NFL Recent Player News
|1/18/2017||Davante Adams, GB, WR|
|Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Adams may not practice until Saturday because of an ankle injury, the latest question for a receiving group that may also be without Jordy Nelson for the NFC championship game.
Analysis: Adams got hurt in the 34-31 win last week over the Dallas Cowboys. The third-year wideout had a breakout regular season with 75 catches for 997 yards and 12 touchdowns. McCarthy said that Adams would focus on rehab during practice on Wednesday, as would Nelson.
|1/18/2017||Chris Hogan, NE, WR|
|Hogan says he will play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game despite dealing with a thigh injury.
Analysis: Hogan exited last week's win over Houston in the divisional round in the third quarter, but said the injury wasn't serious. He recorded 95 yards on four catches prior to departing, and led New England wideouts with an average of 17.9 yards per reception during the regular season.
|1/17/2017||Jordy Nelson, GB, WR|
|Nelson has only a small chance of returning for the NFC championship game, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.
Analysis: Green Bay's top receiver is still dealing with cracked ribs he sustained in the team's opening-round win over the Giants on Jan. 8, causing him to sit out Sunday's 34-31 victory at Dallas in the divisional round. Aaron Rodgers still threw for 356 yards without Nelson available, with tight end Jared Cook, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams all stepping up to help fill the void.
|1/16/2017||Julio Jones, Atl, WR|
|Jones (toe) participated in Wednesday's walkthrough but did not practice.
Analysis: The All-Pro receiver remains on track to play in Sunday's NFC Championship, as the Falcons are simply monitoring his reps. Jones also sat out portions of last week's playoff win over Seattle, but still managed six catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.
|1/15/2017||Aaron Ripkowski, GB, RB|
|Aaron Ripkowski ran for 24 yards on four carries Sunday in the Green Bay Packers' 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys.|
|1/15/2017||Geronimo Allison, GB, WR|
|Geronimo Allison had three receptions for 46 yards Sunday in the Green Bay Packers' 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys.|
|1/15/2017||Richard Rodgers, GB, TE|
|Richard Rodgers had one reception for 34 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Green Bay Packers' 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys.|
|1/15/2017||Dez Bryant, Dal, WR|
|Dez Bryant had nine receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Dallas Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Analysis: Bryant's TD was the first in the playoffs for the star receiver.
|1/15/2017||Cole Beasley, Dal, WR|
|Cole Beasley had four receptions for 45 yards Sunday in the Dallas Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.|
|1/15/2017||Terrance Williams, Dal, WR|
|Terrance Williams had four receptions for 68 yards Sunday in the Dallas Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.|
|1/15/2017||Jason Witten, Dal, TE|
|Jason Witten had six receptions for 59 yards and one touchdown Sunday in the Dallas Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Analysis: Witten's touchdown was the first in the playoffs in his 14-year career.
|1/15/2017||Ezekiel Elliott, Dal, RB|
|Ezekiel Elliott ran for 125 yards on 22 carries Sunday in the Dallas Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Analysis: Elliott had an outstanding playoff debut to complete a sensational rookie season and heads into 2017 as one of the top overall fantasy draft picks.
|1/15/2017||Dan Bailey, Dal, K|
|Dan Bailey converted three of three field-goal attempts Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers 34-31. He made kicks of 50, 33 and 52 yards. Bailey tacked on two PATs.|
|1/15/2017||Dak Prescott, Dal, QB|
|Dak Prescott was 24 of 38 for 302 yards and threw three touchdown passes Sunday in the Dallas Cowboys' 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He threw one interception, didn't fumble and was sacked two times. Prescott added 13 rushing yards on two carries.
Analysis: The fourth-round pick, who was supposed to be the No. 3 quarterback before injuries changed everything, got Dallas' rally going with a 40-yard touchdown toss in the first half to Dez Bryant, the first playoff TD for the star receiver. He set the stage for the first tying score on a 6-yarder to Jason Witten, then the rookie signal-called bullied his way over the goal line for the 2-point conversion
|1/15/2017||Ladarius Green, Pit, TE|
|The Steelers are without Green on Sunday versus Kansas City.
Analysis: Troubled all season by various injuries (ankle, knee) and maladies (headaches), he's on the inactive list while he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.
|1/15/2017||Justin Houston, KC, LB|
|Houston is active for the first time since a loss to Tennessee on Dec. 18.
Analysis: The star linebacker has been dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired left knee.
|1/15/2017||Morgan Burnett, GB, S|
|Burnett will not return to Sunday's NFC Divisional Round playoff game at Dallas after sustaining a quad injury in the first quarter.
Analysis: Burnett, who led Green Bay with 91 tackles during the regular season, was hurt after colliding with teammate LaDarius Gunter while defending a pass on the game's opening drive. He's been replaced by undrafted rookie Kentrell Brice.
|1/15/2017||Adrian Clayborn, Atl, DE|
|Clayborn has officially been placed on injured reserve after he tore his biceps in last week's NFC divisional playoff game.
Analysis: The injury leaves Atlanta without one of its top pass rushers for the remainder of the postseason. Clayborn finished second on the team with 4.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries during the regular season despite missing three games with a knee injury.
|1/15/2017||Tyron Smith, Dal, T|
|Smith (knee) is active for Sunday's NFC Divisional Playoff against Green Bay.
Analysis: The All-Pro left tackle was fully expected to play despite being listed questionable on the final injury report and sitting out Dallas' meaningless regular-season finale at Philadelphia.
|1/15/2017||Morris Claiborne, Dal, CB|
|The Cowboys will have Claiborne back for Sunday's clash with Green Bay in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
Analysis: It'll be Claiborne's first appearance since Oct. 30, having missed the team's final nine regular-season games with a significant groin injury. The former first-round pick's return ensures Dallas' secondary will be at full strength for a tough matchup against the red-hot Aaron Rodgers.
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