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T.J. Ward (neck) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Colts.


Ward, who recorded 74 tackles, two picks and two sacks in 15 games this past season, thus appears on track to see his normal allotment of snaps at strong safety for the Broncos on Sunday.

Juwan Thompson (hip/knee) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Colts.


With Thompson out Sunday, Jeremy Stewart will serve as the Broncos' third running back behind C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman.

Brandon Marshall (foot) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Colts.


It's possible that the Broncos could ease Marshall (the team's leading tackler, who has not played since Dec. 14) back into action on Sunday, and in such a scenario, Todd Davis would be on hand to spell him at middle linebacker.

Rolando McClain was forced out of Sunday's playoff game with a head injury, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.


After having suffered a concussion last week, it seems unlikely that McClain will re-enter Sunday's game. Prior to his exit, McClain had recorded one tackle.

Austin Davis finished the season as the backup to Shaun Hill, after racking up 2,001 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions.


It's up in the air whether Davis will be given another chance at the starting job next year, but his initial success this season was overshadowed by issues in his final few games. That being said, Hill had similar turnover issues in his final stretch of games, so it'll be an interesting camp in St. Louis next year. Odds are high the Rams will bring in someone from the outside to try and turn their offense around.

The Dolphins will face an interesting decision this off-season as to what to do with Mike Wallace, according to the Miami Herald.


Wallace will count $12.1 million against the salary cap next season. If the Dolphins cut him prior to June 1, they would save $6.9 million of cap space ($5.2 million dead money). Wallace has never been on the same page with QB Ryan Tannehill and then was benched for the final game of the 2014 season, after getting into a verbal exchange with the coaching staff. Further complicating matters for Miami is the almost certain dismissal of WRs Brian Hartine and Brandon Gibson. If the Dolphins cut all three players this would gut the receiving corps leaving second year player Jarvis Landry as the only true threat, not exactly what you want when you're still trying to figure out whether or not Tannehill can be a franchise quarterback.

Rolando McClain (knee/concussion) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, David Helman of dallascowboys.com reports.


Meanwhile, fellow linebackers Keith Smith and James Anderson are inactive Sunday, which Helman suggests is a sign that the Cowboys feel good about the prospects of McClain and Anthony Hitchens, who were both listed as questionable in advance of Sunday's contest.

Brandon Marshall (foot) remains a game-time decision for Sunday's playoff game against the Colts, NFL.com reports.


Marshall, who is officially listed as questionable for the contest with a foot sprain, indicated that if it were up to him he'd be out there on Sunday, but the report suggests that the Broncos coaches aren't quite as optimistic about the linebacker's availability as he is. Either way, it appears as though a call on that front won't arrive until pre-game warmups in advance of Sunday's 4:40 ET kickoff.

Paul Richardson suffered a sprained knee in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Panthers, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.


Richardson, who was coming off back-to-back seven-target games, hauled in one catch on two targets for 21 yards prior to exiting. His participation level in practice next week will ultimately determine his availability for the NFC Championship game.

Luke Willson hauled in all four of his targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Panthers.


While not the final dagger for Carolina – that was Kam Chancellor's 90-yard interception return for a touchdown minutes later – Willson's 25-yard score in the fourth quarter broke open what was a close game. The second-year tight end has now scored three times in his last three games, but he saw more than four targets just three times during the regular season.

Jermaine Kearse caught three passes on three targets for 129 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Panthers.


Kearse picked a good time to have his biggest game of the year. He made the most of his three targets, finishing with a game-high 129 yards, 63 of which came on a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with a little under five minutes remaining in the first half. Kearse scored just one touchdown during the regular season.

Cam Newton completed 23-of-36 passes for 246 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for 37 yards on 11 carries in Saturday's Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.


His 90-yard pick-six to Kam Chancellor with less than six minutes remaining sealed the Panthers' fate, but it was a respectable performance overall from Newton. The 25-year-old certainly had his ups and downs this season, but he made do with what he had, and both he and the team can be encouraged with their play over the final month-plus. Look for Carolina to find Newton more offensive weapons this offseason.

Danny Amendola had five catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 35-31 playoff win over the Ravens.


After a quiet season, Amendola exploded when the Patriots needed him most, tying the game with a 15-yard score in the second quarter and pulling the game to another tie late in the third with a trick play touchdown reception from Julian Edelman. Amendola and the Patriots will host either the Broncos or Colts next weekend.

Owen Daniels had four catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots.


Daniels was targeted a team-high 11 times, though it took a while for Joe Flacco to connect with him, missing on the first four targets. Eventually they got going, and his 11-yard grab at the end of the second quarter was a thing of beauty, snagged between three defenders. Daniels is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Torrey Smith (W, Bal)

Torrey Smith had three catches for a team-high 62 yards in Saturday's 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots.


Joe Flacco threw four touchdowns, but none went to Smith, whose six targets were surpassed by Owen Daniels (11) and Marlon Brown (eight). Smith also committed two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, letting his emotions get the better of him. He is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Justin Forsett (R, Bal)

Justin Forsett had 24 carries for 129 yards in addition to two catches for 17 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots.


Forsett was outstanding in this game, demonstrating remarkable patience and vision on a number of runs to help Baltimore sustain four touchdown drives. He is now set to hit unrestricted free agency, where it will be interesting to see how teams assess his outstanding 2014 campaign in light of his age (29) and lackluster career numbers.

Joe Flacco (Q, Bal)

Joe Flacco completed 28 of 45 passes for 292 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots.


Flacco was masterful in the first half, slicing through the New England defense on the first two drives like a hot knife through butter. He ran into trouble over the final 20 minutes of the game, however, tossing two costly interceptions that ultimately sealed the deal for the Patriots. It was a strong effort nonetheless, and Mr. January still has a 21:3 TD:INT ratio in his last eight postseason games. It should be an interesting offseason for the Ravens offense, with some of Flacco's top weapons - Torrey Smith, Owen Daniels and Justin Forsett - set to become unrestricted free agents.

Thomas DeCoud (hamstring) is active for Saturday's game against Seattle.


DeCoud is ready to play Saturday, but his career history implies he's unlikely to make an impact of a noteworthy sort Saturday. He totaled just 50 tackles and an interception this regular season.

Brandon Browner (knee) left during the third quarter of Saturday's game against Baltimore and is questionable to return.


Joe Flacco saw very little resistance from the New England secondary as the third quarter came to a close Saturday, already accumulating four passing touchdowns, so Browner's absence presumably can't make things much worse than they were prior to that point.

Tony Moeaki (calf) is inactive for Saturday's game against Carolina.


With Moeaki out, the tight end workload will fall first on Luke Willson and then on Cooper Helfet, who's returning from a rib injury that kept him out in Week 17.