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James Harrison (shoulder/triceps) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.


Harrison was initially expected to be limited early in the week due to his shoulder and triceps injuries but it appears he recovered enough to not need the extra rest and he should be a full go for Sunday's AFC championship game.

Duke Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday.


An undisclosed injury ended Thomas' rookie campaign, and he'll be looking to stay healthy and make a roster in his second season. His ability to make the Cowboys' roster may come down to if he's able to contribute on special teams as well as provide depth at cornerback.

Jameill Showers signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday.


Showers signed with Dallas' practice squad as a quarterback in early September but was then converted to safety. With a full offseason working in the secondary he may be able to secure a role as a depth safety and special teams player in 2017.

Shaquelle Evans signed a reserve/future contract with Dallas on Monday.


Evans has yet to play in an NFL game since being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 draft. He'll be looking to secure a role as a depth receiver and special teams player in 2017.

Andy Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday.


Jones spent his rookie year on the Cowboys' practice squad after an impressive showing in camp as an undrafted rookie. He'll fight for a spot near the bottom of Dallas' receiver depth chart once again in 2017.

Connor Hamlett signed a reserve/future contract with Dallas on Monday.


Hamlett played in three games for the Browns as an undrafted rookie in 2016, finishing the season with one catch for 17 yards and a touchdown. He'll look to secure a spot at tight end with the Cowboys in 2017 behind Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar.

Rico Gathers signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday, Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com reports.


The 2016 sixth-round pick spent the entire season on the practice squad, as the Cowboys attempt to convert his raw athleticism into useful football skills. With Jason Witten getting older and Gavin Escobar unlikely to return to the team in 2017, there could be snaps available at tight end, but Gathers would have to show significant improvement in the offseason to be in the mix for a spot on the active roster next year.

Martavis Bryant (suspension) has yet to apply for reinstatement, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.


Bryant's agent, Thomas Santanello, confirmed as much Tuesday, yet he added the wideout intends to do so in the next two weeks. Even after he files the requisite paperwork, there's no guarantee that Bryant's suspension will be lifted at the earliest possible date (or mid-March). More than likely, the NFL will take its time to ensure he's completed everything asked of him during his second suspension for a violation of the policy on substances of abuse.

The Dolphins will consider moving Kiko Alonso to the weakside linebacker position, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.


Miami considered making the move in December but thought it would be to much of a gamble to ask Alonso to switch positions without any advanced warning or practice. The Dolphins don't have any issues with the play of Alonso in the middle but believe with their personnel it could make the team better should he switch to the outside. This plan could change of course should the Dolphins acquire a weakside linebacker via free agency or the draft this year.

NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranked Corey Davis, a receiver from Western Michigan, as the No. 8 player in the 2017 NFL Draft.


It's arguably a generous ranking for Davis, but you won't find us criticizing it. Jeremiah's emphatic praise for Davis is refreshing in an industry that often shows an arbitrary distaste for players from smaller schools. Davis might not have been nationally hyped recruit when he committed to Western Michigan, but by the end of his four-year career he established himself as one of the absolute best college football receivers of all time. Indeed, his 5,278 career receiving yards rank first in NCAA history, 273 yards ahead of the next closest player. Listed at 6-foot-3, 213 pounds, Davis has adequate size for a WR1 projection, and his film gives reason to suspect he'll round out his prospect profile with a solid showing in pre-draft athletic testing. Davis' speed after the catch jumps out on tape regardless of his opponent, and he has a convincing history of producing even against the big school defenses. As an 18-year-old true freshman, Davis notably caught eight passes for 96 yards and a touchdown against a Michigan State team that would finish the year ranked No. 4 in the BCS system. Davis faced Michigan State again in his 2015 junior season, and that time he burned the Spartans for 154 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches. Davis is a unique prospect for whom it's tough to pinpoint a useful comparison, but his eventual athletic testing results should help narrow the field of candidates. Even with the possibility of NFL front offices penalizing Davis for his MAC background, Davis seems all but locked into the first round and is easily a top-five asset in dynasty rookie drafts.

Adrian Clayborn (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.


Clayborn sprained his biceps Saturday against the Seahawks, ending his season. In 13 games, Clayborn recorded 22 tackles and 4.5 sacks. The Falcons promoted Joe Vellano from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Expect to see increased reps from Ra'Shede Hageman and Dwight Freeney in Sunday's NFC Championship showdown with the Packers.

Matt Ryan (Q, Atl)

Matt Ryan completed 26 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks.


Ryan shredded the Seahawks all day, finishing with a passer rating of 125.7. He's in line for another huge game Sunday when the Falcons host Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in the final game at the Georgia Dome. The points are expected to pile up quickly in this one, and Ryan is expected to spearhead the charge.

Devonta Freeman (R, Atl)

Devonta Freeman totaled 125 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks.


Freeman ran for 45 yards and a touchdown and hauled in four receptions for 80 yards in a big game against Seattle. Although Tevin Coleman was the more effective runner, Freeman led the team with his receiving yards. He'll need to have another strong game if the Falcons hope to earn a Super Bowl berth when they face the Packers on Sunday.

Tevin Coleman (R, Atl)

Tevin Coleman ran for 57 yards on 11 carries and hauled in a touchdown reception in Saturday's playoff win over the Seahawks.


Coleman averaged 5.2 yards a carry on the ground and added three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown through the air. Paired with Devonta Freeman, the Falcons have a solid 1-2 punch at running back. Coleman will look to help Atlanta punch their ticket to the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Packers.

Danny Woodhead is "six weeks ahead of schedule" in his recovery from an ACL tear in his right knee, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.


As he approaches the four-month mark in his rehab, Woodhead has already progressed to cutting, which bodes well for his personal goal of full health by the start of the offseason program. Where he'll be situated in a few months remains to be seen, though, due to his upcoming unrestricted free agency. If the Chargers keep him around as a complement to workhorse RB Melvin Gordon, Woodhead will help lead the charge in their relocation to Los Angeles.

Jadeveon Clowney (elbow/wrist) will not play in the Pro Bowl, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.


It seems unlikely that the injuries are anything of serious concern, as Clowney has played through them the past few weeks during the Texans playoff run. However, he will pass up his first Pro Bowl in order to nurse the nagging aliments before offseason workouts begin. Bengals' Carlos Dunlap will head to Orlando in Clowney's absence.

Martavis Bryant (suspension) applied for reinstatement Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.


Bryant, who is suspended for the entirety of the 2016-17 season, is hoping to return to the Steelers next season. Should his reinstatement be granted, he'll likely compete for a spot behind Antonio Brown on the depth chart before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018. Look for more updates on his status to come throughout the offseason.

James Harrison suffered a shoulder/triceps injury and may be limited in practice, Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.


Harrison didn't appear to be limited at all in Sunday's win over Kansas City. It's unlikely that he'll miss any game action when Pittsburgh faces New England on Sunday, but it's expected that he'll be limited in practice early in the week so he can rest and recover for the game.

Aaron Williams, who's lost much of the last two seasons due to scary next injuries, may be leaning towards continuing his pro career, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's leaning toward coming back," Williams' father said in a phone interview with the Associated Press. "We'll take it slow and go from there."


Doctors have cleared Williams to play again. The Bills have all kinds of issues with their defense, including a new coaching staff coming in, but a healthy Williams would go a long way toward solidifying the secondary, as the team never found a suitable replacement once Williams went down for the season in Week 7.

Justin Houston capped off his 2016 season Sunday with six tackles (five solo) in a divisional-round loss to the Steelers.


Houston missed the team's final two regular-season games due to injury, but was deemed healthy enough to give it a go in the team's first playoff game. While he did record six tackles, the 28-year-old pass rusher was unable to get to Ben Roethlisberger in the contest and finishes his injury-shortened 2016 campaign with just four sacks over six games (including the playoffs). He remains under contract with the Chiefs for another four years, but has played just 16 games combined in the last two seasons. The Georgia product may be a somewhat risky proposition in terms of health, but his injury history could make him a high-value IDP option in 2017 if he plays the entire season.