Six teams -- the Steelers, Giants, Rams, Bears, Saints and the Falcons -- are spending above 13.5 percent of their adjusted cap space on quarterbacks and two, at best, might make it into the postseason.
Even before Johnny Manziel struggled mightily against the Bengals last week, the performance he put on in practice the week leading up to the Cincinnati game was very similar -- and panic could set in even the rookie doesn't start to show signs of improvement.
The Falcons, who have compiled a 9-21 record the last two seasons, are expected to part ways with coach Mike Smith. Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could be top targets.
Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) was unable to practice on Friday, just a day removed from a being a limited participant in practice. The Cardinals officially designated Stanton as doubtful for Sunday's contest at home against Seattle. If Stanton can't play, the Cardinals will have Ryan Lindley under center, with a special package also designed for rookie Logan Thomas.
Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington has been suspended for the entire 2014 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He was suspended four games last season for violating the same policy.
49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington tallied three rushing attempts for 12 yards and a touchdown and added an eight-yard touchdown reception in his team's 38-35 overtime loss to the Chargers in Week 16.
49ers wide receiver Brandon Lloyd is questionable to return to Saturday's game with a groin injury, while safety Bubba Ventrone (groin) and wide receiver Bruce Ellington (hamstring) have been ruled out, the team announced.
49ers cornerback Leon McFadden is questionable to return to Saturday's Week 16 game against the Chargers due to a head injury, the team announced. McFadden had yet to record a tackle in Saturday's game at the time of his injury.