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Geronimo Allison (hamstring) said he sat out Wednesday's practice "for precautionary reasons."

However, Allison did not commit to returning to practice on Thursday, and there is at least mild concern about his Week 20 availability. The Packers are dealing with injuries to three of their top-four receivers, also including Jordy Nelson (ribs) and Davante Adams (ankle). We'll have updates on Thursday.
Jan 18 - 9:08 PM

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel describes Davante Adams' ankle injury as similar to the injury he tried playing through last year.

A high ankle sprain was at least partially to blame for Adams' disappointing sophomore campaign, from which he rebounded to rank second in the NFL in touchdown catches (12) this season behind only teammate Jordy Nelson (14). Per the Journal-Sentinel, Adams "is going to have to prove he can be an effective player in order to be cleared" for the NFC Championship Game. The Packers have ruled out Adams from this week's practices. He needs to practice on Saturday and look competent doing it in order to get the Week 20 green light.
Jan 18 - 9:06 PM

Jordy Nelson (broken ribs) admitted he worked "slowly" back into Wednesday's practice.

Officially, he was listed as "limited." Either way, it was a step in the right direction. "I just caught some balls, tried to slowly work back in to it and feel things out," Nelson described. Nelson admitted he is entering unknown territory in his "hopeful" quest to play against the Falcons. "I've never played receiver with broken ribs," said Jordy. "We'll find out, hopefully. ... It's one of those things that you'll figure out when you get there. If it happens, we'll see how it goes."
Jan 18 - 8:58 PM

Brandon Marshall said he's not open to taking a pay cut.

It conflicts with comments Marshall made earlier this month. Marshall is due $7.5 million coming off one of his worst seasons. With none of his salary guaranteed, the Jets will either keep Marshall or move on from him.
Jan 18 - 7:11 PM

Jordy Nelson (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's a step in the right direction after Nelson worked with the rehab group all last week. Nelson is still looking on the doubtful side for the NFC Championship. Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison are also up in the air.
Jan 18 - 6:32 PM

Jaguars hired Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator.

Hackett's job was in question after the Jaguars brought in Chip Kelly for an interview. Jacksonville showed little improvement with Hackett, but he'll remain their coordinator after finishing out the final nine games. The Jaguars should be more of a run-balanced team under Hackett in 2017.
Jan 18 - 6:27 PM

Geronimo Allison (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday.

Davante Adams (ankle) was also held out. The Packers have injuries to three of their top four receivers going into the NFC Championship. Allison's status will be updated Thursday.
Jan 18 - 6:19 PM

Seahawks signed CB Perrish Cox.

Cox was cut from Tennessee in November. He'll try to rehab his value in Seattle after briefly playing for them in 2013. The Seahawks need corner depth with Deshawn Shead recovering from a torn ACL.
Jan 18 - 5:40 PM

Giants signed C Khaled Holmes to a reserve/future contract.

Holmes spent this year out of the league after signing with Chicago in the preseason. He made seven starts with the Colts in 2015. Holmes will compete for a depth role on the interior line.
Jan 18 - 5:32 PM

CBSSports' Jason La Canfora reports the Bills have interest in Packers QB coach Alex Van Pelt as their offensive coordinator.

The Bills were scheduled to interview Greg Olson this week, but lost him to the Rams. Van Pelt has coached Green Bay's quarterbacks the last three seasons and has ties to Buffalo, where he spent the majority of his career as a backup. He would be a risky fit under defensive-minded HC Sean McDermott. The Bills would have to wait until after the Packers are eliminated from the playoffs to hire Van Pelt.
Jan 18 - 5:15 PM

Taylor Gabriel (foot) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Gabriel returned for the Divisional Round after sitting out the regular season finale, catching 4-of-6 targets for 71 yards. The Falcons are limiting his reps ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship. Daily Slant: Per Mike Clay, the Packers have allowed the most FPPG to WRs who line up on the right side of the field, something that bodes particularly well for Taylor Gabriel. The speedy receiver lines up on the right side about half the time, with Julio Jones running roughly a third of his routes out of that spot. It's possible that the Packers use LaDarius Gunter to shadow Jones, but that would even further increase the appeal of Gabriel. On the other side of this match-up, the Falcons have allowed the 2nd most FPPG to slot receivers, so Randall Cobb becomes very intriguing if Jordy Nelson sits.
Jan 18 - 4:30 PM

Martellus Bennett (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Bennett went down late in the Patriots' Divisional Round win but was able to return. He likely won't get in much practice this week. Bennett has already said he'll be for Sunday's game.
Jan 18 - 4:22 PM

Danny Amendola (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The Patriots are managing his reps coming off his first game back. Amendola should continue to play in four-wide sets in Sunday's AFC Championship.
Jan 18 - 4:16 PM

Ladarius Green (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

It's an upgrade for Green after he missed practice all last week following a setback the previous week. Green remains in the protocol, but this at least gives him a shot to play Sunday. Consider him no better than 50-50.
Jan 18 - 3:58 PM

Rams hired ex-Jaguars OC Greg Olson as QBs coach.

Olson was in the mix to be the Bills' new OC, but apparently was getting passed over and will take a position coach gig with the Rams. Olson coaxed a big year out of Blake Bortles as the Jaguars' OC in 2015 but was canned by Jacksonville back in October after a horrid start. He was also instrumental in developing Derek Carr in Oakland as a rookie. Olson previously was the Rams' OC back in 2006-07 under then-coach Scott Linehan. Olson's next project is Jared Goff.
Jan 18 - 3:53 PM

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