Armed with last-minute intel from scouts and GMs across the league, Jason La Canfora unveils his one and only mock draft. It's packed with some first-round trades, including the Saints grabbing a potential successor to Drew Brees.
Anderson is aiming to complete his rehab from a torn ACL by Week 1 of the upcoming season, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports. "We haven't gotten into specific 'return to play' dates yet but everything is ahead of schedule so far," he said earlier this week. "My knee feels awesome."
The Colts lost both Andrew Luck and Anderson for the season during a Week 9 win versus the Broncos, but the defensive end's injury was lost in the wake of the franchise quarterback's ordeal. In any case, Anderson has embarked on his second ACL recovery -- the other occurred in high school -- as he attempts to show that his impressive rookie campaign wasn't a fluke. In parts of nine games before the injury, he notched one sack among 31 tackles (19 solo).
Davis underwent minor surgery on his foot to "clean things out", Mike Chappell of Indysportscentral.com reports.
The procedure should improve Davis' opportunity to avoid any issues with the foot in the future. He recorded 48 tackles, 16 passes defensed, and four interceptions through 16 games during the 2015 season with the Colts.
Gore will have surgery on a broken finger on his left hand next week, ESPN.com reports.
Gore's finger injury contributed toward him losing three fumbles this season, when he finished with 967 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns. Now that Gore has time to have his ailment repaired, the veteran will begin his 11th offseason with finger surgery next week.
Irving (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.
With Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) sidelined, Irving took on an increased workload in Sunday's loss to the Steelers. If Freeman isn't ready for Week 14, Josh McNary and/or Sio Moore could step in next to D'Qwell Jackson at inside linebacker. The 27-year-old Irving is signed through 2017, and he may be stuck behind Jackson and Freeman again next season.
McNary (groin) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.
A reserve inside linebacker, McNary hasn't seen much of the field since Jerrell Freeman returned from an injury in Week 15. McNary finishes his season with 14 tackles in 13 appearances, after registering 28 takedowns in 15 games last season. His contract runs through 2016, but there's a good chance he'll have to compete for a roster spot next year.
Flowers was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Eric Williams reports.
The injuries just keep coming for the Chargers. Flowers, a key cog in the team's defense, will join Corey Liueget on the sidelines after the team opted to place both players on IR. Steve Williams or Greg Ducre will likely get the start in place of Flowers.
Gordon (knee) recently admitted he was "terrible" during his rookie season, but he's confident that the year of experience will help him in 2016, ESPN.com reports.
The 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Gordon posted an ugly 184-641-0 rushing line (3.5 YPC) in 14 games as a rookie, eventually missing the final two contests with a meniscus injury. He should recover from early-January surgery before the start of training camp, and he'll likely get most of the first-team snaps, albeit with Danny Woodhead handling third-down duties. As he admitted, Gordon was a big part of the problem during his rookie season, but it obviously isn't his fault that the San Diego offensive line was ravaged by an unusual number of injuries.
After missing the final four games of the regular season, Johnson finished 2015 with 45 catches for 497 yards and three touchdowns in ten games.
Johnson missed a total of six games because a hamstring injury caused him to miss Weeks 5 and 6 in addition to missing the last four games of the year due to a groin injury. When he was healthy, he was a productive slot receiver who would typically make four or five catches per game on a good passing team. Johnson should be back for more of the same in 2016.
Liuget (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN's Eric Williams reports.
Liuget recorded 34 tackles (28 solo) and 3 sacks before injuring his foot in a Week 13 contest against the Broncos -- an injury that will end his season. The team activated defensive lineman Darius Philon (hip) from the injured reserve/designated to return list to replace Liuget.
Oliver -- who is dealing with turf toe -- was on crutches, with his right foot in a protective boot Monday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
If Oliver is forced to miss time, Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead should pick up some extra snaps in the Chargers' backfield, with Donald Brown a candidate to be activated for next Monday's game against the Bears.
Verrett (hamstring) has begun working out with fellow Chargers teammates, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.
Verrett, who missed the Chargers final game of the regular season due to a hamstring injury, was spotted working out with a few members of the secondary at a training facility in California. San Diego's leader in interceptions last year, Verrett is expected to take over more of a leadership role on defense with veteran captain Eric Weddle widely expected to sign with another team during the offseason.