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Mike Pennel was claimed by the Jets on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.


Pennel was released by the Packers in January after serving two four-game suspensions for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He totaled 40 tackles, including one sack, in 37 games with Green Bay over the past three seasons. He'll look to secure a role as a depth defensive lineman with the Jets in 2017.

Shayne Graham announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.


Graham hangs up his cleats after kicking for 10 teams across his 15 professional seasons. The 39-year-old is most recognized for his seven-year stint with the Bengals, which included a Pro Bowl selection in 2005. After going undrafted out of Virginia Tech in 2000, Graham finishes his career with an impressive 85.5 percent success rate on field goals and 1,260 total points scored.

Justin Gilbert was released by the Steelers on Monday.


Gilbert was acquired by Pittsburgh in a trade with Cleveland early on in the 2016 season, and the eighth-overall pick from 2014 saw action in 12 regular season games. However, his role was primarily on special teams, as he saw just 11 defensive snaps on the season. Now a free agent, Gilbert is free to sign with any team.

Tyvis Powell was claimed off waivers Monday by the Browns.


Powell was waived by the Seahawks at the start of the playoffs after logging three tackles on special teams in eight games as an undrafted rookie. After starring at safety at Ohio State, Powell will now hope to secure a roster spot ahead of the 2017 campaign in his home state with the Browns.

Tyler Starr spent the 2016 season on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury, Tim Gallagher of the Sioux City Journal reports.


Starr appeared in one game in 2015 but was placed on IR prior to the start of the 2016 season. He'll be looking to bounce back and secure a depth linebacker or special teams position in 2017.

Akeem King ended the 2016 season on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury.


King was looking to improve on a rookie season in 2015 that saw him record just one tackle in five games, but he was placed on IR prior to the start of the regular season. He'll be looking to bounce back and secure a depth position in the Falcons' secondary in 2017.

Darrelle Revis will likely be required to take a pay cut in order to remain with the Jets next season, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.


Revis is currently slated to earn $15.3 million in 2017, with the most pressing matter being a $2 million roster bonus due March 11. After the 31-year-old's play significantly declined this past season, that evaluation won't fly with the Jets, who are expected to release Revis if he doesn't agree to a pay cut prior to then. In cutting Revis, New York would open $9.3 million to reinvest this offseason, so finding a resolution to the former All-Pro's situation is of high importance. Although the Jets are expected to add to their cornerback ranks, regardless of Revis' decision, keeping him around at the right cap figure may be something the team remains open to.

Chris Hogan (W, NE)

Chris Hogan (thigh) hauled in four of seven targets for 57 yards in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons.


Hogan had one egregious drop down the sideline on the first possession of the second half but otherwise turned in a solid complementary effort. However, he wasn't able to come close to replicating his nine-reception, 180-yard, two-touchdown AFC championship performance, as James White took on a pivotal role in the passing game with the Patriots facing a large second-half deficit Sunday. Although his season wrapped up in modest fashion, Hogan racked up a career-high 680 yards in 2016 on a personal-best 17.9 YPC. He'll remain a key cog in the New England offense in 2017 and is under contract with the team through the 2018 campaign.

Austin Hooper brought in three of six targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.


The 2016 third-round pick led the Falcons in targets and brought in a 19-yard touchdown in the second quarter, giving Atlanta a 14-0 lead at the time. Hooper thus wraps up a rookie campaign in which he turned in a modest 19 receptions (on 27 targets) for 271 yards and three touchdowns, with his best stretch coming over Weeks 8 and 9, when he posted a combined eight receptions for 87 yards against the Packers and Bucs, respectively. Atlanta's offense under Kyle Shanahan – with its highly efficient two-back system, superstar No. 1 receiver, and effective second and third options – didn't make much use of the tight end overall, limiting Hooper's upside in his first campaign. However, given his big-play ability, the team is likely to invest some time this offseason in looking for ways to integrate the Stanford product more consistently during the 2017 campaign.

Dion Lewis (R, NE)

Dion Lewis injured his hamstring during the fourth quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl game, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.


Lewis sustained what appeared to be a serious injury during the final play of regulation in Sunday's game, but it turns out that it was merely a hamstring tweak and doesn't figure to be anything significant. The running back carried six times for 27 yards in the contest, but was outshone by backfield mate James White, who scored three touchdowns in the Patriots' comeback victory. Lewis will have some time to recover from his injury before organized team activities begin in the spring.

Taylor Gabriel (W, Atl)

Taylor Gabriel grabbed three of five targets for 76 yards in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.


The speedster continued to show the play-making ability that made him a highly viable threat for the Falcons this season, bringing in receptions of 24 and 35 yards. He also checked in second in targets on the team, even outpacing Julio Jones in that category. Having notched a career-high six receiving touchdowns on 35 receptions this season, Gabriel will be one of the Falcons' more intriguing restricted free agents heading into the offseason.

Julio Jones (W, Atl)

Julio Jones (toe) brought in all four of his targets for 87 yards in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.


Jones shook off his perpetually problematic toe to haul in the modest four targets he saw from Matt Ryan and make a catch that would have likely been the talk of the game were it not for the Patriots' historic comeback. The sixth-year pro made a seemingly impossible 27-yard grab on the right sideline over the Patriots' Eric Rowe with 4:47 remaining in the fourth quarter in which he remained focused despite the latter's hands flashing into his line of sight and also managed to tap both feet in before going out of bounds. The highlight-reel reception gave Atlanta the ball at the New England 22-yard line as the Falcons clung to a 28-20 lead, but a subsequent sack of Ryan left the Falcons out of field-goal range. Despite the disappointing conclusion to the season, Jones enjoyed an impressive 2016 campaign that included a career-high 300-yard performance against the Panthers.

Tevin Coleman (R, Atl)

Tevin Coleman (ankle) gained 29 yards on seven rushes and secured his only target for a six-yard touchdown in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.


The talented second-year back served as a perfect complement to Devonta Freeman, as was often the case during Atlanta's storied regular season and playoff run. However, disaster struck with just under nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, as Coleman's leg was bent awkwardly on a tackle near the sideline and he was unable to return to the game. Coleman was able to notch a six-yard touchdown in the early stages of the second half, which would end up being the final points of the night for the Falcons. Assuming his ankle injury isn't overly severe, Coleman will look to team with Freeman once again in 2017 as the Falcons defend their NFC crown.

Devonta Freeman (R, Atl)

Devonta Freeman gained 75 yards on 11 carries and gathered in both of his targets for 46 yards in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots.


Freeman had a knack for splashy plays on the season's biggest stage, ripping off a 37-yard rush on the Falcons' first offensive play and taking a short pass 39 yards to get Atlanta out of unfavorable field position in the fourth quarter. However, he also whiffed on a blocking assignment in the the final period with the Falcons holding a 28-12 edge, allowing the Patriots' Dont'a Hightower to get a clean shot on Matt Ryan. The sack caused a fumble that gave New England the ball at the Atlanta 25-yard line, leading to a touchdown that brought the Patriots one step closer to completing the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Despite the disappointing conclusion to the season, Freeman followed up a strong 2015 sophomore campaign with an even better 1,079 rushing yards in 2016, while also equaling his 11 rushing touchdowns from the previous season.

Matt Ryan (Q, Atl)

Matt Ryan completed 17 of 23 passes for 284 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Falcons' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime loss to the Patriots. He also lost a fumble.


Ryan, and the Falcons offense he helmed, were masterful for two quarters-plus before Tom Brady's killer instinct kicked in. Ryan started to heat up on Atlanta's third possession, completing passes of 19 and 23 yards to Julio Jones on a drive that ultimately culminated in a five-yard Devonta Freeman touchdown run. The veteran quarterback came back on the next drive to connect with Taylor Gabriel for 24 yards and Jones for another 18, before capping matters off with a pretty 19-yard scoring connection with rookie Austin Hooper. After an eight-play, 85-yard scoring drive early in the third quarter that featured a 35-yard connection to Gabriel and a six-yard touchdown strike to Tevin Coleman, Ryan and the Falcons appeared to be in the proverbial driver's seat, but ironically would fail to score the rest of the game. One of the subsequent unsuccessful possessions came in the early part of the fourth quarter, when Ryan lost the ball after getting hit by Dont'a Hightower on a play where Freeman whiffed on his block. The turnover would lead to one of the Patriots' second-half touchdowns, and Ryan ultimately would never have a chance to touch the ball in overtime after New England drove for a touchdown on the opening drive of the extra period. The record comeback brought about an ironic and disappointing conclusion to Ryan's MVP season, a campaign in which he threw for a career-best 4,944 yards and 38 touchdowns.

Martellus Bennett (T, NE)

Martellus Bennett (knee) secured five of six targets for 62 yards in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons.


In a game where Tom Brady threw for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards, Bennett got his share of looks and was largely effective with them. He also was notably targeted on two potential game-winning passes in overtime, drawing a key pass interfence penalty on the first one that gave the Patriots the ball at the Falcons' two-yard line. The veteran tight end was a serviceable target for Brady despite playing with numerous injuries during the second half of the season, hauling in 55 of 73 targets for 7-1 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) hauled in six of seven targets for 70 yards in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons.


The rookie stepped up on the big stage, serving as a valuable target for Tom Brady in the Patriots' monumental second-half comeback. Mitchell impressively checked in third in receptions on the team behind James White and Danny Amendola, and will be primed to build on his 32-catch, 401-yard, four-touchdown rookie season in 2017.

Danny Amendola (W, NE)

Danny Amendola (ankle) secured eight of 11 targets for 78 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons. He also caught the game-tying two-point conversion.


Amendola capped off a quiet season that saw him notch just 23 receptions with a superb Super Bowl performance, as he made a number of clutch catches in the second half and overtime. The eighth-year pro had a 17-yard grab on fourth down to extend the Patriots' second possession of the second half, a drive that would eventually culminate in the first touchdown of their comeback effort. He also made a six-yard touchdown reception with 5:56 remaining to help bring the Patriots to within one possession of the Falcons, and then caught the game-tying two-point conversion with 57 seconds remaining to knot matters up at 28. Amendola then capped things off with a 14-yard catch on the second play of overtime, leaving him with the second-most receptions on the night for New England. The 31-year-old is expected to reprise his possession receiver role alongside Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and the emerging Malcolm Mitchell in 2017, the final year of his current contract.

Julian Edelman (W, NE)

Julian Edelman hauled in five of 13 targets for 87 yards, misfired on his sole pass attempt, tallied two yards on his sole rush and gained 40 yards on three punt returns in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons.


Edelman's game was a mixed bag, as he was unable to connect with Tom Brady as efficiently as usual and had multiple drops throughout the game. Edelman was also the target on a Brady overthrow with 1:43 remaining in the second quarter and the Patriots trying to secure points before halftime. However, the dynamic veteran still checked in second in targets overall and made one of the most spectacular catches in Super Bowl history on New England's game-tying drive, securing a tipped ball off the leg of the Falcons' Robert Alford and managing to prevent it from hitting the ground before the gained full control of it. The reception put the Patriots in Atlanta territory at the 41-yard line, and James White scored a one-yard touchdown four plays later to set up the game-tying two-point conversion by Danny Amendola. Edelman also made a 15-yard reception down to the Falcons' 25-yard line in the game-winning drive in overtime, capping off a 2016 season in which he tallied a career-best 1,106 receiving yards.

James White gained 29 yards on six rushes and hauled in 14 of 16 targets for 110 yards in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bow LI overtime victory over the Falcons. He also tallied a rushing two-point conversion on a direct snap.


White was the unofficial MVP of the Patriots' pass catchers, turning into Tom Brady's favorite target during the Patriots' record-setting second-half comeback. With the Falcons expecting the pass after building a 25-point lead by early in the third quarter, White was frequently open underneath and utilized his nifty after-the-catch skills to gain meaningful yardage on several receptions. He came through at the most important junctures as well, tallying a key two-point conversion off a direct snap with 5:56 remaining in the fourth quarter to bring New England within eight, and then scoring from one yard out with 57 seconds remaining to close New England's deficit to 28-26. A subsequent game-tying two-point conversion reception by Danny Amendola set up overtime, allowing White the opportunity to provide the game-clinching heroics with a gritty two-yard touchdown run. It was a career effort for the third-year pro from Wisconsin on the biggest stage possible, capping a season in which he set high-water marks in both rushing and receiving yardage.