Brandon LaFell WR NE 2 Days
LaFell (shoulder/toe) was one of six Patriots' players listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, the team's official site reports.
LaFell has been an injury report regular of late, but the last time he missed a game was back in 2012 and in the absence of any setbacks, he's in no danger of missing the Super Bowl. Look for the wideout to be listed as probable for the contest when the Patriots' final injury report of the season is released next week.
Philip Rivers QB SD 3 Days4 Comments
Rivers declined an invitation to play in this weekend's Pro Bowl because he is still nursing a back injury, the ESPN.com reports.
Meanwhile, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger will also sit out the game as they bounce back from injuries. As a result, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck, Drew Brees and Andy Dalton are the quarterbacks who will participate in Sunday's contest.
Jerod Mayo LB NE 3 Days
Mayo, who tore his patellar tendon in Week 6, indicated that his injury rehab has been going well, the Boston Herald reports.
While Mayo -- who landed on IR with the injury -- indicated he's "right on schedule" in his recovery, the linebacker isn't sure if he will be ready in time for the Patriots' offseason workouts, which begin in April. Prior to suffering his knee injury, Mayo recorded 53 tackles and one sack in six games for the Patriots. Per WEEI.com, Mayo -- who is signed through the end of the 2017 campaign -- is a candidate to have his contract restructured this offseason, given his cap hit of $10.6 million next season.
Julius Peppers DL GB 3 Days
Peppers racked up 44 tackles (29 solo), seven sacks, four forced fumbles, two interceptions, 11 pass deflections, and two touchdowns over 16 games in his first season with the Packers.
Peppers' sack and tackle numbers essentially mimicked what he posted in 2013, but he did a much better job forcing turnovers and knocking down passes. Peppers remains under contract with the Packers, but given that he is 35 years old and is currently due $9.5 million in 2015, his next step is uncertain.
Aldrick Robinson WR BAL 3 Days
The Ravens have signed Robinson to a Reserve/Future contract.
Robinson caught just one pass for six yards in five games for Washington this past season, but the 2011 sixth-rounder could make a run for a spot on the Ravens' 53-man roster in 2015 as a deep threat in the team's wideout corps.
Brandon Bostick TE GB 3 Days
Bostick appeared in 13 games during the 2014 season and caught two passes for three yards and a touchdown.
Bostick entered training camp with a chance to secure a regular role at the tight end position, but his opportunity was dashed by a broken leg, and he spent most of the season as the Packers' third tight end behind Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers. Bostick is under contract for 2015, but he is not guaranteed a spot on the Packers' roster.
Jeff Janis WR GB 3 Days
Janis appeared in three games during his rookie season and caught two passes for 16 yards.
Janis' contributions in his rookie season were minimal, but he spent the entire season on the 53-man roster, so it's clear the Packers like his potential. He figures to get a shot to earn a more prominent role during the offseason.
John Kuhn RB GB 3 Days
Kuhn had 24 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown in 16 games during the 2014 season. He also caught four passes for 23 yards and was named the NFL's All-Pro fullback by the AP.
Kuhn's numbers were hardly eye-popping, but he played well enough in other areas of the game to garner recognition at the end of the season. Kuhn will be a free agent this offseason, and it remains to be seen if he will return to Green Bay.
Matt Flynn QB GB 3 Days
Flynn appeared in seven games during the 2014 season and completed 8-of-16 passes for 66 yards. He did not throw a touchdown pass and was intercepted once.
Flynn served as the Packers' primary backup behind Aaron Rodgers in 2014. He started four games in 2013 while Rodgers was sidelined with a broken collarbone, but most of his action this season came in games where the outcome was decided before he took the field. It remains to be seen if he will retain the backup duties in 2015.
Zac Dysert QB DEN 3 Days
The Broncos signed Dysert to a reserve-future deal, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Dysert, who spent the 2014 season on the Broncos' practice squad, will continue to provide the team with a depth QB option behind Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler.