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David Njoku, a tight end from Miami (FL), was projected to the Titans at the 18th pick by NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

Impact

Njoku, listed at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, caught 43 passes for 698 yards and eight touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore last year, and he's a viable candidate to be the first tight end selected in the draft. Njoku possesses highly unusual athleticism and might end up with some lofty comparisons before the pre-draft process is over – he high-jumped just under seven feet coming out of high school, and on tape he shows the ability to rapidly cover ground. He also appears to have an unusually big wingspan for someone of his height. Njoku pretty much can't block – at least not at his current build – so he might see a higher routes-run to snap ratio than most tight ends. Njoku somewhat resembles Marques Colston at a glance, though there's been no mainstream discussion of him playing wide receiver in the NFL. He in any case has the build and presumed athleticism to project as a high-upside fantasy asset in the NFL.

Geronimo Allison (hamstring) is expected to play in Sunday's NFC championship game at Atlanta, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. "We're going to give them the whole week," head coach Mike McCarthy told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com on Thursday. "I'm not really concerned today. We'll hopefully have a better gauge if we think these guys [Allison and Davante Adams] are going to make it."

Impact

After Sunday's victory at Dallas, Jordy Nelson (ribs) had the only known injury within the Packers' receiving corps, but the first injury report of this week revealed otherwise, with absences from Allison and Adams (ankle). While Rapoport's report is clearly a good sign for the upcoming availability of both Allison and Adams, bumping up to limited or full by Friday would be the best indication that the duo is trending toward active status.

Davante Adams (W, GB)

Davante Adams (ankle) is expected to suit up for Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. "We're going to give them the whole week," head coach Mike McCarthy told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com on Thursday. "I'm not really concerned today. We'll hopefully have a better gauge if we think these guys [Adams and Geronimo Allison] are going to make it."

Impact

In the aftermath of Sunday's divisional-round win at Dallas, Jordy Nelson (ribs) boasted the only known injury within the Packers' receiving corps, but Wednesday's practice revealed otherwise, with Adams and Allison (hamstring) focusing on rehab instead. While Rapoport's report is clearly a positive sign for the upcoming availability of both Adams and Allison, bumping up to limited or full before week's end would be the best indication that the duo is trending toward active status.

Julio Jones (W, Atl)

Julio Jones (toe) will be a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

On Wednesday, head coach Dan Quinn stated that Jones would increase his activity as the week proceeded. Instead, Jones maintained a similar workload Thursday, sticking to solely the walkthrough session. Despite the lack of development on the practice front, Jones said that he'll "be ready to go" for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Packers. In the end, though, Jones' availability will receive some clarification upon the release of Friday's injury report.

Andrew Luck (Q, Ind)

Andrew Luck's surgery to address a lingering right shoulder issue is in line to prevent the QB from throwing for three months, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

The NFL.com report adds that a full recovery entails a period of approximately six months, a scenario that would enable Luck to be at full strength at or around the opening of training camp this coming July. Such an outcome precludes any setbacks, but a continuing theme with regard to Luck's status is that the QB is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017 campaign. Though a regular on the Colts' injury report this past season, Luck started all but one of the team's games in 2016, en route to recording 4,240 passing yards and a 31:13 TD:INT ratio. With a complete recovery assumed, Luck should remain a quality fantasy option in 2017, though back-to-back 8-8 results in which the Colts did not qualify for the playoffs figure to lead to some re-tooling of the QB's supporting cast this offseason.

Andrew Luck (Q, Ind)

The right shoulder procedure that Andrew Luck recently underwent was described by Colts owner Jim Irsay as "successful outpatient surgery," the Indianapolis Star reports.

Impact

While the specifics of the procedure and a precise timetable for the QB's recovery have not yet been offered, Irsay noted that Luck, whose shoulder issue had lingered since Week 3 of the 2015 campaign, will be ready for the start of the 2017 season. With that in mind, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that the motivation for Luck going ahead with the surgery is for the QB – who was an injury report regular in 2016 – "to not have to be limited in practice anymore."

Gerald Everett, a tight end from South Alabama, was projected to the Giants at the 23rd pick by NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

Impact

As Jeremiah points out, Everett is an intriguing pass-catching threat with the production and apparent athleticism to prove useful as a Jordan Reed-type tight end in the NFL. Still, we're pretty sure he won't go in the first round. Listed at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, Everett is likely to check in an inch shorter than that, and his standout production at South Alabama (90 catches for 1,292 yards and 12 touchdowns in two years) carries a tiny asterisk for the fact that he played those two seasons at his fourth and fifth seasons of college football eligibility. On the other hand, one could argue that point is offset by the fact that Everett didn't start playing football until his senior year of high school. Listed as a 6-foot-3, 180-pound wideout at the time, Everett initially committed to Bethune-Cookman out of high school but ended up enrolling for two years at Hutchinson Community College instead, after which he joined UAB for one season. When UAB's program was cancelled, Everett transferred to South Alabama for his final two seasons. By that point he was routinely showing the athleticism and pass-catching skills that caught the interest of NFL teams, and regardless of where specifically he's drafted, he should be in demand with teams looking to improve their passing game production in the middle of the field. Everett is a decent bet to run a 4.60 or faster in the 40-yard dash, and he appears to have an above-average wingspan. We'd project him in the second or third round right now, but Everett could make the first-round push Jeremiah envisions with a strong showing during the Senior Bowl process.

Andrew Luck underwent offseason surgery to repair a right shoulder injury, per Colts owner Jim Irsay.

Impact

Luck has apparently been dealing with a lingering shoulder injury since 2015, but that didn't stop him from throwing for 4,240 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2016. Although Irsay didn't get into the specifics of the procedure, he did note that Luck will be ready to begin his sixth NFL season in 2017.

Marcus Martin (ankle) was placed on injured reserve during Week 17.

Impact

Removed from Week 15 due to an ankle injury, Martin didn't make another appearance the rest of the way and eventually landed on IR in order to open up a roster spot for reserve RB Raheem Mostert.

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Quinten Rollins is closing in on clearing the concussion protocol, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Impact

Sidelined since suffering a neck injury and concussion in Week 17, Rollins only returned to practice last Wednesday in a limited capacity. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rollins has maintained such a level through this Wednesday, but McCarthy's words imply that he may bump up to full participation in the near future. Even if he does, Rollins will be at the behest of an independent neurologist in order to escape the protocol entirely.

Morgan Burnett (quadricep) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Instead, Burnett's focus was on rehab. The preceding regimen is necessary after he injured his thigh on a collision with teammate Ladarius Gunter during Sunday's divisional-round victory at Dallas, knocking Burnett from the game early, per Ryan Wood of USA Today. Due to his do-it-all nature up the middle of the Packers' defense, Burnett's activity level will be viewed with a watchful eye as the week unfolds.

Mason Crosby (K, GB)

Mason Crosby (illness) missed practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

The hero of the Packers' divisional-round win at Dallas, Crosby has since come down with an illness. Fortunately for the 10-year veteran, he has plenty of time to rest up (and hydrate) for Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta. Expect Crosby's status to receive clarification by the end of the week.

Jayrone Elliott (hand) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, ESPN reports.

Impact

Elliott has missed every game since Week 15 due to an unspecified hand injury. While his full participation in practice Wednesday seemingly bodes well for his chances of breaking said streak, the same was true last week and Elliott was ultimately deactivated for Sunday's divisional-round showdown against the Cowboys.

Geronimo Allison didn't practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

With Jordy Nelson (ribs) out of commission in the divisional round, Allison was a veritable third wideout behind Davante Adams and Randall Cobb on Sunday. Earning 41 of the 71 offensive snaps, Allison posted three receptions for 46 yards, which ranked fifth and fourth, respectively, among Packers receivers. Allison's absence from practice Wednesday throws a wrench in the team's prep for the NFC championship game in Atlanta, as he joined Adams (ankle) on the sideline. On a positive note for the offense, Nelson took part in a limited capacity, which Allison will attempt to match or surpass as the week draws to a close.

Jeff Janis (W, GB)

Jeff Janis (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, ESPN reports.

Impact

Janis has been nursing an injured quadriceps for over a week now, but managed to play through the pain during last Sunday's showdown against the Cowboys. Look for him to up his participation in practice Thursday or Friday.

Jordy Nelson (W, GB)

Jordy Nelson (ribs) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Prior to drills, head coach Mike McCarthy repeated the company line with Nelson from a week ago, stating the wide receiver would be contained to rehabilitation due to multiple rib fractures stemming from wild-card weekend. A short time later, though, Nelson was seen moving about casually and catching passes on a side field in the portion of practice open to the media, according to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The activity must have been enough to convince the training staff to allow Nelson to participate in some individual drills, hence the limited session. The preceding is more than can be said for Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring), a development that may have started Nelson down the path to active status for the NFC championship game. However, setbacks will likely have to be avoided as the Packers continue their preparations.

Perrish Cox signed a contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday, NFL.com reports.

Impact

Although Cox started 22 games for the Titans over the last two seasons, very few teams have had any interest in him since his November release. Now in Seattle, he'll fight for a reserve role in the secondary in advance of the 2017 campaign and could make for a solid insurance policy if DeShawn Stead (knee - ACL) doesn't recover in time for the season opener.

Rashad Lawrence signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

Impact

Lawrence spent time with the Jaguars practice squad in 2016 but he never managed to see any game action. He'll look to secure a spot at the bottom of the Saints' receiving depth chart in 2017.

The Panthers signed Jake Rodgers to a reserve/future contract.

Impact

Rodgers didn't play in 2016 after being released from the Giants with an undisclosed injury in September. He'll compete for a depth role with the Panthers in 2017.

The Panthers signed L.J. McCray to a reserve/future contract.

Impact

McCray didn't play in 2016 after playing with the 49ers in 2015. He'll compete for a role on special teams and as a depth safety with Carolina in 2017.