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    • De'Vante Harris NO CB
      Saints' De'Vante Harris: Signs reserve/future contract
      3h ago

      Harris signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Joel Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

      Harris began the 2017 season atop the Saints' depth chart but quickly fell from grace, which ultimately led to his release from the team in early December. The 24-year-old recorded 18 tackles (15 solo) in 11 games.

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    • Jarvis Landry MIA WR
      Dolphins' Jarvis Landry: Team concerns may affect contract talks
      4h ago

      The Dolphins have concerns about Landry's consistency and attitude that may impact negotiations for a contract extension, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

      Landry can become a free agent in March and wants to be paid as one of the elite receivers in the league. His numbers say he deserves that status, but the Dolphins have concerns other than just money. Landry doesn't always run precise or even correct routes. His emotions have gotten the best of him on more than just a few occasions. Landry also doesn't always get along with his coaches and at times will even ignore what they say. The problem for Miami is all of this may be true, but if they won't pay him, someone will. If Miami and Landry can't come to a deal, he will likely be one of the more coveted players when free agency begins this March.

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    • Marcus Tucker PIT WR
      Steelers' Marcus Tucker: Signs reserve/future deal with Pittsburgh
      4h ago

      Tucker signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Tuesday.

      Tucker, 25, has yet to see any NFL action since going undrafted out of Northern Michigan in 2016. He spent the past season on the Steelers' practice squad.

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    • Travin Dural NO WR
      Saints' Travin Dural: Signs reserve/future contract
      5h ago

      Dural signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

      Dural spent the season on the Saints' practice squad but will now get an opportunity to showcase his abilities this offseason in hopes of landing a spot on the active roster in 2018.

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    • Justin Thomas PIT WR
      Steelers' Justin Thomas: Signs reserve/future contract
      5h ago

      Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

      Thomas spent time on the Steelers' practice squad throughout the year after failing to make the 53-man roster heading into the regular season. The 23-year-old will now get an opportunity to further his development in the team's offense this offseason.

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    • Mike Hilton PIT DB
      Steelers' Mike Hilton: Signs one-year extension
      5h ago

      Hilton signed a one-year contract extension with the Steelers on Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

      Hilton played in all 16 regular season games for the Steelers this season, logging four starts. He recorded 64 tackles (48 solo), six passes defensed, four sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble on the year. Hilton sits behind Joe Haden and Artie Burns on the depth chart, but only 23, the young cornerback could potentially fly up the ranks in his second season with Pittsburgh.

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    • Garrett Grayson ATL QB
      Falcons' Garrett Grayson: Signs deal with Falcons
      1d ago

      Grayson signed a reserve/future contract with the Falcons on Monday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

      Grayson has only suited up in one NFL game during his three-year career, but he has never played an offensive snap. He'll likely need a stellar training camp to prove he's worthy of being Matt Ryan's backup, since current backup Matt Schaub is an established veteran and has one year remaining on his contract.

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    • Drew Brees NO QB
      Saints' Drew Brees: Wants to stay in New Orleans
      1d ago

      Though Brees is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in March, when asked following Sunday's divisional-round loss to the Vikings if he considered himself a part of the Saints' future, he replied, "I do," Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

      Brees, who turned 39 on Monday, continues to play at a very high level, having passed for 4,334 yards this past season while logging a 23:8 TD:INT ratio. Meanwhile, top backup Chase Daniel is also slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and No. 3 signal caller Taysom Hill is signed through 2019. Expect the Saints to make re-signing Brees -- who has excelled as the franchise signal caller since 2006 -- an offseason priority. Given his desire to remain with the team, it would be surprising if the two sides aren't able to strike a deal.

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    • Case Keenum MIN QB
      Vikings' Case Keenum: Sneaks past Saints in closing seconds
      2d ago

      Keenum completed 25 of 40 passes for 318 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round victory over the Saints.

      Keenum marched the Vikings' offense up and down the field throughout the first two quarters of play, setting up both Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon for rushing touchdowns to put Minnesota up 17-0 at half. However, the Saints' defense tightened up thereafter and Keenum couldn't get much of anything going before hitting Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard, game-winning touchdown as time expired. While it wasn't a huge statistical outing for the quarterback -- especially since the bulk of his fantasy production came on the last play of regulation -- Keenum did just enough to advance his team to next weekend's NFC championship game against the top-seeded Eagles. DFS owners considering the 29-year-old quarterback should keep in mind that Philadelphia boasted one of the NFL's best defenses during the regular season, allowing just 3.8 yards per rush (sixth lowest) and 6.5 yards per pass attempt (third lowest).

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    • Drew Brees NO QB
      Saints' Drew Brees: Unsuccessful in comeback attempt
      2d ago

      Brees completed 25 of 40 passes for 294 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings.

      Brees and the Saints looked to be on the wrong side of a potential blowout when they fell behind 17-0 by halftime, as a tough Minnesota defense stifled New Orleans' ground game while picking off two of Brees' passes in the process. However, the veteran gunslinger hit the ground running coming out of the break and picked apart the Vikings secondary throughout the second half. He came within seconds of securing the win after leading his team to a field goal to go up 24-23 with 25 seconds remaining, but the Vikings' offense took advantage of a Saints defensive blunder and got Stefon Diggs loose for a game-winning touchdown as time expired. On the bright side for Brees is the fact that all of his key offensive weapons are set to return to New Orleans for the 2018 campaign, though potential investors in the aging quarterback should keep in mind that the Saints' evident shift away from a pass-heavy offensive attack in 2017 seems likely to persist going forward.

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    • Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB
      Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Plans to play next season
      2d ago

      Following Sunday's playoff loss to the Jaguars, Roethlisberger indicated that he plans to play in 2018, ESPN's Katherine Terrell reports. "I don't know about contracts and whose coming back but I know the guys up front are, and that makes it good for me, so I look forward to next year with those guys," Roethlisberger noted Sunday.

      While the key members of the Steelers offensive line will be back -- which Roethlisberger clearly appreciates -- it remains to be seen what's in store for star running back Le'Veon Bell, who's looking for a big pay day this offseason and doesn't want to play under the team's franchise tag again. Roethlisberger was a healthy scratch in Week 17, but prior to that he made it through the season without missing a game due to injury, throwing for 4,251 yards and generating a 28:14 TD:INT ratio in the process. Roethlisberger is under contract through the 2019 season, but he has at times hinted at retirement. Unless he has a change of heart, however, the 35-year-old is now on track to return next season for his 15th NFL campaign.

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    • Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB
      Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger: Sets franchise record with five TD passes
      2d ago

      Roethlisberger completed 37 of 58 passes for 469 yards, with five touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional-round loss to Jacksonville. He also ran twice for 16 yards and fumbled once.

      Heading into this game, the Steelers had gone 8-0 when scoring 25+ points, and Roethlisberger showed no sign of his age (35), throwing a franchise-record five TD passes. However, several failed fourth-down attempts, a costly sack and fumble that was returned for a touchdown, and an absentee defense all conspired to knock Pittsburgh out of the postseason. Roethlisberger hit seven different receivers playing from behind the entire game and almost tossed a sixth score in the final minutes on a play that was ultimately ruled a lateral and rushing touchdown for Le'Veon Bell.

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    • David Fluellen TEN RB
      Titans' David Fluellen: No touches as No. 2 running back
      11h ago

      Fluellen didn't get a touch in Saturday's 35-14, divisional-round loss to New England.

      With DeMarco Murray (knee) sidelined, Fluellen was the only Tennessee running back dressed besides Derrick Henry. Henry was able to carry the load, however, leaving Fluellen on the sidelines. Fluellen has one more year left on his deal with the Titans and will hope to once again end up on the right side of the roster bubble in 2018.

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    • Terron Ward ATL RB
      Falcons' Terron Ward: Doesn't see action in playoff loss
      1d ago

      Ward didn't earn a carry or a target as the Falcons fell to the Eagles, 15-10, in the divisional round Saturday.

      Simply put, when Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman are healthy, Ward has a difficult time finding playing time, let alone getting carries or targets. Ward will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, and it seems likely he'll gravitate toward a less-crowded backfield, but that doesn't mean he's guaranteed touches or even a roster spot in 2018.

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    • Rob Kelley WAS RB
      Redskins' Rob Kelley: Rarely healthy in 2017
      1d ago

      Head coach Jay Gruden said Kelley (ankle/knee) was rarely healthy during the 2017 season, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports. "Rob Kelley, his second game of the year against the Rams, he almost had 100 yards and that's when he hurt his ankle," Gruden relayed. "He never really was quite the same, but when healthy Rob Kelley was very good. Unfortunately, he played in about three or four games not healthy and he just kept returning that ankle and we had to put him on IR."

      Gruden's comments don't jibe with reality, at least regarding Kelley's first issue of the campaign. In Week 2, Kelley's departure was blamed on a rib cartilage injury, which forced one DNP before a return Week 4. During the latter contest, he sustained the initial ankle sprain and continued to aggravate it until his placement on injured reserve midseason. When the Redskins ruled Kelley out for the season, two injuries were to blame: a high-ankle sprain and a Grade 1 or 2 MCL sprain. Kelley was one of many dominoes to fall in the backfield during the year, as all of Chris Thompson (fibula), Byron Marshall (hamstring), LeShun Daniels (hand) and Keith Marshall (knee) landed on IR. With Thompson, Samaje Perine, Kelley and Kapri Bibbs under contract for the 2018 season, it'll be interesting to see how the pecking order breaks down during the offseason program.

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    • DeMarco Murray TEN RB
      Titans' DeMarco Murray: Doesn't require knee procedure
      1d ago

      Murray, who suffered a knee injury Dec. 24, doesn't need surgery at this point, according to the Titans' official site.

      The injury kept Murray out of the Titans' regular-season finale as well as the team's two postseason contests, but the veteran back suggests that he could have returned to the field this coming weekend had Tennessee advanced to the AFC championship game. On the heels of recording 1,287 rushing yards and 12 total touchdowns in 2016 while also catching 53 passes for 377 yards, Murray carried 184 times for 659 yards and caught 39 passes 266 yards in 2017, en route to scoring seven times in 15 games. Murray's volume decreased this past season, while second-year power back Derrick Henry's increased. Looking ahead, Murray indicates that he hopes to return to the team to work in tandem with Henry in 2018, but noted "we'll see how things unfold and go from there." Murray is currently under contract with the Titans through the 2019 season, but the Tennessean points out that the running back's deal includes no further guaranteed money. With that in mind, it's not hard to imagine the Titans cutting Murray this offseason, unless his contract is restructured.

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    • Chris Thompson WAS RB
      Redskins' Chris Thompson: On track to be ready for training camp
      1d ago

      At this stage, Thompson (lower leg) remains on pace to be ready for training camp. "As players, we're known to try and rush and get back on that field as quick as we possibly can," Thompson noted. "We have some time before training camp and OTA's coming around, so I'm just going to be smart and trust the trainers and go from there."

      Thompson is still using crutches after fracturing his fibula Nov. 19, but with his expected recovery time in the 4-to-6 month range, it's understandable that he plans to be ready when training camp rolls around. In 10 games prior to his injury, the 27-year-old recorded 64 carries for 294 yards and two touchdowns and caught 39 of his 54 targets for 510 yards and four TDs. Thompson is signed through the 2019 season and figures to remain a key cog in the Washington backfield next season, with his pass-catching ability giving him strong PPR utility, while the 5-foot-8, 191-pounder presumably works in tandem with power backs Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley (ankle), among others.

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    • Le'Veon Bell PIT RB
      Steelers' Le'Veon Bell: Wants to return to Pittsburgh in 2018
      1d ago

      Bell said Sunday following the Steelers' 45-42 loss to the Jaguars in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs that he would like to return to Pittsburgh for the 2018 season, but acknowledged the possibility of playing elsewhere, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. "I never want to leave [Pittsburgh]," Bell said. "But obviously, circumstances and things like that. But I definitely don't."

      The "circumstances" Bell referenced likely relate to his contract status, as the running back relayed Friday that he would be prepared to sit out the 2018 season or contemplate retirement if the Steelers applied the franchise tag to him for the second straight offseason. Expect the Steelers and Bell's representatives to exchange figures on a longer-term contract within the coming months, but if the two sides can't find common ground on a deal before July, another franchise tag would grow more likely. After amassing 11 touchdowns and 1,946 yards from scrimmage across 15 regular-season contests, Bell shined again during the Steelers' lone postseason contest, taking 16 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown and nine receptions for 88 yards and a score in the loss to Jacksonville.

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    • Jarvis Landry MIA WR
      Dolphins' Jarvis Landry: Team concerns may affect contract talks
      4h ago

      The Dolphins have concerns about Landry's consistency and attitude that may impact negotiations for a contract extension, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

      Landry can become a free agent in March and wants to be paid as one of the elite receivers in the league. His numbers say he deserves that status, but the Dolphins have concerns other than just money. Landry doesn't always run precise or even correct routes. His emotions have gotten the best of him on more than just a few occasions. Landry also doesn't always get along with his coaches and at times will even ignore what they say. The problem for Miami is all of this may be true, but if they won't pay him, someone will. If Miami and Landry can't come to a deal, he will likely be one of the more coveted players when free agency begins this March.

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    • Marcus Tucker PIT WR
      Steelers' Marcus Tucker: Signs reserve/future deal with Pittsburgh
      4h ago

      Tucker signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Tuesday.

      Tucker, 25, has yet to see any NFL action since going undrafted out of Northern Michigan in 2016. He spent the past season on the Steelers' practice squad.

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    • Travin Dural NO WR
      Saints' Travin Dural: Signs reserve/future contract
      5h ago

      Dural signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Times-Picayune reports.

      Dural spent the season on the Saints' practice squad but will now get an opportunity to showcase his abilities this offseason in hopes of landing a spot on the active roster in 2018.

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    • Justin Thomas PIT WR
      Steelers' Justin Thomas: Signs reserve/future contract
      5h ago

      Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

      Thomas spent time on the Steelers' practice squad throughout the year after failing to make the 53-man roster heading into the regular season. The 23-year-old will now get an opportunity to further his development in the team's offense this offseason.

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    • Harry Douglas TEN WR
      Titans' Harry Douglas: Just one catch all season
      11h ago

      Douglas didn't record a reception in Saturday's 35-14, divisional-round loss to New England.

      This performance was in line with expectations for Douglas, who recorded just one catch all season while serving as Tennessee's fifth wide receiver. After nine seasons between the Falcons and Titans, the 33-year-old free agent will look to latch on with a new team this offseason. There's no guarantee Douglas is even able to stay in the league, let alone contribute noteworthy numbers next season.

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    • Taywan Taylor TEN WR
      Titans' Taywan Taylor: Wraps up underwhelming rookie season
      22h ago

      Taylor caught one of three targets for five yards in Saturday's 35-14, divisional round loss to the Patriots.

      Taylor's unremarkable performance in his final appearance of the season was par for the course in an underwhelming rookie campaign. He lost a battle for the slot receiver job to pending free agent Eric Decker this past offseason but shouldn't have much competition for that role next year with Tennessee unlikely to invest more draft capital into the wide receiver position after selecting Corey Davis and Taylor in the first and third rounds, respectively, of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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    • Nick Truesdell MIN TE
      Nick Truesdell: Joins Minnesota's practice squad
      7h ago

      The Vikings signed Truesdell to their practice squad Tuesday.

      The 27-year-old tight end previously joined the Vikings for their offseason program and the preseason before being cut loose in September. Truesdell, who has spent time in the Arena Football League and Indoor Football League since turning pro, is still awaiting his NFL debut.

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    • Tim Semisch TEN TE
      Titans' Tim Semisch: Inks reserve deal with Tennessee
      9h ago

      Semisch signed a reserve/future contract with the Titans on Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

      The Northern Illinois product has yet to make his NFL debut since going undrafted in 2014. He'll join the Titans for their offseason program, but the tight end may need to stand out in those workouts in order to stick around through training camp.

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    • Levine Toilolo ATL TE
      Falcons' Levine Toilolo: Hauls in one reception in divisional-round loss
      1d ago

      Toilolo caught one of two targets for 12 yards in Saturday's divisional-round loss to the Eagles.

      Toilolo had a bigger impact in the real world as a blocker than he did as a fantasy option in 2017, as he finished the year with 12 receptions for 122 yards and one touchdown. He's under contract for two more years, but Austin Hooper is the Falcons' tight end to own of the duo.

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    • Austin Hooper ATL TE
      Falcons' Austin Hooper: Catches one ball in loss
      1d ago

      Hooper caught one ball for three yards Saturday in a 15-10 playoff loss to the Eagles.

      The Falcons never expected Hooper to live up to the likes of Tony Gonzalez, but it's hard to say that he's lived up to expectations in two years in the league. Hooper did see a sizable increase in both targets and yards, as he finished the year with 49 receptions for 526 yards, but he was again held to only three touchdowns. Some of that is due to the fact the Falcons have a number of offensive weapons, but fantasy owners likely hoped for more this year. Hopefully, he continues to see more work and can find the end zone more frequently in 2018.

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    • Jake McGee PIT TE
      Steelers' Jake McGee: Remains with Steelers
      1d ago

      McGee signed a reserve/future contract with the Steelers on Monday, TribLive.com reports.

      McGee joined the Steelers in August and failed to make the 53-man roster, but finished the season on Pittsburgh's practice squad.

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    • Josh Perkins ATL TE
      Eagles' Joshua Perkins: Signs future contract
      1d ago

      Perkins signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on Monday.

      Perkins spent the 2017 season on the Falcons' practice squad injured list with an undisclosed injury. The Eagles are currently stacked at tight end, but Trey Burton's contract expires after this season, which could open up a depth spot for Perkins.

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    • Ryan Succop TEN K
      Titans' Ryan Succop: In line for nice pay day
      22h ago

      Succop didn't attempt a field goal but made a pair of extra points in Saturday's 35-14, divisional round loss to New England.

      Succop didn't get to show off his accurate leg in this lopsided defeat. The 31-year-old pending free agent's near-automatic performance from inside 50 yards should net him a strong salary for his position, as Succop set an NFL record this season with 56 consecutive makes on field-goal attempts under 50 yards.

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    • Justin Tucker BAL K
      Ravens' Justin Tucker: Turns in another strong season
      23h ago

      Tucker finished the season converting 34 of 37 field goals and going 39-for-39 on extra point attempts.

      It was another stellar season from Tucker, who converted over 90 percent of his field goal attempts for the second year in a row and fourth time in his career. Tucker was also among the league's elite from distance, checking in with five field goals of 50-or-more yards, but that was a dropoff after going 10-for-10 from that distance in 2016. Still, Tucker is clearly one of the most bankable options at kicker regardless of format thanks to his high volume of attempts coupled with a unique ability to convert from almost any distance. Tucker, 28, is under contract for two more years.

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    • Blair Walsh SEA K
      Seahawks' Blair Walsh: Likely done in Seattle
      1d ago

      Walsh was 21 of 29 on field-goal attempts and 37 for 38 on extra-points attempts for the Seahawks in 2017.

      Walsh's longest field goal of the season was 49 yards, and he finished the season on a sour note with a missed 48-yard field goal in the final minute of the Week 17 loss to the Cardinals. The Seahawks have already signed former-Jaguar Jason Myers to a reserve\future contract as Walsh is set to hit free agency, with his tenure in Seattle likely over.

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    • Matt Bryant ATL K
      Falcons' Matt Bryant: Perfect in what might be his final game
      1d ago

      Bryant connected on a 33-yard field goal and an extra point in a 15-10 divisional round loss to the Eagles.

      Bryant was superb again this year, as the 41-year-old connected on 34-of-39 kicks, including a mesmerizing 17-of-19 from over 40 yards. He'll be 42 this offseason, and he's no longer under contract, so it's certainly possible that we've seen him kick in his final professional game. That being said, if he wants to come back, the Falcons would certainly give him a chance to earn the job and kick in what would be his 17th professional season.

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    • Brandon McManus DEN K
      Broncos' Brandon McManus: Finishes 2017 with 99 points
      2d ago

      McManus was 24 for 32 on field-goal attempts and 27 for 27 on extra-point attempts in 2017. His season long was from 57 yards.

      McManus was like one of people whose luck turns bad after winning the lottery. He signed a big contract extension opening day and promptly shanked five of his first 13 field-goal attempts. He settled down a bit down the stretch, but he was notably less reliable from short range, missing on three of 20 attempts from 39 yards and in in 2017 after hitting all 39 such attempts in 2015 and 2016. Denver fired special teams coordinator Brock Olivo at season's end and brought in veteran Tom McMahon. It'll be interesting to see if the switch gets McManus back to being the kicker Denver thought it was paying top-dollar for at the beginning of the year.

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    • Chris Boswell PIT K
      Steelers' Chris Boswell: Scores six points in playoff loss
      2d ago

      Boswell converted six of six PATs in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional round loss to Jacksonville.

      This was a high-scoring affair, with both teams combing for 12 touchdowns. The difference in the game came on a 45-yard field goal by Josh Lambo with just under two minutes remaining. Boswell finished the season tied for fourth in scoring, and should be among the league leaders again next season.

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    • De'Vante Harris NO CB
      Saints' De'Vante Harris: Signs reserve/future contract
      3h ago

      Harris signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Joel Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

      Harris began the 2017 season atop the Saints' depth chart but quickly fell from grace, which ultimately led to his release from the team in early December. The 24-year-old recorded 18 tackles (15 solo) in 11 games.

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    • Mike Hilton PIT DB
      Steelers' Mike Hilton: Signs one-year extension
      5h ago

      Hilton signed a one-year contract extension with the Steelers on Tuesday, the Steelers' official site reports.

      Hilton played in all 16 regular season games for the Steelers this season, logging four starts. He recorded 64 tackles (48 solo), six passes defensed, four sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble on the year. Hilton sits behind Joe Haden and Artie Burns on the depth chart, but only 23, the young cornerback could potentially fly up the ranks in his second season with Pittsburgh.

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    • Mitchell Loewen NO DE
      Saints' Mitchell Loewen: Rebounds from ankle surgery
      7h ago

      Loewen (ankle) has returned to full health after undergoing surgery earlier this season, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

      Loewen is healthy and able to run again after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the Saints' Week 2 loss to New England. The converted linebacker who went undrafted out of Arkansas looks to persevere through a plethora of injuries (including a Lisfranc injury in his final collegiate game) which has kept him from making a significant impact on the Saints' defensive line. Loewen failed to record a tackle in two regular season appearances in 2017, although he did record 1.5 sacks during the preseason.

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    • Tyler Matakevich PIT OLB
      Steelers' Tyler Matakevich: Slated for shoulder surgery
      9h ago

      Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that Matakevich will undergo shoulder surgery Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

      Pittsburgh may not have a clear grasp on Matakevich's timetable until after the procedure is completed, but it will more than likely prevent the linebacker from being a full participant during the team's offseason program. The 25-year-old didn't see his responsibilities increase much in his second NFL season, as he appeared in 15 games but managed just 23 tackles (18 solo) in a backup role.

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    • Cliff Avril SEA DE
      Seahawks' Cliff Avril: Plans to keep playing
      9h ago

      Avril (neck) told Steve Wyche of NFL Network on Monday that he plans to continue his playing career following November disc surgery. "I believe so," Avril said, when asked if he thinks he'll play football again. "Right now it's all about recovery for me. I had surgery. It's a long process, it's a long journey. When I get to the end of that, then I'll figure out what's next."

      Avril required the season-ending procedure after he took a heel to the chin from the Colts' Jacoby Brissett in Week 4, resulting in the defensive end briefly losing feeling in his arms. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll acknowledged that Avril's quality of life could be affected if he continues playing through the neck injury, but it appears the veteran is willing to accept the risk. Avril, who tallied a career-best 11.5 sacks in 2016, is due a base salary of $7 million in 2018, but the Seahawks may want to ensure he's fully healthy before keeping him on the roster heading into next season.

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    • Alex Anzalone NO OLB
      Saints' Alex Anzalone: Expects to be ready for 2018
      9h ago

      Anzalone said Tuesday that he's progressing well from October surgery to repair his right shoulder and indicated that he's "excited" to get back on the field in 2018, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

      The linebacker was less confident that he would be at full strength for the start of the Saints' offseason program in the spring, but it doesn't appear Anzalone is concerned about his recovery stretching into the start of training camp. A 2017 third-round pick, Anzalone had served in a starting role in the Saints' first four games before suffering the season-ending injury and finishing his inaugural NFL campaign with 16 stops and one sack.

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