Gameday Inactives

Jacksonville at New England
InactivesJan 21, 2018 3:05pm ETInactives
C. Phillips, DE
D. King, LB
E. Ankou, DT
C. Ivory, RB
J. Hollister, TE
B. Reedy, WR
K. Britt, WR
M. Gillislee, RB
D. Harris, OLB
A. Branch, DT
Minnesota at Philadelphia
InactivesJan 21, 2018 6:40pm ETInactives
S. Stephen, DT
T. Bower, DE
T. Bridgewater, QB
K. Sloter, QB
M. Brown, RB
M. Johnson, WR
W. Smallwood, RB
D. Ellerbe, LB
S. Means, DE
E. Qualls, DT
S. Jones, CB
 
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Colts' Josh Ferguson: Contributes on kick return
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Ferguson had one carry for five yards, three receptions for 16 yards and 86 kick return yards in 2017.

In his second season, Ferguson had less responsibilities on offense due to rookie fourth-round pick Marlon Mack's emergence. Still, he kept his consistent place on the roster with his special teams contributions, and he'll continue to battle for offensive reps in 2018.


Jaguars' Josh Lambo: One field-goal miss on season
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Lambo converted 19-for-20 field-goal attempts and 22-of-24 on extra-point attempts in 10 games this season.

Lambo joined the Jaguars in mid-October after Jason Myers struggled to open the season. It was arguably the 27-year-old's best season, as his 95 percent field-goal percentage marked a new career high. Under contract through 2019, Lambo will likely be the favorite to hold down the starting role in 2018.


Texans' Stephen Anderson: Sets career highs in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Anderson finished the 2017 season with career highs in catches (25), targets (52), yards (342) and snaps (441).

Injuries to Ryan Griffin (concussion) and C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) led to Anderson being the lone healthy tight end over the final five games of the season. That jacked up his offensive snaps, but he was unable to make an impact with the opportunity. Some of that had to do with inferior quarterback play, but his snap count decreased in each successive game, going from a season-high of 68 in Week 13 to bottoming out at 22 in Week 17. His strength is as a receiver, so with sketchy quarterback play, Anderson was not in a position to succeed. And his talents as a blocker aren't up to snuff. The second-year tight end is expected to be back with the team in 2018, however, the status of Griffin/Fiedorowicz -- each have had multiple concussions -- is uncertain. If the Texans move on from the injured duo, it's likely they'll look for starting tight end in free agency, keeping Anderson in a backup role.


Jaguars' Ben Koyack: Five receptions on season
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Koyack recorded five receptions for 38 yards on seven targets in 16 games this season.

Although he only recorded five receptions on the year, Koyack still averaged just over 26 offensive reps per game last season. The third-year pro enters the offseason as an exclusive rights free agent.


Colts' Matt Jones: Rarely utilized in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Jones finished the 2017 season with five carries for 14 yards.

Jones joined the Colts organization just before the season began, and he suited up for just five games as he was often a healthy scratch or a practice squad player. The 2015 third-round pick will be faced with another offseason of fighting for roster spots, whether it's on the Colts or elsewhere.


Raiders' Derek Carr: Dealt with back issue this past season
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Carr acknowledges that the back injury he suffered in Week 4 of the 2017 campaign was something he had to contend with as the season progressed, CSN's Scott Bair reports. "I had to deal with it," Carr noted. "I had to do certain things to manage it, but I just didn't talk about it. I didn't want it to be an excuse."

After suffering three transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 1, it was originally estimated that Carr would miss 2-to-4 weeks, but he only ended up sitting out one contest. Though it would be a stretch to say that Carr's back issue was the only reason for his statistical regression in 2017, it certainly didn't help his cause. Looking ahead, Carr now has a full offseason to heal up, plus he's excited to work with a new head coach in Jon Gruden. Carr indicated that he wants Gruden to be tough on him and we suspect that his wish will be accommodated by the intense coach, who the signal-caller has known since the two filmed a Gruden QB Camp segment in 2014. It's also worth noting that Gruden has a 10-year deal with the Raiders, which effectively ends the team's recent coaching carousel, and we'd also expect the team to make some tweaks at the skill positions, possibly at running back, where Marshawn Lynch's 2018 status has yet to be cemented, according to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.


Cowboys' Dez Bryant: Expected to stay in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Bryant is expected to remain a Cowboy during the 2018 season, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Among wide receivers under contract for the upcoming campaign, Bryant's cap hit of $16.5 million ranks third behind Antonio Brown ($17.7 million) and Larry Fitzgerald ($16.9 million). At this point in Bryant's career, the Cowboys are paying for past performance, but his effectiveness has diminished enough that the team wouldn't be blamed for exploring all options. Despite earning a career-high 894 offensive snaps across 16 games in 2017, he managed 69 receptions for 838 yards and six touchdowns. The stat line isn't unsightly upon first glance, but 12.1 YPC, 6.3 YPT and eight catches of 20-plus yards are too few to warrant such a significant salary. No matter, owner Jerry Jones told George on Tuesday that Bryant is in Dallas' plan for next season, a sentiment backed up by team executive Stephen Jones.


Cowboys' Tyron Smith: Will not need surgery
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Smith (knee) will not need offseason surgery, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Smith suffered a right knee sprain in Week 16, bringing an end to an injury-filled season. The veteran lineman will not need surgery, but will probably take advantage of the extra rest after dealing with back, groin, hip and knee injuries throughout the season. As long as he makes a healthy recovery, Smith should return to his role as starting left tackle in 2018.


Giants' Kyle Carter: Claimed by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Carter was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com reports.

Carter will reunite with former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who was named the Giants new head coach Tuesday. Carter only played in three games for the Vikings during the regular season and failed to record a statistic in the process. He'll now join a tight end room led by Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison.


Dolphins' Matt Moore: Headed for free agency
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Moore is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, the Miami Herald reports.

The report suggests that Moore is inclined to explore other options in order to see if he could be a better fit with another franchise. The veteran QB, who has been with the Dolphins since 2011, is said to have been disappointed with the team's decision to replace injured starter Ryan Tannehill with Jay Cutler, rather than hand the offense over to Moore. It's still possible that Moore -- who turns 34 in August -- re-signs with Miami, but it wouldn't surprise us if the team elects to draft a young signal-caller to develop behind Tannehill, who is currently under contract through the 2020 season.