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Trent Richardson RB - IND Richardson's suspension for conduct detr...
Richardson's suspension for conduct detrimental to the team voids the guarantee for his $3.184 million base salary in 2015, Joel Corry of the National Football Post reports.
Impacts: Richardson was suspended for the Colts' final playoff game, and he'll be suspended for Week 1 of the 2015 season, if he's still on the Indianapolis roster. It's pretty clear that he won't be on the roster, so the real issue is whether the Colts will have to eat the $3.184 million in dead money. This has been a rather unusual sequence of events, and Richardson will almost certainly file a grievance.By Rotowire.com
Charles Woodson S - OAK Woodson has signed a contract extension...
Woodson has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Raiders through the 2015 season, the team's official site reports.
Impacts: The veteran safety is coming off a season in which he recorded a career-high 113 tackles and four picks, so even at age 38, Woodson remains firmly on the IDP radar.By Rotowire.com
Odell Beckham WR - NYG Beckham indicated Sunday that he's still...
Beckham indicated Sunday that he's still dealing with the effects of the hamstring issues that delayed his NFL debut this past season, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: "I was never fully healthy," noted Beckham, who still managed to catch 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games for the Giants as a rookie. "I was just trying to manage it and maintain it...It's still not right. [I'm] still working on it." With the 2014 regular season and the NFL Pro Bowl now in the books, Beckham, who (per the Daily News) reportedly played through two tears in his right hamstring this past season, now plans to rest in the coming weeks, with an eye toward approaching the 2015 campaign as healthy as possible.By Rotowire.com
Vontaze Burfict LB - CIN Burfict is reportedly recovering from mi...
Burfict is reportedly recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: The report relays that Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the surgeon who performed the procedure on Burfict, is hopeful that the linebacker will be at full strength in advance of training camp. "I don't see any reason, if this thing heals like we want and we think it will, why he won't be back like he was," ElAttrache noted. "Microfracture has a bad connotation, but there are plenty of guys who have come back and been able to play like before. But it's not really news when it works out." When healthy, Burfict -- who was limited to five games in 2014 -- is a top-notch IDP, having recorded a league-leading 171 tackles during the 2013 season.By Rotowire.com
Calais Campbell DE - ARZ Campbell will undergo surgery next week...
Campbell will undergo surgery next week to repair a sports hernia that he played through after Week 13, USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports.
Impacts: Campbell has played 13 or more games in each of his seven NFL seasons, but he seemingly deals with an injury or two every year. In 2014, it was the sports hernia and a sprained MCL, with the latter causing him to miss Weeks 6 and 7. Campbell still had another fantastic year, piling up 58 tackles (48 solo), seven sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and three passes defensed. He should be healthy by the start of training camp next season, and while the Cardinals have a rather unfavorable cap situation, he doesn't figure to be one of the casualties.By Rotowire.com
Percy Harvin WR - NYJ Rich Cimini of ESPN New York feels Harvi...
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York feels Harvin would be a logical cut for the Jets.
Impacts: Harvin did nothing special in his eight games in New York, finishing with 29 catches for 350 yards and a touchdown (in addition to 110 rushing yards). New York owes Seattle a sixth-round pick for Harvin, but it becomes a fourth-round selection, if Harvin is still on the roster come the draft.By Rotowire.com
Josh Gordon WR - CLE According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport...
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Gordon could be suspended for a year for failing a test for alcohol.
Impacts: We'll await further details, but if the report of a potential suspension, which is echoed by ESPN's Adam Schefter, is confirmed, this latest news will further cloud the future of the Browns' talented wideout. Gordon, who caught 24 passes for 303 yards in five games this past season, served a 10-game suspension to start the 2014 campaign and was subsequently suspended by the Browns in Week 17 for a violation of team rules.By Rotowire.com
Jimmy Graham TE - NO Graham said that his shoulder feels grea...
Graham said that his shoulder feels great after three weeks of rest. He'll continue to rehab the shoulder for the next four weeks before officially determining whether or not to undergo surgery, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Impacts: Graham didn't miss any games, but he was criticized near the end of the season for appearing to favor his injured shoulder while attempting to catch balls. The exact injury has never been revealed but it was reported to be a sprain. It appears rehab and rest may be enough to heal the injury, but until the Saints officially come to a decision on whether or not he's going to undergo surgery, some concern will remain.By Rotowire.com
Andrew Jackson LB - IND Jackson was arrested in Kentucky on a DU...
Jackson was arrested in Kentucky on a DUI charge early Friday morning, Fox59.com reports.
Impacts: The Colts have dealt with a lot of irritating behavior from the bottom of its roster in the last few weeks, between Josh McNary's rape charge arrest and Trent Richardson's vague disciplinary issues, so Jackson is not likely to find his employer in the best of moods as they're informed of this transgression. It's unclear whether the backup inside linebacker will get another chance with the team going forward, but it appears to be his first disciplinary infraction in the NFL.By Rotowire.com
Johnny Manziel QB - CLE Manziel's off-the-field problems from hi...
Manziel's off-the-field problems from his rookie year "run deep," according to an ESPN.com report.
Impacts: Speaking to "nearly 20" sources familiar with the Browns, ESPN.com concluded that Manziel displayed a "year-long pattern that showed a lack of commitment and preparation" and a "continued commit to nightlife" that adversely affected his ability to play. Manziel's season ended about as gracelessly as possible, stumbling through late-season starts against Cincinnati and Carolina before showing up late to injury treatment Saturday, Dec. 27 after allegedly drinking heavily the night before. ESPN.com's report states that people around the team generally took Manziel for competitive and well-intentioned, but the behavior described will almost certainly preclude him from NFL success unless he changes his ways. If there's a silver lining to any of this, it might be that Manziel's rookie season struggles were related to his preparation process rather than a lack of talent, and the former is theoretically easier to fix than the latter. Still, a failed rookie season is always discouraging, and Manziel's career trajectory is definitely worse than what it appeared to be a year ago.By Rotowire.com
Trent Richardson RB - IND Updating a previous report, Richardson h...
Updating a previous report, Richardson has only served one game of his two-game suspension, and he will be suspended for Week 1 of 2015 if he remains on the Indianapolis roster up to that point, ESPN NFL Nation writer Mike Wells reports.
Impacts: It was previously believed that Richardson had served his suspension, but he's only halfway there. Given the potentially high likelihood of Indianapolis cutting him this offseason, Richardson might not ever see the second game of his two-game suspension.By Rotowire.com
Terrence Cody DT - BAL Baltimore released Cody on Friday after...
Baltimore released Cody on Friday after learning he is under investigation for animal cruelty, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Cody is under investigation but not arrested for a cruelty case involving a dog, but nothing else is known at this point. A complete bust of a second-round pick from the 2010 draft, the Ravens only kept Cody around this long due to his draft pedigree. It wouldn't be surprising if he's done in the NFL.By Rotowire.com
Brandon LaFell WR - NE LaFell (shoulder/toe) was one of six Pat...
LaFell (shoulder/toe) was one of six Patriots' players listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, the team's official site reports.
Impacts: LaFell has been an injury report regular of late, but the last time he missed a game was back in 2012 and in the absence of any setbacks, he's in no danger of missing the Super Bowl. Look for the wideout to be listed as probable for the contest when the Patriots' final injury report of the season is released next week.By Rotowire.com
Philip Rivers QB - SD Rivers has declined an invitation to pla...
Rivers has declined an invitation to play in this weekend's Pro Bowl because he is still nursing a back injury, the ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Meanwhile, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger will also sit out the game as they bounce back from injuries. As a result, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck, Drew Brees, and Andy Dalton are the quarterbacks who will participate in Sunday's contest.By Rotowire.com
Jerod Mayo LB - NE Mayo, who tore his patellar tendon in We...
Mayo, who tore his patellar tendon in Week 6, indicated that his injury rehab has been going well, the Boston Herald reports.
Impacts: While Mayo -- who landed on IR with the injury -- indicated he's "right on schedule" in his recovery, the linebacker isn't sure if he will be ready in time for the Patriots' offseason workouts, which begin in April. Prior to suffering his knee injury, Mayo recorded 53 tackles and one sack in six games for the Patriots. Per WEEI.com, Mayo -- who is signed through the end of the 2017 campaign -- is a candidate to have his contract restructured this offseason, given his cap hit of $10.6 million next season.By Rotowire.com
Aaron Rodgers QB - GB Rodgers estimates that his calf injury s...
Rodgers estimates that his calf injury should heal in about six weeks, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Of course, Rodgers -- who was hobbled by the injury during the Packers' recent playoff charge -- indicated that he would have continued to play through the issue had the team advanced to the Super Bowl. As it is, he'll now have plenty of time to recover fully, well before the Packers take the field again. Meanwhile, with Rodgers sitting out the upcoming Pro Bowl, Cincinnati's Andy Dalton will participate in the contest in his place.By Rotowire.com
Ahmad Bradshaw RB - IND Bradshaw -- who suffered a fractured fib...
Bradshaw -- who suffered a fractured fibula in Week 11 -- hopes to be able to resume working out soon, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Per the report, Bradshaw -- whose leg had been in a cast -- is now sporting a walking boot. The veteran back -- who has been limited to a combined 13 games over the past two campaigns -- is slated to become a free agent this offseason, but he hopes to re-sign with the Colts.By Rotowire.com
Reggie Wayne WR - IND Wayne told reporters following Sunday's...
Wayne told reporters following Sunday's loss to the Patriots that he'll undergo offseason surgery to repair a torn triceps, CBS Sports reports. "I don't have a date set yet, but it's definitely on the calendar somewhere," he said. "At the end of the year, I felt the best I felt all year. Felt really good, felt really good tonight."
Impacts: Wayne got off to a strong start in 2014, but his numbers tailed off toward the middle of the season, and it was later revealed that he was playing through a torn triceps. The veteran missed only one game, finishing the season with 64 catches for 779 yards and two touchdowns. Wayne, who will be a free agent this offseason, said he has not yet decided whether or not he'll return for a 15th NFL season.By Rotowire.com
Richard Sherman CB - SEA Sherman (elbow) is slated to undergo an...
Sherman (elbow) is slated to undergo an MRI on Monday, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Sherman, who was initially diagnosed with a sprained elbow during Seattle's 28-22 overtime win over the Packers on Sunday, said that he'll be ready to play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. That said, we'd expect the cornerback's practice participation in advance of the contest to be impacted some.By Rotowire.com
Jonas Gray RB - NE Gray is listed as active for Sunday's p...
Gray is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Colts.
Impacts: Gray ran 37 times for 201 yards with four TDs against the Colts in Week 11, but at this stage, fellow power back LeGarrette Blount is firmly in the team's backfield mix, along with Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden, so Gray's potential workload Sunday remains tough to accurately estimate.By Rotowire.com
Brandon LaFell WR - NE LaFell (shoulder/toe) is listed as acti...
LaFell (shoulder/toe) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Impacts: LaFell is good to go for Sunday's AFC Championship game and in line to see his share of looks in the Patriots' offense in the contest, along with fellow starting wideout Julian Edelman, and Danny Amendola, to a lesser degree.By Rotowire.com
Randall Cobb WR - GB ESPN's Jason Wilde relays via FOX's Jay...
ESPN's Jason Wilde relays via FOX's Jay Glazer that Cobb -- who is in uniform on Sunday -- was hospitalized Saturday night for three hours due to fears that the wideout might have appendicitis.
Impacts: In any case, Wilde confirms that Cobb is active and will play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Seahawks.By Rotowire.com
Tony Moeaki TE - SEA Moeaki (calf) is listed as active for S...
Moeaki (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Packers.
Impacts: Moeaki is available if you need him as a fantasy dart on Sunday, but Luke Willson probably represents the upside play among Seattle's tight ends this weekend.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (knee) is listed as active for Sund...
Lacy (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks, the Packers' official site reports.
Impacts: As expected, Lacy will take aim at Seattle's stout run D on Sunday, with James Starks on hand to spell him if either Lacy's knee or asthma issue flares up as the game progresses.By Rotowire.com
Aaron Rodgers QB - GB Rodgers (calf) is listed as active for S...
Rodgers (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks, the Packers' official site reports.
Impacts: Rodgers will continue to tough it out through his calf issue on Sunday against a rugged Seattle defense that allowed a league-low 185.6 passing yards per game to go along with 17 passing TDs (only Buffalo allowed less) during the regular season.By Rotowire.com
Trent Richardson RB - IND Richardson's absence from Sunday's AFC C...
Richardson's absence from Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots is related to a family medical issue, according to the Indianapolis Star Tribune.
Impacts: Richardson -- who was not present for Saturday morning's team walk-through in Indianapolis -- did not accompany the Colts to New England for Sunday's game due to personal reasons. With Richardson out, the Colts' backfield Sunday with be headed by Dan Herron, with Zurlon Tipton slated to work in a backup capacity.By Rotowire.com
Eddie Lacy RB - GB Lacy (knee) is probable for Sunday's gam...
Lacy (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Seattle.
Impacts: Playing Seattle on the road is the worst possible matchup for any offense, but Lacy's knee is evidently a non-issue, at least. It's worth noting that, while he totaled just 34 yards on 12 carries and 11 yards on three catches at Seattle in Week 1 of the regular season, Lacy looked like a different player from October onward, totaling 1,467 yards and 12 touchdowns from scrimmage in his 13 games from that point. The Packers might need a valiant effort from Lacy to pull off the upset Sunday.By Rotowire.com
Aaron Rodgers QB - GB Rodgers (calf) is probable for Sunday's...
Rodgers (calf) is probable for Sunday's game against Seattle, ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde reports.
Impacts: Rodgers' calf injury clearly limited him early on in Green Bay's divisional round victory over Dallas, but it seemed to loosen up as the game went on. He was able to practice all week leading up to this weekend, albeit in a limited capacity. Of equal or greater concern than the calf is the matchup at Seattle itself, as Rodgers was able to accumulate just 189 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 33 pass attempts when Green Bay lost at Seattle in Week 1 of the regular season.By Rotowire.com
Aaron Rodgers QB - GB Rodgers (calf) was listed as a limited p...
Rodgers (calf) was listed as a limited practice participant once again on Thursday, the Packers' official site reports.
Impacts: Rodgers remains on track to play Sunday against Seattle, with coach Mike McCarthy noting encouragingly on Thursday that his star QB "participated in the second part of practice, went through pass under pressure and went through two team periods."By Rotowire.com
Marshawn Lynch RB - SEA Lynch (non-injury) didn't take part in p...
Lynch (non-injury) didn't take part in practice Wednesday.
Impacts: After the Seahawks' first-round bye, Lynch kicked off the week with a full practice. However, he now has one playoff tilt under his belt and thus has reverted to his in-season practice schedule. Expect him to return to drills before week's end, and perhaps as early as Thursday.By Rotowire.com
Brandon LaFell WR - NE LaFell (shoulder/toe) was limited at pra...
LaFell (shoulder/toe) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Patriots' official site reports.
Impacts: As a result, LaFell's status is worth tracking, though at this stage there is nothing to suggest that his availability for Sunday's AFC Championship Game is in any danger.By Rotowire.com
Aaron Rodgers QB - GB Rodgers (calf) did not practice Wednesda...
Rodgers (calf) did not practice Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Impacts: Rodgers didn't practice last Wednesday either because of his left calf issue, but there's little doubt that he will be available for Sunday's NFC Championship game, with a return to practice in some capacity on Thursday likely on tap for the quarterback.By Rotowire.com
Michael Griffin S - TEN Griffin underwent surgery on Tuesday to...
Griffin underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, the Tennessean reports.
Impacts: The procedure is expected to sideline Griffin for four-to-six months, with the report relaying that the safety may also have a minor procedure on his knee later this offseason, once he is able to use crutches. With that in mind, Griffin -- who is slated to make $6.3 million in 2015 -- hopes to be ready for the Titans' OTAs. Griffin finished up the 2014 season with a fantasy-friendly 112 tackles, three sacks and two picks in 16 games.By Rotowire.com
Peyton Manning QB - DEN ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Mannin...
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Manning played Sunday's game against the Colts, as well as the past month of the season, with a torn right quad.
Impacts: Per the report, Manning suffered the injury on Dec. 14, but the veteran QB continued to practice and play through the issue. In any case, his struggles in Sunday's divisional round playoff loss to the Colts now have some added context. With the Broncos eliminated from the postseason, Manning has plenty of time moving forward in which to heal up from his various aches and pains, while he mulls his future with the team.By Rotowire.com
Paul Richardson WR - SEA Richardson tore his left ACL in Saturday...
Richardson tore his left ACL in Saturday's win over the Panthers, the Seattle Times reports.
Impacts: Richardson, who had emerged for Seahawks down the stretch, is thus done for the season, with his status for the start of the 2015 campaign clouded as well. Losing the rookie wideout is a big blow to Seattle's postseason offense, with the likes of fellow receivers Kevin Norwood and Ricardo Lockette now candidates to see added work behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse.By Rotowire.com
Tom Brady QB - NE Brady completed 33 of 50 passes for 367...
Brady completed 33 of 50 passes for 367 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's 35-31 playoff win over the Ravens, with his last score breaking Joe Montana's all-time postseason touchdown mark, ESPN.com reports.
Impacts: Things looked dicey for the Patriots at times, as the team faced two separate 14-point deficits, but Brady coolly guided them back each time. The Patriots ran the ball just 13 times (one of them a Brady touchdown run), so Brady was directly responsible for this come-from-behind win. He and the Pats will host either the Broncos or Colts next weekend.By Rotowire.com
Jonas Gray RB - NE Gray (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's...
Gray (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's game against Baltimore, Boston.com's Erik Frenz reports.
Impacts: Considering Gray was listed as probable heading into Saturday, his inactive status seems to imply he's mostly a healthy scratch. With Gray and James White inactive, the Patriots figure to lean on LeGarrette Blount as the team's between-the-tackles runner, with Shane Vereen in his usual role as the lead passing formation back. Brandon Bolden also saw some time off the bench in Weeks 16 and 17.By Rotowire.com
Chris Johnson RB - NYJ Johnson was arrested in Orlando on Frida...
Johnson was arrested in Orlando on Friday for open carrying of a firearm, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports.
Impacts: The charge is a second-degree misdemeanor. The exact scenario behind Johnson's arrest isn't yet clear, and the Jets have yet to comment on the situation. Assuming he doesn't have any other recent disciplinary infractions with the league, the charge doesn't appear to be the sort of thing to cause a big impact in itself. It might cast a slight bit of uncertainty regarding his standing in an organization that figures to see some turnover this offseason, though. Johnson has one year left on the two-year deal he signed with the Jets in April of 2014, so the team has no long-term investment in him.By Rotowire.com
Ben Roethlisberger QB - PIT Roethlisberger's agent said the quarterb...
Roethlisberger's agent said the quarterback will not require knee surgery during the offseason, NFL.com's Conor Orr reports.
Impacts: Roethlisberger appeared to sustain some sort of knee ailment in the Steelers' Week 16 win over the Chiefs, but it didn't prevent him from suiting up for the final regular season game nor the Wild Card loss to the Ravens. While Roethlisberger will be held out of the Pro Bowl for precautionary purposes, the expectation is that he will enjoy a normal offseason and enter 2015 completely healthy.By Rotowire.com
Brandon LaFell WR - NE LaFell (shoulder/toe) is listed as proba...
LaFell (shoulder/toe) is listed as probable for Saturday's playoff game against the Ravens, the Patriots' official site reports.
Impacts: The Patriots list four players as probable on this this week's injury report, a refreshing change from the team's robust list posted in Week 17, which included 18 players, 15 of whom were designated as questionable.By Rotowire.com