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Nick Perry made four tackles (all solo) and recorded a sack in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys.


Perry missed time in December with a broken hand, but the setback has not slowed him down following his return to action in Week 16, as he has four sacks in four games since.

According to coach Pete Carroll, Richard Sherman played through an MCL injury over the second half of this season, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.


Sherman was regularly given days off from practice over the past couple months, which, in hindsight, could've been related to his knee problem. While Carroll revealed Sherman carried an MCL injury, he didn't reveal the exact nature of the ailment or how it would be treated this offseason. Regardless of his injury, Sherman didn't miss a game this season, finishing with 58 tackles, 13 pass deflections, and four interceptions.

Micah Hyde made four tackles (all solo), recorded a sack, and intercepted a pass in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys.


Hyde played every defensive snap in Sunday's game, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, and he made a number of key plays in the Packers' victory. Expect Hyde to continue playing a prominent role for the Packers' defense the rest of the way.

Kentrell Brice made seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys.


Brice saw extra snaps on defense Sunday with starting safety Morgan Burnett (quad) forced to leave the game, and he held his own while making more tackles than he did in any game during the regular season.

Jeff Janis (W, GB)

Jeff Janis played only one snap on offense in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.


The Packers were short a receiver Sunday with Jordy Nelson (ribs) sidelined, but Janis was banged up himself coming into the game and was not part of the offensive game plan. Expect Janis to continue serving as depth at the wide receiver position while seeing most of his action on special teams.

DeShawn Shead (knee) suffered a torn ACL during Saturday's playoff loss to the Falcons, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.


Shead's left knee buckled while attempting to defend Falcons wideout Taylor Gabriel on a comeback route to open the second half Saturday. The fifth-year cornerback will now undergo surgery to repair his ACL, resulting in an eight-month recovery timetable. Considering Shead started all 15 games he played this season, recording 81 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and one interception along the way, his injury is a considerable blow to the Seahawks' secondary, which already has Earl Thomas (tibia) rehabbing an injury and Richard Sherman coming off playing the second half of the season with an MCL issue.

ArDarius Stewart said the NFL College Advisory Committee issued him a second-round grade, al.com reports.


We took the receiver from Alabama for a mid-to-late round prospect, but evidently he has more traction than that in NFL scouting circles. Given the lack of top-end wide receiver prospects in this draft – as of now there's no slam-dunk bet to go in the first 10 picks – to call Stewart a second-round pick would be to say he has a chance to be one of the first five receivers picked. As always, the Combine should help clear up the picture one way or another.

Roberto Aguayo (K, TB)

Roberto Aguayo finished the 2016 season with a 22-for-31 tally on field goals, as well as a 32-for-34 mark on extra-point attempts.


Aguayo was one of the more talked-about rookie kickers in recent memory, given his surprise second-round selection last spring. The FSU product endured the requisite ups and downs that seem to affect the majority of first-year players, except that the spotlight shone particularly bright on his mistakes given the individualistic nature of his position. There were definitely times when it looked like Aguayo had this NFL thing figured out – such as a pair of separate three-game stretches when he was perfect on all his kicks – but they would inevitably be followed by games with some confounding misses from fairly manageable distances. The 40-to-49-yard range seemed to particularly bedevil Aguayo, as he was only able to connect on four of 10 attempts from that area of the field. That particular statistical nugget might best crystallize what has to be the biggest concern for the soon-to-be second-year player and the Bucs alike; NFL teams eventually have no use for a kicker, regardless of draft position, that can't consistently convert from what is usually the most common range for field-goal attempts throughout the course of a season. A diligent worker by all accounts, Aguayo will undoubtedly focus on honing his accuracy throughout the offseason. However, the Bucs aren't going to let him cruise into the 2017 campaign without competition, already having inked former Liberty University kicker John Lunsford, who booted an NCAA-record 12 field goals of over 50 yards, to a futures contract on Jan. 4.

Mason Crosby (K, GB)

Mason Crosby made four extra points and two field goals – including a game-winning 51-yard attempt as time expired – in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys.


Crosby played a starring role in Sunday's contest, nailing a 56-yard attempt with 1:33 left in the game and then eventually connecting on the game-winner after Dallas tied the game with just 35 seconds to go. His two makes extended a streak of made field-goal attempts in playoff games to an impressive 23 in a row.

Richard Rodgers (W, GB)

Richard Rodgers caught a 34-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys.


The touchdown reception came in the first quarter and was Rodgers' only catch of the day, but it gave the Packers the lead for the first time in a game they did not trail. Rodgers will continue operating as the Packers' No. 2 tight end behind top option Jared Cook.

Jordy Nelson (W, GB)

Jordy Nelson (ribs) is making progress in his recovery, but his status for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Falcons remains uncertain, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.


Nelson suffered multiple rib fractures during Green Bay's opening playoff victory, preventing him from practicing ahead of Sunday's win versus the Cowboys, which he watched from the sideline. Although Nelson said he's feeling a lot better to start this week, he didn't project whether he'll be involved in this Sunday's clash. As a result, his situation will be one to watch in the coming days, with Wednesday's initial injury report destined to provide another update on his status.

Christine Michael (R, GB)

Christine Michael recorded neither a carry nor a reception in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys.


Michael led the Packers in rushing in their wild-card win over the Giants, but he was limited to kickoff return duties Sunday, during which he made a questionable second-quarter return that left the Packers with a long field and led to a Cowboys field goal. It remains to be seen what role Michael will fill in the NFC championship game, but he will be behind Ty Montgomery, and possibly Aaron Ripkowski, on the depth chart.

Aaron Ripkowski (R, GB)

Aaron Ripkowski had four carries for 24 yards in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys.


Ripkowski made the most of his limited opportunities in Sunday's game, averaging six yards per carry. He tallied 76 total yards on 11 touches in the Packers' regular-season finale but has totaled just 36 yards on eight touches through two playoff games, so it would seem he has moved back into a complementary role behind primary running back Ty Montgomery.

Julio Jones (W, Atl)

Julio Jones (toe) will be limited in practice this week, but coach Dan Quinn expects him to be ready to play in Sunday's NFC championship game against the Packers, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.


Jones aggravated his previous toe problem during Saturday's playoff victory over the Seahawks, forcing the Falcons to withdraw him from action once the result was in hand. The All-Pro wideout missed Weeks 14 and 15 with what coach Quinn called a sprained toe, and although Jones is fully expected by Quinn to suit up Sunday, his practice involvement will understandably be limited to prevent further wear and tear. Given Jones' huge importance to the Falcons, his situation will be worth monitoring in the buildup to Sunday's kickoff, but it's reassuring to hear he's anticipated to play.

Geronimo Allison caught three passes for 46 yards in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys.


Allison saw a boost in snaps Sunday with Jordy Nelson (ribs) out, and although he finished fourth on the team in receiving, he did average over 15 yards per reception during Sunday's contest. His role in the Packers' offense for the NFC championship game will depend on whether or not Nelson is able to get back on the field.

Josh Huff (W, TB)

Josh Huff secured three of six targets for 41 yards, rushed once for five yards, and gained 72 yards on six punt returns during the Bucs stint of his 2016 campaign.


Huff's 2016 season wasn't dull by any stretch, with the third-year receiver opening the season as a starter in Philadelphia, picking up DUI, drug possession and weapons charges, getting subsequently released by the Eagles, and then latching on with the Bucs and eventually making his way onto the active roster. The University of Oregon product had shown more than enough playmaking ability in his two-plus seasons with the Eagles, during which he'd notched 48 receptions on 75 targets for 482 yards and four touchdowns in 34 games, while also compiling 1,165 yards and touchdowns of 107 and 98 yards on 42 punt returns. Huff was promoted to the Bucs' active roster on Dec. 6 after a near month-long stay on the practice squad and was also signed to a two-year contract extension on the same day, ensuring that he'll have a chance to continue developing his skills in Tampa for the foreseeable future. Blessed with excellent speed and a diverse skill set, Huff is a fantasy prospect with some upside heading into the offseason, given the team's need to find multiple viable options in the passing game alongside Mike Evans. Huff's special teams acumen gives an additional boost to his potential value in formats that take return yards and touchdowns into account.

James Bradberry posted 59 tackles (47 solo) and two interceptions in 13 games played this season.


Bradberry was drafted in the second round and became an immediate starter in the role vacated by Josh Norman leaving the Panthers. Although that put considerable pressure on Bradberry to start his career, he emerged as Carolina's best cornerback over the course of his rookie season. The Panthers struggled mightily in pass defense when he was sidelined for three games due to a foot problem, but that absence still didn't prevent him from leading the team in pass deflections. Now fully adjusted to the NFL game, the Samford product will aim to further advance his development next season.

Daryl Worley finished this season with 88 tackles (63 solo), one interception and one sack in 16 games played.


Worley quickly became a starter after being drafted in the third round and fared relatively well as his first professional season unfolded. The West Virginia product finished fourth on the Panthers in tackles and was credited with nine pass deflections, which was second-best on the team. With a season under his belt, Worley will look to build on that success in 2017.

Kurt Coleman finished this season with 95 tackles (66 solo), four interceptions, one sack and one touchdown in 15 games played.


Coleman's tackle total marked the highest in his seven-year career and his second consecutive 90-tackle season since joining the Panthers. He also led Carolina with four interceptions. After signing a three-year extension prior to the season, Coleman figures to remain an important member of the Panthers' defense going forward, which should make him a solid IDP option among defensive backs in 2017.

Thomas Davis finished this season with 106 tackles (73 solo), three interceptions, 2.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries in 16 games played.


Davis has now put together five straight 100-tackle seasons, with his 106 stops this year marking the third-most in his impressive 12-year career. Along with leading the Panthers in that category, Davis also intercepted at least three passes for the second consecutive season. Despite being 33 years old, Davis has shown no signs of aging and should remain a strong IDP option alongside Luke Kuechly in the heart of Carolina's defense next season.