Bucs SS Mark Barron (hamstring, questionable) has been downgraded to out for Week 16.
Barron didn't even make the trip to St. Louis after suffering a setback with his hamstring injury last week. Keith Tandy will replace him in the starting lineup. Barron should have a decent chance at returning in Week 17.
Packers placed DE Johnny Jolly on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.
Jolly is dealing with a bulging disk at the C-5 vertebra in his neck and is awaiting word on whether he'll need to undergo surgery. He recorded 21 tackles and a sack in 13 games as a rotational defensive lineman prior to going down and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Packers placed TE Brandon Bostick on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.
Bostick suffered the foot injury in last Sunday's win over Dallas and underwent surgery this week. He ends his second NFL season with just seven catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. Despite his intriguing upside, Bostick was only used in a limited pass-catching role behind Andrew Quarless with Jermichael Finley sidelined. He should be medically cleared in time for the Packers' offseason program.
Profootballtalk reports Joe Flacco (knee, questionable) "feels strongly" about his chances of playing Sunday against the Patriots.
Flacco has a "mild" MCL sprain and practiced on a limited basis this week. Barring a setback on Saturday, he'll be cleared to to start despite being listed as questionable. Flacco is just a low-end QB2 for the fantasy finals.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed he expects Victor Cruz (knee) to be ready for the team's offseason program.
Cruz underwent arthroscopic surgery on Thursday, but the procedure was minor enough that he shouldn't have any issues getting cleared for offseason workouts and is on track to participate in the Giants' late-spring minicamp. Rueben Randle will replace Cruz in the starting lineup for the final two games of the regular season, with Jerrel Jernigan playing in the slot.
Vikings placed TE John Carlson on injured reserve with a concussion, ending his season.
Carlson suffered his third known NFL concussion in Week 14 and will be shut down for the season. He took on an expanded role in the second-half with Kyle Rudolph (foot, I.R.) sidelined, making eight starts and finishing with 32 catches, 344 yards, and one touchdown. Carlson is believed to be considering retirement due to his lengthy concussion history. He's currently signed through 2016.
Browns placed WR Davone Bess on the reserve/NFI list.
Bess didn't practice on Thursday or Friday and is dealing with a "serious family issue." He won't play in the final two games and the move officially ends his season. Bess will finish with just 42 catches for 362 yards and two touchdowns, while leading the NFL with 14 drops. He signed a four-year, $14.18 million extension with the Browns back in April, but will likely face competition for slot duties in 2014.
Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.
Smith returned to practice this week after sitting out last Sunday's win over the Redskins. He'll see limited carries as the Falcons' No. 4 running back and contribute on special teams if active for Monday night's game against the 49ers.