Lewan, in fact, took to social media after the game and thanked Jones “for exposing me. It will only force me to get better.”

Lewan, who returned from a torn ACL sustained last season, has started 86 of 91 games since being selected by Tennessee with the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Wide receiver Cameron Batson, linebacker Jayon Brown, cornerback Caleb Farley, tight end Anthony Firkser and linebacker Derick Roberson were also listed as inactive for the Titans.

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Aug 26, 2020; Flowery Branch, GA, USA;   Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a ball during an NFL football training camp practice on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Flowery Branch, Ga. Mandatory Credit: Brynn Anderson/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WR Jones inactive vs. Bears

Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones will be inactive on Sunday as Atlanta hosts the Chicago Bears.

Jones aggravated his ailing hamstring in last Sunday’s 40-39 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The setback dropped the Falcons to 0-2 on the season.

Coach Dan Quinn said earlier in the week that Jones had been involved in the game plan for the Bears’ game.

Jones is one of seven players, including five starters, who are inactive against the Bears. Others are: safety Ricardo Allen (elbow), linebacker Foye Oluokun (hamstring), right tackle Kaleb McGary (knee), defensive end Takk McKinley (groin), defensive tackle Deadrin Senat (ankle) and cornerback Kendall Sheffield (foot). Cornerback A.J. Terrell is on the COVID-19 reserve list and is out.

Jones, 31, has been dealing with the hamstring issue since tweaking it during a scrimmage on Aug. 28, Quinn said last week.

Jones has 11 catches for 181 yards through the first two games without a touchdown grab. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team All-Pro has 12,306 yards receiving and 57 touchdowns for his career.

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