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Packers WR Geronimo Allison (hamstring) was held out of Thursday's practice.

Coach Mike McCarthy said he probably won't get in any work until Saturday, but indicated he will be active against the Falcons. With Allison, Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson all banged up, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis are going to be needed for bigger roles as the Pack try to advance to the Super Bowl.
Jan 19 - 2:20 PM

Speaking Thursday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said injured receivers Davante Adams (ankle), Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) probably wouldn't play Sunday if it were the regular season.

Neither Adams nor Allison practiced on Thursday, and aren't expected to do so until Saturday's walk-through. McCarthy's comments indicated all three players will play, but none of them are anywhere close to 100 percent. It could be a problem in a game where the Pack will have to score all afternoon to keep up. Randall Cobb is shaping up as a nice DFS play. Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis are going to have to play increased snaps.
Jan 19 - 2:16 PM

Jets owner Woody Johnson is expected to be named the United States' new ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Johnson, who struggles to run a football team, is undoubtedly extremely qualified to be an ambassador to one of America's most important allies. The move could be a boon for Jets fans, as Johnson will have less time to meddle with his team. Johnson will presumably have to take off his ever-present Jets ball cap for his ambassador business.
Jan 19 - 1:45 PM

Julio Jones (toe) remained sidelined Thursday, but insisted he'll be ready for Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Jones probably won't practice Friday, either, but there's no question he'll be out there against the Packers. The question is how effective he will be after aggravating his toe injury last Saturday.
Jan 19 - 1:20 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports the Seahawks could be docked a second-round pick for failing to disclose Richard Sherman's MCL injury.

Yikes. Coach Pete Carroll has to be regretting trying to explain away Sherman's (slightly) down 2016 right about now. What the Seahawks did is blatantly against the rules, but a second-rounder would be an extraordinarily severe punishment. The Seahawks are no strangers to pushing boundaries, but there's not a team in the league that doesn't play injury report games. The Seahawks are already missing a 2017 fifth-rounder for illegal offseason practice activity.
Jan 19 - 1:15 PM

Titans DC Dick LeBeau confirmed he will return for the 2017 season.

"The only question in my mind was from the standpoint that somebody’s got to want you to work," LeBeau said. "When [coach Mike Mularkey] said he wanted me to stay, there was no doubt." LeBeau will turn 80 in September, but he remains one of the top defensive minds in the game. If GM Jon Robinson can get him some help in the secondary, the Titans should take a step forward on defense in 2017.
Jan 19 - 12:51 PM

Joe Flacco said he is happy the Ravens retained OC Marty Mornhinweg.

Flacco said the offense was too "conservative" in November, but it does not sound like he puts all of the blame at Mornhinweg's feet. "I think the other thing you have to realize is that a lot of what we’ve been doing isn’t necessarily his offense," Flacco said. "I think this offseason will be a big point for him to get a lot of the stuff that he’s comfortable running. He and I can work through that stuff together. I think that’s the biggest thing." The Ravens need to improve the running game and find playmakers which allow them to be more aggressive in the passing game, but Flacco also needs to play better for the offense to take a step forward next season.
Source: ESPN
Jan 19 - 12:44 PM

Raiders RT Austin Howard underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday.

Howard injured his shoulder in training camp and was hampered by it all season. He was also limited by an ankle injury for much of the year, and both of those issues likely contributed to his down season. There is no timetable for his return.
Jan 19 - 12:39 PM

Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf removed his name from consideration for the 49ers' vacant general manager position.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports Wolf was given a new contract in Green Bay, one that might include language about his eventual replacement of GM Ted Thompson. Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst appears to be the favorite for the 49ers job.
Jan 19 - 12:23 PM

Raiders have officially filed relocation paperwork for their proposed move to Las Vegas.

This has been expected for quite some time, but now it is official. If 24-of-32 owners approve the move, the Raiders will hope to be in Las Vegas in time for the 2020 season. The Raiders hope to play in a $1.9 billion stadium financed in part by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Clark County hotel tax revenue.
Jan 19 - 12:19 PM

Adrian Peterson said he is interested in playing for the Texans, Bucs, and Giants.

Peterson is still under contract with the Vikings, but there seems to be little hope he remains with the team next season. Owed $18 million in salary and bonuses including a $6 million roster bonus due on March 11, there is also little chance any team trades for the aging star. That means Peterson should have his pick of the litter once he is released, but none of these teams are viable options right now. The Texans just spent a lot of money on Lamar Miller, and Peterson is not a good fit in the Giants' shotgun-heavy attack. The Bucs could be an option if they decide to move on from Doug Martin, but Peterson is not a better player than Martin at this point in his career and might end up costing more. Along with Tony Romo, Peterson's search for a new team will be one of the biggest storylines this offseason.
Jan 19 - 12:09 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Andrew Luck (shoulder surgery) should be ready for "a full return" in six months.

Luck underwent surgery on a lingering shoulder injury after the season. RapSheet reports he should be able to resume throwing in three months and return to full practice by mid-July. It looks like Luck will miss most if not all of the offseason program, but he should be ready for training camp. His Week 1 availability is not in doubt.
Jan 19 - 11:18 AM

Bears GM Ryan Pace said he wants to "add more playmakers to our secondary" this offseason.

The general manager could focus on the issue in free agency, but if he decides to turn to the draft, Ohio State S Malik Hooker would fit the bill. While the No. 3 overall pick might be a little steep for the safety, Hooker is a proven playmaker who recorded seven interceptions including three pick-sixes in 2016. A clear top-10 talent, he could be a good fit with the Bears.
Jan 19 - 11:16 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Falcons.

Allison said he sat out practice Wednesday "for precautionary reasons," so this is not a big surprise. With Davante Adams (ankle) likely to be limited even if he plays and Jordy Nelson (ribs) a "longshot," Allison could play a big role in a great matchup against the Falcons.
Jan 19 - 10:30 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Packers expect Davante Adams (ankle) to play Sunday against the Falcons.

RapSheet adds Geronimo Allison (leg) is also expected to suit up. It is a surprising report considering Adams has already been ruled out for the first three days of practice, but perhaps the Packers are just getting him as much rest as possible. His availability for Saturday's practice still needs to be monitored closely, but as of now he can be penciled into DFS lineups.
Jan 19 - 10:25 AM



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