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  • LeSean McCoy RB | BUF

    Bills' LeSean McCoy: Being investigated for alleged assault

    McCoy is one of four people being investigated for an alleged assault of two off-duty police officers at a nightclub in Philadelphia early Sunday morning, The Buffalo News reports.

    Details are still emerging from the incident, but McCoy's agent Drew Rosenhaus did not immediately return a call from The Buffalo News seeking comment. The Buffalo Bills issued a statement Monday morning: "We are aware of the reports regarding LeSean McCoy and in the process of gathering more information. We will not provide any further comment at this time."

  • Von Miller OLB | DEN

    Broncos' Von Miller: Secures Super Bowl MVP with 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles

    Von Miller totaled six tackles (five solo), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass defensed in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

    The five-year veteran's dominant afternoon rightfully secured him MVP honors, making him only the 10th defensive player to receive the award, and third linebacker overall. Miller's two strip-sacks of Cam Newton provided immeasurable benefit to a Denver Broncos offense that would have otherwise been hard-pressed to piece together multiple lengthy drives. Miller's first knockdown of Newton directly led to Malik Jackson's fumble recovery for a touchdown and gave Denver a first quarter 10-0 lead, while his fourth-quarter sack set up the Broncos offense at the Panthers five-yard line following T.J. Ward's recovery of the fumble that Miller's hit triggered. The All-Pro linebacker also successfully defensed a pass, and was a formidable nuisance to an overmatched Panthers' line throughout the game. With unrestricted free agency on the horizon and one final and momentous piece of leverage under his belt, Miller is set for a considerable payday under a new multi-year agreement or at the very least, through the franchise tag that the Broncos have already indicated they'll utilize to retain him in a worst-case scenario.

  • Owen Daniels TE | DEN

    Broncos' Owen Daniels: Totals 18 yards receiving in Super Bowl victory

    Owen Daniels secured one of two targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

    The veteran tight end notably came up with an impressive 18-yard reception on the game's first play before essentially becoming a non-factor the rest of the way. The 33-year-old put together a solid season in his first Denver campaign, especially considering that he played with a physically compromised Peyton Manning and inexperienced Brock Osweiler. Daniels came close to duplicating the 2014 numbers he'd put up in his lone season in Baltimore, tallying 46 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns. Under the Denver Broncos ' control for two more seasons, Daniels will likely be brought back in 2016 as an effective veteran insurance policy at tight end.

  • Broncos' Demaryius Thomas: Totals eight yards receiving in Super Bowl victory

    Demaryius Thomas secured one of six targets for eight yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

    The 28-year-old barely made his presence felt on the season's biggest stage, suffering a decrease in receptions for the third straight postseason game. Thomas' tough afternoon was a combination of the Josh Norman's tight coverage in the secondary and a lack of time for Peyton Manning on several occasions. He also took a hard hit from Luke Kuechly in the first quarter that may have had a lingering effect on the receiver the rest of the game. However, Thomas was able to draw a key fourth quarter third-down pass interference penalty in the end zone on Norman that gave Denver new life, and eventually led to C.J. Anderson's decisive one-yard touchdown. The six-year veteran will head into the offseason with more questions than usual following a pedestrian second half of the 2015 campaign, but still figures to slot in as Denver's No. 1 receiver to start the 2016 season.

  • Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Totals 83 yards receiving in Super Bowl victory

    Emmanuel Sanders secured six of eight targets for 83 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

    The 28-year-old led Denver in targets and receptions, taking advantage of the fact that Josh Norman's attention was focused primarily on Demaryius Thomas. Sanders made several key receptions throughout the game, and was Denver's leading receiver in the postseason with 16 receptions on 24 targets for 230 yards. With Thomas struggling late in the regular season and postseason, Sanders was arguably the more effective of the two over the second half of the 2015 campaign. Coming off a second consecutive 1,000-yard season, he figures to once again serve as a centerpiece of Denver's offensive attack next season.

  • C.J. Anderson RB | DEN

    Broncos' C.J. Anderson: Posts 100 yards of total offense, touchdown in Super Bowl victory

    C.J. Anderson gained 90 yards on 23 carries and scored a rushing touchdown, while also securing four of four targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

    The third-year pro was named the starter heading into the game and was the clear-cut workhorse on the day, earning 90 tough yards against a talented Panthers front seven. The 23 carries were by far a season high for Anderson, who tallied 234 yards over three postseason games. He ripped off his game-long 34-yard run in the second quarter on the second play following a Mike Tolbert fumble, and impressively muscled his way into the end zone late in the fourth quarter for the deciding touchdown following Von Miller's strip sack of Cam Newton. Anderson was once again productive in 2015 as part of a timeshare in the Denver backfield, and likely goes into the offseason set to compete with Ronnie Hillman for starting duties in 2016.

  • Peyton Manning QB | DEN

    Broncos' Peyton Manning: Throws for 141 yards in Super Bowl victory

    Peyton Manning completed 13 of 23 passes for 141 yards and an interception in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl victory over the Panthers. He was also sacked five times and fumbled twice, losing one.

    Unlike his first Super Bowl victory nearly a decade ago, Manning was much more of a secondary figure Sunday, largely managing the game while C.J. Anderson ran effectively and the Denver Broncos defense wreaked havoc on Cam Newton and company. The five-time MVP's arm was not a liability, although Manning did not test it downfield often, with his longest completion going for only 25 yards. His one interception came with 4:23 left in the second quarter, when Manning failed to see the Panthers' Kony Ealy in front of Emmanuel Sanders at the Carolina 20-yard line. The miscue was notably Manning's first interception in his last 164 postseason passes. He also endured heavy pressure from an aggressive Panthers front, suffering five sacks and losing a fumble on a hit by Ealy at the Panthers 48-yard line early in the fourth quarter. Having now capped off a 2015 season marked by injury and persistent questions about his arm strength with a Super Bowl victory, the matter of Manning's willingness to play in 2016 will remain a burning question until he addresses the matter definitively one way or the other. Further complicating the decision may be the fact that Manning has already been informed he will eventually need hip replacement surgery, as Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier this week.

  • Mike Tolbert FB | CAR

    Panthers' Mike Tolbert: Totals 18 yards rushing, fumbles twice in Super Bowl loss

    Mike Tolbert gained 18 yards on five carries in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos. He also fumbled twice, losing one.

    The eight-year veteran had a difficult time holding onto the ball against an opportunistic and hard-hitting Denver front seven, getting stripped at the Broncos 40-yard line in the second quarter by Darian Stewart after a game-long 11-yard run. Tolbert was also separated from the ball in the first quarter, but was able to recover. The Coastal Carolina product was once again used sparingly on offense in his fourth Carolina Panthers season, carrying the ball 62 times and securing 18 receptions. However, he served as valuable veteran insurance in Jonathan Stewart's first season as a feature back, and heads into free agency with the likelihood of filling a similar role on either the Panthers or another club in 2016.

  • Panthers' Jerricho Cotchery: Totals 17 yards receiving in Super Bowl loss

    Jerricho Cotchery secured two of five targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    The veteran had some trouble hanging on to the ball, failing to come down with a couple of contested passes against a swarming Broncos secondary. The 12-year veteran nevertheless was a productive component of the Carolina Panthers offense in 2015, grabbing 39 receptions (26 of which went for first downs) for 485 yards and three touchdowns as one of Cam Newton's most trusted move-the-chain targets. While his 80-plus reception years are in the rearview mirror, Cotchery's character in the locker room and savvy on the field figure to earn him a spot on an NFL roster in 2016.

  • Devin Funchess WR | CAR

    Panthers' Devin Funchess: Totals 40 yards receiving in Super Bowl loss

    Devin Funchess secured two of five targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 24-10 Super Bowl loss to the Broncos.

    The Michigan product's highlight of the game was a key 24-yard grab on third down late in the second quarter, helping to extend a Carolina Panthers drive that ultimately ended at the Denver 45-yard line as the half came to a close. However, Funchess was only able to tally one other reception despite fellow receiver Corey Brown's third-quarter exit with a concussion. Despite a slow start to his rookie campaign, Funchess came on to record 24 receptions and five touchdowns over the last nine weeks of the regular season, and he and the returning Kelvin Benjamin (knee) will serve as perhaps the tallest wide receiver tandem in the league in 2016.

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