Marcus Mariota - QB - Tennessee Titans
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota was praised by retired QB Kurt Warner. 'I thought he exceeded a lot of expectations,' Warner said. 'There were things he did really well and made some great decisions. There's a lot of things he can build off of, a lot to like.'
Huddle Up: Mariota threw for two or more TDs in half of his 12 games and finished his rookie year with 19 scores and 10 interceptions, so there are definitely things to build on heading into Year Two.
Roddy White - WR - Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White was praised by head coach Dan Quinn, and the team is leaning toward keeping White on the team in 2016. 'We are still going through it,' Quinn said Thursday, Feb. 4. 'We're getting there. We are not there yet, but we're getting close.'
Huddle Up: Of course, it's likely to hinge on $$$ as the 34-year-old wideout is due to count $6.14 million against the cap next season after catching a nine-year low 43 passes for 506 yards and one TD in 2015.
Ryan Tannehill - QB - Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill was sacked 45 times in 2015 and has absorbed 184 over his four-year career, the most in the NFL over that time.
Huddle Up: This makes Tannehill's accomplishments over the past four seasons even more impressive, and you'd have to think the Dolphins' pass protection only is going to get better under new offensive-minded head coach Adam Gase.
Mike Tolbert - RB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert (knee) practiced in full all week and is probable to face the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.
Huddle Up: Tolbert is well-renowned as a fantasy vulture, but surprisingly that so much the case during the regular season as he scored only four -- one rushing and three receptions -- of the team's 59 total TDs.
Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman said he doesn't expect to line up at all against Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders in Super Bowl 50. Norman is expected to cover Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas instead.
Huddle Up: Drawing the main attention of an All-Pro CB is only the latest bad news for Thomas, who has caught only six of his 15 post-season targets for 52 yards and no scores.
Thomas Davis - LB - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (forearm) is expected to start in Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos, according to head coach Ron Rivera. 'Yes, yes I do (expect Davis to start) based on everything I'm seeing from him right now and what the doctors have talked about -- they talk about him every day and we go over everything he's done and what they're seeing. That's been a huge plus.' Rivera said. 'He actually took a shot in the arm yesterday and said 'I'm fine. That felt pretty good.''
Huddle Up: The 32-year-old linebacker already has garnered much admiration after breaking his right arm in the NFC Championship Game, and will be an instant inspiration to his teammates on Sunday. Now the only question is how effective he'll be as a tackler.
Todd Gurley - RB - St. Louis Rams
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley said all is well with his foot Friday, Feb. 5, and he's doing off-season training in Los Angeles.
Huddle Up: The rookie missed the season finale against the 49ers after compiling 1,294 total yards in 13 games, and will be a top-five pick in fantasy drafts next summer.
Allen Hurns - WR - Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (abdomen) is feeling better after surgery to repair a sports hernia he sustained in Week 3. 'It's been two weeks now,' Hurns said. 'The first week was real tough, real sore. It was tough to do anything as far as yawning, sneezing, coughing - all of that. Right now, I'm moving around a lot better.'
Huddle Up: That means Hurns played hurt -- and played well -- last season, finishing with 64 receptions for 1,031 yards and 10 TDs, teaming with fellow second-year wideout Allen Robinson to give the Jags (yes, the Jags) one of the league's best WR tandems.
Peyton Manning - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning knows he likely won't be back with the Broncos if he decides to play in 2016, according to Archie Manning.
Huddle Up: The hope for the Broncos is that Manning rides off into the sunset after the Super Bowl, at which point Denver can turn its attention to re-signing free agent-to-be Brock Osweiler. If, however, Peyton decides to play another season then things get dicey.
Doug Martin - RB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the team but would also play if he is given the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: New coach Dick Koetter has indicated he plans to have Martin at his disposal this season, so one way or another you have to figure the Buccaneers will find a way to keep him around for at least 2016 if not long-term.
Sam Bradford - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson listed finding a 'young quarterback' as one of the steps necessary for team to have success, which could mean QB Sam Bradford is not in the team's plans moving forward.
Huddle Up: Bradford was hand-picked by Pederson's predecessor, Chip Kelly, so don't be surprised if the Eagles move on to a new option at the quarterback position--whether via the draft, trade or free agency.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he is committed to the Eagles despite rumors that there may be dissension between Murray and Philadelphia and despite a tweet by Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant telling Murray to return to the Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Murray was misused in Philly's backfield rotation last year. It remains to be seen what new coach Doug Pederson's plan is, but you would have to think if Murray is on their roster they'll treat him like the high-priced lead back they paid him to be last offseason.
Johnny Manziel - QB - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and himself after forcing her into a car, hitting her and dragging her by her hair. Colleen Crowley, Manziel's ex-girlfriend, also said she believed Manziel may have been on drugs or having a psychotic breakdown at the time of the incident.
Huddle Up: On the bright side, the police have decided not to charge Manziel with anything--other than maybe swirling his once-promising NFL career right down the toilet.
Victor Cruz - WR - New York Giants
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) is dealing with a torn fascia in his calf -- a rare injury. He is still expected to make a full recovery and should avoid any long-term issues.
Huddle Up: We've been waiting for Cruz to fully recover from his injuries for the past two seasons; meanwhile, Odell Beckham Jr has taken over as the Giants' top pass-catcher. So even if Cruz does eventually fully recover, his role in New York is significantly less than what it was prior to his spate of injuries.
DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray could be courted by the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders or Dallas Cowboys if he does not return to the Eagles next season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Those three teams were interested in Murray last offseason before he signed with the Eagles.
Huddle Up: Seattle would seem to be a less-likely destination now after the emergence of rookie Thomas Rawls this past season, and a return to the Cowboys would seem to make the most sense if the financial details can be hammered out.
Alfred Morris - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris will be able to test free agency this offseason, according to team president Bruce Allen. If Morris is not offered a deal to his liking, then the Redskins may entertain re-signing Morris.
Huddle Up: Morris may be the latest former big-name RB to find a lack of open-market suitors considering that his rushing totals and yard-per-carry average have declined steadily in each of his four seasons.
Travis Benjamin - WR - Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin said he could get a deal done with the Browns before March. Furthermore, he spoke with new head coach Hue Jackson, who said he loves Benjamin's skill set and that 2016 will hopefully be a great season for the Browns.
Huddle Up: While Benjamin isn't a No. 1 WR, his 2015 breakout season (68-966-5) and kick-return skills certainly make him a valuable asset for the talent-poor Browns.
Rob Gronkowski - TE - New England Patriots
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) did not require surgery on his knee or back, according to reports.
Huddle Up: Gronk certainly put up healthy numbers in the AFC title game (8-144-1), and don't look now but he's played in 15 regular-season games in back-to-back seasons.
Greg Olsen - TE - Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen has 22 receptions on passes thrown between 15 and 30 yards downfield in 2015 (including playoffs), the most since New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and former New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham each had 21 in 2011.
Huddle Up: Olsen finished with career highs in targets (124) and receiving yards (1,104) and is Cam Newton's go-to- target given the team's WR question marks. Look for Newton to look his way plenty again come Sunday as consistently covering tight ends has been one of the few trouble spots this season for the Denver D.
T.J. Ward - S - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos Ss T.J. Ward (ankle) and Darian Stewart (knee) and OG Louis Vasquez (knee) all practiced Wednesday, Feb. 3, and head coach Gary Kubiak expects all three to play in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers. Ward only slightly favored his ankle while running, and Stewart was running well without limitations.
Huddle Up: Good news for an already-strong Denver defense which had to finish the regular season and the fourth quarter of the AFC title game with its fifth- and sixth-string safeties.
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