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Aaron Williams, who's lost much of the last two seasons due to scary next injuries, may be leaning towards continuing his pro career, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's leaning toward coming back," Williams' father said in a phone interview with the Associated Press. "We'll take it slow and go from there."


Doctors have cleared Williams to play again. The Bills have all kinds of issues with their defense, including a new coaching staff coming in, but a healthy Williams would go a long way toward solidifying the secondary, as the team never found a suitable replacement once Williams went down for the season in Week 7.

Justin Houston capped off his 2016 season Sunday with six tackles (five solo) in a divisional-round loss to the Steelers.


Houston missed the team's final two regular-season games due to injury, but was deemed healthy enough to give it a go in the team's first playoff game. While he did record six tackles, the 28-year-old pass rusher was unable to get to Ben Roethlisberger in the contest and finishes his injury-shortened 2016 campaign with just four sacks over six games (including the playoffs). He remains under contract with the Chiefs for another four years, but has played just 16 games combined in the last two seasons. The Georgia product may be a somewhat risky proposition in terms of health, but his injury history could make him a high-value IDP option in 2017 if he plays the entire season.

Justin Forsett (R, Den)

Justin Forsett will consider retirement in the offseason, Mile High Sports reports.


Forsett spent the 2016 campaign with three different organizations, beginning with the Ravens, then the Lions and finally the Broncos. While his age is becoming a red-flag, Forsett still looked to have something left in Denver and could make for a quality veteran addition to a team lacking depth at running back, should he choose to return for a 10th season.

Tharold Simon signed a futures contract with the Redskins on Monday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.


Simon began the 2016 season as a member of the Seahawks, but was waived prior to Week 2 only to be claimed by the Cardinals shortly thereafter. However, he ultimately finished out the season in Arizona having logged just six tackles across 76 snaps on defense and will now set his aims to fight for a reserve role in Washington during the offseason.

Brian Winters signed a four-year contract extension with the Jets on Monday.


Winters had become a dependable lineman for the Jets before landing on IR in Week 15. The Jets' third-round selection in 2016, Winters should return in full next season and is now set to remain in New York through 2020.

Rod Smith signed a futures contract with the Cowboys on Monday, ESPN reports.


Smith converted to a fullback role ahead of the 2016 campaign but never made it through the entire season in Dallas. He appears set to square off with Keith Smith for what will likely be one roster spot in the offseason.

Brandon McManus (K, Den)

Brandon McManus converted 29 of 34 field-goal attempts and 32 of 33 extra points across 16 games in 2016.


McManus, who notched 30 field goals last year, fell one successful kick shy of that mark in 2016, but didn't have a down year by any means. His 29 makes was good for 10th-most in the league and he never missed an attempt within 40 yards, outside of his lone miscue on an extra point. Now headed for free agency in the offseason, look for Denver to do all they can to bring lock down McManus for the foreseeable future.

Randy Bullock (K, Cin)

Randy Bullock made eight of nine field-goal attempts and nine of 10 extra points in 2016, playing for the Giants, Steelers and Bengals at different points in the season.


Bullock started the season filling in for Giants K Josh Brown, who was then serving a one-game suspension. Let go in Week 2, Bullock didn't get his next gig until Steelers K Chris Boswell suffered an abdomen injury in December. He was again only needed for one week, though, and was released shortly thereafter only to be picked up by the Bengals to replace a struggling Mike Nugent. Bullock ultimately finished out the season in Cincinnati, but missed the only kick that truly meant something during the team's Week 16 matchup with the Texans, so he likely isn't a lock to return in 2017.

Josh Lambo converted 26 of 32 field-goal attempts and 42 of 46 extra points in 2016.


Special teams wasn't the peak of the Chargers' pride in 2016, and the kicking unit wasn't an exception. Not only did Lambo offer little to no dependability from far out, as made clear by his 0-for-3 mark from beyond 50 yards, the second-year player out of Marist also sent three kickoffs out of bounds during the course of the campaign, gifting great field position to the opposing team on multiple occasions. However, Lambo is still a young player and went 4-for-5 from beyond 50 yards his rookie season, so he could make for a bounce-back candidate in 2017 when he'll return to the Chargers on the last year of his current deal.

Jason Myers (K, Jax)

Jason Myers converted 27 of 34 field-goal attempts and 29 of 32 extra points during the 2016 season.


In a disappointing season for the entire Jaguars offense, Myers remained dependable. Although his low field goal percentage of 79 percent may not affirm that notion, it should be noted that five of his seven misses came from beyond 50 yards. Under contract through next season, Myers will return in 2017 as a middling fantasy option at kicker.

Adam Vinatieri (K, Ind)

Adam Vinatieri converted 27 of 31 field goal attempts and all 44 of his extra points during the 2016 season.


Vinatieri, playing at 43 years old the majority of the season, tied for the sixth-best field goal percentage in the league at 87.1 percent. He was one of the few kickers to not miss an extra point throughout the year, too, and was a fantastic 7-for-9 on kicks longer than 50 yards. Set to return for the Colts in 2017, Vinatieri is yet to show any signs of slowing down his Hall of Fame career.

Nick Folk (K, NYJ)

Nick Folk converted 27 of 31 field-goal attempts and 24 of 26 extra points during the 2016 season.


Folk had a quietly-solid season for the Jets in 2016. However, given how he did in fact play for the Jets, you never knew what to expect from him on a weekly basis, rendering him unserviceable in most formats. Case in point, look at his numbers from Week 9 and Week 10. In Week 9 against the Dolphins, Folk made three field goals and three extra points only to come back with a clunker (thanks to a missed PAT) the game after. With the team's quarterback situation far from solved, expect more uncertainty out of Folk in 2017.

Steven Hauschka (K, Sea)

Steven Hauschka made both of his field-goal attempts and both extra points during Seattle's divisional-round playoff loss to Atlanta.


Hauschka was mistake-free on Saturday, but with the Seahawks leaving Atlanta with a loss, the veteran is now set to hit free agency. He played the 2016 season under the last year of a three-year contract extension at a price tag of $2.7 million. Considering he led the league with seven missed PATs this season, don't be surprised if Seattle transitions to a younger and cheaper option at kicker.

Kenny Hilliard signed a futures contract with the Texans on Monday, The Houston Chronicle reports.


Hilliard, who finished the season on the Texans' practice squad, is yet to see any game action since being taken in the seventh round out of LSU back in 2015. He'll likely contend for No. 3 duties behind Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue.

Kelvin Taylor signed a futures contract with the Seahawks on Monday, 710 ESPN Seattle reports.


Taylor, the 49ers' 2016 sixth-rounder out of Florida, was with the Seahawks for a couple weeks in December in order to provide depth at running back but didn't last long. He'll look to compete for a depth/special teams role in the offseason behind Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins.

George Farmer signed a futures contract with the Seahawks on Monday, 710 ESPN Seattle reports.


Farmer spent time with Seattle during the regular season and was used primarily as a third-down back in the two games he saw live action. However, he was ousted the first week of December in order to supply fullback help when the team's starter went down. He'll enter the offseason buried on the depth chart.

Tamba Hali intends to play in the 2017 season and likely beyond, The Kansas City Star reports.


Hali, who will turn 34 next season, is under contract with the Chiefs for the next two years but reportedly hopes to play on for another four. However, the veteran logged a season-low seven snaps against the Steelers on Sunday – five fewer than reserve edge rusher Frank Zombo. Considering the Chiefs were coming off a bye and Hali himself confirmed he was feeling fresh and ready to go for the playoffs, it doesn't appear health was a factor in this near benching. At the same time, Hali still looks to have something left in the tank, so it was truly surprising the Chiefs didn't use him more. Cutting him would actually lose the team cap space, so that's not a remote possibility in the offseason, but it looks like Hali could be asked to accept a decreased workload if he wants to continue his career.

C.J. Prosise finished with 30 rushes for 172 yards and a touchdown, and 17 receptions (on 19 targets) for 208 yards in six games played this season.


Prosise was drafted in the third round to add depth to the Seahawks backfield after Marshawn Lynch retired last offseason. While his skill set as a former college receiver brought something unique to Seattle's offense, Prosise's rookie campaign was derailed by injuries. Prosise cracked a bone in his right hand during his NFL debut, which kept him sidelined until Week 7, and then missed the rest of the season after fracturing his scapula in Week 11. Those durability issues make Prosise hard to rely on, but he certainly showed a dynamic skill set when healthy, as he went for over 100 all-purpose yards in two of his six outings and averaged over eight yards per touch.

Teddy Bridgewater

According to coach Mike Zimmer, Teddy Bridgewater (knee) does not have a timetable on his return, The Sports Xchange reports.


Bridgewater missed all of this season due to a serious knee injury suffered in late August. After undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL and dislocation of his left knee, Bridgewater was able to walk without crutches nearly two months later. Nonetheless, the 24-year-old still has a long way to go in his recovery, which could extend into next season. Although Zimmer couldn't pin down a targeted return for Bridgewater, he said earlier that Sam Bradford, whom the Vikings acquired following Bridgewater's injury, "has earned the right to be the starting quarterback." That situation adds another layer of uncertainty to Bridgewater's fantasy stock, which obviously is reliant on him first returning to full health.

Jadeveon Clowney finished the 2016 season with six sacks and 16 tackles for loss over 14 games.


Clowney's countable numbers – sacks, tackles, interceptions – don't really tell his story. He pressured quarterbacks, was a backfield presence, and forced offenses to allot more attention his way. Opponents will shudder next year when figuring out how to stop Clowney, J.J. Watt (back), and Whitney Mercilus.