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The Indianapolis Colts activated quarterback Carson Wentz from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and he ought to be capable of begin towards Las Vegas on Sunday.

Wentz, who’s unvaccinated, should have a unfavourable take a look at Sunday to be allowed to play beneath new protocols adopted by the NFL and the gamers’ union this week. He went on the COVID-19 list Tuesday and was required to isolate for 5 days.

The Colts (9-6) can clinch a playoff berth by profitable. They additionally activated cornerback T.J. Carrie and sort out Braden Smith from the COVID-19 list, whereas selling quarterback Brett Hundley and defensive sort out Chris Williams from the follow squad as coronavirus replacements.

Tampa Bay (11-4) mentioned Saturday that Bruce Arians will coach within the recreation on the New York Jets. Arians had gone into COVID-19 protocols earlier within the week.

Wide receivers coach Kevin Garver additionally will work the sport after coming off the list. Activated to play have been cornerbacks Jamel Dean and Sean Murphy-Bunting.

—Jacksonville (2-13) activated 5 gamers from the reserve/COVID-19 list, together with beginning defensive sort out Malcom Brown and guard Andrew Norwell. The Jaguars additionally activated defensive sort out DaVon Hamilton, tight finish Chris Manhertz and defensive finish Jihad Ward. They positioned defensive finish Duwuane Smoot on the COVID-19 list, that means he’ll miss Sunday’s recreation at New England.

Smoot is considered one of eight Jacksonville starters and 13 gamers in whole sidelined due to COVID-19. The list consists of three beginning offensive linemen — left sort out Cam Robinson, middle Brandon Linder and guard Ben Bartch — and 5 backups.

—Green Bay (12-3) activated punter Corey Bojorquez, guard Ben Braden, linebackers Ty Summers and Oren Burks, tight ends Tyler Davis and Marcedes Lewis off the COVID-19 list, although and Summers reverts to injured reserve. The Packers, who’re closing in on the NFC’s prime general seed and solely playoff bye, additionally restored defensive lineman RJ McIntosh to the follow squad from the list, and elevated DL Abdullah Anderson to the lively roster as a COVID-19 substitute.

—The Los Angeles Chargers (8-7) activated eight gamers, together with 5 starters: offensive sort out Storm Norton, security Nasir Adderley, cornerback Chris Harris Jr., placekicker Dustin Hopkins and lengthy snapper Matt Overton. Los Angeles additionally added security Alohi Gilman, cornerback Davontae Harris and sort out Trey Pipkins III to the lively roster.

The Chargers have dropped two straight and wish a win towards Denver to maintain their postseason hopes alive.

—Cincinnati returned QB Brandon Allen and linebacker Germaine Pratt to the lively roster from the COVID-19 list. Receiver Trent Taylor is a COVID-19 substitute. Going on the list was tight finish Scotty Washington of the follow squad.

The Bengals (9-6) host Kansas City and might clinch the AFC North title with a victory.

—Houston (4-11) added 5 gamers from the follow squad as COVID-19 replacements: WRs Jalen Camp and Jordan Veasy; RB Jaylen Samuels; DB Cre’von LeBlanc; and offensive lineman Jordan Steckler.

—Denver (7-8) introduced up seven replacements from the follow squad, together with veteran security Ha Ha Clinton Dix. The others: tackles Quinn Bailey and Drew Himmelman; WR Rico Gafford; defensive linemen Jonathan Harris and Marquiss Spencer; and linebacker Barrington Wade.

—Miami (8-7) listed as questionable for its recreation at Tennessee DL Adam Butler and S Brandon Jones, who have been on the COVID-19 list. They have been touring separate from the group.

—Arizona (10-5) elevated DL Josh Mauro and CB Kevin Peterson from the follow squad as COVID-19 replacements.

—Minnesota (7-8) activated S Myles Dorn, CB Tye Smith and DE Kenny Willekes as COVID-19 replacements and G Olisaemeka Udoh from the COVID-19 list. DT Michael Pierce has been downgraded to out.

—San Francisco activated punter Mitch Wishnowsky from the list.

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