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Jabaal Sheard (knee) is questionable to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.


Sheard was a limited participant in practice throughout the week due to a sprained knee. If he isn't able to suit up Sunday, second-year defensive end Geneo Grissom could see an expanded role on defense.

Jordy Nelson (W, GB)

Jordy Nelson (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship against the Falcons.


Nelson put together two limited practice sessions prior to staying home with an illness Friday. Although Nelson's status is not expected to be threatened by his illness, the condition of the wideout's broken ribs will ultimately determine whether he suits up Sunday. According to coach Mike McCarthy, Nelson will be given every chance to play, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be cleared to do so. As a result, Nelson's situation will need to continue to be monitored over the weekend. Along with Nelson, fellow wideouts Davante Adams (ankle) and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are also listed as questionable for Sunday's critical clash.

James Harrison (shoulder/triceps) is questionable to play in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots.


Harrison was given the day off Thursday, but considering he logged two full, uninhibited sessions both Wednesday and Friday, there is minimal concern over his availability for Sunday's game.

Quinten Rollins (neck/concussion) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta.


Rollins participated in every practice the Packers held this week, but it isn't clear if he's cleared concussion protocol. His availability would undoubtedly benefit the Packers' odds of slowing down Falcons QB Matt Ryan. If Rollins is ultimately ruled out, though, look for Ladarius Gunter to draw another start.

Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots.


Though listed as a full practice participant all week, Toussaint nonetheless draws a questionable designation in advance of Sunday's contest. In any case, Toussaint's availability is of minor fantasy import with veteran DeAngelo Williams also in the backfield mix behind top option Le'Veon Bell.

Ladarius Green (W, Pit)

Ladarius Green (concussion/illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Patriots after practicing in a limited fashion Friday.


Per Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the tight end – who suffered his latest concussion back on Dec. 18 – "downplayed his level of participation" in Friday's practice. Green's status thus remains cloudy at best, and if he's unable to suit up this weekend, Jesse James would once again be in line to continue heading the Steelers' tight end corps.

Morgan Burnett (quad) returned to practice in a limited fashion Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons.


Burnett injured his quadriceps last weekend against the Cowboys and missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. If he's ultimately ruled out, Micah Hyde and Josh Hawkins project to see additional playing time.

Taylor Gabriel (foot) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's NFC championship game versus the Packers after fully practicing Friday.


Gabriel was limited both Wednesday and Thursday to rest his ailing foot, but his full practice Friday cleared any uncertainty regarding his status. The speedster will be available as usual to face a mistake-prone Green Bay secondary, and he should take confidence from catching all three of his targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta's previous meeting with the Packers this season.

Julio Jones (W, Atl)

Julio Jones (toe) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, but according to coach Dan Quinn, he has no restrictions entering Sunday's NFC championship game, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.


Jones sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday to limit the stress on his injured toe, but in taking the practice field Friday, he cleared any concern over his availability. Atlanta's star wideout will be uninhibited come Sunday, when his game-breaking ability could cause problems for a lackluster Packers secondary that's dealing with injuries of its own.

Ryan Kerrigan (finger) underwent minor surgery on his left elbow and will be sidelined for the next six to eight weeks, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.


The minor surgery was used in order to clean up "loose bodies" in his left elbow. As a result, the linebacker will opt out of his Pro Bowl bid, which he earned after recording 33 tackles and 11 tackles in 16 games this season. Kerrigan originally injured his elbow back in mid-December, but played through the aliment for a handful of games before breaking his finger in Week 17's loss to the Giants. Barring any setbacks, the veteran should be ready for offseason team activities.

Jamie Collins and the Browns are close to finalizing a contract extension, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.


Collins was traded to Cleveland from New England back in October, despite the fact that his contract was set to expire at the end of the 2016 season. After finishing the campaign with 112 tackles and three sacks in his 15 total appearances, Collins is reportedly set to earn over $12 million per year under his impending extension. That would solidify the 27-year-old's future with the Browns, who could further bolster their defensive front with the first overall pick of this spring's NFL Draft.

According to head coach Mike McCarthy, Morgan Burnett (quadriceps) will be given a chance to play Sunday against the Falcons.


Burnett did not take part in practice the past two days, but could still manage to take the field Sunday against the Falcons. His status on Saturday will play a major role in his availability for the game, so look for more updates to come in the next day. Should he be ruled out, expect Kentrell Brice and Micah Hyde to split time at strong safety.

J.C. Tretter (knee) underwent surgery Tuesday and will not be available Sunday against the Falcons, Wes Hodkiewicz of the team's official site reports.


Tretter will miss his second straight contest due to a right knee sprain. The reserve lineman wasn't expected to see any action on offense, but with an injury to T.J. Lang (foot), Tretter's absence becomes a bit more concerning.

Zachary Orr (neck) announced he is retiring from the NFL due to a congenital neck/spine condition.


Devastating news for the Ravens, as Orr was one of the best up-and-coming linebackers in the league, leading the team in tackles this season. Before suffering the neck injury in Week 16, the linebacker had tallied 133 tackles, five pass deflections, three interceptions, and one forced fumble on the year. His sudden retirement leaves the Ravens with a massive hole in their linebacking corps that they may look to fill through either the draft or free agency this offseason. In three seasons in the league, Orr recorded 163 tackles, one sack, six pass deflections, three interceptions, and one forced fumble through 46 games.

Head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning that Geronimo Allison (hamstring) will be given every chance to play in Sunday's NFC championship game.


Allison's injured hamstring has prevented him from practicing this week, but a report was released Thursday indicated he is expected to play Sunday, and McCarthy's comments Friday morning keep the door open for that to occur. Allison's availability for Sunday's games figures to ultimately depend on whether or not he is able to get some practice time in Friday and/or Saturday.

Marcus Mariota's recovery from surgery on his broken right fibula is going well, and he should be able to participate in organized team activities in mid-May or early June, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.


Mariota underwent surgery three weeks ago to repair the leg fracture he suffered during Week 16 against the Jaguars. That procedure saw a metal plate inserted into Mariota's right leg, which he still isn't able to put weight on for another five weeks, but he's gradually approaching the next phase of his recovery. In anticipation of that transition, Mariota had a checkup Wednesday that produced positive feedback, which bodes well for him returning to the field in the late spring or early summer.

Jamaal Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on Thursday.


Jones was with the Chargers last offseason but was eventually released near the end of the preseason. He'll look to earn a role as a depth receiver and special teams player in 2017.

Mason Crosby (K, GB)

Mason Crosby (illness) practiced in full Thursday.


Absent from Wednesday's session due to an illness, Crosby's unhinged return one day later clears up any question regarding his availability for Sunday's NFC championship game at Atlanta. While he's been offered more than one field-goal attempt on four occasions during the Packers' four-game winning streak, he's attempted at least three PATs in each outing during that stretch.

Geronimo Allison (hamstring) was unable to practice Thursday.


According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Allison was seen in pads during the portion of practice open to the media, but ultimately he didn't take part in any drills. His avoidance of practice to date would be worrisome under most scenarios, but he said Wednesday that his absence was for "precautionary reasons." Allison may not have to practice at all this week in order to suit up for Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta, the latter of which is expected to take place, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Jeff Janis (quadriceps) was a full participant in Thursday's practice session.


Janis was limited in practice Wednesday but he appears to be healthy now and is expected to play without limitation in Sunday's NFC championship game against Atlanta.