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by Clayton Gray, Exclusive to Footballguys.com


The Latest News

Quarterback

Running Back

Wide Receiver

Tight End

Kicker

Offensive Line

Defensive Tackle

Defensive End

Inside Linebacker

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Kwon Alexander (TB)

Outside Linebacker

Cornerback

Safety

General Team News

*** Saturday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Bengals defensive line coach Jacob Burney will not return to the coaching staff next season, according to Sporting News' Alex Marvez.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Bengals linebackers coach Jim Haslett will return to the coaching staff next season, according to beat writer Jim Owczarski.

*** Saturday Update *** TM New England Patriots (NE) ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reports the New England Patriots are expecting defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to leave to become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) The Oakland Raiders announced Jon Gruden as their new head coach Saturday, Jan. 6.


All the news

Quarterback

QB Carson Palmer (ARI) announced his retirement Tuesday, Jan. 2, after 15 seasons in the NFL.

*** Monday Update *** QB Drew Stanton (ARI) played the final two weeks of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. In an update to that story, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Stanton has been playing with no anterior cruciate ligament for years. Stanton had just a thread, but that is now gone with no surgery planned. Stanton knows how to manage the injury.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Matt Ryan (ATL) has the third-highest quarterback rating (minimum 150 pass attempts) in NFL history with a 102.4 mark, registering behind only retired quarterbacks Bart Starr (104.8) and Kurt Warner (102.8).

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joe Flacco (BAL) might be mentoring a successor in the near future, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said the Ravens will "for sure" be talking about drafting a quarterback this year with Flacco turning 33 years old in a couple of weeks. Baltimore has not selected a quarterback in the first five rounds of a draft since they took Flacco with the 18th overall pick in 2008.

*** Friday Update *** QB Joe Webb (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Joe Webb (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Joe Webb (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** QB Derek Anderson (CAR) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this week.

*** Friday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Cam Newton (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Trevor Siemian (DEN) will undergo surgery to repair a damaged posterior capsule in his left shoulder Wednesday, Jan. 3. Siemian underwent an unrelated left shoulder surgery at the end of the 2016 season as well.

QB Deshaun Watson (HOU) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could take part in organized team activities, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

*** Monday Update *** QB Andrew Luck (IND) will be back "with a fierce fire in his eyes" in 2018, according to team owner Jim Irsay.

*** Friday Update *** QB Blake Bortles (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Blake Bortles (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Blake Bortles (JAX) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Alex Smith (KC) led the league with 17 completions on passes thrown at least 30 yards downfield this season. By comparison, he had 16 such completions combined from 2013 to 2016.

*** Thursday Update *** QB Jay Cutler (MIA) is not expected to be back with the team in 2018, according to head coach Adam Gase.

*** Wednesday Update *** QB Ryan Tannehill (MIA) is expected to return as the team's starting quarterback next season, according to head coach Adam Gase.

QB Sam Bradford (MIN) will participate in practice this week, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

*** Friday Update *** QB Tom Brady (NE) passed for an NFL-best 4,577 yards during the 2017 season. Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers finished second with 4,515 yards.

QB Josh McCown (NYJ) is a player the Jets would be interested in re-signing this offseason, according to head coach Todd Bowles. McCown still has not decided if he will continue his playing career.

QB Nick Foles (PHI) will remain the starting quarterback during the playoffs. After briefly leaving the door open to benching Foles earlier in the week if he played poorly, head coach Doug Pederson told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "My guy is Nick Foles, end of story."

*** Friday Update *** QB Russell Wilson (SEA) led the NFL in touchdown passes (34) in 2017.

QB Jameis Winston (TB) set the record for most touchdown passes for a player before his 24th birthday, recording his 69th on a late touchdown pass to Chris Godwin in the club's Week 17 game Sunday, Dec. 31. That edged out the previous record of 68, set by retired quarterback Dan Marino.

Running Back

*** Thursday Update *** RB Devonta Freeman (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Devonta Freeman (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

RB Devonta Freeman (ATL) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Alex Collins (BAL) isn't guaranteed the starting spot for 2018 as head coach John Harbaugh said the team is looking to upgrade everything.

*** Friday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not practice on Thursday. McCoy has shed his walking boot as he continues to recover from an ankle sprain. McCoy said he wants to be able to cut well enough while running without feeling pain. "The type of game like this, you got to lay it all on the line," McCoy said. "If I can't get [to] 100%, as long as I'm out there, and I can work effectively enough, I'll do it. We'll just see."

*** Wednesday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday. McCoy is day to day, according to head coach Sean McDermott.

RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) underwent X-rays on his injured ankle, but they came back negative. McCoy is expected to be a game-time decision and a "close call" to play in the Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 7, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Monday Update *** RB LeSean McCoy (BUF) suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of the Week 17 game against the Miami Dolphins. McCoy was carted off the field, but the X-rays on his ankle came back negative. He'll be limited (or out) of practice for the duration of the week to get him as close to full strength as possible. McCoy is unlikely to be 100 percent in next week's Wild Card game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The extra day with the Sunday game helps, but he's still likely to be gimpy.

*** Friday Update *** RB Mike Tolbert (BUF) was excused from Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Friday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** RB Jonathan Stewart (CAR) was declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game because of a tight back. Head coach Ron Rivera told reporters Stewart is expected to "be fine" for the team's Wild Card matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

*** Friday Update *** RB Leonard Fournette (JAX) "wants the ball" against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 7, according to offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

*** Friday Update *** RB T.J. Yeldon (JAX) did not practice on Friday (due to illness) and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** RB T.J. Yeldon (JAX) did not practice on Thursday (due to illness).

RB Akeem Hunt (KC) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Jan. 2.

*** Friday Update *** RB Kareem Hunt (KC) led the NFL in rushing yardage for the 2017 season with 1,327 yards. Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, who did not play in Week 17, finished second with 1,305.

RB Charcandrick West (KC) practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** RB Todd Gurley (LAR) paced the NFL in both yards from scrimmage (2,093) and total touchdowns (19) during the 2017 season.

*** Monday Update *** RB Kenyan Drake (MIA) was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Week 17 game against the Buffalo Bills for his part in a fight.

RB Mark Ingram (NO) and Alvin Kamara became the first running back duo in NFL history to each have at least 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season.

*** Monday Update *** RB LeVeon Bell (PIT) appears likely to receive the franchise tag for the second straight offseason, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

*** Thursday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) is out for this week's game.

*** Wednesday Update *** RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

RB DeMarco Murray (TEN) did not practice on Tuesday, but Mularkey said "I'm not going to rule him out. Id probably never do that with him."

RB Chris Thompson (WAS) expects it will take him four to six months to fully recover from the early December surgery he had on his broken leg. He anticipates being ready for training camp at the very least, according to ESPN's John Keim.

Wide Receiver

*** Monday Update *** WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) tied a career high with 109 receptions this season, topping 100 catches for the third straight season.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Taylor Gabriel (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Taylor Gabriel (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Taylor Gabriel (ATL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** WR Taylor Gabriel (ATL) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers, and he was reportedly limping badly before heading for the locker room.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Julio Jones (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice. Jones told reporters he feels "great" on Wednesday, Jan. 3, and that he will "be ready to go" versus the Los Angeles Rams for the Wild-Card Game on Saturday, Jan. 6. Jones is the only player in NFL history to achieve multiple playoff games with at least 180 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

WR Julio Jones (ATL) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Andre Roberts (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Andre Roberts (ATL) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR Andre Roberts (ATL) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Jeremy Maclin (BAL) is a top candidate to be cut in the offseason before he's due a $1 million roster bonus March 16. Cutting him would save the team $5 million in salary cap space.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Breshad Perriman (BAL) isn't guaranteed to return to the Ravens in 2018, in the opinion of beat writer Jamison Hensley.

*** Friday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Kelvin Benjamin (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Deonte Thompson (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) did not practice on Thursday. Funchess admitted Thursday his practice absences of late have been precautionary.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Devin Funchess (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Monday Update *** WR Cameron Meredith (CHI) isn't sure he'll be able to participate in the offseason program this spring, but he expects to be ready for the start of training camp. Meredith suffered this injury in the team's third preseason game of 2017. Almost a full year removed from this injury, Meredith should be near full strength by the start of training camp barring any setbacks in his recovery.

*** Friday Update *** WR Corey Coleman (CLE) faces an "uncertain future" with the team after a second straight season of "unmet expectations," according to ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Jordan Taylor (DEN) is expected to undergo surgery on both hips.

*** Monday Update *** WR Demaryius Thomas (DEN) had 83 catches for 949 yards in 2017, finishing with fewer than 90 receptions and less than 1,000 yards for the first time since 2011.

WR Will Fuller (HOU) will undergo minor surgery on his injured knee. He will be fully recovered in a few weeks.

*** Friday Update *** WR DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) caught 13 touchdown passes in 2017, three more than anyone else in the NFL.

*** Friday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Thursday. Lee is expected to play in the Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills, but he may not practice all week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Marqise Lee (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

WR DeAnthony Thomas (KC) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Jan. 2.

*** Monday Update *** WR DeAnthony Thomas (KC) suffered a broken tibia in Week 17, a source said Sunday, Dec. 31. It's bad timing for an impending free agent with his team heading for the playoffs.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Albert Wilson (KC) practiced fully on Thursday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Albert Wilson (KC) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

WR Albert Wilson (KC) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Pharoh Cooper (LAR) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Pharoh Cooper (LAR) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (LAR) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Mike Thomas (LAR) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** WR Jarvis Landry (MIA) caught 112 passes in 2017, which led the NFL. Landry now has 400 career receptions, an NFL record for a fourth-year player.

*** Monday Update *** WR Jarvis Landry (MIA) was ejected in the fourth quarter of the Week 17 game against the Buffalo Bills for his part in a fight. Landry will be a marquee free agent, assuming the Dolphins don't franchise him.

*** Friday Update *** WR Justin Hardee (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Justin Hardee (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Justin Hardee (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** WR Michael Thomas (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** WR Michael Thomas (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** WR Michael Thomas (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** WR Michael Crabtree (OAK) is expected to be released after the season, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken.

*** Friday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (PIT) finished first in the NFL with 1,533 receiving yards during the 2017 season. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones was the runner-up with 1,444 yards.

WR Antonio Brown (PIT) is reportedly doing well in his rehab as he rehabs his partially torn calf muscle, according to head coach Mike Tomlin, who told reporters Tuesday, Jan. 2, that Brown would be listed as questionable if the Steelers had to play during the first weekend of the playoffs.

*** Monday Update *** WR Antonio Brown (PIT) has shown some progress in his recovery from his calf injury, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, and the team is optimistic about his availability for the Divisional Round playoff game, according to sources. Brown has been receiving constant treatment on his calf.

*** Monday Update *** WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) turned 21 in November and has become the youngest player in NFL history to record 1,000 all-purpose yards in a season.

*** Monday Update *** WR Marquise Goodwin (SF) suffered a concussion on a hard hit in the first half of the Week 17 game against the Los Angeles. He was carted off but gave a thumbs up to the crowd before departing. Goodwin tweeted on Sunday, "I'm ok! No soreness, no headache, no memory loss, no anything."

Tight End

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jermaine Gresham (ARI) suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the team's Week 17 game.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Levine Toilolo (ATL) partially participated in Thursday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Levine Toilolo (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Levine Toilolo (ATL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Charles Clay (BUF) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Chris Manhertz (CAR) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Jan. 2.

*** Friday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Greg Olsen (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jason Witten (DAL) will return for his 16th NFL season in 2018.

*** Monday Update *** TE Michael Roberts (DET) was declared inactive for Week 17's game against the Green Bay Packers after skipping a team meeting Saturday, Dec. 30. He was also fined by the club for the unexcused absence.

*** Friday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Marcedes Lewis (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (LAC) Gates' future with the team is currently undecided, general manager Tom Telesco said Thursday, Jan. 4.

*** Monday Update *** TE Antonio Gates (LAC) will be a free agent after the season, but he said he still has "the juice" and would like to play in 2018.

*** Monday Update *** TE Kyle Rudolph (MIN) played only 28 snaps in a Week 17 victory over the Chicago Bears and was in a walking boot after the game. Rudolph's ankle has been bothering him for a few weeks now. The Vikings have a bye so he's got time to get healthier.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Garrett Griffin (NO) is expected to be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett.

*** Friday Update *** TE Josh Hill (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Josh Hill (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Friday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NO) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NO) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Michael Hoomanawanui (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

TE Jimmy Graham (SEA) is being considered "really unlikely" to be back with the club next season, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, who added that the tight end is "undoubtedly excited" to be entering free agency for the first time in his career.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Jonnu Smith (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** TE Jonnu Smith (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

TE Jonnu Smith (TEN) is in the concussion protocol, but did everything in practice on Tuesday, head coach Mike Mularkey said.

*** Thursday Update *** TE Luke Stocker (TEN) did not practice on Thursday due to illness but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

Kicker

*** Thursday Update *** PK Greg Zuerlein (LAR) scored 158 points in 2017, which led the NFL. Zuerlein did so in only 14 games.

Offensive Line

*** Friday Update *** OL Arizona Cardinals (ARI) T Jared Veldheer finished the 2017 season on the Reserve/Injured list, but he said he wants to play in 2018.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Alex Mack partially participated in Thursday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Alex Mack partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

OL Atlanta Falcons (ATL) C Alex Mack partially participated in Tuesday's practice.
G Andy Levitre was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Jan. 2, with a torn triceps.

*** Friday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jordan Mills practiced fully on Friday but is officially questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jordan Mills partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Buffalo Bills (BUF) T Jordan Mills did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Matt Kalil partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.
C Ryan Kalil practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.
G Trai Turner practiced fully on Friday but is officially questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) T Matt Kalil did not practice on Thursday due to illness.
C Ryan Kalil practiced fully on Thursday.
G Trai Turner practiced fully on Thursday. Turner is still in the concussion protocol even though he is participating in practice this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Carolina Panthers (CAR) C Ryan Kalil partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
T Matt Kalil partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
G Trai Turner practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Green Bay Packers (GB) Packers offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt were let go Wednesday, Jan. 3, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.

*** Friday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brandon Linder partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.
T Cam Robinson practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) C Brandon Linder partially participated in Thursday's practice.
T Cam Robinson practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Jacksonville Jaguars (JAX) T Cam Robinson partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.
T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Wednesday.
T Cameron Erving practiced fully on Wednesday.

OL Kansas City Chiefs (KC) T Eric Fisher practiced fully on Tuesday.
T Cameron Erving practiced fully on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Los Angeles Chargers (LAC) G Forrest Lamp is on track in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and should return to the field at some point during offseason workouts, according to general manager Tom Telesco.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Miami Dolphins (MIA) Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains was hired by the Miami Dolphins for the same position Wednesday, Jan. 3. Former offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen is expected to remain with the organization in a different role.

*** Friday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Terron Armstead partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.
G Senio Kelemete practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Terron Armstead partially participated in Thursday's practice.
G Senio Kelemete practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OL New Orleans Saints (NO) T Terron Armstead partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
G Senio Kelemete partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Monday Update *** OL New York Jets (NYJ) G Brian Winters revealed he tore two midsection muscles in Week 2 of the regular season and had been playing hurt almost the whole year. Winters was placed on the Reserve/Injured list last week and will undergo surgery.

*** Thursday Update *** OL Tennessee Titans (TEN) G Quinton Spain did not practice on Thursday and is questionable to play this week.

Defensive Tackle

*** Thursday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Kyle Williams (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** DT Vernon Butler (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Vernon Butler (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Vernon Butler (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DT Abry Jones (JAX) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Abry Jones (JAX) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Abry Jones (JAX) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (KC) did not practice on Thursday and is not expected to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (KC) did not practice on Wednesday.

DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (KC) did not practice on Tuesday.

Defensive End

*** Thursday Update *** DE Adrian Clayborn (ATL) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Adrian Clayborn (ATL) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

DE Adrian Clayborn (ATL) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Friday Update *** DE Mario Addison (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Mario Addison (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Mario Addison (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Wes Horton (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Wes Horton (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Julius Peppers (CAR) said he hasn't decided yet on whether he will play in the 2018 season. He added that his focus is on the team's Wild Card round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 7, versus the New Orleans Saints.

*** Friday Update *** DE Julius Peppers (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Julius Peppers (CAR) did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Julius Peppers (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jadeveon Clowney (HOU) will undergo minor arthroscopic knee surgery in the coming days or weeks and will not play in the Pro Bowl for the second straight season. He is expected to make a full recovery and participate in offseason activities.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE J.J. Watt (HOU) indicated he was on track to be ready to return in time for training camp. Watt is recovering from a broken leg suffered in Week 5.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Jarvis Jenkins (KC) practiced fully on Thursday but is questionable to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Jarvis Jenkins (KC) did not practice on Wednesday.

DE Jarvis Jenkins (KC) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Friday Update *** DE Trey Hendrickson (NO) partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** DE Trey Hendrickson (NO) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** DE Trey Hendrickson (NO) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

DE Cliff Avril (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll indicated Tuesday, Jan. 2, that Cliff Avril will have "a hard time playing football again" based the neck injury he suffered this season, although Carroll suggested it will ultimately be up to Avril if he decides he wants to return to the field.

Inside Linebacker

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Preston Brown (BUF) tied with Cleveland's Joe Schobert and Green Bay's Blake Martinez for the NFL lead in tackles for 2017 with 144.

*** Thursday Update *** ILB Mark Barron (LAR) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** ILB Mark Barron (LAR) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

*** Saturday Update *** ILB Kwon Alexander (TB)

Outside Linebacker

*** Friday Update *** OLB Chandler Jones (ARI) led the NFL in sacks for the 2017 season with 17; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence tied for second with 14.5.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Lorenzo Alexander (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** OLB Matt Milano (BUF) did not practice on Friday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Matt Milano (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Matt Milano (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** OLB Shaq Thompson (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Shaq Thompson (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Shaq Thompson (CAR) partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** OLB Tamba Hali (KC) did not practice on Thursday and is questionable to play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** OLB Tamba Hali (KC) did not practice on Wednesday.

OLB Tamba Hali (KC) partially participated in Tuesday's practice.

Cornerback

*** Thursday Update *** CB Jimmy Smith (BAL) Smith's availability for Week 1 is up in the air at this point, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Smith suffered a torn Achilles tendon in early December. Such an injury traditionally takes six to eight months to recover from.

*** Thursday Update *** CB TreDavious White (BUF) led the NFL with five forced turnovers in the fourth quarter in 2017.

*** Friday Update *** CB Shareece Wright (BUF) is out for this week's game.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Shareece Wright (BUF) did not practice on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Shareece Wright (BUF) did not practice on Wednesday.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Aqib Talib (DEN) acknowledged there is a chance he will not return to the team next season. Talib has two years remaining on the five-year contract he signed with the Broncos in 2014 and carries a salary cap hit of $12 million for next season but only $1 million in "dead money," according to the Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Phillip Gaines (KC) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Jan. 3.

CB Phillip Gaines (KC) did not practice on Tuesday.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Jason Verrett (LAC) is on schedule in his rehab from knee surgery and has been able to do some running on grass.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Blake Countess (LAR) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

CB Blake Countess (LAR) is going through the concussion protocol after suffering a concussion in Week 17.

CB Troy Hill (LAR) did not suffer a concussion in Week 17 and should be available to play in the Wild Card playoff game.

CB Richard Sherman (SEA) will have a procedure to clean up some bone spurs around his left ankle and heel area, according to head coach Pete Carroll. The recovery period is expected to be four to six weeks.

CB Brent Grimes (TB) will be an unrestricted free agent in March but said that the club told him they would like to bring him back for the 2018 season.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Adoree Jackson (TEN) logged 12 offensive snaps, 1,017 defense snaps, and 231 special teams snaps, giving him an AFC-high 1,260 snaps in 2017.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Brice McCain (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Brice McCain (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday.

CB Brice McCain (TEN) was limited in Tuesday's practice.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Kalan Reed (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Kalan Reed (TEN) practiced fully on Wednesday.

CB Kalan Reed (TEN) is in the concussion protocol, but did everything in practice on Tuesday, head coach Mike Mularkey said.

*** Thursday Update *** CB Logan Ryan (TEN) practiced fully on Thursday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** CB Logan Ryan (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

Safety

*** Wednesday Update *** S Tyrann Mathieu (ARI) played 1,046 defensive snaps and 215 special teams snaps, allowing him to finish with a league-high 1,261 total snaps in 2017.

*** Friday Update *** S Mike Adams (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** S Mike Adams (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Mike Adams (CAR) did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

*** Friday Update *** S Kurt Coleman (CAR) practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** S Kurt Coleman (CAR) practiced fully on Thursday.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Kurt Coleman (CAR) practiced fully on Wednesday.

*** Friday Update *** S Donald Payne (JAX) partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Thursday Update *** S Donald Payne (JAX) partially participated in Thursday's practice.

*** Wednesday Update *** S Donald Payne (JAX) did not practice on Wednesday.

S Kam Chancellor (SEA) Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll indicated Tuesday, Jan. 2, that Kam Chancellor will have "a hard time playing football again" based the neck injury he suffered this season, although Carroll suggested it will ultimately be up to Chancellor if he decides he wants to return to the field.

*** Thursday Update *** S T.J. Ward (TB) was arrested the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 3, on drug charges. He was charged with "possession of cannabis" and "possession of drug paraphernalia" in Tampa Bay and was released later in the day after posting $2,500 bond, according to jail records.

*** Thursday Update *** S DaNorris Searcy (TEN) did not practice on Thursday due to illness but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

*** Wednesday Update *** S DaNorris Searcy (TEN) did not practice on Wednesday (due to illness).

General Team News

*** Thursday Update *** TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) The Cardinals are scheduled to interview Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching position Thursday, Jan. 4, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) The Cardinals have asked permission to interview Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo for their head coaching position, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. They have requested permission to interview Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak for the position as well, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Monday Update *** TM Arizona Cardinals (ARI) Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is expected to retire from coaching, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Friday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) The Baltimore Ravens have hired Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers coach James Urban as their new quarterbacks coach. Ravens assistant Greg Roman has received a new contract from the team and has been promoted to assistant head coach.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will return in 2018, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Baltimore Ravens (BAL) Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees officially announced his retirement Monday, Jan. 1.

*** Friday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur interviewed with the Chicago Bears for the head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 5.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards has been requested for an interview by the Chicago Bears for their head coaching vacancy, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Monday Update *** TM Chicago Bears (CHI) Bears head coach John Fox was fired Monday, Jan. 1, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Also Monday, eneral manager Ryan Pace signed a two-year contract extension through 2021.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Bengals defensive line coach Jacob Burney will not return to the coaching staff next season, according to Sporting News' Alex Marvez.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Bengals linebackers coach Jim Haslett will return to the coaching staff next season, according to beat writer Jim Owczarski.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Bengals running backs coach Kyle Caskey was re-signed Wednesday, Jan. 3.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor re-signed with the Bengals Wednesday, Jan. 3.

TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has signed a two-year contract extension running through the 2019 season.

*** Monday Update *** TM Cincinnati Bengals (CIN) Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters following the Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens that he would like to come back as coach in 2018, but nothing has been finalized. The Bengals were rumored to be interested in getting Jay Gruden back from Washington. They're likely to finally go in a different direction at the head coaching position, but there have also been rumblings that Lewis could stay in some front office role. Lewis' contract expired following the conclusion of the season, and there had been talk that Lewis might leave the job on his own.

TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Former Green Bay Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith Sr. is joining the Cleveland Browns as vice president of football operations, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

*** Monday Update *** TM Cleveland Browns (CLE) Browns head coach Hue Jackson will return to the team next season, according to owner Jimmy Haslam. Haslam said he told general manager John Dorsey that Jackson will be the head coach in 2018.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys secondary coach Joe Baker will not be brought back for the 2018 season.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) The Dallas Cowboys plan to keep offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, according to owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys wide receivers coach Derek Dooley was fired Monday, Jan. 1, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Also, quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson is not expected to return to the team next season, according to Sporting News' Alex Marvez. Plus, Cowboys tight ends coach Steve Loney announced Tuesday, Jan. 2, that he is retiring.

*** Monday Update *** TM Dallas Cowboys (DAL) Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan are on the hot seat and will be thoroughly evaluated, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Friday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) The Denver Broncos hired Mike Sullivan to be their quarterbacks coach and Curtis Modkins as their running backs coach Thursday, Jan. 4.

TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Broncos outside linebacker coach Fred Pagac and assistant defensive backs coach Johnnie Lynn were fired Monday, Jan. 1.

*** Monday Update *** TM Denver Broncos (DEN) Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will return for the 2018 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. There were rumblings that the Broncos were ready to move on from Joseph after just one year, but something changed in their outlook. The players lobbied to keep Joseph according to rumblings around the team, and the Broncos may not have been able to get a coach they considered an upgrade (Jay Gruden, etc) over Joseph.
Running backs coach Eric Studesville, special teams coordinator Brock Olivo, wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert, and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson were fired Monday, Jan. 1.

TM Detroit Lions (DET) Calvin Johnson reiterated on The Players' Tribune Tuesday, Jan. 2, that he is not coming out of retirement.

TM Detroit Lions (DET) Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel will interview for the Detroit Lions' head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 3. Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is scheduled to interview for the position Thursday, Jan. 4.

*** Monday Update *** TM Detroit Lions (DET) The Lions have fired head coach Jim Caldwell after four seasons, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein. Lions general manager Bob Quinn praised Caldwell during his season-ending news conference, but said his goal is winning championships, and he felt Detroit needed "a change in leadership, a new voice." Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks are expected to interview for the Lions' head coaching vacancy.

*** Friday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Green Bay Packers have been denied permission to interview Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for their vacant defensive coordinator position.

*** Friday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) According to ESPN's Jim Trotter, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie rejected the opportunity to interview for the Green Bay Packers vacant general manager position.

*** Friday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton was denied permission to interview for the Green Bay Packers general manager opening, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss, cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr., and safeties coach Darren Perry will be considered for the vacant defensive coordinator position, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley is also expected to draw interest from the Green Bay Packers for their general manager opening. Whaley also interviewed with the Cleveland Browns.

*** Thursday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is a candidate for the Green Bay Packers' offensive coordinator vacancy, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.

TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Packers general manager Ted Thompson will shift to the role of senior advisor to football operations and will no longer be the general manager, according to sources.

*** Monday Update *** TM Green Bay Packers (GB) Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley were fired Monday, Jan. 1.

TM Houston Texans (HOU) The Texans and special teams coordinator Larry Izzo agreed to mutually part ways Tuesday, Jan. 2. The Texans also fired defensive backs coach John Butler, while running backs coach Charles London resigned.

TM Houston Texans (HOU) The Texans "have interest" in Buffalo Bills vice president of player personnel Brian Gaine and New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio for their general manager opening, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

*** Monday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) Punter Shane Lechler wants to return for a 19th season and come back to the Texans. His one-year deal expired at the end of the regular season Sunday, Dec. 31.

*** Monday Update *** TM Houston Texans (HOU) Texans general manager Rick Smith has announced that he is taking an extended leave of absence in order to take care of his wife who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard is scheduled to interview for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching position Friday, Jan. 5, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

*** Wednesday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy will interview for the Indianapolis Colts' open head coaching position. He will not, however, let it interfere with his responsibilities in the playoffs.

TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) The Colts have requested permission to interview Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard for their head coaching position, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Penn State running back Saquon Barkley may be the early target for the Indianapolis Colts with their No. 3 overall draft pick. Owner Jim Irsay hinted that pairing Andrew Luck with a solid running back would make Indianapolis a "special place to be and a special place to play."

*** Monday Update *** TM Indianapolis Colts (IND) Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was fired Sunday, Dec. 31. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks have been requested for an interview by the Indianapolis Colts for their head coaching vacancy.

*** Friday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) Former Chicago Bears offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn was hired by the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Jan. 4, in the same capacity.

*** Monday Update *** TM Miami Dolphins (MIA) Dolphins head coach Adam Gase will be remain with the team in 2018, owner Stephen Ross said Sunday, Dec. 31.

*** Saturday Update *** TM New England Patriots (NE) ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reports the New England Patriots are expecting defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to leave to become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

*** Thursday Update *** TM New York Giants (NYG) Former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville's interview for the New York Giants head coaching position was postponed Thursday, Jan. 4, because of travel issues. The meeting between Studesville and the Giants is expected to be rescheduled for early next week.

TM New York Giants (NYG) Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo will interview for the club's head coaching vacancy. The Giants "will soon request permission" to interview Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for the position, according to beat writer Ralph Vacchiano.

*** Monday Update *** TM New York Giants (NYG) Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels have been sought for permission to interview for the New York Giants' head coaching vacancy.

*** Friday Update *** TM New York Jets (NYJ) Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan said Wednesday, Jan. 3, that he would be willing to move up in the 2018 NFL Draft in order to select a quarterback. "If that was a player we felt strong about, we would have no qualms of potentially trying to go up and get him," Maccagnan said.

*** Saturday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) The Oakland Raiders announced Jon Gruden as their new head coach Saturday, Jan. 6.

*** Friday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther and Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia are expected to join the Oakland Raiders to serve as the defensive coordinator and the special teams coordinator, respectively, under head coach Jon Gruden.

*** Friday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders are giving new head coach Jon Gruden a 10-year contract, the longest coaching deal in NFL history. The deal is likely to be worth about $100 million. The Raiders will reportedly introduce Gruden as their new head coach Tuesday, Jan. 9.

*** Monday Update *** TM Oakland Raiders (OAK) The Oakland Raiders fired head coach Jack Del Rio on Sunday, Dec. 31, after posting a 6-10 record in 2017. ESPN analyst Jon Gruden will be the next head coach of the Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

*** Friday Update *** TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is dealing with a "shattered" pelvis and a "badly bruised left side" from injuries he sustained during a "situation" outside a bar the night of Sunday, Dec. 31. He called it a "non-issue" and said it "won't be addressed further" with his sole focus being on preparing for the team's playoff game in the Divisional round.

TM Pittsburgh Steelers (PIT) Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley had an eventful up New Year's Eve, according to TMZ. Haley and his wife were escorted out of a bar during an NYE scuffle ... with Todd reportedly injuring his hip in the process. The Pittsburgh Police Dept. have confirmed cops were called to the Tequila Cowboy restaurant just after midnight "for a minor scuffle involving Haley's wife."
"The scuffle was quickly ended. Todd Haley was not involved nor injured. Todd and Christine Haley were escorted out. No injuries. No charges."
But the drama continued outside the bar, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport who says Todd was shoved to the ground in a second altercation. The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed Todd was injured but expect him to return to work this week.