Broncos FS Darian Stewart (knee) won’t wear a brace in the Super Bowl.
Stewart didn’t have any setbacks after practicing fully the last two days. Playing without a brace should give him less restrictions. Stewart should see lots of Greg Olsen in coverage.
Thomas Rawls (ankle) expects to be ready for training camp.
Rawls avoided surgery, but is in the early stages of rehab. He could be limited for OTAs. With Marshawn Lynch not expected back, Rawls should open 2016 as Seattle’s clear-cut starter.
Patriots CB Malcolm Butler suffered a knee sprain in the AFC Championship.
Butler missed the Pro Bowl, but will have a normal offseason. One of the league’s most underpaid corners, Butler should play out next year on his $600K salary before becoming an RFA in 2017.
Memphis QB Paxton Lynch will throw at the Combine.
Lynch is the second of the three projected first-rounders to commit after Jared Goff made his decision earlier this week. Both players weren’t eligible for the Senior Bowl, but should improve their stock at the Combine. Lynch is competing with Goff and Carson Wentz to be this year's top quarterback.
A league personnel executive told NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein he doesn’t view North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz as a first-round pick.
"That North Dakota State kid is way overrated," the source said. A second executive said there’s "no way" he would draft Wentz in the first round after watching Senior Bowl practices. Wentz is polarizing due to his small-school background, but projects as a potential top-five pick. The Browns have interest in Wentz at No. 2 overall.
Colts DE Henry Anderson (knee) isn't expected to be ready for Week 1.
Anderson is three months removed from ACL surgery. He'll miss the entire offseason and is questionable for training camp. Anderson could open 2016 on PUP if he has setbacks.
In-house reporter Kevin Bowen expects the Colts to upgrade on NT David Parry.
Parry started all 16 games as a rookie, but graded as one of the worst defensive tackles in the league. His struggles were a large part of Indy’s bottom-ten run defense. The Colts should bring in heavy 2016 competition for Parry.
Charlie Sly, the main source of the Al Jazeera documentary which alleges Peyton Manning used HGH, does not believe the investigators the Manning camp sent to his parents' house were intended to intimidate him into cooperation.
The Washington Post reported Manning's lawyers sent investigators to the house prior to the documentary airing. The men allegedly worried Sly's sister enough for her to call police, but Sly had nothing but good things to say about the investigators. "Those guys were great guys," Sly said. "Like, very good guys. Very professional." The NFL is investigating the allegations against Manning and the other NFL players implicated in the documentary. Sly recanted his allegations before the documentary aired.