Lamar Jackson's status for the season finale remains up in the air.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn't have any update for Jackson's status ahead of Wednesday's practice, and wouldn't discuss if the Ravens quarterback would have enough time to be ready to play on Sunday versus the Steelers.
"I don't see the value of even talking about it at this point," Harbaugh said, via Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.
Jackson ((ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.
Jackson hasn't played since suffering an ankle injury in a Week 14 loss to the Browns. The former MVP made his first practice appearance last Wednesday but was shut down for the remainder of the week because of the injury. Backup QB Tyler Huntley has proven his worth in Jackson's absence, but the Ravens have yet to end a five-game skid heading into Week 18.
With Baltimore having an outside chance at the playoffs, perhaps Harbaugh is keeping his cards close to the vest against a division rival. The Ravens can clinch a playoff berth with a win over Pittsburgh combined with a Chargers loss, a Colts loss, and a Dolphins loss or tie.
- The Arizona Cardinals designated safety James Wiggins to return from injured reserve. Running back Chase Edmonds did not practice Wednesday due to hip and toe injuries, while running back James Conner (heel) was limited.
- Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. Pitts needs just 59 receiving yards to break Mike Ditka's single-season record for a rookie TE.
- The Carolina Panthers activated linebacker Haason Reddick, tight end Tommy Tremble, quarterback P.J. Walker and practice squad running back Reggie Bonnafon from the reserve/COVID list. Carolina placed wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (foot) and tackle Cameron Erving (calf) on injured reserve.
- Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will start in the season finale versus the Vikings, per coach Matt Nagy. Fields was a full participant in practice.
- Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon tested positive for COVID-19 and has been ruled out versus the Browns. While nursing a "sore" knee, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow revealed he will sit out the season finale in order to get some rest for the playoffs. Coach Zac Taylor has since confirmed Burrow will sit out Week 18. The Bengals activated wide receiver Trenton Irwin and cornerback Trae Waynes from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- The Cleveland Browns officially placed quarterback Baker Mayfield on injured reserve. Mayfield previously was ruled out for Week 18 due to a shoulder injury that has plagued him all season and will necessitate offseason surgery that will take place on Jan. 19 in Los Angeles, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Browns running back Nick Chubb (chest/ribs) and Kareem Hunt (ankle) were limited in practice.
- Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons has been placed on the reserve/COVID list. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) practiced in full but RB Tony Pollard (foot) was limited. Cowboys linebacker Keanu Neal was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Bridgewater has not played since suffering a concussion in Week 15. Safety Kareem Jackson and guard Dalton Risner also were placed on IR. Defensive lineman McTelvin Agim, linebacker Baron Browning, cornerback Bryce Callahan, linebacker Bradley Chubb, linebacker Jonathon Cooper, cornerback Mike Ford, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, offensive tackle Bobby Massie, wide receiver Tim Patrick, nose tackle Mike Purcell, safety Caden Sterns and linebacker Stephen Weatherly were activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Quarterback Drew Lock (right shoulder) was limited in practice, while cornerback Patrick Surtain II (calf) did not practice.
- The Detroit Lions activated wide receiver Kalif Raymond from the reserve/COVID list.
- Green Bay Packers tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) and center Josh Myers (knee) returned to practice. Bakhtiari, who was limited, has yet to play this season after recovering from a torn ACL while Meyers hasn't played since suffering his injury in Week 6.
- The Houston Texans activated wide receiver Danny Amendola, running back David Johnson, offensive lineman Tytus Howard, defensive lineman Ron'Dell Carter, tight end Antony Auclair, defensive back Lonnie Johnson and wide receiver Chris Moore off the reserve/COVID list.
- Indianapolis Colts tackle Eric Fisher (shoulder/knee/toe) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, but defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (knee) was a DNP. The Colts activated long snapper Luke Rhodes from the reserve/COVID list.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars activated tight end Dan Arnold, TE Jacob Hollister, wide receiver Jaydon Mickens, and defensive tackle Jay Tufele from the reserve/COVID list.
- Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) and tackle Lucas Niang (knee) did not practice for the second straight day ahead of Saturday's game against the Broncos.
- The Las Vegas Raiders activated tight end Darren Waller, defensive end Carl Nassib and guard Jordan Simmons from the reserve/COVID list. Waller (knee) was a limited participant in practice, as was running back Josh Jacobs (ribs).
- Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (Achilles) was a full participant at practice and head coach Sean McVay said he was "full speed, flying around" on Wednesday.
- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was activated from the reserve/COVID list and will start on Sunday versus the Bears, coach Mike Zimmer announced. Tackle Neiko Thorpe was also activated, while defensive end Tashawn Bower was placed on the reserve/COVID list.
- New Orleans Saints tackle Ryan Ramczyk (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis. Tackle Terron Armstead (knee) and defensive end Marcus Davenport (knee) were DNPs.
- The New York Jets activated defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, running back Tevin Coleman and tight end Tyler Kroft from the reserve/COVID list.
- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (ankle) was limited in practice while running back Miles Sanders (hand) was a DNP. The team activated wideout KeeSean Johnson off the reserve/COVID list.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers activated tackle Zach Banner, linebacker Devin Bush, defensive back Arthur Maulet, running back Anthony McFarland, linebacker Joe Schobert and defensive end Chris Wormley from the reserve/COVID list. Cornerback Joe Haden was placed on the reserve/COVID list. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler also is in COVID-19 protocols, the team announced.
- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (thumb) is returned to practice on a limited basis. Running back Elijah Mitchell did not practice due to a knee injury and offensive tackle Trent Williams sat out with an elbow injury. Cornerback Deommodore Lenoir was placed on the reserve/COVID list.
- The Seattle Seahawks placed defensive tackles Al Woods and Myles Adams on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones is currently in a walking boot for an injured ankle and his status is uncertain for Week 18, per coach Bruce Arians. Jones did not practice, though wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) did on a limited basis. As for RB Leonard Fournette, linebacker Lavonte David and pass rusher Shaquil Barrett, Arians said they are trending in the right direction for the first week of playoffs. The Bucs designated guard Aaron Stinnie for return from injured reserve and activated punter Bradley Pinion from the reserve/COVID list.
- The Tennessee Titans have officially designated running back Derrick Henry (foot) for return from injured reserve.
- The Washington Football Team activated running back Antonio Gibson and guard Ereck Flowers from the reserve/COVID list . Cornerback William Jackson was placed on the reserve/COVID list.
- The Carolina Panthers signed defensive end Jacob Tuioti-Mariner off the Steelers practice squad.
- The Houston Texans released kicker Dominik Eberle and running back Darius Jackson from the [practice squad.
- The Las Vegas Raiders released linebacker Will Compton and waived LB Justin March-Lillard.
- The Los Angeles Rams announced Wednesday the signing of wide receiver Brandon Powell and the signing of wideout J.J. Koski to the practice squad.
- The Minnesota Vikings signed cornerback Bryan Mills to the practice squad.
- The New York Jets signed defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga to the active roster from the practice squad.
- The Tennessee Titans signed tight end Ryan Izzo to the active roster from the practice squad. Defensive lineman D'Shawn Hand was signed to the practice squad.
- The Washington Football Team and left tackle Charles Leno Jr. agreed to a three-year, $37.5 million contract extension, per Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.