Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing were all dealt season-ending blows, while other notable players like Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley and Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin are set to miss significant time.
But while those stars begin the grueling recovery process, a handful of other big names are eyeing a potential return to the field in Week 8.
Below, we'll highlight a few nicked-up players hoping to return from injury this weekend and get you set with a complete list of inactives for Week 8.
Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons, WR
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White had his consecutive-games streak snapped at 133 in Week 7 after being placed on the inactive list prior to the Falcons' win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will miss Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals as well, according to CBS Sports' Eye on Football:
The 31-year-old has been banged up all year and is currently battling through hamstring and ankle injuries that have rendered him ineffective through the first seven weeks.
Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles, QB
Vick, who has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury over the past few weeks, will start on Sunday against the New York Giants, per Eagles Insider on Twitter:
#Eagles inactives: QB Foles, S Chung, RB Tucker, LB Knott, T Tobin, T Kelly and DE Square. Michael Vick starts at QB, Earl Wolff starts at S— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) October 27, 2013
Vick last played in the first half of Week 5's win over the New York Giants, a game in which he was performing well. Foles has started the last two games for Philadelphia, with the Eagles going 1-1 over that time.
Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks, WR
Dynamic wide receiver Percy Harvin has yet to play a single snap for the Seattle Seahawks since being traded from Minnesota last March. The 25-year-old underwent hip surgery this past summer, causing him to miss the entire preseason and now the Seahawks' first eight regular-season games.
Nearly three months have passed since Harvin's surgery, though, and ESPN's Terry Blount reports that despite the fact the fifth-year player returned to practice in a limited fashion this week, he won't be activated in Week 8.
Head coach Pete Carroll provided reasoning for his decision, per Blount:
He won't be playing in this game. He won't be able to do it this quick. We're managing his rehabilitation and trying to do it right. We worked him hard [earlier this week], then we rested him. We'll continue to do that until his conditioning is caught up and he's ready to go.
Seattle will have three more opportunities to debut Harvin before its Week 12 bye.
Full Inactives List
Inactive lists will be updated as they become available via NFL.com.
Seattle at St. Louis
Seahawks: FB Derrick Coleman; QB B.J. Daniels; OT Breno Giacomini; OT Caylin Hauptmann; DT Jordan Hill; SS Jeron Johnson; DE Benson Mayowa
Rams: DT Matt Conrath; RB Benny Cunningham; OG Barrett Jones; RB Isaiah Pead; OT Mike Person; QB Brady Quinn; DE Gerald Rivers
Green Bay at Minnesota
Packers: CB James Nixon; LB Clay Matthews; LB Nick Perry; LB Brad Jones; TE Ryan Taylor; TE Jermichael Finley; WR James Jones
Vikings: QB Josh Freeman, CB Shaun Prater, FB Rhett Ellison, RB Matt Asiata, G Jeff Baca, WR Rodney Smith, DT Chase Baker.
Atlanta at Arizona
Falcons: RB Jason Snelling, LB Stephen Nicholas, G Harland Gunn, OT Sam Baker, WR Roddy White, WR Brian Robiskie and DT Travian Robertson.
Cardinals: WR Brittan Golden, QB Ryan Lindley, RB Rashard Mendenhall, RB Ryan Williams, G Earl Watford, TE Kory Sperry and DE Ronald Talley.
Washington at Denver
Redskins: QB Rex Grossman, RB Chris Thompson, S Reed Doughty, LB Brandon Jenkins, G Josh LeRibeus, TE Fred Davis and NT Chris Neild.
Broncos: QB Zac Dysert, RB Ronnie Hillman, CB Champ Bailey, CB Tony Carter, OL John Moffitt, G Chris Kuper and DT Sylvester Williams.
New York Jets at Cincinnati
Jets: QB David Garrard, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Greg Salas, LB Ricky Sapp, G Will Campbell, OT Ben Ijalana, OT Oday Aboushi.
Bengals: CB Leon Hall, DT Devon Still, RB Rex Burkhead, CB Lewis-Harris, C Trevor Robinson, G Tanner Hawkinson and WR Ryan Whalen.
Pittsburgh at Oakland
Steelers: QB Landry Jones, WR Markus Wheaton, CB Curtis Brown, TE Richard Gordon, LB Kion Wilson, LB Chris Carter and NT Hebron Fangupo.
Raiders: SS Tyvon Branch, LB Martez Wilson, DE Ryan Robinson, C/G Andre Gurode, OT Menelik Watson, OT Tony Pashos and WR Juron Criner.
New York Giants at Philadelphia
Giants: DL Shaun Rogers, RB Brandon Jacobs, QB Ryan Nassib, CB Jayron Hosley, RB David Wilson, TE Adrien Robinson and OL Dallas Reynolds.
Eagles: QB Nick Foles, LB Jake Knott, S Patrick Chung, OL Matt Tobin, OL Dennis Kelly, DL Damion Square and RB Matthew Tucker.
Dallas at Detroit
Cowboys: RB DeMarco Murray, WR Miles Austin, DE DeMarcus Ware, S J.J. Wilcox, LB DeVonte Holloman, C Phil Costa and OT Darrion Weems.
Lions: WR Nate Burleson, RT Corey Hilliard, WR Micheal Spurlock, CB Jonte Green, G Leroy Harris, QB Kellen Moore and RB Mikel Leshoure.
Cleveland at Kansas City
Browns: LB Quentin Groves, OL Patrick Lewis, OL Martin Wallace, OL Garrett Gilkey, TE Keavon Milton and DL Billy Winn.
Chiefs: QB Tyler Bray, TE Kevin Brock, DB Bradley McDougald, LB Dezman Moses, OL Eric Kush, OL Rishaw Johnson and DL Jaye Howard.
Miami at New England
Dolphins: DB Jamar Taylor, DB Will Davis, QB Pat Devlin, RB Mike Gillislee, T Dallas Thomas, G Danny Watkins and G Will Yeatman.
Patriots: WR Josh Boyce, CB Aqib Talib, LB Steve Beauharnais, DE Tommy Kelly, RB Leon Washington, DE Jake Bequette and C Chris Barker.
Buffalo at New Orleans
Saints: DE Tyrunn Walker, S Roman Harper, CB Rod Sweeting, QB Ryan Griffin, OT Terron Armstead, RB Travaris Cadet and RB Mark Ingram
San Francisco at Jacksonville (Game in London)
49ers: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Quinton Patton, RB LaMichael James, CB Nnamdi Asomugha, LB Jermaine Cunningham, G Joe Looney and WR Jon Baldwin.
Jaguars: QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Stephen Burton, CB Jameell Fleming, G Jacques McClendon, OT Demarcus Love, WR Stephen Williams and DT Arby Jones.
Carolina at Tampa Bay
Panthers: WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, CB Josh Thomas, RB Armond Smith, TE Brandon Williams, DT Dwan Edwards and DT Sione Fua
Buccaneers: RB Doug Martin, RB Jeff Demps, S Dashon Goldson, G Patrick Omameh, G Carl Nicks, WR Chris Owusu and DT Derek Landri
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