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LeGarrette Blount (R, NE)

LeGarrette Blount gained 31 yards on 11 carries and lost a fumble in the Patriots' 34-28 overtime victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Impact

Blount's most prominent play was a dubious one, as he had the ball ripped out by Falcons safety Deion Jones on the second play of the second quarter, giving Atlanta possession at its own 29-yard line. That turnover eventually resulted in a Devonta Freeman five-yard touchdown run, and the Patriots used Blount sparingly after that point. The scarcity of touches also came as a result of the four-possession deficit that New England found itself facing early into the third quarter, a scenario that largely froze Blount out of the action due to his minimal role in the passing game. An unrestricted free agent after playing on a one-year, $1 million contract in 2016, it remains to be seen if Blount will be brought back to serve as the team's primary two-down back.

Tom Brady (Q, NE)

Tom Brady completed 43 of 62 passes for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons. He also gained 15 yards on his sole rush and was named the game's MVP.

Impact

After an uneven first half that saw him start 7-for-9 – with completions to five different receivers – and then connect on only four of his next 10 passes while getting pressured frequently and getting victimized for a pick-six by the Falcons' Robert Alford, Brady put on a performance for the ages in the second half and overtime. Down 28-3 after a Tevin Coleman six-yard touchdown reception with 8:31 remaining in the third quarter, Brady and the Patriots rolled up their sleeves and went to work. He led scoring drives of 13, 12, five and 10 plays over the third and fourth quarters, capping two of them with touchdown passes to James White and Danny Amendola, respectively, and throwing the game-tying two-point conversion to the latter with 57 seconds remaining in regulation. The five-time Super Bowl champion was then masterful on the game-clinching eight-play, 75-yard opening drive of overtime, completing passes to White, Amendola, Chris Hogan, White and Julian Edelman to drive New England from their own 25-yard line to the Falcons' 25. A James White gritty two-yard touchdown run ended it three plays later, capping the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, and cementing Brady's legacy as arguably the best signal caller of the modern era.

Tevin Coleman (R, Atl)

Tevin Coleman (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.

Impact

Coleman was twisted up on a short carry in the fourth quarter. Unless he returns, Devonta Freeman will shoulder the vast majority of the rushing load the rest of the way.

De'Vondre Campbell (cramps) returned to Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Impact

Campbell left in the second quarter with cramps but is now back in action with the first-string unit.

De'Vondre Campbell (cramps) is questionable to return to Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots, ESPN's Vaugh McClure reports.

Impact

Campbell racked up two tackles before exiting the game with cramps in the second quarter. Phillip Wheeler figures to take on an expanded role unless the rookie makes a return.

Alex Mack (fibula) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Patriots.

Impact

On Sunday morning, Mack's lower-leg injury was clarified as a fractured left fibula, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. While Mack will attempt to handle his gig as the Falcons' starting center, there's some question about whether he'll be able to fulfill his array of assignments, especially in the ground game.

Vincent Valentine (back) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI versus the Falcons.

Impact

A late arrival on the injury report this week due to a back concern, Valentine will nonetheless provide depth at defensive tackle behind Alan Branch (back) and Malcom Brown.

Nate Ebner (concussion) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

Impact

Officially cleared of concussion symptoms stemming from the AFC championship game, Ebner will fill his typical role on the Patriots' special teams units.

Alan Branch (toe) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

Impact

During the second week of prep for the Super Bowl, Branch didn't elevate beyond a limited practice session due to a toe concern. Alas, he could be one of the key factors as he faces off with Atlanta center Alex Mack, who will play through a fractured left fibula in the finale of the 2016 season.

Dont'a Hightower (shoulder) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI versus the Falcons.

Impact

A shoulder injury has placed a cap on Hightower's workload in practice during the postseason, but he still managed 11 combined tackles (seven solo) during the Patriots' pair of victories against the Texans and Steelers.

Michael Floyd (W, NE)

Michael Floyd is inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

Impact

The Patriots will roll with four wideouts, including Chris Hogan (thigh) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee), in this season-capping contest. As an impending unrestricted free agent, Floyd will certainly have an interesting offseason on his hands, especially if the NFL decides to rule on the DUI that precipitated his release from the Cardinals in December.

Malcolm Mitchell (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI versus the Falcons.

Impact

In his first action since Week 16, Mitchell hauled in just one of four targets for five yards during the Patriots' triumph in the AFC championship game against the Steelers. If the Falcons seek to stop the likes of Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan (thigh), Mitchell could find room to operate against an Atlanta defense that has surrendered double-digit catches to wideouts in 15 of 18 contests this season (including playoffs).

Chris Hogan (W, NE)

Chris Hogan (thigh) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

Impact

With a thigh injury in tow during the AFC championship game, Hogan was targeted early and often versus the Steelers, corralling nine of 12 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns. In Sunday's do-or-die affair, he's a decent bet to strike against an Atlanta defense that gave up the sixth-most receptions to wide receivers during the regular season.

Martellus Bennett (T, NE)

Martellus Bennett (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

Impact

Bennett's practice reps have been hampered by a knee injury since the Patriots' divisional-round win versus the Texans. An important cog in the protection of quarterback Tom Brady, Bennett has only been a modest option as a pass-catcher with Rob Gronkowski (back) out of commission, surpassing 35 yards receiving once and scoring three touchdowns over the last nine games. No matter, Bennett will be facing a Falcons defense that has conceded 11.4 YPC and 10 touchdowns to tight ends to this point in the campaign.

Julio Jones (W, Atl)

Julio Jones (toe) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl LI versus the Patriots.

Impact

For the last two months, Jones has been toughing out a sprained toe, which could require surgery after the Super Bowl, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Nonetheless, there was little doubt that Jones would be available Sunday against a Patriots defense that ranked 12th against the pass but first in points allowed during the regular season.

Aldon Smith (suspension) will be reinstated in March barring any further issues with substance abuse, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Smith remains subject to the league's drug program, but will be reinstated given he stays on the right path throughout the coming weeks. He'll certainly add another pass-rushing presence to a Raiders' defense that already boasts the newly minted 2016 Defensive Player of the Year in Khalil Mack.

Michael Floyd (W, NE)

Michael Floyd is expected to be a healthy scratch for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Impact

Floyd was similarly deemed expendable in the AFC championship game with rookie wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell able to return from a knee injury. Although both Mitchell and Chris Hogan (thigh) are questionable for the Super Bowl, the duo is expected to be available on the active roster, relegating Floyd to street clothes due to the need for bodies on special teams and at the goal line, to name two scenarios. Whether the preceding forecasts Floyd's lack of potential to stick in New England as a free agent remains to be seen, but the Patriots will likely be working without the veteran Sunday.

Julio Jones (W, Atl)

Julio Jones, who is expected to play in Super Bowl LI against the Patriots on Sunday, may require offseason surgery on his sprained toe, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Impact

Head coach Dan Quinn first called Jones' ailment turf toe, but since the wideout was deemed inactive in Week 14, Quinn has termed it a toe sprain. Despite the hindrance, Jones has caused headaches for opposing defenses over the past four games, racking up 26 catches (on 36 targets) for 403 yards and four touchdowns. Once the result of the Super Bowl is determined, he's slated for an evaluation of his foot, after which all parties involved will make a decision regarding whether or not a procedure is needed. If the preceding comes to pass, a decent portion of Jones' offseason will be devoted to rehab. Before then, though, he'll take aim at the Patriots' 12th-ranked pass defense Sunday.

Alex Mack (fibula) is expected to play in Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Impact

During the NFC championship game versus the Packers, Mack required a stint on the sideline with what was initially termed an ankle injury. The ailment was soon clarified as a fibula issue, forcing him to sit out the first week of Super Bowl prep, but the center practiced in a limited capacity this week before emerging with no designation attached to his name. On Sunday morning, though, Schefter noted that while Mack will gut it out in the trenches, he would likely miss six to eight weeks if the Falcons' season wasn't on the line. In the end, Mack's ability to hold up will be one of pain tolerance, with his toughest task coming as a run blocker.

Tyrod Taylor (Q, Buf)

Tyrod Taylor, who's still recovering from core muscle surgery, says he'd like to return, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Of course," said the quarterback this week. "I know the team very well. I know how close we are as a team. I know the talent that we have on the team. We can be a very special team, especially with the right leadership, and I believe we have some coaches in that are definitely ready to go out there and make us work and get things turned around. So definitely looking forward to seeing what they can bring."

Impact

We'll see if the feeling is mutual after the team got all wishy-washy on him down the stretch amid the Rex Ryan firing. While Taylor has his flaws, he did put up a lot of points with a banged-up offense and has proven to be a good protector of the ball, with 37 touchdown passes and just 12 picks over his two seasons as Buffalo's starter. Plus there may be no one else available that's any better. At issue remains his lack of size as well as troubles bringing the team back from deficits. One thing to note is that Taylor worked with new offensive coordinator Rick Dennison while he was a backup with the Ravens, and is quite familiar with the offense Dennison plans to roll out.