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  • Rams' Greg Zuerlein: Tending to left foot injury

    Zuerlein was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report due to a left foot injury, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

    The Rams are in the Super Bowl because of Zuerlein's right foot, but his plant foot is afflicting him ahead of the biggest game of his career. Per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com, Zuerlein was donning a boot on that foot Monday. While somewhat worrisome, coach Sean McVay doesn't believe Zuerlein or any other Ram will be impacted in two Sundays, saying, "We don't anticipate anybody really missing any time."

  • Akeem King CB | SEA

    Seahawks' Akeem King: Occasional defensive asset

    King made 21 tackles (16 solo) in the 2018 season.

    King was only given serious responsibility on defense twice, playing a combined 119 defensive snaps between Week 2 and Week 17 and just 26 among the other 14 games. Those added reps often stemmed from injuries in front of him, but Tedric Thompson also outplayed King for a majority of the campaign. King will be a free agent in March, and he could be kept around as a reserve again.

  • Andre Holmes WR | DEN

    Andre Holmes: Let go by Denver

    Holmes was released by the Broncos on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

    Holmes was initially acquired by the Broncos on Dec. 5 after having been released by the Bills, and now hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent. The 30-year-old veteran caught his only target for a gain of five yards across three games in Denver, before suffering a high-ankle sprain during a Week 16 loss to the Raiders and being placed on injured reserve. The big-bodied receiver is expected to recover in time for offseason OTAs in the spring, and will work to land a depth role elsewhere in the league.

  • Justin Coleman CB | SEA

    Seahawks' Justin Coleman: Respectable 2018 campaign

    Coleman made 55 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups and one interception in the 2018 season.

    Coleman was given plenty of responsibility, as he played 40 or more snaps in 12 of 16 games logged 45 in the playoff loss to Dallas. He rewarded the coaching staff for that decision in Week 14 against the Vikings when he scooped up a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown to cinch an important win. This was Coleman's second year in Seattle, and he'll become an unrestricted free agent in March.

  • Austin Calitro OLB | SEA

    Seahawks' Austin Calitro: Used as necessary in 2018

    Calitro made 45 tackles (32 solo) in 16 games during the 2018 season.

    Calitro recorded 10 or less defensive snaps on nine occasions but he worked a heavy rotation as necessary when Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright were injured. Among the four games he played over 40 snaps, Calitro averaged eight tackles. The 25-year-old is under contract for next season and will battle Shaquem Griffin and Jacob Martin for a starting role if K.J. Wright walks in free agency.

  • Marcus Mariota QB | TEN

    Titans' Marcus Mariota: Facing smooth transition

    Mariota (neck/foot) will work with the same playbook terminology in 2019 after the Titans promoted Arthur Smith to replace Matt LaFleur as their offensive coordinator, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

    Coach Mike Vrabel said he didn't want to subject Mariota and his teammates to massive changes for a second straight offseason. Of course, the Titans still have a lot of work to do on the offensive side, coming off a 2018 campaign in which they ranked 27th in points (19.4 per game) and 25th in yards (312.6 per game). The team seemed to find an identity with running back Derrick Henry's late-season explosion, but the bigger picture shows a campaign defined by Mariota's sacks and difficulties with staying healthy. The 25-year-old quarterback is now heading into a contract season, playing under the fifth-year option on his rookie deal. It's unclear if the Titans are interested in discussing an extension, as Mariota didn't inspire much confidence in 2018. There haven't been any indications his late-season neck injury will impact his offseason preparation.

  • LeSean McCoy RB | BUF

    Bills' LeSean McCoy: Still under NFL investigation

    McCoy said Wednesday that the NFL is still investigating a July incident involving an attack against his ex-girlfriend at a home he owns in the Atlanta area, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.

    McCoy maintains his innocence after being accused of orchestrating the attack. Meanwhile, Bills general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott have both said they expect the 30-year-old running back to stay with the team for 2019, apparently unfazed by the accusations or his career-worst season in 2018. The team could quickly change its tune if McCoy ultimately faces legal consequences and/or NFL discipline.

  • Efe Obada DE | CAR

    Panthers' Efe Obada: Re-ups with Panthers

    Obada signed a one-year contract with the Panthers on Wednesday, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.

    Obada, who went undrafted in 2015, made his NFL debut for the Panthers in 2018. The 27-year-old evidently impressed the team's brass across his 10 appearances, tallying eight tackles, two sacks and one interception. He'll likely play a rotation role at defensive end once again in his sophomore season.

  • Corey Clement RB | PHI

    Eagles' Corey Clement: Facing uncertain health outlook

    The Eagles still haven't provided any details on the nature of the season-ending knee injury Clement suffered in Week 14, Andrew Kulp of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Clement was placed on injured reserve two days after sustaining the injury, with one report suggesting the issue could be serious enough to impact his offseason routine. There haven't been any updates on a diagnosis, but Clement seems to be facing a significant hurdle in his attempt to bounce back from a sophomore slump. The rest of the Philadelphia backfield is equally unsettled, with Darren Sproles presumably contemplating retirement and Jay Ajayi (knee) potentially headed for free agency while rehabbing a torn ACL. The Eagles have Wendell Smallwood and Josh Adams under contract for 2019, but neither player inspires much confidence in a lead role. The team likely will look for an external upgrade even if Sproles and/or Ajayi stick around.

  • Jay Ajayi RB | MIA

    Eagles' Jay Ajayi: Headed for free agency

    Ajayi (knee), who tore his ACL on Oct. 7, is slated to become a free agent in March, Paul Domowitch of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    The report notes that prior to Ajayi suffering the season-ending knee injury, it seemed unlikely that he would re-sign with the Eagles, given the projected salary he was pursuing. Now that the running back is bouncing back from a major injury, however, Domowitch suggests that "it's not out of the question" that Ajayi rejoins the Eagles on a more cost-effective one-year deal in an attempt to rebuild value. Meanwhile, fellow ball carriers Wendell Smallwood (knee), Corey Clement and Josh Adams are all under contract with Philadelphia for 2019.

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