NFL Injured Reserve: Week 14

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December 10th, 2013 by Michael Ginnitti

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While crazy weather, crazy finishes, and as per usual, a few controversial calls may have dominated the headlines through the weekend, the aftermath of week 14 of the NFL season will clearly be the long-term injuries now being confirmed. Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has torn his ACL & MCL, and will miss the remainder of the season. Cardinals breakout rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL & LCL, and will also be out for the year. Even Vikings running back Adrian Peterson left the weekend battered, and finds himself in a walking boot awaiting MRI results (though initial reports do not sound terribly serious).

Injured Reserve by Position (through Week 14)

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that wide receivers still dominate this list, even with the majority of flags going in their favor in 2013. 44 members of the defensive secondary have hit the IR thus far. Another 44 linebackers have as well. In total , 148 offensive players, 117 defensive players, and 2 special team player are currently out for the season.

POSITION COUNT CAP
Wide Receivers 44 $56,900,759
Cornerbacks 26 $51,195,501
Defensive Tackles 16 $34,410,827
Quarterbacks 9 $34,131,527
Outside Linebackers 24 $32,240,527
Tight Ends 19 $31,362,198
Running Backs 24 $23,811,313
Guards 17 $23,279,051
Defensive Ends 13 $22,826,330
Safeties 18 $21,469,447
Left Tackles 9 $21,340,319
Inside Linebackers 20 $20,596,620
Centers 8 $18,627,875
Right Tackles 10 $10,173,450
Fullbacks 8 $4,198,305
Long Snappers 1 $812,500
Kickers 1 $350,412

Related: Top NFL Cap Figures by Position

 

Injured Reserve by Team (through Week 14)

The St. Louis Rams have fallen victim to not only key injuries – but expensive ones as nearly 30% of their 2013 cap sits on injured reserve.. Cortland Finnegan (starting CB),  Sam Bradford (starting QB), and Scott Wells (starting C) were the #1, #2, and #5 highest cap figures on the team in 2013. The New England Patriots continue to pile up key injuries, and yet have been the benefactor of incredible comebacks to somehow maintain a 10-3 record. Life without Gronkowski for the remainder of the year might change that tune.

At the other side of the spectrum, the Kansas City Chiefs – decimated by injuries in 2012, have remained incredibly healthy through 14 weeks of 2013 (just 1.68% of their cap on IR). The Baltimore Ravens suffered injuries early (and took a beating in the standings as well) but have turned their season around in both regards. The return of starting TE Dennis Pitta from IR/Designated to Return last week proved to be an instant spark to a stale offense at times.

TEAM COUNT CAP % of Cap
St. Louis Rams 7 $35,327,960 28.8
New England Patriots 11 $27,056,724 20.9
Houston Texans 10 $26,009,418 20.7
Cincinnati Bengals 10 $21,920,801 16.3
New York Giants 11 $21,575,088 17.4
New Orleans Saints 8 $20,874,114 16.7
Chicago Bears 5 $19,028,125 14.7
New York Jets 12 $18,896,339 14.9
Denver Broncos 8 $18,826,708 13.4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 $17,247,361 12.8
Green Bay Packers 13 $16,350,533 12.4
Indianapolis Colts 12 $16,248,892 13
Dallas Cowboys 9 $15,918,630 13.3
Atlanta Falcons 9 $13,148,926 10.6
San Diego Chargers 8 $11,861,435 9.6
Seattle Seahawks 6 $11,637,676 8.48
Carolina Panthers 12 $10,647,894 8.4
Pittsburgh Steelers 11 $9,655,080 7.7
Arizona Cardinals 10 $8,584,140 6.76
Oakland Raiders 8 $7,820,788 6.1
Jacksonville Jaguars 8 $7,424,825 5.1
Miami Dolphins 4 $6,893,000 5.35
Philadelphia Eagles 5 $6,746,601 4.6
Tennessee Titans 5 $6,493,870 4.8
Cleveland Browns 9 $5,600,837 4
Washington Redskins 10 $5,029,428 4.6
Buffalo Bills 6 $4,811,912 3.6
Minnesota Vikings 5 $4,716,397 3.6
Detroit Lions 5 $4,598,643 3.8
San Francisco 49ers 6 $2,803,918 2.22
Kansas City Chiefs 5 $2,313,116 1.68
Baltimore Ravens 4 $1,657,782 1.34

Related: NFL Team Cap Tracker

 

Top Cap Hits on Injured Reserve (through Week 14)

PLAYER POS CAP
Cortland Finnegan (STL) CB $15,000,000
Mark Sanchez (NYJ) QB $12,853,125
Ryan Clady (DEN) RT $12,600,000
Sam Bradford (STL) QB $12,595,000
Anthony Spencer (DAL) DE $10,627,200
Vince Wilfork (NE) DT $10,600,000
Sidney Rice (SEA) WR $9,700,000
Jermichael Finley (GB) TE $8,750,000
Chris Snee (NYG) G $8,500,000
Henry Melton (CHI) DT $8,450,000

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