SUSMartavis Bryant WR PIT (8) 37 minutes ago
Bryant (suspension) applied for reinstatement Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.
Bryant, who is suspended for the entirety of the 2016-17 season, is hoping to return to the Steelers next season. Should his reinstatement be granted, he'll likely compete for a spot behind Antonio Brown on the depth chart before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018. Look for more updates on his status to come throughout the offseason.
OUTJordy Nelson WR GB (4) 2 hours ago
Nelson (ribs) has a small chance to play in Sunday's NFC championship game against the Falcons, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports.
Nelson has participated in regeneration workouts but hasn't practiced with the team since fracturing his ribs in the Packers' wild-card win over the Giants. Only missing one week would be surprising given the injury Nelson sustained, but the team claims he's made significant progress and, if he can handle the pain, he'll likely give it a go Sunday. Expect updates on his practice status later this week. Any participation would be a positive sign for the star receiver.
OUTLadarius Green TE PIT (8) 3 hours ago
Green is still in the NFL's concussion protocol, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Green has been out since mid-December with a concussion, making his status for Sunday's AFC Championship game in New England very cloudy. If Green is unable to pass the league's concussion protocol before then, Jesse James should yet again see a majority of the Steelers' tight end targets, as he recorded five catches for 83 yards against the Chiefs in the divisional round.
QJames Harrison LB PIT (8) 3 hours ago
Harrison suffered a shoulder/triceps injury and may be limited in practice, Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer-Reporter reports.
Harrison didn't appear to be limited at all in Sunday's win over Kansas City. It's unlikely that he'll miss any game action when Pittsburgh faces New England on Sunday, but it's expected that he'll be limited in practice early in the week so he can rest and recover for the game.
IRAaron Williams DB BUF (10) 5 hours ago
Williams, who's lost much of the last two seasons due to scary next injuries, may be leaning towards continuing his pro career, BuffaloBills.com reports. "He's leaning toward coming back," Williams' father said in a phone interview with the Associated Press. "We'll take it slow and go from there."
Doctors have cleared Williams to play again. The Bills have all kinds of issues with their defense, including a new coaching staff coming in, but a healthy Williams would go a long way toward solidifying the secondary, as the team never found a suitable replacement once Williams went down for the season in Week 7.
Justin Houston LB KC (5) 8 hours ago
Houston capped off his 2016 season Sunday with six tackles (five solo) in a divisional-round loss to the Steelers.
Houston missed the team's final two regular-season games due to injury, but was deemed healthy enough to give it a go in the team's first playoff game. While he did record six tackles, the 28-year-old pass rusher was unable to get to Ben Roethlisberger in the contest and finishes his injury-shortened 2016 campaign with just four sacks over six games (including the playoffs). He remains under contract with the Chiefs for another four years, but has played just 16 games combined in the last two seasons. The Georgia product may be a somewhat risky proposition in terms of health, but his injury history could make him a high-value IDP option in 2017 if he can play the entire season.
Justin Forsett RB DEN (11) 18 hours ago
Forsett will consider retirement in the offseason, Mile High Sports reports.
Forsett spent the 2016 campaign with three different organizations, beginning with the Ravens, then the Lions and finally the Broncos. While his age is becoming a red-flag, Forsett still looked to have something left in Denver and could make for a quality veteran addition to a team lacking depth at running back, should he choose to return for a 10th season.
Tharold Simon DB ARI (9) 18 hours ago
Simon signed a futures contract with the Redskins on Monday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Simon began the 2016 season as a member of the Seahawks, but was waived prior to Week 2 only to be claimed by the Cardinals shortly thereafter. However, he ultimately finished out the season in Arizona having logged just six tackles across 76 snaps on defense and will now set his aims to fight for a reserve role in Washington during the offseason.
IRBrian Winters NYJ (11) 18 hours ago
Winters signed a four-year contract extension with the Jets on Monday.
Winters had become a dependable lineman for the Jets before landing on IR in Week 15. The Jets' third-round selection in 2016, Winters should return in full next season and is now set to remain in New York through 2020.
Rod Smith RB DAL (7) 18 hours ago
Smith signed a futures contract with the Cowboys on Monday, ESPN reports.
Smith converted to a fullback role ahead of the 2016 campaign but never made it through the entire season in Dallas. He appears set to square off with Keith Smith for what will likely be one roster spot in the offseason.