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The 5 O'Clock Club: 13 unlucky teams with crappy injury situations

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The 5 o’clock club aims to provide a forum for reader-driven discussion at a time of day when there isn’t much NFL news being published. Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below.

I’m too lazy to sort through 32 teams and 1,700 players to identify every player who is likely to be OUT or DOUBTFUL this week, but I perused the IR lists for all 32 teams, and picked 13 of them that seemed to me to be the worst of the bunch. I haven’t listed every player on all 13 lists, but I’ve listed some of the ones that seem noteworthy to me.

Houston Texans

  • Deshaun Watson
  • JJ Watt
  • Whitney Mercilus
  • CJ Fiedorowicz

Indianapolis Colts

  • Andrew Luck
  • Malik Hooker
  • Robert Turbin
  • Christine Michael

Kansas City Chiefs

  • Eric Berry
  • Spencer Ware
  • Chris Conley

Baltimore Ravens

  • Danny Woodhead
  • Kenneth Dixon
  • Marshal Yanda
  • Crockett Gilmore
  • Nico Siragusa
  • Brandon Boykin
  • Tavon Young

Miami Dolphins

  • Ryan Tannehill
  • Raekwon McMillan
  • Nate Allen

New England Patriots

  • Julian Edelman
  • Malcom Mitchell
  • Shea McClellin
  • Cyrus Jones
  • Derek Rivers

New York Giants

  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Brandon Marshall
  • Dwayne Harris
  • Weston Richburg

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Darren Sproles
  • Jason Peters
  • Sidney Jones
  • Caleb Strugis
  • Jordan Hicks
  • Donnel Pumphrey

Green Bay Packers

  • Aaron Packers

Minnesota Vikings

  • Teddy Bridgewater
  • Dalvin Cook
  • Sharrif Floyd
  • Bishop Sankey

New Orleans Saints

  • Delvin Breaux
  • Nick Fairley
  • Zach Strief
  • John Khun

Arizona Cardinals

  • David Johnson
  • Carson Palmer
  • Mike Iupati

Seattle Seahawks

  • Dion Jordan
  • Malik McDowell
  • Cliff Avril
  • DeShawn Shead
  • George Fant

Bonus feature: Placekickers too injured to play right now:

Poll

Taking into account ALL injuries, which NFL team has the worst injury situation for the balance of the 2017 season?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Texans
    (77 votes)
  • 0%
    Colts
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Chiefs
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Ravens
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Dolphins
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Patriots
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Giants
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    Eagles
    (12 votes)
  • 10%
    Packers
    (44 votes)
  • 2%
    Vikings
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Saints
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Cardinals
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Seahawks
    (1 vote)
  • 58%
    Redskins
    (249 votes)
427 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team’s placekicker injury is most likely to cost them in terms of wins/playoff hopes this season?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Raiders
    (36 votes)
  • 5%
    Eagles
    (13 votes)
  • 8%
    Buccaneers
    (21 votes)
  • 41%
    Cowboys
    (96 votes)
  • 22%
    Redskins
    (53 votes)
  • 6%
    Chiefs
    (15 votes)
234 votes total Vote Now