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  Packers | Randall Cobb back    Wed Jan 19, 12:59 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (abdomen) is expected to play in the Divisional round after missing seven weeks from surgery on a core muscle.

Footballguys view: They haven't activated him from IR but he is eligible to come off that list. If Cobb returns for the game against the 49ers, he gives QB Aaron Rodgers another target he trusts.

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  Steelers | Dwayne Haskins has a shot    Wed Jan 19, 12:34 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins said he'll have a chance to compete for the starting quarterback position next year.

Footballguys view: The post-Roethlisberger era with the Steelers will have some struggles - especially since reports and buzz around the team indicate they will not make a play for a top-tier quarterback via trade this offseason. That means Haskins and Mason Rudolph could be their options in 2022...with maybe a rookie thrown into the mix as well.

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  Bears | Matt Eberflus to meet again with Bears    Wed Jan 19, 12:06 PM

Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus will interview for the Chicago Bears head coaching position again next week.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars and the Bears seem to have Eberflus as the top contender for their head coaching vacancies. He's never been a head coach at any level, and Eberflus is clearly a defensive minded head coach. The Bears need to find a coach who will get the most from QB Justin Fields, so Eberflus would have to crush the OC hire in order to do that.

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  Buccaneers | Leonard Fournette participates    Wed Jan 19, 12:00 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) participated in the walkthrough Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Footballguys view: Fournette was extremely questionable for the Wild Card Round, and he missed the game due to this hamstring injury. If he's participating in a walkthrough on Wednesday, then perhaps he's getting closer to a return. The Buccaneers are home to face the Rams on Sunday.

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  Giants | Adam Peters getting a second meeting with NYG    Wed Jan 19, 11:59 AM

San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters will interview for the New York Giants general manager vacancy Thursday, Jan. 20, for the second time.

Footballguys view: Peters has been a fast riser in the scouting world. He's been tagged as a potential GM candidate by those in the know, and Peters would bring a great eye for talent no matter where he lands. The Giants need a better executive branch after struggling with GM Dave Gettleman and HC Joe Judge.

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  Dolphins | Thomas Brown to interview with Miami    Wed Jan 19, 11:38 AM

Los Angeles Rams running back coach/assistant head coach Thomas X. Brown will interview for the Miami Dolphins' head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Brown was hired as the running backs coach for the Rams back in 2020. A former running back himself, Brown is known for building strong relationships with his players.

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  Dolphins | Vance Joseph to meet with Miami    Wed Jan 19, 11:10 AM

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will interview for the Miami Dolphins' head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Joseph has previously been with a head coach for two years with the Broncos. Things weren't great, but Joseph was stripped of any power almost immediately in Denver. He's been a good defensive coordinator for the Cardinals since leaving the Broncos, and Joseph has been with the Dolphins before as he was their defensive coordinator for one year back in 2016. He will likely be a better head coach his second time around.

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  Dolphins | MIA to meet with two    Wed Jan 19, 11:09 AM

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will interview for the Miami Dolphins' head coaching vacancy Thursday, Jan. 20.

Footballguys view: Moore and Quinn are making the rounds...and they have plenty of free time after the Cowboys couldn't get past the 49ers in the Wild Card Round. The Dolphins are looking for the right head coach to mesh with QB Tua Tagovailoa. That could be someone like Moore, who has been seen as an up-and-coming bright mind in coaching circles.

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  Broncos | Kevin O'Connell to meet with Broncos    Wed Jan 19, 10:57 AM

Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell will interview for the Denver Broncos' head coaching position Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: O'Connell is a former quarterback who could get the Broncos offense right. For years, since the retirement of Peyton Manning, the Broncos have not been able to find quality quarterback play. If they get that right, and get an offensive minded coach like O'Connell, then the offensive weapons they have - and they have quite a few (Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, Noah Fant) could start playing up to their potential.

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  Broncos | Brian Callahan interviewing with DEN    Wed Jan 19, 10:54 AM

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan will interview for the Denver Broncos' head coaching position Thursday, Jan. 20.

Footballguys view: Brian Callahan has never been a head coach in the NFL, but he's certainly well respected for the work he's done with the Bengals offense. The Broncos are looking high and low to find the right coach, and their offense needs a ton of work - even though they have good players on that side of the ball. Perhaps they decide that Callahan is their guy.

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  Raiders | Rich Bisaccia interviewing with team    Wed Jan 19, 10:06 AM

Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia will interview for the full-time position with the Raiders Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Footballguys view: The Raiders elevated Bisaccia to interim head coach back in October, and he led the Raiders to the playoffs. He's known as a great leader and certainly has the respect of the team. The Raiders may decide to just keep Bisaccia at the top and remove the "interim" label.

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  Raiders | Bryan Edwards disappeared from offense    Tue Jan 18, 09:55 PM

Las Vegas Raiders WR Bryan Edwards averaged 30.5 receiving yards per game after Rich Bisaccia was named interim head coach.

Footballguys view: After WR Henry Ruggs was released by the team, there was an idea that Edwards would be there to help pick up the slack. That didn't happen, and Edwards failed to make much of an impact. Even when TE Darren Waller was banged up and the team needed more targets, Edwards didn't come through. A third-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Edwards has 45 catches in two pro seasons with zero 100-yard games. Expect the Raiders to add talent to the WR room as they look to upgrade, and likely move on from Edwards. Dynasty GMs just have to hope he can rejuvenate his career on a second team in a year or two.

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  Texans | Nick Caserio talks Deshaun Watson    Tue Jan 18, 07:53 PM

Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio was asked during a Tuesday, Jan. 18, interview with Sports Radio 610 if QB Deshaun Watson could play for the franchise again. 'That more than likely would not be the case,' Caserio said. 'I think we have to be open-minded and just take the information and process it and ultimately make the decision that we feel makes the most sense for everybody involved, whatever that looks like.'

Footballguys view: Who knows what the future holds for Watson. He still has to clear up his legal issues which include 20-plus lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct. If that happens, expect more than a few teams to express interest in the superstar quarterback. However, don't expect him to play for the Texans again as they seem ready to move forward - likely with Davis Mills as their starter.

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  Eagles | Philly adds 11 on futures contracts    Tue Jan 18, 07:25 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles signed OT Kayode Awosika, WR Deon Cain, LB Christian Elliss, DB Craig James, DE Matt Leo, DE Cameron Malveaux, DB Jared Mayden, DB Mac McCain, LB JaCoby Stevens, TE Noah Togiai, and DT Marvin Wilson to undisclosed Reserve/Future contracts Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: With a nice size/speed combination, Deon Cain will always be a player we monitor in crazy deep dynasty formats. The former Clemson receivers, a sixth-round pick of the Colts in the 2018 NFL draft, has bounced around to a handful of teams in the pros and has never seemed to impress enough to stick. We'll see if that changes with the Eagles and yet another opportunity to play up to his potential.

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  Chargers | Joe Reed signs futures deal    Tue Jan 18, 07:08 PM

Los Angeles Chargers WR Joe Reed signed an undisclosed Reserve/Future contract on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: When he came out of college (Virginia), Reed was an intriguing prospect because of his speed and versatility. A fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Reed has mainly been a return specialist for the Chargers will little work as a receiver and runner out of the backfield. In crazy deep dynasty formats, we'll still keep an eye on him.

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  Lions | Jordan Thomas signs with Detroit    Tue Jan 18, 07:04 PM

Free-agent TE Jordan Thomas (Colts) signed an undisclosed Reserve/Future contract with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Jordan Thomas has flashed a little bit in the pros. He's bounced around with a couple of teams (Texans, Colts) but is a huge prospect and former wide receiver. That's worth monitoring if you play in super deep dynasty formats.

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  Dolphins | Mike McDaniel gearing up for Miami interview    Tue Jan 18, 02:37 PM

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel is scheduled to interview for the head coaching vacancy with the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Footballguys view: McDaniel is following in the footsteps of many before him in the Mike Shanahan coaching tree. Just like Kyle Shanahan, Sean McVay, Matt LaFleur and Mike LaFleur, McDaniel has worked his way up in that system and has put himself in position to be a head coach. Like the aforementioned coaches, McDaniel is seen as a bright offensive mind who can connect with today's player. We'll see if the Dolphins add him or someone else as head coach. They need to find the best coach if they're moving forward with young QB Tua Tagovailoa.

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  Broncos | Denver ramping up coaching search    Tue Jan 18, 02:26 PM

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is reportedly interviewing with the Denver Broncos in the Dallas area on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is scheduled to do the same later in the evening.

Footballguys view: The Broncos are looking at both coordinators from the Cowboys. Since moving on from Vic Fangio, the team should focus on improving their offense and finding a head coach who can fit with whatever quarterback they bring in this offseason. Rumblings have been their top target is trading for QB Aaron Rodgers. It seems like a pipe dream, but they should be aggressive in their pursuit of upgrading the quarterback position.

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  Vikings | Brandon Brown meets with Minnesota    Tue Jan 18, 02:13 PM

Philadelphia Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings for their general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Brown has experience on both the college and pro scouting side of the business. He's been an executive for several years, and the last five years have been with the Eagles. We'll see if he can impress the Vikings enough to get their top job.

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  Steelers | PIT moving on from Ben Roethlisberger    Tue Jan 18, 12:56 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is expected to move on from the Steelers as head coach Mike Tomlin said they're proceeding with the assumption he's done in Pittsburgh.

Footballguys view: Roethlisberger hasn't made it official, but everyone is pretty sure he's done playing football. The Steelers reportedly are not going to make an aggressive move for someone like Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson. Instead, they might see what Dwayne Haskins or Mason Rudolph can do as the starter in 2022.

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  Giants | Ryan Poles to meet with Giants again    Tue Jan 18, 12:49 PM

Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles is expected to interview with the New York Giants a second time for their general manager vacancy.

Footballguys view: The Vikings and the Giants are both after Poles as well. A second interview is a good sign for Brett Veach's right hand man. We'll see if the Giants decide to make him their GM and a much-needed improvement over former GM Dave Gettleman.

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  Vikings | Raheem Morris of interest to Vikings    Tue Jan 18, 12:48 PM

Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has been requested for an interview for the Minnesota Vikings' head coaching position.

Footballguys view: Morris has plenty of experience on both sides of the ball. A former head coach with the Buccaneers, Morris has also worked on offense and defense as an assistant coach.

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  Giants | Joe Schoen meeting with Giants again    Tue Jan 18, 12:09 PM

Buffalo Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen is interviewing with the New York Giants a second time Tuesday, Jan. 18, for their general manager vacancy.

Footballguys view: This is a pretty good sign for Schoen as he could be named the next GM of the Giants. He's Bills GM Brandon Beane's right-hand man, and the team has turned into a powerhouse in the AFC. The Giants need a lot of help, and Schoen could be the man to help them do that.

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  Bears | Byron Leftwich to meet with Bears    Tue Jan 18, 12:06 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching job either Thursday, Jan. 20, or Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Leftwich has done a great job as a coach with the Cardinals and the Buccaneers. The Bears need to find a coach who can get the most out of QB Justin Fields. Leftwich, a former first-round quarterback himself, would be a boost for Fields in his second year.

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  Vikings | Todd Bowles to meet with Vikings    Tue Jan 18, 10:15 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will interview for the Minnesota Vikings' head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: The Vikings had a defensive minded coach in Mike Zimmer, but they're not shying away from looking at other defensive guys to replace him. Bowles has previous coaching experience from his time as the head coach of the Jets, and that might help him get another shot. He's currently pursued by a few teams looking for a head coach.

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  Bears | Morocco Brown meeting with Bears    Tue Jan 18, 08:26 AM

Indianapolis Colts college scouting director Morocco Brown is interviewing for the Chicago Bears' general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Brown has a strong reputation for his work he's done with the Colts. The franchise is on solid footing, somewhere the Bears would like to be after moving on from former GM Ryan Pace.

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  Broncos | Kellen Moore meeting with DEN    Tue Jan 18, 08:17 AM

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is interviewing for the Denver Broncos' head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Moore has a bright offensive mind, but he's coming off a playoff loss to the 49ers and that may have cooled his stock in the eyes of Broncos fans. The Broncos have talent on offense, outside of having a good quarterback. Perhaps Moore, and the right QB, will help jump start this talented but under performing unit.

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  Titans | Derrick Henry's status remains TBD    Mon Jan 17, 02:14 PM

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (foot) remains uncertain for the Divisional Round home game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, Jan. 22, according to head coach Mike Vrabel.

Footballguys view: We're sure the Titans will keep Henry's status close to the vest this week. Henry faces a 'big week' to get ready for a ground-heavy attack, Vrabel said. The no.1 seed in the AFC, the Titans are at home to face the Bengals on Saturday.

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  Eagles | Jalen Hurts played through injury    Mon Jan 17, 11:25 AM

Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (ankle) left the stadium in a walking boot Sunday, Jan. 16, after playing through damaged ligaments in his ankle.

Footballguys view: Hurts gave a valiant effort but came up way short in the Wild Card Round. We'll see if this ankle injury will require surgery and/or rest to heal properly. Hurts is a valuable fantasy asset but he's pretty mediocre (at best) as a passer. Armed with three first-round picks in the 2022 NFL draft, the Eagles are in position to move up for a top quarterback (in a mediocre class) or trade a bevy of picks for a veteran passer. We'll see what they do this offseason, so stay tuned.

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  Bears | Leslie Frazier to meet with Bears    Mon Jan 17, 10:06 AM

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will interview for the Chicago Bears' head coaching position Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Frazier is one of the most well respected coaches in the league. He's been a head coach before (Vikings) and has a ton of experience to lean on. The Bears have a potential franchise quarterback in 2021 first-round pick Justin Fields, so they need to find someone who can get the most out of him. Perhaps they decide Frazier could be that guy.

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  Giants | NYG interviewing two 49ers executives    Mon Jan 17, 08:05 AM

San Francisco 49ers assistant general manager Adam Peters and director of player personnel Ran Carthon for the New York Giants general manager position.

Footballguys view: Peters has worked his way up in the league, and he's been forecast as a future GM for some time now. Carthon played running back for a couple of years in the league and has been impressing as an executive in the NFL since 2012.

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  Vikings | Catherine Raiche interviewing with Vikings    Mon Jan 17, 08:02 AM

Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raiche is interviewing for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager position Monday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: Raiche has experience in the CFL, XFL and NFL. She was in the position of VP of Football Operations for the 2021 season and is now looking like a potential General Manager. Raiche would be the second woman to hold the position of GM, after Susan Tose Spencer was the Eagles GM back in the 80s.

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  Falcons | Kyle Pitts as much receiver as tight end?    Mon Jan 17, 02:29 AM

Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts lined up out wide on 30 percent of snaps in 2021, according to NFL Next Gen Stats - the highest percentage for any tight end with at least 400 snaps.

Footballguys view: Pitts wasn't really a tight end in college either. Guys like him are basically super-sized wide receivers who create mismatches anytime they're on the field. Expect Pitts to line up outside plenty in 2022 and beyond.

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  Bears | Chicago meets with Brian Daboll    Mon Jan 17, 02:22 AM

The Chicago Bears interviewed Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll for their vacant head coaching position on Sunday, Jan. 16.

Footballguys view: Daboll has plenty of interest for teams in need of a head coach and for good reason. He's overseen the Bills offense since 2018 and has helped in the development of QB Josh Allen. Perhaps having a player like Justin Fields would entice Daboll to go with the Bears. Fields and millions of dollars of course. Daboll is considered a favorite for the Giants as well.

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  Vikings | Minnesota interviews Nathaniel Hackett    Mon Jan 17, 01:46 AM

The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for their vacant head coaching job on Sunday, Jan. 16.

Footballguys view: Hackett has become the hottest name in the 2022 coaching search, largely due to his work with QB Aaron Rodgers. The Vikings would get a boost to steal him away from their division rival. Hackett may be the favorite to land the Broncos job. Stay tuned.

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  Cowboys | Ezekiel Elliott had partial PCL tear    Mon Jan 17, 12:54 AM

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) revealed to reporters Sunday, Jan. 16, that he played through a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee from Week 4 through the remainder of the season.

Footballguys view: Elliott just hasn't looked the same this season, and now we know why. He'll get an offseason of rest to get back to his old form now that the Cowboys have been bounced from the playoffs. Elliott also shared that he will not need to undergo surgery in the offseason.

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  Steelers | Kenny Pickett could be target    Sun Jan 16, 02:10 PM

Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett is expected to receive interest from the Pittsburgh Steelers leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: If the Steelers want to get Pickett, they'd likely have to move into the top-10 to get him. Right now, with their Wild Card playoff appearance, the Steelers are picking in the 20s. Pickett could be the no.1 quarterback off the board in the 2022 NFL draft.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh could have QB competition in 2022    Sun Jan 16, 01:46 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QBs Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins may compete with a draft pick for the starting quarterback job next season since the team does not usually trade their first-round draft choices for a player like Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers or Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, according a source.

Footballguys view: This was the buzz around the Steelers about a month ago. They will see Ben Roethlisberger likely retire after this season, and then they'll see if Rudolph or Haskins has what it takes to start. We're sorry Steelers fans, but that's not a recipe for success. The buzz has been they'll roll with what they have and not trade for a big-name quarterback like Rodgers or Wilson.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson interested in exploring options?    Sun Jan 16, 12:47 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has not demanded to be traded and it remains uncertain if he will make that request. However, he does appear interested in exploring his options this offseason, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: Will he or won't he? Wilson might be ready to move on, even though publicly he's saying he never wants to leave Seattle. The Seahawks are keeping head coach Pete Carroll, and keeping Wilson - even though you could get a haul of first-round picks for him - makes sense. The "Wilson might explore his options" is likely agent-fed information, and Seattle beat reporters deny that he's going anywhere this offseason. Stay tuned.

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  Buccaneers | Giovani Bernard activated    Sat Jan 15, 02:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Giovani Bernard (knee, hip) was activated from the Reserve/Injured-Designated to Return list Saturday, Jan. 15, and is expected to play vs. the Philadelphia Eagles in Wild Card Weekend, according to a source..

Footballguys view: Bernard will be out there as a change-of-pace option for the Buccaneers. Leonard Fournette is as questionable as you can be for Sunday's game against the Eagles. We might see Le'Veon Bell and Bernard as the top two backs for the Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round.

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  Steelers | JuJu Smith-Schuster activated from IR    Sat Jan 15, 02:28 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) was activated from the Reserve/Injured-Designated to Return list Saturday, Jan. 15, and will play in Wild Card Weekend at the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Smith-Schuster is likely to be on a snap count in his first game back since injuring his shoulder in Week 5. Even if he can help a little bit, it's good news for the Steelers as they need all the help they can get against the high-powered Chiefs offense.

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  Falcons | Calvin Ridley on his way out of ATL?    Sat Jan 15, 01:13 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley and the organization mutually could look to work out a trade, in the opinions of NFL Network's Steve Wyche and Mike Garafolo.

Footballguys view: Ridley stepped away from the game for personal reasons in October and hasn't been in contact with the Falcons in months. If he wants to keep playing, then perhaps a fresh start is best. Any team that trades for Ridley would have to extend him because the 2018 first-round pick is set to play on the fifth-year option in 2022.

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  Steelers | Najee Harris removed from injury report    Sat Jan 15, 12:54 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris (elbow) was removed from the Wild Card Weekend injury report Saturday, Jan. 15, after previously being listed as questionable.

Footballguys view: A key for the Steelers could be to run the ball early and often with Harris. Using up the time of possession with long drives could keep Patrick Mahomes cold on the sidelines. The Steelers need a miracle on Sunday to beat the Chiefs in the Wild Card Round, but a healthy (ish) Harris is good news.

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  Cardinals | James Conner back at practice    Sat Jan 15, 12:11 PM

Arizona Cardinals RB James Conner (ribs) was practicing during the media portion Saturday, Jan. 15.

Footballguys view: Conner is back after missing a couple of days of practice. He's a game-time decision for Monday night's game against the Rams in the Wild Card Round. Chase Edmonds would get a large role if Conner can't go.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr's future is uncertain    Sat Jan 15, 11:57 AM

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr has one year left on his contract, and his future with the franchise appears directly tied to the offseason search for a new head coach. Carr publicly stated his desire to remain with the Raiders, even saying he probably would retire before playing elsewhere.

Footballguys view: Carr seemed like he was on his way out with Jon Gruden, but now a playoff run - and Gruden getting fired - means he could stay with the team. He'll command a high-dollar contract extension, and it is unclear how the team will approach a new deal, especially if there is a change at general manager.

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  Dolphins | Tua Tagovailoa expected to be 2022 starter    Sat Jan 15, 10:33 AM

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is expected to be the starter for the 2022-23 NFL season, according to sources, barring an unforeseen occurrence.

Footballguys view: Tagovailoa has struggled his first two seasons, but he's also flashed during that time as well. There's something to build around there with him, although Tagovailoa might not be a quarterback who can make everyone around him better. We'll see if the Dolphins can find a head coach who taps into that potential Tagovailoa still has.

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  Rams | Sony Michel busy down the stretch    Fri Jan 14, 10:33 PM

Los Angeles Rams RB Sony Michel's 554 rushing yards since Week 12 were the third-most in the NFL during that stretch.

Footballguys view: Cam Akers is back, but Michel should continue to get a large role as the Rams face the Cardinals on Monday night. He couldn't do much last week against the 49ers, and we'll see if Michel can be more effective in the Wild Card Round.

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  Bengals | Joe Burrow sets new standard    Fri Jan 14, 10:08 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow led the NFL in completion percentage and yards per attempt this season, becoming the youngest player in history to lead the league in both categories in the same season.

Footballguys view: Burrow has the makings of a franchise quarterback, and he's one of the brightest young stars in the NFL. He's helped turn around the Bengals, and they have a chance to make a deep postseason run. It all starts against the Raiders on Saturday.

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  Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Wild Card Round injury report    Fri Jan 14, 03:04 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (ankle) and WR Cyril Grayson (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for the Wild Card Round against the Philadelphia Eagles. CB Sean Murphy-Bunting (hamstring) and CB Carlton Davis (back) were limited in practice Friday, Jan. 14, and are listed as questionable. WR Justin Watson (quad) was upgraded to a full practice on Friday but is also listed as questionable. LB Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, knee), TE Rob Gronkowski (rest) and DL Ndamukong Suh (rest) did not practice on Friday but are expected to be active. LB Shaquil Barrett (knee), CB Jamel Dean (hamstring), WR Mike Evans (hamstring), C Ryan Jensen (shoulder), LB Anthony Nelson (ankle), WR Breshad Perriman (hip), P Bradley Pinion (hip), CB Rashard Robinson (groin), RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn (ribs), QB Tom Brady (rest) and DL Steve McLendon (rest) practiced in full on Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: The Buccaneers could have Leonard Fournette out there as the lead back in the Wild Card Round but he's a game-time decision. Behind him, Gio Bernard and Le'Veon Bell could work into the mix with Bell getting the most work if Fournette can't play. Gronkowski is just getting rest before the playoffs, but he should be good to go this weekend.

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  Steelers | Week 19 injury report for Pittsburgh    Fri Jan 14, 02:57 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Najee Harris (elbow) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Jan. 14, and is listed as questionable for the Wild-Card Round versus the Kansas City Chiefs. QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral, shoulder), CB Arthur Maulet (concussion), OT Dan Moore (ankle) and OG Trai Turner (knee) also practiced in full on Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

Footballguys view: Roethlisberger is set up for one final game as the Steelers quarterback. It's on the road at Arrowhead Stadium, one of the toughest places to play in the NFL. We'll see if the Steelers can pull off a miracle and get the win as nobody expects them to beat the Chiefs.

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