The Injured Reserves

The Injured Reserves
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The Injured Reserves

A look at the NFL players who have been lost for the 2013 season thus far...

The league can change the rules, enforce more penalties, fine & suspend for dirty play, etc - but the fact of the matter is NFL players are still getting injured at a rapid pace.

A total of 217 players have been designated to the Reserve/Injured status (through Week 8). We'll show breakdowns for these players by Team & Position, then analyze the current contract situations now and going forward.

Reserve/Injured Totals by Team
The Buccaneers, Panthers, and Patriots lead the way with 10 players currently on IR, while the 2nd place Titans have just 2 players on the reserve list. The Patriots also have the most 2013 salary cap allocated to their IR at $23.24M, while the Kansas City Chiefs have just $1.683 million banked for 4 injured players.
Team Count 2013 Cap % Of Cap 2013 Wins
Arizona Cardinals 8 $7,673,467 6.24% 4
Atlanta Falcons 9 $12,497,676 10.16% 2
Baltimore Ravens 4 $2,920,357 2.37% 3
Buffalo Bills 7 $7,386,912 6.01% 3
Carolina Panthers 10 $9,537,894 7.75% 4
Chicago Bears 4 $11,028,125 8.97% 4
Cincinnati Bengals 9 $21,245,439 17.27% 6
Cleveland Browns 5 $2,800,544 2.28% 3
Dallas Cowboys 8 $15,530,159 12.62% 4
Denver Broncos 6 $16,113,583 13.10% 7
Detroit Lions 5 $4,598,643 3.74% 5
Green Bay Packers 7 $5,236,480 4.26% 5
Houston Texans 9 $17,759,418 14.44% 2
Indianapolis Colts 9 $15,002,128 12.20% 5
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 $9,453,061 7.69% 0
Kansas City Chiefs 4 $1,683,116 1.37% 8
Miami Dolphins 4 $8,013,000 6.51% 4
Minnesota Vikings 4 $3,453,710 2.81% 1
New England Patriots 10 $23,240,615 18.89% 6
New Orleans Saints 7 $15,449,114 12.56% 6
New York Giants 8 $19,374,000 15.75% 2
New York Jets 9 $17,649,399 14.35% 4
Oakland Raiders 4 $3,034,279 2.47% 3
Philadelphia Eagles 5 $6,746,601 5.49% 3
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 $8,333,435 6.78% 2
San Diego Chargers 7 $9,421,435 7.66% 4
San Francisco 49ers 7 $3,125,719 2.54% 6
Seattle Seahawks 7 $21,246,499 17.27% 7
St. Louis Rams 6 $14,357,156 11.67% 3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 $12,530,189 10.19% 0
Tennessee Titans 2 $2,144,850 1.74% 3
Washington Redskins 8 $3,894,761 3.17% 2
217 $332,481,764
Reserve/Injured Totals by Position
The league may be doing it's best to reduce the risk of the passing game, but the injuries are still piling up. Wide Receivers nearly double every other position on the Reserve list, with Cornerbacks (17) & Safeties (15) both in the Top 5. Generally speaking though the injuries are, unfortunately, evenly distributed - proving that the game as a whole still lends itself to a high risk for long-term damage.
Position Count League % Combined 2013 Cap
Centers 5 2.31% $11,017,875
Cornerbacks 17 7.87% $17,336,608
Defensive Ends 14 6.48% $24,501,330
Defensive Tackles 13 6.01% $30,402,356
Fullbacks 7 3.24% $3,793,305
Guards 15 6.91% $21,843,264
Inside Linebackers 18 8.33% $19,893,121
Kickers 1 .46% $350,412
Long Snapper 1 .46% $812,500
Left Tackles 8 3.7% $27,325,319
Outside Linebackers 20 9.25% $27,846,951
Quarterbacks 6 2.77% $29,915,099
Running Backs 14 6.48% $9,913,034
Right Tackles 10 4.63% $10,173,450
Safeties 15 6.94% $22,159,756
Tight Ends 15 6.94% $19,429,982
Wide Receivers 38 17.59% $55,767,762
217 100% $332,481,764

Top 25 Paid Injured Reserve Players
Rank Player Pos Team 2013 Cap
1 Mark Sanchez QB New York Jets $12,853,125
2 Ryan Clady OT Denver Broncos $12,600,000
3 Sam Bradford QB St. Louis Rams $12,595,000
4 Anthony Spencer DE Dallas Cowboys $10,627,200
5 Vince Wilfork DT New England Patriots $10,600,000
6 Sidney Rice WR Seattle Seahawks $9,700,000
7 Russell Okung OT Seattle Seahawks $9,540,000
8 Chris Snee G New York Giants $8,500,000
9 Henry Melton DT Chicago Bears $8,450,000
10 Leon Hall CB Cincinnati Bengals $8,400,000
11 Mike Williams WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers $8,334,562
12 Will Smith DE New Orleans Saints $7,602,447
13 Reggie Wayne WR Indianapolis Colts $7,500,000
14 Geno Atkins DT Cincinnati Bengals $7,118,114
15 Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots $5,900,000
16 Owen Daniels TE Houston Texans $5,750,000
17 Danieal Manning S Houston Texans $5,500,000
18 David Baas C New York Giants $4,725,000
19 Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Eagles $4,553,000
20 Brian Cushing LB Houston Texans $4,443,000
21 Julio Jones WR Atlanta Falcons $4,413,750
22 Dustin Keller TE Miami Dolphins $4,250,000
23 Dwight Lowery S Jacksonville Jaguars $3,875,000
24 Luke Joeckel OT Jacksonville Jaguars $3,854,836
25 Jonthan Vilma LB New Orleans Saints $3,832,500
Expiring Contracts

The following 65 players placed on the Reserve/Injured list are in the final year of their current contracts. The list includes 17 linebackers, 11 Wide Receivers, 7 Tight Ends, 5 Running Backs, 4 Cornerbacks, 4 Defensive Ends, 3 Defensive Linemen, 3 Offensive Guards, 3 Offensive Tackles, 3 Centers, 2 Fullbacks, 2 Safeties, and 1 Quarterback.

» Related: Complete list of 2014 NFL Free Agents

Player Pos Team Expires
Jeff King TE Arizona Cardinals 2014
Everrette Thompson DT Arizona Cardinals 2014
Mike Johnson RT Atlanta Falcons 2014
Dennis Pitta TE Baltimore Ravens 2014
D.J. Bryant OLB Baltimore Ravens 2014
Adrian Hamilton OLB Baltimore Ravens 2014
Alex Carrington DE Buffalo Bills 2014
Mike Caussin TE Buffalo Bills 2014
Jimmy Clausen QB Carolina Panthers 2014
Garry Williams G Carolina Panthers 2014
Bruce Campbell RT Carolina Panthers 2014
Henry Melton DT Chicago Bears 2014
Nate Collins DT Chicago Bears 2014
Kelvin Hayden CB Chicago Bears 2014
D.J. Williams ILB Chicago Bears 2014
Taylor Mays S Cincinnati Bengals 2014
Andrew Hawkins WR Cincinnati Bengals 2014
Ryan Cook C Dallas Cowboys 2014
Anthony Spencer DE Dallas Cowboys 2014
Edgar Jones OLB Dallas Cowboys 2014
Dan Koppen C Denver Broncos 2014
Stewart Bradley ILB Denver Broncos 2014
Rob Francois ILB Green Bay Packers 2014
Justin Hickman ILB Indianapolis Colts 2014
Ahmad Bradshaw RB Indianapolis Colts 2014
Scott Lutrus ILB Indianapolis Colts 2014
Lawrence Sidbury OLB Indianapolis Colts 2014
Taylor Price WR Jacksonville Jaguars 2014
Allen Reisner TE Jacksonville Jaguars 2014
Ricky Henry G Kansas City Chiefs 2014
Armon Binns WR Miami Dolphins 2014
Dustin Keller TE Miami Dolphins 2014
Seth Olsen G Minnesota Vikings 2014
Desmond Bishop OLB Minnesota Vikings 2014
Joseph Morgan WR New Orleans Saints 2014
Kenyon Coleman DE New Orleans Saints 2014
Will Smith OLB New Orleans Saints 2014
Jonathan Vilma ILB New Orleans Saints 2014
Henry Hynoski FB New York Giants 2014
Stevie Brown S New York Giants 2014
Andre Brown RB New York Giants 2014
Aaron Ross CB New York Giants 2014
Dan Connor ILB New York Giants 2014
Aaron Berry CB New York Jets 2014
John Griffin RB New York Jets 2014
Vidal Hazelton WR New York Jets 2014
Lex Hilliard RB New York Jets 2014
Josh Mauga ILB New York Jets 2014
Jared Veldheer LT Oakland Raiders 2014
Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Eagles 2014
Arrelious Benn WR Philadelphia Eagles 2014
Phillip Hunt OLB Philadelphia Eagles 2014
David Johnson FB Pittsburgh Steelers 2014
Plaxico Burress WR Pittsburgh Steelers 2014
LaRod Stephens-Howling RB Pittsburgh Steelers 2014
Danario Alexander WR San Diego Chargers 2014
Anthony McCoy TE Seattle Seahawks 2014
Nate Byham TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014
Danny Gorrer CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014
Jacob Cutrera ILB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014
Marc Mariani WR Tennessee Titans 2014
Robert Turner C Tennessee Titans 2014
Dezmon Briscoe WR Washington Redskins 2014
Doug Worthington DE Washington Redskins 2014
Bryan Kehl ILB Washington Redskins 2014
New Multi-Year Contracts
The following 83 players placed on the Reserve/Injured list signed multi-year contracts prior to the 2013 NFL season. The list includes 13 Wide Receivers, 11 Linebackers, 10 Offensive Tackles, 9 Defensive Ends, 7 Cornerbacks, 6 Safeties, 6 Defensive Linemen, 5 Guards, 4 Tight Ends, 4 Running Backs, 3 Quarterbacks, 3 Fullbacks, 1 Long Snapper, 1 Kicker
Player Pos Team Contract
Jonathan Cooper G Arizona Cardinals 4 $14,549,002
Javone Lawson WR Arizona Cardinals 3 $1,485,000
Lorenzo Alexander OLB Arizona Cardinals 3 $4,620,000
Alex Okafor OLB Arizona Cardinals 4 $2,634,428
Andrew Szczerba TE Atlanta Falcons 2 $900,000
Sean Renfree QB Atlanta Falcons 4 $2,205,896
Saeed Lee CB Atlanta Falcons 3 $1,485,000
Aaron Mellette WR Baltimore Ravens 4 $2,205,896
Kevin Kolb QB Buffalo Bills 2 $6,100,000
Johnathan Meeks S Buffalo Bills 4 $2,358,000
Dustin Hopkins K Buffalo Bills 4 $2,272,000
Edmund Kugbila G Carolina Panthers 4 $2,616,456
Michael Zordich FB Carolina Panthers 3 $1,485,000
Linden Gaydosh DT Carolina Panthers 3 $1,485,000
R.J. Webb WR Carolina Panthers 3 $1,485,000
Robert Geathers DE Cincinnati Bengals 3 $9,500,000
Larry Black DT Cincinnati Bengals 3 $1,491,000
Sean Porter ILB Cincinnati Bengals 4 $2,589,300
Josh Aubrey S Cleveland Browns 3 $1,485,000
Brian Hoyer QB Cleveland Browns 2 $1,965,000
Jeff Olson G Dallas Cowboys 2 $900,000
Quanterus Smith DE Denver Broncos 4 $2,352,000
Lerentee McCray OLB Denver Broncos 3 $1,502,500
Ryan Clady LT Denver Broncos 5 $52,500,000
Jason Jones DE Detroit Lions 3 $9,500,000
Michael Williams TE Detroit Lions 4 $2,225,148
Montell Owens FB Detroit Lions 2 $2,500,000
Sederrick Cunningham WR Green Bay Packers 3 $1,485,000
Kevin Dorsey WR Green Bay Packers 4 $2,216,848
Trevardo Williams DE Houston Texans 4 $2,567,612
Alan Bonner WR Houston Texans 4 $2,257,000
Alec Lemon WR Houston Texans 3 $1,485,000
A.J. Bouye CB Houston Texans 3 $1,485,000
Brennan Williams RT Houston Texans 4 $2,735,900
David Quessenberry LT Houston Texans 4 $2,273,452
Donald Thomas G Indianapolis Colts 4 $14,000,000
Justin Anderson RT Indianapolis Colts 2 $1,050,000
Jeremy Harris CB Jacksonville Jaguars 4 $2,228,900
Luke Joeckel RT Jacksonville Jaguars 4 $21,201,598
Travis Kelce TE Kansas City Chiefs 4 $3,126,304
Sanders Commings S Kansas City Chiefs 4 $2,375,512
Colin Kelly RT Kansas City Chiefs 3 $1,485,000
Brandon Gibson WR Miami Dolphins 3 $9,780,000
Vaughn Martin DE Miami Dolphins 2 $4,000,000
Zach Line RB Minnesota Vikings 3 $1,498,000
Adrian Wilson S New England Patriots 3 $5,000,000
Mark Harrison WR New England Patriots 3 $1,485,000
T.J. Moe WR New England Patriots 3 $1,493,000
Cory Grissom DT New England Patriots 3 $1,489,000
Sebastian Vollmer RT New England Patriots 4 $16,750,000
Brice Schwab RT New England Patriots 3 $1,485,000
Kris Adams WR New York Giants 2 $1,020,000
Mike Goodson RB New York Jets 3 $6,900,000
Antwan Barnes OLB New York Jets 3 $4,000,000
Latavius Murray RB Oakland Raiders 4 $2,266,200
Joe Kruger DE Philadelphia Eagles 4 $2,223,732
Jason Phillips ILB Philadelphia Eagles 2 $1,460,000
Matt Spaeth TE Pittsburgh Steelers 2 $2,000,000
Nick Williams DE Pittsburgh Steelers 4 $2,217,848
Nik Embernate G Pittsburgh Steelers 3 $1,492,500
Larry Foote ILB Pittsburgh Steelers 3 $5,500,000
Steve Williams CB San Diego Chargers 4 $2,352,800
Byron Jerideau DT San Diego Chargers 3 $1,485,000
Dwight Freeney OLB San Diego Chargers 2 $13,350,000
Ian Williams DT San Francisco 49ers 3 $3,755,000
Lawrence Okoye DE San Francisco 49ers 3 $1,488,000
Alex Debniak FB San Francisco 49ers 3 $1,490,000
Nick Moody ILB San Francisco 49ers 4 $2,267,672
Chandler Fenner CB Seattle Seahawks 4 $1,485,000
Jesse Williams DT Seattle Seahawks 4 $2,371,052
Spencer Ware RB Seattle Seahawks 4 $2,257,432
Kenneth Boatright DE Seattle Seahawks 3 $1,497,500
T.J. McDonald S St. Louis Rams 4 $2,926,278
Graham Pocic RT St. Louis Rams 3 $1,485,000
Philip Steward OLB St. Louis Rams 3 $1,495,000
C.J. Akins WR St. Louis Rams 3 $1,487,000
Bobby Felder CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 $900,000
Rashaan Melvin CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 $1,485,000
Mike Williams WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 $40,250,000
Marvin Booker LT Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 $1,495,000
Nick Sundberg LS Washington Redskins 4 $4,000,000
Phillip Thomas S Washington Redskins 4 $2,585,204
Jeremy Kimbrough ILB Washington Redskins 3 $1,485,000
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