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Kerwynn Williams amassed 27 rushes for 142 yards and one touchdown during the 2015 campaign.


Williams spent much of the campaign on the Cardinals' practice squad, but his elevation to the 53-man roster on Dec. 1 was precipitated by injuries to both Chris Johnson (tibia) and Andre Ellington in Week 12. From Weeks 13 through 16, Williams worked as David Johnson's primary backup, notching all but three of his rushing yards on the season. Across six appearances total, Williams also recorded two catches on two targets for 16 yards, while taking eight kickoffs for 126 yards (or 15.8 yards per return). With one year remaining on his contract, expect him to stick around as a depth option, though the backfield is now the domain of David Johnson.

Stepfan Taylor posted 17 carries for 58 yards and one reception on three targets for four yards during the 2015 campaign.


Taylor was again lost in the shuffle for much of the season behind Chris Johnson (tibia), Andre Ellington, and David Johnson. When Chris Johnson and Ellington required time off stemming from injuries in Week 12, Taylor worked behind David Johnson but still contended with Kerwynn Williams for touches. Although Taylor has one year remaining on his rookie deal, both Ellington and David Johnson are under contract, ensuring continued roadblocks to relevance.

Brittan Golden recorded one catch for five yards during the 2015 season.


After he was inactive in Weeks 1 and 2, Golden was on the active roster for the rest of the campaign. While he was afforded only two percent of the offensive snaps, he picked up 57 percent of the special-teams snaps, accruing seven solo tackles along the way. With the top four wide receiver spots secured by Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, John Brown, and J.J. Nelson, Golden likely won't experience a larger offensive workload in the fall unless the Cardinals don't retain restricted free agent Jaron Brown.

Jaron Brown hauled in 11 of 23 targets for 144 yards and one touchdown during the 2015 season.


The Cardinals' WR corps boasts incredible depth, which left few looks available to players not named Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, and John Brown. Jaron Brown actually received nearly 25 percent of the offensive snaps, ranking behind that trio and ahead of rookie J.J. Nelson. While Brown and Nelson both recorded 11 catches, Nelson blew every receiving option out of the water with 27.2 YPC, more than double Brown's mark of 13.1. As a restricted free agent, Brown has a good shot to remain with the Cardinals due to his special-teams chops and not as a viable receiver with the aforementioned talent already in place.

Josh McCown is recovering well from his broken collarbone and is hopeful that he'll receive clearance to work out in the near future, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.


McCown endured an avalanche of ailments in the most recent campaign, missing one game due to a concussion, two more due to a rib injury, and the final five outings with a broken collarbone. Despite the misfortune on the injury front, he completed 186 of 292 passes for 2,109 yards, 12 touchdowns, and four interceptions in just eight games. With the troubles befalling Johnny Manziel, McCown appears to be the Browns' starting quarterback, especially with a contract in hand through the 2017 season.

DeMarcus Lawrence underwent a procedure on his back, according to Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett,


Lawrence had been dealing with the back all season, but it didn't effect his production, as he led Dallas with eight sacks. Garrett wouldn't put a timetable on Lawrence's return, but the coach didn't sound concerned that it would hold the 23-year-old defensive end out for long.

Aaron Rodgers (Q, GB)

Aaron Rodgers underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the Packers' season ended on Jan. 16, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.


Rodgers has never been listed with a knee issue in the course of his professional career, but the procedure was performed as a "cleanup of an old injury," which could be a reference to reconstructive surgery that was performed on his left knee in January of 2004 at the University of California. Arthroscopic surgeries aren't accompanied by lengthy recovery periods, and the quarterback himself stated Friday that he's "doing well" and "recovering on schedule." As a result, he pulled himself out of Sunday's Pro Bowl but shouldn't have any problem being available for the entirety of the offseason program.

Police are investigating a claim that Jay Bromley attempted to rape a woman early Saturday, the New York Daily News reports.


Bromley just finished his second season with the Giants, but an accusation as serious as this could make it his last. Following the alleged rape attempt, Bromley is further accused of injuring the woman by driving off while she was on the hood of his car, demanding to be returned to her home. No arrest has been made to this point, however. The Giants said they are aware of the situation.

Fort Worth police released the full report on the incident involving Johnny Manziel from Saturday morning, which states that Fort Worth police are working with Dallas police to determine whether a criminal offense occurred, though there has been no arrest to this point.


The new information is somewhat convoluted but concerning in any case. The report states that a call was made alerting police to a potential assault, but upon arriving at the location, police could not locate the caller. Instead they found a woman now identified as Manziel's ex-girlfriend. The woman said she was involved with a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend (Manziel) earlier in the evening, in Dallas, though she evidently did not cooperate with Fort Worth police further. The woman otherwise told Fort Worth police that she was concerned for the well-being of Manziel, but police eventually determined that he was in no danger. The Fort Worth police forwarded the report to the Dallas Police Department. It sounds like another very messy situation for Manziel, whose presumed exit from Cleveland might be hastened in light of this news.

Jameis Winston will be the first Bucs rookie quarterback to ever play in the Pro Bowl, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.


The 2015 first-rounder is replacing Tom Brady, but nevertheless holds an important distinction in franchise history. Winston arguably earned the honor by becoming only the third rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards in his first season, joining a distinguished list that includes Cam Newton and Andrew Luck. Winston's 4,042 yards also set a franchise rookie record for quarterbacks, as did his 28 combined touchdowns.

Police filed an information report regarding a dispute between Johnny Manziel and his girlfriend Saturday morning, NBC 5 Dallas/Fort Worth's David Watkins reports.


According to Watkins, police were called early Saturday morning to look into a dispute between Manziel and his girlfriend, but there was no arrest made. It's not clear at this point what any of the specifics of the situation were, but either way this is more bad attention for a player who has no PR capital left. More reporting on the matter figures to be available in the near future.

T.J. Ward (ankle) was a non-participant at Friday's practice, the Broncos' official site reports.


For the second day in a row, Ward was in attendance, but his lack of a helmet on the practice field held him out of drills yet again. Despite logging no practice reps before the Broncos travel to California next week, the starting strong safety intends to play in Super Bowl 50, which has been backed up by head coach Gary Kubiak, according to The Denver Post.

Charles Johnson (knee) returned to practice Friday, turning in a limited showing, Lindsay Jones of USA Today reports.


Johnson's absence from practice Wednesday and Thursday didn't raise too many worries, as it's believed that his knee injury is minor. As long as he doesn't see any setbacks next week, he should be good to go for Super Bowl 50.

Travis Kelce (T, KC)

Travis Kelce signed a five-year, $46 million extension with the Chiefs on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.


The Chiefs made Kelce the second-highest paid tight end in the league, with $20.5 million of the extension guaranteed. The deal locks him up through 2021. Kelce was the Chiefs' second-leading receiver in 2015 with 72 receptions for 875 yards and five touchdowns.

Terrance West had 46 carries for 180 yards and four catches for 21 yards in six games with the Ravens.


West, a Baltimore native, was traded from the Browns to the Titans in September, then later released by Tennessee in November. He caught on with his hometown team and even had a significant role in a few late-season games, but with Justin Forsett (arm) and Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) both expected back in 2016, West doesn't necessarily have a future in Baltimore.

Lardarius Webb finished the 2015 season with 54 tackles (48 solo) and one interception in 15 games.


With nagging hip and back injuries in his rear-view mirror, there was some hope that Webb would return to his prime form in 2015. While that didn't ultimately come to fruition, he probably did enough to keep his starting job for at least one more season. The 30-year-old Webb is signed through 2017.

Courtney Upshaw finished the 2015 season with 51 tackles (29 solo), two sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.


With Terrell Suggs (Achilles) suffering a season-ending injury in Week 1, Upshaw started a career-high 15 games. Now set to become an unrestricted free agent, the former second-round pick will surely draw interest as an early-down run stopper, but his lack of pass-rushing ability will limit the size of his second contract. It's unclear if the Ravens are interested in retaining Upshaw.

Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) could compete with Justin Forsett (arm) and Javorius Allen for playing time in 2016, the Ravens' official website reports.


Taliaferro opened the 2015 season as Baltimore's starting running back, but a foot injury landed him on IR in October. He actually suffered the same fate the previous year, albeit later in the season. Given his injury woes and modest receiving skills, Taliaferro will likely enter training camp as the No. 3 running back, assuming he's healthy enough to participate.

Justin Tucker made 33 of his 40 field-goal attempts (82.5 percent) and all 29 of his extra-point tries during the 2015 season.


Six of his misses came from 50-plus yards, with the other coming from 40-49. Tucker can become an unrestricted free agent in March, and he has a very strong case to become the highest-paid kicker in NFL history. However, the Ravens may opt to use the franchise tag, which would make Tucker a very nice bargain, at least for 2016. The most likely scenario features the Ravens using the franchise tag, then using it as leverage to negotiate a long-term contract. Tucker has proven to be a top-notch fantasy kicker, even when the Baltimore offense is mediocre.

Robert McClain (ankle) was a full participant at practice on Thursday.


McClain's injury appears to minor, and it likely won't affect his status for the Super Bowl barring any setbacks. He's in line to provide depth in the Panthers' secondary and play a role in nickel and dime packages.