And other players, including Kansas City’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the Chargers’ Hunter Henry, and Chicago’s Kyle Long, were injured early on and are just starting to make their way back to possibly return for the playoffs.
Here are some of the key long-term injured players from all around the league:
AFC EAST: New England (Isaiah Wynn, Jeremy Hill); Miami (Frank Gore, Jakeem Grant); Buffalo (Russell Bodine); New York Jets (Marcus Maye, Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Powell, Brandon Shell, James Carpenter).
AFC SOUTH: Houston (Will Fuller, Demaryius Thomas, Seantrel Henderson); Indianapolis (Jack Doyle); Tennessee (Jurrell Casey, Delanie Walker, Logan Ryan, Jack Conklin); Jacksonville (Cam Robinson, Brandon Linder, Andrew Norwell, Jermey Parnell, Marqise Lee, Corey Grant, Austin Seferian-Jenkins).
AFC WEST: Kansas City (Laurent Duvernay-Tardif); Los Angeles (Hunter Henry, Denzel Perryman); Denver (Chris Harris Jr., Emmanuel Sanders, Jeff Heuerman, Jake Butt); Oakland (Gabe Jackson, Mike Nugent, Brandon LaFell).
NFC EAST: Dallas (Travis Frederick, Geoff Swaim, Terrance Williams); Philadelphia (Jay Ajayi, Derek Barnett, Corey Clement, Ronald Darby); Washington (Alex Smith, Colt McCoy, Jordan Reed, Brandon Scherff, Jonathan Cooper); New York (Landon Collins, Jon Halapio).
NFC NORTH: Chicago (Kyle Long, Bryce Callahan, Sam Acho); Minnesota (Nick Easton, Mike Hughes, Andrew Sendejo); Green Bay (Geronimo Allison, Davon House, Jake Ryan, Muhammad Wilkerson); Detroit (Ezekiel Ansah, Kerryon Johnson, Marvin Jones Jr. ).
NFC SOUTH: New Orleans (Dez Bryant, Cameron Meredith); Atlanta (Ricardo Allen, Devonta Freeman, Andy Levitre, Keanu Neal, Ito Smith); Carolina (Greg Olsen, Matt Kalil, Shaq Thompson, Fozzy Whittaker, Graham Gano); Tampa Bay (Kwon Alexander, Vernon Hargreaves, O.J. Howard).
NFC WEST: Los Angeles (Malcolm Brown, Dominique Easley, Cooper Kupp); Seattle (Earl Thomas, C.J. Prosise, Kam Chancellor); San Francisco (Jimmy Garoppolo, Pierre Garçon, Jerick McKinnon); Arizona (Mike Iupati, Christian Kirk, Robert Nkemdiche, Phil Dawson)
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