The Bucs are expected to prioritize extending WLB Lavonte David's contract this offseason.
David is scheduled for free agency in 2016, but the Bucs could get a better deal by extending him before he gets close to the market. Turning 25 in January, David is arguably the best 4-3 weak-side linebacker in football.
Andre Johnson is willing to take a pay cut to remain with the Texans for 2015.
"We understand it’s a business, and we’re willing to deal with that," were the words of Johnson's longtime adviser Andre Melton. Johnson says he'd like to finish his career as a Texan. "I hope it all works out, where I can finish my career here and hopefully get this organization a Super Bowl before I retire," Johnson said. "If it doesn’t, then I’d hate to see it end that way. But you have to just keep moving forward." Going on 34, Johnson remains an effective starter, but is no longer the superstar he was during his (long) prime. Signed through 2016, Johnson is due $10.5 million guaranteed in 2015, and set to count $16.1 million against the cap.
Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
There's been no indication RGIII's Week 17 availability is in doubt. His status will be updated on Friday, but he should be fully expected to go against the Cowboys.
Pierre Thomas (ribs) remained sidelined Thursday.
With the Saints eliminated from the playoff picture, Thomas is looking very shaky for Sunday's meaningless finale. His status will be updated on Friday, but he'll most likely be held out for Week 17.
Mike Wallace is listed on the Week 17 injury report with a back injury, but practicing in full.
Coming off a two-touchdown game, Wallace's "injury" won't be a concern against the Jets.
C.J. Anderson (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 17.
Anderson will be ready to carry the mail against the Raiders in the Broncos' regular-season finale.
Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 17.
Thomas is nearing 100 percent health as the playoffs approach. He'll be ready to rock for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Raiders.
Demaryius Thomas (ankle, hip) is practicing in full for Week 17.
Thomas will be good to go for his usual role against the Raiders. The only concern for players in DFS leagues is if the Broncos get up too big, too early, sending Thomas to the bench before the game is through.