According to the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins will "almost certainly" use the franchise tag on CB Sean Smith if the sides can't agree on a long-term deal before free agency starts.
Ryan Mathews rushed 29 times for 128 yards and a touchdown in San Diego's Week 15 win over the Broncos.
Philip Rivers completed 12-of-19 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns in San Diego's 27-20, Week 15 win over the Broncos.
Sources tell NFL Network's Mike Silver that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's benching of Robert Griffin III was a "football decision based on poor performance."
The Denver Post reports TE Virgil Green, and not TE Jacob Tamme, will get the start in Wes Welker's (concussion) place in the slot against the Chargers.
Keenan Allen (shoulder) is active for Week 15 against the Broncos.
FOX Sports reports Jordan Reed (concussion) will be shut down for the rest of the season.
Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is "holding out hope" he can play Sunday against the Cowboys.
Adrian Peterson (foot) remained out of practice Thursday.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy "feels good" about Eddie Lacy's Week 15 status, even though he missed Thursday's practice.
Garrett Graham (hamstring) remained out of Texans practice Thursday.
Jay Cutler has been named the Bears' Week 15 starter.