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Vincent Valentine (back) was limited at practice Friday and is officially listed as questionable for the Super Bowl.

Impact

Valentine was added to the injury report Thursday, and his limited participation in practice is a cause for concern in the Patriots' locker room. With fellow defensive tackle Alan Branch (toe) also on the injury report, the Patriots are left with Malcom Brown as the only healthy option at defensive tackle. Look for more updates on Valentine's status to come Sunday morning.

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

Impact

Branch was limited in practice by a toe injury this week, but he's expected to be ready in time for Sunday's 6:30 ET kickoff.

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

Impact

Bennett was limited during practice this week due to a listed knee issue, but despite his questionable tag, it'd be shocking if he isn't available to suit up Sunday in his hometown of Houston. In two playoff games thus far, Bennett boasts six receptions on nine targets for 36 yards.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians anticipates that Carson Palmer will announce his intention to play next season sometime in the near future, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Impact

Palmer was reportedly considering retirement after completing what's been described as the most physically grueling campaign of his career, but after news of top wideout Larry Fitzgerald's decision to keep playing, it appears the 37-year-old Palmer will return for his 15th year in the league. After missing one game due to a concussion and dealing with a hamstring issue as well, Palmer finished this past season with 4,233 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, 14 interceptions and 14 fumbles. Those numbers paled in comparison to Palmer's near-MVP 2015 campaign, so assuming the veteran indeed opts to play another season, Palmer will look to rebound and lead Arizona back to the playoffs.

Alex Mack (fibula) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots.

Impact

Mack missed all of practice last week due to a fibula injury suffered during the NFC championship, but he was able to return in a limited capacity this week, clearing him of any concern going into Sunday. Although the timing of his injury is hardly ideal, Mack will still be available to start at his usual center spot, where he's played an instrumental part in Atlanta's offensive success this season.

Joe Mixon was denied an invitation to the Combine, USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports.

Impact

Mixon was left out along with Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora. This is simply the result of the NFL enforcing a relatively new rule, introduced last year, that states no player with a domestic violence, sexual assault, or weapon charge convictions will be allowed at the Combine. Mixon's stock won't be affected by this specific anecdote – his pro day showing will be of immense interest to the football world.

Eric Berry will "definitely not" play under the franchise tag in 2017, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Impact

Berry earned $10.8 million this season while playing under Kansas City's franchise tag, but that only came after he reported late for training camp in the wake of an unsuccessful attempt to secure a long-term contract. Despite a delayed start to his 2016 campaign, Berry still finished with 77 tackles (62 solo), four interceptions and two defensive touchdowns, earning his fifth Pro Bowl selection along the way. At 28 years old, Berry is a vital cog in the Chiefs defense and reportedly hopes to finish his career in Kansas City, but it looks like he'll only return if a long-term agreement is reached.

John Kuhn re-signed on a one-year deal with the Saints on Friday, Herbie Teope of NOLA.com reports.

Impact

Kuhn, who will turn 35 at the beginning of the upcoming season, totaled 37 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries to go along with 16 receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown in his first season with the Saints. He doesn't receive a ton of touches, but Kuhn's solidified himself as a goal-line threat and safety blanket for Drew Brees, which gives him a bit of value in deep fantasy formats.

Nate Ebner (concussion) is expected to play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Falcons, Ryan Hannable of WEEI reports.

Impact

The Patriots will likely have their special teams ace available Sunday despite the fact that Ebner wore a non-contact jersey during Thursday's practice. Ebner was a second-team All-Pro selection as a specialist while teammate Matthew Slater took home first-team honors. The former rugby star racked up 19 tackles and forced a fumble during the regular season and will help edify New England's special teams units Sunday.

Vincent Valentine was limited at practice Thursday due to a back injury, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.

Impact

Valentine was added to the injury report on Thursday and, given his limited status, it's possible he suffered the injury at practice. His practice status on Friday will provide a better indication of his status for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the team will "probably have to tag" Kawann Short, David Newton of ESPN reports.

Impact

Short's numbers dropped in 2016 from his breakout 2015 campaign, but he still recorded 55 tackles and 6.0 sacks as a defensive tackle. Carolina will likely try to strike a long term deal with the pro-bowl lineman, but in the event they aren't able to reach an agreement the team isn't expected to let him hit free agency. Applying the franchise tag on Short would secure him for the 2017 season and allow the team to continue working with him on a longer term contract.

Rob Ninkovich finished the 2016 regular season with 32 tackles and four sacks over the course of 12 games.

Impact

Ninkovich, who is set to play in his third Super Bowl on Sunday, missed four games to start the 2016 season after testing positive for a banned substance. Upon his return, the versatile defender re-established a degree of IDP utility in deeper formats and the 33-year-old is slated to stay in the mix in 2017, as Ninkovich is under contract with the Patriots next season.

Trey Flowers finished the 2016 regular season with 45 tackles and seven sacks over the course of 16 games.

Impact

The 2015 fourth-rounder, who logged eight starts this season, now finds himself on the IDP radar after leading the Patriots in sacks in 2016. The 23-year-old is under contract with New England through 2018, so Flowers will remain a fantasy factor in 2017, in his role as a starting defensive end for the team.

Mike Glennon completed 10 of 11 passes for 75 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the one game he played during the 2016 season.

Impact

The 27-year-old took his first snaps since the 2014 season in Week 9 of the 2016 campaign, coming in for Jameis Winston against the Falcons after the latter suffered a in-game knee injury. The action he saw in that contest is likely to represent Glennon's last in a Bucs uniform, as his rookie contract has now expired and he is therefore an unrestricted free agent. There were periodic rumors over the last two offseasons that Glennon might be available for the right price, but a trade never materialized. However, he does figure to now draw plenty of interest on the open market, despite the fact he's largely been in mothballs for the last two seasons. Glennon brings 19 career starts and an impressive 30:15 TD:INT ratio to wherever his next destination might be, with those numbers very possibly affording him the opportunity to compete for a starting job.

Vernon Hargreaves totaled 76 tackles (68 solo), including three for loss, one forced fumble, one interception and nine passes defensed overall in the 2016 season.

Impact

The 2016 first-round pick experienced the typical ups-and-downs of a first year-player, particularly one playing as volatile position as cornerback. Hargreaves certainly got the proverbial baptism by fire, as he was the subject of a league-high 113 targets, 80 of which were converted into receptions. That volume led the rookie to surrender 1,069 yards receiving overall, a high-water mark in the league last season. Despite the negatives inherent in those numbers, they may ultimately prove to be a blessing in disguise, as they afforded Hargreaves an abundant amount of reps right from the onset of his rookie campaign. With 16 games now under his belt and a wealth of talent, Hargreaves could potentially display significant improvement in 2017 if he's able to make the necessary adjustments over the offseason.

Alan Branch (toe) 'should be good to go' for Sunday's Super Bowl, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Impact

Branch showed up on the injury report earlier in the week with a toe injury and was limited in practice, but looks like he will not be facing limitations for Sunday's Super Bowl game against the Falcons. He will be key in trying to slow down Atlanta's high-powered offense, specifically in the run game, where the Falcons boast two explosive backs in Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.

Pat McAfee (knee) has decided to end his NFL career after eight seasons, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

Impact

McAfee will reportedly hang up his cleats to pursue a career in comedy. He retires at just 29 years old, earning two Pro Bowl bids and a First Team All-Pro honor. The veteran punter finishes with a 46.4 yards per punt average and posted a career-high 49.3 mark in his final campaign.

Larry Fitzgerald (undisclosed) is "definitely returning" in 2017, ESPN's Jim Trotter reports.

Impact

Fitzgerald was known to be mulling retirement this offseason, but after taking the time to weigh his options, it appears he isn't yet ready to hang up the cleats. Fantasy players should rejoice, as it's clear the All-Pro wideout has plenty left in the tank after pacing the entire league in receptions last season. However, his value in 2017 is contingent upon Carson Palmer's own retirement decision. Should the quarterback return for another season, Fitzgerald will likely remain the go-to receiving option in Arizona for yet another year. If he doesn't, the entire Cardinals offense could suffer.

Josh Hill (leg) expects to be healthy in time for offseason workouts, NOLA.com reports.

Impact

Hill finished the season on injured reserve due to a broken fibula sustained in early December and currently remains dependent upon crutches to move around. However, he still has over two months before offseason workouts begin. Given the nature of his injury, that should be plenty of time for Hill to return to form.

Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) expects to be ready in time for offseason activities, NOLA.com reports.

Impact

Hoomanawanui missed the entire 2016 season due to a high-ankle sprain that included damage to surrounding ligaments. However, he's been running and jogging for about a month now, and, most importantly, is setback-free in his recovery. Considering offseason workouts don't start until April, Hoomanawanui's prediction for his return certainly appears plausible.