IRZach Orr LB BAL (8) 1 day ago
Orr (neck) announced he is retiring from the NFL due to a congenital neck/spine condition.
Devastating news for the Ravens, as Orr was one of the best up-and-coming linebackers on the team. Before suffering the neck injury in Week 16, the linebacker had tallied 133 tackles, five pass deflections, three interceptions, and one forced fumble on the season. His sudden retirement leaves the Ravens with a massive hole in their linebacking corp that may look to fill through either the draft or free agency this offseason. In three season in the league, Orr recorded 163 tackles, one sack, six pass deflections, three interceptions, and one forced fumble through 46 games.
QGeronimo Allison WR GB (4) 1 day ago
Head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning that Allison (hamstring) will be given every chance to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Allison's injured hamstring has prevented him from practicing this week, but a report was released Thursday indicated he is expected to play Sunday, and McCarthy's comments Friday morning keep the door open for that to occur. Allison's availability for Sunday's games figures to ultimately depend on whether or not he is able to get some practice time in Friday and/or Saturday.
IRMarcus Mariota QB TEN (13) 1 day ago
Mariota's (lower leg) recovery from surgery on his broken right fibula is going well, and he should be able to participate in organized team activities in mid-May or early June, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.
Mariota underwent surgery three weeks ago to repair the leg fracture he suffered during Week 16 against the Jaguars. Although that procedure saw a metal plate inserted into his right leg and requires Mariota to keep weight off the leg for eight weeks, he's now edging closer to the next phase of his recovery. In anticipation of that, Mariota had a checkup Wednesday that produced positive feedback, which bodes well for him returning to the field in the late spring or early summer.
QDavante Adams WR GB (4) 1 day ago
Head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning that Adams (ankle) will be given every chance to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
Adams has not practiced this week, but it was reported Thursday that he is expected to play Sunday, and McCarthy's comments Friday morning reiterate that belief. Adams' participation, or lack thereof, in practice Friday and Saturday figures to ultimately determine his availability for Sunday's contest..
QJordy Nelson WR GB (4) 1 day ago
Nelson (ribs) will not practice Friday due to an illness, but the ailment is not expected to threaten his availability for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Falcons, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
While the illness should not be an issue come Sunday, Nelson's broken ribs still could be if they are still causing him pain come game day. However, Nelson was able to practice the last couple days, and head coach Mike McCarthy said Nelson did more Thursday than anticipated, so there is reason to believe he could return to action Sunday after sitting out last week's victory over the Cowboys.
IRJamaal Jones WR SD (11) 2 days ago
Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on Thursday.
Jones was with the Chargers last offseason but was eventually released near the end of the preseason. He'll look to earn a role as a depth receiver and special teams player in 2017.
Mason Crosby K GB (4) 2 days ago
Crosby (illness) practiced in full Thursday.
Absent from Wednesday's session due to an illness, Crosby's unhinged return one day later clears up any question regarding his availability for Sunday's NFC championship game at Atlanta. While he's been offered more than one field-goal attempt on four occasions during the Packers' four-game winning streak, he's attempted at least three PATs in each outing during that stretch.
QGeronimo Allison WR GB (4) 2 days ago
Allison (hamstring) was unable to practice Thursday.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Allison was seen in pads during the portion of practice open to the media, but ultimately he didn't take part in any drills. His avoidance of practice to date would be worrisome under most scenarios, but he said Wednesday that his absence was for "precautionary reasons." Allison may not have to practice at all this week in order to suit up for Sunday's NFC championship game in Atlanta, the latter of which is expected to take place, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
QDavante Adams WR GB (4) 2 days ago
Adams (ankle) was a non-participant in practice Thursday.
Adams upheld his standard from Wednesday, instead focusing his efforts on rehabilitating his balky ankle. After Thursday's session, the wide receiver told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com that this particular sprain doesn't approach the severity of the one that afflicted him throughout the 2015 season. No matter, Adams will have to show his ankle can handle the rigors of his position, which could come down to a game-time decision. On a positive note, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relayed Thursday that both Adams and Geronimo Allison (hamstring) are expected to play Sunday in Atlanta, meaning Adams will have a few more opportunities to prove his health.
Jeff Janis WR GB (4) 2 days ago
Janis (quadriceps) was a full participant in Thursday's practice session.
Janis was limited in practice Wednesday but he appears to be healthy now and is expected to play without limitation in Sunday's NFC championship game against Atlanta.